Friday, 17 April 2015

Merry Monday #154 {Let's Get Vintage!}

Oh my heart sank a bit when I saw that this week's challenge over at Merry Monday is 'Vintage'. I do have one or two things vintage such as the lovely 'Snowy Postcard' stamp by Stampendous but didn't want to do a repeat of using it just now.

Then I flicked through some 'traditional' paper pads, idly wondering if I could use the wonderful Santa image from Bo Bunny's 'Father Christmas' collection in some way as it seems such a waste sitting there in one corner of the sheet of paper. Then, I flicked through the MME 'All is Bright' paper pad - result! One of the designs is so vintage - with a blank frame to one side and with some careful measuring and trimming this is what transpired:
I used:

- 6" x 6" square Kraft card blank

- the vintage sheet of paper from MME's 'All is Bright' paper pad, just trimmed slightly and added to the card front

- the Santa came from (as already said) Bo Bunny's 'Father Christmas' collection - trimmed to fit perfectly inside the frame on the backing paper and adhered using Collall All Purpose glue

- I then played round with washi tape and also other possible embellishments, but in the end decided that it would be such a shame to over-egg that gorgeous and beautifully designed backing paper, so I didn't add anything other than the Santa image in the end:)

I feel quite cheeky entering this into Merry Monday - but will do so anyhow. And whilst at it, of course I made another one exactly the same!

Gotta laugh, my in-house critic spotted them and after a looooong pause said 'They look a bit sort of distressed, like they've been round the block a few times'.

So at least I got the look OK :)

Di
x

29 comments:

scrappymo! said...

Love Len's description...bet you told him a thing or two...lol

Very lovely vintage card. I have those same papers and love them...but never know how to use them...
Must keep your idea in mind as you are right...they do not need anything else!

Pat said...

Love that vintage distressed look Di and Father Christmas looks perfect in that frame. x

vinita jain said...

Love this great photo of Santa, a beautiful vintage effect in your creation with all lovely papers!

Kath said...

A great card Di - I'm struggling to find anything vintage too!
Kath x

LesleyG said...

Looks sooooo 3-D! Well done for restraining yourself, it looks just fab as it is! Xxx

SARN said...

Well I am just LOVING this vintage Christmas card Di. Well done for getting out of your comfort zone and creating something so fab.

Hugs, Sarn xxx

!neke said...

This a real vintage Christmas card!
Great !

Carol Willis said...

Gorgeous card Di, love the vintage papers. Hope you have a great weekend.
Hugs
Caz x

Carole said...

Vintage through and through...........this would be well out of my comfort zone.I see yu total 46 Christmas cards!!! guess how many I have done...yeah a big fat 0 lol

Carol L said...

I just love how you used the Santa image from that paper pad! The vintage look is great too, and I especially like the text in the circle on the doily! NJ!

Mrs A. said...

Very vintage . I love it. Hugs Mrs A.

Debbie Henderson said...

You found the perfect image to use for this week's theme. I struggled with this one too! Thanks for playing Merry Monday!

505whimsygirl said...

Love the vintage Santa. Those cards are priceless!!! Very nicely put together I might add. It's slow at work (right now) so I'm sneaking in some visits..... Shhh

Hugs,
Kay

Whisper said...

Am loving the old fashioned Father Christmas and a super layout too, luv Sam x

Kristie Goulet said...

Perfect vintage card! Love how you created your card with the vintage Santa. Thank you for joining us at Merry Monday!

Kathleen said...

I think I would have had the same reaction as you to the challenge, not a fan really, but you have certainly done a great job on this card.
Hope I never get to meet Len as he will take one look at me and say I look as if I have been round the block quite a few times.

Kath x

Brenda said...

Love, love, love this vintage Santa Di!! You did a fabulous with this card, the papers are awesome and I love the doily. I so love vintage, and you did a great job with this challenge. Hugs, Brenda

Marcia HIll said...

WOW...you really know how to do vintage! Love your Santa image and all the little extras you included in this card...delightful! :0)

JoAnn said...

Very pretty Vintage style Christmas card. Love that Santa image.

mamapez5 said...

You have got the vintage look perfectly. I never really mastered it. I love your card and well done for making a pair while you are at it. I´m afraid I am well behind on my total that I was aiming for by now! Kate x

KandA said...

Such a super vintage card Di and I love the way you used the Santa image xx

scrAPpamondo said...

Fabulous vintage look! Love the Santa and this gorgous paper with the book page that pop out of the doilies!

Linda said...

Beautiful vintage card.

Bonnie said...

You got the look perfectly, my friend! Love that vintage Santa! I sorta agree with your inhouse critic, but I'm liking that vintage look more and more. Thanks for sharing this with us at Merry Monday!

Susan Joyce said...

Nice lot of design elements, love the Santa and the newsprint papers, great Christmas card. Thanks for joining us at Merry Monday.

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Princess Judy Palmer said...

Good job on the vintage! That makes my heart sink too as I can't produce it on demand (but sometimes accidentally make things vintage). That's a nice looking Father Christmas too. Some of them are scary looking; not this dude!

Greta said...

This is stunning, Di! Congrats on a well-deserved HM at MM!

Sarah Mabery said...

That background paper is lovely and Santa is perfect with it. Very pretty.