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5/09/2015

Christmas Club Card - Village Scene

Hello and welcome to another Christmas Card Club post;  today's Village Scene theme was chosen by our very sweet Rita of RMG Creations.  Had to give a good think and some hunting* for something that would fit the bill ---- remembered this Stampendous Snowy Postcard stamp that I had used some time ago. I hope it will serve as my Village look! Here goes:


- Stamped with Memento Rich Cocoa, colored sparingly with copics. Center oval was inked with a very fine tip  Pentel Slicci gold pen.  Outside of the scene was distressed with DI Tea Dye and then one of the Ranger distressing tools. The snowflakes in the sky and places on the ground were dotted with a silvery Sakura gel pen. Looks quite nice IRL.

- Elizabeth Craft Holly die (white snippet), colored with copics, with some Glossy Accents on the berries. Snipped the die apart to fit it around as I wanted it.

- Memory Box Merry Christmas die for the sentiment, again with a white snippet, colored with the Pentel gold pen. The space was not suited to the entire sentiment, so just used the Merry. Might have looked better done in red, but I wanted the holly & berries under it to show, so I used the gold to complement the gold oval frame.

My intentions were to cover the oval space with an oval cut from Sookwang double side tape, then to use Ritz cool white micro glitter over it. However, this idea didn't work out, solely due to operator error. So I still have the 2nd oval scene I had stamped on some double sided tape, which I applied wrong side to - on a piece of card stock. So will get recycled on another project - someday! I rather like the old fashioned look of this one - hope you will too.

Also hope that you'll have time to visit my Club pals' cards - their blogs are listed on the sidebar. You're sure to see some extraordinarily lovely cards, as these ladies are a talented group of bloggers.

Since I've got a few snippety bits on this one, and since I've been so neglectful of late to the Snippeteers and little Parsnip - I'm zipping over the pond to enter the Snippet Playground Challenge.  Besides the chance to make some lovely friends, see some gorgeous entries, there is also a super Sheena Douglas prize on offer. Now I know you must have Snippets (British for Scraps!) - so why not look in and perhaps join us?

Happy afternoon. Big hugs. Come again when you can...I love my visitors.

*While I was hunting for this stamp, I turned up the 2 Northwoods Christmas stamps (Hope & Peace) that I had been searching for earlier. Just goes to show: when you ain't concentrating on finding something that you know has to be here, there it appears. I think we have Gremlins in this house!!! LOL

45 comments:

Rita said...

Good Morning Mary. What a lovely card for our Village Scene challenge. So perfectly distressed and vintage looking. I have never seen this stamp before and it fits the theme perfectly . Have a nice day. Hugs Rita xxxxx

Maxine D said...

Mary this is so sweet - I think you have done a wonderful job here, creating a beautiful card!
Trust you have a wonderful Mother's Day.
Blessings
Maxine

Liz said...

What a gorgeous vintage style Christmas card! Love the postcard stamp you've used. xx

Redanne said...

I love that stamp Mary, it is one of my favourite Christmas stamps, much used and much loved. You have used it beautifully on your gorgeous card too! So glad you found your 'missing' items. Hugs, Anne xx

Christine Harrop said...

I've always loved this stamp when I have seen it used. One day I will go out and buy it - or more likely press the button online ... lol! I really love your card Mary and it's perfect for Rita's challenge. Hugs Christine xx

Patricia said...

Good morning Mary, Love your beautiful "scene" card.
Brilliant image, colours and all over design.
Have a great day
Patricia x

Rainey's Craft Room said...

Great minds think alike Mary, I have used this stamp also. This is my all time favourite Christmas stamp.
Love your distressing here and holly vine details, just gorgeous.
Lorraine

Sue said...

Lovely card. Glad you found the two stamps you'd been looking for.


Hope you have a lovely day. Sue

Lucy Woods said...

This is gorgeous!! Love the image and paper and the holly borders look brilliant!
Lucy x

dutchess said...

fabulous card Mary...how perfect a christmas scene is this....beautiful xxxxx

Hazel said...

Mary, a lovely card with that vintage stamp. Hazel x

Dortesjs said...

You, make such beautiful cards i think. do visit my card blog some day. have a nice sunday

Donna said...

Beautiful vintage Christmas. Love your work. Have a wonderful day.

Faith A said...

Hi Mary, what a beautiful card, love the vintage look and the dies. Lovely touch of the "shabby effect. I had to laugh at your "operator error". I think maybe it was telling you had to do it this way, it's just perfect.

Marilyn said...

Pretty card!!

Pat said...

This is gorgeous Mary and I love the Stampendous Snowy Village and the extra holly and the die cut sentiment work beautifully, I also love the distress inking and the distressed edge which certainly gives it that vintage feel. I love this stamp and they do one with a steam train on which is equally lovely and both are on my 'wish list'. The trouble is my list gets longer and longer ..lol. x

Bonnie said...

You've done a wonderful job with this scene, Mary! I stamped this image with friends (not my stamp) then never figured out what to do with it. Now I see! PS I've come to the conclusion that I have some naughty little elves that come around and put smudges and make layers crooked.

