Monday, November 24, 2014

Crafty Cardmakers #128 - Distress It - Cardboard Christmas!!

Hello Everyone!

It's time for another challenge over at Crafty Cardmakers! Lin is our hostess for this challenge and she has chosen the following theme for us CHALLENGE #128 - DISTRESS IT. So she would like to see LOTS of distressing on your project.

It's Monday morning which means my Mom arrived last night, yipee! Right about now, my Mom and I are drinking Christmas flavoured coffee and planning our day of crafting and Christmas movies. I wish you all a wonderful day!


One lucky winner will get £12.00 to spend at either in store or on line at Woodware Craft Collection. The Woodware design team will be playing along with our challenge, so be sure to hop over there and check out their lovely creations! There is also a $12 gift certificate for Di's Digistamps up for grabs.


CRAFT HOARDERS ANONYMOUS started a new challenge last week and I've been racking my brain trying to think of something different to do. The challenge theme is BOX IT UP, so you can make a box, alter a box or make something using a box. I have made boxes, decorated boxes and made all kinds of things out of boxes, but the one thing I haven't done is make a CARD out of boxes, so that's what I decided to do.

The base and brown layers are made out of the cardboard dividers from a wine glass set box. I needed a box that was brown on both sides, so my standard pizza box wasn't going to work this time around. I inked the cardboard up with Tim Holtz Gathered Twigs. The light coloured layers are cut out of a cake box  That cardboard was white on the inside and the outside, but when I cut it, the guts of the cardboard was darker, so it had a fun effect when I distressed the edges. I put two thin coats of Gesso on the cake box layers in opposite directions to give it a little texture so the inks would stick.



This card is going to my wonderful brother Jim for Christmas, so I decided to go with a darker, more masculine colour palette. Everything is done with a combination of Tim Holtz distress inks Walnut Stain, Gathered Twigs, Peeled Paint and Crushed Olive, as well as Ranger Archival inks Potting Soil and Fern Green.

I had to reach deep into my stash to find some of these old, forgotten stamps!

Hero Arts - Envelope Pattern & Music Collage Background / JustRite - Ornate Corners / Tim Holtz - Blueprint stamp and die set / Stampendous - Christmas Background / Kaisercraft - Twig & Berry Postmarks / TJ Designs - Holiday Trinkets / Pink Paislee - Snow Village / Aladine - Calendar / Technique Tuesday - Hello Santa Banners / Inkadinkado - Special Delivery Tag


All of the little tags were actually made from leftover bits of paper that I had made for my Vintage Travel Bag contents. Lots of Tim techniques and products to get that aged, vintage, distressed look!

The inside is all finished and ready for me to glue in a little sentiment panel. I stamped the JustRite corner stamp in all four corners to make a nice frame. Merry Christmas Jim!


I am entering my Vintage Christmas Card into the following wonderful challenges:

- Little Red Wagon - Challenge #264 - Layer It Up
- Allsorts Challenge Blog - Week 286 - No Designer Papers Allowed
Red Rubber Inspirationals - Challenge # 147 - Repeat Yourself  (use the same stamp at least 3 times)
(I used the JustRite corner stamp on all 4 corners, inside and outside as well as on the pocket - 9 times in total)


That's it for today. Thank you for stopping in and for all the amazing comments. I read and appreciate every single one! If you have any questions, please let me know.


100 comments:

  1. OMG Pamellia! You made me speechless again!!! OMG and WOW is what I kept saying while going through the post and looking at all the gorgeous layers and details! I love the colors all the stamps you used and the shabby bow is to die for! (as usual :)) Thank you for spreading all the joy and cheer! Have fun with crafting and watching movies :) Hugs :) Samra

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    1. Thank you so much Samra! I'm going to email you with all my wonderful holiday details! big hugs :)

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  2. Absolutely stunning! Wonderful layers and stamping, just fan-tas-tic! Have fun with your Mom! Hugs, Valerie

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    1. Thanks so much Valerie! Much appreciated! hugs :)

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  3. Your Brother is one lucky man Pamellia, a stunning distressed card with perfect colours for the vintage seasonal look and so many layers ad that bow is just amazing. Another sensational Art piece :-) xxx

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    1. Aahhh, thank you so much Mo! So sweet! big hugs :)

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  4. Pamellia, you have done it again, stunning gal! Love the look on this one and that shabby bow really sets it all off. Gorgeous creation I am sure your Brother will love it.

