Monday 27 October 2014

I love SANTA!

Hi Lovely Friends...

Yep... I admit.... I have a weakness for a lovely little Santa... and this one drawn by Birdie Brown is no exception!  Now I bought this image as a digi from Birdie Brown last year (and used it a lot!).... but I now see that's not available in digi form any more.  BUT... the good news is that MFT are selling a set of clear stamps - designed by Birdie - including the three Santa's that I love!  It's called Jingle All The Way.

This isn't a DT card - it's just because I needed to make something that didn't have to use a particular make of image or theme...   I think we all have to do that every now and again don't we?

Soooo  here's what I did:  The sky was created with DI colours blended together...  then I used a Uni Posca Marker for the falling snow.  I used a Paper Smooches Stitched Borders die for the hills...  then framed it all with a Lil' Inkers Stitched Square - with a square aperture cut out.    The trees are from a Mariannes Creatables die and are liberally splattered with stickles...  and lastly... the word Christmas IS NOT a peel-off just in case you were wondering!  It's a word die from Memory Box - soooooo difficult to adhere to the card - I ended up using a double sided sheet stuck to the back of the gold mirri card..  did the diecutting, then had to try and get one to part from the other!  Hmmmm NOT so easy!  It stuck everywhere I didn't want it to stick, until I tried to put it where it should be on the card, when it decided IT DIDN'T want to stick at all!  It wasn't really the size I wanted it to be either... but hey...  it was all I had so it had to do.

  Ain't he just the cutest??

Copic Colours:
Santa: R29, R37, R56, R89, E57
Belt C5, C9
Beard and Shading C1, C2
Face: E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20 

Big hugs to all.... and big thanks for bearing with me just lately - things are still happening in my world so it's difficult to get time for commenting - but I'll try my best.


  1. Lovely card Christine, love that Santa!
    Hugs Jacee
    Simply Paper Card Design

  2. Adorable card Christine - such a cute Santa. Some dies are just a nightmare!!!
    Thanks for popping by my blog today.
    Debs xx

  3. Love this card and it really is a fabulous Santa, fabulous background and yes Christine I am afraid I did think it was a peel off although I was surprised to find one that big.
    Funny what runs through your head when you look at an image on your dashboard.
    Brilliant card.

    Kath x

  4. this is fab Christine and it is good just to make whatever you like every now and then! I do love this little Santa and I had already spied those MFT stamps with the matching dies...I might just have to buy them you know!


  5. Hi Christine, this is such a cute Santa, and I love the little scene.
    Hope you are getting used to the new pc.
    Hugs, Avril xx

  6. Love your fabulously glittered happy Santa Christine. The snowy hills look lovely as does your blue sky. Love it.
    Enjoy the rest of your week.
    Hugs Sharon. x

  7. Well you know that I know that you can do no wrong buddy! This card is another example to prove my point! Fabulousness in bucket loads! Love those Santas, they are so cute! xxx

  8. Wonderful card Christine, I love that cute Santa. I hope that your world is soon back to normal...hugs.
    Jackie xx

  9. Super cute Christmas card Christine! Love the shimmery detail on Santa! What a fun scene you created!

  10. Love how you have done the sky - perfect card
    Sarah x

  11. He's gorgeous. I love his sparkly beard.

  12. OMG! I love that Santa soooo much, just a shame he not available in digi anymore cos I don't do rubber, fab card, love your sky, trees and of course sparkle, hugs, Colette xx

  13. Fun card, loving all the glitter :-) xx

  14. Such a gorgeous card - I love that cute Santa and his sparkly beard! The sky looks absolutely stunning. Hope you're okay. x


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