Friday, November 16, 2018

Vintage Christmas...

Hi folks, I'm seriously late to the party today thanks to the The Furry Boy's naughty antics. Being rudely awakened at 4.00am for a quick toilet dash out to the garden has been playing havoc with my body clock and I've overslept every morning this week which has thrown the crafty production line into chaos. But after a few late morning stuttery starts, I did manage to make 6 more cards for this year's Christmas Card Box using the gorgeous Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous Festive Overlay stamp set and papers from the Idea-ology Christmas/Noel Paper Stash Pad.

I trimmed the papers to measure 4" x 5.1/4", die cut the Tim Holtz/Sizzix Stitched Oval Thinlits from white card and coloured lightly with Antique Linen Distress Oxide ink using a mini round blending tool.
I fixed the Stitched Ovals in place with Distress Collage Medium Matte and stamped the images from Festive Overlay with Ground Espresso Distress Archival Ink.
I coloured the Santa image with Distress Markers using a Detailer Brush
stamped the sentiments with Versamark, heat embossed with Simon Says Stamp Antique Gold and Festive Berries Distress Oxide, heat embossed with Ranger Superfine Clear Embossing Powder
I stamped the snowflake image from Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous Mini Swirly Snowflakes with Versamark and heat embossed with Antique Gold.
And hey it's Christmas, so I went all out with even more gold embossing. I tapped the Versamark ink around the edges, dunked each panel into the pile of Antique Gold gorgeousness and heat set 

At this point, I thought the background of the ovals was looking a little bare, so I randomly stamped the Music background from Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous Music and Advert inked with Forest Moss Distress Oxide, matted the panels on to black card and contrasting papers from the paper pad and fixed to Kraft Card blanks.
I coloured the Idea-ology Christmas Typed Tokens with Alcohol Ink Gold Metallic Mixative using an Alcohol Ink Applicator Tool, fixed to the card and applied a coat of Glossy Accents. Once it was dry, I added a twine bow, only to discover that all that gold embossing and the lack of daylight was about to play havoc with the photography session.
But, you know what they say, tomorrow is another day
Have fun with whatever you are creating
Toodle-oo for now
Hugs Kath xxx


  1. These are beautiful Kath, I need to get back into the T.Holtz crafty loop after my little break, these stamps are gorgeous! xxx

  2. Fabulous set of cards again Kath, I love the tarten theme you have going on, looks top of the festive tree....have a lovely weekend.x

  3. Absolutely beautiful cards Kath. Xx

  4. Gorgeous cards Kath, what a fabulous set!! absolutely stunning! :-)

    :-( I can imagine its difficult to get back to sleep after being woken and made to go out in the cold at 4 am brrrr ;-) but at least he's letting you know and not peeing on the carpet ;-)

  5. Absolutely stunning set Kath, I just had to leave a comment, great tutorial too, - the best use of those Overlay stamps I have seen so far, - love the added snowflakes, they just finish the cards perfectly!!

  6. Stunning cards! I have been debating whether or not to buy this stamp set. Now I know I must! I love all your creations Kath! You never disappoint! Always look forward to seeing what you come up with! Hugs from Nova Scotia Canada!

  7. I love these vintage Christmas cards Kath, gorgeous papers and wonderful textures.
    Linda xxx

  8. So beautiful are your cards Kath hopefully Buddy will allow you your sleep and not want to wake you to releave himself xx

  9. Sorry to hear that the furry boy alarm clock is getting you up so early - hope he settles so you can have a good night's sleep!

    Your cards are fabulous, I do love a good traditional card and I enjoyed seeing how you put them together. Really love those overlaid images. Hugs, Anne xx

  10. Absolutely gorgeous cards and your creative touches are definitely getting the wheels turning for future projects. Can't until my furry companion and 10 month old black lab named Merida settles down enough to let me craft a little more. Right now she is at that toddler stage where you can't turn your back for a minute or disaster strikes. I may have to chance it after being inspired by your lovely cards.
    Greetings from Cincinnati OH USA

  11. Brilliant and beautiful Kath, love them. Hope you get a good nights uninterrupted sleep this weekend xxx

  12. I love these Christmas cards, the embossed snowflakes really make them special. Great cards!

  13. Love these card Kath, really nice. Lovely stamp sets and all the embossed snowflakes. Details are amazing.

  14. These are wonderful Kath. Love the added embossing!


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hugs Kath xxx