Monday, November 16, 2015

Santa with Sparkles

     This cheerful Santa is another image which I found in my stash, already printed/stamped and ready to color.  Like the turkey image on the card I posted a couple of days ago, I have no idea who drew it.  I forgot to label it when I printed it and my memory fails me today.  If anybody knows, please tell me because I'd love to give proper credit.  Edited:  Mystery solved thanks to Vicki!  It's a retired SU stamp which I no longer have.  I sold or gave away all but about a dozen of my rubber stamps when I was packing to move to my current home.  :-D

I used the sketch from the Outlawz Sketch Challenge.


    Santa is colored with ProMarkers and I added glitter to the fur and pompom on his hat.  I wish I could figure out what's going on with my camera that I can't seem to photograph sparkle very well.  This photo (and all the others I tried) is so disappointing but IRL, his sparkle is fabulous.  :-D  Edited to add:  I finally managed to get a shot of the sparkle and here it is:

     I fussy cut Santa and mounted him on dimensional dots to red CS, die cut that and added it to a black die cut a size larger.  I put that entire piece onto the card after using two different papers to make the background and the diamond shape dp, and put on the wrapped twine.

     My favorite things on this card are the reindeer and sleigh plus the tree and snowman in the corners.  Can you believe those are all buttons?  I had to cut off the shanks and sand down the left over little bumps but I love the depth and dimension they give to the card without being 'too much' by way of embellishment.  Those have been in my stash for longer than I care to admit.  :-D

12 Months of Christmas
Ching-chou Kuik
Christmas Stampin'; All Year Long
Craft for the Craic
Crafting with an Attitude
Crafty Calendar
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Extra
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper
Crafty Time
Crimbo Crackers
Great Impressions
Julia Spiri
Moving Along with the Times
Sisterhood of Crafters
Unicorn Challenge

     Less than two weeks 'til Thanksgiving and only four more after that until Christmas!  Yikes!!  I have more to do than I realized but at least the Christmas shopping has been done for more than a month.  I have a couple of sewing projects I have to finish and I need to start wrapping things but that can wait until Thanksgiving weekend.  In the meantime, I'm going to craft my heart out.  :-D  Happy Stamping.  NanaConnie


  1. Wonderful card Connie. I love the reindeer and sleigh also and I'm one that think your have to have glitter with Santa so this one is a winner for sure. With the added snowman and tree in the corner you've managed to get all the things that go with winter on one card and do it nicely. Have a good day.

  2. Fabulous holiday creation Connie! Thanks so much for joining us at The Sisterhood’s ‘It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas’ challenge and please come back again soon!
    one of the 'Sistahs'
    The Sisterhood of Crafters

  3. a lovely card. Thank you for sharing with us at craft challenge. Marlene DT

  4. This is fabulous Connie, I do love Santa and the papers, cute embellishments too.
    Linda xxx

  5. The challenge is Fave things from the song in the sound of Music, not just your fave thing, We could go with ,,,,,,,,,,,, tied up with string!!!!!thanks for joining us at MAWTT, xxx

  6. What a jolly Santa, your buttons are very cute too! Thanks for playing again at Unicorn, Clair DT x

  7. Seems I've seen that Santa image before - but just can't tell you where I saw it either. It's a winner though and love the sparkle you added! Those little buttons are PRECIOUS!!! They go on the card perfect too.

  8. I love your sparkly Santa. This is a great card design. Thanks for sharing with us this month. Lisa DT Unicorn Challenge

  9. Love that glittery Santa! Thanks for helping us 'Bling on the Holidays' at Great Impressions!

  10. This is TOTALLY darling! I LOVE the sweet image, the fun sparkle, and the lovely patterned papers you used! Thanks for joining us at Great Impressions! HUGS! :) Mynn xx

  11. Brilliant card! What an adorable Santa image! Love the papers too!
    Great take on the sketch!
    Dawn xx

  12. Lovely cheeky santa and like his sparkly hat. Thank you for joining us at Crafting with an Attitude. Helen DT

  13. Fabulous make. Thanks for joining us in our Christmas with Sparkles challenge at Graph’It Markers Colouring Challenge
    Anjie (DT)

  14. Such a fun card! Thanks for joining us at Julia Spiri.

  15. Thanks for entering all of my Craftyhazelnut's challenges with your lovely crafting - hope to see you again soon. x

  16. This is a fabulous card, such a Jolly Santa.
    Thank you for joining us at Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge.
    I have candy on my blog if you would like to take a look -

  17. LOVE your interpretation of the sketch, a fabulous Santa shown off beautifully.

  18. Now that is one CUTE Santa!! :) I sent you a Christmas card last year that had a Santa on him just like this one!! I think I sent two of them with one of them going to the wrong address!! LOL!! Such a stunning design ehre with the papers and layout my friend!! HUGS

  19. What a fab Christmas card, Connie! I absolutely love the cheeky winking Santa! Thanks for joining in at CRAFT Challenge!

    love Mags B x

  20. A great card - thanks for joining us at Christmas Stampin' All Year Long.

    Helen x

  21. Love this stamp Connie - a proper Santa to my mind! I love the button embellishments (have got some in my stash put away for a rainy day ..... forgotten where they are in other words!!). The twine around the card is a lovely addition. Thank you so much for entering the Crafty Calendar (Sparkle, Bling and Embellish!) Challenge this month, lots of luck to you. Hugs Sue Pxxx DT.

  22. Lovely card and I love the sparkle on the Santa's hat. Thank you so much for joining in the Ching-CHou Kuik Challenge this time. Hope to see you again.

    Hugs Vannessa
    Ching-Chou Kuik DT

  23. Cute!! I love the baker's twine!!! Thanks again for playing with us at Crafty Time Challenges!

  24. What a lovely card you have made here which fits perfectly the Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps Inspiration and Challenge Blog Monthly Challenge this month of “Christmas”. Thank you for entering and best wishes in the draw. Kym (Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps Design Team Leader).


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