7 December 2012

Christmas Postcards

Hi there everyone and welcome to the weekend. Fairly quick post tonight as I've just spent 2+ hours catching up with posts (mental note to self - do NOT go missing for longer for 2 days unless it's a dire emergency!) Wow, there is some amazing and inspiring work out there - you guys are so talented. Talking of talented, can I please beg your indulgence for a moment and request that you take a peek at this AMAZING dollshouse/craftroom HERE. I am in awe of the time, patience and attention to detail that this must have taken (just look at the craft knife for example!!!) and all this from a relatively new crafter. HUGE applause Laura. Keep at it hun:)

Now I'm sneaking in with my entry for the latest Our Creative Corner challenge - vintage Santa Claus is Coming to Town. My starting point was the freebie image of Santa on an old postcard from the lovely Linda Coughlin HERE. It really reminded me of the Freebie images posted HERE by the wonderful Astrid (again, take a while to look at Astrid's stunning work if you haven't seen it before). Sure enough they came up a treat when distressed and inked.

The background fell into place - the Sizzix Postcard embossing folder and thick white card smeared with Versamagic/Versamark and Distress Inks.

Although there were touches of red on the postcards (a requirement of the challenge) it is a colour that pops so well against the background colours, so a touch of ribbon was needed. And on a vintage piece you NEED vintage lace courtesy of The Funkie Junkie Boutique (re-opening in the New Year for all your crafting needs) - it takes ink beautifully which in this case was Antique Linen of course.

Like the rosettes? Handmade! Get me! Oh the trials and tribulations of not having a BS/Vagabond and TH dies! But hey, I've got a room full of stash and fiddling with paper is a joy in itself, honestly. The whole lot was topped off with seam binding, ribbon and twine. So there you have it. Jenny does subtle!

This weekend brings so many chores, with the added bonus of decorating (I'm OCD about the tree but now use my taller sons to reach the top branches for me:) However, there are the remaining tags/cards to be made and some specialty paper to be inked (courtesy of Anita Houston's tutorial HERE). Hope whatever you are up to you get chance to escape to your inky area for at least a bit of it. Hugs, Jenny x


  1. Fabulous tag, love how you've used the rosettes.

    Sam xx

  2. Hi Jenny, just catching up here and sorry to take so long to leave you some comments.
    Firstly many congratulations on your Craft Stamper news and your project is absolutely stunning.
    Really gorgeous array of projects here too with amazing texture and detail.
    Have a lovely weekend.
    Hugs, Fliss xx

  3. This is one of my favourites of yours to date, I think, Jenny - right up my street with its gorgeous vintage images and colours, beautiful distressing and lovely layers - yum, yum, yum!!
    Alison xx

  4. Hi Jenny, I just went over to have a look at the dolls house - wow, you are so right, it is utterly amazing and deserves to be seen. She is a very talented young lady, I hope more people visit and leave a comment.

    Your tag is wonderful, love that Santa image and your rosettes are fabulous - well done! I don't have Tim's die either but just use my Martha Stewart score board to score evenly. It is great fun, if not a little time consuming!

    Have a lovely weekend. Hugs, Anne x

  5. Hello Jenny
    You have established an immediate message through your choice of colour palette; Green triggers a positive feeling and it captures the eye, it also has a calming and peaceful effect on the onlooker.
    But you have extended the effect by adding beautiful elements; the vintage image, the rosette, Your Tag is just gorgeous to look at because of all these factors. it all connects together wonderfully.

  6. Firstly, I've looked at two of your links but need more time to look at the Dolls house!
    Now to your tag: beautifully vintage which is a look I really do love - you have it off to a fine art I think. Love how you've distressed the image and your rosette fits in perfectly.
    I know what you mean about trying to catch up - I've hardly blogged this week and my task to catch up is a huge struggle!

