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Wednesday 23 October 2013

Victorian Christmas

Hi all,

The weeks are flying by at the moment, but I'm glad I managed a card for this week's Fab 'n Funky challenge. This week's challenge is DISTRESS, I've used both a distressing tool and using ink to distress the papers. We are sponsored by Lacy Sunshine and the girls from the DT received some lovely images to work with. I decided to make a Christmas card, as the end of the year seems to be approaching so far right now and I need quite a lot of cards still!

* Lacy Sunshine Curly Sue's Victorian Christmas digi, coloured with Promarkers & Spectrum Noirs
* First Edition Up Up & Away & Authentique Remembrance DPs
* Forest Moss & Victorian Velvet Distress Ink & Distessing Tool
* Joy Craft Flower Heart punch (I use it for making snowflakes)
* Marianne Design Letters and More Backgrounds & Eline's Winterhuis Jingle Bells Stamp Sets
* Scraps, Sentiment Banner and Pearls from stash

* Addicted to Stamps (Christmas is Coming)
* Crealing (Swirls) On the Paper
* Color Me Creative Classroom (Anything Goes)
* One Stitch at a Time (Anything Goes)
* Creative Fingers (Anything Goes plus Optional Twist: Girls Just Wanna Have Fun)
* Creative Craft Challenges (Anything Goes)
* LadyBug Crafts (Anything Goes)
* Polka Doodles (Anything Goes)
* Crafty Bloggers Network (Anything Goes)
* Art Impressions (Anything Goes)


  1. Ciska, I love Victoriana and you have achieved the look so beautifully in this Christmas card. Your image is so cute and not one that I would have thought of for a Victorian look so your achievement is most impressive to me. Good luck in our challenge this week. Ingrid xx (OSAAT Team)

  2. Super card Ciska, great image and card design.

    Pat xx

  3. So pretty! Thanks for joining at Addicted to Stamps Challenge: Christmas is Coming and Creative Fingers: Anything Goes/Girls Just Wanna Have Fun

  4. Absolutely gorgeous!

    Thanks for joining us at One Stitch at a Time this week, and good luck!

  5. Gorgeous card. I still have many Christmas cards to make too! Thank your for joining us at OSAAT. Good luck.

  6. Beautiful card and design. Love the image and your coloring. Purple is my favorite color. Thanks for joining us at OSAAT this week and hope you'll come back soon. Maggie - DT.

  7. This great Ciska fabulous colouring. Hugs Beccy x

  8. Schitterende kaart meis. Erg mooi gekleurd en super keuze papier en kleurcombi.

    Huggsss, Angelique

  9. I love the image you have used, it's perfect for a Victorian Christmas card but with a contemporary twist, I love it!! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Digi Choosday, good luck! Jo xxx

  10. Wonderful card Ciska, great design & image!

    Good to see you join us for the OSAAT Challenge, hope to you come back soon!
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    Shell in Alaska

  11. Lovely gatefold card
    Thanks for joining in this month at The Crafty Bloggers Network
    Hugs katie X

  12. Great colour scheme on this card and lovely colouring on the image. I like how you've decorated the interior as well. :)

    Thanks for joining in our Anything Goes challenge at OSAAT this week.


  13. Gorgeous colours, really lovely image and a fab card!

    Thanks for joining in with us this
    week at Polkadoodles Digi Choosday.


  14. Great card, Ciska and such lovely colouring on your fab image. I love the gatefold design and inside too.

    Rachel x