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Friday, November 25, 2011


I'm just a wee bit hooked on vintage images it seems, today was no exception, and found this one at Digital Two for Tuesday. I worked really hard with my colorless blender and what I call the "pickup" technique seen in many copic tutorials. I love the "watercolor" look and feel. Really dug into my stash and found some Mustard Moon paper from 2004, PaperLoft from the same year, Making Memories metal vintage brads, velvet ribbon leftover from a class I taught 6-8 years ago. I did use something new - new sizzix embossing holly folder, in reverse. Followed the sketch at Sweet Sketch Wednesday and it all came together quite easily.

Just Believe!

RECIPE: Digital Two for Tuesday-image; stash papers as mentioned above; Sizzix-holly & mistletoe die, holly embossing folder; sentiment made with photoshop
; Making Memories-brads; ribbon-stash/LSS; copics

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Simply Create Too
totally papercrafts
Colour Create challenge
Crimbo Crackers
Delightful Challenges
Moving along with the times
Paper Crafting Journey
Shelly's Images
Cooking it up with Katie
Crafts and Me
Little red wagon
Papercraft star
scrapbook sisters
Truly Scrumptious
Crafty Sentiments Designs
Creative Craft Challenges
Crafty Boots
Daisy Doodles
Hooked on Crafts
Karens Doodles
Paper Creations Ink
The Shabby Tea Room
Sparkles Forum Challenges


Lydia said...

Such a beautiful image! Love those metal brads too. Thanks for playing along with us at Frosted Designs.

Cora said...

This is a beautiful card. Thank you for sharing it with me.
Cora from Digital Two For Tuesday.

* Shaz * said...

Fabulous card

Thanks for joining us at Sparkles hope you will join us again soon. good luck xx

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Fab creation hun, love the vintagey feel & your colouring is great!

Thank you for sharing with us at Crafty Sentiments, Sparkles, Delightful Challenges & MAWTT this week, good luck!
Hugs Shell xx

mamapez5 said...

A beautiful image and monogram for Believe. A good use of all those bits of 'old stash'. Kate x

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

WOW this is fabulous! LOVE the image and your coloring is perfect! Thanks so much for joining our "RED & GREEN" challenge at Shelly's Images! Please come back and join us again real soon!!

Shelly's Images DT

Dee's Craft Room said...

I love this card, great colouring and layout.

Thanks for joining in the fun with Crafty Boots Challenge.


Bianca said...

What a fantasic Christmas card! I love the layout and the colours you have used but also all the tiny details you have add. Thank you for joining us at Fairy Tale Challenge! xx Bianca

Sue said...

Wow this is gorgeous Wendy! I love the vintage santa image and your colouring is beautiful!
Stunning papers and ribbons and the layout is fab - Love it !!
Thanks for joining us at MAWTT and good luck in the Challenge!
Hugs Sue xx

Jeannie said...

This is just so beautiful! Such a great holiday card! Thanks so much for joining us this week at Sweet Sketch Wednesday.

Peace & Luv,

Becky said...

this card ist fabulous! thank you for joining us at Fairy Tale Challenge. hugs, becky

DianeMoneyGoolsby said...

What a beautiful Christmas card--the Santa stamp you chose for this card is wonderful! Thank you for joining us at Simply Create Too for our very first challenge, Challenge #1 "All About Christmas". Looking forward to seeing your entries in ALL our challenges.

Simply Create Too Design Team Member

Hazel (Didos) said...

Super card, thanks for playing on Crafty Sentiments this week Hazelxox

Jenny said...

A lovely card and gorgeous colouring.
Thanks for joining EAC.

Wendy said...

Fabulous Christmas card, lovely santa image...Thanks for joining us at Totally Papercrafts this week.
Wendy xx

mulberry station said...

Your card is gorgeous. I love everything about your card. Thanks so much for sharing it with us this week.
Nancy SSW-DT

Jacki Randolph said...

Absolutely Gorgeous!! This image is stunning and your coloring is amazing! Thank you for joining us at Sweet Sketch Wednesday

Kari said...

Wonderful card!
Thank you for joining Karen`s Doodles this week and good luck!

HUgs,Kari :)

PokSa said...

