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Wednesday, 12 December 2012

A Vintage Christmas Challenge at Fab'n'Funky Challenges

Hello Blogfriends

Well I made it today - better late than never as they say.  I've been back from my hollies in Florida since Monday - getting over lovely gastroenteritis / gastric flu / norovirus - whatever you want to call it - it deserves at least 3 names because its 3 times as bad as anything I've had in a long time!!  Never mind I'm over the worst of it now and I've just been lazing around making a few cards and colouring.  Just as well I've found this little bit of time because I had coloured some images ready for when I got back to make up into cards and now I've lost them because I had a big tidy up before I went away - that'll teach me to be to tidy -I won't be doing that again lol.  

Anyway onto today's challenge over at Fab'n'Funky Challenges
Our hostess today is our lovely Anne-Marie who has chosen the theme 

A Vintage Christmas 

We are lucky enough to have two sponsors this week 

who are giving a voucher to spend in their store


Floppy Lattes Digital Designs ::All Digital All The Time

Who are giving a voucher for $10 for their store 
or for $12 if the winner uses a Floppy Latte image

We got some lovely images from Floppy Latte that were just perfect for our Vintage theme

I chose to use Holly Ribbons - which is the gorgeous vintage Holly Garland on this card

Vintage cards are a particular favourite of mine  but for me they need to be "properly vintage" and its a fine balance! To me vintage is about more than just the image.  Its the colours the design and just the right amount of embellies - and that's what gave me such problems with this cards, I just couldn't get the embellies right.  I had finished the card last night but wasn't happy with the look and to be honest there's still something missing for me, but that's the balance I suppose and I didn't want to overload it.

This is what I did.....

Holly Ribbons from Floppy Latte
Happy New Year from Liastamps at Whimsy stamps
Both coloured with Copics and prismacolor pencils
Paper - My Minds Eye Teresa Collins christmas Cottage
Die cuts - Picket fence and Tab 3 die from Whimsy stamps
Stamp - Vintage birthday tabs from Whimsy stamps
Holly berries - glossed with glossy accents
Ribbons and "Merry Christmas" tag - from my stash

Go on over to Fab'n'Funky to see the lovely vintage inspired cards that the DT have made -I'm sure you'll be inspired

I'm entering this card into the following challenges

Anything goes challenge - traditional christmas colours
Deep Ocean Challenge - So this is Christmas
Forever friends- Christmas
Songbird challenge - here it is merry christmas
Christmas card challenge - die cuts
Joanna Sheen Challenge - with love at christmas


Caroline said...

Gorgeous card the image is adorable and I love the layout. Caroline xxx

Sue said...

This is a beautiful vintage card Judith. I love the images and colours. I'd say you got the balance just right!
Hugs Sue

Pat said...

Oh so sorry you have not been well Judith but glad that you are feeling a little better. Your card is beautiful, lovely image and colours and great embellies. Take care

Pat xx

Unknown said...

wow what a fabulous creation...thanks for sharing it with us at FF this week good luck in the draw a worthy entry hugs sassyx DT

Doreen said...

This is beautiful,love the image and fab

Unknown said...

What a lovely card Judith , beautifully coloured too well done .

Thank you so much for joining us for “MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYONE ” challenge at
The Songbird Challenge , Merry Christmas from me and GOOD LUCK .
Hugs Elaine

Diane Louise J said...

You've made a beautiful vintage card Judith, the image is so cute... thanks for joining the Forever Friends 'Christmas Card' Challenge. Good luck in the draw and hope you will join us for our next challenge. Merry Christmas, Hugs Diane x

RiNNE said...

Very pretty! Thanks for joining in on the fun this week at CCC!

Creations by Shirl said...

Pretty card! Thanks for joining us at Forever Friends Challenge.

pat said...

sweet card! love your coloring thanks for playing along with us over at CCC.


Teresa said...

Absolutely beautiful card, Thanks for playing along at the Joanna Sheen With love at Christmas challenge and A Merry Christmas to you. Hugs Teresa xx

Moshie said...

Beautiful card! The image is darling. Thank you for joining us at FF this challenge. Hope to see you often! hugs, Moshie

Jacqui P said...

Oh I just love this card! sp pretty and I love the vintage feel!
Thank you so much for joining the fun this time over at songbird challenge!
Jacqui P x