Friday, September 14, 2012

A Victorian Christmas



Happy Friday, everyone!!! I hope you have all had a marvelous week and are prepared for a splendid weekend. The bathroom is progressing so I am in a happy frame of mind! It will be quite a while before I undertake another renovation---this is for the record!!!

My card today is a little bit unusual for me. I used an image from the Lunagirl Victorian Christmas CD which I have had for a long time. I printed it on photo paper so that it would look more like an old postcard. The base and all double matting is Bazzill and the DP is from the Bo Bunny Rejoice paper pad. I love those traditional Christmas colors! For the horizontal I used 1" Organza Ribbon with a grouping of Miniature Gold Bells tied with Gold Metallic Cord. The floral arrangements are resting on Mulberry Holly Leaves. I have used 1 1/2" Tea Rose, 1" Wild Roses, Closed Rosebuds, and White Stamens. The upper flowers are resting on an almost hidden gold snowflake which I covered with more German Glass Glitter and to soften the corners I have used some gold pearls.

Thank you so much for dropping by today and I hope to see you again real soon. Until the next time, I send BIG HUGS!!!

47 comments:

Linda said...

What a beautiful card
hugs Linda

Leah Ann Gast said...

Awe this is very beautiful!!! Hugs! Leah Ann

Martinas Welt said...

I am not a fan of these images, but hey...this card is absolute awsome! really beautiful!
Martina

Julie said...

Beautiful card!

Hugs,
Julie

mags said...

Such a beautiful card. Everything works so well together. Stunning.
Mags
x

Susan Flynn said...

This is stunning, I love the image x

Baukje said...

What an outstanding card, I love old Victorian images.
Hugs.....Baukje

cebelica said...

I love the vintage look of your card. It's so beautiful! Hugs! xx

Geri Urumova said...

Marvelous, just wonderful! I could not tell this is not your usual style. I also love the traditional Christmas colours and you've done an excellent job here :-)
Hugs,
Geri

Christine Harrop said...

I'm not a fan of vintage Christmas, but have to admit you have done a great job with this Jacque. Christine x

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Kelly Lloyd said...

This is beautiful.. that image is gorgeous.. love the embellishes too

Have a good weekend

Hugs Kelly

nannapat said...

I do like the modern images and colours for christmas cards but there's something about a traditional card that really shouts christmas! Lovely card Jacque. Pat x

Chrissy said...

Such a beautiful card Jacque, just stunning.

Luv CHRISSYxx

angelique (anlou) said...

hiya sweetie
what a super gorgeous card sweetie
such a traditional card, i love it
all the detail are so pretty hunni
hugs angelique

morkaren said...

Nu har jeg set julekort i alle mulige farver, de er da pæne og fornyende, men dette er hvad jeg forstår ved et rigtig julekort, der behøver ikke stå "god jul" for det oser af jul. knus morkaren.

Rosana Garcia Hess said...

very inspiring Jacque!!!
kisses
Rosana

Christina C. said...

OMG.....this is vintage at its BEST!
lOVE, LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Exquisite details and such a lovely vintage image!

Sonia said...

What a gorgeous card dear creative friend^_^
I love this vintage image and all the lovely embellishments^_^
Big hug,
SOnia

Danielle said...

Jacque, this is wonderful! love that beautiful image and the idea of printing on photo paper. gorgeous style, love the papers and colors, very pretty christmas roses! Hugs.

PS: I love her (muff) hope it is the right word... as a little girl I dreamed of having one in white fur like this LOL
Hugs.

Riet said...

What a wonderful card Jacque.

Hugs Riet.xx

Carla S. said...

This is absolutely gorgeous, Jacque! I love the traditional colors and the beautiful vintage image!

Kara Lynne said...

Your card is absolutely gorgeous! I love the traditional use of the Christmas colors!

Heidi Brawley said...

WOW this is a Gorgeous Christmas card!! love it!!!

Tanya said...

This is beautiful Jacque, I love the traditional colours :) the image is so pretty and vintage!

Tags xx

Helen said...

what a beautiful card!

Rhonda Miller said...

This is beautiful.

Planetsusie said...

This looks so classy Jacque - I love the colours and the image.

Very very nice.

Hugs Sue P xxx

Anonymous said...

Hi Jacque,
Love your card! Beautiful! I have a Lunagirl CD of The Holidays and they have some beautiful images.
Your card is so great, love everything about it.
Cheryl R.

Fabiana Strehlow said...

Muito lindo, Jacque!
Gostei deste estilo!

Abraços!
http://fabi-expressoes.blogspot.com.br/

Kimberly said...

Such a lovely image, and gorgeous embellishments! hugs, Kimberly

Leslie Turner said...

Absolutely beautiful! Love that image, your papers and flowers!
Hugs,
Leslie
http://leslieturner58.blogspot.com

Rufus said...

It does look like an old postcard...very pretty. Renovations are not for the faint of heart, that's for sure. It's duly noted that you won't be doing any more! Have a fantastic weekend,
R/

Sol said...

The image is Gorgeous... FAB strong red color.. and Beautiful Flower arrangements. :o)

Sonia said...

I love this card! I find I am appreciating the vintage look more every year!

Jenée said...

Oh my, this is quite stunning. It is an absolute delight to behold. Well done.

Candy said...

Most lovely, Jacque,

Love the old fashioned pictures and sentiments.
No one would know this isn't a stamp!!! It is gorgeous with your beautiful papers and embellishments.

Thanks so much for joining us at the Challenge Blog.
It was great to have you with us this week :o)

Love, Candy

Susan said...

Jacque this is just gorgeous!!

Love it :)
Susan

Pinkllilac said...

Beautiful card Jacque, love your style on this and super design as always.
Big Hugs Linda

Karin Schuring said...

Beautiful card Jacque!! Gorgeous layout!! Hugs, Karin

Auntie Em said...

Your card is so beautiful and elegant! I love the pretty image and the sweet bow and roses bouquets. I like how you did the double matting under the pretty papers.
Oh, now I am getting so excited about creating some more Christmas cards. Thanks for the inspiration! :)

Mary Lou said...

Wow very unique Jacque!!
Hugz

Edilza Teixeira said...

Oi Jacque!!!

O cartão esta belíssimo!!! Essas flores vermelhas estão fantásticas. tudo bonito.

Beijos

Jennifer Scull said...

oh that is truly beautiful! the holly leaves really set off the roses perfectly. :)

thank you again for your pink kindness!

Kim. said...

Oh wow what a gorgeous card, a little different for you BUT just as stunning.
Kim xXx

Traci S. said...

Hi Jacque~

This card is splendid! I love how you put it all together. I never know how to put a "photo" into a card. You did it beautifully. And, your fingers must be so nimble to tie all of these tiny knots! Still miss your coloring more, though!

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Traci Starkweather

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Paola ♥ said...

So beautiful!!

Hugs
Paola