Friday, July 27, 2018

Santa on Vacation

      This is my second post for today.  If you're looking for my QKR Stampede DT card, scroll down one post.

     This post features my card made for the final day of the Christmas in July daily challenges at Catch the Bug.  We had to make a project inspired by this photo.

     Here's where inspiration took me.  When the Christmas rush is over and supervising the elves in the toy shop isn't yet needed for next year, Santa takes a tropical vacation.  :-D

     I colored the image with ProMarkers and gel inks, then carefully fussy cut it.  The 'sand' and sea in the scene are made from patterned paper, but I used a white gel pen to make the breaking waves in the ocean.

     The sky is done on white CS with water color pencils and gamsol for blending.  I printed the sentiment, cut it by hand and added it to the card front.  The three tiny pearls are the only embellishment but there is great visual texture from the four layers - 3 dp plus the image.

ABC Christmas (on a beach - lol)
Aud Sentiments
Crafting by Designs
Crafty Gals Corner
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper
Digi Doodle Studios
Ellibelle's Crafty Weds.
Outlawz Festive Friday
Sasayaki Glitter
Sisterhood of Crafters
Star Stampz
That's Crafty

     Don't forget - today and tomorrow are the last days of the Challenges for Days Birthday Bash and all you have to do to win is to comment on my post (HERE) and on the Birthday Bash post at Challenges for Days.  There are great prizes to be won from not only some lovely sponsors on Saturday but also from each of the CfD List Manager volunteers who have offered prizes of crafting goodies.  Check it out and be sure to leave comments on all the blogs which are offering prizes.  See the list on the CfD blog.   

     That's all I have for today but you did get a "twofer" so no complaining.  :-D  Happy Crafting.  NanaConnie


  1. A lovely fun card. Thanks for joining Aud Sentiments challenge. Elaine

  2. This is fabulous, love the design and great Santa.
    Linda xxx

  3. LOL! I think that sentiment is just perfect with this image!! Such a fun take on the challenge Connie! Love the added texture look for the sandy beach! :) Have a great weekend my friend! HUGS

  4. Love your sand and sea! And of course our lovely Santa has been coloured nicely!
    Thanks for completing the Christmas in July event of Bugaboo!
    xxx Margreet DT

  5. What a great beach scene! Love your added gel pen touches and you’ve colored the image really well. Thanks for joining our Christmas in July event at Catch the Bug and good luck in the challenge!

  6. Another really cute creation Connie! Thanks so much for joining us at The Sisterhood’s ‘Summer Vacation’ challenge and please come back again soon!
    one of the 'Sistahs'
    The Sisterhood of Crafters
    DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS Please come for a visit!

  7. OH! what a great sentiment, love the image too.
    Daffodil Cards {My Blog}

  8. Brilliant fun Christmas card! Thanks for playing along at Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas Challenge. Good Luck!

  9. What a fun Christmas card, I love the design. xx

  10. Such a cute card! The sentiment is hilarious and one that my husband wholeheartedly agrees with. LOL Thank you so much for playing in my Summer Vacation challenge at the Sisterhood of Crafters and really hope you can join us again soon.

  11. What a fun card you created with this summer loving Santa image! Super cute card, thank you so much for sharing this month again at my Crafty Wednesday challenge!

  12. Such a cute card. Thanks for playing along with us at Catch the Bug for our Christmas in July celebration. Good Luck.
    Lynn aka Lynnpenguin, Bugaboo DT

  13. Hi Connie, a fun and Aussie style Christmas card for your stash, love the scene and sentiment... Thank you for joining us at Crafting by Designs... good luck in the prize draw... Megan DT

  14. Fabulous fun card.Thank you for joining us at Aud Sentiments challenge good luck Ginny ♥
    Aud Sentiments
    My Blog As I do Rodos

  15. Fun card and Santa looks quite happy buried in the sand!!

  16. Adorable image and card! Thank you for sharing with us at The Sisterhood of Crafters.

  17. Love how you combined the patterned papers!Very pretty card!Thank you for sharing with us at the Crafty Gals Corner!Hope you join us again soon!
    Kleri DT (My blog)

  18. Such a fun card!
    Thanks for playing at the ABC Christmas Challenge!
    Helen x


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