Saturday, 9 December 2017

Canvas with sleigh and reindeer by Brenda Walton

Here is a canvas I nearly forgot to finish it off! It was my daughter who found it yesterday and told me it was beautiful and asked me to finish it. Well, I was a good mum and now you can see my wintry canvas with crinkled paper napkins, stamped and stencilled snowflakes, pearls and glitters (and so on, and so on) on the background.





The sleigh and the reindeer are Sizzix Bigz Die by Brenda Walton: the Sleigh Favor Box (658742) and the Reindeer (658738).

The snowflake and the text are Sizzix Thinlits Die by Tim Holtz: Paper Snowflakes (660059) Home For The Holidays (662419). 


The paints and crackle medium are from DecoArt.





With my canvas, I would like to join the following challenges:

- A Vintage Journey: Winter Wonderland

- Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge: Icy Inspiration







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Vintage Hungarian Christmas cards #43

Now this card - Girl with umbrella and dachshund in the snow - is a very special one. 

Most of the vintage postcards in Hungary were imported from Germany or Italy. But this one is from the Tuck (Raphael Tuck &Sons LTD) card from the United Kingdom, London but it was printed in Germany. 

But what is more interesting that this one is an Oilette postcard. It means only six were printed from this type of card. You can see the English version of this card, here.





The artist whose sign you can see bellow is Wally Fial(kowska). 

The card was posted in 1915.


You can find my other vintage postcards under the label: 'old Christmas cards' on the sidebar.




Friday, 8 December 2017

Tim Holtz crazy dogs at Christmas time

Now, these cards are for the dog-owners and/or dog lovers :-)










What I used:

Sizzix Framelits Die, Rectangles

Sizzix Thinlits Die, Woodlands by Tim Holtz (660978)

Ranger embossing powder, silver

Ranger Distress embossing ink

Stampers Anonymous, Crazy Dogs by Tim Holtz (CMS271)

Stampers Anonymous, Crazy Things by Tim Holtz (CMS237)

My Favorite Things, Paw Print background stamp

Ranger Distress markers

Idea-ology, Small Talk Occasions stickers




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Vintage Hungarian Christmas cards #42

This card is really lovely too! 




It was posted in 1931.


You can find my other vintage Christmas cards, just click on the label - old Christmas cards - on the sidebar.



Thursday, 7 December 2017

PaperArtsy Zinski rabbit in winter

Yesterday I made a card with the PaperArtsy rabbit. I created a winter scene with the "Baby it's cold outside!" text. Today I decided to make another version with torn papers to fit in the PaperArtsy challenge: Torn, Ripped and Burnt.




As you can see I made my snow drifts with torn paper and I even tore the paper of the text.

I inked the edges with Ranger Distress Broken China and I put glitter stickles onto the edges and on my snowflake dots.






I also would like to join the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge: Icy Inspiration.





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Vintage Hungarian Christmas cards #41

This card is so charming!

I love the colour of the dresses, so bold, so deep and it's a great contrast to the white background.





It was posted in 1941.



Wednesday, 6 December 2017

Vintage Hungarian Christmas cards #40

Here is an artist signed postcard from 1932. The artist is the Austrian Pauli Ebner (Paula Ebner) who was a popular illustrator of this era. 








You can find my other vintage postcards under the label: 'old Christmas cards' on the sidebar.



Rabbit in winter time - PaperArtsy

First I wanted to give a simple title, but I just couldn't in English. I wanted to express Lapin Frileux but I couldn't write it down that simple in English. A rabbit who is sensitive to the cold - hahaha! So I decided to make another title. Or maybe I'm wrong and my English is still poor!

Anyway, I think the PaperArtsy Zinski rabbit is the perfect subject for my wintry scene to show how cold can be outside in winter time. 






What I used:

Sizzix Framelits Die, Rectangles

PaperArtsy stamp, Zinski Mini 11

MFT, Die-Namics die, Snow Drifts

MFT Stencil, Snowfall

MFT Pure Innocence, Warm Wishes

Copic Sketch Markers

Ranger Distress ink pad, Broken China

Ranger Texture Paste, Opaque Matte

Ranger Archival ink pad, Cobalt






With my card, I would like to join the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge: Icy Inspiration




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Tuesday, 5 December 2017

Vintage Hungarian Christmas cards #39

Usually I don't buy vintage postcard without postmark but there are exceptions of course. For example, when I see a lovely Santa postcard from a reliable seller, like this:




When there's no postmark or stamp which can help me to identify the card's age, then I can give just a rough estimation.

As for this card, I know that the printer was the German ROKAT company and they used this type of logo before the WW2.




Since my card has no undivided back, I'm sure this is printed after 1907. And since my card has a white border, I'm sure my card was printed between 1916-1945.

So my card is definitely a vintage card :-)


You can find my other vintage Christmas cards on the label 'old Christmas cards' on the sidebar.





Penny Black Sharing A Song

At the Penny Black and More blog there's a CAS challenge. So I decided to make a clean and simple card :-) 

I really enjoyed colouring this image! She is sooo sweet!







What I used:

Penny Black, Sharing A Song stamp

Sizzix Thinlits Die, Stitched Rectangles by Tim Holtz (661189)

Crafter's Companion, Neenah Solar White paper

Copic Sketch Markers



With my card, I would like to join the December challenge of the Penny Black and More: Clean&Simple




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