29 October 2013

The Merry Monday Christmas Card Challenge # 81 - Use Santa on your card

 Hello everyone. Did you enjoy the 'music' Christmas card challenge last week? So many amazing cards.
This week is sure to get you going too..........................make a card with a Santa image! Trot along to Lesley's blog , Always Playing With Paper, to join in the Merry Monday Challenge. If you haven't entered a challenge before and would like to have a go, all you have to do is make a card that pleases you (and follows the theme for the week). Join in the fun.


As it happens, I do have two Santa stamps, one is a Santa collage, and the other is a very busy stamp purchased years ago. Just not quite what I wanted. So I went on the hunt for a lovely traditional Santa, and ended up with this cheery modern wee fella. LOL There was just something about him that appealed. I found him as a digital stamp at Whimsy Stamps

He was duly coloured, given some glittery accents, an embossed buckle and mounted on 3D foam. The background has punched snowflakes attached.  The sentiment is a die cut, stitched circle with two stamped sentiments, a little twine and a bit of bling.







Stamps: Digital Whimsy Stamps, Sentiment Hero Arts
Die: Lil' Inker Stitched Circles, snowflake punch
Ink: Marvey Markers, Versafine Black, Versamagic and silver embossing powder.
Card: Kascard Linen 

 Be sure to check out the cards from the other design team members at Always Playing With Paper.

See you next week for a new challenge.



13 comments:

Julia Aston said...

what a fun Santa! love your card design with the twine and circle sentiment!

stampwithsandy said...

Karen I think this is the most adorable Santa stamp I've ever seen! What a cute, fun card!

Bonnie said...

This is an adorable Santa, Karen! I love the snowflakes on the background and the curvy cut! Great papers too!

Wendy said...

This Santa is my absolute favorite, Karen! Love the Santa image and design of the card. I adore the blue paper with the baker's twine too! Sweet sentiment too! :)

LeAnne said...

Love this little guy....and that beautiful blue card too! Sweet!

Loll Thompson said...

Hi Karen. Your santa is so cute!!! I love the expression on this face! :) Great design with the snowflake backdrop and the strip of polka-dot paper. Fabulous idea to stamp the two sentiments on the tag - they work perfectly together! Loll xx

Lesley Croghan said...

Love the white space and the layered snowflakes on your adorable card, Karen. This card is awesome!!! Love how bright and happy it is!

Karen said...

too cute....

Joanne said...

This comic Santa is adorable and I love the bold red colouring against the white background.

Susan Joyce said...

Love your very cheery Santa Karen and the addition of the snowflakes on the background, awesome card.

Notes by Nina said...

Your card is darling Karen, this Santa is wonderful and I love the layout.

Karren said...

Love this card, Karen. Your Santa is so cute!

Margaret Moody said...

What an adorable card, Karen! Love your Santa! He looks wonderful against the snowflake background!