Good Sunday morning all! First of all, let me say Wow! I could not believe all the wonderful comments I received on yesterday's blog post! Before noon, there were already over 200 comments, so many were even from brand new blog followers too, I was really excited to see! Another year it is then, it's settled! For today's card I have a vintage styled Christmas card to show you. Actually this card used the ornament piece that was left over from another card (I just couldn't see wasting it!) I picked a wine/maroon coloured card as a background for my card and my ornament. For the background, I used a grey card and some matching Teresa Collins paper as an accent strip. I added a piece of cream layered scallop lace from Creative Expressions. I stamped the oversize sentiment in the corner using a clear Perfect Medium pad and then I heat embossed with Cosmic Shimmer Silver Shine embossing powder. For my focal element, I cut out the Heirloom Ornament for 2010 out of milk coloured card. I left it in the die, and transferred it to the negative side of the Holiday Magic embossibility which I had inked with Antique Linen distress ink. The ink was then transferred to the floor of the design on the card for the faux letterpress technique. The aperture was used for another card and I used the ornament for this card so no waste! I cut a larger ornament out of the same colour as my background as a mat and to give the card balance. I added a small bow (by my standards at least! LOL) tied from satin/grosgrain ribbon and added a fancy button from my stash to the top of the ornament. A pearl swirl and a pierced edge served as the final touches for my vintage Christmas card.
Now it is time for the weekly comment game winners to be announced and since we had so many comments on yesterdays post, there will be two sets today. This week is all about winners in fact! I also cheated a tiny bit (we were just shy the goal of 3700 followers at that time)
and drew the winners for the Blog Candy Contest yesterday so you wouldn't have to wait for my return to do that! I will announce those on Monday and then Tuesday will be the Anniversary prize announcement. I have also arranged for the prizes to be posted out in my absence so no waiting there either!
Todays winners are:
Chrissie J Lui!!!
Congratulations to all of today's winners! Please email me at email@example.com to confirm your address and claim your prize. Don't forget, the Grand Blog Candy Contest winners are being announced on Monday's blog and Tuesday is the winner of the Anniversary prize. All for now, Sue x