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Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Farewell to the Old Year... and Welcome 2015!

Best Wishes for the New Year from Lunagirl!

I wish health, happiness, peace, and prosperity for you and yours in the coming year. Thank you to all my customers and blog followers, to everyone who played in my challenges (come back again!), and to my wonderfully talented Design Team.

See you in January!

Monday, December 29, 2014

New Collage Sheets for a Winter in Pink

I've had a couple of inquiries about images used by me and by the Design Team for this challenge, so I thought I would share a link to my three new "Pink Winter/Christmas" themed digital collage sheets:

Sunday, December 28, 2014

Winter in Pink Challenge: Second Week (and a Half!)

If you haven't yet entered my Winter in Pink challenge, you have a little extra time. I'm switching my challenge start day to Fridays, so the Winter in Pink theme continues until January 8!

If you're tired of red and green, let's enjoy a Happy New Year in pink! We have some very lovely entries so far, with soft vintage pink and sassy hot pink and everything in between. I hope to see yours soon! On January 8 (next Thursday) I'll do a drawing to choose the winner who will receive $15 shopping credit at ~ your chance to get some new digital ephemera for the new year.

The Lunagirl Moonbeams Design Team has some inspiration for you:
MICHELE STORMS wishing you Bonne Annee -- Happy New Year!
"This card is a collage of a number of image sheets from Lunagirl.  There are so many nice images, it was hard to pick among them."
MANDY CHILVERS offers more good wishes for a lucky new year,
in vintage Paris postcard style!

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Joyeux Noel... Ho Ho Ho!

Merry Christmas, Merry Solstice, Happy Hanukkah, Season's Greetings and Winter Blessings to Everyone from Lunagirl Moonbeams! We wish you a peaceful and joyous holiday.
Thank you to Michele Storms for this charming Santa Claus Noel card -- it looks like he is on his way! And a special thanks to my whole Design Team -- Vicki Romaine, Mandy Chilvers, and Michele Storms -- for all their wonderful work. 

Monday, December 22, 2014

New Challenge: Winter in Pink

Time for a new challenge theme! This one will take us all the way into 2015. With the new year, I'll be changing my challenge start day to Fridays, so this challenge will continue until January 8, which is a Thursday. The new theme is WINTER IN PINK. I was inspired by this challenge to create some new digital collage sheets which you can see here: Lunagirl Pink Winter HolidaysAnd don't miss the creations of my Design Team below, for your enjoyment and inspiration! 

Here are the guidelines for this challenge:

  • Any craft or medium is OK.
  • Vintage style is encouraged.
  • Use a Lunagirl image or element and your entry will count twice in the drawing!
  • Remember to link to this blog and to on your site if you have one.
  • Prize:  Winner will be selected randomly to receive a $15 credit at!
  • Challenge ends at noon CST on Thursday, January 8.
  • I love it when you use Lunagirl images, and I hope you'll go take a look at my collections... but that's not a requirement!  But do remember that if you use a Lunagirl image, you will be entered TWICE in the drawing! I welcome everyone and every style but also want to give a little something extra to my wonderful customers! Most important is have fun, get creative, enjoy vintage. 


    Dreaming of a Winter in Pink...

    These first samples are perfect for Christmas, while the second half of the challenge will take us into January and the New Year. (Find some shabby French New Year images here.)


    "With this card I wish the Merriest of Christmases to all those at Lunagirl,, my fellow Design Team members and to all those who have submitted an entry  this past year or who follow this blog.  It has been an amazing year working with the Lunagirl images.  I look forward to what the new year brings.

    My card uses subtle tones of pink and blue-green with the emphasis  on the Lunagirl image of the Christ child surrounded by angels."

