Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Bells Are Ringing

Good Morning, I hope that you are all well. Today is the start of a new ABC Christmas Challenge but before I tell you all about it, I must say that you do have a lot of gorgeous unused stash. We had over 200 entries for our last challenge and it was awesome to visit your blogs.

As of yesterday there were exactly two months until the big day.  Have you started making your cards yet. No, well don't worry, there is still time and this new challenge is the perfect reason to get started. Our theme this time around is 
V is for Vintage
I know some of you are probably groaning now (I know that I did) but I had a lot of fun with this card and I love the way that it turned out so I am sure that you will too. On top of that we have some great sponsors this week.

Has offered up this gorgeous Vintage Christmas  ribbon and lace Prize


Crafty Emma's Store who is offering a £10 voucher to spend in the store.

What is more vintage than Victorian especially at Christmas so for my card I have chosen to work with
 Lil Victorian Christmas Lylah from Tickled Pink Stamps. I have coloured her up in gorgeous shades of olive and red to match the papers from the MME Lost and Found Christmas Collection as the papers have a wonderful vintage quality about them.

The rest of the card is all about the details.  I have cut out the image and matted it on this music sheet paper which I have distressed and inked before stitching around it.  If you look close you will see part of a lace doily peeking out from behind. The scroll work along the bottom was punched with a Martha Stewart punch on top of which I have layered lots of flowers in rich Victorian Christmas colours and you will notice that the olive flowers have been given a spritz of glimmer mist for some shimmer.

This card will be entered into the following challenges;


Miria said...

Hi, Carissa. What a beautiful card, adorable image and gorgeous vintage details! Hugs, Miria x

Chrissy said...

Beautiful image and colouring the vintage look, gorgeous papers and flowers.


Monique said...

Wow. That's beautifull Carissa !

Hugs Monique

Gram's Treasures said...

Very the image!

Danielle said...

Great card Carissa! Gorgeous colours and papers and wonderful details! Thanks for joining us at Winter Wonderland this week!
Hugs Danielle

Sue B said...

Aww this is gorgeous Carissa! I love the Lylah image, she's perfect for vintage card and you've coloured her so beautifully! Love the papers and embellishments - Stunning!
Thanks for joining us at MAWTT Challenge
Hugs Sue xx

DesignerDiva said...

I love your gorgeous card Carissa, everything about it goes perfectly together from the beautiful image and papers to the lush flowers and snowflakes - perfect!
Thanks for sharing it with us at MAWTT this week and good luck with the challenge
Laurie x

Helen said...

Beautiful card Carissa - love those papers...and the little jingly bells with the flowers look fab!
Thanks for joining us at the Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge!
Helen x

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous card Carissa :-) The image is perfect for the theme and the papers and embellies are all fab :-)

Lols x x x

thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Challenge xx :-)

Sandra H said...

Hi, yes i have started making my cards but i have so many to make i needed to start early, love your card its fabulous gorgeous image and background papers :) Sandra H

Delphine said...

Gorgeous card, Carissa! I love your image and papers, love the music sheet too, and your embellishments are gorgeous! Hugs Delphine xx

Pami said...

Beautiful card Carissa, love the image and your layout, the flowers are fabulous! Thanks for sharing with us at MAWTT this week, good luck. Pami x

Dawn said...

Gorgeous card! There are so many wonderful vintage details. Beautiful image and colouring and those papers are just stunning.

Hugs, Dawn

Dorte said...

Beautiful card, Carissa. Lovely Lil image. Stunning emblishments and layout.
hugs Dorte

Anonymous said...

fabulous card hunny, great image beautiful colours and colouring and LOVE those mini bells too! :0)

downrightcrafty said...

I adore these images and she is most definitely vintage and wrapped up warm, thank you for sharing with us at the Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge and the Winter Wonderland
Hugs Kate xx
ps I have some candy if you are interested :)

Heidi said...

So I have been gazing at your card, wondering why this hooded person appears to be holding paint brushes and what is she painting, wait...they are! Your card is stunning. I really lpve the coloured bells, yet another embellishment I need to buy! Hugs

Sharon Basel said...

Now this is a cool card. Love this image and how you've colored her.

Maarit at Violets Corner said...

Gorgeous card and beautiful distressing, thanks for sharing with us at Creatalicious!

Warm hugs