Tuesday, 5 May 2015

Christmas Kitties

My plan to make two Christmas cards a week this year isn't going terribly well.... so far I've made the sum total of FIVE. As I need over 80, I'd better get to work if it's not to be a last minute rush!

The paper, topper and flowers for this card were printed from Joanna Sheen's "Vintage Christmas Cards" CD. I don't know why it is, but when I print out from Joanna Sheen CDs the effect always seems to be a bit muddy. It could be my computer settings, my printer or the papers I use - I don't know, but it only ever seems to happen with Joanna Sheen ones. In this case, the muddiness may be intentional, as part of the vintage effect, but not all my JS CDs are vintage ones!

Although they flower in winter, Pansies aren't really flowers I associate with Christmas, but the sentiment is very definitely a Christmas one!

I'm sharing this with

CD Sunday - Curious Cats
Christmas Cards All Year Round - Vintage Christmas
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra - May


Liz said...

Cute image! The lace and doilies give your card a lovely vintage feel. I'm behind with my Christmas cards too - I can't believe its May already! xx

Wynn said...

This is beautiful Jane. I love the addition of the lace and the doiley giving it a truly vintage look.thank you for sharing it with us at CD Sunday. Wynn DT

starcyl said...

Well Jane this is so very different to your other card for our challenge, very vintage and very pretty.
Thanks again for joining in with us.

Jenny x
CD Sunday DT

Tracy Welham said...

Love this vintage style card. Creative Blessings, Tracy x

Borqna said...

Good luck!

sue-b said...

another beautiful card Jane , you have been busy. So nice to see two entries from you.
Thanks for joining us at CD Sunday
sue-b DT xx

Granmargaret said...

Lovely card

Jocelyn said...

You are spoiling us with two lovely cards this time around. Nice to see a Christmas one too. Reminds me that I started the year with good intentions and so far have failed! lol
Jocelyn x
CD Sunday DT

Sarah said...

This is so sweet and perfect for our Vintage Challenge at CCAYR!! Good Luck!! Sarah :0)

Carol said...

Hi Jane. Most Victorian Christmas cards weren't Christmassy at all and quite often showed Spring flowers so your pansies and the kittens are perfect.
Carol xx
CD Sunday DT

Jane Willis said...

I didn't realise that Carol, but it explains a lot of the images on the CDs. I think a lot of images sold as "Victorian" aren't historically correct - for instance all those with Santa dressed in red, when he actually wore green until the early part of the 20th century. Although I've been told that the story of his coat having changed colour because of a Coca Cola advert is actually an Urban Myth.

Christine said...

This is a beautiful card Jane, I love the image and your use of lace. Thanks for joining us this time.
Christine xx
CD Sunday DT

Brenda B said...

I remember images like this Jane, I have a few birthday cards from when I was a toddler and they have cute kittens on just like this! Trying to get caught up on my commenting, I'm glad I didn't miss your lovely card!

Brenda B