Saturday, 11 April 2015

Christmas Card Club - Vintage

Another fortnight has flown by and Rachel of Fisher Cards and Crafts, chose a Vintage theme for our Christmas Card Club. I love making vintage cards so perused my canvas images on hand and found this likely candidate.

This was part of a very old (VOS) canvas sheet of images. I have used a few of them up now...think I have only one more hopefully this qualifies as a snippet! Oh well...if not, I managed to make most of this card from my bits box, so that is a good thing! Now I can go skipping straight over to Pixies Crafty Workshop for this weeks Use Your snippets challenge.

When I think of vintage, I immediately see kraft card, chipboard, a touch a jute twine and some vintage image to bring it all together. This card is no exception.  I decided to try out some of my Maya Road chipboard snowflakes. I think they are NBUS (never before used stash) as I can not remember ever using them before! Funny how you often reach for the tried and true instead of giving the newcomers a tryout! Then time goes by and those newcomers are suddenly old as well! I was going to ink the edges with my chalk ink but then decided they picked up the background greige of the canvas image, so left them as is.

The striped background DP is MME Santa Claus and the dotted border strip is a snippet of the same line. I raided my bits box for the is actually only half a doily, judicially placed to look whole. The kraft corner die flourish, the snippet of a border die, and the kraft snowflake were from dies I had already cut and had on hand. This card managed to use up a few more bits and bobs.

Card base and envelope - 5 1/2 inch square textured card,  from my stash
DP - MME Santa Claus, from my stash
Card Stock - snippet of kraft card, from my stash
Hessian mat - snippet of a  DCWV 6 inch stack, from my stash
Chipboard snowflakes - Maya Road (NBUS)
Dies - Memory Box flourish and Impression Obsession snowflake, from my stash. The border die snippet is Martha Stewart, I think
Bling - red diamonds, from my stash
Doily - dollar store doily, from my stash
Image - Canvas image
Jute twine - from my stash

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

1. Christmas Card Club - Vintage
2. Pixies Crafty Workshop - must use snippets

Friday, 3 April 2015

Plain and Simple

Hope you do not think this card is too plain and simple to be posted.

The image is UPcycled from a thank you card we received from Anna, a family member in England.  I loved that adorable puppy so saved the card front and die cut it once I got home. Yes, you know where it ended the homemade card kit box! It has sat there for a couple of years now...shame on me....

I assemble my card kits in 6x6 clear sleeves. I tossed in the image, a kraft large scalloped circle die, a snippet of jute type cord, and this tag from a package of goodies I won some time ago.

I merely ticked some teensy diamonds onto the flowers on the tag, mounted that on a snippet of unknown  DP from my bits box, and then added the matted puppy image. A snippet of jute cord tied in a bow and this card was finished.

Funny how the angle of the photo makes it look like I tilted the tag...I did not tilt it as I felt the DP dots looked  weird that here it is in the photo looking very tilted indeed!  lol

Another card into the finished cards box and best of all., well under a half hour from start to finish!

I am entering this card in the following challenges:
1. Pixies Crafty Workshop - must use snippets

Wednesday, 1 April 2015

March Rudolph Days Winner

The winner of the March Rudolph Days Challenge is #19 Kath  of Plain and Simple blog . She wins the Dazzling Snowflake Memory Box Die

I used Random Org to chose the winner. Here is a photo of the Random Org winning number choice.

Kath could you please email me at to let me know your mailing address.

Thanks to everyone for playing along this month!