Thursday, 15 October 2015

A Vintage Christmas

The first time I used this image and paper, printed from Joanna Sheen's "Victorian Christmas Cards" CD, I remarked that despite the Christmas sentiment on the topper, it didn't look very Christmassy to me. A commenter explained that in the early days of Christmas cards, Christmas images weren't always used and flowers were very often used instead. So I feel a lot happier about using this design now!


I'm joining in with

Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge - Vintage/Shabby Chic
Creative Card Crew - Ribbon  
Fab'n'Funky - Make it Square
Use Your Stuff - Ribbon (the ribbon and doyley have been in my stash for years, and even the topper and paper are left over from sheets I printed for one of last Christmas's cards)
CD Sundays - Bloomin Marvellous

9 comments:

  1. This is really pretty Jane and as you say unusual image for a Christmas card but it's adorable. I know a cat lover who would love this one. Thank you for sharing it with us at CD a Sunday. Fab bow too. Wynn DT

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  2. Some of the Victorian ones weren't Christmassy at all. I have some old ones left by my Grandmother and they even have spring flowers on.
    This is a lovely card Jane.and the lace doily just adds to the period.
    Thank you for sharing with us again.
    Carol xx
    CD Sunday DT

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  3. Beautiful card the kittens are adorable the ribbon and doily really add to the vintage feel,the pansies are lovely so lots of flowers on both the paper and topper

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  4. Beautiful card the kittens are adorable the ribbon and doily really add to the vintage feel,the pansies are lovely so lots of flowers on both the paper and topper

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  5. This is lovely! I love the use of ribbon on your card! Thanks for joining our challenge this week at Use Your Stuff!
    Majo DT ♥

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  6. your DP is awesome
    lovely add of that doily
    and that cat image ooh soo cuuutee
    Awesome and sweet card Jane

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  7. A lovely card and nice to see something unusual for a Christmas card. I'm sure any cat lover would adore this.
    Jocelyn x
    CD Sunday DT

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  8. Beautiful card....love the cute kitty topper....Thank you for joining us @ Fun n Funky this week....Julieannex

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  9. Hi Jane, thank you for sharing another gorgeous card with us at CD Sunday, such a cute image and pretty design.
    Pauline GDT
    x

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