Wednesday, 21 July 2010

Santa's visiting early and he's on a die cut not a sleigh!!

The current challenge over at Die Cut Dreams Christmas Challenge blog is to use Santa on your card so here is the card I made for this challenge:
The card is based on the current sketch at Sketch and Stash which I have shown below:
This stamp is one I bought from Clarity Stamp ages and ages ago and is very sadly neglected I am sorry to say.  So out it came stamped in Black Stazon on to a white die cut from Die Cut Dreams.  The green die cut is a bit of a cheat really.  Sorry Susie, but I didn't have any green ones and no time to order any, so I used one of your fabulous Die Cuts and drew round it onto some green sparkly card and cut it out (don't look too closely and you won't be able to tell it was cut by hand!!!).  I coloured the hat with red stickles, used white liquid pearls for his fur and white glitter for his beard.  Then I stamped a border with some tapestry stamps.
I added a green ribbon across the middle of the card and secured this through the back of the DP before sticking it to the card blank.  I used two small pieces of cream lace across opposite corners and I added a red heart brad and a christmas wreath charm with jump rings hanging from the ribbon.
I am quite pleased with how this turned out and I will also enter this card into the following challenges:
Alphabet Challenge - L is for Lace
Artful Inkables - Background technique
Die Cut Dreams Christmas Challenge - Santa
Sketch and Stash - Sketch #40
Pixie Dust Challenge - Forest Green and Cranberry
Creative Cottage - Touchy Feely (stickles, liquid pearls and glitter)


  1. Hi Dawn this is so cute and I love that lace too
    Thanks for Playing with us at DCD Christmas Club this week
    Hugs Susie and the Christmas Dream Team xxx

  2. oh love this hun its just brilliant love that santa,hugs cheryl xxxx

  3. Great card! Thanks for taking part in the Alphabet Challenge xx

  4. Love this card.... esp the diagonal strip of lace... nice touch!! Thanks for joining us at the Alphabet Challenge.

  5. Very nice, I love the lace you've used too, thanks for joining us at DCD Christmas Club.

  6. Ah love the little mice looking on, and the lace and ribbon and well, everything.

    Hugs Ali x

  7. Awh Santa is so cute!! Love your lace and charm - beautiful :o) thanks for joining us at DCD Christmas Club xx Lynne xx

  8. Dawn-this is super cute! Love the Dps, the lace-everything!! Thanks for playing this week at DCD's Xmas Challenge! xooxTrisha

  9. What a great card!! I love the dimension on Santa!
    Thanks so much for joining us at Sketch an Stash!

  10. Fabulous card dawn :-) I love the santa and the verse is perfect :-) the die cut shape , papers and embellies are all lovely too :-)

    thanks for joining the Sketch and Stash Challenge :-)
    Lols x x x

  11. Fab card, lovely colours and layout and cute into the bargain
    Thanks for playing along with Creative Cottages challenge this week
    Anne x

  12. Such a lovely card hun. Loving all the touchy feely bits!
    Thank you for playing along at The Creative Cottage this week.
    Teri x


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