Sunday, 1 February 2015

Christmas Card Club Challenge - #3 Jolly Santa, Ho, Ho, Ho

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Hi Crafters,
It's time for our friendly Christmas Card Club challenge and this week it was my turn to choose the theme. I went with the big man himself 'Santa' and here's what I came up with...
 
Recipe
DL card blank (this is unusual for me)
Vintage Santa Digi  - Sherri Baldy
Pro/flexmarkers
Cuttlebug embossing folder
Go Kreate large oval die
Tumbled Glass Distress Ink
Glitter embossing powder
Sentiment - Magazine Freebie
 
 I inked and glitter embossed around the edges of the card and the oval aperture and it looks fine IRL but here in the photo it looks grubby :( 
 
 Challenges
Cute Card Thursday - #358 Stamping Mad
Completely Christmas - #48 Square or Rectangle Card
Sister Act - #91 ATG
Creative Fingers - #65 ATG
Sketch Saturday - #346 Pick Any Sketch
 
Please take a look at the other ladies blogs in the team (list in page tab at the top) they have some inspirational cards for you to help get YOU started on those Christmas cards early this year. It makes all the difference to have a stack of cards ready come the festive season and helps to take a bit of the pressure off that is so acute at that time of year.
Hope you enjoyed my little Santa creation, I will be round to visit you all later today.
 
Hugs,
Lorraine

33 comments:

Christine Harrop said...

I love Santa's gorgeous blue eyes Lorraine. Great card. Thanks for the challenge. I actually made two different ones so I'll show the other one in a day or two. So an added bonus for my collection. Hugs Christine xx

brenda said...

Your on a roll this morning Lorraine, love your bright and happy Santa.

B x

Granmargaret said...

This is a lovely card. Thank you for joining the challenge at Creative Fingers

Gibmiss said...

Hi Lorainne
Fabulous Santa... Great card....
Sorry will be late with mine got the weeks mixed up
Hugs Sylvie xx

dutchess said...

Hi Lorraine just love your Santa....and really enjoyed this challenge good fun! xxxx

Doreen said...

Love the image,this is gorgeous.xxx

coldwaters2 said...

Oh my word Lorraine that image of Santa looks awesome, coloured to perfection, I love that he is the main focal point the embossed white background makes him stand proud.
hugs
lorraine x

Pamellia Johnson said...

Gorgeous Lorraine! I love Santa images and this one is fabulous, coloured to perfection as always! Beautiful embossing pattern too! hugs :)

rachel said...

Its a gorgeous card Lorraine - I love that santa - he's fabulous! Great theme - thankyou! Hugs rachel xx

Marlies said...

A gorgeous Christmas card. A lovely Santa image and I like the embossed background. Beautiful made! hugs, Marlies

cuilliesocks said...

Beautiful card Lorraine, lovely jolly santa,and a fab design. super embeossong and embellishments.
Thanks for the challenge Lorraine, it was fun to do, hugs Kate x

Sue said...

This is gorgeous Lorraine, such a fabulous image coloured so beautifully and I love the embossing.
Sue xx

Faye Wynn-Jones said...

What a super card. Loving the rich colours on Santa x

MaryH said...

What a mischievous look this delightful Santa has, with that gleam in his eyes. A fun image, beautifully colored, and loving the embossed card front. The glitter round the oval, looks just fine to me! Thanks for such a fun challenge. TFS & Hugs

Rita said...

Beautiful card Lorraine. Love your Santa. Please forgive me for being a bit late with my card as I forgot all about till today. However, I did manage it in the end. Hugs Rita xxx

Lexie said...

Gorgeous card, Sweetie. Fab image and embossing. Thank you for joining us over at the Scribble and Scrap Challenge. Good luck.
xx

Jacee said...

What a jolly Santa he is Lorraine, a lovely card!
hugs Jacee
Simply Paper Card Design

Gina Knott said...

I love this card Lorraine! Santa is fab and so beautifully coloured and I love the embossing too.
Hugs
Gina xx

Donna Mosley said...

Gorgeous card Lorraine, love the fab Santa.

Donna x

Carol said...

I love your jolly Santa Lorraine, he looks perfect nestled in your embossed card. Great theme, enjoyed taking part. Carol x

Mrs A. said...

I really enjoyed making the Santa part of my card. Thankyou for such a fun theme. I love the shading you have achieved on your santa's hat. Card looks just fabulous to me. Hugs Mrs A.

Lorraine said...

A gorgeous card Lorraine, love the beautifully coloured santa image.
Lorraine x

Carol S. said...

gorgeous card and love this image.... a proper Santa. Beautifully coloured. Hugs, Carol S.xx

scrappymo! said...

Wonderful santa image, Lorraine.
Your card looks great...the embossing folder you used is gorgeous!

Sorry I did not join in today. I will get one done in the next couple of days...just feeling a bit too much under the weather with this blasted cold.

Kathy S said...

Oh this Santa is adorable and you've colored him so he just pops off the page. Great sketch choice for the Sketch Saturday challenge. So glad you joined us and I hope you'll come back next week!

Linda said...

Fabulous card and colouring! Oh my goodness, I haven't even begun to think about making Christmas cards yet, I'm up to my ears in birthdays and velentines lol, go you! :) xx

Zoe Tant said...

Thanks for a great challenge Lorraine and I like your cheeky Santa. Zx

Judy McKay said...

Great Santa. Thank you for joining us at Come and Get It this week. Judy DT

Leanne said...

Wow so pretty, love that embossing folder you used. And the image and colors are awesome, great Christmas Card. Thanks so much for playing with us at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends!

Leanne DT
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends

Hazel said...

Thank you so much for entering our Completely Christmas challenge and CCAYR February challenge with your lovely creation - we hope we'll see you again soon, Hazel, DTs and thanks also for sharing this for CHNC challenge extra for February - we hope we'll see you again soon, Hazel, DT x

Tracy said...

Awesome embossing and I LOVE the elongated card design. Lots of fun! Hugs!

Denise Goeldner said...

Fantastic christmas card, such a jolly and happy card. Thanks for joining us over at Lil Patch of Crafting Friends, wish you luck and hope to see you for C#4.
~ Denise ~
Owner {Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge}
{Denise's Patch of Creativity}

Kelly Schelske said...

Oh Lorraine, this is gorgeous!

Thank you for playing along with us at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends! I sure hope to see you back for challenge #4!

Hugs, Kelly