Thursday, 5 November 2015

Traditional Christmas Selection

Hi there and thank-you for stopping by.

As mentioned in last post, it's handy to make a similar series of cards once you have set up some papers and dies and have them at the ready. I have 5 cards to show today all made with beautiful Inkido papers. (Sadly Inkido are no longer in operation).

I've used dies from Spellbinders (Heirloom Ornaments) and some edge ones from Magnolia and Cheery Lynn.

Most edges are gilded using Krylon 18kt leafing pen. Lots of frantage has been sprinkled around for snowy effects.

Various snowflakes are punched using Fiskars punches. I've dotted centres of snowflakes and berries on each image with red Waco pearl pen.

Placed lace around centre image and finished off with berries, charms, stickpins, buttons and trims from stash.

I hope these cosy reds bring warmth and good cheer.

As always your visit and any comments you leave are hugely appreciated.

Nicola x

I wish to enter the following challenges:
Scrapy Land - Anything Goes (using any die Scrapyland carries)
Allsorts - Christmas
The Ribbon Girl - November Anything Goes card challenge
Try it on Tuesday - Lots of Layers
Make my Monday - Shabby Chic
The Crazy challenge - Vintage
City Crafter - Getting ready for Christmas
Card and Scrap - Christmas
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes
Scrap + Craft -Shabby Chic or Vintage


  1. A glorious collection of traditional vintage cards Nicola, I wold be happy for any one of these to drop through my letterbox.

    Many thanks for joining us at Allsorts challenge.

    B x

  2. Love these vintage Christmas cards! The images are so sweet and the paper you used on all the cards are stunning! Thanks for playing along with us at Scrapy Land Challenge #29!

  3. Oooohhh, these sweet vintage christmas cards are so pretty! Love them all!

    Thank you for joining us at Card and Scrap.

    Jytte, DT :)

  4. Dear Nicola, I so love your cards. The red tone, which for me is the real christmas red, is so beautiful, together with your cream-white papers and lovely laces.
    The diecut edges gives a wonderful effect together with the sweetest old images, and the snowflakes with berries and green. The Krylon pen I don`t know, but it looks fabolous !! Such beautiful and sweet cards.!!!
    Hugs from Dorthe

  5. I love your cards Nicola, gorgeous vintage, right up my street ! Love the colours and those images are lovely


  6. Oh wow, Nicola, these are absolutely stunning!! I love the vintage images you used!! The papers and designs are so fabulous!! What gorgeous cards they are!! I love them!! Thank you so much for playing along at Scrapy Land!! I hope you have a wonderful Thursday!! Big hugs :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  7. Nicola, this are stunning... the elegance takes my breath away. :o) The images are exquisite and your detailing is perfection. I've been following you for a little while now and always get excited when you post. You are so talented and it is a joy to see you works come to life! Thank you for leaving me some love today on my Frilly and Funkie post. :o) Have a beautiful day!

    Hugs and blessings,

  8. These are stunning! I love the ornament die and that it is layered beneath the vintage images. So festive!

  9. Beautiful vintage Christmas cards Nicola I love them all
    Kevin xx

  10. Beautiful cards Nicola! The vintage images are fabulous!

  11. A beautiful set of Christmas cards, I love the colours and vintage feel, thank you for joining us on the TIOT challenge hugs Bee.

  12. wow, great job, i can feel christmas now:)) fabolous cards!

  13. OK, where the heck to do you find the time to make a kajillion Christmas cards, HELLLOOOO!!! Well they are just gorgeous, love all those wonderful images so vintage and sweet! The deep colours are rich and festive, well done my friend!

    Hugs :)
    My Little Craft Things

  14. abso,utely stunning Christmas cards Nicola and the peppers are perfect for their vintage theme. Beautiful decorative edges and images. The little adornments make them extra special

    TFS and hugs
    Annie x

  15. Absolutely fantastic creations, so classy and elegant. And thank you so much for entering our Christmas challenge at Allsorts this week.

  16. You are so right about easy to build several cards when all the stuff is out...assembly line I like to say! These are all gorgeous!!! I love the images too...sad companies leave all the snow and snowflake! So elegant and vintage yummy!!!

  17. Beautiful collection of cards. Gorgeous papers.
    Thank you for sharing at Allsorts 'Christmas' challenge good luck x Susan x

  18. A gorgeous set of Christmas cards, love the traditional reds of the papers with those lovely vintage images. Like you, I usually make a 'batch' - it's so easy when everything is already out.
    Thanks for sharing with us at TioT
    Avril xx

  19. How beautiful these are! The gold krylon is very rich, and your use of the Fran-tage and die cuts is outstanding! Wonderful designs in every way! Thanks for joining us in the Scrapy Land Challenge! Hope to see your pretty projects again.
    happiness and hugs,
    {Creative Smiles}

  20. Nicola
    This is gorgeously nostalgic, providing that warm, fuzzy feeling!
    All the beautiful die-cuts and embellishments along with the sweet images of children having fun creates the most special of Christmas cards.

  21. You have done it again Nicola - and not just one, but five! Each one is stunning in it's own right, the Krylon pen edging is just gorgeous, I love the beautiful vintage images, your designs and layout are superb (as they always are) and I love the idea of doing them in batches, I really must try that... Absolutely stunning work Nicola - anyone would be thrilled to receive any of these wonderful creations!! Hugs, Anne xx

  22. A great way to build up your card stash without doing identical cards - these are fabulous! Thanks for joining in at City Crafter. Marina DT

  23. What a sunning card! Love the vintage feel. Thanks for playing with us at TioT challenge.

  24. Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at Make My Monday, good luck!!! Amy DT

  25. They're all so wonderful! I should do this myself, making several at the same time. They would make a great set as a gift too.

  26. Nicola all of the cards are gorgeous. Thanks for joining in with the Ribbon Girl November Card Challenge. Best of luck, Mary

  27. Lovely cards, well done! Thanks for joining us at The Crazy Challenge.

    groetjes, Ellen

  28. Beautiful vintage card, love the focal image x

  29. Stunning work - really special - thank you for joining us at The Crazy Challenge.

  30. What lovely cards!! Thanks so much for playing along at CCCB!!

  31. Simply wonderful vintage Christmas cards! Beautiful work with the papers and perfectly selected images. The layering and embellishing are perfect (I'd expect nothing less than perfection here of course!). Fantastic, Nicola!
    Alison xx

  32. I found your blog via Pinterest, and have enjoyed looking at your gorgeous designs. Thanks for sharing, x

  33. ALL of your cards have thoroughly put me in a festive mood and I am so hopeful that we will see tons of snow. If not, I'll be sad, but my hope is, after admiring your splendid vintage makes, that I'll be sailing down a hill on my sled soon too!
    What a joy it has been spending time on your beautiful blog again.
    Big hugs to you, Nicola!
    Lisa x

  34. Playing catch up Nicola and so glad I did too for these stunning cards. The colours are so rich and beautiful with the vintage images and the details are so lovely.
    Thanks for sharing them with us at Make My Monday.
    Fliss xx

  35. Gorgeous card ! Fabulous !
    Thanks for joining us at SCRAPYLAND challenges blog and good Luck !
    MARYVONNE , DT Member

  36. Nicola, all of these cards are absolutely gorgeous. I so love your "eye" for creating such lovely vintage style cards. They are always beautifully crafted with lovely layers of lacey things, intricate die cuts and so forth. I also want to say thank you for your sweet comments!

  37. Beautiful vintage style Christmas cards Nicola!


Thank-you! Your visit and comment is very much appreciated. Nicola x