Saturday, September 18, 2010

Here comes Santa

Another week with little time to craft but I managed to steal a couple of hours yesterday and today. I've finished off a couple of half done cards and made two new Christmas cards.

This card ended up as an easel card for the usual reason - I put the paper on the wrong way round! I saw a challenge for a Santa card with an option to not use red and I thought I'd give it a go. The colours were taken from the background paper but somehow I think Santa really ought to be dressed in red don't you?



I've used:
DPs are from Dovecraft's Winter Wonderland pack.
Image was a freebie I downloaded last year but I'm afraid I can't remember from where. Santa is coloured with Promarkers and I've used Ultra Fine blue glitter on the coat and hat trim and belt. Parcels have been coloured with Sakura glitter gel pens.
Blue metallic card and yellow pearlescent card for mats from stash.
Merry Christmas sticky ribbon is from Dovecraft.
Card Candy coloured with Promarkers.

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Christmas Card Challenges Week #41 - Christmas Trees
Craft Your Passion #23 - Technique - Easel Card
ABC Christmas S is for Santa (extra Not Red)
Just Inspirational #12 - Christmas Card Time
Secret Crafter #101 - Anything Goes
Polka Doodles #37 - Easel card

32 comments:

Ali said...

That is lovely - isnt that image gorgeous?? I love the colours x

alee81 said...

well done, i love the colours x

dragonllew said...

Fab card those colours are lovely

KelsMakes!!! said...

I love this it is super!!

StephC said...

Very cute! Love the blue tree patterned paper. So glad you joined us for another CCC! :)

BananaStamper said...

Nice take on the non-traditional colors for Santa! Glad you were able to join us at Sparkle's Christmas Card Challenge!

craftybunny said...

Fabulous card!Kind of know what you mean about Santa but this is a beautiful break from tradition.Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion :D
Lisa x

CT19720 said...

Another gorgeous card. I love easel cards of any design and shape and this one is beautiful xx

BondGirl said...

Lovely colours - seems everyone is gearing up for christmas now.

Thanks for joining in the polkadoodles challenge

Lauretta See said...

so cute, love the non traditional colors for your Santa. thank you for playing in our challenge this week at craft your passion. good luck!

Tracy said...

Great job of using "out of the box" colors for your Santa. Thanks for joining us this week at Just Inspirational!

Angie said...

Lovely - the backing papers are gorgeous, love the shades of blue.

Happy Days said...

Gorgeous card. I'm loving your non - traditional cards. x

Rainmac said...

Another gorgeous blue Christmas card, I have those papers, will have to dig them out x

artydoll said...

Just love the colours on this card ,your santa is fantastic,well done

brenda said...

Hi Susan

What a great easel card, tThank you so much for joining is my theme at Polkadoodles this week and good luck.

B x

Marg said...

I like your alternative Santa ad it's a lovely card x

Sammibug said...

Great Christmas card! I love that you used non traditional colors.

Thank you for playing along with us at Craft Your Passion this week.

Addams said...

Great card, love those backing papers

Purple Crazy said...

Fab card, love the colour combo, thanks for joining us at JIC. Hugs Wendy X

Tracy said...

Fab Entry, thanks for joining Polkadoodles challenge, Good luck.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Vicky said...

Fabulous card...
Thanks for joining our special launch challenge at SCSC, and good luck with the draw
x
Vicky

hayward69 said...

Lovely easel card and santa. The dp is really nice too.

Thanks for joining in with us on ABC challenge.

Jayne xx

Helen said...

Lovely card!
Thanks for joining us at the ABC Christmas Challenge & SCSC!
Helen x

TracieB xx said...

Fantabulous card, even Santa must get a little bored with red sometimes lol

Thank you for joining us over at SCS Challenge

TracieB xx
SCSC DT Member

Annie said...

a fabulous festive Santa! thanks for joining in the fun with us on the ABC Christmas blog.
hugs, annie x

Daniele said...

love the colours and image thanks for joining us at JIC
hugs

Daniele said...

love the colours and image thanks for joining us at JIC
hugs

Fifi Folle said...

Fab card, what gorgeous colours! x

FauxPainter - Dee Paramour said...

Such a sweet card, thanks for taking part in the Polka Doodles challenge.

Tip Top said...

Lovely card! Thanks for entering the Polkadoodle Challenge - hope you can join us again next week!

Jenny said...

Lovely! Beautiful subtle colours. Thanks for sharing your creation with us at Polka Doodles this week.