Tuesday, November 3, 2009

MMSC26 Vintage Christmas Card

Special thanks to our weekly and monthly sponsors:  Heather Ellis Digital Stamps and Michelle's Scrapbooking

Congrats goes out to the award winners this week:


Crafty Pagan #58

Karen Wallace #3
Karen Lynn #9
Pam124 #40

Now, onto my sample for the week:

Well, as much as I hate to admit it, I sort of rushed this card out to be sure that I had my MMSC entry done in time.  I would like to think that my family and my life are getting back to normal now, but this was made in the midst of all of that chaos.  I think it turned out pretty well under the circumstances.

I really love this image and thanks to one of my friends for stamping some of them up for me to use.  I puffed the snow on the tree up some to look realistic, and I sparkled the snow on the ground a little bit.  I hope you like it.  I look forward to getting back around to visiting your blogs again, as I really feel like I missed so much in my downtime.  Have fun working the sketch this week, and I will see you soon.

Thank you for giving me a few moments of your time, and please leave a comment to let me know that you dropped by and what you think of my card.  Take care, and stay healthy!

Other Challenges:
Whimsical Ink Sorority


Chelsea said...

Glad to hear you and your family are getting back to normal. For a 'rush' card, it is fantastic! Love all the lace, trim and ribbon :)Chel

Jane, at Thepaperaffair said...

Fabulous, love that image and your coloring and the dry embossed snowflakes and the glimmer and other embellishments that add so much detail. TFS

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

I love your vintage winter card Carolyn!! The coloring and design are gorgeous!! The snowflakes add so much as do all your other embellies. Awesome take on the sketch.

Glad things are getting better at your house!!!


Anonymous said...

Hi hun!! WOW!! You know how much I LOVE your girls creations over on the MMSC, right?!! :) And you know, I will entering your candy above becaue I just love playing in the challenges anyway!! Your card is stunning, your coloring is beautiful and I LURVES your take on this sketch!! BIG HUGS

Michelle's Daydreams said...

Carolyn, this is just beautiful! I don't think I would have been able to make anything if I'd been as sick as you and you family has been recently. I love the lace around the edges and the snowflake background in red is stunning. This is really charming in every ways! :)

Denise @ kc242 said...

You can not tell you rushed with this card. Love the vintage image. All of your embellishments and gorgeous dp make this such a lovely card.
Well done! Very inspirational

Jeni C Slack (^0^) said...

This is a very pretty image from a Stampin Up Set :) I have the same one , but I never got a chance to use it. Lol.. You on the other hand made a beautiful card from it!! You have a magic with embellishments and making it charming. Hope you'll be feeling better , xox ~Jeni

Darlene said...

Well you may have rushed ... but your creation is as awesome as always!! This image is certainly an oldie but a goodie! I think that is the first SU set I ever bought and I still love it! Well done!!
BTW ... thanks for always leaving me such uplifting comments on my blog! It's wonderful people like yourself that keeps me going in this crazy crafting world I love so much!! Thanks!

Lovely Linda said...

Hello Carolyn, this is totally gorgeous! I love that image and have never seen it before!! Your colouring and effects on this card are amazing!! Carolyn - there is no doubt about you - you are superwoman, looking after a sick household, exhausting as that is...and then being able to produce a work of art like this! The snow makes me want to reach out and touch it - fabulous!!! Thank you for sharing - always something gorgeous to see here!! God bless you! {{{hugs}}}

designsfromwithinbycharlotte said...

Carolyn, Your card is just beautiful. I love all the details...the ribbon, buttons, lace and snowflakes. You have colored this classic image so prettily and I love all the embossing on the tree....gorgeous. I'm so impressed that you were able to pull such a stunning creation together after the rough couple of weeks you've had. Well done!
Big hugs,

Sue McMahon said...

hi Carolyn! WOW! Great job on this card! I love the lace. Those snowflakes are perfect! I need the big one for the card I made last night!! The image is very nice too! Makes me want some hot cocoa! :)

Ashley Newell said...

Wow! This is lovely! I really like the whole vintage feel of the card! Thanks for playing along with the Whimsical Ink challenge!

pam124 said...

What a beautiful card Carolyn. Can't believe you did this in a pinch!! The details are exquisite. I've played a majority of the MM sketch challenges. TFS your beautiful talent!

Carol Hurlock said...

Carolyn, I am late getting by this week, but just wanted to let you know how cute and adorable I thought your card is. The puffy snow is just amazing. Hope you are having a great weekend.


cabio's craft corner said...

Wow Carolyn, this is so gorgeous. I couldn't believe my eyes for seeing so much embellishments and they are all fabulous. Another stunning creation of yours!

Sandee Shanabrough said...

Carolyn your talent is amazing! This card is perfect!

Unknown said...

Wow what a pretty card - its adorable! Love the papers and the awesome layout!The image and sentiment are amazing.I am also buying card for giving gifts to the friends.

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