    Have a wonderful time with your Mom, hope you are watching loads of Christmas movies, I love them and have started taping some to watch of an evening lol!

    Love & Hugs

    Jacquie J xxx
    http://jewelscardcraft.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. Thanks so much Jacquie! I had more Christmas movies than time, guess I will save some for next year! Have you seen Christmas Do-Over? Hilarious, just loved it! big hugs :)

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  5. Beautiful card once again ... How lovely to be sitting with your Mom and having fun ... I miss mine

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    1. Thanks so much Ros! Time with my Mom is precious and I try not to take it for granted. Big hugs to you!

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  6. Absolutely stunning and in one of my favourite colour combinations . Love all the layers to,your design. This is so eye catching. Tracy x

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    1. Thanks so much Tracy! We have similar tastes, I just knew you would like the colours! big hugs :)

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  7. Love your sense of color! Perfect for a guy. I like how you repeated the ribbon, and all the layers, and the stamping!

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    1. Thank you so much Marci! Hope you had a great week! hugs :)

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  8. Forgot to say, enjoy your Christmas with your Mom!

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    1. You are so sweet, thank you Marci! hugs :)

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  9. Another yummy card Pamellia,loving the colours used here and of course your details are always so gorgeous too :)

    Big hugs
    Donna xxx

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    1. Thank you so much Donna! I will pop in and visit you shortly! big hugs :)

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  10. Really like the green and sepia colour palette Pamellia, don't know why really but I usually go blues with browns, but seen I need to give this one a run out. And the nicely crumpled seam binding is perfect.

    Thanks so much for joining us again at Allsorts this week - did you check out last weeks winner ??????

    B x

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    1. Thank you so much Brenda. Thanks for the heads up too! big hugs :)

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  11. Gorgeous card!! Fabulous layers, distressing, and stamping!!! Thanks for joining us this week @ Red Rubber Inspirationals!
    Drea DT Host Inspirational #147

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  12. What a fabulous colour combination! I'm thinking I need to try this myself! Your brother is sure to love it! Hope you are enjoying some crafty Christmas time with your MOM! Hugs, Chrisx

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    1. Thank you Chris! I had a wonderful week full of shopping, movies and crafts! What else can a girl ask for! big hugs :)

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  13. Amazing box project to create a wonderful vintage distressed card.
    Be happy with your Mom and ejoy crafting and Christmas time, Pamellia.
    Hugs xx

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    1. Thanks Sirkkis! This week went way too fast! Had a lot of fun though! hugs :)

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  14. How clever to make a card from boxes! This is so beautiful and you have distressed it to perfection! Hope you have a wonderful visit with your Mum. Hugs, Anne xx

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    1. Thanks so much Anne, I hope you had a great week! I will be paying you a visit soon as I can, big hugs :)

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  15. Another stunning creations Pamellia. I know ever time I visit your blog I am in for a treat!
    Your design is so beautiful;, I love the colours and amazing detailing.
    Enjoy your special time with your mom.
    hugs Sue xx

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    1. Aahhh, thank you so much Sue! I had such a fabulous time with my Mom! Can't wait until next year! big hugs :)

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  16. WOW this is stunning Pamellia! I love the color combo and all of the fabulous details! Your brother will love it too! Enjoy your time with your Mom!
    Hugs, Tammy

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    1. Thank you very much Tammy! crafty hugs to you! :)

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  17. A stunning vintage card, super colours and details as always. have a great time with your Mom.
    Yvonne x

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  18. A fantastic card and a brilliant "out of the box" idea! Love the gorgeous grungy feel of this and all the many stamped layers!

