Tuesday, October 21, 2014


Yes I know it is early, but I like to start creating my 
christmas cards early ,this year !! 

I have had to face ,-dear friends, that now ,as I`m a retired, I simply
can`t afford to send heavy packages around the world for
christmas, with gifts, - so from now on it will be a beautiful 
card!! I so hope everyone, with whom I normally,  "exchange " gifts,
agree with me, and think it is ok !!!

This card is mainly papers, with a tiny lace, 
a  gloss photo , stenciled snow, and 

a little glitter ! 

I loved crumbling up old papers to give texture and let the
image kind of fly!! 

I hope you liked it !!

Thank you alwayes for your lovely visits and sweet comments, 
they make my world brighter  and lovely !!

Welcome also to new followers, you are so very welcome.

Hugs and love


Analia Cristina said...

Hi,very beautiful this vintage card,I love it!

Windmuehle21 said...

I like it :-)
Viele, herzliche Grüße aus der Windmühle

morkaren said...

Flot jule kort, Dorte jeg troede ikke du lavede kort i den forstand, men mest dukker, men dette er da virkelig kreativt og fint (lag på lag) knus morkaren.

Bente said...

For noen fantastiske julekort, Dorthe. De som mottar julekort fra deg må virkelig føle seg beæret.

Stor klem fra meg

Netty said...

Love your gorgeous vintage card Dorthe. The cost of postage now is so high am sure a lot of people will be doing the same. Hope you are feeling better. Annette x


May said...

Gorgeous Christmas card Dorthe, the beautiful image & wonderful layers are perfect....Hugs May x x

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

This is beautiful, Dorthe!

Anonymous said...

Dear Friend
I am managing a little time to visit some favourite blogs this evening :)
I am in agreement, let us say we will only exchange a card, that removes any stress from your life and that is what counts for the most.
This is brimming with sweetness, that nostalgic image and all your beautiful attention to details. Anyone would wish they were receiving this wintry creation.
Dorthe, I hope you are having a lovely evening - I will chat with you soon my friend.

Createology said...

Dorthe Dear I completely agree with the high cost of postage...especially out of country...being very prohibitive. I like your idea of creating a very special collaged card to send to our wonderful friends. Your card is beautiful and your labor of love is the gift! Creative Christmas Bliss...

marda said...

Your lovely card is a gift in and of itself. No one will feel any loss.

Julia @ Vintage with Laces said...

Hello dearest Dorthe, Your Christmas card is very lovely and your journal turned out so beautiful too. Hopefully you enjoy your retirement and can do lots of things you didn't have time for when you still had your shop.
Thank you very much for your well-wishes for hubby. Yesterday he walked some steps on crutches instead of using the wheelchair. That's a small progress but makes some things easier already.
Sweetie, I wish you a wonderful fall day and hope it's not too cold and you can enjoy spending some time on the beach, collecting all kinds of things for your creations.
Sending big hugs and love ♥,

Jayne said...

Another beautiful creation, love the layers and ragged edges, just my cup of tea. I agree with you Dorthe, the cost of postage is making all of us think twice about posting something even in our own countries, never mind abroad. So expensive. Hope you are well and enjoyed your visitors.

Astrid Maclean said...

Just beautiful Dorthe, love this pretty vintage card, it looks so pretty and nostalgic!

~*~Patty S said...

Your card is oh so beautiful dear Dorthe! You add such lovely touches to all you create...the crumpled paper...sweet twinkle of glitter and those darling children too!
You are wise to get started on your Christmas cards and about the cost of mailing.
Middle of the week (((hugs))) to you dear one ~♥~

Anonymous said...

I realize Christmas is so close, can't believe it and I have done nothing but work on the house, but I do have room for more than one tree in this house so I may decorate like crazy for the fun of it. Love your glitter and imagery, so happy children. xox

Anni - My Creative Life and Mixed Media Books said...

