Tuesday, 26 November 2013

With Love at Christmas x

Hi Everyone..........................and a warm welcome to you all :-)
This fortnight at Craft Room Challenge the lovely Mervi is the challenge hostess and the theme is "Vintage Christmas......presents or cards" 

Our sponsor is Rogue Redhead Designs, who make wonderful Vintage and Eclectic Stamps.

Below is my DT project, which definitely has a Vintage Shabby Chic Theme. 


The background card is A4 and the stamped images are from Oxford Impressions 'Christmas Wish' Stamp Plate, which I won in a Giveaway from the very talented  Lynne Moncrieff of Adorn. You can find Lynne's blog HERE and it is certainly worth visiting x. 
The  OI plate is full of wonderful Vintage Christmas Images, which stamp beautifully.  
The drift wood was found during a beautiful summer walk on the South West Coast of Scotland and is attached with twine. 
After blending the card with Vintage photo Distress Ink  I  used the masking technique, blended  and water coloured  the main focal images with Distress Inks and Distress Markers. I also added some Ranger Stickles in Rock Candy to create a crisp frosted effect around the feet of Santa and the children.  The Spritz and Flick technique looks like snow is falling.

 Above is a closer view of the top left corner, with a torn tag stamped with the sentiment.
Below is the lower left corner with the Tim Holtz Tattered Poinsettia die. Here I used felt, which was stamped with Archival ink and  then aged with Vintage Photo DI. More Rock Candy Stickles were adhered to catch the light.

The  double bow was made using some hand dyed cheesecloth and once again Rock Candy Stickles provided that lovely sparkle, which just sets this piece off..... sparkling in the lamplight. 
 I do hope you can join in with us over at Craft Room Challenge this fortnight. You can also view and be inspired by the fabulous makes of my very talented DT Roomies by clicking HERE
I would also like to enter this hanging in the following challenges:

Over at Simon Says Monday Challenge the Challenge Theme is Countdown to The Holidays. My Christmas Hanging with the number 25 included is certainly doing that :-)

At Fashionable Stamping Challenge  the Theme is 'Shabby Chic Christmas'.


Thank You for visiting and taking the time to comment..........I really do appreciate your  visits/comments and always try to get back to you.

Crafty Hugs  as always xxx

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39 comments:

  1. Love all the elements and techniques you have used Annie to create this beautiful vintage make. Gorgeous double bow.

    Warm crafty hugs from Shirl x x

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    1. What a beautiful hanging Annie, I love the shabby bow and glittered poinsettia. This will look fabulous hanging in your home over the festive period.
      hugs {brenda} x0x

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  2. Wow, such a stunning hanging! Love the driftwood and those OI stamps look fantastic the way you have coloured them! Fabulous vintage Christmas make!

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  3. Stunning how you've used the driftwood to make this gorgeous creation Annie!

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  4. Your hanging is superb Annie, I love those stamped images, the wonderful background you created, that fabulous bow and the poinsettia is so beautiful with the Rock Candy. A really beautiful hanging. Not long now......can't wait! Hugs, Anne x

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  5. I love this hanging, Annie! It's so vintage and the techniques are wonderful. I love that it's hanging from a branch! Beautiful!

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  6. what a beautiful hanger Annie - it looks awesome and I love the felt poinsettia - brilliant xx

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  7. such an fantastic eye catcher with such a lot of amazing detail absolutely adorable!
    xoxo SanDee1899

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  8. Well Annie, you've done it again with this jaw dropping creation. It looks wonderful and I love the driftwood idea too. Lots of lovely textures and techniques used here too. Well Done. Hugs Rita xxxx

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  9. Hi Annie, love your vintage hanging. The image is gorgeous and the sentiment is fantastic. Love the warm tones and your added cheesecloth. Thank you so much for joining in the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge, great to have you playing along. Tracy x

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  10. Loving your vintage hanging Annie, that is such a fab image, Annette x

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  11. Love your hanging, perfectly vintage and the fact that your Santa Claus is Green is magical a pre cola gift bearing visitor, lot him. XOXO Zoe

