Saturday, December 19, 2015

Retro Christmas Card



Hi, Friends......

I am here with a quick card I didn't get a chance to post yet.  I made this with leftover things from my cards here and here.  


This card features a layered embossed background using DCWV scraps and my Darice - Interlocking Circles folder, an Echo Park journaling card, and some wonderful 3-D Christmas stickers with the fun little VW bug from my past, I mean my stash.  I added a tiny "pinch" of baker's twine for the smoke curling from the chimney.  LOVE!!!  

I will figure out who won my mystery prize on the Coffee Lovers Hop and try to get that posted tomorrow.  

I am still baking cookies and getting cards ready to mail.  Not sure how Christmas manages to sneak up on me so cleverly each year.  What would I do if it fell in March or something??????  lol...

Hope your homes are bright and merry and your friends and families are gathering around.  We have a fresh blanket of snow and more on the way.  White Christmas, here we come...  I LOVE Idaho!!!

<3
Janis

Thank you for the honor of entering this card in the following challenges:
1. The Male Room Challenge #25 - Christmas or Seasonal Greetings
2. Pixie's Snippets Playground - Weeks #208/209 - Use Snippets
3. Amusing Challenge - Happy Holidays
4. Amusing Challenge - Anything Goes
5. DL.Art Thankful Thursday Challenge #170 - Use Red/Green or Blue/White alt. Thank You
6. Cards in Envy - December Challenge - Very Vintage Christmas Card
7. Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - Just A Pinch of..... Bakers Twine
8. Simon Says Stamp - Work it Wednesday November Challenge - Holiday Cards
9. Choux Choux Challenge #2 - Christmas/Winter
10. Craftin Desert Divas Craft it Up Link it Up Christmas Linky

19 comments:

  1. Great card. I love the effected of the stripey, embossed background and how clever to use twine for the smoke coming out of the chimney! xx

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  2. What a super card - it's so jolly and I love how you used up some 'bits'. Oooh - a white Christmas.. how fantastic :-) Still sunny and bright here which is not so bad though :-)
    I know what you mean about Christmas just sneaking up - I am still way behind :-(
    Happy holidays to you and your family.

    Hugz
    IKE xx

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  3. Awesome card, beautiful Christmas scene, Thanks for playing along over at DL.ART!

    Hugs, Lori m
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  4. Awesome card! So fun and cute! Love the traditional colors.. thanks for playing with us at Craftin Desert Divas Linky Party!
    Giorgia DTM

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  5. How cute - love that house and cute car! So glad you linked up at ChouxChoux Paper Art!

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  6. Super cute retro/vintage card! Love the house, car and the colors! Thanks for sharing with us at Cards in Envy!

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  7. What a fun card Janis. Fun mix of images and colors. Love it!

    Have a Great Christmas and Happy New Year.

    Hugs and Blessings,
    Jim

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  8. That's wonderful the way you've been using up bits of scrap from previous cards and making new designs in the process. I try to do that but always end up with what looks like even more leftovers than when I began! Look at you, combining elements from more than one manufacturer and having it all coordinate so perfectly!! The twine as chimney smoke is such a creative idea and one I never even thought to do (and with my being such a fan of twine). The little VW bug would have been hard for me to part with because it's so darn cute!

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  9. A great card Janis.
    Merry Christmas to you and your family.

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  10. Wow! Way to give new life to your scraps! This was a good reminder to me to sift through my leftovers. And I really love the card itself! It brought back a lot of happy holiday memories and I like how you created a mini-scene here. I thought that the twine out of the chimney was especially brilliant. I like the traditional color palette you used, yet this is still totally refreshing and modern. Thanks for sharing your talents with us for this week's Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge!

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  11. this is so sweet...what a wonderful little scene! that little car is adorable. Merry Christmas.

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  12. A perfectly retro card Janis - I love it, all the more as I recall that era so well :) Wonderful use of lots of snippets and the bakers twine for smoke is genius!

    Hugs

    Di xx

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  13. So festive and cheerful
    MERRY CHRISTMAS JANIS

    Lis

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  14. Love your vintage Christmas card. How fun to use baker's twine for smoke coming out of the chimney! Thank you for joining us at Cards in Envy! ~ Marilyn

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  15. love your cute card!!!! thanks for playing with Cards In Envy!!!

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  16. Love the layers and embossing, so perfect with the darling house! Clever idea for the smoke, a very fun card :)

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  17. Wow what a great design. A lovely retro card Janis. Barb

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  18. Super card and so much texture. Thanks so much for playing along with our Christmas challenge at The Male Room. Hope to see you again next year.

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THANK YOU so much for taking the time to leave a comment. Your kind words encourage me so very much!!!

Have a lovely day!
<3
Janis