Tuesday, December 16, 2014

"Santa Day"

     Another new challenge at Through the Craft Room Door starts today and we have a fantastic sponsor, Frantic Stamper.  They carry many different brands of dies along with other crafting supplies.  Be sure to check them out.  Our theme for the challenge is, as usual, "Anything Goes" and I've used an image from Rick St. Dennis called "Santa."  "Here Comes Santa Claus" was the favorite Christmas song of one grandson so it's a favortie of mine, too.  We sang it together in the car whenever possible.


I did my best to follow the sketch from Cheerful Sketches.  :-D


     I colored him with a combination of Copics and then die cut the image (Spellbinders - this brand is carried by Frantic Stampers.)  The red and green CS pieces behind the image, which look like they have been border punched, are actually scraps left over from die cutting mat pieces for other projects.  I decided to use them instead of throwing them away.  Now I get to reward myself by buying something else, right?  The sparkle is glitter applied to dots of dimensional glue.  Sheer ribbon is from Really Reasonable Ribbon.

     Challenges:
A Crafty Mess
A Gem of a Challenge
A Vintage Journey
As You Like It
Brown Sugar
Come and Get It
Craft for the Craic
Crafts 4 Eternity
Di's Digi Designs
DL.ART
Dragonfly Dreams
It's All abut the Vintage
Lunagirl Moonbeams
Sentimental Sundays

     9 days 'til Christmas, my friends.  Time to either get it in gear or just sit and panic.  :-D  Happy Stamping.  NanaConnie

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26 comments:

Desire Fourie said...

A beautiful take on the sketch. Loving the vintage image and scrumptious bow.
Hugs
Desíre
{Doing Life – my personal blog}

Donna Hanley said...

Very nice card. Good use of your scraps on here. I can say I am sitting back enjoying the the season as of yesterday. I think most everything is done, at least I hope so. Enjoy your day.

*Vicki* said...

Such a stunning design there NC!! Love your gorgeous ribbon bow and elegant dies!! :) Hugs & Smiles - *Vicki*
My Blog: Stamp Smiles

jimlynn said...

Great use of those scraps Connie and of course you get to buy something else! That's what this is all about isn't it!!! LOL!
Love your card and Santa with that tiny mouse look like they're more than ready for Christmas! Beautiful bow too!
Lynn

Darcy Schroeder said...

So gorgeous, Nanaconnie!! Lovin that Santa!!
Hugs
Darcy

Sylvie Sims said...

lovely Christmas card, love Santa's baby blue eyes. Happy Christmas, Thank you for joining us for this months challenge. Sylvie, Craft for the Craic CT

Chasing the Dream said...

Happy Holidays NC. Perfect design from the sketch. Colors are delicioiusly wonderful for the holidays. And that bow just gives it the finish touch of elegance.
Hugs

Karen Lunagirl said...

Cute! I like the backgrounds scraps you used, and also the little bit of sparkle! Thanks for sharing in my St. Nick challenge at LunagirlMoonbeams.com! ~ Karen

Teresa Arsenault said...

Did you ever do a good job on his beard. Love the big bow and blue eyes too.
Blessings,
Teresa

sue card maker said...


Great card thank you for joining us at A Crafty Mess Challenge Sue DT xx

Linda Simpson said...

What a fabulous Santa, love the die you have used and another fabulous card!
Hugs
Linda xxx

Lady Anne Milnes Howard said...

I just love your card, that vintage Santa is great, I love him. Thank you for sharing with us at Dragonfly Dreams, hope we see you again soon...
Love and Hugs ~ Lady Anne xx
Dragonfly Dreams
Anne's Paper Dream's Blog

cass said...

Thanks for joining us at Brown Sugar this week for our Red, White and Green challenge, Great Card.

Sassy Raggedy said...

Beautiful Connie...You are such a wonderful crafter...Have a lovely Christmas and enjoy your family. Hugs, joann

Bernadet said...

Such a nice card.
Thanks for joining us at Cheerful Sketches!

michele said...

Gorgeous! Thanks for joining us at Crafts 4 Eternity this week hugs x

Patricia St Martin said...

Wonderful job with Santa, love how you cut him out.
Hugs, Pat

Marieke Slaats said...

What a sweet card you made! Thanks for playing along in the cheerful sketches challenge.

Greetz,
Marieke

Creaine said...

wow nice card. Thanks for joining Cheerful sketches Challenge.
Good luck.
bye ine

Asha said...

Can you tell i'm playing catch-up! LOL. Love this card...although Santa looks like he's had too much egg nog! :)
hugs, Asha

Shell B. said...

Fabulous card, knew right away it was a Rick St. Dennis image.....great coloring & wonderfully designed!
Glad that you could share with us for the challenge at Come And Get It…..hope to see you back soon!

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Shell in Alaska ~ CAGI DT ~
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Marjoleine said...

Love your card with our sketch! Thanks for joining us at Cheerful Sketches!

Greetz,
Marjoleine (DT)

Engelchen said...

Waow, a very nice card.
Thank you so much for joining us at cheerful sketches.
Greetings Geesje (DT)

Margreet said...

Beautiful card Conny...love your take of the sketch...thanks for playing with us at Cheerfful Sketches...wishing you a Happy and creative 2015!
xxx Margreet

butterfly said...

What a fun card... can just imagine you and your grandson singing along too. Thanks for joining us on A Vintage Journey.
Alison x

Laurian said...

Another beautiful vintage project!
Thanks for joining us at Dragonfly Dreams and I hope you will continue to play with us next year!
I would like to take this opportunity to wish you a Very Happy New Year!

Hugz

Laurian
Dragonfly Dreams Owner