Thursday 8 December 2011

Don't you just love Santa???

Hi there...
It's a bit late for me to be on the computer, but I wanted to upload this before my bedtime.  It's been a windy day here in Yorkshire today, and I'll be quite happy to get all cosy and snuggly in bed and close all the nasty gusts out!  I hope no one has suffered any damage....especially in Scotland!

Onto my card....  This is a lovely Sugar Nellie stamp called Old St Nick - and I may be a bit odd, but I do love colouring red!  From what I read on others' blogs, I'm in the minority.  Anyway, I've coloured him in using my promarkers... then obviously (!) used my glitter for his fur trimming (which isn't showing too well - photoshop has let me down...), and glossy accents for his shoes and belt, and a little bit on the bells on his brimming sack of toys.  I've used a large oval nestie for the shape, and drew round it and cut for the extra red frame.  I've used a sentiment from Whimsy Stamps called Holiday Ticket Sentiments, and added a red (bright red, not as photo shows sort of orange!) ribbon and bow... then a Marthat Stewart Holly punch with a few red gems for berries.  The DP is from Kaisercraft from their 25 December collection.

I still have Christmas cards to make and am still enjoying making them.... think that will wear off soon though... LOL!  Hope you're all doing well with your Christmas preparations - we're going to have a lovely weekend putting up the decorations and wrapping presents....  also going into Harrogate to see the lights and hopefully hear a brass band playing carols.... then I'll know it's the season proper!! LOL

Big Hugs to you all
Christine x

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  1. Lovely card Christine, this Santa image is fabulous :o) Lisa x

    PS. I'm not over keen on colouring red, but I still seem to do it quite a lot lol!

  2. Oh my goodness Christine, this card is gorgeous. That wee Santa is so adorable. Lee xx

  3. Gorgeous card, great Santa image and beautiful colouring :o)
    Jackie xx

  4. Gorgeous card and what a fabulous santa.

  5. oh he is wonderful.. i love him! His glittery fur trim is gorgeous .. and i love the little holly corners
    Have a wonderful time in Harrogate
    Lisa x

  6. Morning sweetie this is really gorgeous what a sweet little image in fab colours hugs pops x

  7. Christine, What an adorable Santa! great colouring too. Thank you for joining us at Colour Create Challenge. :) Sabrina

  8. Pretty lovely creation dear.


  9. Great card! A keeper for sure.

  10. Hi Christine, a perfect Christmas card. Love the image and the ribbon is lush! Hope you have a lovely day in Harrogate. Sarah

    PS - I actually don't mind colouring red, have found a combo of Promarkers that suit me.

  11. Beautiful card, love the happy Santa image, thankyou for joining us at TioT's this week

  12. so stunning christine.i love this santa stamp and your colours and design are gorgeous :D
    i love colouring with red too :D

    xx coops xx

  13. Well I just love this Father Christmas! He's a cutie and how fab are his shiny shoes! lol
    Have I been on another planet? I seem to have missed a lot on your blog! Love the picture in front of the log fire, I love family get togethers and those two little boys look so angelic!
    Your bookmarks are lush, not come across that design before and I love them. Think I will try and get my tree up this weekend, I feel a little extra christmassy this year!
    Hugs Laurie xx

  14. Beautiful card, Santa looks very happy
    Hugs louise xx

  15. Gorgeous card,Christine!Love the image and the design!
    Thanks for joining us at ATSC!

  16. He's fab Christine and beautifully coloured.
    Gorgeous card.

    Thank you for joining us at Colour Create.

    Edna x

  17. I do love Santa and that stamp is fantastic. Thank you for joining us at Cupcake Inspirations


  18. A perfect Father Christmas image Christine and a gorgeous card. I don't like colouring in red... or most other colours either, lol! My colouring is so bad!!

  19. An adorable little Santa and a beautiful card. Thanks for joining the JS Monthly Challenge.

    Wendy -x-

  20. Beautiful Santa card! Thanks for playing along at CCC and good luck!
    Hugs, Ani

  21. This is your coloring and that little ticket is the perfect touch! Thank you for playing along with us at Creative Card Crew!

  22. Hi Christine LOVE this jolly fat santa great card..

    smiles Christine the other one..xx

  23. gorgeous card beautiful colouring thanks for joining us at PTW hugs Jill xx

  24. What a fab card, thanks playing along with TioT this week

  25. Beautiful hun - really stunning
    Saw Harrogate lights too - they are fab - better than Yorks
    Hugs and Happy Xmas
    Sarah x

  26. are you mad woman loving colouring red lol...your old nick is stunning, such a wee sweetie of a santa
    Mina xxx

  27. Hi Christine - love this chubby little Santa, and your colouring is fabulous.
    Hope you are managing to keep warm in your part of Yorkshire - we have a covering of snow here this morning!
    Hugs, Sylvia xx

  28. Fabulous card, love the Father Christmas image

    Kath x

    Thank you for joining us for the Crafty Ribbons Challenge Traditional Colors!

  30. Yummm! I love this Santa. Red is one of my favourite colours!!! And of course Xmas my favourite time of year. Guess I'll have to order this stamp too! well done! xoxo, Coleen (I know, I'm late getting this comment in!)


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