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Saturday, April 20, 2013

CASE & Vintage Christmas

I've only made one Christmas card so far this year, so to avoid being too far behind when the season's here I thought I'd make a Christmas card for the Inkspirational CASE challenge.
I took inspiration from the CASE layout and several challenges to make up my card, using a vintage image, a snowflake embossing folder, kraft and two die cut pine branches. The branches have been covered with glitter and decorated with a red brad, pearls and bling. I added a rub-on to the image, saying "Christmas Greetings" in Norwegian.

I enter this card into these challenges:
1) Inkspirational - #16 CASE
2) Christmas Stampin' All Year Long - #12 Celebrating Snow
3) Crimbo Crackers - #39 Vintage
4) Christmas at Sweet Stampin' - Kraft
5) Crafting for all Seasons - #50 No Stamps Allowed
6) LEJ Designs - #49 Emboss It
7) Make it Monday with Kraft Outlet - Clean & Simple
8) Make it Monday - Anything Goes


cotnob said...

This is lovely Pia, fabulous vintage image and the splash of red is perfect.

Laine said...

Another fabulous creation Pia. Love your design style.

Lisa Minckler said...

Pia, I can see the card you had to case, but seeing what you did with it and how you turned it into the most amazing Christmas card is just awesome! It truly is a sensational holiday creation and the addition of the glossy embossed leaves and the red gems, extraordinary. What a classy vintage holiday greeting and I must say...if this is you first one for the year, I'd better brace myself for what's coming next!! This is terrific.
Lisa x
Also, I can't thank you enough for the very sweet message you left on my last post. Thank you :)

chrissy xx said...

Well if this is your first Christmas card Pia..
Your off to a good start!
LOve your colours...LOve how you've cased it...LOve your image too.

Tina Theis of Ivory Moon Designs said...

Such a pretty card ... I love how you have used the bling on it ... very effective

Thanks for joining us at LEJ DESIGNS Challenge

Good Luck

Tina (DT)

Unknown said...

Beautiful embossed card with a sweet picture as well..x

Fabiola said...

thanks to play with us at CSAYL, your card is so élégante and sweet, hope to see you next time, biz

Sue said...

Such a beautiful card Pia. I love the vintage image and the embossing. The brad, pearl and gem arrangement looks gorgeous.
Sue xx

KraftyKoolKat said...

This is so gorgeous sweetie. I love that detail on the side with the brad and gems.


Doris knippenenplakken said...

What a gorgeous card Pia!
Beautiful embossed and fun matching pictures.
Pleasant weekend Doris

sandie said...

Great take on the sketch and the glitter and red brad are perfect finishing touches x

Viv said...

Fab 'CASE'd' card Pia. the image is beautiful. Love it.


Pia, this is a stunning Christmas card - I love the image and embossing, and I absolutely ADORE the cluster of red bling in various sizes - that is an inspirational finishing touch!
Hope your weekend is a happy one - Hugs, Sylvia xxx

lalkygirl said...

What a stunning card ,love the intake pic and fab embossing
Thanks for joining us at MIM and good luck
Tracey x

Sue B said...

Ooh this is gorgeous Pia! what a sweet vintage image! I love the embossing and the pretty branch embellie…. it's a beautiful design! :-)
I hope you have a lovely weekend!
Big hugs
Sue xx

karen said...

Very beautiful card Pia, gorgeous vintage image, hugs, Karenxx

Chrissy said...

Simple,elegant,and very beautiful Pia...gorgeous image.


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 #9, #18, #234, #235, and #243.

I would love to have you visit my blogs: Paper and Scraps Creations by JuliaMe and Myself on the Dark… and My Art... Healing The Soul and become a follower.



Hannelie said...

hi Pia!
Love your take on my card!
Beautiful !!!

Glenda Atkins said...

Beautiful with wonderful embossing! Love it! Thanks for joining us at the LEJ Designs 'emboss it' challenge!

Deepti Stephens said...

A very cool card.. :)

sandie said...

Juut got your message about our post yesterday and have passed it on-thank you x

PinkyLisasInkyCrafts said...

Thank you for entering our current challenge 'Emboss It' over on the LEJ Designs Challenge Blog.
This is stunning. Gorgeous vintage image on a gorgeous clean and crisp card. The luxuriously deep embossing looks gorgeous and the finishing touch of the embellishments is perfect. Beautiful!
I really hope you will continue to join in some of our weekly challenges as there are always lovely prizes up for grabs.

Hugs Lisa xxxx LEJ DT Member

Faye said...

Oh Pia, I like this, I like it a lot! Very vintage and very gorgeous too. X

~Tammy~ said...

I love that vintage image! Thank you for sharing with us at The Kraft Journal!

Unknown said...

Pia I love your vintage Christmas card! The embossing and the vintage image are so pretty! Thanks for joining us at Inkspirational!

Mynn xx said...

This is just stunning, Pia! LOVE the pop of red at the side of that gorgeous vintage image! Thanks for joining us at Inkspirational! :)

Patricia St Martin said...

Pia, Just amazing, love the vintage look, also the embossing of the background. Awesome touch of the red to give it a wonderful color.
Hugs, Patricia

I'm a Little Teapot said...

What. Beautiful vintage card! And the bling really adds more loveliness to the card!

Heather said...

Very pretty! Love the clean and simple style and that pop of red against the neutral card. Thanks for playing with CSAYL.

Cheryl said...

Beautiful! I love the pretty accents.


Jani said...

Fab card!
Thanks for joining us at CFAS!
Jani x

Karen Willis said...

Great card, love the image. Thanks for joining us over at LEJ Designs. Karen xx

Ruth M said...

Stunningly beautiful Pia, I just adore the red pearl and bling accent details against the black and white! Yet another gorgeous card for us at Inkspirational - thank you, it's wonderful to see your creations each week! Ruth x

Gail said...

Very pretty card with the dash of red. Thanks for joining us at the Christmas at Sweet Stampin' Challenge! --Gail

Skye said...

A gorgeous vintage Christmas card. I love the touch of red. You do vintage so well

Jenny said...

Das ist eine tolle Vintagekarte. Ich mag das Motiv sehr.
Danke für deine Teilnahme bei CSAYL. Liebe Grüße Jenny said...

Simply lovely in the b&w - vintage and classy! Thanks for joining us at CSAYL!!!

sandie said...

well done for being in the top 5 at Ink-you are becoming a star! I did love this card x

Tip Top said...

Really pretty card and it just works so well! Thank you for joining in at Crimbo Crackers – hope you can join me again for the next challenge! Crimbo Crackers

Sue said...

Hello again Pia. Just popping back fo another look at your stunning card and to say Thank you for taking part in the Christmas at Sweet Stampin' Challenge
Sue xx

Natali said...

Absolutely lovely card. Gorgeous touch of red on it.
Many thanks for joining us at Christmas at Sweet Stampin` “Krafty Christmas” Challenge and we hope to see you again.

Decosse's Dynamite Doodles said...

Sweet Christmas card.