Friday, December 23, 2016

Santa Skiing

     Friday, tomorrow is Christmas Eve, and we have another challenge that starts today at QKR Stampede.  Our theme is "Santa" and we're all waiting to see him with his sleigh and reindeer.  However, I want you to know that there are secondary arrangements made just in case the reindeer get sick or refuse to fly on Christmas Eve.  Here's evidence that Santa is a master on the skis although he may be running late to those areas without snow for Christms!

     I used Digi 16702 Santa Skiing and Digi 8717 Merry Christmas; colored the image with my Copics (because they have the best reds of any of the alcohol markers) and then used a red CS frame, die cut with a die from Impression Obsession.  The frame is actually something I would normally have thrown away after cutting another very intricate piece, but I was working on more than one card that morning and, as I looked at the outer frame piece, I saw that it could be used to frame the Skiing Santa so I distressed the edges, layered it on top of the image and made a tiny curl on one corner.

     I added the two bits of sparkly twine, one red and one gold, and tied them together in the upper corner.  I added the hand-cut and matted sentiment, then left it very CAS so that it can be easily mailed.  It makes a great masculine card.

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     Happy Stamping.  NanaConnie


Jackie Trinder said...

Hi Connie this is a gorgeous card. I love the Santa. Take care. Hugs Jackie

*Vicki* said...

This is adorable!! Santa is getting a work out and it looks like he's catching some wind on his face too!! LOL!! Merry Christmas my friend and best wishes for the up-coming 2017 New Year! HUGS

Linda Simpson said...

Fabulous Christmas card Connie, love the Santa too. Wishing you a wonderful Christmas with your family and looking forward to seeing more inspiration in 2017.
Linda xxx

Anne Temple said...

Your skiing Santa is adorable! Wishing you and your family a very Merry Christmas!

Sandra DeFalco said...

Merry Christmas! Thanks for playing in our 'Anything Goes Christmas or Winter' Challenge #129!
Sandi ♥
DT Coordinator for Pattie's Creations Challenge!
and Pattie's shop
Home of Pattieboop and Allie!

Carolina Girl (Cely) said...

So cute cute cute! Isn't it fun to see something that you were going to toss and realize....hey, I can use that!!! Great frame for Santa!

Planetsusie said...

The look on Santa's face really brought a smile to mine!!! Love the simplicity of your design with the fancy framing of the image - beautiful! Thank you so much for entering the Crafty Calendar (Christmas Time) Challenge this month, lots of luck and I hope we see you again soon. Hugs to you Sue Pxxx DT

Glenda Atkins said...

Too cute Connie, I love anything QKR and hope I can make some more cards using their images. Finding the time is my biggest problem. Love yours.

Sarah said...

A super cute Father Christmas!! Thank you for sharing at The Cutie Pies. Sarah :0)

Victoria Rowson said...

Great creation! Love the image! Thank you so much for sharing with us at Lemon Shortbread Challenge Blog. We hope you can join us again soon. Hugs Victoria (DT) x

Helen said...

Great card - thanks for joining us at Pattie's Creations Challenge.

Helen x

valscraftings said...

Love your Santa card. Thanks for joining us at Delicious Doodles.

Deanne Saunders said...

Cool card!!! Thanks so much for participating in our LEMON SHORTBREAD challenge. Hope you participate in our next challenge!! Have a happy crafty day!!!
Deanne at A Little Bit O’ Paper