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!


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,



Hello everyone,

An easy challenge this week at For Fun Challenges as you can let go on creativity – the theme “anything goes”.  As Christmas is only 32 days away I decided on a Christmas card for this challenge. Last Sunday we had our regular Christmas evening of song at our church. This is always very special and the Christmas hymns just a joy to sing. Maybe that’s why I chose the music sheet paper and little ornamental bells to create my card. I love the poinsettia flowers from Prima although the large poinsettia may be a little bit too overwhelming for the card. 

After completion the card also fits the following challenges:


I used the following to create this card:

  • Red, brown and white cardstock
  • 7Gypsies’ designer paper “Orchestra”
  • Lili if the Valley stamp “Christmas Ted – Big Star”
  • Kaisercraft clear stamp “Tis The Season Collection”
  • Bells
  • Gold thread
  • Prima poinsettias “Holiday Celebration Snowflake”
  • Martha Stewart punch “Oak leaf”
  • Martha Stewart punch “Doily lace”
  • Gold doily
  • Twinkling H2O for colouring
  • Tim Holtz Distress Ink “Vintage photo”
  • FlowerSoft “Polar White”
  • Ranger Stickles “Golden Rod”

The Design Team ladies at For Fun Challenges created a variety of cards for your inspiration. Hop over to see all the lovely cards and I hope to see your card at the challenge this week.

Have a wonderful week and happy crafting.

Greetings from a sunny and warm South Africa,


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