Thursday, December 24, 2020

Standing in for Santa

      We all know about the 2020 pandemic and have lived through the worst imaginable restrictions (to no apparent avail, sigh...) but few of us thought it would impact Santa's travels.  Mrs. Santa was so concerned about his health, due mostly to Santa's great age (did you know he's well over 125 years old - not counting all his years as Father Christmas or Sinter Klaus?), so she has forbidden him to leave the North Pole!

     Consequently, Santa has recruited the much younger, 109 year old, Christmas Gnome from Conie Fong to stand in for him.  The sack full of toys is an image from Conie Fong's "Santa Sack" and I merged them before printing.  BTW, both of those sets (and many others) are on sale until Christmas Day so if you want them, go and grab them RIGHT NOW!

Colored w ProMarkers & gel pens
Cut w Dare 2B Artsy die
Corners rounded w Fiskars corner punch
Glitter paper is die cut from wide washi tape (DCWV)
Hand-sewn, signature style, bow


     If you are on a last minute scramble to get everything done before this Christmas Eve has ended, good luck.  For this upcoming weekend, may you have many hours of  Happy Crafting.  NanaConnie


meg said...

Love reading your posts,you always include a fun element,a fabulous gnome card,hope you have peaceful Christmas Meg xx

Heather said...

Awww . . . very cute!! Great job merging the images; they look like they belong together! Thanks for playing with The House That Stamps Built.

Teresa Arsenault said...

Gorgeous card and wonderful colouring of this cute image. I had no idea Mrs. Claus was such a good manager, but of course we know what they say about every good man. At least our generation knows. :)

Dotty Jo said...

Your card is so cute and I love the little story too! Thanks for playing at Christmas Kickstart with Mom and me, Jo x

Glittered Paws said...

You had me at gnome, and loved reading about how old Santa as well as the gnome are. Thanks for joining us over at The House that Stamps Built.

Laurie Unger said...

Darling! Love this image, I'm a sucker for gnomes. Thanks for playing over at the The House That Stamps Built.