Monday, 5 December 2011

Here comes Santa Claus.....

Evening Folks!
Crickey , what a nightmare I had trying to get a decent picture of this card this afternoon!
Still not sure I've managed it but anyhow...
I made this yesterday for my husband for Crimbo. The stamp is a clear one from a pack by Habico which I fell in love with 2 years ago in rubber when they were going for silly money on ebay. I'm not sure but I don't think Habico done the original (???) . By the time I managed to find this set at a more realistic price, it was too late to use it and then last year I forgot about it (Shame on me) so this is it's first outing into the big wide world!! This card is very loosely based on the tag on the front of last months Craft Stamper magazine, I decided it would be good for me to do something challenging...Halfway through I began to think I was mad but after another cup of tea I got there and I'm pleased with how it turned out:

Hope you can see this!!

Craft Stamper Magazine - December 2011 - with free clear cover stamp designed by Jill Tuck

The image was heat embossed with silver embossing powder and then inked over with distress ink. The kraft coloured corrugated card is from some packaging. It was dry brushed with white acrylic paint and then the edges were inked and torn. The pale blue paper was dry embossed through the cuttlebug using a papermania folder and then dry brushed with paint, followed by tearing and inking the edges. Then added a couple of lines of stitching to add interest.

Mounted onto a piece of very precious Basic Grey Blitzen paper which I have been hoarding and added a ribbon knot and charm to the bottom. The tag at the top says Believe and has been inked over with a promarker because it was a bit too shiny!!

Just hope my husband likes it now!!!

As usual I can't resist a challenge:

The ribbon Girl - jingle all the way to Xmas
Crafty Cardmakers - Heat Embossing
Hooked on Crafts - Winter Wonderland
Oldie but a goodie - Xmas - No red or green
Everybody Art - Santa Claus
Party Time Tuesdays - Anything goes
Tuesday Throwdown - masculine Holiday card
Scrap Creations - Xmas cards
Fab N funky - Anything goes
Divas By Design _ Anything goes
Cooking it up with Katie - Anything goes
For Fun challenges - Christmas cards
Basic Grey Challenges - lost & Found (recycled corrugated packaging and Blitzen paper)
Aud Sentiments - Christmas & Sentiment ( I hope Believe is OK)
Rainbow Lady - Christmas Carols
( Here comes Santa or In the Bleak mid winter because of the colours & Snowflakes)
The ABC challenge - E for Embossing ( wet & dry!!)
Delightful Sketches - let it snow
Stamp & Create - Vintage
Crafty Calendar - Cold & Frosty
By the cute & Girly - Let it snow
Just for fun - Winter
The Craft Garden - Recipe ( I used snowflakes, kraft, ribbon, charm & paint)
Raise the Bar - It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas
Totally papercrafts - Let it snow
Sweet Stampin - Snow Something
Stamptacular Sunday - Colour challenge
Sparkles Forum - One you love at Xmas
Addicted to stamps - Christmas
The Crazy Challenge - Anything goes


  1. Absolutely beautiful, love it to bits. Thank you for playing at Aud Sentiments.

    hugs Ali x

  2. What a wonderful Christmas cards ! love it :)
    Thank you for sharing with us at just for Fun
    Von x

  3. Gorgeous card, Paddington fan!

    Thank you for joining our challenge at Crafty Cardmakers and good luck with the DT call.

    Beth. xxx

  4. This is stunning Jackie! Thanks for playing at Divas hugs rebekah xx

  5. Fabulous card Jacky, I love the heat embossing, Thanks for joining in with us at The Craft Garden this month.
    Kevin xx

  6. You are right that if a super stamp and so is your card. Thank you for sharing with us at Just for Fun XOXO Zoe

  7. Hi there,
    What an Absolutely Gorgeous Christmas card!!! Love the beautiful image, the dps, the colour scheme is beautiful. Love the layout and the embellishments. Thanks for joining us at Sparkles Forum and Good Luck. Hope to see you joining us again.
    Hugs Jacqui xxx

  8. Oh my, this is just beautiful! Great technique as well. And the snowflake charm is just a perfect touch!

    Thank you for sharing with us at CCCC's first Challenge - Celebrate. We hope to see you again soon!

