Sunday, 23 September 2012

A Vintage Christmas to You

Sunday evening, my friends, and it's been a cloudy, muggy day. Hardly any sun. I suspect autumn is making its grand entrance. The first half of the day was pretty much normal: church followed by lunch with the in-laws. Then we rushed home to end the day in slothful splendour on the couch facing the telly. And just so you know we take this very seriously, dinner was left-over pizza. If you're going to be lazy, you might as well do it properly!

I did have a small industrial interlude, just enough to produce another Christmas card for my stash. Ideas and inspiration came from the following challenges: Waltzing Mouse Sketch Challenge  #116, Crimbo Crackers #24: Vintage, 52 Christmas Card Throwdown Sept Embellishment: Eyelets and  ABC Christmas Challenge: S for Santa.














Here's my card:

The vintage Santa and plaid are by Raspberry Road. And there are 7 eyelets ... can you see them?!
For the focal image I used WMS Vintage Ornament stamp and Spellbinder die.
The sentiment is from the Compliments of the Season by WMS, which I cut with Spellbinders Oval die.
Some cream vintage lace and 3 blings complete the sketch elements. 

The sentiment is from WMS Seasons of Love. A couple more eyelets for the inside and I'm calling it a day.

Supplies:
Papers: Raspberry Road "Christmas Remembered"
Stamps: WMS "Vintage Ornaments", "Compliments of the Season" and "Seasons of Love"
Ink: Memento Rhubarb Stalk; Brilliance Pearlescent Chocolate; Tim Holtz Vintage Photo
Spellbinder Dies: 2010 Heirloom Ornaments S4-283; Classic Ovals LG  S4-110 


So there you have it: my lazy Sunday card. Tomorrow is the start of the last week of September. Where has the month gone, eh? I'm going to crawl into bed and ruminate on that very point, but first I want to thank you for being a sweetie and stopping by my blog. See you again (I hope!) real soon.

Beijinhos!


Blogged to:
Camomile Tea and

26 comments:

  1. Fabulous vintage Christmas card - love the hand stitching!

    ReplyDelete
  2. Wonderful sentiment on the ornament die and I love the stitching!!! Gorgeous lace too!

    ReplyDelete
  3. Asha, this is BEAUTIFUL!!! LOVE the large ornament--and fabulous use of eyelets! Thanks for joining us at 52CCT! :)

    ReplyDelete
  4. Terrific card Asha! I love that paper, the focal ornament is fabulous, the lace trim is gorgeous and you tied those eyelets in for our challenge at 52CCT just perfectly! Thanks so much for playing along again.

    ReplyDelete
  5. A beautiful card and perfect for this week's challenge at 52CCT - thanks for joining in - Jacqueline xx

    ReplyDelete
  6. wow you really captured the vintage feel. I love that die with the sentiment in the middle. I have yet to use my bauble dies!
    Sounds like a perfect Sunday x

    ReplyDelete
  7. OMG love your backs and all over these stunning spellbinder,,,,,woww,woww very well done.

    ReplyDelete
  8. love your Xmas card! Love from Holland.

    ReplyDelete
  9. Asha, I love that stamp and die cut combo! This is so gorgeously vintage. Wonderful paper choices.

    ReplyDelete
  10. Your Christmas card is so beautiful, love the Santa papers and the ornament! We did almost the same as you on Sunday , We did get ourselves up for a long walk then a swim to make up for all the sitting.

    ReplyDelete
  11. What a gorgeous card with a vintage feel. Lazy Sundays are just the best I think! Thanks for joining in at 52 CCT

    Louise xx

    ReplyDelete
  12. This is a beautiful wonderful card. Love the vintage Christmas feeling in it and the papers are just gorgeous...luv anniex

    ReplyDelete
  13. This is beautiful, what a wonderful Christmas vintage card! So happy to see a decorated inside too!
    Thanks so much for sharing your card with us at 52 {C}CT! Ruth x

    ReplyDelete
  14. Gorgeous vintage papers and fabulous stitching! Wonderful!

    ReplyDelete
  15. Asha - Wow that ornament is stunning... I just stared and stared. I love the stitching - how it doesn't go all the way around the sentiment, the perfectly distressed edges, and the flower gems along the edge! And you decorated the inside too?! Beautiful!

    ReplyDelete
  16. Simply beautiful! I love that you used lots of eyelets too! Thanks for joining us this week at 52CCT!

    ReplyDelete
  17. So many pretty patterns on this lovely Christmas card! thanks for playing with the WMS sketch this week!

    ReplyDelete
  18. Great Christmas card! Love the Santa paper. Thanks for joining us at ABC Christmas Challenge. Love, Wilma

    ReplyDelete
  19. Love your vintagey look Asha - and i'm amazed you managed to get all those eyelets on the one card!

    ReplyDelete
  20. Love the vintage feel to the papers and the stitching and sponging on your bauble really makes it pop well done and thanks for playing along with the Mischief Makers this week!

    ReplyDelete
  21. What a wonderful vintage Christmas card! Well done! Thanks for sharing this with us at Waltzingmouse Sketch Challenge! I hope to see more of your cards in our challenges! :)

    ReplyDelete
  22. Awesome papers, Asha! That vintage label looks right at home with them...front and center! Love the 3 little sparkly snowflakes and the lace!

    ReplyDelete
  23. Fab card I was like Hmmmm I don't see a santa and then! Jezzzz slap me with a damp fish! theheheee your PAPER has him on! thehehehee Great card! love it, Thanks for Playing along with us this time at ABC Christmas Challenge this time, Samantha :0)

    ReplyDelete
  24. Gorgeous card - love the vintage feel!
    Thanks for playing at the ABC Christmas Challenge!
    Helen x

    ReplyDelete
  25. So pretty! And I saw you in Papercraft Inspirations too! Thank you for joining in at Crimbo Crackers – hope you can join me again for the next challenge! Crimbo Crackers

    ReplyDelete

"Kind Words can be short and easy to speak but their Echos are truly endless." - Mother Theresa.

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...