Sunday, July 20, 2014

Button Button

Welcome to my blog, The Diamond Dragonfly  

This card is my (Vintage Square with 2 buttons), entry into the 52 Christmas Card Throwdown July Blog Hop (with four unique prompts). 
Christmas In July Blog Hop

What is vintage to me? I see some very beautiful vintage cards yet I wondered how Granny would have made a Christmas card at the Bras Coupe in the 1930’s 35 miles north of Maniwaki by dog sled? 
I walked into my bedroom the other day, as late afternoon sun hit the bed and I started to cry. It took me back to the cottage with my Mom napping, curled up with her book, as light filtered in the window through the tree branches.  I sleep on that antique bed, hence the flashback.
We were in Maniwaki burying Mom and Dad a few weeks ago and we stopped at my Grandparents home for pictures. My children have been spending this summer at Cedar lake turnabout, so my mind wanders to wonderful memories from the past easily. 

I stamped with SU baked brown sugar ink onto a paper bag and used lace pulled off an old slip because this is what Granny would have had on hand. The card would have been made some recycled light weight cardboard. I used card stock, clear buttons and pearls. This card is 5X5. The pearls are placed on the candles and seem lopsided. 

House of Cards….. Anything with a Bow

 Thank you for stopping by.


Judy V said...

Great vintage card! Thanks for joining us at House of Cards!

Mrs A. said...

Beautiful memories and a beautiful vintage card. Hugs Mrs A.

Deborah Frings said...

Wow! This is absolutely gorgeous. I love the lace ribbon and the lovely image. Thanks so much for playing along with our Christmas in July Blog Hop at 52CCT!

Granmargaret said...

This is a lovely card.

kiwimeskreations said...

What a beautiful authentically vintage card Carole. Thank you too for sharing your memories.'

Gail said...

Totally terrific beautiful card - you are so creative - have a blessed day - sorry about losing your mom and dad - what great memories of the lake -I have many memories of my dad that retired in a Lake Community up north - but died just 3 short months after he retired - I miss him very much - have a lovely week my friend!

MRS DUCK said...

Hi Carole
I'm not usually a fan of kraft card but this is super. Fine and festive! Thanks for joining in at HOC.

Mynn xx said...

Hi, Carole! Thank you for sharing your memories with us! This card is FABULOUS! I LOVE the stamping on paper bag and that beautiful lace trim. The pearls are the icing on the cake! Thanks for joining us at 52CCT! :) HUGS! Mynn xx

Mynn xx said...

Thanks for joining us at House of Cards, too! :) HUGS! Mynn xx

Ruth M said...

Oh Carole, so sorry to hear your sad news but I hope the warm memories bring some solace and comfort.

Your Christmas card is perfectly vintage, lovely warm tones and I adore the lace from an old slip! The clear buttons, pearls and the rustic ribbon are all wonderful accents!
Thanks so much for joining our blog hop at 52 {C}CT and sharing a collection of lovely cards with us! Ruth x

Peanut said...

So sorry to read about your sadness... I pray the Lord fills you with peace and calm. Thank you for sharing your beautiful memories. The card is exquisite... I struggle with "what is vintage" too. To me this is utterly beautiful. Thanks for joining our July Blog Hop at 52 {C}CT.
hugs, Asha

Donna Nuce said...

Gorgeous vintage card. Sorry you are having a tough time right now. Thanks for joining us at the House of Cards challenge blog.

Pat said...

Love it! The Kraft cardstock, lace. The vintage feel. Thank you for sharing your card with us at HOC. PAT X

Danielle Vincent said...

This is such a beautiful and sweet post Carole. Aren't we blessed to have our wonderful memories to live beyond the physical being? Your vintage card is so lovely and I'm so glad that you shared it (and your story) with us at 52CCT for Christmas in July. Hugs D

cohenna said...

Beautiful card! Thank you for playing along with us at House Of Cards

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Anita said...

This is stunning. Thanks so much for playing along with us at House of Cards. Hugs.

Merethe A said...

Hi. Love your use of craft cardstok and your vintage stampe. Thank you for participating in the 'Add a Bow' challenge at House of Cards.

Ma :)
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Ang said...

This is really lovely. I love the little white touches on the tree.
Thanks for joining us at House of Cards.
Ang HOC DT Shabby/Vintage

Louise van Vuren said...

What a fabulous result from following the card recipe. Love your vintage postcard and the buttons are a perfect match. Hope you enjoyed the blog hop and good luck in the prize draw
Louise xx

Terri Orr said...

Your card is absolutely beautiful. And coming here to look at it more closely (from the challenge blog)--it was so nice to read your whole blog post. Equally beautiful memories.

Rosmarie said...

A gorgeous creation! I love vintage christmas cards and this one is just adorable!!
Thanks for playing along with us at House of Cards.
Sorry for the late comment, I just came back from vacations :)
Rosi x