Friday, 11 November 2011

He's making a list and checking it twice.

We have a fabulous challenge for you at Totally Papercrafts this week -
something you can really get creative with.
The very talented Victoria has chosen the theme


I admit - I was stumped when I first saw this theme, but my teamies helped me out and I also browsed the web.
The Victorians had such an eclectic style that there is something there to suit everyone -  so, I can't wait to see your cards.

I went for a distressed, lace and pearls look.

My Santa came from the Graphics Fairy, I just printed him out in sepia tones.
I used a distressing tool on the edges of my DPs and some gold ink.

I sprinkled glamour dust around the image and on the little die-cut snowflakes. I used gold ink on the Catslife Press stamp and added a few pearls in the corner.

I took a deep breath and cut into my favourite, brown, velvet ribbon - added a pearl slider and stuck it on top of some cream lace.

I really had fun making this card - and all the different textures and glitter look way better IRL - cross my heart. :-))

For more inspiration check out the stunning work of my fellow teamies, on the challenge blog.

This week's sponsor is Meljen's Designs with a fabulous prize of 4 digi images.

Challenges -
Crafty Calendar - Winter Wardrobe. 
Do You Stack Up - Song Inspired. The song I'm going for is 'Santa Claus Is Coming To Town'
Samuel Taylors - Nov. Challenge - Christmas Cards. This month's prize is a super Martha Stewart Snowflake Punch.



Roma said...

Beautiful card x

Juls said...

Hi Caroline,

i am still playing catchup in blogland at the mo, I have really enjoyed looking round your blog and checking out all that I have missed, so many lovely inspirational things ... love the babygrow bouqet!!! and your little cake house, so imaganitive!!

Love this card, just love the fabulous vintage feel!

Hugs Juls

Anne said...

You absolutely nailed this Caroline.
Simply stunning!
Have a great weekend
Anne x

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous card Caroline :-) You really pulled the Victorial look off perfectly !! I love the image and the distressing ,,, stunning !! :-)

Lols x x x

Joey said...

Beautiful card Hun, love the little buckle around the ribbon, great layout. Joey x

Unknown said...

Totally Awesome. Ditto Anne, you nailed it, Caroline. That brown velvet ribbon with the pearl slider backed by the lace totally rocks.

Chris said...

what a gorgeous card Caroline, love the distressed look Chris xxx

Victoria said...

thank you for the lovely words, I adore this it fits the theme absolutely perfectly, did you know that the Victorians were the first people to send christmas cards, maybe i should have put that ont he main blog lol. HOpe you have a fantastic weekend x

Sue said...

Hi hun
a gorgeous card, luv the image, just remembered i got victorian cd!!! DUH. lovely papers & embelies, have great weekend, sue,x

Wendy said...

This is absolutely gorgeous Caroline, as already said you really pulled the victorian look off perfectly..enjoy the weekend.
Wendy xx

WencheP said...

This is gorgeous. I love the vintage look! Thanks for joining us at Do You Stack Up and good luck.


Anonymous said...

Absolutely gorgeous and perfect Caroline! xx

Lee said...

hi hun,hope you ok.Your card is sooo Beautiful i love all of it.Happy Weekend.xx

Dodici said...

Gorgeous card,love the image and the papers and all the fab details.x

Stressed Stamper said...

beautiful hun - fab image and layout - very victorian love the ribbon
Sarah x

Cathy said...

Gorgeous card, you nailed the theme perfectly!
Cathy xx

Lisa T said...

Beautiful! I just love that vintage Santa.

Mary Jo said...

Beautiful Victorian card! Thanks for joining us at DYSU.

Flip-Flop Creations said...

Fabulous card Caroline! Love the distressed edges and beautiful lace & pearl details. ~jeni :)

Unknown said...

Just beautiful

kitten - DYSU team