Friday 21 December 2012

Vintage Merry Christmas

The eagle eyed amoungst you might recognise this creation from my desk a couple of week's back .. .. I'd almost forgotten about it!  It's a pocket card, well not a actually a card in the sense that it opens and stands up but, I might fix it to a tent fold card base and use it for next year - once I get back to my craft stash again that is.  After taking off half the front of what was a kraft square card for something else, I was left with a short flap so used a pretty Marianne lace edge die on it and inked the embossed areas with Walnut DI to make them stand out.  I took a piece of Marianne paper and cut the scallp to fit under the lace edge then used the plain 'knitted' print on the back flap before sticking the edges down to create the pocket.

The tag is more of the Marianne knitted paper and cut out label from the pack.  I stamped the Marianne little border and text with brown Momento then added my diecut embellishments and the pearls to finish things off.

The Marianne dies I used are:

Anja's lace - LR0201
mini poinsettia - LR0142
swirl - LR0116

The Holly Jolly Christmas challenge is for vintage creations and the Fab 'n' Funky challenge is to add a little ribbon or lace - I just have the pretty lace loop on my Christmas tag but hopefully it's enough. The girls over at Fussy and Fancy Friday are looking for tags or banners, so I'll link up with them too.


  1. Your pocket is quite delightful & I love your construction of it. The little bit of lace with the reddish pink brad is beautiful with the poinsettias.
    Have a lovely Christmas & hope there is nothing to impede the turkey roasting.
    Paula (PEP)

  2. It's lovely Annie, a great pocket card. Loving those papers, and all the diecuts. The little touch of lace looks perfect with the 'knitted' paper.

  3. Gorgeous Annie. Love the die cuts and the lacy additions too. Haven't seen that knitted paper before, it looks so realistic.

    Kat xx

  4. Hi Annie,
    Thanks for visiting and your comments. I am glad to be back blogging and will catch up real soon. Hope you have a wonderful Christmas.
    Lovely pocket card.

  5. Gorgeous card.
    Hope you have a wonderful Christmas
    BIG HUGZ Fleur xXx

  6. Very very cute card. I love your dies poinsettia. Thank you for joining us to Fussy & Fancy challenge.

  7. Oh isn't this pretty! Love the cable knit papers, wonderful die cuts and fabulous design! Hugs, Lesley

  8. And I meant to wish you a wonderful Christmas, Annie! Festive hugs, Lesley

  9. WOWZER!! This is such a stunning design Annie!! Love the colors! Thanks for sharing!! Merry Christmas! Smiles and Hugs - *Vicki*
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  10. This is gorgeous. I love the colours and wonderful textures

    Thank you for taking part in the Fab n Funky Challenge


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