Wednesday, 26 October 2011

ABC Christmas Challenge - V is for...

It's time for a new ABC Christmas Challenge...and this time...Lacey is our host. The theme this time is:

'V is for Vintage'

We have two wonderful sponsors for this challenge:


The prize from Crafty Emma is a £10 voucher to spend in her fabulous store!


The prize from the Ribbon Reel is this delicious bundle of ribbons & lace:


For my card, I've used a Sarah Kay image called 'Noel Charity' that was sent to me by my lovely ABC Christmas DT buddy Lacey...which I coloured using watercolour pencils. The papers are from the My Mind's Eye 'Festive Frost' collection...and I distressed all of the edges with inks and my distressing tool...adding faux stitching with my CutterBee Bug and a white gel pen. I added some lace, a snowflake (cut using a Marianne Designs Creatables die...then coated with Glamour Dust), some adhesive pearls, and a sentiment (from a Stampin' Up! set).


I'm also entering this card into the following challenges:
For more inspiration from my lovely DT buddies, please pop over to the ABC Christmas Challenge.

21 comments:

mamapez5 said...

This is such a beautiful card Helen. I love those soft colours and the whole combination. Kate x

CARLA PREDIGER said...

Wonderful card. Loved the vintage look. Thanks for joining us at Christmas Inspirations challenges.

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous card Helen :-) I love Sara Kay images and this is wonderful and perfect for the theme :-) all the details are so pretty :-)

luv
Lols x x x

Riet said...

So beautiful card,I love the image and the colours.
So gorgeous papers.

Hugs Riet.xx

Sandra said...

Your card is so beautiful:) Sandra H

Noelle said...

Very pretty card! Love the vintage feel :) Thanks for playing my prompt at Jingle Belles! :)

Delphine said...

Gorgeous, Helen! Wonderful image and I love all the embellishments and the faux stitching! Have a lovely evening! Hugs Delphine xx

lauren bergold said...

What a gorgeous and beautifully layered holiday card! So much vintage style and so many lovely details! I especially love that pretty lace which IS the perfect soft element! <3

Dot said...

Beautiful, Helen. Love the vintage look, perfect for the Sara Kay image.
hugs Dorte

Little K Smith said...

Oh this is gorgeous Helen, I adore SK images and the colours are beautiful :)
Kelly.x

Samantha said...

Great card Helen I love the colours and love that snowflake too! hugs me x

SmilynStef said...

Love that *soft* pretty lace ... such a lovely holiday card ... so glad you joined us at jingle belles.

Heidi said...

Helen, beautiful! I love the colours. That snowflake is gorgeous!

Miria said...

So lovely, Helen. I like the unusual colour combo and all the details, hugs, Miria x

downrightcrafty said...

Hi Helen, what a gorgeous vintage creation, thank you so much for joining us at the Winter Wonderland this week
Hugs Kate xx
ps I have some candy if you are interested :)

Carissa said...

Beautiful card. Love the details in your embellies and that background paper is gorgeous. Hugs, Carissa

Anita said...

Hi Helen
You have posted your card for the challenge at Marianne Design Challenge blog.
One of the rules is to use a 3D image or stamp from MD. You didn't do that.
I'm sorry can not join this challenge.

xx Anita
Designteam MD

Crystal said...

So beautiful, love the design paper and the pretty lace! Gorgeous card! Thanks for joining us over at Paper Sundaes this week :)

Jenny said...

Thanks so much for joining in our fun at Paper Sundaes this week. I just love this vintage look.

crafty amy said...

Oh my gosh this is gorgeous! I am in love with that sparkley snow flake lol :D
Thank you for joining us at Marianne's design Divas and good luck.

Huge hugs

Amy xx

Crafteezee said...

Gorgeous, I do love vintage and your card is stunning in every way. Thanks for sharing with us at Marianne Divas. Hugs Tracy x