Monday, November 10, 2014

This is not so typical ...

Hello! How are you? Did you have a nice weekend? I had lots of fun. I did some Christmas shopping yeasterday and then went out for lunch with my sweetie. It was so much fun! :D I've already bought most of the Christmas presents, just need to buy 2 or 3 more. Have you done any Christmas shopping yet? Today I did some work stuff in the morning and then in the afternoon I had some friends over. It was lovely. 

The card I am about to show you today is a little bit different - at least for me. Usually I make cute cards with a sweet stamped image, but I do like vintage and shabby chic style a lot too, so I thought I'd make a vintage card without a stamped image for a change. Yup, you heard that right. I haven't done any stamping on this card. I know, I know, I must have lost my mind. lol 

The inspiration from this card came from my sweet friend Pamellia (most of the inspiration came from this gorgeous card she made). I absolutely love her shabby chic/vintage creations (trust me, she rocks them!). Her card is for breast cancer awareness so it's all pink (so beautiful!), but I decided to make a Christmas card. I took my My Mind's eye Christmas paper pad, chose some papers and went to work. And here's what I came up with ...


See, I told you there was no stamping. ;) Not even a sentiment. Sentiment is actually a rub-on "sticker" from Stampin' up! Season of cheer set that I've had in my stash for ages (literally). 


I used some lace, a doily, some pins and some sequins on which I added a perl to decorate my card. I distressed the edges with scissors and inked them up with distress ink. Flower is made with LLLC poinsettia die.


I hope you like my today's card and I hope you got motivated to step out of your comfort zone every now and then too. ;)

Have a wonderful day! xx

I would like to enter my card to the following challenges:
Through the craftroom door: Anything goes
Craft-room challenge: Vintage Christmas
Word art Wednesday: Anything goes
Card and scrap: Layering
Dream valley: Getting ready for Christmas
Creative card crew: Christmas joy
AnMa Creatief: Christmas
Bearly mine: Christmas cards
Crafty calendar: It's all about Christmas

66 comments:

  1. this is really lovely. I love the non traditional colours and the shabby chic idea for christmas! It is one technique I have not mastered yet (among a few!). Thank you for joining us at creative card crew christmas joy challenge! Irene DT xx

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    1. Thank you for your lovely comment Irene. I still have A LOT to learn as well - I'm making baby steps. lol
      Hugs! xx

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  2. Maja, this might be the most beautiful card that I have ever seen! You really took shabby chic by the hand and carried to a whole new level...the Maja level! The best part of this card is the heart and soul you put into it. I know how hard it can be to step outside your comfort zone...well girl, you have done it with style and sass!

    Your flower is absolutely amazing and the layers of lace with the distressed scalloped border and row of pearls are just sublime! Your colour combination is absolutely dreamy and you distressed the heck out of the edges, I just love every little detail!

    I cannot tell you how happy it makes me that I have inspired you Maja, but honestly, you are the one who inspires me! Your talent and kindness know no ends and I am honoured to call you friend! Big crafty hugs to you :)

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    1. Girl, you have no idea how much these words mean to me, especially since all the inspiration for this card came from YOU!! If it wasn't for all your gorgeous shabby chic creations I doubt I would dare to take this step. So thank you for "making me" step out of my comfort zone. I can't begin to tell you how thankful I am that I have you as my friend. I think I am extremly lucky to have met you!
      Big hugs to you! xx

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  3. So so gorgeous, lovely to try something new, you rocked it x

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    1. Awww, thank you Marianne. I like trying new things. :)

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  4. Absolutely Gorgeous! Thanks for sharing this with us at Through The Craft Room Door. Please come play along with us again! (Hugs) Cara

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    1. Thank you for your sweet comment. Hugs! xx

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  5. Although this is different from your usual style, it has shown that you also rock in making shabby style cards. Love this beautiful composition, it really showcased the gorgeous paper and lovely embellishments you used. Love to see more shabby cards from you.
    Hugs, Katie

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    1. Thank you so much Katie! Your cards always turn out beautifully and they are carefully thought through to the very last detail so that everything fits together perfectly. So your sweet comment really means a lot to me. Big hugs to you! xx

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  6. Krasna je.Divne boje, dok joj zvijezda daje poseban šarm.
    Lp, MArtina

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  7. Fabulous card, love the beautiful details;-))m

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    1. Thank you so much for your sweet comment! :) xx

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  8. wawwww så super flot ♥

    10000 tak for at du deltager på Card and scraps udfordring.

    knuzzzz ♥

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  9. Wow Maja! This is stunning! Love the colors you used, and all the shabby layers. The flower is gorgeous! Great job!