    Sunday, December 21, 2014

    St Nick Challenge Winner: Tee

    Such a wonderful and varied and creative celebration of Saint Nicholas in our challenge that ended today! It's time to do the random drawing to pick the winner... and the lucky winner this time is entry #3, that fabulous Santa bingo ATC by Tee!:

    Thank you to all who played this time. I really enjoyed seeing the work you shared. I hope you will all come back for the next challenge... our theme will be Winter in Pink! The Design Team has been working on some delightful creations to inspire you, and I have created three new digital collage sheets as well. The Winter in Pink challenge will take us through the end of the year all the way until January 8, so you'll have plenty of time to enter. Best wishes to you and yours in this season of joy :-)

    Friday, December 19, 2014

    What We Wish Santa Would Bring....

    One last inspiration for the St. Nick challenge, from Michele Storms. This has always been a favorite Santa image of mine. It is originally from a vintage holiday card with a sentiment in Dutch. I love how Michele has enhanced the natural feel of the image with her background and crocheted lace. And the color palette is just perfect. As we head into the last few days before Christmas, we wish you peace and joy and all the blessings the season can bring!
    "The Best Present" by Michele Storms of
    i love this vintage st nick image from lunagirl looking out over the world where he will soon deliver gifts. the scene was so peaceful that i added a stamped "peace on earth" sentiment from one of my creatiate stamps. as i was seeking embellishments for my piece i found the red bow and could not resist adding it below the stamped sentiment.  because to my thinking the best present of all would be peace on earth."

    Wednesday, December 17, 2014

    Peace on Earth

    Just wanted to share this pretty tag created by Michele Storms of my Design Team and Art From the Well.

    Beautiful colors of soft green and pink and blue, a Lunagirl image from Blue Noel, sweet embellishments of lace and ribbon, a gorgeous flower, and my favorite sentiment for Christmastime: Peace.

    Thanks for sharing, Michele. It's so wonderful!

    Tuesday, December 16, 2014

    St. Nick visits for real in just ten days...

    In case you need a reminder, St. Nick is here to remind you that Christmas is on the 25th... just ten days!

    This pretty distressed Santa card is from Vicki Romaine of the Moonbeams Design Team:

    "I made a distressed card with my choice of designer paper and inking the edges of this lovely Santa.  The background actually has three papers.  Down the right side are three token squares and at the bottom I used a Spellbinders diecut  on which to place the date." ~ Vicki

    You still have time to CELEBRATE ST. NICK by linking up your work in my blog challenge! Come see all the entries so far, and don't miss your chance to join in the fun for a chance to win $15 store credit at!

    The challenge continues until Sunday noon CST. Need St. Nick pictures or other Christmas and Winter images? Find hundreds at Lunagirl. Many are ready to download instantly!

    Sunday, December 14, 2014

    Celebrate St. Nick Challenge: Second Week

    Blessed St. Nick
    My challenge to help us "Celebrate St. Nick" continues all this week! You have until Sunday to link up your Santa-themed creation for a chance to win the random drawing for $15 store credit at It's fun to join in, and don't you need some new vintage imagery and ephemera for the new year?

    The gallery of entries and Design Team samples so far features the jolly old fellow in many guises, in non-traditional colors as well as red and white, in many types of costumes and transportation. Here DT member Michele Storms shared a card featuring a particularly lovely old image of Santa Claus -- as kindly Saint Nicholas, the patron and protector of children. The peace dove and hearts (and that fab red and white rickrack!) complete the image perfectly.

    Come see more celebrations of 
    St. Nick, and join us!

    Thursday, December 11, 2014

    St Nick Takes to the Skies!

    In this card by Michele Storms, Saint Nicholas takes to the skies in the basket of an old-timey zeppelin! I told you he shows up in every way possible on these vintage Christmas cards. Michele's card is a cheery reminder to enter our challenge (and win some store credit at Lunagirl)!

    Michele writes:  i've got another delightful vintage image of st nick from lunagirl.
    i used some fun candy designer paper from my stash and added ribbon, a gift and a stocking die cut and a punched flower.

    Tuesday, December 9, 2014

    A merry message ...

