Wednesday, 1 December 2010

challenge card

This card is for 2 challenges, CES challenges and Wild Orchid Challenges, who both have the theme 'vintage christmas' or 'old fashioned/victorian christmas'

I recalled that I had downloaded a lovely santa image from HERE along with some fab tickets and some beautiful papers too, I used one of these papers before on this card.

The scalloped strip across the card isn't a freebie, I stamped a piece of cream cardstock, stamped it with a snowflake stamp, coloured in parts of the pattern with a gold gel pen and used my eyelet border punch from SU to pretty up the edges.

The flower is handmade too, I stamped out the 'love' text onto a piece of paper, used my 5 petal SU punch and punched out 2 flowers, sponged the edges (to hopefully make them look vintage!) then thread some beads onto a piece of nylon thread for the centre of the flower, then attached them all together with a brad, and glued some leaves underneath.

thanks for stopping by today, wrap up warm if you have to go out in the snow!


  1. Beautifully vintage! That Santa is amazing! Warmest wishes, Lesley

  2. Such a beautiful card Jo, gorgeous image and embellies.
    Thanks for joining us at CES Challenge & good luck.
    Hugs Emma x

  3. Hi hun fabulous card its gorgeous love the santie. You've done a fab job with Emma's blogs hun they are looking fabulous.
    Thank you for joining us at CES Challenges this week, hope to see you again, good luck.

    Hugs Vicky xx

  4. This is lovely and the flower looks perfect. Thanks for joining us for the CES Challenge!

  5. Stunning the vintagness... xx

  6. Lovely christmascard. Thanks for playing with us a WOC ♥

  7. Oooh, vintagey. Me likey, me likey alot. xxx