Sunday, 30 October 2011

Traditional Christmas Card

 Hello folks.  Hope you are well and enjoying your weekend.   Here's a card I made using a cute Giordano        Father Christmas stamp set.  I adore the way the Giordano brothers draw.   I'm afraid I'm a bit of a 'cute' fiend. I popped this picture at the top as it captured the true colours a lot better than the one bellow.  I'm not sure what happened (my photography no doubt) but just imagine the colours above on the picture bellow.
The tartan backing is actually from a packet of tissue paper that I bought to make Adrian and my first Christmas cards as a married couple back in 1994, making it 17 years old!!  I knew it would come in handy again.  The flowers are die cut using my Cuttlebug, shaped inked and adhered.  The image is stamped, water coloured, slightly decoupaged and finished off with a touch of glitter.  Ribbon, decorative corners, a die cut label and some red gems were all added to the mix.
I have been busy with my DT samples which are packed and ready to post tomorrow so I'm hoping to catch  up with you in blogland soon.
Ciao for now
Sandra x

Inky Impressions - Anything goes
Sweet Stampin' - Anything goes
The paper shelter - Anything goes
Christmas Cards All Year - Halloween colour (I used green) & Die cuts
Christmas Cards - (Optional) Liquid Applique

19 comments:

Fiona said...

The lovely bow, fab flowers and lush tartan paper (even if it is old!) make this a very deluxe card Sandra. No doubt it will be making an appearance on C & C soon.

Doreen said...

This is gorgeous Sandra,love the image and the fab old backing paper.xxx

debby4000 said...

Oh fabulous, gorgeous card Sandra love the sweet image.
luv
Debby

KraftyKoolKat said...

Wow!!! Sandra this is fantastic sweetie. I adore your colouring and your layout is to die for.

Hugs
Cathy
xxxx

Nannieflash said...

Fabulous card love your image and colour choice. Thanks for joining us at TPS, good luck with the challenge. hugs Shirleyxxx

StephC said...

Gorgeous card! Thanks for sharing with us at Christmas Card challenges!

Hazel said...

It's beautiful, love the colours and the tartan is brilliant. Hazel x

CraftinGranny said...

Love this card with the tartan paper and the beautful design. Fantastic coloring of Santa. Thanks so much for joinig us at CCAYR this month. Hope to see you back next month. "Hugs"

Natali said...

This Christmas card absolutely lovely!! Amazing flowers and beautiful corners.. Very nice!!
Thank you for joining us at Sweet Stampin` “Anything Goes” Challenge and we hope to see you again soon.
Hugs
Natali

Candace said...

Beautiful card! Thanks for playing along with us at Christmas Card Challenges! :)

Tracey Manderson said...

wow a really great chrissy card!! Thanks for joining us at The Paper Shelter and good luck with the challenge.
Hugs
tracey

Donna said...

This is such a beautiful and festive card Sandra, I love the bow and gorgeous gold corners...fab Santa image too! Hope all OK with you and the chhildren :) Donna x

Carrie said...

Ohhh what a totally lush card. I love the colours. Thanks for playing at Inky impressions xx

Joey said...

Sandra this is gorgeous, the trad feel about it is gorgeous, thats some paper!! I dont think I would have kept it in such neat condition. Thanks for joining us at inky impressions. Joey x

Carol S. said...

This lovely card proves you should never throw anything away! The tartan goes so well with the gorgeous stamped Santa. Hugs, Carol S.xx

Alanna said...

What a darling Christmas card. Thanks so much for joining us this week at CCC.

Abi said...

Gorgeous card Sandra. Love the tartan story! Thanks so much for playing along with Sweet Stampin x

Wishcraft said...

Gorgeous card, love the tartan and fab image! Thanks for joining in at Sweet Stampin' :o) Lisa x

Zoe said...

Lovely card, the traditional colours and tartan work so well with the cute little image! Thanks for entering at Sweet Stampin, hugs Zoe x