Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Here Comes Santa!

The challenge this month at Christmas at Sweet Stampin' is "Here Comes Santa!"  It still feels like summer here in Phoenix, Arizona, though, and we're enjoying lots of sunshine and 100+ degree temperatures. This Bugaboo image is perfect for those of us who don't get snow and who celebrate Christmas wearing shorts and t-shirts!

I used a Sizzix hibiscus and a leaf die that I bought in (hold onto your hats) 2005 and the sentiment was done on my computer and mounted on the back of a clear acetate tag. This paper was so perfect for this image and I decided not to embellish it too much (besides adding Stickles) and lose the color and pattern.

The challenge this month is sponsored by Funky Kits.  This is a great chance to get out your Santa stamps and make a card that fits the topic of "Here Comes Santa". The design team at Christmas at Sweet Stampin' has some great cards for you to look at and perhaps inspire you!

Thanks for coming by and looking at my card, and please leave a comment so I can visit your blog!


This card is entered in the following challenges:


  1. What a fun tropical Christmas card! Thank you for sharing with us at Wags 'n Whiskers, good luck! Susan x

  2. What a great fun card I wish it was 100 degrees in England !! Its currently damp and foggy!! good luck in your competitions Love and Happy crafting Carole x

  3. Ahhh this is so cute, Gail. I love the cute Santa. Beautiful background paper.

  4. What a fun, summery version of a Christmas card you've made, Gail! The sea and waves look great with the added stickles!

  5. Great fun card
    Thanks for sharing with us at OBAG
    Hugs Kelly

  6. Lol! Super card. Thanks for entering my CHNC challenge extra for September – hope to see you again soon. x

  7. Very cute, I think your Santa is an Aussie, That certainly could be how Santa spends Christmas day in Australia, Nicely done
    Hugs Julie P

  8. Sparkly santa fun! This is a wonderful card to spread Christmas Cheer, thank you for joining us at CSAYL!!!

  9. I love your fun take on the theme :) Adorable image and the flower and stickles are perfect details.

    Hugs, Dawn

  10. Love this santa - such a fun card!

    Thanks for joining us at Kitty Bee Designs for our Water Challenge!


    Julie x

  11. LOL - I'm happy to see Santa enjoying vacations, just like the rest of us! He'll be SO well rested, that everyone will be getting great things, come December !! This all came together so well - water, hibiscus and just an all-round tropical feel to it!

  12. LOL!! What a fabulous card and image!! This totally made me smile!!!
    Thank you for joining out Water challenge at Kitty Bee Designs
    Good luck!

  13. What an absolutely gorgeous card, great use of dies. Thank you so much for entering my challenge theme on an Oldie But A Goodie, and good luck!

  14. Love the glittery water! Such a cute and unique christmas in the sun card! Thanks for joining us this week at Creative Card Crew!

    CCC DT
    Love to Create DT
    Crazy Challenge DT

  15. Cool card!
    Thanks for joining us at CFAS!
    Jani x

  16. Fun tropical Christmas card. Thanks for Making it Funny at CFAS this time. Carol DT x

  17. hahahhaa extra!! excellent idea the glitter on the water!! makes it so realistic! been looking at your blog your cards are super beautiful!!!

  18. I was discussing about this subject last night with my daughter... What is Santa doing now? And yes, he should be doing this!!! Love the glitter!