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Sunday, July 29, 2012

Vintage Christmas Card with no stamping

For this card I've used an image of a girl in wintery clothes. I added a Christmas sentiment  rub-on to the image.
As for my other supplies:
-5 different  papers: plain brown card stock, 2 different papers with spots, paper with script, burgundy velvet paper
- 1 cream colored lace
- 2 ribbons: cream colored with pompons and burgundy velvet
- 3 brads: two on the ribbon and a
- 2 dies: tree from Mariann CreaTables and circle (inside the card) from Leane Creatief.

I enter this card into the following challenges:
1) Christmas Card Challenges - #35 No stamping
2) 2 Sisters - #101 Christmas in July
3) Sugar Creek Hollow - #22 Vintage Christmas in July
4) Fussy and Fancy - #68 Vintage (with distressing and lace)
5) ABC Christmas Challenge - O for
Open it up (decorate the inside)
6) Pixie Dust Studio - Christmas
7) 52 Christmas Throwdown - Brads, use at least 3
8) Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas - #83 Tie a ribbon
9) Simply Create Too - Use it Two Times at least (2nd entry)
10) Make it Monday - Anything Goes 


Desire Fourie said...

Loving this beautiful creation.
Hop on over to Doing Life - for a chance to win some lovely digi stamps.
Doing Life
Digistamps4Joy DT Member
Tammy’s Scrapin Corner DT Member

Laine said...

Hi Pia, This is truly beautiful. Wonderful image and detail. Thank you for the very kind comment you left on my blog. I keep forgetting to allow comment on the post and I thank you so much for drawing this to my attention.

Sue said...

Stunning card Pia, I love the image and the colours and design are wonderful.

Hugs Sue

scrappymo! said...

Very striking car. I love the vintage image and that little tuck of coloured paper behind her is so pretty. You did the inside so beautifully!

Hazel said...

Beautiful vintage Christmas card - love the way you've decorated the inside as well. Thanks for joining in my CHNC challenge 83 - hope to see you again soon. x

Catie Cuddles said...

Stunning card. Thanks for sharing at the tie a ribbon challenge at CHNC
Hope to see you again soon.
Catherine xxx

Karina said...

Such a beautiful vintage card. Love the colours you chose and the dotted trees are a perfect match.
Hugs, Karina

Sue B said...

Oh Wow! this is gorgeous Pia! what a wonderful vintage image - she's adorable! Love the papers and embellishments… it's an absolutely stunning card!
Big Hugs
Sue xx

Skye said...

A very beautiful Christmas card. You put Christmas and vintage together so well. Another lovely image.

Unknown said...

This is put together so nicely. The vintage blends in perfectly with the Christmas theme. Beautiful Pia...

DianeMoneyGoolsby said...

Pia: Your card is so beautiful--I love vintage--and you did it perfectly . Glad you joined us at Simply Create Too for Challenge #18 - "Use it Twice"

Simply Create Too Design Team Member

Stamping Shanni said...

Gorgeous Pia! Absolutely beautiful card. I love the heritage photo and the layout is perfect. Saw it on MIM.
Stamping Shanni

loz said...

This is STUNNING Pia. I saw this on MIM..Loz

downrightcrafty said...

what a gorgeous creation
Hugs Kate xx

Unknown said...

Pia my friend, gosh I have to respond twice, saw you on MIM hon...well gotta say again this is the most beautiful creative vintage beauty one could lay eyes annie

Kim said...

Beautiful Christmas card!!

Lisa Minckler said...

Glorious papers and exceptional layering on your card. I love that you applied a rub on sentiment to your vintage image. I never would have thought of that, but NOW I have to try that! Gorgeous card Pia!! :)

Thank you so much for taking the time to link up your talent and creative ideas with us at Make It Monday!
Lisa xx

Danielle Vincent said...

Oh such a lovely card. The attention to detail and design is just fabulous, and I love that ribbon. Thanks so much for joining us at 52CCT this week!

Meggymay said...

