Saturday, 15 December 2018

I believe in Father Christmas!

Hello lovely friends, hope you are well! I just love the holidays and I am getting so excited to share the festivities with my wonderful grown up children and my two adorable Grandsons. It is baby George's first ever Christmas and little Alfie is three, so the magic and wonderment of Father Christmas is a big thing for him! I Cannot wait to take him to see Santa! Having the Grandbabies brings back many fond memories of sharing the magic of Christmas with my own children when they were younger. And now I get to live a new chapter in my life, as a Nana, by making even more wonderful Christmas memories with them too....

Today I am sharing with you a vintage Christmas card that I have created for the 
Crafts Dreamy Challenge Here is Decembers Mood Board, inspired by Winter and the magic of Snowfall. The Mood board isn't compulsory, but there for inspiration. I have used some of the colours on the Board to make my Father Christmas tag. I love the look of the Red and Mossy Green colour tones and the snow covered solitary wooden bench also inspired me to use wood patterned paper. 

Here I have used a mixture of scrapbook paper and corrugated cardboard to achieve a very vintage Christmas look. The plaid is a single sheet from The Heritage Christmas paper collection and the Wood design paper is from the First Edition Wild at heart collection. I have also used this gorgeous Vintage Santa Claus  image.

 I adhered all layers of paper on to my card using double sided tape. The edges of the paper and image have been distressed using the edge of my scissors and Walnut stain Distress ink, so that It achieves an old and frayed look. 

Next, I made a chocolate poinsettia using a Tattered lace Poinsettia die and Crafters Companion Centura pearlised card. I also added some Christmas red glitter stamens to the centre of the poinsettia to add a bit of sparkle. I also adhered small wooden numbers to the bottom of my card. A variety of Tim Holtz Holiday Greens dies have been adhered underneath the Poinsettia. 

Here is a close-up of this beautiful vintage Santa Claus image; isn't he just fabulous! 

You can find more details on this months Crafts Dreamy challenge HERE  The Design Team and I look forward to seeing your creations! 

Thanks so much for stopping by, I really do appreciate your visit.

 Hugs, Zowie xx 


  1. So beautiful .
    I wish I was with mine for Christmas.xx

  2. Thanks so much Wendy, I am thinking of you. Hugs Zowie xx