Tuesday, 2 October 2012

Santa on Skates

Happy sunny morning for the UK to all in Blogland.  Hope this finds all of you lovelies well.  It is a beautiful morning here, so sunny but cold. I can feel the winter nip on my nose and toes.

My card for today features the fabulous Digital Stamp Santa on Skates.  I recently won a Challenge at Eureka Stamps and this was part of my prize, thank you ladies.  He is really cute and has been such fun to work with.  I have been asked to make some Christmas cards with a theme for a little boy and I hope this fits the bill.    Sorry this post is a bit picture heavy but he is such a sweetie and had to be shown.

List of Materials used to make this card.

Wonderful image as listed above coloured using a mixture of pencils - Polychrome and Prismacolour Pencils -it made colouring the red easier.  Gel pen highlights and lots of glitter.  I have used 3 different kinds of glitter to create depth/dimension which does not show on the picture.
Base card is Core'dinations card cut to 6" x 6".
Designer papers are so sweet and are Hely Cuppleditch - Special Delivery and Socking Fillers from First Edition.
Red Satin Ribbon is by Anita's Ribbons and the Christmas red and silver ribbons are from my stash.
The little jingle bells really jingle - they are so cute.
I have used a lot of die cuts on this card.  Spellbinder circles for image and mount and for aperture in front of card.  Sizzix Merry Christmas die cut in mirror card and glittered.  Trees are from Memory Box and I have cut these and frosted with some lovely Glitter Snow Paste.
Sentiment is from Craftwork Cards and this is mounted on further Spellbinder Circles.

A closer view of this so sweet Santa and design detail.  I love it when a card work.  I seldom know how a card will progress when I start with the image or how it will look when finished.  I am always relieved when it works.

Showing the inside details of the card with further die cut tree and showing other trees on front of card viewed through aperture.

Love this boy, a closer look.  Are you fed up yet?

I would like to enter this card for the following Challenges: - Use Three - Three Trees and Jingle Bells

Final view just to end on and showing little tag behind main image for recording of a greeting.  Yippeeeee  I hear you shout.

Sending  warmest wishes to you all.  





Chris x said...

This is indeed a sweetie. Perfect Christmas card and the inside is just as lovely.
Chris x

Doreen said...

This is lovely,gorgeous image and

Ger said...

Beautiful, love the red and white and all the details. Thankyou for joining us this month at Crafty Bloggers Network.

Geraldine M
Crafty Bloggers Network DT

Sue - bearhouse said...

Fabulous card Laine. I love the image, the wonderful papers and great layout too.

Hugs Sue

Rose Petal said...

Hello Laine. How beautiful is this. Love your papers, great design and fab image. so much lovely work.
Thanks for sharing at Created with Love.
Sandra xxx

Elaine said...

Hi Laine , how fabulous is this both inside and out well done Hugs Elaine .
Thank you for joining us at The Whoopsi Daisy Challenge this week.
PS...there is a NEW freebie image for you to download from Linnie
you can find her here-
Hugs Elaine

craftin-dawn said...

This is just fab! Love that image and your attention to
details! Thanks for sharing and playing along with us at Created With Love Challenges

Sue said...

Beautiful card Laine,love all the work you have put into it.
Thanks for joing us at Created With Love Challenges.

tilly's crafts said...

love this one Laine, that santa is just so cute! gorgeous layout and design
Kim x

Mandy said...

Fabulous card Laine!

Dee's Craft Room said...

Wow, you have been busy on this one, lots of lovely detail ... and my personal favorite, glitter.

Thank you for sharing your work with all of us at Crafty Boots Challenges.


Lady Bug Stampers said...

What a cute card. Great image and coloring. Love that trim you used. Thanks so much for playing along with us at Created with Love Challenges.

Scrappin Mama said...

Awesome Job!! All the work you have put into this card is really gorgeous!!! Thanks for joining us at Created with Love Challenges

Dawn said...

great card Laine. Thanks for joining us for our challenge at Mygrafico

Wendy Fraser said...

What a fun card, love the image and the perfectly chosen embellies. Thanks for joining us at Cutie Pie xx

Pia S said...

It's a really sweet Christmas card! The image is fun and I think the design paper you've used is such a fab detail since the card is for a young boy. Great tag too!

Claire Newcombe said...

Beautiful details on this card and I love the Santa image. Definatly a thumbs up for all the photos, it's great to see all your work.

Thank you for joining us at Whoopsie Daisy this week.


mixamatoasties said...

Stunning! Love it.

Susan x

Pinkies Sparkly Creations said...

fab xmas card thanks for joining us at daisy doodles and good luck emma x

ger76 said...

This is just adorable :D

Thanx for joining us over at Crafty Bloggers Network Challenge

luv Ger x

Love crafts forever said...

I love your card. Thanks for playing at Whoopsi Daisy this week.
Hugs Nataliya

coldwaters2 said...

Hi Laine this is both fantastic and fun, that Santa image is terrific so is the design, thank you for joining our challenge at OLLCB
Lorraine x

Wendi said...

Fabulous card love that Santa and that embellishment down the side is gorgeous
Thank you so much for sharing with us at ooh la la this week

Daniele said...

just loving your skating santa,so glad you joined us at Ooh La La this week

donemark crafts said...

Very cute card, love the image thanks for joining us over at the CBN Challenge this month,and Cutie pie
Cutie Pie DT

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