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December 15, 2010

A Vintage Christmas

Happy Wednesday!

We're not in Kansas anymore Toto!   Though I'm a bit surprised we're still in PA, it's sooooo windy here!  Brrr!  The house is creaking from the wind and we have two woodstoves burning!!!   We don't need to go anywhere until later this evening so I'm hoping to start cookie baking today!

I have most of my DT work done for Decemeber and posts scheduled so I decided to have a little play and this is what came of it!   The doily & seam binding ribbon are lilac not periwinkle blue but my camera would not pick up on that...even with editing!

I was going for a 'royal' look with the purple, symbolizing the newborn King!   The true meaning of this blessed holiday!  I will be posting fun Christmas cards yet, but my heart is for Christmas cards that truly honor the birth of our Lord & Savior Jesus Christ!

Keeping with the vintage look, I used vintage paper from an old book, vintage sheet music (scaled down) and an old button from my grandma's button jar!  I really had fun with this one!  

Wrinkled seam binding & doilies can be purchased @ Moe Joe Designs!

Have a wonderful day, keep cozy!

Some Challenges...
For Fun - Christmas
Fresh Brewed Designs - Christmas
Gingersnap Creations - vintage hues
Gingerloft - distressing
One Stitch at a time-Anything Goes
Miami Doodles-Anything Goes
One Crazy Stamper - Christmas/winter
Easy Craft Projects - Christmas
Bizzy Becs - Christmas


Karen Rogers said...
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Karen Rogers said...

That's a lovely card maria I hope your Christmas is blessed xxx

Holly said...

Oh, it's gorgeous Maria! I love that blue seam binding!

Anonymous said...

So gorgeous Maria!! Really love the beautiful details in this and the music sheet!! TFS! HUGS

Patti J said...

Maria, your card is wonderful. I love that you are digging into your vintage stash, and I especially love that your card is about the reason for the season. Blessings to you, my friend! Hope that you get your cookies baked. I just tried to get to town, but in 1/2 mile, my window was iced over, so I came back home! I'm in until the all clear! Hugs...

Cheryl said...

oh hun this is just gorgoues just adore what you have done,here so beautiful hugs cheryl xxxx

Kayla said...

I love the card it is so cute i also love the flower in the corner.

Ildiko said...

What a gorgeous card, so happy to join the Lady Bud team

Elena said...

Beautiful card, Maria! Love the doily here and how well it looks with the ribbon!
Sorry about the windy weather...

Marlene said...

This is so beautiful, Maria!

Mary Duffek said...

Fabulous!!! I love the focal image....and your touch of purple is perfect! Thank you for your continued support my friend! Your creations always inspire. =)

Gina said...

Love the touches of blue here. The music background is very nice. Great card.

Pops x said...

This is stunning sweetie, love the layout and the bow looks fab big hugs pops x xx

Riet said...

What a gorgeous card Maria.

Hugs Riet.x

Christine Riley said...

This is gorgeous Maria! I love the vintage look to it. I'm so sorry I haven't been around much, it's been crazy around here. I've missed some beautiful projects on your blog. Hope you are having a wonderful Christmas season! :)
Hugs, Christine

Crystal said...

Maria this is sooo beautiful, I LOVE your vintage Christmas, that sheet music is an AWESOME idea!! LOVE This sweetie!

Mummylade said...

wow, this is so lovely

Allison said...

So pretty Maria! I love the focal on the song lyrics...great idea!

Lori said...

Glory to God in the Highest!!! Such a beauty, Maria : )
Love and hugs ~

Casper said...

Hiya Maria, How are you?

I am Casper, Pleased to meet you!

What a beautiful & elegant card,love the colours.

Thank you for choosing to join us in our last challenge of 2010 at OSAAT.

Wishing you & your family a Merry Christmas & a Happy New Year!

All the best for 2011!

Take care
Big Hugs

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Gorgeous! I just love the subtle hints of blue, it looks fab!
Thank you for sharing with us at Gingerloft this week, good luck! Hugs Shell xx

Saskia said...

Gorgeous card Maria!!

Lovely to see your work at Freshly Brewed Challenges, thanks!!

Saskia :)

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

I love the colors Maria! That blue is my fave shade of blue! The song and distressing is gorgeous!! Love this!!

itsabrt said...

Maria this is so beautiful I love the vintage design. My great grandma George had an awesome collection of buttons that I used to pretend they were money because I thought they were so beautiful!

Dana said...

Maria this is very elegant and beautiful!! Aren't Grandma's buttons just the best?? I cherish mine that still have the threads in them!! What treasures!
May your and your family have a truly blessed Christmas!

Dana said...

Ooopss!! I got so wrapped up in memories of Gramma I forgot to say Thank you for joining us in our very first challenge at One Crazy Stamper ; )
Hugs again (lol)

Lynn said...

Lovely card and love the colours :)
Thanks for joining us at Gingerloft Challenges..
Lynn xx

Dawn said...

Very elegant, lovely card. Thanks for joining us at OSAAT this week

Rose said...

Oh Maria this is stunning!!! LOVE the praise to our Savior :)
Have a blessed Christmas.

penny4thoughts said...

Beautiful card! I love its vintage feel. Thanks for playing with us at Gingersnap Creations :-)

Glenda said...

Beautiful card, Maria! Love the vintage feel!
Thanks for your warm welcome to Paper Playtime Royal Court. I look forward to playing with all of you talented Queens and learning a lot from you!!
Merry Christmas!!


Helen Dooley said...

Great job. I bet with the lilac its really gorgeous too. lol
Merry Christmas! and thanks for sharing on FOr Fun.

Gemma said...

a fantastic creation! Thanks so much for joining in our last challenge of the year at One Stitch at a Time! Merry Christmas and a Happy New year to you! Gemma :)

Jacilynn said...

wow, there are so many great details on this card. super cute! Thanks for joining us at OCS!

Pauline said...

Hi Maria.... another stunning creation! I so love the button detail... just beautiful! Thanks for joining us at For Fun this week!

Gale Varland said...

Pretty card. Thanks for playing with us at Gingerloft Challenges. :) Gale