A Vintage Christmas

Hello friends,

Saturday again and we have a new challenge at Sugar Creek Hollow . Christmas is around the corner, only 32 days to go, and then we  celebrate again this wonderous time.   The challenge this week is to create a vintage Christmas card. I can remember when I was a little girl (way back in the sixties) we received the most beautiful Christmas cards from friends and family. These cards were all glittery with the most amazing images. My face was permanently covered in glitter because of the many times I pick them up to look closely at this little pieces of art. For my card today I tried to capture those memories with a sweet vintage image from Graphic45 and lots of gold glitter. Hope you like it!

Challenges:

The Graphic 45 vintage image

A close up of the hidden tag

The tag with sentiment

The rosettes dressed up with glitter, gold netting, pearls and numbers

A peep at the inside

Project details:

  • Designer paper and vintage scrap from Graphic 45 Christmas Past Collection “Victorian Greetings #4500240”
  • Canson cardstock “Sierra Sand”
  • Velvet paper
  • Tim Holtz Alterations die “Mini Paper Rosettes” and “Typescript”
  • Spellbinders Nestabilities “Fleur De Lis Rectangles”
  • Spellbinders Shapeabilities “Antique Frame and Accents”
  • Inkadinkado sentiment stamp “60-30271 Gifts”
  • Hug Snug seam binding “Nu Red”
  • Gold netting
  • Bells
  • Pearls
  • Skwiglues glitter “Gold”

There are beautiful cards from the design team at the Sugar Creek Hollow blog, worthwhile to visit. Come and play along , we would love to see your vintage Christmas card. Have a great day and thanks for stopping by. I enjoy reading all your comments and they are much appreciated.

Regards from South Africa,

Amelia

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41 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. sandramathis
    Dec 10, 2012 @ 03:35:12

    Hi Amelia,
    Loved this card ever since the first time I laid my eyes on it! Beautiful image and gorgeous rich traditional Christmas colours. I also adore your rosette flowers. Thanks so much for sharing with us @LLC ….and congrats you made the Top5, so you’re welcome to pick up your customized badge on the blog!

    Hugz,
    Sandy

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  2. Lidia
    Dec 05, 2012 @ 19:52:03

    waooooo Amelia it´s gorgeous this card, full vintage style, thanks for playing along with PD xoxo Lidia 😉

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  3. Elizabeth
    Dec 05, 2012 @ 00:33:04

    Gorgeous vintage chrismas card! Love it! Thanks for sharing with us at LLC in the Christmas challenge.Hugs, Elizabeth

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  4. Karen
    Dec 02, 2012 @ 15:24:50

    Just gorgeous Amelia, thanks for joining us at Polka Doodles.
    xx

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  5. alethea
    Dec 02, 2012 @ 13:34:14

    Wow, this is stunning!! Love the vintage look! Thanks for joining us at Polkadoodles for our Any Die will do challenge! HUgsxx

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  6. Moz
    Dec 01, 2012 @ 23:04:27

    You’ve captured the whole Vintage feel perfectly with your choice of materials and colors. I just love everything about this lovely card.
    Hugz

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  7. Sabrina Jackson
    Dec 01, 2012 @ 20:31:58

    WOW, another AMAZING creation! I love VIntage Christmas cards and this one right here is breathtaking! Hugs and blessings, Sabrina

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  8. Anonymous
    Dec 01, 2012 @ 13:11:35

    I love your card it is gorgeous and really captures Christmas!

    Thanks for joining the sparkles girls this month over at sparkles monthly challenges with our Christmas Is Coming Challenge, good luck in the draw!
    Dazie

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  9. butterfly
    Nov 30, 2012 @ 10:13:10

    Absolutely glorious! The traditional red, green and gold gives a simply perfect vintage look, and the image is delicious!
    Alison x

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  10. lizzi
    Nov 30, 2012 @ 01:10:55

    amelia
    another absolutely stunning card…i just love your creations from the inside to the outside just lovely…

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  11. Karien
    Nov 29, 2012 @ 19:03:52

    Hi Amelia
    “Stunning” soos altyd.
    Hoop dit gaan goed daar?
    Liefde
    Karien

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  12. Sarah
    Nov 28, 2012 @ 13:30:35

    A gorgeous festive card!

    Thanks for joining the Pretty Little Ribbon Shop challenge.

    Sarah x

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  13. Carol (Granny)
    Nov 28, 2012 @ 07:54:46

    This is outstanding and oh so gorgeous!!! Your cards are always so beautiful and truly works of art.. Love everything about this one Amelia. “Hugs”

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  14. Patti Painter
    Nov 28, 2012 @ 03:29:47

    You certainly did capture the wonderful feel of those childhood cards…love the vintage wall paper feel to your bg and the beautiful fleur de lis die with that gorgeous image. Beautiful job….
    hugs….

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  15. Debbie
    Nov 27, 2012 @ 21:26:58

    Fabulous card – so many gorgeous details.
    Love the bow and bells.
    Thanks for sharing it with us at Allsorts this week.
    Good luck.
    Debs xx

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  16. Pauline
    Nov 27, 2012 @ 20:09:56

    Absolutely beautiful, so vintage and festive!
    Thanks for joining us at DYSU this week!

