Tuesday, 4 January 2011

Jingle Belles Card #1

As I was looking through some blogs this week,I saw a few people had mentioned a new challenge blog called Jingle Belles so I hopped on over to take a look. Every Friday they give you a new prompt to make a Christmas card,what a fantastic idea!!!! You can get your Christmas cards done through the year and not have to panic the nearer you get to Christmas,like I always do,genius!!!

This week's prompt is Something Old,Something New.Here's my first Christmas card of the year:


The Something Old is the MME red snowflake paper which I bought for Christmas 2009,the Santa image is from a tin of vintage style postcards I bought yesterday in the sales which is my Something New. I edged the red paper with gold Viva Decor Metal Gloss Paint to give it a vintage look,and sprayed the doily with Tattered Angel in Sand. I cut the postcard down to size,rounded the corners and edged that with gold gloss paint,to finish it off I added a bow and bell.

Thanks for taking the time to stop by !!!
xxxxDebxxxx

20 comments:

Juls said...

beautiful! Love the soft vintage feel to this one! Hugs Juls

Lisa said...

now that really is starting early! Love the card though - the vintage style post card is adorable. maybe I should join in - I didn't even get near making cards this year (although my e-card was a self taken photo if that counts!). Imagine, 50 hand-made cards before Christmas even kicks off!

lauren bergold said...

oh wow! how *FABULOUS* is this??! i love that santa...and you've chosen just the right accents and embellishments to set him off to perfection! love it! so pleased you found us at jingle belles, thank you for playing!!!

Linda R. said...

So Smart.. And your card looks wonderful. I love the image you used.. Hope you are having a great start to your week! Hugs, Linda

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Oh yay, another pretty christmas card in January, totally gorgeous, glad that you join in the fun, I hope I am able to last till December, LOL! Let's keep each other company!

SmilynStef said...

What an awesome sale find ... I adore that vintage Santa ... and he looks rather dashing against that pretty doily accent ... thanks so much for joining our Jingle Belle fun.

Lisa - papergrace said...

Oh how I adore vintage!! *swoon* I adore all of your attention to detail with all of your stunning embellishments (that bell is TOO cute). I also think that a little paint on a card is super fun. BEAUTIFUL card!!

Lea said...

Oh this is a great challenge blog for you!!! I love that Santa and that little bell is the perfect touch!

Lorraine said...

What a lucky find with those postcards. This is lovely. I think that bell is just perfect.

Lynnda Hosni said...

Great Find... and very beautiful card Deb... I love it... xoxo

Ira said...

Your Santa card is soooo vintage, love it! And the ribbon and bell just do the trick!

Stella said...

So very vintage; I love it. That image of Santa is a gorgeous centerpiece and that red paper is a fabbulous background. I love lvoe love that little bell! I love this card; beautiful!
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Dawn said...

I am so in love with that vintage Santa!Your card is fabulous!

Rosemary said...

Oh, how I would love to find a bunch of vintage Santa images - this is fantastic! Love the retro/vintage vibe a lot!

Ros said...

This is one beautiful card ... love how you put this together and the image is fabulous!!

Jeanne said...

SO pretty!! Love the vinatge santa!!

Hazel said...

This is a lovely card. I'm glad to see another Christmas challenge blog beginning. I too have started Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge blog - please feel free to add your card if you'd like to - challenge 1 is open until 22:00 UK time Friday 7 January. x

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Gorgeous card! Love the Santa image and the pretty bow! What a great idea to make a Christmas card once a week! :) TFS

yyam said...

What a lovely vintage Christmas card! Love the bow and bell! Definitely great to start working on those cards early!

Colleen Dietrich said...

What a terrific vintage Santa image! Well done, Deb.