Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Winkie, Jimmy and Linda Vintage Style

Close up of glittered background paper

Sassy Judy is the Sassy Hostess this week and she challenged us to creating a vintage look for Cheryl's  images.The challenge  to was use creams and whites and.  I am not so sure about the vintage part, but I did get the Creams and White in.

NO ONE in the whole wide world draws snowmen as cute as Cheryl Alger.  This precious darling is called Winkie's Snowday Wishes and he had the cutest face ever for a snowman.  doesn't he look so handsome in in creams and whites?He is just one of those lucky people who look good in anything.  You know the type.  The ones you always secretly hate LOL.  You can add him to your private stash by clicking  here.

I had a  lot of fun playing with this card. First I colored Winkie with my Copics sticking to 3 colors.  I had an idea in my head, but wasn't sure if I could make it happen or not.    I let myself experiment with the glitter and the embossing folder and the technique worked.  I cut  a piece of two sided adhesive sheet  from Elizabeth Crafts tomy desired size, peeled back the protective paper on one side and adhered it to a piece of cardstock of the same size.  Then I ran it through the Cuttlebug using a SU octagon embossing folder. I peeled back the top protective sheet  and  covered it with Elizabeth Crafts Micro-Fine Warm Diamond Glitter.  I burnished it into the paper with my finger  and this is the results.  I think it is quite pretty if I do say so myself.  I like this particular glitter because it really is fine and gets right down into the paper so it doesn't flake off.

I then cut an oval into the piece to allow my snowman to pop through.  I applied foam tape to the back of the sheet and glued it on top of my tan cardstock to which my snowman had been applied.  I pulled his scarf through the hole to give the impression of it flying in the wind.  Popped on some gold border stickers, also from Elizabeth Crafts to decorate a bit and added a organza and satin ribbon and bow.

I worried that it may be too plain for the traditional vintage look, but I really couldn't think of a way to embellish it without taking away from the look of the card.  There have to be some vintage people out there who like CAS.  Right?  LOL

Well this is my take, on Judy's challenge.  If you would like a real treat, click here and you will be taken to the Sassy Cheryl Blog and see what amazing designs my team mates came up with.  Now I must warn you.  they nailed the vintage look much better than I did.  Surprising ourselves Dawn and I chose the same image and colored it almost identically, but tht was where the similarities ended.  Go see for yourself.  Your will be glad you did.

If you would like to try your hand and the cream and white and vintage look, grab a Sassy Cheryl image and see what you come up with.  Remember any image Cheryl Alger has drawn qualifies for these challenges.  It doesn't matter where you purchase it. So go ahead give it a try and I will pop in to give you a look/see too.

I thought I would share a little something with you all today:

Oh by the way today is my hubby and my 47th wedding anniversary.  Yep, he stuck with me for 47 years.  This morning I told him I loved him and was so happy that we made it this long.  He told me he was too and that I was a very lucky girl to have him!  Yep that's my Kahuna!

Here's a picture of us on our Wedding Day and a more recent one of us.  We haven't changed a bit, RIGHT?
Linda and Jimmy 2011
I plan on entering this card in the following challenges:

Make It Monday - Always Anything Goes
Craft Challenge - Monochromatic
Cute Card Thursday - Anything Goes


  1. Linda, your card is so pretty! I am a snowman freak so, of course, I love the image and the colors you used are wonderful! I can't wait to play in this challenge - I am thinking of what I am going to do as I write this. Great sparkle and look to this card. Thanks for sharing the pictures of you and your DH too - what fun. You two look very happy in both pictures and that is what you never want to change. Great testament to love! Hugz!

  2. well, my sassy sistah... Winkie is just beautiful with that gorgeous paper and trim!!! well done!!

    and anyone that could live that long with you deserves a medal!!! Happy Anniversary to you both!!!! Great pics, tfs!

  3. Happy 47 years! Wowzers! I think he is the lucky one! Your card is amazing! I love all the gold! And that Winkie the Snowman definitely makes me smile! Enjoy your anniversary!

  4. I love Winkie! That sparkle paper is gorgeous & your card is definitely not too plain. I would never have thought of these colors for a Christmas card but I really love this!
    Congrats on your anniversary! We celebrated 42yrs. on the 17th.
    Hugs, Renee

  5. Hi Linda, love your Winkie snowman (love all snowmen) but he is special. The oval looks great and what a creative idea. The embossing and glitter look wonderful, just a pretty card for sure.

    Linda and Jimmy vintage '66! Wow, what a beautiful couple, and look at you 47 years later, still having fun! Happy Anniversary you two and many more happy ones together! Exactly two months from now, we will be celebrating our 47th also, where did the year go.....


  6. Wow, congratulations on 47 years, here's to another 47! Your card is adorable. I love the image in white and cream!

  7. My goodness 47 years, congrats...I love your card and also loved reading how you applied the glitter...Beautiful image and lovely coloring...Hugz, joann

  8. Well, first off. . . .HAPPY ANNIVERSARY! LOVE the photos. You all make such a sweet little couple.

    And awwwwww, aren't you sweet on the snowman comment. I need to get drawing more of these little fellas. LOVE the card. . .and NO. . .it isn't too plain. I Love it.

  9. Happy Anniversary Linda! Just love this creation. Winkie is just adorable and colored up to perfection. Great card my dear. Hugs and happy crafting! -Kim

  10. Happy Anniversary my friend! I think you are both very lucky! Awesome to see your pictures! thanks for sharing!
    No worries about your card being vintage enough.. it is perfect to me..
    I think the colors creams and whites say vintage. I love the softness of your coloring! and NO it isn't to plain!
    Awesome card my friend!

  11. Ha...happy Anniv hun - fab pics - I was born in 1966..he he....I have been with hubby 31 years married 23....started going out with him when I was 16!...hugs hun..and Yes agree - Cheryls are the best snowmen!
    Sarah xx

  12. what fabulous photos, I really like the sweet more recent photo..such love! your card is adorable, have a great weekend!

    ....I am having a giveaway on my blog, if you would like to enter!


    enjoy *~*

  13. Happy anniversary and you haven't changed a bit, LOL. Look just as happy and that is the most important thing!!!
    Love your cute snowman - a wonderful Christmas card, Thanks for linking up with Make It Monday this week.

  14. Happy anniversary Linda, you look the same at on first picture. LOL.
    You made beautiful card!

  15. Lovely creation, thank you for joining us at CRAFT Challenge. Don't forget to check back on Thursday to see if you have won or if you have been chosen in our Top3. Also don't miss out on challenges and freebies on my digistamp blog.


  16. Congratulations. Love that snowman. Thank you for joining us at CRAFT this week. Jeanette

  17. This entire post makes me smile...great card. You nailed "vintage" and I love seeing your pics. You married a cutie!

  18. What an adorable couple you and your hubby are! Congrats!! And your card is simply stunning!! I've just added this image to my "holiday wish list"! Hugs. Pat

  19. Beautiful card. Thank you for joining us at C.R.A.F.T challenge. Hope to see you again for the next challenge. Good Luck.

    Evie DT


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