    It's starting to look pretty Christmas-y around here at the Lunagirl Moonbeams blog! Here is another beautiful tag by Mandy Chilvers to get you in the spirit of things and inspire you to enter my CELEBRATE ST. NICK challenge that is going on all this week and next. Again, I just love this vintage Santa with a nature theme, and Mandy creates the loveliest tags, doesn't she? Enjoy, and link up yours here!

    Monday, December 8, 2014

    Creative Challenge: CELEBRATE SAINT NICK

    It's time for a new challenge, and since it's well into December let's celebrate good Old Saint Nick, shall we? I absolutely adore vintage Santa Claus pictures, and there are so many to enjoy! We have over 300 in our collection (all available on my Victorian Holidays Volume One CD, btw) and the variety is fascinating.

    There are Santas in red, green, blue, white, purple, even pink. Santas in fur, in bishop's robes, in monk's robes, in fancy red suits. Santa Claus on foot, in his sleigh (of course), on horseback, in antique automobiles, hot air balloons, boats, airplanes, trains... what have I forgotten?

    We can call him Santa or Saint Nicholas, Pere Noel, Father Christmas... We have plenty of pictures of St. Nick with Victorian children, and also with angels and animals. Some are funny and silly, some are dignified and elegant, some are primitive, some are quite fancy... all are just wonderful to explore and to include in card-making, scrapbooking, ornaments, and other crafts this time of year.

    So, I'm  hoping to see St. Nick in every style and guise and color and costume! Need a few pictures of St Nick quick? Check out the CD above or download 110 vintage Santa pics instantly.

    Here are the guidelines for this challenge:

    Any craft or medium is OK.

  • Limit of 3 entries from one person in each challenge, please.
  • Vintage style is encouraged.
  • Use a Lunagirl image or element and your entry will count twice in the drawing!
  • Remember to link to this blog and to on your site if you have one.
  • Prize:  Winner will be selected randomly to receive a $15 credit at!
  • Challenge ends at noon CST on December 21.
  • I love it when you use Lunagirl images, and I hope you'll go take a look at my collections... but that's not a requirement!  But do remember that if you use a Lunagirl image, you will be entered TWICE in the drawing! I welcome everyone and every style but also want to give a little something extra to my wonderful customers! Most important is have fun, get creative, enjoy vintage. 

    And don't miss the creations of my Design Team below, for your enjoyment and inspiration!

    The Moonbeams are using just a few of the hundreds of Santa images that are found on Lunagirl Victorian Holidays Volume One...
    by MICHELE STORMS of Art from the Well
    Michele has used one of my very favorite St Nick pics -- in his green suit
    and looking so kindly and gentle with the deer. And I love holly and evergreens for
    Christmas. Beautiful card, Michele!
    by MANDY CHILVERS of Tag Along
    Another favorite image of old Saint Nick! A fabulous Victorian
    die cut in a white fur coat and hat, carrying a Christmas tree!
    Mandy has used the die cut beautifully here, with such a
    lovely snowy-looking background, just the right touch of glitter,
    and even some "snowballs" at the bottom!
    by VICKI ROMAINE of The Cheerful Stamppad who writes:
    Today I used the Lunagirl "Freebie" for my card.  I just love this digital.  The card has a tan base and on top a rustic vintage print designer paper.  I used a couple of leftover strips from previous cutting of card to fill in the front.  Down the side on top of the strip of cardstock are three small glittery reindeer. 

    Sunday, December 7, 2014

    Glad Tidings of Comfort and Joy

    Are you feeling festive yet?

    Eighteen days until the 25th!

    This little girl angel on a tag created by DT member Mandy Chilvers reminds you that it's not the shopping and spending that matters... it's the JOY.

    Just a random observation, but don't you love this angel's little red maryjane shoes?

    Thank you Mandy for one more little holiday child, and such a pretty tag. I love the poinsettias and especially the little snowflakes.

    Everyone remember that we are celebrating Santa in the new challenge that starts tomorrow morning!

    Holiday Children Challenge Winner: Marina

    I've completed the random drawing for today, and it's time to announce the winner of my Holiday Children themed challenge....

