Tuesday, 10 December 2019

White and gold Christmas card with Jolly St Nick

I have already made many black and white projects, so it was time to try another colour combo. This time I chose the white and the gold and I created a huge Christmas card with Jolly St Nick.



What I used:

Sizzix Thinlits die, Jolly St Nick

Sizzix Thinlits die, Santa's Helper - for the packages

Sizzix Thinlits die, Atomic Elements - for the background

Sizzix Thinlits die, Mini Holiday Greens - for creating the wreath (I used only the holly leaves)

Sizzix Thinlits die, Robotic - for the gold dots on the tree

Sizzix Bigz XL die, Deco - for the text

Sizzix Bigz die, Crescent Moon - for the gold stars

Sizzix Bigz die, Holiday Wreath - for the bow of the wreath

Sizzix Bigz die, Evergreen - for the Christmas tree

Ranger Archival ink, Vintage Photo

Ranger Distress ink, Antique Linen

white and gold paint



Here I can show you which pieces were used from the Atomic Elements for the background. I wanted to make a starry background which is a little similar to the pattern of the Starry Layering Stencil.





With my card, I would like to join the following challenges

Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge: Stars

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Traditional Christmas




Monday, 9 December 2019

Vintage Hungarian Christmas cards #80

Oh, I just love this postcard! I have already seen it in other languages! These children are so cute! 


This card was posted in 1926.

You can find my other vintage Christmas postcards if you click on the "old Christmas cards" labels on the sidebar!




Sunday, 8 December 2019

Vintage Hungarian Christmas cards #79

What a lovely vintage postcard! I love the simplicity of this card - a perfect drawing!


This card is from 1903, so it has an undivided back.

If you want to see more vintage Christmas postcards, you can click on the "old Christmas cards" label on the sidebar.


Saturday, 7 December 2019

Vintage Hungarian Christmas cards #78

You can see a beautiful winter scene on this card but maybe you can't see the little sparkling glitters on the big pine tree, on the roof and in the sky. This little addition makes the card really precious for me.


It was posted in 1940.

If you would like to see my other vintage Christmas cards, you can click on the "old Christmas cards" label on the sidebar.


Friday, 6 December 2019

Vintage Hungarian Christmas cards #77

Today is the big day when the children find little treats in their clean and shiny boots in Hungary. That was St Nicholas (Mikulás) who visited them during the night and put his tiny present, mostly candies to the boots.

Well, this is why I have brought you here, to the blog a special postcard. I have to tell you that I was so lucky I could get this card. 


This is not a card which was printed in Germany, Italy or elsewhere in Europe in big quantity. This was printed in Hungary! This image was on the wrapping paper of a chocolate bar made in the Hungarian Chocolate Factory, in Szerencs.

St Nicholas's (Mikulás) bag is filled with Szerencsi chocolate bars and candies. The edges of this card are gold and I just love the colours of this card.

This postcard was posted in 1939.


Paper boxes decorated with Santa

Saint Nicolas (Mikulás) was coming to town tonight, so the children have found tiny gifts, mostly candies in their socks or boots this morning. 

I think I've already written a lot about our special situation.  But if you don't get the picture, I try to explain again. We are Hungarian, but we live in Luxembourg but my daughter (Eszter) goes to French school. And to make it more complicated, Eszter's favourite language is English and in her early ages, she loved the American stories about Santa. So somehow I merged the French and the American traditions keeping the Hungarian Mikulás for December 6. Anyway, it's not unknown for the French either, mainly in the Alsace region. 

So I made 5 little boxes for my daughter's friends who will get these today.


For making the boxes, I used an old and retired die from Sizzix, the Milk Carton box die and decorated with Santas from the Jingle All The Way MFT stamp set. 

The paper is from a First Edition Christmas paper pad.






Thursday, 5 December 2019

Vintage Hungarian Christmas cards #76

Here is another vintage Christmas postcard where Santa wears a brown suit. This winter scene is so lovely and every image is coloured so beautifully.



This card was posted in 1937.

If you want to see my other Hungarian Christmas cards, please click on the "old Christmas cards" label on the sidebar.



Christmas card for love birds

One of my acquaintances asked me to make a card for her father who has found love again in his eighties. 


This is the Christmas version of my earlier card but here it was important to make the female bird in the same hight as the male bird. Since this female bird stamp looks into the same direction as the male bird, I had to try the mirror stamping to place the female bird and a male bird into a face to face position. This was the first time I tried this technique :-) 

I put their initials on the Christmas hats and a heart over the USA because they will visit the US next year.

What I used:

Sizzix Thinlits die, Destination

Sizzix Side Order, Valentine

Sizzix Thinlits de, Alphanumeric Label - for the initials on the hats

Stampers Anonymous, Bird Crazy (CMS212)

Stampers Anonymous, Crazy Things (CMS237)

Ranger embossing powders (Princess Gold, Black)

Ranger Distress markers

Idea-Ology, Sticker books (retired)

Micro Glaze - sealing the images


I hope you like it!!! Thank you for stopping by!!!

With my card, I would like to join the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Traditional Christmas


Wednesday, 4 December 2019

Vintage Hungarian Christmas cards #75

Here I am again with another vintage Hungarian Christmas postcard which was posted in 1933.



What a fabulous winter village scene!!!

If you want to see other vintage Christmas postcards, you can click on the "old Christmas cards" label on the sidebar.




Tuesday, 3 December 2019

Vintage Hungarian Christmas cards #74

Santa Claus is coming to town in a beautiful red car which is filled with toys.


The postcard was posted in 1939.

You can find my other vintage Christmas postcards if you click on the label on the sidebar: "old Christmas cards"

And here you can see the same Santa Claus in a blue oldtimer.