Sunday, March 14, 2010

Winter Wonderland - A Victorian Christmas

Hi friends!

I hope you have all been enjoying a wonderful weekend! At Winter Wonderland this week, Pascale has given us the challenge to create 'A Victorian Christmas' with distressing as an optional bonus. I don't have a ton of vintage or victorian style stamps but I do own this one and I feel that these 'collage' style stamps fit the bill nicely!

We welcome 4 wonderful and talented ladies to our DT team this week. I would like to introduce Marianne from Marianne's Craftroom Mandy, Kate & Janet. Welcome girls - we are thrilled to have you join us to share your incredible talent!

I decided to go heavy on the distressing with this card and have to say I love the finished result! This is so not normally my style but I'm happy to have achieved this. I used my distress inks and foam blending pad on the image (Vintage Photo, Tattered Rose, Victorian Velvet & Tea Dye). I was pretty heavy-handed with the distressing tool too! I made the flower myself (that's a first!!) and then added some lace underneath it. The gold adhesive pearls are from Prima.

That's all folks! Make sure you pop on over to Winter Wonderland and check out the gorgeous creations that my fellow DT girls have made. Hopefully you can find the time to join in with us this week too and start adding to your christmas card collection! I have to say I'm quite enjoying doing a christmas card a week and seeing my pile grow!

Thanks for stopping by today and coming for a visit - I always love to have you here. Your comments are always very gratefully received and appreciated! I hope you enjoy the remainder of your weekend! And for the moms celebrating today, a very Happy Mother's Day!! And now that we turned our clocks forward, we get to enjoy lighter evenings - yay - Spring is definitely around the corner now!!

Hugs,

Danielle x

19 comments:

Teri said...

Gorgeous card Danielle! I love the distressing you've done here and that fabulous flower!

Teri xx

Sue said...

Hi Danielle
gorgeous card hun fabby image, luv the flowers, sue,x

Teri said...

Marvelous job with this theme hun - love the warm red colour.
Hugs,
Teri x

Pascale said...

Wow great image and great distressing those colours rock. Brilliant take on the theme. Have a lovely Mothers day although yours is not until May I think, Celebrate ours with us today, hugs Pascale x

Lil Daffodil said...

Hi Danielle,
What a classy card. I love the Victorian feel to it and the distressing is so well done. This is gorgeous.
Hugs,
Fiona x

Lynda said...

How brilliant is the distressing on this card - it really does look old - great image and I love the flower too.

Love Lynda xxx

craftieodamae said...

It's so gorgeous!!!

Babs said...

Love it, love the distress look, and that flower is fab.
babs

dolcreations said...

What a fantastic image for this challenge! The flower you made, really caught my eye! You have done that so beautifully! I really like the distressing and how you peeled back the paper and then placed the paper down. That really looks amazing. Love those gold tone pearls....perfect vintage card!

KanataNewf said...

Wow - you definitely rose to the challenge on this one Danielle.

Lorraine said...

Wow Danielle I just love this card your distressing is amazing, love the colours.
I had a great birthday especially with all my friends dropping by. I am so looking forward to our trip to LA

Kim Piggott said...

Oh wow this is so gorgeous!
Love your image and your paper and design is just so fabulous!
hugs
kim x

stampinfrog said...

Beautiful card Danielle!Love the distressing and your flower is gorgeous!
Hugs,Connie

Carole said...

Wonderful card Danielle...awesome distressing and a gorgeous flower.
Hugs
Carole x

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Love your vintage creation Danielle!! Yuor distressing is fab as is your flower and details.
hugs,
Chris

Delphine said...

I love your Victorian card Danielle! As you said, it is different from what you usually do, but the result is beautiful! And I love your distressing (another thing I have to try...) Hugs Delphine xx

Cheryl said...

WOW gorgeous,love your distressing and flower on this......such beautiful work!!!
Hugs xx

downrightcrafty said...

Hi Danielle
thank you for the warm welcome. I love the background paper on this fabulously distressed vintage feel card, but my favorite bit has to be the flower.
Hugs Kate xx

Nina said...

love this card, so artsie, mine kind of card! love your lollipop flower and your stamp with that verse is just so wonderful!

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