Wednesday, November 6, 2013

All Spruced Up

Hi again!  I'm back with another quick post!  I was feeling pretty well this afternoon so I put together a vintage Christmas card to add to my stash.  I used another pre-colored vintage image from my files so I didn't have to sit and color.  All I had to do was design, glue and go!

Here is my card:

My card base and mats are GKD Fresh Asparagus and the patterned papers are from the My Mind's Eye Vintage Christmas 6x6 pad.  The sweet image is Snow Girl with Topiary from The Graphics Fairy.    I added a bit of Shabby White Fran-Tage to the image for some texture.    The sentiment is from Create With TLC.  It was from Paulette's recent Winter Club.  If you have never done one of her Clubs, you are really missing out! You get lots of fabulous digital images, sentiments and papers sent every day right to your mailbox.  Check out the upcoming Club here.  I added lots of pretty embellishments to my collage: a Silver Vintage Metal Corner, Wild Orchid Crafts Ivory Roses and Red Berries and some vintage lace.  A triple-loop seam binding bow, a pearl spray and a metal dove that I also Fran-Taged finished my card.

Here is a close-up of the image:

Thanks for stopping by again!  I made a little progress with my blogging today and I hope to make more later.

I am entering my card in the following challenges:
Allsorts Challenge #231 (Christmas cheer)
A Creative Romance (add metal)
Papertake Weekly (anything goes; optional Christmas)
Fab 'n Funky #192 (traditional Christmas colors)
Crafts and Me Challenge #142 (vintage Christmas)
Live & Love Crafts Challenge #17 (vintage Christmas collage)

Here is the LLC Christmas collage photo inspiration:

Have a great evening and see you soon!


  1. Your vintage card is gorgeous. Love the extra of adding the snow and gold to the image. Your lace and flowers are so elegant.

  2. it's a beautiful vintage, Carla. Love the image and all your added embellies.

  3. Carla you've outdone yourself again. This image is lovely and your presented it in a gorgeous way. I love how you put it all together. Hope you are not doing too much.

  4. Carla, this is stunning! Your beautiful layering and awesome composition create the perfect staging for this charming image! I am so glad that you are feeling well enough to create. Great work! Thanks for stopping by and leaving luv on my blog!

  5. This is just beautiful Carla. I love the wonderful layers. Just a great card. Hugz, joann

  6. Gorgeous card Carla...sometimes the precoloured images are perfect for making a quick card!

  7. Just stunning... love the image too! They are such a great focal point for the vintage Christmas cards... love the papers, may have to see if I have them in my stash!!! Glad to hear you are feeling better. xxx Ann Marie

  8. This is gorgeous Carla. I love this sweet image and love your design for this vintage little girl. Beautiful design.

  9. Such a lovely card - thanks for sharing with Fab n Funky
    Beccy x

  10. Beautiful Christmas card. Thanks for joining our Metal Mania challenge at A Creative Romance :) xx

  11. Oh, my, this is so beautiful! A wonderful combination of gorgeous papers & image, design, and embellishments! Love it! :^)
    Hugs, Penny

  12. Gorgeous Christmas card, beautiful bow. Thanks for sharing with us at Fab'n'Funky.

    Pat xx

  13. so stunning carla.fabulous vintage image and i love your gorgeous details and colours.
    thanks for joining us at the Crafts and Me challenge :D

    xx coops xx

  14. Hi Carla,
    Beautiful X-mas Vintage Card in traditional colours. The image is adorable!!! Thanks so much for sharing with us @LLC this month. Hugz, Sandy


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