What a very beautiful christmas card Dorthe, love the glitter, hvor smukt søde, dagen går på hæld og snart er det sengetid - heldigvis, der ligger en god bog og venter, håber du må sove godt, vi snakkes ved.
Hugs Anni

Rhonda said...

Oh, it's not too early, Dorthe. I could celebrate Christmas year round, I love it so much. I just adore this card.

One year I was asked to join in a gift swap and it would be during the week I was traveling....oh how I rushed and wished I had more time. I pulled it off but it's never too early to create just in case you need a card or gift.

Marie Lost Bird Studio said...

Hi dear Dorthe,
your card is so beautiful and I think it is a wonderful idea to send out a special card created with love.Wishing you a lovely day.
Hugs and love,

Angela Richardson said...

Who wouldn't be delighted to receive such a beautiful card. Just gorgeous!!
Your journal is a delight too. Happy creating.

Celestina Marie said...

Dear Talented Dorthe, Oh I just love your beautiful Christmas card. Such pretty details and I love the crumpled papers too. It seems to give movement to the vintage graphic.
Beautiful my friend.

Thank you for stopping by and your kind comment. Your encouraging words always uplift my day.
Blessings to you for a great weekend.

Draffin Bears said...

Dear Dorthe,

The vintage card is so gorgeous and love the sweet little children getting ready for Christmas.
Many thanks for your kind visit and the lovely note you left me, brings great comfort at this time.
Happy weekend

suziqu's thread works said...

Such an excellent idea to start creating your Christmas cards already. This year you will be able to totally enjoy the whole process without the pressure of creating for the shop and all your orders as well. So sensible to downsize in every possible way sweetie and this creation is absolutely gorgeous with the way you have used the papers with such a sweet Wintery image highlighted with glittery bits as well.
Gorgeous work as only you know how!
Love and hugs,

Vicki Boster said...

Dorthe- what a beautiful card-- already you are starting to create your amazing Christmas treasures. I love that perfect touch of glitter---

Your card creations are so special-- they are truly loved when they make their way to new homes...

Roses, Lace and Brocante said...

Oh dear Dorthe

Like all your creations this Christmas card is divine.
Children are what Christmas time is all about and that's what your card conveys.
The snow and glitter are lovely - I wish just once we could have snow too at this special season.....

You've inspired me to start card making too - so tomorrow that's what I'll do.
Today has been all about getting the house back in order after a week at work!

Sending special love and hugs across the seas to you dearest Dorthe.
Happy creating
Shane xox

Anneke said...

Dear Dorthe
such a beautiful vintage card and realy stunning!
you are right about the shipment these days, they are very expensif.
hope you are alright and i wish you a wonderful weekend.
hugs to you.

Unknown said...

Good morning my dear Dorthe,
I agree with you! The postal rates are so high at the moment. As a pensioner you can not send multiple packets each year! Your Christmas cards are so beautiful and designed very beautifully and lovingly. Each of your blog friends is happy to get such a charming work from you.
As you can see, I have no problem commenting on your blog. It all works smoothly:-)
Have a wonderful Sunday, my friend. The weather here is cloudy but dry. After lunch I take a long walk to the nearby lake.
"Hear" you soon my dear.
Hugs and kisses

AppleApricot Wen said...

Your card is so beautiful dear Dorthe. The layering is wonderful, I love the crumbled paper effect and the glittery. And I think you're quite right to keep it to cards alone. Postage costs are so high for packages. Especially when sent abroad! Sending you big hugs and happy sunshine. Wendy

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Beautiful piece , love all the layers you have added and the gorgeous vintage image. Tracy x

Aspiring crafter said...

A beautiful and unique creation , a treasure to keep ,

Lululiz said...

What a beautiful Christmas card, my dear Dorthe. Your cards are little works of art and they will bring joy and happiness to all the lucky friends who are going to receive them. They are gorgeous presents all by themselves. Enjoy the runup to the Christmas Season and don't stress. xxx