Saturday 6 October 2012

A Merry Christmas - Vintage Style

Hello friends
Today I'm sharing a more unusual card with you. 
Last year I was approached by a company to produce a series of cards using some vintage postcards/pictures.  The plan was that they may want to produce them on a bigger scale.
Unfortunately that wasn't to be, the poor company, like so many others 
has suffered in this economic climate.
It does mean however that I can share with you some of the cards. 
Here is the Layered Poinsettia again! 
For the picture frame I used Lattice Rectangles and Classic Rectangles.
The background paper is Graphic 45 - Christmas Emporium,
I stamped the base section with a music stamp and added my elements.
Today on the 'to do list' - the garden, craft, shopping and I have a horrible feeling that 
ironing pile is creeping up again - oh to have little ironing fairies that visit while I sleep...! 
Have a brilliant weekend friends - what are you up to?


Jenny L said...

Hi Christine,
wonderful card so love the vintage image. I found a very old Christmas card at my Mums once. I must try and coy it and use it as it's so pretty.
Have a wonderful crafty day.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Christine, A beautiful card, I love anything vintage so this really 'sings' to me. I have this Graphic 45 paper pad and I love how you have stamped the music at the bottom, very effective. I'm loving the 'Santa' too, and of course it goes without saying, the poinsettia is tremendous.
I hope to get some crafting in today, alongside some ironing (most of it already done), some food shopping, I've already done the garden, but have just been out to pick up some leaves from my front garden, it's all nice and 'leaf free' for a little while, I think you can gather that I have a 'leaf phobia', I hate them ha ha.
Have a good weekend.
Lots of love from Patricia xx
PS Are you at Kettering next week?

Maggie said...

A lovely vintage christmas card love the postcard image too, if you find an ironing fairy will you share her with me.......pleeeese lol


Sue Yorkshire said...

Morning Christine, beautiful card . I am not normally a fan of vintage but this is lovely

Hoping to get our into the garden today as its supposed to be a lovely day, patricia my neighbours tree sheds loads of leaves at the back and the front but mainly at my side and it drives me nuts!

I have been waiting for the ironing fairy for years, think she has gone AWOL along with the cleaning fairy!


Lucycat said...

Hi Christine.
This is a real vintage looking Christmas,I love it.
This weekend decorating,oh dear,but nice when its done.
Have a nice weekend everyone. x.

Linda said...

Love the card Christine. Vintage is my husbands favourite style of card so this might be just for him. Today is crafting all the way to get away from football. Mind you I also have some ironing to do, but I am the odd housewife that loves the task, order out of ask that chaos. Love Linda

Elizabeth said...

Morning Christine, the card is beautiful and although vintage is not my usual style I am getting a feeling for it now. Yes a shame about the company, unfortunately like so many others.
This weekend I will be catching up on ironing after my holiday and if you do manage to get those fairies to do your ironing please put them in touch with me...hehehe.
Of course I will be crafting too.
Enjoy your weekend.
Elizabeth x

Craftin Suzie (Susan Wykes) said...

Gorgeous vintage card Christine! Its my DH's birthday today so a nice relaxing day!! x

Anonymous said...

Hi Christine. What a shame about that Company. Lovely vintage picture. So love the poinsettia.

Back to making my Christmas cards today. I love it.

Bea said...

hi Christine - love that poinsettia - the card certainly has a vintage christmas feel. I have a list to do so shouls be up and doing but procrastinating as always!!

Carole Z said...

Hi Christine, love the Vintage Christmas, what a shame about the Company :( -have a lovely Saturday, Carole Z X

nattyboots said...

Hi Christine
A lovely card Christine ,such a shame it didnt take off for the company.

Im taking things easy today [back problems ouch ] i must say i would love to be able to clear the garden of leaves at this moment in time .

take care
Elaine h X

Redanne said...

Hi Christine, your card is stunning and that postcard is so beautiful, what a shame about the company though. Love the poinsettia, I will be getting mine out this weekend to continue with my marathon Christmas card making (some for Charity) as time is marching on.......ironing is done, thank goodness! Crafty hugs, Anne x

EmmaT said...

Morning Christine, a lovely vintage card, i think these postcards would have taken off, so its a shame the company went.
Today im over my brothers babysitting my 6mnth of niece,3 dogs & 2 cats!

hazel young said...

Morning Christine loving the vintage Christmas look of this card, its stunning xx hazel

Ita said...

Morning christine stunning card I just love the vintage look.Enjoy the weekend,I also have a ironing mountin,plus a washing back up as our washing machine packed in on Wed., so wet soapy cloths etc., new one I hope will arrive monday ???

lydia jordan said...

Hi Christine,
Very nice vintage card I have an old Christmas cd rom which is all old vintage pictures must get it a
out again this year, not used it for a few years.
Not doing very much this weekend I have a trapped nerve in my hip, very painful.
As for ironing I HATE IT.


SusanP, Kent said...

Hi Christine,
Lovely card, great inspiration for me to start Christmas cards.
BTW, I have an 'ironing fairy' in the shape of my hubby - he's really good at it!

Rita said...

What a beautiful card Christine. I just love vintage. Hugs Rita xx

Anonymous said...

Love this vintage card Christine.
Val C

Planetsusie said...

I love vintage Christmas cards Christine - there is just something extra special about them. I noticed the music print but thought it was already on the paper - this has really enhanced it beautifully. Great card.

Hugs to you Sue Pxxx

We were gardening yesterday - not quite finished because we ran out of soil and bulbs!!!! So we need to go shopping! As for the ironing fairies - if you find any, please mention my name after they have finished yours of course.

Anonymous said...

Hi Christine, Super card,love vintage and esp. the paper by G45. Poinsettia just finishes the card. Sad when companies go under,even when they are onto a good thing.
Well, I was wrong about the weather yesterday, it has been lovely and sunny here although a little chilly. It rained so much yesterday gave gardening a miss and went on a crafty shopping mission instead as i did most of the housework yesterday.
I'm very lucky, I HAVE an ironing fairy,in the form of a very special friend ( one of those rare spiecies of female who justs loves ironing)and she gets upset if I dont leave it for her too!
Enjoy the rest of the weekend. C B W Carolyn x

Unknown said...

Hi Christine, Well my comment is very late today, been busy busy busy. I agree with every one that the card is lovely but I have a reservation about Santa to me he seem scary, I feel the same with most of the vintage look Santas.

Oh well you can't please everyone. Maybe better if I went to bed.


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