Monday 15 July 2013



I hope everyone is enjoying the sunshine, isn't it hot hot hot here in the UK, almost makes me want to go to work to be in the air conditioning, lol.  My card for you today is completely the opposite of hot as the DT have been lucky enough to have been given some digi's from Crafts and Me to play with and I have taken the opportunity of getting ahead and made a Christmas Card using the image  Esme, and I certainly wouldn't mind a few snowflakes at the moment to cool me down.  Speaking of snowflakes, I used the Whimsy snowflake die to create the edges on this card and distressed with walnut stain distress ink.

I printed the image and embossed several  times using the ultra thick embossing powder.  I then bent it in several directions to create the cracking to give it that extra vintage look.  I stamped the Fronz text onto accetae using timber staz-on ink so that I could place it over the image.  A little shabby white frantage was added to the image and it worked well on top of the ultra thick embossing, so something else you could try with your frantage.

I have used Maja Design's Spirit and Inkido Forever Santa Christmas Music papers.

I added a Vintage Findings Pearl Centre to the poinsetta.

For the smaller poinsetta I have used the cream stamen for the centre. I also added some corrugated card and added some shabby white frantage and some fragments, you can just about see them in this picture.

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Hugs Tracy x
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Jane said...

We've had the aircon chugging away upstairs since we got home from the States! LOL
Fantastic creation my do you fit so much on a card!

Jane said...

We've had the aircon chugging away upstairs since we got home from the States! LOL
Fantastic creation my do you fit so much on a card!

Sue said...

This is stunning Tracy. I love the vintage image and the way you have added the sentiment using acetate. Such gorgeous detailing, I especially like the poinsettias.
hugs Sue xx

Anne said...

I looove the tuille and mountains of snowflakes, the pearly and lacy details and beautiful image. Amazing creation!!!

Hugs, Anne.

May said...

Stunning card Tracy, Love the crackled Beautiful image & adorable snowflakes... the design is fabulous... Love it!! Keep Cool in the heat... Hugs May x x x

cuilliesocks said...

Wonderful card Tracy, gorgeous image and beautifully detailed, love it, Kate xx

Louise said...

Absolutely Gorgeous, love the music print on the flowers, so much inspiration on this card
hugs Louise

Kelly said...

Absoloute gorgeous!! I love your image and what you did with her. The embellishing is fabulous. Tracy I am curious, I hear some of the girls say they don't have air conditioning at home, really? I am spoiled rotten, my husband installs them and people call if theirs goes out wanting immediate service. I would not function with out it. I wish a cool wave of air!
Hugs Kelly

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Eulanda said...

OH MA WORD TRACY! WOZERS!! This is absolutely stunning. So what poinsettia die is that? Tim Holtz? Cuz it's gorgeous too. I've been trying to find one. I could drool for hours. LOL! Hugs!

Christina C. said...

WOW....absolutely breathtaking, Tracy!!!!

Teresa said...

Tracy absolutely stunning, so much going on with this beautiful card that really compliments the image.
Teresa xx

Chantal said...

I am speechless.... Such a great card and just do not know where to look, because there is sooooo much to see those little details! Love it! Hugs, Chantal

Sharon said...

This is stunning Tracy. Love the vintage image and the colour scheme and embellishments are fabulous.
Hugs Sharon x

Nannieflash said...

Hi Tracy wow what a beautiful Xmas card, I love what youve done with the crackle finish, and the whole layout is just stunning. hugs Shirleyxxxxx

butterfly said...

Tracy, this is utterly exquisite - a new favourite for me, maybe, of all your wonderful works. Amazing composition, gorgeous inking and distressing on the flowers and snowflakes!
Alison x

Elaine said...

Stunning Tracy (as always)
I love how you can add so many pretty embellishments to create a highly detailed and gorgeous card.

Big hugs
Elaine xx

Elise said...

Omgosh, omgosh, omgosh!!! This is AMAZING Tracy!!! Vintage, shabby, GORGEOUS .. wow .. Incredible!!! So many amazing details .. I'm at a loss for words! lol!!

I love it!
Big Hugs,

Unknown said...

I can honestly say this is one of the most beautiful Vintage Christmas cards I've ever seen! I love brown monochromatic cards, so this is right up my street. So much fun seeing your and Elin's different takes with this image. The crackle effect on the image is lovely, I really need to try this out some time! So cute also with the added pearl stamen cluster to the flower. Thanks for the inspiration, Tracy. Sandy xx