Wednesday 30 November 2011

Vintage Christmas Greetings

Greetings Everyone - today the new challenge at Divas by Design is anything goes, so pop right over to see what my fabulous teamies have made for your inspiration.

As you can imaging, I haven't made very much in the way of Christmas cards and seeing as I bought a gorgeous MME 12x12 pack in the QVC sale last year, I have just been dying to use it. The designs and colours are stunning (well I think they are), so I have challenged myself to use these papers and vintage images to get a few cards made.

I have used 3 of the DPs with some plain colours, vintage photo distress ink and white acrylic paint. A border punch, a few embellishments and some ribbon and it didn't take too long at all.

I am looking forward to see what you might be entering. Only another two and a half weeks and we break up for the Christmas holidays. I am looking forward to having the break and the time to get back to crafting.

Take care.

luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

Challenges to have fun with -
The Crazy Challenge - Stars or Snowflakes
The Ribbon Reel - Anything Goes
Victorine Stamps - Use ribbon
Gingerloft - Christmas or Winter
Paper Sundaes -Winter Wonderland
Sparkles Forum - Vintage Christmas



Kathyk said...

One fabulous card down ..... now, how many more to go? You do know it's DECEMBER tomorrow, right!?!??!

Good luck with your mission to make loads of fab cards with those beautiful papers - my problem with beautiful papers is that I don't like to be parted from them!!! How sad am I?


Juls said...

this is just stunning!!!! Hugs Juls

Fliss said...

A really beautiful creation Brenda. Another stunning image and i just love the vintage look of your card.
Hugs, Fliss xx

Irene said...

Beautiful card Brenda, such scrummy papers,your still doing better than me I haven't managed to make one Christmas card yet.
Have a good day.
Irene xx

Unknown said...

Hi Brenda, what a gorgeous card - wonderful Christmas colours and image.

The only Christmas cards I've made so far have been for challenges or DT examples - luckily I don't have loads to make and I'm going to simple designs this year. So guess what I'll be doing next week!!!


The Sparkly Fairy said...

Beautiful as always Brenda. I'm the same with my Christmas makings - have made for everyone else but me!

Netty said...

Loving those great papers and its such a pretty card Brenda, x

Lisa Jane said...

Beautiful card - so pretty
Forgot to say thank you - my fab tag arrived .. its now hung in my craft room.. so a little bit of you crafts with me lol
Lisa x

Anonymous said...

Beautiful card Brenda, as always. Really love the vintage feel and the papers are gorgeous ! Sue C x

Gina said...

Ooow! Lush!!(card not you...?!):D XXX

DesignerDiva said...

Lovin your gorgeous traditional Christmas card Brenda
Hope your not working too hard
Hugs Laurie x

Zoechaos said...

How we live by milestones 2.5 weeks to this a month to that! Shame the anticipated event lasts only a fraction of the lead time LOL

That pad is a treasure I have it but not yet looked at it this year thanks for the nudge XOXO Zoe

Vicky said...

Gorgeous Brenda...

big hugs Vicky xx

Berry said...

Beautiful work Brenda! Most of our schools closed around here but I didn't mind, Caleb wouldn't have gone in anyway as he is still sick! Hugs Rebekah xx

Unknown said...

Beautiful vintage card Brenda. I'll make you jealous, most of my cards are made & written!!!!!!!
Love the snowflakes xx

Wendy said...

Absolutely beautiful Brenda, love the vintage look and those papers are gorgeous.
Wendy xx

Meggymay said...

Gorgeous card, the papers are beautiful.
Yvonne x

Joan said...

lovely vintage card Brenda, those papers are just gorgeous

shaz earl said...

Stunning card!

Thank you for joining in the fun with us at Sparkles with our vintage Christmas challenge

Hope you will join us again soon good luck xx

Kathyk said...

Just seen the new Craft Stamper and assume that the two projects from Brenda Brown are yours - they're certainly fabulous enough to be so CONGRATULATIONS

Happy Thursday


Unknown said...

This is gorgeous Brenda, love the vintage style and your beautiful papers.. .. me too quite often buy things and don't use them.. this happens mostly when they are so beautiful he he :)

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Brenda, that's a beautiful card, great image. I love all the snowflakes with the bling.

Anonymous said...

Delightful card! Thanks so much for joining in our Winter Wonderland challenge at Paper Sundaes this week
Hugs Julie P

paige said...

love this beautiful vintage card! Thanks for joining us at Gingerloft!

coldwaters2 said...

Absolutely beautiful card Brenda I can see why you wanted to use those papers they look super so does that image and ribbon, I love it.
Lorraine x

Lynn said...

How lovely and the image is adorable:)
Thanks so much for joining us GingerLoft Challenges:)
Have a very Merry Christmas and see you in the New Year:)
Lynn xxx