Brenda in IN said...

This is a beautiful scene and I love how you did the vines around the oval. So pretty. I have so many "operator errors" myself. It's a good thing I am not actually operating!

cuilliesocks said...

This is a lovely image, and you've coloured it so beautifully, lovely embellishments too, super card, hugs Kate x

Di said...

So funny Mary - I just recently used this stamp too! It's a keeper isn't it :) And your result is much better than mine.

Hugs

Di xx

Sandy said...

This is a fantastic stamp Mary and you sure have made one beautiful card with it. Hey - I have that stamp!!!!! Now if I could only remember everything you did to make this delight!
Sandy xx

rachel said...

a really wonderful make Mary - i adore this stamp - should have pulled that one out myself! Lol! Next time eh?!!! Big hugs rachel xx

Jacee said...

Love your lovely scene Mary, so gorgeous, really love this!
Hope you've had a good weekend
hugs Jacee
Simply Paper Card Design

Jenny L said...

Hi Mary,
what a super card, and a superb stamped image.
Love the vintage feel to this card, and your wonderful design as always.
Doesn't that always happen, that you search, and search for something to no avail, and then when you are looking for something else it rears it's head.
I have the idea that it sits wherever it is and laughs at you, because you can't find it.
I know this is silly, but it's just one of my theories.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Pia S said...

A lovely vintage wintery scene with beautiful distressing. I've seen this stamp around, considering getting it myself.

Pippa said...

Love that image, winter is my favourite season especially if it has snow (a rare treat in Somerset!)

Jean said...

A gorgeous card Mary, this s one of my favourite christmas stamps too. I like the addition of your lovely die cut holly, and the subtle colouring.
Jean x

pam said...

hi Mary, one of my all time favorite stamps you have used, love the shading and leaves around the oval.
Pam.

KandA said...

This is wonderful Mary. Love that image and the lovely colouring xx

Kathleen said...

Mary, this is fabulous, a great village scene and a really lovely card.

Kath x

Carol said...

This is a gorgeous scene Mary, love the stamp. We have the same gremlins in this house too! Carol x

mamapez5 said...

I do love this stamp Mary. It was on my wish list but my sister Jean bought it, and I try not to buy the same as her too often. I can still see it ending up in my stash one day, along with the steam train one like it.
I like the way you have added just a hint of colour, and then arranged the die-cut holly around it. As you said, it has a vintage feel to it. Kate x

crafty-stamper said...

I love this beautiful image and great distressing-the lights in the windows looks really warm and welcoming against the snow
Carol x

Brenda said...

Oh Momma Mary, I am so loving this post card card! It is so vintage and yes, I would say that it a little village. lol I love the red and green of the holly and leaves and I really love your sentiment done in gold, goes so well with the distressed look of this card. Love the holly berries showing through. Yep, this one is a beauty! Oh how I've looked for something only to find it when I wasn't looking for it. We always said we have borrowers in the house. lol Hugs, Brenda

Carol L said...

Now this is quite a lovely village, and all done on a postcard too! I love those holly vines around the edges - what a festive and fancy look!
Yep, I know I have gremlins in my house! They always move things and put them where I can't find them after I go to sleep! Grrrrrr!!! LOL

Shona Erlenborn said...

Awesome vintage look! Great colors! Loving the old-fashioned look.

jimlynn said...

Outstanding and just the right amount of coloring on that image Mary. Love the touch of greenery around the oval too.
Hope you had a wonderful Mother's Day.
Lynn

Petra Swart said...

What a lovely village look, Mary and I love the little bits of red and green you added!!! Beautiful!!!
Have a great week!!!
Hugz

Loll said...

So beautiful Mary. I love that old-fashioned postcard image. xx

Lisa said...

This is so gorgeous, Mary!! I love the vintage postcard image!! The touch of color with the holly berries and leaves is perfect!! This is fabulous!! Have a great day :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Karen Petitt said...

Mary that is so beautiful! I have seen this stamp before and I've always loved the image. I really love the fact that it is obviously vintage but you've been clever and added pops of colour which I love as it isn't all brown and dull - a really stunning creation and very clever use of die cuts/embellishments Karen x

Irish Cherokee said...

Excellent Card. Looks store bought Mary. Better than that though.

Love, Hugs and Blessings
Jim

Mrs A. said...

So sorry I'm late in commenting. My Internet problems are consuming my life at the moment. To cap it all my iPad crashed this morning and took my IT specialist a talk through on the phone to get it working again. It's enough to drive you to drink. In fact sitting in the garden right now with a Pinot Grigio Blush. Very nice it is too. Anyway I digress. I love this stamp which I lo have in my stash but trying to use up the huge pile of ex Christmas cards first. Love the vintage look to your village scene. Hugs Mrs A.

Kim Heggins said...

Another gorgeous card Mary...just love the wonderful look you created. Love that vintage holiday look, just beautiful.

Hettie said...

This is gorgeous Mary. Love this stamp.
Hugs
xx