    Jenny (CCCC-DT)

  9. beautiful, I love the corrugated paper, stitching and the charm, thank you for joining our challenge at Stamptacular Sunday this week, hugs, martina

  10. Very elegant , Jacky. Thanks for joining us at Rainbow Lady.

  11. Oh what a fabulous Santa, gorgeous card.

  12. Very pretty card! Thanks so much for joing in our Christmas colour Challenge at Stamptacular Sunday this time
    Hugs Julie P

  13. What a beautiful card!!! Thanks for sharing at ABC!!

  14. Just popping back to say thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamps Challenge.

  15. Fabulous card!

    Thank you for sharing with us at Sparkles for our "One you love at Christmas" challenge

    Hope you will join us again, good luck in the draw x

  16. Amazing Christmas card.
    Thanks for joining us at The Crazy Challenge this week!

  17. Absolutely beautiful...Thanks for joining us at Fab'n;Funky..Divas by Design and Totally Papercrafts.
    Wendy xx

  18. I have this stamp and love it... your card is fab. Thanks for playing
    Love Cynthia x

  19. A great card, & lovely detail, thanks for joining us as an OBAG this time, Jx

  20. Fab card. I have this Father Christmas image and he is great isn't he?
    Thank you for joining in at Sweet Stampin today. Debbie xx

  21. Lovely!

    Thanks for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers this time.

  22. A smashing card, thanks for playing along with Totally Papercrafts and good luck
    Anne x

  23. Wow this is gorgeous, lovely stamping and fab paper and details, thanks for sharing with us at ATSC, and Basic Grey, hugs Liz xx

  24. This looks fabulous. Thanks for joining us at Do You Stack Up.


  25. One of my fave stamps of all time! Thanks for sharing with us at Rainbow Lady's Challenge this week. Elizabeth x

  26. Gorgeous card, beautifully stamped and I love all the little details. Thanks for joining us at Rainbow Lady's Challenge
    Claire xx

  27. Jacky this is gorgeous right up my street. Love the colours and the vintage design.
    luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

  28. this card is gorgeous!! just amazing. love the hue of this. I totally can see where your inspiration came from. just Awesome

    Thanks for sharing your "Christmas Creations" with us at For Fun Challenges. Hope you will stop by tomorrow to see what our new challenge will be!!

  29. Gorgeous card, your husband will love it. Just love that Santa image. Thank you for joining us at Sweet Stampin' this week.

    Pam x

  30. This is absolutely GORGEOUS! Love the colour scheme and that wonderful Santa image embossed in silver! Thanks so much for joining us, this week, at DYSU!

  31. This is beautiful Jacky!! I LOVE the colors and your embossed silver Santa! Fantastic Christmas card! Thanks for joining us at Crafty Calender this month!
    Tammy :)

  32. A lovely card and one of my most used stamps this Christmas. How lucky to be able to enter it into all these challenges. Thanks for entering ours at JFF - Hugs, Neet x

  33. Thank you soooo much for taking the time to comment on the problem I had yesterday,I really appreciate it...Gorgeous card,love the layout and the image is wonderful a real Santa image if you know what I mean ....
    Mandy x

  34. Wonderful card! I love your image and the embossing; looks fab!
    Thanks for joining us at Hooked On Craft Challenges, Kelly

  35. Great card thankyou for sharing with us at sweetstampin xxkozmikxx

  36. Wonderful Old World Santa, Jacky. Beautiful card. Love the subtle, silver blues you used. Thanks for playing in the Anything Goes challenge at Cooking It Up with Katie, which is going to run until January 3. Remember, you can enter a total of 3 times during this month-long challenge. Merry Christmas.
    NanaConnie DT Chef

  37. oh i love that Santa image - gorgeous card
    Thanks for joining us at Diva's by Design this fortnight
    Lisa x

  38. I love this stamp and this card is beautiful! Thanks for joining us at The One Stop Craft Challenge!

  39. Beautiful card, that is one of my all time favourite stamps :)
    Thanks for joining us at Addicted To Stamps for our Christmas challenge
    hugs Mandy xx

  40. Wauw what a gorgeous card!! Great Santa image!!
    Thanks for joining us at ATSC, hugs, Marlies

  41. Wow Jacky, what a stunner.

    Thanks for joining us at ABC with our embossing challenge.

    Thanks also for joining us at Crafty Carmakers for our heat embossing challenge.


  42. This looks gorgeous! I have that image and I never thought to heat emboss it!
    Thanks for joining us at Oldie But A Goodie this time and good luck with the challenge
    Hugs Laurie x

  43. gorgeous card, love it!!!thanks for playing with us at ABC Challenge

  44. A fabulous Christmas Card!
    Thanks for playing along in our Christmas Fun challenge this month over at Pollycraft :o)

  45. Stunning card!!! That stamp is fabulous!! Your work as well!!! Thanks so much for playing with us at By The Cute & Girly’s Let It Snow challenge and good luck!

    Tammy, BTC&G DT from Créations LaDiva :) xx

  46. This card is gorgeous!

    I hope you are enjoying the holidays with your family and that you had a wonderful Christmas. Thanks for joining us at Raise the Bar for the December Challenge.


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