Saturday, 2 November 2013

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A quick share today before I go out and get wet!
Another Christmas card too - and likely a stamp that the world and his wife have been using since it was released - I bought it a while back and spent yesterday stamping it in different colours to make into cards - only wish I could have got my hands on the Train postcard one at the same time too - but it's as elusive as Santa's reindeer at the mo!! On order and promised so I will just have to be patient.... NOT one of my best traits!

Opted for an aqua blue theme on this one - in a fit of madness about 5 years ago (!!!) I bought a pad of ridiculously expensive 12"x12" K and Co Winter Wonderland papers - as with so many papers they were strokable and viewable but too nice to be usable.......LOL
Last Christmas I made a start into cutting into them and have continued this year...'cos if I don't I'll be selling them as antiques!
Distressed the "vintage" papers, matted onto aqua blue card then layered onto the white base card.
Snowy Postcard stamped with Smokey Grey Versafine ink, edges distressed and coloured the sky with Tumbled Glass DI. Matted onto the same aqua blue.
Script embossing folder used onto Coredinations and sanded and placed behind the stamped image. A stamped word, some glittered die cut snowflakes and a scrap of white organza ribbon.
Once made up I decided to colour the holly leaves and berries in the corner of the stamp which I had originally left - oh and of course HAD to add lots of glittery stuff for snow!

Challenges -
Allsorts - Christmas
Gem of a Challenge - Christmas
C2CU - Vintage Christmas with a mono twist
Crafty Hands - Anything Goes
Scrapping 4 Fun - Christmas/Holiday
Winter Wonderland - Blue/White (and am hoping that my little touch of green for the holly leaves is ok!)
ALBC - Sparkle & Shine
2 Sisters - Christmas - no red or green

Thanks for visiting today - am away out for the afternoon but will be visiting everyone later.  Enjoy your day whatever you're doing.x  


Unknown said...

Viv, this is just beautiful...lovely stamp and scenery coloured to

Scrapping4funChallenges said...

This is a Gorgeous Card, I love the colors and the image are beautiful.
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Gorgeous and beautiful card Viv fabulous colour's and image
Hugs Dianne xx :)

Stamps and Paper said...

Lovely vintage stamp Viv and love the colours you've used


Anonymous said...

Gorgeous vintage xmas card.

Thanks for joining us at Craftyhands Challenge Blog.

Moira DT.

Di said...

Oh wow, stunning Viv! LOVE the colours and such a fabulous card all round.

I was delighted to see your WOW tree card won a challenge (Allsorts I think) - it shows I'm possibly doing the right picks in the Playground each week :) Your gorgeous Penny Black stamp is part of the prize this coming week - thank you again hun! :)

Hugs, Di xx

Sue said...

Stunning card Viv, one of my favourite Christmas stamps and my favourite colour scheme too. Those papers really are gorgeous, I can see why you were reluctant to use them!
Sue xx

brenda said...

Still in enforced c&p mode I'm afraid, but still enjoy taking a look at your latest creation.

Hope you have a good weekend.

B x

Sandra Carey said...

Wow this is stunning Hugs Sandra xx

Netty said...

oooh can understand why everyone wants this stamp Viv, your card is beautiful and love the colours, hugs Annette x

Mrs A. said...

Hi Viv,
Love your 'postcard' card. You were so brave to cut into the pad of paper that's why I on;y purchase digi papers. Maybe not so nice but I never run out!. regarding the stamp I have just bought this and the 'Train' from ebay. Just had a look and another UK seller has the train on offer at buy it now 1 left £8.50 +postage
Hugs Mrs A.

Mrs A. said...

Me again. Otherwise The Stamp Man has the cling version CRR 187 for £8.99 + postage. hugs Mrs A.

McCrafty's Cards said...

Beautiful card Viv, I love this stamp and the colours.
Kevin xx

Doreen said...

This is just gorgeous,love the

Sammy said...

Just gorgeous. Love, love the colour. And I so know what you mean about not cutting into papers... I have a few *cough* like that too, lol. Thanks for playing along with the current CraftyHands challenge. Sammy-x

Sandra Wright. said...

Beautiful and so vintage...I love this christmas scene,it makes a fabulous card.

Thank you for joining us in our very first challenge over at CraftyHands..x

Meggymay said...

Beautiful card Viv, the train stamp is worth waiting for, just been using it.
Yvonne x

Barbara Greenberg said...

Love these soft colors, this card is just beautiful
Thanks for joining us at Scrapping4FunChallenges.
Barbara - DT

Paper Junkie said...

This is a stamp I saw last year but resisted. (Not like me at all). You've made a super card with it. I too have been trying to use "too good to use" stuff. If I don't do it now I'm going to end up leaving it all in my Will! X

Jackie said...

Gorgeous card and a wonderful stamp, which I haven't got! :o)
Jackie xx

catherine said...

This is really gorgeous Viv and thanks for joining our challenge at Allsorts this week
x catherine

downrightcrafty said...

gorgeous blue and white thank you so much for joining us at the Winter Wonderland
Hugs Kate xx

Suze Bain said...

I do love this stamp Viv, a gorgeous card. Xx

Pat said...

A great card Viv. This stamp is lovely if you have lots of cards to make and the colours you've used are beautiful. I don't know if it's the Stampendous train stamp you are talking about, but they do have that one at Chocolate Baroque if that's of any help.

coops said...

so stunning all time fav christmas stamp and your soft colours and sparkle are gorgeous ;D

xx coops xx


Viv, this is wonderful - I absolutely LOVE this stamp and the fab. layout and colours.
Totally gorgeous!

Sylvia xxx

Craftnut said...

Beautiful creation, thanks for joining the allsorts challenge this week Tracy x

Little K Smith said...

Thank you for joining us at Winter Wonderland with this beautiful card, I love the image :)