    Hope you will have a brilliant day with your mum, sounds like so much fun to craft and watch movies together!!

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    1. Thank you so much Astrid! I had an amazing time, but the week flew by so fast! Starting my count down until next year! hugs :)

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  19. Hi Pamellia
    What a lovely colour palette. I like non traditional Christmas cards so this is fab. Mr J was probably heaving a sigh of relief that pizza wasn't on the menu again this week lol!
    Christmas coffee sounds intriguing. Enjoy your time with Mum. Precious moments that I miss.
    With all good wishes.
    Ang x

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    1. Hi Ang! Thank you so much! My Mom and I just call it Christmas coffee, sort of a tradition. It's actually Cinnamon Pastry flavour, very yummy and great with raisin cinnamon toast! I try to make the most of every minute we have together. big hugs :)

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  20. Gorgeous!!!! Love the colors and idea! Thanks for joining us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous!

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  21. Gorgeous .... thanks for joining us on the Craft Hoarders Anonymous Challenge Blog.

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  22. Amazing layers - such a beautiful vintage card and that stunning bow - fabulous! Great to see you playing with us at STAMPlorations. Come back next time, too! Hugs, Cornelia DT

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  23. Absolutely stunning, vintage and masculine! The green against Kraft is just wow! Pamellia...great card for a Bro and enjoy your good times with mom, my mom just left today! Have a great week ahead.Hugs.

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    1. Thanks so much Rupa! My Mom left last night, so sad! We need to keep ourselves busy...back to the craft room! Ha! big hugs :)

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  24. Wow, this is stunning. I love the distressed stamped paper with the pop of green. So pretty. Gorgeous layers. Thanks for playing along with our Layer it Up challenge at Little Red Wagon.

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  25. Pamellia, my inspiring friend, this card is as exquisite as everything you create! One thing I love about you is how you add so much depth and detail to every style you play with! Your brother is going to adore this! The distressing and color palette are beautiful, especially for a masculine card! I love all of the goodies you nestled within the design and the abundance of ribbon is gorgeous. Always know how much joy your creations bring me and all who are blessed to know you! Have the most perfect time with your mom, Pamellia! Has she received the goodies you made her yet?! Have a sparkly night, my sweet friend. :o)

    Hugs and blessings,
    Karen

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    1. Thank you so much Karen, you really brightened up my day with your wonderful comment! My Mom really loved the gifts and her card and tags, but then, I could give her a ball of tinfoil and she would love it just because it came from me...Mom's are like that! I hope you had a great week, I will be by to visit you very soon. Big hugs :)

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  26. This is stunning. Love all that you have added to make it so interesting and beautiful

    Chrissie x

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  27. Beautiful as always Pamellia, such gorgeous colors and layers .
    Have a good catch up with your Mom { precious moments }...
    Lots of hugs for you both .
    Elaine H X

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    1. Thank you so much Elaine! big hugs to you also! :)

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  28. Your project is amazing! You definitely play well with color! Thanks for joining us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous!

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  29. I'm sure you and your mum had a wonderful time watching Christmas movies. Which ones did you watch? And what does Christmas flavoured coffee taste like? I've never heard of it. I've heard about Christmas tea (which I love), but not Christmas coffee. Maybe the reason i haven't heard about this is that I am not a big coffee fan. But even so, this one sound like something I want to try. :)
    Aren't you clever for making a card out of a wine box. Awesome! You sure put recycling to the whole new (better) level. :) This is a brilliant card and I am sure that t'll make Jim's day!. :)
    Hugs! xx

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    1. Thanks Maja! So many Christmas movies, I really love The Santa Claus, Christmas Do-Over, Deck the Halls, Prancer and Jack Frost, just to name a few...but I have pretty much every Christmas movie ever made! I'm a Christmas junkie! HA!