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  12. Gorgeous hanging and fab details Annie. Really love the felt poinsettia.
    Thank you for your comment today. :)

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  13. This is fabulous Annie, I love it!!!
    Kevin xx

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  14. This is a lovely hanging, I love your rock candy accents
    Rosie x

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  15. Gorgeous vintage hanging, love the details and beautiful images.
    Yvonne

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  16. Annie...this Christmas hanging is so pretty. I love your felt poinsettia. I'd never thought of that...but it looks so vintage. I also love your cheesecloth bow with the the Rock Candy on it. Such a sweet design and beautiful stamps. Thanks so much for you sweet comment that you left on my blog as well. :) You're always so thoughtful. I'm so glad that you entered this in the Countdown to Christmas at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge, too! <3 Candy

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  17. This is a seriously beautiful piece of work, I love the image, the use of cheesecloth in fact al of it, and the poinsettia sets it off so well. Clever, clever art! X

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  18. Oh this is fabulous! You know I have a weakness for O.I. stamps and always love to see what you create with them because I know it will be amazing. Love the soft colours (the cheesecloth) against the natural elements.
    Surely this will have pride of place in your home over the festivities!
    Wishes
    Lynne

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  19. I love the use of drift wood on your project; it looks great. Oxford Impressions stamps are beautiful and you have created a delightful Christmas Project with them. I love Shabby Chic and this is a beautiful example of it. Thank you for dropping by my blog, leaving a comment and becoming my newest follower! It's lovely to have you. I am just off to return the compliment! Julie Ann xx

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  20. Beautiful vintage make Annie with absolutely gorgeous elements (all the better as some evoke happy memories). Nicola x

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  21. Back to have another peak Annie with my FSC hat on. Still beautiful x x

    Thank you for sharing with us at Fashionable Stamping Challenges.

    Warm crafty hugs from Shirl x x

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  22. Beautiful card, and love the driftwood you used! Valerie

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  23. A beautiful hanging, wonderful use of the driftwood.

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  24. This is such a beautiful Christmas hanging Annie, I love all the elements and how you've put them together - I love it.
    xxx Hazel.

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  25. Absolutely perfect Vintage Christmas, Annie - I love the image, and the warm sepia with those touches of traditional red and green. The driftwood top and bottom is a completely delicious touch - lovely, lovely work!
    Alison xx

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  26. What a wonderful Vintage Christmas design, Annie.

    Hugs Diane

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  27. Oh Miss Annie this is designer perfect, you do a lot of that :), the snow falling all over is fantastic, love all the brown shades, gorgeous, the drift wood, the beautiful gauze bow, love the touches of snow,and how you colored the image, the felted flower, eekkks its perfect, it's been such a pleasure visiting, so much inspiration and a lot of joy,, Have a wonderful week, ((( BIG HUGS )))..

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  28. PS, I looooove your make too ^-^...

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  29. Annie this is amazing! So creative and every inch of it is beautiful! It definitely captures the spirit of Christmas past.

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  30. Hi Annie, WOW What a fabulous hanging... Love the images & the use of the driftwood is brilliant...Beautiful vintage Christmas creation... Love it all.... Hugs May x x x

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  31. I just love this Annie ... and what a fabulous treat to get it out each year and add to your Christmas treasures. It is just wonderful! Love Debbie x

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  32. Der Hänger mit dem herrlichen nostalgischen Motiv und der tollen gefilzten Poinsette ist so schön anzusehen. Ich liebe die Gestaltung.
    Liebe Grüße, Bärbel

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  33. this is lovely Annie... <3

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  34. Love the way you've created this and hung it between the branches. Jenny x

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  35. Annie, this is such a lovely vintage Christmas hanging! Love the image and great idea to use driftwood for the hanger! Thank you so much for joining us at FSC!

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  36. Fantastic hanging! love all details! Reaaly great idea! Barbarayaya

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  37. Hi Annie, I think you have had a very special and happy weekend with crafting friends.
    love your hanging, sweet memory from your holiday to remember at C'mas;-))m

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  38. Gorgeous Annie, i LOVE the poinsettia - gorgeous, debi xoxo

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