Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Not my usual forte...

Greetings fellow bloggers!  I'm back tonight to share another Christmas card with you:
As my blog title suggests, this vintage type of card is not my usual "thang," but I COULD NOT RESIST this beautiful vintage Christmas image!  I took some cues from Lady E (her videos are fantastic, check them out!), and really tried to rough things up and distress the heck outta them!  And LAYERS!  Oh so many different layers!  I've got lace, an old hymnal page, a doily, the matted image, and the sentiment panel...and an arrangement of flowers, leaves, flower stem balls (do they have a proper name??), and bits of super glittery foliage.  I added gold Stickles around the edge of the card as well.  I started off by inking thru a snowflake embossability on the card base, but I pretty much covered all that up, hehe!
Jingle Belles:  All bundled up, AKA, lotsa layers!
12 Months of Christmas Link Up #15:  Optional theme of holiday decorations OR anything goes
Glory of Christmas #79:  Optional Jesus is Born theme OR anything goes
Sparkles Christmas #62:  An old fashioned Christmas
CHNC #271:  Vintage or anything goes
Holly Jolly #67:  L is for Lace
Winter Wonderland:  Use some Lace
Crimbo Crackers #101:  Die cuts (Spellbinders scalloped rectangle, and Blossom Five for the flowers)
Christmas Card Challenges #14:  Anything goes OR optional color scheme
Creative Card Crew #108:  Chicks (animal or human), LOL
Crafting for al Seasons #121:  Add some sparkle
Simon Says Wednesday:  Touchy Feely (texture)
Crafting with Friends #15:  Anything goes
Word Art Wednesday #221:  Anything goes
Fussy and Fancy Friday  #158:  Shabby Fun Bingo (I went on the diagonal:  Vintage or cute, Texture, Frills or Lace, Sparkley Mist...I sprayed my flowers with homemade shimmer spray)
Thanks for stopping by this evening!  Take care and God Bless!


  1. I love making Christmas cards too. It is never too soon for Christmas! Marie this is one gorgeous card and thank you for taking the time to share at Fussy & Fancy. Good luck with the challenge. Judy DT x

  2. So beautiful. Thank you so much for sharing your lovely creation with us at Creative Card Crew.
    Cathy DT Member

  3. YOWZA missus! i think we need to change the title to, "perhaps not previously my forte but i'm totally makin' up for lost time in a really impressive way!!!" lol. ok, it might be a teeny bit long for a blog post title. :) :) :) but it surely does sum up what you've done right here WOW!!! (wow!) looooooooooove it!!! thanks for sharing this in our JINGLE BELLES gallery! ♥♥♥

  4. Christmas card are always so comforting to make for some reason. Marie I like your image and lovely layout and embellishments. Thank you so much for entering our 221st challenge. We are always delighted to see your entries and appreciate your inspirational creativity.
    Carole Robb Bisson
    Word Art Wednesday
    DT Member

  5. This is gorgeous.Thank you so much for joining us at Sparkles Christmas Challenges.
    Hugs Helen P (DT) xx

  6. This is a beautiful vintage card!! Love how it turned out!! Thanks for joining us this week at Christmas Card Challenges.

  7. Wowza, you are rocking' the layers ... love the texture too ... thanks so much for bundling-up with us at jingle belles.

  8. Just Stunning. I love vintage Christmas. Thank you very much for joining our challenge at Winter Wonderland.
    Hugs, Iwona

  9. Stunning - what a wonderful Christmas Card

  10. nice work!! Thanks for joining us at Crafting for all Seasons. Good luck.
    Groetjes van Ine (DT)

  11. Such a stunning card !:)
    Thanks for sharing it at Christmas Card Challenges! :)

  12. Wow!! Beautiful card. Love your design and image. Thank you for joining us at Holly Jolly this week. Judy DT

  13. Thanks for joining us at Christmas Card Challenges this week!
    Monica - CCC DT

  14. Such a beautiful card and great layers. Thank you for joining us at Crafting for All Seasons. Helen DT

  15. You definitely look like a pro at the vintage style - your card and details are stunning!
    Thanks for joining our challenge this week!
    Margo - CCC DT

  16. Hi Marie!
    Your art is stunning, and I have had so much fun looking around your blog. I just became your newest blog follower, and I would be delighted to have you stop by and become a new follower on my blog as well. I hope you wil stop by!

  17. Wow! Marie, this is fabulous! Such a lovely, elegant card!

  18. This is just the cutest card ever and just perfect for our challenge over at Sparkles Christmas Challenge "An Old Fashioned Christmas" good luck and hope to see you again next time Dt Member Sandra H xx

  19. Lovely creation. Thanks for playing along with us at Holly Jolly Christmas Challenges for our lace challenge. Good luck.
    Lynn, Holly Jolly DT

  20. Lovely work. Thank you for joining the challenge at The Glory of Christmas. Hope to see you again next time.
    DT for The Glory of Christmas
    Granmargaret’s cards ‘n’ stuff – My personal Blog!

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  22. Wow, what a beautiful card. Well done. Thank you for sharing with us at The Glory of Christmas - Myrna DT

  23. Gorgeous, Marie. I love this. Thank you for linking up with us at the 12 Months of Christmas blog this month.

  24. Thank you also for joining the challenge at the 12 months of Christmas link up last month. Hope to see you there again this month.

  25. Great card - love the vintage feel and all the details.

    Thanks for joining us at the 12 Months of Christmas Link Up.

    Helen N x



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