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    1. Thank you so much Samra. You know how much I like your shabby chic cards, so your words really mean a lot to me. :) Hugs! xx

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  10. Girlfriend that card is exquisite, absolutely stunning and your flower is so life like I too love the shabby chic style don't use it as much as I would like beautifully done.
    Hugs

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    1. Thanks so much Beth! I love shabby chic as well, but as you, I don't use this style as much as I'd like too. Hopefully this will change. ;)
      Hugs! xx

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  11. Such a lovely card, it's good to step out of our comfort zones once in a while and you rocked this! I have to admit I have not bought one single thing yet for Christmas, though I have made lot of Christmas cards so far :) xx

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    1. Awww, thank you Linda! I agree with you. Stepping out of your comfort zone every now and then is a nice change. Well done for making lots of Christmas cards. I've made some, but not nearly enough so I will be busy in the next couple of weeks. :)
      Hugs! xx

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  12. Absolutely beautiful card Cebelica.
    hugs
    lorraine x

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    1. Thank you very much for your sweet words Lottaine!
      Hugs! xx

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  13. The layers are so vintage, pearls, stickpins and doily, such a great card. Thank you for stopping by with your lovely art for our 157th Anything Goes Challenge here at Word Art Wednesday. We appreciate your faithful participation.
    Blessings,
    Carole Robb Bisson

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  14. Oh this is so pretty. Thanks for playing with us at Bearly Mine this month x

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  15. Wauw ... what a lovely card. Lovely layers.

    Thanks for joining us at Card and Scrap.

    Jytte, DT :)

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    1. Thank you for your lovely comment. :) xx

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  16. This is an absolutely beautiful vintage card! I love the soft colours and the lace and the gorgeous pearl - everything! Thank you for joining in at Dream Valley!

    love Mags B x

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    1. Thank you so much for your sweet comment! Hugs! xx

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  17. Maja...tvoja voščilnica v vintagu stilu in s pridihom shabby chic-a je tako zelo nežna in elegantna. Čeprav tokrat nisi uporabila motivčka in ti je bila inspiracija Pamellia (ki ima ustvarja tudi čudovite izdelke), mi je tvoj izdelek z prelepo rožo in papirjem v ozadju...wwwaaaauuuu... ;))) Upam, da nas boš še osrečila in presenetila s čim podobnim. Tudi prejšnji izdelki so mi zelo, zelo všeč in si zelo nadarjena ustvarjalka!!!
    Pozdravček iz Koroške, Jana

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    1. Jana, ti pa res veš, kako nekomu polepšati dan. <3 Najlepša HVALA za prijazne besede. Sem prepričana, da sem ob tvojem komentarju zrasla vsaj za par milimetrov. ;)
      Pozdravček tudi tebi! :)
      Pa pa

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  18. Utterly fabulous Cebelica! I bet Pamellia is so chuffed to know you love her work so much (yes she does rock), but so do YOU! Gorgeous card hunny. Thank you so much for joining in our Christmas challenge at Dream Valley this time. We look forward to seeing you again in future challenges. Hugs, Wends x Dream Valley DT

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    1. Thank you so much for your sweet comment. Big hugs! xx

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  19. This card is gorgeous! I can totally see Pamellia's influence here! :)

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  20. so beautiful cebelica.the soft delicate colours are gorgeous and i love all your pretty details and fabulous flower ;D

    xx coops xx

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    1. Thanks a lot for your sweet comment! :) xx

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  21. So beautiful, I love the shabby chic feel of this! It's great to try something different as your gorgeous creation proves!
    Rebecca.
    x

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    1. Thank you Rebecca. :)
      Big hugs to you! xx

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  22. Gorgeous Christmas card. I love the non-traditional colours.
    Thank you for playing along with us at Creative Card Crew!
    ~ Crystal (DT)

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  23. well hello there!! your card looks fabulous, well done on stepping out of your comfort zone, thanks for joining in with our monthly challenge at BEARLY-MINE x carol

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  24. Aren't you good getting your Christmas shopping done! I love your gorgeous card :-) Thank you for joining us at Dream Valley! Love 'n' hugs, Mel xx

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  25. Wow!! Gorgeous!!! LOVE the colors you've used!!! Absolutely gorgeous!! Love all the layers!!! Just BEAUTIFUL!!!!

    - Susan
    {Scrap A Thousand Words}
    Open-Minded Crafting Fun Challenges (DT Call Until Nov. 22nd)

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    1. Thank you very much for your lovely comment! :) xx

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  26. A really gorgeous card. Thank you for joining us at Crafty Calendar challenge this month and good luck
    Bettyxxx

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  27. Your card is absolutely stunning, the vintage look and the poinsettia just pops. Thank you for joining us at BMD, good luck xoxoxo

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  28. Your card is gorgeous. Thank for joining us at AnMaCreatief. xxJudith

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    1. Thenk you very much for your sweet comment. Hugs! xx

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  29. Čebelica tole pa voščičnica, da jo vikaš! Ni tradicionalan, vnedar mi je zelo všeč barvan kombincaija, nežnost cveta i n kako si uporabila bucike - to idejo si bom kdaj sposodila. Voščilnico res všečkam na polno :)!

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    1. Ti si jo kar sposodi. :) Komaj čakam, da vidim, kaj bo nastalo. Sploh ne dvomim, da bo nekaj čudovitega. :)
      Lp

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