    The lucky winner today is the very first entry in this challenge, by Marina! Congratulations to you, Marina, for your win and also for some a lovely vintage winter creation. Email me at when you get a chance, to claim your prize, $15 credit to shop at

    A big holiday Thank You to everyone who took part... please come back for the next challenge... the theme will feature who else, but Saint Nick?

    Saturday, December 6, 2014

    Holiday Children Challenge....There's Still Time!

    You still have time to enter my Holiday Children challenge  ...
    The challenge is open until noon CST tomorrow, so you still have time to link up your creation for a chance to win and a chance to share your work!

    Here is one more piece from Vicki Romaine of the Design Team, to inspire you. And what could be more lovely than this beautiful, nostalgic image of a little girl and her puppy looking in with amazement at the Christmas tree. Do you think it's Christmas morning, and she is looking at all the presents under the tree, or is it Christmas eve and she is just gazing with wonder at the beautiful tree lit with candles? I prefer to think the latter... the Night BEFORE Christmas is my favorite holiday.

    Vicki has placed the image and sentiment, from my Christmas Joy tags collage sheet, on a pretty vintage style background and added the perfect touch of lace and "wish" embellishment. If you can't quite read the sentiment, it says "May you always see Christmas through the eyes of child." My wish for you tonight! We got our tree today and hung wreaths on the doors, so I guess the season is underway at our house.

    Friday, December 5, 2014

    "Celestial" Tags by Michele

    I wanted to share these two beautiful tags created by Michele Storms and featured on her blog Gorgeous and so magical! They both use images from Lunagirl "Celestial" digital collage sheet. The one on the right (that fabulous flapper dancer looks like she is opening a curtain to space, such an incredible tag!) also uses images from my collage sheets "Music" and "Bring On the Dancing Girls." Michele is a member of my Design Team -- so proud of my DT and their amazing work!

    Wednesday, December 3, 2014

    A Beautiful Vintage Christmas Freebie from Lunagirl

    I thought I would share a freebie with you today, one that will work for the current Holiday Children challenge and also the next challenge starting on Monday (hint: the theme features a famous "jolly old elf").

    This is a much-loved image and it's easy to see why! If you love Santa images, there are over 300 vintage Santa Claus pictures on my Victorian Holidays Volume One CD ... the best variety of Santa pictures I know of... or get 100 vintage Santas by instant download!

    You have until Sunday to enter the challenge. We already have several charming entries and I want to see yours too. And don't miss the beautiful Holiday Children inspiration by the Design Team :-)

    Tuesday, December 2, 2014

    Announcing Morning Moon Shop: Vintage Aprons & Bags Big and Small

    A few of you may remember when I shared a picture of my new/old sewing machine, and joked that I enjoyed using it so much that I might open a shop to sell my handmade items? And I was mostly joking... weeelllllll, so now this is happening...

    So far I've listed several reversible vintage style aprons and some in retro 1940s 1950s style, all in pretty fabrics that I enjoy. This all started when I wanted vintage aprons in batiks and other fabrics I couldn't find, so well, guess it's my new hobby! Soon I plan to list bags as well, little magic bags and book bags and totes and more... and kitchen needfuls, etc. *Sigh* !

    Monday, December 1, 2014

    Second Week: HOLIDAY CHILDREN theme

    Monday is upon us again -- and it's the Monday after Thanksgiving weekend so it's like a "double" Monday! Hard to get up this morning!

    Here is something to get you going this week (besides online Christmas shopping!) -- create something wonderful for my Holiday Children creative blog challenge. My Design Team have sent some inspiration for you today...

    And while you're doing your online shopping (it is "Cyber Monday" after all), you can  hop over to LUNAGIRL.COM to pick up some Victorian holidays images and other vintage images and ephemera for your projects...

    my blog readers are invited to use discount code MOONDAY-14 for 50% off today only.

    A completely digital card! The snowman image is from Lunagirl Winter Fun digital collage sheet.
    Vicki is having an "all-digital" challenge on her blog this week -- Go see!

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