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  17. Suzanne B
    Nov 27, 2012 @ 18:29:07

    Your work is always jaw dropping beautiful! It’s always outstanding. Thank you for sharing with us at It’s All About the Vintage challenge. Wishes, Suzanne DT

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  18. shaz
    Nov 27, 2012 @ 16:59:24

    Fabulous creation!

    Thank you for joining in the fun at Sparkles Monthly Challenges for our * Christmas is coming * challenge

    Hope you will join us again & good luck in the draw
    Hugs Shaz x

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  19. Denise
    Nov 27, 2012 @ 14:05:07

    Beautiful vintage Christmas Card. Love that image and the little bells.
    Thanks for joining us at DYSU this week xx

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  20. mummylade
    Nov 26, 2012 @ 22:44:28

    I love the warmth of the card! Thank you so much for sharing with us at Allsorts and good luck in the challenge!

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  21. Marcy
    Nov 26, 2012 @ 08:01:05

    This is such a gorgeous vintage Christmas card! You did a fantastic job with your layering and all the beautiful embellishments you used. I love the G45 papers and the sweet image on the front is super adorable! Thanks for joining us over at Loves Rubberstamps! 🙂

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  22. Carole
    Nov 26, 2012 @ 05:59:58

    Beautiful work Amelia, I love everything about this card.

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  23. Asha
    Nov 26, 2012 @ 05:02:38

    Stunning card, Amelia! So wonderfully vintage and the details are delicious. Thanks for playing along with us at Polka Doodles. Hope to see you again next week.

    Asha – Polka Doodles DT

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  24. Laura Love
    Nov 26, 2012 @ 00:42:22

    OMGOSH!!! This is GORGEOUS!!! The colors are so beautiful! I love all the details you added – Stunning card! Thank you so much for playing along with us at Loves Rubberstamps this week!

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  25. Monica Bramorski
    Nov 25, 2012 @ 23:59:36

    Hello Amelia! It´s such a beautiful card. It´s nice to have you with Polka Doodles this week. xxx Mon

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  26. Donna Ellis
    Nov 25, 2012 @ 21:58:39

    Hi, Amelia – apologies for misspelling your name in my previous comment. Your blog is amazing – just love the artwork styles you work with, and your pretty take on things. I’m following you via pinterest.

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  27. Brenda
    Nov 25, 2012 @ 11:47:01

    Hello Amelia, it’s always a pleasure to visit and look at your beautiful work.

    This one is absolutely gorgeous, a fabulous vintage feel to it and so prettily decorated on the inside as well.

    Thanks so much sharing with us at Allsorts challenge this week.

    B x

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  28. Margy (DS4J)
    Nov 25, 2012 @ 09:11:58

    Oh I also remember all the gold on the Christmas cards and you are right, it WAS lots of fun to look at them! Everything these days is so mass produced. Stunning, amazing card Amelia!

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  29. hannelie
    Nov 25, 2012 @ 07:36:33

    Dit lyk so feestelik… so eg Kerfees! Pragtige gedoen Amelia
    Mooi bly!

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  30. Betty
    Nov 25, 2012 @ 03:38:07

    What A great card you have made and the wonderful design.

    Thanks you for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers this week.

    Hugs
    Betty

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  31. Holly AKA KopyKat
    Nov 25, 2012 @ 03:12:32

    Wow, this is so beautiful! Love the colors and the fabulous design. The seam binding is so perfect with this. Thanks for playing with us over at Loves Rubberstamps!!!!

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  32. Josephine
    Nov 25, 2012 @ 01:19:14

    What a beautifully rich-looking card!

    Thanks for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers.

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  33. liz marsden
    Nov 24, 2012 @ 21:50:08

    Wow gorgeous vintage style card, beautiful details, thanks for sharing with us at the pretty little ribbon shop challenge, hugs Liz xx

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  34. Heather
    Nov 24, 2012 @ 21:26:30

    Beautiful Layers, love the colors and love the touch of glitter!!
    Hugs
    Heather

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  35. Author Annette J Dunlea Irish Writer
    Nov 24, 2012 @ 19:43:36

    Reblogged this on Annette J Dunlea Irish Author.

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  36. Fliss
    Nov 24, 2012 @ 18:10:38

    Hi Amelia, I spotted this on Sugar Creek Hollow and had to pop over to say how beautiful it is. Gorgeous festive colours and amazing detail.
    Fliss x

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  37. Mervi
    Nov 24, 2012 @ 17:59:53

    Wow Amelia, gorgeous creation,
    beautiful rosettes, love the fab details.
    hugs and greetings,-))m

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  38. Ursula Uphof
    Nov 24, 2012 @ 17:04:04

    Amelia, I do remember those card from long ago, and you have certainly captured them so well. An adorable card, all full of Christmas, hugs, Ursula

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  39. Evgenia Petzer
    Nov 24, 2012 @ 15:47:23

    so adorable!

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  40. Sharon
    Nov 24, 2012 @ 15:34:57

    Your card is superb. I love the rich Christmassy colours. Your work is amazing and this card is a wonderful reminder of what Christmas should look like. Hugs Sharon x

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  41. Tracey
    Nov 24, 2012 @ 15:16:28

    This is stunning Amelia & makes me feel all festive 🙂
    I hope you are well.
    Hugs
    Tracey
    xx

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