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Friday, 12 December 2014

Let's Celebrate at A Vintage Journey!

Nikki has chosen a wonderful theme for us this time at A Vintage Journey - Let's Celebrate. I love New Year, it is always time for celebration in our family, because of our Scottish roots, so I have made a card, a fairly simple one as I wanted to show off Tim's new Alphanumeric dies, Ranger's Vintage Foil Sheets and my new love - Distress Spray Stains.

The base card is Kraft.  I took some white card and spritzed it liberally with Tea Dye and Gathered Twigs Spray Distress Stains and then used Tim's technique for the November tag and added some dots of foiling before cutting the words out.  I used the fabulous Alphanumeric dies for the wording.  There are 125 letters in the set so each word can be cut out in full - I taped them down with some tissue tape to hold them in place.  You don't have to replace the 'inner' part of the words but I did because I thought it looked better...

The weathered clock was coloured with Tea Dye Distress ink and then coated with Vintage Photo Distress Embossing Powder, it has a lovely rough and uneven texture.

I had already covered a piece of card with the Vintage Foil (the colours in the pack are just gorgeous).  I put some foam pads on the top piece so that there is a slight gap between it and the foiled layer.  It is a bit difficult to capture the beautiful foiling but it looks really effective when it picks up the light.

So there we have it, a quick and easy card!  We hope you will join in Nikki's wonderful challenge at
A Vintage Journey.  As always there is a £10 prize on offer for one person, chosen by the Creative Guides (DT) from Country View Crafts, our fabulous Sponsor.  Please do pop over to AVJ to see what my Creative Guide Sisters have made, each project is outstanding!

The A Vintage Journey Design Team have had a Secret Santa and I have something very special to show you on the 14th so I hope you will come back then.   Thanks for your visit.  Hugs, Anne xx

34 comments:

  1. What a great card! I completely thought it was a clock at first!

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  2. Just fabulous Anne! I'm also completely addicted to the sprays, although I've only collected about half of them so far. You really put them to good use here, as well as the new alphabet die, this is fantastic! The texture on your clock looks amazing too! Another wonderful project! holiday hugs :)

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  3. What a fabulous project Anne. Love the idea of the clock, set just after midnight too. Hugs Rita xxx

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  4. Looks like you had a lot of fun using your stains to create your beautiful background Anne! love the cut out sentiment with the foil peeking out - I haven't tried any of that ....... yet!

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  5. Beautiful card Anne, this is a perfect example of "less is more".

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  6. Great card Anne, love how the stains worked out on the background, and those new dies look great, I'll have to put them on my wish list

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  7. WOW! This is wonderful Anne. The colours and textures look amazing and I love sparkle given by the foiling.
    hugs Sue xx

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  8. Great card Anne, your clock looks wonderful and I like how you have popped the letters back in . X

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  9. Beautiful card Anne - love the colours.
    Toni xx

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  10. A quick and easy card! To you, maybe! To me it is a lot of tender-loving work, thought, and talented execution! I love how you're gorgeous card front ended up looking like cork and the clock looks like leather!! Hugs, Darnell xxoo

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  11. I too love New Year coming from a Scottish background Anne. I especially miss my dad at this time of year because mum always kicked him outside the door just before New Year with a lump of coal in his hand to do the first footing. Always made me laugh.

    Fabby vintage make, it may look simple but there is a lot going on.

    Warm crafty hugs from Shirl x x x
    ShirlsCards.

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  12. Aha!! Now I know where Tim got his latest layered card idea from!!! I LOVE the way you've really got the sprays working on this one Anne. Jenny x

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  13. Love your background effect, it's like fireworks and perfect for a new year card and I adore your colour choice, such elegance.
    Have a lovely weekend, Julie x

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  14. Wonderful way to bring on the New Year! Anne, I love your card with that fabulous background and metallic lettering! Gorgeous! Hugs!

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  15. Anne, what a beautiful New Years Card! I wish I had seen this last week...my FIL is a New Years Baby and this would have been a great scrap-lift!

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  16. Love the textured look of your card Anne, and the way it was achieved. In case I don't get a chance to say it before (the next two weeks are going to be full on) have a lovely Christmas and happy new year, and..... thank you for all your help this year. If it wasn't for you, I would never have got as far as I have with my blog, which has then helped me on to other things, I really appreciate the time (and patience) you gave me.
    Biggest Christmas Hugs
    Georgie xxx

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  17. Fairly simple for you ..... certainly very effective.
    Love, love, love it

    Patricia x

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  18. Hi Anne! What great textures, a really fab New Year card..I never 'do' New Year well, a quiet night at home for us I'm afraid! Hugs Carole Zxx

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  19. Anne, I can just imagine that the shimmer will be absolutely amazing when the light catches that background.
    Shame on me but I struggle with New Year, I know, I am a disgrace to my heritage!!!
    Wishes
    Lynne

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  20. Gorgeous card Anne. I love those touches of metallic sheen and I need that letter die you have!
    Juliaxx

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  21. Love how the lettering changes colour depending on the angle of view. Great card. You are so industrious...everything on my desk has come to a grinding halt...I have a summer cold...

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  22. Great card Anne! Your spraying and foil is wonderful, Nikki xx

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  23. Great card Anne. Love the techniques. I received my lovely Christmas card today, it's gorgeous, thank you so much. Love the brown boots! naturally!
    Happy crafting, Angela x

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  24. Ooh... love that scrumptious golden spritziness - and the lettering looks amazing! What a cool card, Anne!
    Alison xx

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  25. Gold is my favorite...no regal and elegant yet vintage!

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  26. Love this card, amazing colour and textures
    The letter cut outs look brilliant
    Lovely sparkly celebrations card

    Jools x

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  27. Stunning make Anne - love those warm fiery tones. Your alignment and 'filling in' is utterly perfect. Nicola x

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  28. Love this, Anne! Copper is one of my favorite metallics and the vintage foil looks fantastic!! So classy and elegant :) XOXO-Shari

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  29. Such a stunning make Anne - at first I thought it was a cork hanging! What fabulous textures you have created with the stains and metallics. Amazing! Jennie x

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  30. Fantastic New Year card - you are so creative!
    Sandy xx

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  31. Stunning textures!! Amazing card, you're so creative! Barbarayaya

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  32. Oh how gorgeous is this ... can I please have this oh okay I must get in line for it - I understand lol xx

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  33. Anne, this is truly one stunning card! I love the clock face with it's texture, the foiling which just makes this simple card something extra special!

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  34. Clever, stylish, clean design and soooo effective! Love the effect of the sprays. Ruth x

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