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Monday, 4 June 2012

A victorian Christmas

Morning all! Can I just say thanks to everyone for the comments you've left in the past few days - it really does mean a lot to me - it was funny being away last week because I really missed seeing all of your work and getting your lovely feedback!

Anyway, onto today - I usually try and reserve Sunday night to make a Christmas card - and last night was no exception - I did, however, use a tool I've had for three years or more and never used because I didn't know what it was. Luckily when I went to the workshop over with Hels I met Anne and she showed me an alternative way to fray paper edges and told me what the distressing tool looked like! Thanks Anne (Redanne) - now I know I've got one I'll try and use it more often!

Anyway - onto the card:

I think the edges show up okay - but looking at the photo I'm not too sure about the holly! Oh well!!!! I'd like to enter this into the following challenges:

A Right Royal Purple:craftyhazelnutschristmaschallenge
Something Vintage:panpasteluk
Remember when?joannasheenchallenge
Double Delight:paperplaychallenges

Hope you all have a wonderful Monday - The girls loved Top Cat Yesterday - but I thought it was dreadful!!!! We're off to Fleetwood today - yipeee!!!!

Happy Monday!

Rachel xx


  1. gorgeous card, I love the design with those fabulous frayed edges and beautiful tartan papers.
    Hope you have a good day

  2. So beautiful , love this image and gorgeous

  3. Fab card Rachel - love the image and the papers - brilliant.

    Thank you so much for your lovely comments - I really do appreciate it - alot.

    Have a great week.

    Toodle Pip

    Hazel xx

  4. Beautiful tag card, Rachel! Nice vintage style and distressing! Thanks for sharing it at Guylou's Inimitability!

  5. Hi Rachel, had a bit of a chuckle over the distresser thing, I never use mine, too fiddly! The photo that you have used in your Christmas card is beautiful and I think the holly really sets it off and gives lots of dimension, which I love. Nice to have you back from your hols. Anne x

  6. A delightful vintage card - thanks for joining my CHNC challenge 75 - hope to see you again soon x

  7. Beautiful vintage Christmas card. What a great way to get them all done in time.

  8. Have fun in Fleetwood , thats quite close to me Im between Blackpool and preston.
    Fab Christmas card Love tartan and love vintage , great work Rachel
    Hugs Elaine

  9. This is absolutely FANTASTIC!!! I adore the amazing image you've used, and the plaids are so gorgeous! LOVE THIS! :)

  10. Stunning Christmas card Rachel! I like the holly!

  11. Fabulous card, love the traditional look you've achieved. Thank you for joining us at The Joanna Sheen challenge. Good luck in the draw.
    Suzi x

  12. Really gorgeous hun, I love the vintage image and the wish ticket is fabulous. Thank you for joining in with the PanPastel challenge blog
    Lindsay xx

  13. Love the vintage tartan, very festive x

  14. fabulously prickly holly and a gorgeous creation, thank you for joining us at the Winter Wonderland
    Hugs Kate xx

  15. Love that vintage image and I have a thing for plaid, so I like that paper, too! Thanks for playing along with us at Guylou's!

  16. Fabulous, vintage tag! Thanks for playing at Guylou's.

  17. Very nice vintage tag! I like the plaid paper! Thanks for sharing with us at Guylou's Inimitability!


Thankyou so much for leaving a comment - it really does mean a lot to me! Hugs Rachel xx