Saturday, 27 October 2012

Christmas Joy

It is hard to believe that whilst I am writing this post on  Friday evening,  it is snowing and the garden is beginning to look like a winter wonderland.
So I am thinking that a Christmas project for my D.T. piece  over at
Sugar Creek Hollow this week was a  good choice.
Our theme this time is ' Vintage Texting' and we ask that you show us a sentiment and/or other text. Remember that we like to see a Vintage /Shabby Chic style.
Please pop over for all the details and see what we have all been making.

This is a box card that I had fun making recently when I spent a weekend with a fantastic group of Craft Friends. It was wonderful sharing ideas, stamps, learning new techniques and generally having a marvellous time. I have Liz to thank for showing me how to make this shape card.
There is  a variety of  time stamps  round all the edges. The shading is all Vintage Photo and Tea Dye distress inks.
I used Graphics 45 papers for the base layer, adding a fussy cut pieces from another sheet for the next layer.
I loved the sentiment of  'Christmas joy is in my heart', so this was added with the trimmings of lace, pearls  and  die cut snowflake swirls.

I will also be entering the challenge at-
Vintage Illusions  Challenge 12  Add some Lace/Anything Goes

Thank you for stopping by to take a look, I always appreciate your comments.


  1. Beautiful Christmas card! Love the images and box effect! The snowflakes are so delicate and look amazing framing the edge! Snow already? Enjoy the weekend!

  2. Lovely card Yvonne & that delicate snowflake frame is fab. Like you we have snow, crazy world!


  3. What a gorgeous piece Yvonne, so delicate and beautifully vintage! Enjoy the snow ans please keep it to yourself:)
    Val x

  4. This has a real old fashioned Christmas Feel Yvonne. I love all the filigree on the outside edges.

    Love Chrissie xx

  5. This is so beautiful!!! I love the gorgeous vintage feel, the weatheris strange we woke to snow this morning...hard to believe it!? A beautiful make ! Trace x

  6. A wonderful card with great Christmas feeling.

  7. This is gorgeous Yvonne, a fabulous image and I love those delicate diecuts. xx

  8. totally stunning Yvonne, lucky gal you've got snow perfect for your perfect card
    hugs and best wishes

  9. a truly beautiful card Yvonne,love the G45 papers and the snowflake die cut. We just had a smattering of snow overnight,soon gone but its very cold brrrrrrrrr...


  10. This is really beautiful Meggy, it is so gorgeous, I could look at it al day. Michelle xx

  11. A beautiful design Yvonne.
    Hugs Brenda xx

  12. Oh Yvonne, this is gorgeous and beautifully made. Such attention to detail. Sounds like you had a lot of fun with your friends.
    Regards Florence xx

  13. A lovely vintage card. I love those die cut snowflake swirls and the lace ribbon.Jean x

  14. Gorgeous images and die cuts! Just lovely!!

  15. What a beautiful vintage Christmas greeting card...thank you for sharing your lovely creation with us at Vintage Elusions this week! ~wendy, DT

  16. Such a beautiful card, love the image and the swirls are gorgeous. Thank you for joining us at Vintage Elusions this week. Abbie (Owner) xx

  17. such a lovely card love the image thanks for joining us at vintage elusions and good luck emma xx

  18. This looks lovely Yvonne, love all the vintage images. The die cuts look wonderful around the frame.
    Avril xx

  19. Yvonne, this couldn't be more gorgeous. I am in love with these images and your design with them is genius. Beautiful job!
    It is blowing snow here in VA as I type this as well, part of the big storm coming in.

  20. This is so beautiful and would make an amazing gift all on its own. Such a lovely nostalgic feel to this, beautifully crafted.


  21. Lovely vintage card - such pretty die-cuts!
    Alison x