Beautiful card, love the design and all the lovely layering. Thank you for joining us at SCH this week.

Anonymous said...

thank you for your lovely comment on my vintage birthday card. also thanks for the heads up on the word verification! i had no idea!!
cheers x

Anonymous said...

meant to say i love this card too, i am just starting to think about christmas cards. i love that youve decorated the inside too, cool x

Mynn xx said...

It is absolutely stunning, Pia! GORGEOUS vintage image and wonderful embellishments! LOVE this--thanks for joining us at 52CCT! :)

Anonymous said...

beautiful card thanks for sharing with us at 2sisters this week good luck with the challenge Tracy x

Karen H said...

This is absolutely magical! Every embellishment, every paper, every cut is gorgeous. This is one of the most stunning Christmas cards I've seen. I am thrilled I saw you on MIM! :o)

Hugs and blessings!

catherine said...

Hi Pia, just popped over from MiM to have a closer look at your card. it is just so stunning for a xmas card
x catherine

Marissa Isabel said...

Pia, thanks for stopping by my blog!!
I love your Christmas Card!!
Thanks for sharing your beautiful card at Make it Monday Challenge
Marissa Isabel

Mrs.B said...

Hi Pia, saw this on MIM, its a gorgeous card, love the image.

Zw@@n said...

Great card, Pia. Beautiful image and colours. Thanks for joining us at ABC Christmas Challenge.
Love, Wilma

Chrissy said...

I missed this one Pia, but so glad I have seen it now on Fussy and Fancy...absolutely gorgeous.I love those trees and need that die, fabulous image and love all the details..gorgeous work.

Thanks for joining in with us at ‘Fussy and Fancy’


Tammy said...

WOW this is gorgeous Pia!! I love that vintage photo! Awesome creation! Thanks for stopping by my blog!
Hugs, Tammy

Corrinne said...

Absolutely gorgeous! It would be fabulous as decoration, too! No one will throw this card away :)

Btw, I saw you on MIM.

Lots of joy,

PS - I invite you to join Tuesday Alchemy's newest challenge at

butterfly said...

This is so gorgeous! Saw you over at MIM, and had to come and see more! Love your text background, beautiful subtle red paper behind that wonderful picture, and especially your spotty trees. Gorgeous!
Alison x

The Scrapping Factory said...

Very beautiful! Thanks for playing along with us at PDS....Fabi xxxx

Ruth M said...

What a beautiful vintage Christmas card Pia! Thanks so much for sharing your lovely creation with us at 52 {C}CT! Ruth x said...

Gorgeous Christmas card.I love your design, layout and trees. Thank you for joining us at 2 Sisters challenge blog this week. Good luck. Hugs, Jill x

Patty Gorka said...

How pretty, amazing detail and I love those trees! Thanks for joining us at 52CCT this week!

Unknown said...

Love your card! Thanks for joining Fussy & Fancy!!!

Julia said...

I saw your beautiful creation on Make It Monday and had to visit and take a closer look. Gorgeous! TFS! My entries are: #84, #129, #91, #157, #158 and #277.
I would love to have you visit my blog!

~♥~The Navy Wife~♥~ said...

Beautiful card inside and out and the photo is so lovely! Thank you for linking up and playing along with us this week at Christmas Card Challenges :)

Holly Young said...

How gorgeous is this???? stunning!

thanks for joining us at SCH this week!

Holly SCH DT

Kasey ~ in Oz said...

Fabulous card Pia, it's amazing how beautiful a no stamping card can be! Love the vintage photo and style you've used.

I saw you at MIM #100. I am entry 300 this week, I'd love it if you dropped by.

Kasey ~ in Oz

Ani said...

What an beautiful card! Hugs, Ani
P.S. I have a candy over at if you're interested...

Anonymous said...

Fabulous card love the style too! Thanks for Playing along with us this time for our O for Open it up Challenge at ABC Christmas Challenge this time, hugs Samantha :0)

Unknown said...

i like your style to crafting so much .. so neat and done with perfection.. and you use lovely colors ..