Friday, 10 February 2012

Forgotten Friday 48- Vintage Christmas

Hi folks, well I should have been at my Mum and Dad's house today, but the weather foiled my plans. We had a lot of snow overnight, and unfortunately, it just wasn't really sensible for me to travel.

We are tucked off the road, so this was our drive this morning. Hopefully, it will all disappear again in a few days, but at the moment, we are back to being covered in snow again.

It seems rather apt to be working on a Christmas card in this weather for my Forgotten Friday project! I have chosen an unused Crafty Individuals angel stamp, it's a really cute little image. I decided to go along the lines of vintage this week, as I've discovered a colour combination that I really like lately, which is Antique Linen and Victorian Velvet. Particularly when using Distress stains. Now I hardly ever use these, they really do get forgotten in my stash. I put the two together, as I had been using a brighter combination for something else, and loved these two. I made a piece of background paper using the wrinkle free distress technique, and then stamped another Crafty Individuals stamp, which is an angels definition stamp. I also stamped a music stamp from The Artistic Stamper.

I added some lace, some seam binding, and a crochet flower that I have been hoarding for an age, as it is so lovely. I am improving my crochet skills, along with some of my blog buddies, so I could crochet some of these if I really put my mind to it. The swirl on the Kraft background is another Crafty Individuals stamp.

I have plenty of room to add a sentiment to this card, to personalise it at Christmas, but I'll do that nearer the time. How are you all getting on with your Christmas cards? I know it's only February, but you know how the time flies, I am determined to keep going throughout the year this year.

Anyway, why not have a rummage through your stash, see what items you have forgotten or neglected, and make something with them. Leave a comment on my post, and I'll pop along to your blog to take a look. Thanks for stopping by, xx


veronica said...

this would also make a lovely sympathy or just general 'cheer up' card - really love this colour scheme

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

What a beautiful angel on this card Judith, you're right the colours do work really well together. Like you I didn't feel out of place making a Christmas card today, and here it is. I finished it earlier and got it ready to post once you had yours on your blog.

Sue x

Miranda said...

Lovely vintage card Judith, like the dreamy effect! have a nice weekend, warm greetz Mirandax

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous card Judith and I love the vintage look those colours work really well for that. Suexxx

Aquarius said...

A lovely card and such subtle colouring. thanks for sharing the pics of your snow - best place for it is in a photograph!! Sorry I missed last week as I 'lost' a couple of days being unwell but quick off the mark this week.
You can find my card here

Marja's Stamp Addiction en Marja's Creativity said...

First what a beautiful pictures of the snow. And what a beautiful view. It is disappointed that you didn't come to your parents.
Your card is marvelous and I love your crocket flower. Beautiful combination.
Lovely greet and a nice weekend

Paula (PEP) said...

Take care midst the snow. I must admit that is a gorgeous colour combination & superbly apt for the image. Trying to get up to date (ahead even!!!) with craft projects with deadlines then I hope to join in with Forgotten Friday.
Paula (PEP)
I had to laugh at the word verification being "pubsock"

craftimamma said...

This is lovely Judith and such a soft, gentle colour combo. Perfect vintage colours and just right for the stamps you chose too. Er, Christmas cards .............. what are they? No, I'll end up in the same boat as last year I bet because I haven't got near a Christmas stamp so far this year and I just know I'm going to be sorry!

Lesley Xx

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