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Sunday, 4 November 2012

Eclectic Ellapu - It's a Vintage Thing

Happy Sunday Lunch Time

Looking forward to today as I am seeing my step-daughter, husband and two children today, we don't get to see them that often and I love seeing the children.

Today is a new challenge over at Eclectic Ellapu and this week our theme is Vintage.  A little out of my comfort zone with this theme, but I had seen some lovely Inkido paper Forever Santa - so I thought I would give it a go.  I also bought a sheet of Santa's Christmas which is gorgeous mini tag pictures of who else but Santa.

I hated cutting into the paper, I bought two pages and used half of both... sob, sob.  I hand cut a tag and distressed the edges, a Spellbinders pointsettia and Marianne snowflake with some of the paper. There is also a Cheery Lynn florish, WOC roses and one of my own hand made pins. 

I distressed the edges of the poinsettia with a nail file (thanks Fleur for the advice), and used a WOC pearl brad in the center. 

A close of up of my pin, the base of which was WOC pin plus some of my own beads and spacers.

This is the inside which I haven't quite decided what to do with yet. 

This was not an easy card to photograph as the colours are quite delicate. 

Please drop over to our blog and see the other DT members amazing entries, this is such a friendly DT team, everyone is so excited behind the scenes and Elaine is an amazing leader. 

Suzie xx


  1. Fabulous card Suzie:) Romantic and delicate details:) Gorgeous Santa and Your fantastic pin:)
    Happy Sunday,

  2. Gorgeous card,love the colours and the poinsettia is beautiful and your pin is gorgeous.

    Stunning work.

    Wish you a lovely day.

    Hugs Merethe

  3. oh my! What delicate artwork, and so romantic feeling, from the awesome days of old. The silver colors in the poinsettia are so rich in your setting, and the special pin enhancements are just perfect! All the elements are great together. The inside of your card is so pretty! Thanks for visiting my blog today!

  4. What a wonderful card! That pin is so gorgeous and you are right, the papers are so delicate!
    You have really captured the vintage look...the image is so pretty and the inside of your card so balanced and beautiful!

  5. WOW, you did very good with your vintage card!!!! Love your pin and the gorgeous poinsettia! Hugs, Brigitte

  6. Gorgeously vintage! Stunning paper and I love all the fabulous embellishments - the inside looks stunning too :)

  7. This is gorgeous Suzie. I love the vintage Santa image and the colours are so beautiful. Your poinsettia looks amazing.

    I hope you enjoy the rest of the day
    Hugs Sue

  8. Beautiful card,love the vintage

  9. This is a stunning vintage card Susie!! Love those papers - you did a fab job with it. I wanted to say Thank You too for the tip with the candle - no wonder it never worked for me, I always tried it with greasproof paper!! Thanks so much - watch this space! LOL!! x

  10. Hi Suzie, I love your vintage card and what a fabulous Santa he is, just how Santa should be :) Your poinsettia looks wonderful, love the effect with the distressing too. Hugs, Teresa x

  11. Awww love this Suzie and what a lovely thing to say about me. Thank you so much and I have to say I have the most amazingly talented and friendly bunch of Eclectics. You guys are the best xx

  12. Suzie,
    Your shabby vintage Christmas card is gorgeous. It almost looks like a scrapbook page. The inside is just as beautiful. I love these papers, they are an art themselves. Have a good visit with your family.

  13. wow fantastic vintage card suzie.your santa is gorgeous and i love your beautiful papers and details :D

    xx coops xx

  14. Wow, for someone out of their comfort zone I can only imagine what you can create when you are in it!!!!
    I know how hard it is to cut into beautiful paper, but you did a fantastic job on this stunning creation Suzie! I love everything about it girlie :)S

  15. Hi Suzie ,
    Wooow a very beautyful card you made , the out
    site and the inside are perfect with nice colored paper!!

    Hugs Epie xx

  16. Wow! Suzie! This is just incredibly stunning! Love all the details. The paper is sooooo pretty. Wonderfully wintery.


  17. I just so love this Suzie - it is the most beautiful Christmas card and makes me yearn for Christmases past, truly vintage!



  18. Oh Suzie, I love everything about this card. The image, the embellishments, the papers they are all great. I especially love the little pin. You put mine to shame. Just a wonderful card!

  19. Definitely gorgeous Suzie - I love these papers and images. The paper looks like it has been sanded - soo beautiful.

    I think this is amazing.

    Hugs Sue Pxxx

    Hope you has a lovely day with the family.


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