Sunday, 14 November 2010

SANTA CLAUS IS COMING TO TOWN

That's the theme for this week's challenge over at the Sunday Stampers. Pop over and have a look because Hels has made a fabulous little advent book.
I decided to make another Xmas card.
The Santa is a free download that has been in my image folder for ages. Isn't he a jolly man? I took the colours for the background from the colours on the image and they look really good together. I just spread them on my craft sheet, spritzed them with water and dabbed my card into the ink. I sprayed some perfect pearls mixture over it all before stamping the Tim scroll in pumice stone and fired brick. I have loads of grommets and eyelets and the  one I used says 'made with love'.
I had made the charm some weeks ago and knew who I was making it for then! The final touch was to use some wax - at long last - to stick the picture to the card.
I am really pleased with this card because it came together without any mishaps and the colours go so well.
Finally, I seem to be getting my head above water with the craft scene of late. I made a dozen general Xmas cards yesterday so can concentrate on the 'special' ones again before tackling Sheila's chunky book pages once more. All this and the 12 days of Christmas will be here before we know it. My dilemma is whether to have a go again this year!!!......

6 comments:

Artyjen said...

Another fab Xmas card Joanne :) Mmmm.....the 12 days? Don't know I will be able to do every day or indeed any day as I managed last year!! Pip did all in his power to give me the spare time to achieve it...so not sure....I'll probably end up doing the odd day though I'm sure...although as last year I still don't possess any T!m Xmas stamps although I had orderd some but they were not in stock!!!
xoxo Sioux

soniajones said...

and another fabulous card! You inspire me! the 12 days? I'll just watch (like last year!)

Elaine said...

Love the way you've coloured the background to fit with the image. Great!

Sue West said...

Such a lovely card, I love the colours you'e used and the Santa image is gorgeous.
Sue

She said...

Oh this is just my colours! I LOVE it :-) S x

Hels Sheridan said...

GORGEOUS card Joanne, loving those charms on it... fab! Thanks for joinin in with the Sunday sTamper x