So many of the cards in the recycling project depicted Santa that it was difficult to know where to start when choosing one to create a card for CraftyHazelnuts Christmas Challenge blog this week. However when I came across this image I just knew he would lend himself to a bit of vintage styling.
I used Kraft card as a base because I feel that this grabs the vintage look immediately, apart from the ribbon and the greeting tag everything else is from the bits box and is left over from previous projects. The paper lace frame is the first one I ever cut with the Anja Oval die from Marianne and I ripped the bottom part getting it out of the die. I managed to cover the rip with the layers of paper and the image. The felt stocking was something else from the recycling bag and I added the die cut flowers which were all cut from scraps of paper and card. They are a bit fiddly to cut especially the centres but I am really pleased with the way they have turned out. I make them up in batches and just use them as I need them now.
So I will leave Santa checking his list to see who has been naughty or nice and enter this card into the following challenges.
http://craftyhazelnutschristmaschallenge.blogspot.co.uk/ - Santa and/or his helpers
http://craftyhazelnutschristmaschallenge2.blogspot.co.uk/ -anything goes so long as it's Christmas
- Liverpool, Liverpool, United Kingdom
- I have been crafting since May 2008, when in desperation to find an unusual birthday card for my Mum, I gave up looking in the shops and decided to have a go at making my own. I soon realised that crafting is addictive and I haven't brought a card since. I am slowly starting to sell my cards now to friends, family and work colleagues. As my confidence has grown I have started to enter Challenges on line and in magazines, and I love having to think outside of my comfort zone to come up with something different. I really like the current trend for vintage and shabby chic. I really enjoy using die cutting in my designs and am just starting to poke my toe in the water with regards to stamping and colouring my own images.