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Monday, November 7, 2011

MMM Challenge 23 - Christmas Traditional and Vintage

Was sorry to miss out on Challenge 22 at Make My Monday while my hubby was in the hospital, but happy to report he gets stronger every day. With November comes a new challenge at Make My Monday - Christmas. For this week, we focus on Traditional and Vintage. I confess that although I purchased all my supplies for my nearly 300 cards I make each year back in early September, I just started working on them yesterday. I do that every year! My card for the challenge is not my card for 2011, but only my entry for this challenge. I began with an olive card base, added a vintage inspired clipping from a piece of paper purchased years ago at a stationary store. I choose the Joy and Happiness stamp by Stampington and Company and stamped it on glossy paper with Peeled Paint Distress Ink. I distressed the image with Antique Linen, Peel Paint and Barn Red Distress Inks. I added gold photo corners and matted the image on gold metallic paper. Embellishments include portions of a gold doily, ivory tulle, red and white Baker's Twine (from an actual pastry box) and beautiful buttons that arrived from England recently as part of a Treasure Bag. Can't wait to see what everyone else comes up with for the challenge. Check it out, if you have not tried MMM before. It's a great challenge site. Best, Yvonne

11 comments:

Mynnette said...

Yvonne, this is stunning! I love all the textures and the colors--it creates a beautiful piece of art! Thank you for joining us at MMM!!! :)

Cazro said...

A truly beautiful Vintage card, thanks for entering into MMM. I love the colours and design. Caz

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Beautiful Christmas card, love all the elements.

Meggymay said...

Beautiful card, love all the layers.
Yvonne x

Brenda Brown said...

A fabulous vintage creation Yvonne and so glad to hear hubby is getting stronger every day.
Hope you are well too.
luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

Suzanne Brookfield said...

So pleased your husband is recovering - you were missed on Challenge 22! But this is a lovely card for this week's challenge. Love the use of the different elements, the tulle and jute looks perfect together! See you next week at MMM? Suzanne x

Jacqueline said...

A very beautiful Christmas card - so glad you were able to join us this week at Make My Monday - Hope your husband continues to improve - Jacqueline xx

Valerie said...

Beautiful vintage Xmas card, love all the different textures in the embellishments:)
Val x

Suzi B said...

Gorgeous vintage card Yvonne I love the joy and happiness stamp.. reminds of times when my children were small...
So glad you were able to join MMM this week and glad to hear your husband is on the mend.
Suzi B :D

Suzi B said...

Me again, forgot to say I too bought a Treasure bag ... it was full of lovely stuff
Suzi B x

Fliss said...

Wow! What a beautiful creation Yvonne. Really love the stamping and embellishing and June's treasure bags sure have some lovely stuff in.
Thanks for joining in again at Make My Monday and wishing you good luck.
Fliss xx