11 October 2014

Santa Claus

It's the weekend, yay!! That means a day at Gentleshaw tomorrow & a day playing with the animals lol! Oh it also means a new challenge starting over at My Time To Craft where this week we are staying with the Christmas theme.....


so get out your neglected Santa Claus stamps & join us. If you join in with us that's one more Christmas card to add to the pile lol!

I absolutely love this Santa image, I have used it about 6 times over the last few years. I love the vintagey feel to him, just makes me think of the real Santa

Challenges I Would Like To Enter
Delicious Doodles- Christmas in October
C.R.A.F.T- Christmas
Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas- anything goes
Deep Ocean- Christmas in October
Crafty Bloggers- Christmas

Image & Colouring Mediums
Image- 'Santa' by Stitchy Stamps (can't find it)
Skin- sunkissed pink & blush
Tim Holtz distress inks
Hat- fired brick, spun sugar & iced spruce
Beard & hair- weathered wood
Glasses- fired brick & tumbled glass
All highlighted inks are available from Natalie & Amy's

Papers & Embellishments
DP- 'Forever Christmas' stack by HOTP (freebie)
'Glamour Dust'
'Glossy Accents' from Natalie & Amy's
My stash- gold mirri card

Tools & Glues
'Collall' all purpose glue from Natalie & Amy's
Sizzix Bigshot
'Snowflake Corner' die cut by Memory Box 98238
'Happy Christmas' sentiment from the HOTP paper stack 'Forever Christmas'
'5" square red card blank'

Please pop over & see what fab 'Santa' creations the DT have made.
Hugs xx


Ema M said...

Beautiful card, Shell! Love the image and I can see why you've liked using it. Love the BG paper and that corner flourish adds such a nice touch to it. Great coloring, too! xx

Trimgym said...

Lovely creation, thank you for joining us this week at CRAFT Challenge this week and good luck!
We would love you to also check out our DT call and apply if you feel this is something for you as we are looking for some talented and friendly crafter to join our DT Team.

Jo and the CRAFT Team.

MagsB said...

That is such a fab Santa image, Shell, and your colouring is gorgeous! I love the stripy paper, too, and how some is vertical and some horizontal - very classy!

love Mags B x

Sandra H said...

Beautiful is your card Shell x

Pat said...

Lovely card Shell, that's a beautiful Santa image with a great card design.

Pat xx

Sue B said...

Ooh this is gorgeous Shell… what a fab vintage santa and you've coloured him beautifully! I LOVE the scrummy papers and how you've arranged the patterns to contrast each other… looks really fab!
Hope you have a good weekend! enjoy Gentleshaw tomorrow! ;-)
Hugs Sue B xx

Avril Ann said...

Fabulous, Shell, love the image and your papers and detail, brilliant layout too, thank you for sharing with us at Delicious Doodles this week, best of luck xx

Craftin Suzie (Susan Flynn) said...

Hi Shell what a fab card. Love your Santa image definitely how you picture him looking. Hope you have a great day at Gentleshaw today. Susan x

Danielle Vincent said...

I do love that Santa - he looks like the real deal to me too! Great festive striped paper and gold flourish in the corner. Hope you enjoyed your day at Gentleshaw.

debby4000 said...

Fabulous, santa card

coops said...

so gorgeous shell.stunning traditional colours and i love your jolly santa :D

xx coops xx

Kim. said...

I absolutely love this Santa, I looked for it awhile ago but couldn't find it. Lovely card and really nice papers for freebie's.
I tried to call you today but missed you, I am out first thing taking the kids to school but should be in the rest of the day so will try then.
Kim x

Desire Fourie said...

Oh this is a delightful Christmas creation. Loving the sparkly touches in his beard.
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Hazel (Didos) said...

Oh I love this Santa image its brilliant, What a great card, Love Hazelxx

Kym's Crafty Cards said...

What a lovely Santa card you have made here which fits perfectly the Delicious Doodles Challenge this week of “Christmas in October”. Thank you for entering and best wishes in the draw. Kym (Delicious Doodles Challenge Blog Design Team Member)

Jo said...

Lovely image. He is very vintage looking. Love the swirl die in the corner too :)

Hazel said...

Thank you for sharing your lovely crafting for my CHNC challenge extra for October - hope to see you again soon x