What a beautiful card. Great work.
Thanks for joining us at the Fairy Tale Challenge.
xx Sandra

NanaConnie said...

Beautiful, Wendy! Love that vintage Santa! Thanks for joining us this week at Cooking It Up with Katie. Good luck in the challenge and I hope you're going to play again soon.
NanaConnie DT Chef

Pami said...

Beautiful traditional Christmas card, love the squares down the side, great layout. Thanks so much for sharing with us at MAWTT this week, good luck and hope to see you again soon! Pami x

Julia said...

Beautiful card, the color are perfect. Thanks for joining us at Paper Creations Ink. Hugs, Julia-DT

Jacki Randolph said...

Love your card, just so beautiful! Thanks for cooking it up with Katie.

Becky B. said...

GORGEOUS the vintage Santa image and all of the great details that you incorporated! Thanks for playing along with us at Frosted Designs this week!

Diamond Doll said...

Fab Christmas card and great vintage santa.Thanx for joining us at Crafts and Me this week.
Trish (-:

Sylvia said...

Thanks for playing along with us over at Colour Create.
Sylvia Such a lovley card. Love the papers, the colouring and design.

Anonymous said...

your card is stunning; the image is beautifully colored and gorgeous design.
The cards like it very much.
Thank you for joining us at Fairy Tale Challenge.

Nela said...

Its so gorgeous, what a lovely image coloured so beautifully!
Thanks for playing along with us at Fairytale Challenge
xx Nela

sallysbitz said...

Awww, this is just gorgeous. You have coloured the image perfectly x
Thanks for joining us this week @ Delightful Challenges & Good Luck x

hugs sally x

Kathie said...

Hi Wendy, I love your card,it's awesome what a wonderful image and your colours are lovely. Your embellishments are the most perfect finishing touch the icing on the cake. Great job and thanks for joining us this week at Sweet Sketch Wednesday and good luck.

Jen Leeflang said...

Thanks so much for adding your beautiful "RED & GREEN" creation to our challenge at Shelly's Images! I hope you join us again next week!
luv n huggz
Shelly's Images DT

Sharon Basel said...

This is gorgeous Wendy! I can see the wonderful coloring and know this must have taken forever to achieve this perfect look. Outstanding job with this card and the sketch. Thanks for sharing this beauty with us at Sweet Sketch Wednesday!
All the best,
Sharon, SSW-DT

Genevieve said...

Oh wow Wendy! This is absolutely fabulous Christmas card. Thanks for joining us @ Sweet Sketch Wednesday :)

Genevieve DT

Anonymous said...

Thank You For Joining Paper Creations Ink; We Always Enjoy Seeing Your Creative Talents! Have A Wonderful Holiday Season!

Carolina said...

Very beautiful christmas card. Thank you for cooking it up with Katie this week.

Crafteezee said...

Oh this is gorgeous, love your colouring and that sentiment, well, I probably wouldn't be able to make it even if I had photoshop. Beautiful vintage card. Thanks for joining us at Crafts and Me.
Hugs Tracy x
P.S. I also have special candy on my blog HERE

DesignerDiva said...

Beautiful card Wendy in the true spirit of Christmas

Thanks for joining us at MAWTT this week for Debs 'Ribbons & Bows' and good luck with the challenge
Laurie x

NancyD said...

This is such a wonderful card. Thanks for joining us this week at Delightful Challenges for our Red and Green challenge. NancyD

sara said...

beautiful card love that santa thanks so much for joining us at truly scrumptious this week
hugs sara x

sandra's crafty corner said...

fab card hun,thanks so much for joinin our free for all challenge at creative craft challenges, good luck and hope to see you with us again soon, hugs sandra Dt

Erin Reed said...

I love your use of metal on your project, you did a wonderful job!!

Thanks so much for playing with us at Frosted Designs, I hope you can come play with us again soon!!

Erin Reed

PS i became a follower of your blog, i hope you can pop and become a follower of my blog too!!

Tip Top said...

Wonderful Santa image! Thank you for joining in at Crimbo Crackers – hope you can join me again for the next challenge! Crimbo Crackers

Lisa said...

Such a gorgeous Vintage Christmas card, thanks for joining us at Papercrafting Journey xxx

Rosanne said...

gorgeous! Thanks for joining us at Little Red Wagon!