Tuesday, 14 October 2014

Christmas Past




A Christmas Past card today I love all the embellishments that are on this style of card, but feel I need a bit more practise to really achieve the effect I am looking for. Another dull morning and on the chilly side autumn is definitely here, the dull mornings have turned into beautiful afternoons crisp and bright.

Despite the awful train journey last week I have a trip to Edinburgh planned for the end of the month where I am meeting one of my sisters to introduce her to an aunt who I met through undertaking my family tree last year. I have known for some time that my dad had a half sister and another family member in Canada  met through researching my tree heard from her after yet another relative in Canada had contact with her.


Image printed from the first CD I bought Joanna Sheen's Christmas
Paper from Maja Designs and oddments of plain paper
All die-cuts made from Spellbinder Dies

Challenges

http://cdsundaychallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2014/10/christmas-is-coming.html
http://www.trimmiescraftchallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2014/10/challenge-280-9th-of-october-christmas.html
http://christmasblogchallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2014/10/lace-and-pearls_10.html
http://www.mytimetocraftchallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2014/10/challenge-262-santa-claus.html
http://suzysmarty1.blogspot.co.uk/2014/10/completely-christmas-challenge-33.html
http://pixiescraftyworkshop.blogspot.co.uk/2014/10/pixies-snippets-playground-week-146.html
http://christmascardsallyearround.blogspot.co.uk/2014/10/october-challenge.html
http://houseofcardschallenge.blogspot.de/2014/10/october-challenge-punches-dies.html
http://craftyribbonschallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2014/10/challenge-104.html
http://oldiebutagoodiechallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2014/10/christmas.html image printed from Cd which was one of my first purchases when I started crafting.
http://crimbo-crackers.blogspot.co.uk/2014/10/challenge-67-anything-goes.html
http://craftyhazelnutschristmaschallenge2.blogspot.co.uk/2014/10/chnc-challenge-extra-for-october-2014.html
http://www.totallygorjuss.blogspot.com.au/2014/10/challenge-257-traditional-christmas.html

23 comments:

Wynn Walton said...

Love the oldie worldly feel to your card........you've captured the style perfectly. Thank you for sharing it with us at CD Sunday. Wynn DT

tilly's crafts said...

great card, love the frantage on the image. Enjoy your trip - researching your family must be fascinating!
kim x

Christine said...

Love your card Meg and all the embellishments are perfect. A lovely image and your frantage really makes the card pop. Thanks for joining us at CD Sunday
Christine xx
CD Sunday DT

Sue B said...

Ooh this is gorgeous Meg… what a lovely santa image… I was looking through my folder last week and some of my 'vintage santas' look downright scary!! Lol - but I really like this one... he has a lovely Grandfatherly feel about him. Love the frantage and pretty embellies… everything has come together beautifully… it's perfect vintage!
glad the train journey hasn't put you off travelling.. the trip to Edinburgh sounds good… how wonderful that you've found some extended family through your genealogy… and in Canada too… sounds really interesting! I am gonna miss WDYTYA... just watched the last one with Twiggy! :-)
Hope you have a lovely evening!
Big hugs
Sue B xx

MRS DUCK said...

Hi Meg
A lovely vintage looking creation. Thank you for joining in at House of Cards Challenge.
Best wishes.
Ang x

Judy V said...

Pretty card! Love all those embellishments together! Thanks for joining us at House of Cards!

Di said...

LOVE this Meg! It's very vintage and so beautifully thought out an made.

Hugs

Di xx

Trimgym said...

Lovely creation, thank you for joining us this week at CRAFT Challenge this week and good luck!
We would love you to also check out our DT call and apply if you feel this is something for you as we are looking for some talented and friendly crafter to join our DT Team.

Jo and the CRAFT Team.

Cazro said...

A wonderful traditional card for Christmas. I remember buying this CD, nice to see memorable images. Thanks for sharing this with us at CD Sunday Challenges. Caz

cuilliesocks said...

hello Meg, gosh how wonderful to have traced lost family, I do hope the meeting goes well.
Now your card is gorgeous, wonderful vintage Santa and design, lovely embellishments, hugs Kate x

Jacee said...

Love the vintage feel to this lovely card Meg, fabulous work!
hugs Jacee
Simply Paper Card Design

Carol said...

This was one of my first CD's and it is great to see it being used again.
Thank you for joining in with us.
Carol xx
CD Sunday DT

Mynn xx said...

What a beautiful card, Meg! LOVE that image and all the texture! Thank you for joining us at House of Cards! HUGS! :) Mynn xx

Sandy How said...

Lovely vintage santa. Fabulous card with great embellishments. Thanks for sharing with us at Completely Christmas this week.
Hugs,
Sandy

Kim. said...

Beautiful vintage card, lovely Santa. Thanks for sharing with us this week at My Time To Craft.
Kim x

Hazel said...

Thanks for sharing your beautiful card for CCAYR October challenge - hope to see you again soon, Hazel, CCAYR design team - and thanks for entering this for my CHNC challenge extra for October x

starcyl said...

A real vintage style card, love that image.
Thanks for joining us at CD Sunday this time.
Jenny x
CD Sunday DT

sue-b said...

Just love this card.Thank you for joining us at CD Sunday
sue-b x DT

downrightcrafty said...

absolutely gorgeous thank you so much for joining us at Crafty Ribbons
hugs Kate xx

Jocelyn said...

Love that nostalgic santa and all those embellishments.
Jocelyn x
CD Sunday DT

Suze said...

Lovely vintage Christmas card. Thanks for joining in the challenge at CHNC Extra for October

Merethe Arstein said...

Love this vintage styled card and these vintage styled images are the so fine to use.
Thank you for participating in our October challenge: Die/punch at House of Cards.

Ma :)
House of Cards DT

Katy said...

So pretty! I love the vintage feel! Love the poinsettia too! :) Thank you so much for joining us at House of Cards! :)