      Christmas coffee is just what my Mom and I call it. It's actually cinnamon pastry flavoured, very yummy! It's from the brand Timothy's. I try and save it for Christmas only, but sometimes I drink it when I'm missing my Mom throughout the year. Big hugs my friend :)

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  30. WOW Pamellia what can I say, this is stunning as always. So many techniques and a fabulous colour. I hope that you are enjoying your time with your Mum. Which Christmas movies have you been watching, my daughter loves them all. We have them on wall to wall as soon as we get to the middle of November lol. It doesn't seem to matter how many times you have seen them before there is still something magical about them. Enjoy xx

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    1. Thanks so much Kim! I completely agree about Christmas movies! I own pretty much every Christmas movie ever made, even the made-for-tv ones! I can watch them over and over again and I never get sick of them! My favourites are the ones with kids in them, I prefer those over the ones about romance. The Santa Claus, Prancer, Miracle on 34th Street are fabulous and I also like a few comedies like Deck the Halls and The Ref. Basically, I like them all...except Bad Santa. I hated that one! big hugs :)

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  31. Wow Pamellia, you even manage to make recycled card look gorgeous! Absolutely stunning. Have a fabulous time with your mum. Xx

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  32. It's Speachless yet again!

    Enjoy yourself.

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  33. Fantastic card Pamellia
    hugs Julie xxx

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  34. So many wonderful elements going on in this card, I love all of the calenders, tickets, postcards etc. You seem to know instinctively just how much distressing is the right amount and you could give all of us lessons in recycling. Brilliant as always.

    Dionne x

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    1. Aahhh, thank you so much Dionne! I hope you had a great week! hugs :)

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  35. You always come up with the most creative designs and creative ways to use found objects. Who knew a cardboard box could end up so beautiful! Love the masculine colours of this Christmas beauty. Loll xx

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    1. Thank you very much Loll, so sweet! hugs :)

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  36. Amazing card and all for used cardboard. This is such an inspirational piece of work.
    Thank you for sharing at Allsorts 'No Design Papers' challenge and good luck x Susan x

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  37. Lovely creation, fabulous layering and gorgeous colours.

    Thank you for sharing with us at Allsorts;-))m

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  38. oh wow so stunning pamellia.i am loving the colours and all your layering and details are just fabulous ;D

    xx coops xx

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    1. Thank you so much Coops! Hope you had a lovely week! hugs :)

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  39. Beautiful color choices, Pamellia! And definitely a perfect masculine card. I think your brother will love it! Thank you for sharing all your lovely talent with us!

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    1. Thank you so much Sara! I will be around to visit you very soon! big hugs :)

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  40. Totally gorgeous! I love the distressing and all of your wonderful embellishments. Hope you had/are having a lovely time with your mum - crafting and Christmas movies sounds perfect!
    Rebecca.
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    1. Thank you so much Rebecca! Had a great time, but it flew by too quickly! big hugs :)

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  41. Fantastic layered collaging - beautiful composition.
    Alison xx

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    1. Thank you so much Alison and welcome to My Little Craft Things! hugs :)

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  42. Beautiful card, love all the details. Thanks for joining us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous!

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  43. Wonderful card- and I LOVE the green with the browns- so cool! Awesome card that I believe your brother will love- and he better keep it! (he won't throw it out will he?)

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    1. Thanks Shelly! No, he won't throw it out, he puts them up on his fridge every year. What a sweet brother, right! hugs :)

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  44. Wow! Fantastic project! Thanks for playing along with Craft Hoarders Anonymous.

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  45. Your card from a box is amazing! I love the layers so much! And the color! And all the texture! Thanks so much for playing along with the Craft Hoarders Anonymous Challenge!

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    1. Thank you so much Gloria! Much appreciated! hugs :)

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  46. Oh, Pamellia.....your blog is an oasis of creative refreshment and amazing beauty. There is so much to love in this gorgeous card that you made from wine box dividers, of all things. So many pleasing shapes and wonderful color palette. The paper you created with stamps....I'm just blown away. What an incredible creation! Thanks for joining us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous!

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    1. How sweet are you!! Thank you so much Kathy! I hope all is well on your side of the craft world! hugs :)

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