Hi Everyone....It's lovely to catch up with you here at my little corner of Blog Land.
As you know I am one of the Creative Guides over at A Vintage Journey Blog. I am so very proud to be part of this amazing team of uber talented crafters, many of whom I have met. We all have a love of Tim Holtz products and style in common and it's wonderful to see the diverse range of Mixed Media creations that are posted on AVJ for your inspiration/enjoyment.
This is our very first Christmas and we decided to have a Secret Santa, which meant that we received the name of another DT member, for whom we had to make a Christmas Gift/Card.
Below is my creation, which was posted to the most sweetest address I have ever heard of and is the home of the very talented Sandy Diller, of My Crafty Life Blog :-)
First of all I created an 8 by 8 Tri-Fold Card, which I covered with Tim Holtz Seasonal Stash Papers.
These truly are the most gorgeous papers and very sturdy. The papers were edged with Distress Ink In Vintage Photo and Walnut Distress Stain.
I had some Burlap Ribbo in my stash, which I applied to the holes punched with my WRMK Cropodile. Some Jingle Bells were added for effect xx
One of the papers in Tim's Paper Stash has the most lovely Santa verse, which decorates the sides of the interior. The papers were again distressed and then matted on black card.
You can also see some Ice Skates, which were gifted by my mum.............if anyone would like to know whose die this is I can find out for you so please email me............button on side bar :-)
The Right hand side, once again matted on black card, having been aged with Vintage Photo DI
The main photograph is a real favourite and reminds me of the 1960's when I was a child. Many of the photographs were still printed in black and white and I loved their appeal.
There is a lovely verse on the back for Sandy and her family, wishing them the most loveliest of Christmas's.
Then, there was the beautiful Secret Santa gift that I received from the lovely and very talented Jennie Atkinson of
Jennie met with mum and I earlier this year and we had a lovely crafty day. She kindly shared how she makes her renowned flowers and we just laughed and chatted.....it was so nice x
Here are a couple of pictures of Jennie's make, which I am sure she will be sharing in more detail on her blog
A beautiful gift to treasure and you can never have enough candles x
If you would like to see some more of our Secret Santa Gifts then please hope over to the AVJ blog HERE
There is also a Christmas Giveaway.................and depending on the amount of entries who comply with the rules there may be more than one !!!.............Please see details below or click HERE to go to the AVJ Blog
I would also like to take the opportunity to wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year for 2015
Thank You so much for all your wonderful comments and support throughout the year, it really does mean a lot to me. xx