Sunday, 21 April 2013

Vintage Santa


It's time to make a card for the Christmas Card Club and it was the lovely Lizzie's turn to choose the theme and she asked us to make a vintage card.

I have a whole load of vintage pictures, oval and rectangle, that I got in a moment of madness ages ago and I've only ever used a couple of them. They have a bit of a strange glimmer on them - almost an embossed glitter, hard to describe ... I'm still not sure whether I really like the look or not.

Anyway, this card used an offcut of DCWV paper for the background and a piece of My Mind's Eye paper torn in an oval as a backing to the Santa picture. I only had a very small piece of the red and gold netting, so I cut it into two because it wouldn't go all the way across - no one is going to know that it's just two little snippets, are they?! With the addition of three little red gems the card was done.

This is another card for my CHNC challenge 121: red and green must be seen - hope to see you there!

I based the card on Stella's sketch 135 on Catch the bug:



This is also for:

Pixie's snippets 69
Facebook Sunday's with Santa week 12: presents
Crimbo crackers 39: vintage
52 Christmas card throwdown April theme: Santa Claus
Christmas cards all year round April: O Christmas tree
Fussy & fancy 87: vintage
Cards galore: vintage
Pink gem 76: distress it

38 comments:

  1. what a lovely Santa Hazel....a real vintage look hope you are having a good weekend hugs xxxxx

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  2. Hi Hazel
    Love this card... Lovely image....
    Hugs Sylvie
    Enjoy your day.....xx

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  3. Fun card with all the different textures, nice job!

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  4. This is great, its always nice to FINALLY use up some of those previous purchases! I love looking at your creations... so inspiring :-)

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  5. Fab card Hazel huggles hun xx Sue

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  6. Stunning Chirstmas card. I love the torn effect you have used to flame your image. The netting ribbon is fabulous too! Thanks for sharing your card with us at Catch The Bug Challenge Blog.
    Nancy Guest Designer CTB

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  7. What a gorgeous vintage image, Hazel! LOVE the fabulous torn paper around it as a frame, too! Thanks for joining us at 52CCT! :)

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  8. Gorgeous card Hazel, your torn paper looks great - always looks a mess when I try it! LOL
    xxx

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  9. I love this! The image the papers the lot! Hugs Liz xxx

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  10. A lovely vintage card Hazel, I love the image. Carol x

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  11. Love your combination of elements Hazel :)

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  12. I like the torn oval effect. It goes with the vintage feel of the card. hugs Mrs A.

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  13. what a fab vintage card hazel...love the image and torn frame ....thanks for joining us at CCAYR and good luck
    tracey x

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  14. Gorgeous card Hazel, love the vintage image and the torn frame is just so right! Love it!!

    Hugs, Di xx

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  15. What a gorgeous Santa. I am a real fan of these lovely old Santas. I don't go for the jolly fat chap! Lovely card. Christine xx

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  16. adorable cette image vintage, biz

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  17. Beautiful Santa image, Hazel. I love the torn paper behind the image. Lovely card! Thanks for sharing it with us at Christmas Cards All Year 'Round!
    ~sandy
    visit my blog @ sandy's crafty creations

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  18. what a lovely image and card

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  19. Hi, Hazel! Fabulously textured Christmas card here! I can just feel the love and excitement the children have for Father Christmas - how delightful! Great card! hugs, de {Creative Smiles}

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  20. Oh Hazel...I quite like this image...it is lovely...I see a bit of shimmer and it looks just right!

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  21. Hi Hazel - you've made a beautiful Santa card for here at 52CCT - thanks so much for joining in this week - Jacqueline xx

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  22. A wonderful vintage Santa card, the netting adds great texture! Thanks so much for playing along with us at 52 {C}CT, please come back soon! Ruth x

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  23. Such a beautiful vintage feeling Christmas card. Love the mesh and tearing, looks great. Thanks for playing along with us at the Catch the Bug challenge blog for the Stella Says Sketch challenge.

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  24. Beautiful card, Hazel. Love the vintage Santa image and the mesh is a great embellishment. Elizabeth xx

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  25. fab use of snippits!! Love the torn edges!! Hugs Juls

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  26. Love your card - I hope you'll link up at 52 Card Pickup this week!
    http://www.oldbackporch.com/2013/04/52-card-pickup-217.html

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  27. Love the vintage image, backed with the contemporary paper and ribbon! Thanks so much for playing along with 52CCT this week!

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  28. Beautiful card, thanks for joining us at AGOAC. Good Luck!

    Donna x

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  29. What a gorgeous vintage-feel card. love the torn frame for your santa image and the mesh is very eye-catching. Great to be leaving you a comment on your blog too, as you always leave such nice comments on mine! Thanks for playing along with us at 52 CCT

    Louise xx

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  30. I love your vintage Santa image. that meshy ribbon is the perfect touch to your card. Thanks so much for joining us this week at 52CCT!

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  31. That paper tearing detail is simply brilliant, Hazel. What a great idea!!! The card is gorgeous...all in the little details!
    xxx Asha
    Sunny Summer Crafts

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  32. Love all the different textures Hazel. That Santa is truly vintage and gorgeous. Zx

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  33. Wonderful card!
    Thanks so much for joining the Stella Says Sketch Challenge this week over at Catch the Bug! Hope to see you again!

    Cheryl First
    aka Cafexpressions
    DT Member for Bugaboo Stamp

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  34. I do a lot of 'hiding' behind images too! Great vintage card! Thank you for joining in at Crimbo Crackers – hope you can join me again for the next challenge! Crimbo Crackers

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  35. Great card Hazel love the Santa and the torn look really makes it look vintage...Kerry x

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