Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Here Comes Santa!

Here comes the long hot summer, so the challenge for me is to make a winter card. It doesn't matter what topic, but just thinking about winter is the challenge. On that note, the challenge this month for you at Christmas at Sweet Stampin' is HERE COMES SANTA! Let's see all those great images depicting Santa's arrival in this challenge. Here's my card for this month.

Isn't this digital image just PERFECT for the challenge? I saw this image and then started a search. I took a couple of days, but I found Mary Ellen Smith of Dearie Dolls who drew this image. Being digital is a bonus with an image this size, too! And to put this in perspective, this card is 6"x6".

This paper is from Doodlebug and the paperpack is named Home for the Holidays. The image, the paper, and the sentiment by Whimsy...were so perfect together that I have used very few embellishments so the paper shows!  I used two types of ribbon, one ribbon taped on top of the other in the corners. The little red pearls are from my stash. I used Stickles glue on the snowflakes, but then used loose glitter by Wow! on the snow over the ground and car.

Our sponsor this month is Iva Nova Chest and the prize donated are these:

I love these charms and know they will look great on any Christmas card. The gals at Christmas at Sweet Stampin' have made some wonderful cards to inspire you. Please take a click on over and leave a comment or two on these great cards and then enter your card for this challenge!


This card is entered in the following challenges:
Christmas Stampin' All Year Long, Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas Challenge 2, Weekly Christmas Card Challenges, Christmas Fun, Winter Wonderland, Make My Monday, Completely Christmas, Ditzie Digi Designs, Scribble and Scrap, The Paper Nest Dolls, Christmas Cards All Year Round, Sparkles Forum Christmas Challenge


  1. Of course, leave it to you to find the perfect image and coordinating background papers!! Love the ribbon added to the edges and with the coloring of the image, I like how it's the main focus on this card and not covered up with too many embellishments -- you just HAD to be able to show off the bg paper and not waste it, m'dear !!

  2. fun and great card Gail.

    gr karin

  3. Oh what an adorable image and so christmassy! l just love everything about your creations and thank you for sharing it and entering in our challenge at Sparkles Christmas Bubbies Challenge "Baby it's cold outside" good luck and hope to see you again next time Dt Member Sandra H xx

  4. Gail this is fab I LOVE that image I may have to go and buy it for myself. Your glitter touches finish this off perfectly.
    Thanks for joining us this month over at Christmas Fun challenge blog.
    Good Luck with the challenge and pop back on 1st for the next challenge
    Marie (DT for Christmas Fun)

  5. Pretty Design Thank you for sharing with us over at Completely Christmas
    we would love to see you back again next week for another great challenge.....
    Suzy B Owner Completely Christmas

  6. A lovely fun card - thanks for joining in this week at MMM - Jacqueline xx

  7. A fabulous Here comes Santa card Gail..what a great image and colouring..really fun.

    luv CHRISSYxx

  8. A really fun and cute card. Love the image. thanks for joining us at CSAYL.

  9. Thank you so much for entering our Completely Christmas challenge 13 with your lovely card - we hope we'll see you again soon, Hazel, DT and thanks also for sharing this for CHNC challenge extra for May and CCAYR 'Santa' challenge - we hope we'll see you again soon, Hazel, DT x

  10. Great card, love the image. Thanks for sharing with us at Sparkles Christmas Challenges for our 'Baby it's cold outside' challenge.

    Hugs Helen P (DT) xx

  11. Wat een grappige stempel. Erg mooi gemaakt, je kaart. Fijn dat je meedoet bij CHCC Extra.

    Groetjes, Renate

  12. ho ho ho.. this card is so fun and cheerful.. great work! thanks for joining us at Ditzie Digi Design

  13. Fab, fun and funky! Thank you for joining us over at the Scribble and Scrap Challenge. Good luck.