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Monday, 4 March 2013

What Do You Think?

I've been trying to make some things for my WRI show next week so I thought I'd get your opinion on my Victorian Style Christmas card. I borrowed this lovely stamp from a friend. I think he looks like a Victorian Santa. Not sure I've done him justice though! 

I used :-
Image :- Stampendous.
DP :- GCD Studios.
Flowers and leaves :- Nellie Snellen punches.
Sentiment :- LOTV.
Pearls :- Hobby House.
Corners :- Whimsy.
Glamour Dust.
Lace and ribbon from stash.

Isn't it funny how things turn out a different colour in a photo. The flowers and mats are actually a lovely pearlised dark red. The ribbon was quite bright so I darkened it with some Brushed Corduroy DI!//

Challenges :-
Stampin for the Weekend :- Use lace.
ABC Christmas :- D is for Designer Paper.
Christmas Card Challenges :- Anything Goes.
Crafty Ribbons :- Anything Goes with Ribbon.

But does this look like a Victorian style Christmas card  or is it just me that thinks that? It's a bit more elaborate than the cards I've been making recently. To say the least! I've spent ages making it but more than likely it's been a waste of time. What usually wins the handmade card category is the one that's made using bits popped out of a sheet and stuck on or bought toppers. Not one that's been completely made from scratch! Ok rant over lol! So that's two things completely finished now. This and a ladies hat. I'm hoping to finish my other knitting today and get on with a crocheted Christmas decoration.

Thanks for looking. As usual I'd be grateful for any comments you have time to leave.

Kat xx


  1. Real Vintage looking to me Kat. You've made a gorgeous card to show. Know what you mean, not everybody sees through how the card was put together. I hope you do well. Carolxx

  2. Gorgeous vintage image and I think the design is great. xx Flora

  3. I think you have captured the Victorian Christmas feel perfectly at Kat. It actually looks very like some of the Victorian Christmas post cards I picked up last year from one of the vendor's along the Seine.

    B x

  4. I think you've got a lovely Victorian card there Kat, great background paper and lace/ribbon.
    Happy crafting, hugs Erika.

  5. I think it's gorgeous! I love the vintage touch. Thanks for playing with us at Crafty ribbons. I hope you'll play with us at our new challenge too. Hugs! xx


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