Sparkles Christmas challenge – An old fashioned Christmas

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Sparkles Christmas ChallengeI realise that it is only a short while since my last post – but I can’t work out whether it’s a good idea or not to link different pictures up to different challenges at the same time… So I won’t – I’ll give them separate blog posts.

I decided that for the Sparkles Christmas Challenge – an old fashioned Christmas, I really wanted to make something look Victorian. No idea whether I have succeeded – but I enjoyed trying. A blank white card base was covered with holly patterned vellum from my stash. Then both were cut through with the Sue Wilson die “Vienna”. The image was placed in the centre part of the die area, and enclosed with a peel off winter border of holly leaves. A muted holly leaf paper was placed behind the card front, then a ribbon and bow added, with just the corner peel off pieces to complete the whole. Oops – just noticed the top peel off has moved… sorry!!

My second effort was taken from a photo I found of a Victorian card for sale on E-bay! I chose three toning papers from my stash, cut two round the larger of a cake stand plate, and the music paper I cut from the smaller of the cake stand plates! What would we do without a traditional cake stand?? It even had lovely bevelled edges! I then folded it as if it were a serviette, and in the centre part added a poinsettia patterned paper, cut up and decoupaged. A red ribbon and a cream bow finished the card. It opens when the ribbon is undone, and there is space inside for a message.

So, there we have it – two entries for the Sparkles Christmas Challenge – an old fashioned Christmas. Hope you enjoy them.

Take care. God bless.


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One Reply to “Sparkles Christmas challenge – An old fashioned Christmas”


    I am kind of grinning because, where I live it is 80+ miles in one direction to go to the next city. ( with mountains and trees between them) so, this is something I do on a rotating weekly basis for work and once in a while pop into the craft store there. so, here ( where every one drives long distances to do things like that) 149 miles is not that far. Southern Oregon, U.S.A. I am glad you were able to make the trip though, that sounds fun. ~Stacy #55
    Wed, 16 Mar 2016 21:25:44

    Hi Yes you have made an old fashioned card, it looks brilliant, loving your design. Thanks for sharing with us at Sparkles Christmas Caz DT.
    Wed, 09 Mar 2016 18:58:15

    Sandra H
    This is just the cutest card ever and just perfect for our challenge over at Sparkles Christmas Challenge “An Old Fashioned Christmas” good luck and hope to see you again next time Dt Member Sandra H xx
    Tue, 08 Mar 2016 18:59:55

    Such a lovely take on our sketch! Thanks for joining us at 52CCT 🙂 Kaja
    Tue, 08 Mar 2016 17:03:20

    Shaz in Oz.x
    Some very clever cards Marget.. love the underlay on the first one and certainly a great shape for second one! Thanks so much for sharing. Shaz in Oz.x {Shaz in Oz – Calligraphy Cards}
    Tue, 08 Mar 2016 00:54:15

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