Monday, 22 July 2013

Another Christmas Card

Good morning to you all! Hope you had a lovely weekend - don't they just fly by!  We went for a lovely walk on Friday afternoon along the seashore, splashing in the sea as we walked along! Invited my sister around for a BBQ on Saturday but first we all went down to the beach with her dogs and had a walk again.  Yesterday was cooler so managed to get some crafting done!

Today sees the start of a new challenge at Lexi's Creations and the theme this fortnight is Christmas in July.  Now I am a last minute panic kind of girl where Christmas cards are concerned so it does feel a bit weird for me to be doing so many festive cards and projects this month! Here is my card:


Slightly wishy washy picture I think!  I decided to go for a vintage type look not sure if I succeeded or not!  The picture is on my file in my pc and it is before I started putting where I got them from so I really apologise for not knowing - I do like to give credit.  I have used Spellbinders die for the mat and the snowflake.  The card was cut using a Go Create XXL die.  The paper is Pion - I finally used a piece of it (I have had it ages and never could bring myself to cut into them).  I used two rubber stamps and gold embossing powder - the music sheet is a LOTV acrylic stamp unfortunately it is starting to perish and is in about three or four pieces but I managed to use it!  The sentiment is Tickled Pink stamps.  Ribbon from The Ribbon Girl, another thing I have difficulty using - far too pretty to cut!! I have used Frantage around the card and on the snowflake and all over my craft room too - it sure blows all over the place even heating it from below.

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I will come back later and see about some challenges.  Thank you so much for visiting and a big hello to my latest followers! Take care, Susan x

29 comments:

aussie aNNie said...

Lovely vintage Christmas card, I do so love the image and surrounding beauties...no it is not wishi-washi, it's gorgeous.xx

May said...

Gorgeous vintage card Susan, Love the image & soft colours & beautiful embossing... Have a great day.. Hugs May x x x

Chris x said...

gorgeous card Susan very elegant, sounds like you had a great weekend.
Chris x

Kelly Lloyd said...

Your card is really stunning Susan
Hugs Kelly

cuilliesocks said...

Lovely vintage card Susan, gorgeous image and I love your background. Your bow is beautiful, love the sparkle through it, Kate x

Elena said...

It's fantastic! So cute.

Ira Huberts said...

A beautifully shaped and truly wonderful vintage Christmas card Susan, love this! Hugs, Ira xox
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coops said...

wow so stunning susan.gorgeous vintage image and I love all your pretty details and fabulous creamy colours :D

xx coops xx

Sue - bearhouse said...

This is gorgeous Susan, I love the vintage image. Such beautiful papers and ribbon, I can see why it was so hard to cut into!
hugs Sue xx

julie_woolston said...

Oh Susan this is absolutely beautiful, lovely vintage look, lovely elements too.

Hugs Julie xxx

Jo said...

Gorgeous card Susan....think I need to get me some of that frantage!
Hugs Jo x

Doreen said...

This is gorgeous,love the image and fab details.xxx

scrappymo! said...

Gorgeous! ove the shape of your card and all the fabulous vintage details. You did a wonderful job on this delicate, gorgeous creation!

Craftychris said...

What a fab weekend you had! This card is beautiful! Really soft and the image is gorgeous xx

Debs said...

This is so gorgeous Susan - beautiful shape and beautiful details.
The walk along the beach sounds fabulous :o)
Debs xx

sue w. said...

Gorgeous card Susan, love the sweet imag and the shape is super. Fabulous glittery ribbon.
Hugs Sue W.

Chrissy said...

So beautiful Susan,love the beautiful image and the papers and ribbon are gorgeous,love the soft colours,and the fabulous card shape..[cant wait to walk along the beach...6 weeks to go,and maybe it will be warm enough]

luv CHRISSYxx

Vicky said...

Gorgeous hun...:o)

biggest of hugs Vicky xx

Pop's Cards said...

Gorgeous creation sweetie, hugs Pops x

Jacqui's little piece of England said...

Lovely card Susan xx

rachel said...

Gorgeous card suzie. Absolutely wonderful x

Patricia said...

Wow! what a beautiful card, I love the image and great layout
Hugs

Patricia xxx

Viv's Visuals said...

Stunning beautiful card. xx

cotnob said...

This is a gorgeous Christmas card Susan, lovely vintage image and elegant design.
Pauline
x

chrissy xx said...

Oh My! A GOrgeous Christmas card Susan...LOve your shape and colours.
Chrissyxx
I'll have to get going lol..bit slow here this year lol x

Deborah said...

Beautiful card Susan. Pleased you had a good weekend.

Deborah A

Pat K said...

Gorgeous vintage card Susan. Sweet image and I love the beautiful bow. I chuckled when I read about the frantage as that happened to me too!
Enjoy your day. hugs, Pat K x

Sassy Raggedy said...

Ohhhh, not wishy washy at all...I love this beautiful vintage card. Just lovely...Hugz, joann

Glenda Atkins said...

Gorgeous vintage card, love, love it! The bow is wonderful and the musical page in the background adds great interest and enhances the overall effect!
wow!
hugs
Glenda!