Sunday, July 08, 2012

Jingle Belles Vintage Christmas

When you create does your mood dictate your choice of colours and textures ... or maybe even your style? What do you imagine when you think of vintage?

Today I got to catch up with the challenge at Jingle Belles ... which is to make a vintage Christmas card ... I never have a picture in my head ... I play about with things ... go with what I am feeling ... 
I wanted some music paper in there ... that always says vintage to me ... turned out my music got kinda covered by the other paper choices I made ... I wanted lace, but ended up with pompom trim ... I was going to add holly and berries ... but I made a ribbon rosette and added a white flower ... But glitter ... well at least that got in there and was not covered over ... 


Judging by my work table and the floor ... you'd think I'd made at least 10 cards ... not just one ...
But I'm content with it ... guess that's what matters


Have you started your holiday cards yet? It's kind of hard to get into Christmas mode for me ... but I'm trying ...

Have a lovely Sunday

~ Ros ~


22 comments:

Mona L. Pendleton said...

So pretty Ros! Love the Vintage Christmas paper! That flower is stunning!

Ira Huberts said...

Your choice of papers, colours and elements for this stunningly beautiful card are spot on Ros! Very elegant and classic, love that beautiful ribbon flower, you and elegance go hand in hand! Hugs, Ira x
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Stella said...

Dripping with vintage and I love it. The image of Santa is my fave part of the card; I have a place in my heart for a "vintage Santa". And I love that little red splash you added with the sentiment. You nailed the challenge in a GORGEOUS and fabulous way! Have a great eveing!
XXXXX

Barbara said...

I love that Santa! And somehow he reminds me of Heidi's uncle up in the Alps...

Asia King (aka Joanna K) said...

Gorgeous card Ros! Love the Santa and the ribbon wrap for the flower :0). And the pompom trim looks so cute!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Totally vintage, totally beautiful!

Sasha said...

Hi Ros,
No! I haven't attempted to open any of my Christmas craft stash, yet.
Your card is beautiful, your flower resembles a Christmas rose and the ribbon looks so pretty...gorgeous papers, too x

Lynnda said...

Beautiful Christmas card Ros...Love that bloom!!! and the touch of red...just pops... hugs...xoxo

Chris Powell said...

what a great Christmas card I'll have to start mine.

SmilynStef said...

Love the fun pom pom fringe ... and such a great vintage Santa ... so glad you joined us at jingle belles.

Sylvia said...

Beautiful card, Ros, I love this one the most! Have a wonderful Monday!

Chris said...

Hi Ros, just stopping by to say how delightful your blog is. Thanks so much for sharing. I have recently found your blog and am now following you, and will visit often. Please stop by my blog and perhaps you would like to follow me also. Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Chris
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Heidi said...

Absolutely gorgeous!
Beautiful details:)
Hugs, Heidi:)

Sue Lelli said...

Ros, I just LOVE this card! LOVE the mostly white with the pops of red! LOVE the pom pom trim - reminds me of snow! LOVE LOVE LOVE the white flower with the GORGEOUS green ribbon! And that image is FABULOUS! One of the prettiest Christmas cards ever!

LindaBrun said...

Gorgeous and totally vintage feeling for sure. I love the flower and ribbon rosette. So happy you joined the vintage challenge at jingle belles.

Suzanne C said...

Well for all your trade offs you still ended up with a beautiful vintage christmas card! But I do find things like that happening to me when I create!

Tracy said...

How lovely! You know most people stick to green, gold, and red for Christmas cards, but I find the white and vintage colors more appealing myself. This is just beautiful Ros. Hugs!

Linda R said...

What a lovely card. Love all the wonderful Layers.. And the pom-poms look great.. I have to say I have not made one Christmas card yet.. YIKES..

Hugs~

Mynnette said...

What a gorgeous card! LOVE the flower and the ribbon leaves! Your stitching is amazing and LOVE the doily peeking out! Stunning card! :)

lauren bergold said...

HA!!! of course i *KNEW* you would rock this beyond all belief and you sooooo totally have! every single element is perfectly chosen, considered and placed... everything adds up to not just a completely authentic vintage feeling but a ♥♥♥BEAUTIFUL♥♥♥ finished card... i just cannot imagine changing ANYTHING... this thing really is just about PERFECT, isn't it?! (WOW!) ♥

ps: looooooove having a glimpse into your "process"!!! i'm glad i'm not the only one who meanders along that sort of creative road occasionally... as for how much stuff one gets out, i feel SO "validated"!!! my mess from last night looks as if i could have made a lifesized papier mache giraffe rather than a 6x6 card!!! ♥♥♥

Chris said...

This is just gorgeous. Love the vintage Santa, the background papers, the flower etc. etc. lol

I can empathise with the mess - I'm just the same when making a card.

Jinny Newlin said...

Ever so many delicious textures here, girl! LOVE that pom-pom trim! And your Santa image is gorgeous!

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