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Sunday, 17 November 2013

Shabby chic Christmas at FSC

The weeks are just flying by - and its time for another challenge at Fashionable Stamping and this time Shirley has chosen  Shabby Chic Christmas - so a good excuse to make another Christmas card.  We are again sponsored by Flonzcraft who are offering one lucky random winner a $20 spend in the online store.
Although I make a lot of vintage  I don't always make them 'shabby' - so this was a bit different for me.
I have used a Flonzcraft  Gibson kids stamp for my main image, isn't he so cute!   My blue layer was embossed using a Tim Holtz Snowflake EF, which was then inked with a White Versamark and heat embossed using 'Snowflake' EP, I also embossed the edges of this and the image with it.
My shabby background was stamped with a Stampendous Christmas Greetings, then distressed with Tumbled Glass and Pumice Stone.
Should you need any inspiration them my very talented teamies have some wonderful creations to show so, please pop over here for the details.

I am entering this at:
  A creative Romance - Winter's Blues
  4 Crafty Chicks - Snowflakes
  Crafty Ribbons - Anything Goes with Ribbon
  Divas by Design - Something Snowy
  Artistic Stamper - Christmas
  Addicted to Stamps - Punches and Dies

That's it for now, thanks for visiting and I hope you enjoy the rest of Sunday.

Avril xx


May said...

Gorgeous vintage card... Love the frosty feel & colours... the image is perfect...Love it all... Hugs May x x x

Joan said...

Love your card Avril, great colours and layers and such a pretty image too

Valerie-Jael said...

Beautiful card, looks so soft and pretty. Hugs, Valerie

Sandy said...

Avril your card is wonderful and it looks like you reached into your grandmother's trunk and pulled it out. Of course she used acid free product so nothing would yellow!!! I agree with Valerie - texture but soft texture.

Terry said...

Avril, I love that little boy and he is so cute! The touches of blue and the embossed snowflakes are a wonderful wintery touch! Happy Sunday!

butterfly said...

This is so enchanting, Avril... I love the bluesy colour palette, and delightful colouring on that adorable image, and the distressed layers in the background are yummy - especially those snowflakes!
Alison x

Esther said...

HI Avril - beautiful shabbyness..a really cute little image and gorgeous background papers..Esther xx

Anonymous said...

So delightful and nostalgic and the papers are distressed so gorgeously.

Claire said...

Hi Avril, a really lovely card - the blues are stunning and I love that little chap, he's so cute. Gorgeous effect with the snow too
Claire xx

Alie Hoogenboezem-de Vries said...

What a great winter vintage feel Avril!...Gorgeous

Tamie said...

Simply beautiful creation. I love how you picked the colors and the layout. The snowflake is stunning. Thank you so much for sharing your inspiration with us at 4 Crafty Chicks

Meggymay said...

Beautiful card, the textures and colour tones look fantastic. Its a sweet image as well.

Shirley Chillman said...

I love this card to bits Avril. The colours, the snow effect and of course you could not have made the little boy look any sweeter. Everything is delightful.

Crafty hugs from Shirl x x

Pia S said...

This is one adorable card! Love this vintage design with the sweet image and the sparkly winter scene you've created for it! Well done!!

Brenda Brown said...

Wonderful colours and layers Avril, a beautiful shabby card.
hugs {brenda} x0x

Dots Dabbles said...

Hi Avril. This is beautifully shabby chic! Such a gorgeous image and the scene effects are perfect! I especially love the colours that you have used!!! Such a wintery feel.
Dot x

Christine L said...

Beautiful vintage creation Avril... shabby chic at it's best!

Christine x

Gay Peplow said...

Wonderful shabby card Avril, love all the layers and the vintage image, this is just what Christmas crafting is all about :D I love it :D xx

theresa dickinson said...

love your design and what is used on the card, love your intake of our challenge over on divas by designs x

*Vicki* said...

Really love your gorgeous Vintage design here with the snow effects and dies! :) Such a beautiful creation! Thanks so much for sharing it with us at Addicted to Stamps Challenges! Hope you will join in our next challenge as well! Hugs - *Vicki* - ATS DT

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Such a beautiful card, great layers.

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

Really stunning, love the snowflakes and the textures of the embossing, Thank you for joining in with Divas By Design
Lindsay xx

sparklingblackrose said...

Stunning, love it! Thank you so much for joining us at Crafty Ribbons Challenge, hope to see you enter again soon! Elaine-xxx- p.s I have candy if you would like to pop by and enter :-) http://www.sparklingblackrose-craftmylife.blogspot.co.uk/2013/11/all-crafts-challenge-octnov-midway.html