  7. Hi Jenny, I am soooo loving the vintageness of this! The layers look amazing and is perfect for this style. And the red really does pop beautifully. Love it!!!
    Dot x

  8. Hi Jenny, Get You LOL! Love your rosettes!!... and ... totally love your tag and all its elements. Its a super gorgeous make. Off to see the dolls house now. Have a lovely weekend - Nicola x

  9. I love your vintage tag Jenny!! Well done on the rosettes - sometimes we forget that there was crafting before TH products, lol. Hugs from NZ xo

  10. wonderful vintage tag Buttons, loving all the layers and embellies. ~Enjoy the weekend, xx

  11. Great tag. Love the vintage look.

  12. ...this is one delightful tag Buttons, I love the whole vintage theme going on, through the colours to the image, beautiful paper choices that fit the theme so well and all the textures, stunning stunning work thats a delight to look at, I love it...Melxx :)

  13. Buttons this is gorgeous...I lve the image and if I knew how to do the technical bit may have kept it myself!!! Youbhave made a delight here and I love the colours , the rosettes hand made...wow fab Jenny!! X trace x

  14. Oooh its lovely - love the colours you have used. Have a great weekend too.

  15. Good Morning Buttons,
    Another stunning Tag. The colours and layout all tie together beautifully.
    Question:- do you mount yours "Tags" onto a card for giving or do you leave them as "Tags"
    I made a card the other day, it was to be a Tag but in the end I mounted on card as I thought there was just something missing.
    Thank you for you inspiration
    Have a Great Weekend

    Patricia xx

  16. Hi jenny, loving your last 2 posts I must get to grips with melt art! The vintage Santa tag looks like you've just found it in a box of old treasures, beautiful vintage style and colours, i' m off to see if I can grab that image over at linda's thanks for your continued support of my blog with lovely comments have a lovely day x

  17. This is beautiful Jenny, fabulous elements and the pop of red really brings it to life. Have a great weekend xx

  18. Amazing...it looks like a really old traditional Christmas card...
    Gorgeous tag!!!!!!!

    have a good weekend, Alie :-)

  19. Hi Jenny love this tag and the Santa image is perfect x your rosette is amazing.....good improvising x

    Hugs Annie x

  20. Oh my, this is absolutely gorgeous. Adore the colours and the Santa image is what I call a 'Santa for grown ups', lol! This is one of my favourite tags I've seen so far this year I think. Stunning work!

    Lesley Xx

  21. Those colours are just so perfect with their faded, vintage appearance which makes it look so authentic.
    A huge fan of this!

  22. Beautiful tag!!

    I know what you mean about being absent for a few days...everything piles up...lol

  23. Beautiful tag! Love that Santa and those rosettes are GoRgEoUs! Enjoy the weekend!

  24. Gooooorgeous tag, Buttons! :) Beautifully vintage make and the rosettes looks fabulous! xx

  25. Another PIN for me! Vintage gorgeousness! You should submit this to Compendium of Curiosities II as well. It's rosettes this week.

  26. Oh Jenny this is stunning and I am so pleased you found some use for one of my images. Thanks also for the link to Linda's, they really do go so well together! Really love all the layers on this tag, oh and boy I know what you mean about missing projects if you don't do the rounds. Off to check out your other links. Have a great Sunday!!

  27. Very vintage indeed :) wonderful
    Von ♥

  28. Big Storm rumbling in Jenny - two words - Totally Gorgeous!

  29. What a gorgeous tag! Love the vintage look and feel of it! Stunning work! Hugs, Sandra

  30. Gorgeous vintage tag..Love those images & rosettes, Great coloured / embossed background Hugs May x x x

  31. what a fabulous vintage tag. I love the santa image you used. very pretty. I love the rosette you added.
    thank you for playing along with us @ OCC

  32. This is just beautiful with so much work on it.

    Thank you for the link to Laura I enjoyed seeing the little makes there

    Love Chrissie xx

  33. All of your Xmas cards are absolutely lovely!!!! Pure eye candy!

    Claudia x


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