Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Bah Humbug Vintage and Cutting Cafe Winner

Is anyone else having trouble with this time change thing? Yesterday I didn't get up until almost 8:00 (usually it's way before 6:00) and I felt groggy and sluggish all day long. Even though it was gorgeous out, I couldn't drag myself for a walk and my mojo was in really slow gear because it took me ALL DAY LONG to make this card. (And that was with the image and paper already chosen!) I was determined, and persistance prevailed so here is what I came up with for this week's Bah! Humbug! vintage challenge. I wanted to go WAY back this time and chose an image from the internet I had in my pics (sorry I don't remember where it came from). What I liked about it was just the smidge of color.

The paper was from the Graphic 45 Christmas Past Collection which covered the blue, but I wanted a bit of pink as well and that's where I ran into trouble. Matting anything with the pinks I had looked bad. I finally opened one of the random bags I have littering my craft room and came upon the felt coasters I'd bought at M's last week. HMMM... First of all, with a little imagination it could look like a snowflake and alot of vintage ornaments were made from felt so I pulled out my adhesive spray and covered it with German glass glitter I'd bought at Custom Crops. This stuff is way different from regular glitter and really gives that "Old World" look to a project.

I used my Fiskar's Threading water punch to mat the photo and my MS trees (for the first time!) on the reverse side of the paper for the border strip. The little tag letters are sticko Nostalgiques from M's mounted on a Spellbinders Shapeabilites Fancy Tags (also a first time use). OOps, and almost forgot the MS snowflake corner punch. The kraft paper is Stampin'Up and You can see the dimension I added above. Why the heck did it take me so long to make this card? You still have time today if you want to join in the Bah! Humbug! challenge. The new one comes out on Friday, (but remember it's UK time so they're 8 hours ahead and the challenge closes at noon on Thurs their time). So far I've made all 10 challenges so I'm pretty proud of myself! Don't you want to get a jump on next Christmas?

Now what you've REALLY been waiting for: The WINNER of the Cutting Cafe All About Coffee and Coffee Bean Background sets is..................

#12 VeronicaA

who wrote: I love the card and the sentiment. Even more I would love to win. I have several folk I could send that card to. Congrats Veronica! I have your email so will be getting that set out to you in a jiffy. Thank you to all who entered.


  1. well first let me say the card is FABULOUS...okay about the time change...well i love it, but we are eating later in evening...YUCK...

  2. Hi Donna,
    I love the vintage feel to this beautiful card. I love the colours and the image. Wonderful work.
    Fiona x

  3. I hear you about the time change.. but this card is GORGEOUS, I am afraid you can't make anything that isn't. Love the photo with just that touch of color. It may have taken you all day, but it was well worth it. hugs

  4. I love the photo with just the hint of color too, and the card is fantastic! As for the time change - YEP!!! I know just what you mean. It got me the same way for the first couple of days; feeling tired, sluggish, and all out-of-sorts but happy to say I'm back on schedule.

    I'll be seeing you!

  5. Donna, I love your vintage card! Gorgeous! As always terrific layout and colors. And the layers! You must dream in 3D!


  6. I don't know if it's the time change or what, but my rear has definitely been dragging lately.

    Gorgeous card! I absolutely love how you added in your pink, that felt and glitter snowflake is gorgeous!

    (-: Heidi

  7. Oh Donna, Oh Donna, Oh Donna, Donna, Donna. You've really done it this time. That card is FREAKING GORGEOUS!!!!!!!!

  8. Beautiful card Donna, love the vintage feel to it.
    Hugs Linda

  9. What a beautiful card...I find it nostalgic. wow, so pretty.

  10. Time change is always hard to get used to, I know the UK don't do it till this weekend coming and we don't do it any more (long story). Your card is beautiful even if it did take time, love the glass glitter and the colours are beauitful too.

    Kaye x

  11. I love that smidge of colour too. A truly gorgeous image and a fab card.
    Ann xxx
    Bah! Humbug! DT

  12. What a beautiful vintage card Donna. I love that image with just a touch of color is awesome. I've always had problems when we change the clocks (both, in the spring and in the fall)it takes me about a week or 2 to get use to it but I'm lovin the extra daylight!

  13. Hi Donna, gorgeous card, love your colours and your image is gorgeous, lots of love Steph

  14. Oooooh... Donna, this turned out SO pretty! Got a lot going on here, girl! Love the soft colors and that yummy (ouch!) glass glitter! The corner punch and the border punches, the Nesties and what about that coaster-flake!!! All coming together in one beautiful, vintage card!

  15. We have our clocks 'springing forward' this weekend in UK and have to say I'm kind've dreading it 'cos I lurrrrrve my bed LOL!
    Mind you - if I could create something as beautiful as you have whilst feeling as sluggish as you say you do, then it will be worth losing a horizontal hour.
    Thanks for joining us again at Bah! Humbug!


  16. Gorgeous card, Donna! Love all your special touches and detailing! Beautiful work!

  17. Hello Donna

    Sorry I am so late in leaving you a comment.

    Your card is amazing and gorgeous, and you have used my favourite paper Graphic 45.

    Thank you so much for joining in our latest challange.


  18. Donna this is stunning! I love the vintage little Christmas girl and your design is fabulous! Thanks for the link on the vintage glass glitter itis impossible to get in the UK and I so need some so Custom Crops here I come!


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