Total Pageviews

Monday, 28 October 2013

Nicecrane DT Post: Vintage Santa - Monday 28th October

Good Morning Friends,

I hope you all made it through last night unscathed..I'm not a winter person I'm afraid - s far as I'm concerned snow belongs only on Christmas cards and as for wind..well we seem to get much stronger winds all year round don't we? Where we are does seem to have escaped the worst of the weather: the rain and later the wind swooshing around the house did wake me up, but it's all calm now and as it gets light, nothing in the garden seems to have been disturbed.

Anyway, having a relatively 'free' weekend gave me the chance to catch up on my design team projects, so today a break from Halloween and autumn cards for this Christmas card and gift box made using both pre-coloured and digital stamps from Nicecrane Designs. Click on my link to be taken to an emporium of wonderful vintage  digital designs..honestly there is so much choice -just take a look!

 To make the card I began with some Adorable Scoreable card, I used a digital stamp, which I coloured with Promarkers and simply matted and layered on green and gold card, which I then tied with red ribbon and added a button and bakers twine. To finish I didn't want to add glitter anywhere, but I added a little flowersoft to make the 'fur' cuff on Santa's cloak. The image is large, bold and colourful,  so I wanted it to remain the focus and refrained from adding any other  embellishments to detract from it.

 I created the box from a plastic milk carton template, which I bought from Stamps Away at Alexandra Palace in April. Interestingly, I was watching Ali Reeve on Create and Craft on Friday and they were selling these templates. She demonstrated embossing the template through the Grand Calibur (or other embossing machines) to mark the crease folds - and yes it works!

Again, I used Adorable Scoreable card to make the box, but this time, just to show you the pre-coloured images, I used them instead. These photos show the front and back of the box.

These are the images on the pre-coloured sheet - you get the same images with the digital stamps, except of course they are in black and white !

Thanks so much for stopping by, I hope you all have a happy Monday!

Love and Hugs,
Carole X


  1. Good morning Carole,
    Love, love, love your projects. Great images and so many on the sheet.
    Beautiful colouring, buying both coloured and un-coloured gives you a guide for colouring.
    Thank you for the tip of running a template through your embossing machine ..... fantastic idea.
    I am with you 100% on the winter! I always dread it. I suffer from S.A.D. I have one of the "lights" but who are they trying to kid??? Using that rather than being in then"sun"
    Stay safe

    Patricia xxx

  2. Love your card and box Carole. The images are great and so bright and cheery. Hugs. Christine xx

  3. Beautiful projects Carole! Such lovely images and your colouring is perfect. Like the addition of the flower soft too.xx

  4. Lovely card and gift bag the vintage images...


  5. Morning Carole,
    Love both of your creations, I do like traditional for Christmas so this is just my cup of tea. We have horrendous winds here in Kent being blowing hard all night, but the sun is out.

  6. Carole I just love your two projects, will have to have a go at this kind of box.
    Hazel xx

  7. Hi Carole,
    wonderful card and milk carton. I do love those vintage designs they are superb.
    Lots of love. Jenny L.

  8. I love these creations Carole - the images look authentically vintage! Glad you used satin ribbon this adds to the feel.

    Hugs to you Sue Pxxx

  9. Really cute card Carole... I love that you kept it really vintage too :) Hope you survived the rains ok.. I heard it was pretty flooded over there. Have a good week.