Tuesday, 8 October 2013

Santa Claus Is Coming To Town

Good morning to you all, hope you're keeping well and happy. I'm back on the christmas theme today but instead of a square card I've tried something different and made a star using a shabby / distressed style.

I cut 2 QuicKutz nesting frame dies in white card and the smaller size in some patterened paper from my odds & sods box (so no idea who by but would have been a magazine freebie) which I then matted and stuck together to form the star shape. The edges were distressed with some Tippex (I had nothing else snowy!!) and some Stickles. The image is a LOTV stamp called 'Santa' which I coloured with Promarkers, added more Stickles on the fur trims and snow and cut out with the same QuicKutz nesting dies. Then I added some die-cuts which I will list under the photo and some ribbon from my stash. This is so sparkly when the light catches the mirri-card and Stickles but unfortunately the photo doesn't show it. 

The dies I used ~
QuicKutz Lifestyle Crafts Nesting Frames 8
Tattered Lace Christmas Florals (poinsettia and holly)
Memory Box Elegant Scrollwork
Memory Box Swirly Tree
Memory Box Fabulous Phlox (just the leafy sprig)
Marianne Creatable LR0137 (bird)
Marianne Creatables LR0138 (tree)

I shall enter this in the following challenges
Christmas At Sweet Stampin challenge 'Here comes Santa'
Lili Of The Valley challenge 'Anything goes'
I Love Promarkers challenge 'Songs' (Santa Claus is coming to town)
Cute Card Thursday challenge 'Signs of distress'
The Ribbon Girl challenge 'make it sparkly'
A Little Bit Crafty challenge 'A little bit shabby'
Crafting Musketeers challenge 'Christmas in October'
The Crafty Bloggers Network challenge 'Anything goes'
Stamping Sensations challenge 'All creatures great and small'
Penny Black and More challenge 'Anything goes'
Whimsy Stamps challenge 'Shabby chic / vintage'
Passion For Promarkers challenge 'Snow is falling'
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas challenge 'Picture inspiration' (I was inspired by the star)

Thanks for popping by and I'd love for you to leave a comment if you can.


  1. This is a fabulous card Andrea, adorable image and great shape - what a good idea to use Tippex to distress the edges.

  2. Fabulous card Andrea, love the image, design and layout.
    Caz x

  3. A gorgeous card Andrea.
    I love the shaped cards and this one is a perfect shape for a Christmas card.
    Fab image and beautifully embellished.

    Big hugs
    Elaine xxx

  4. hi sweetie, this is really gorgeous, I so love this and the fab colours, hugs Pops x

  5. This is lovely KandA and I love the shape. Judy x

  6. great shaping and love that sweet image
    Hugs Kate xx

  7. a beautiful holiday card! the image is so cute and the shaped card is very pretty and creative. thank you so much for playing along with us this month at penny black and more.

  8. How very pretty Kanda and great design, thanks so much for sharing with us at Stamping Sensations challenge this month.

    B x

  9. Oooops and Penny Black and More.

    B x

  10. Beautiful Christmas card love the die cuts, the ribbon and flowers, and the wonderful colors!

  11. I love the shape - thanks for sharing your beautiful card for CHNC 145 and also for our Christmas challenge at Crafting Musketeers, Hazel, DT - you could also enter this into my CHNC challenge extra for October - I'd love to see it there too. x

  12. This is gorgeous, I LOVE the shape of the card. Thank you for playing along at Crafty Bloggers Network anything goes challenge.

    Kelly x

  13. Great card, thank you for joining us over at the Crafting Musketeers Challenge Blog, Fran (DT) xxx

  14. A fab shape, lovely colouring and super poinsettia and tree embellishments. Your tipex snow works great too! Thank you for joining in with us at Christmas at Sweet Stampin' for our "Here comes Santa" challenge. We have another fab challenge running at the moment. Do come and play along Hugs, Lesley

  15. What a great shape for a Christmas card. Love the image you have used. Perfect embellishments and layout. Thanks for joining in with the PFP challenge this week, and good luck
    Eileen x

  16. Stunning card, love the shape too. Thanks for joining us at the Crafting Musketeers challenge, Nicola X

  17. Fab Christmas card, thanks for joining us at Passion for Promarkers :-)

  18. Gorgeous card! Love the shape and the lovely image ! Thanks for playing along with us at PFP this week, best of luck! Juliexx

  19. Hi Andrea,

    Such a cute project, it's always nice to see something a bit different!

    I have those papers too and I think they're Forever Friends but can't remember what magazine they were from! =)

    Thanks for joining our Lili of the Valley 'Anything Goes' challenge!

    Good Luck!


    Erica x

  20. What a gorgeous card! I love the unusual shape. Thank you for sharing it with us at Stamping Sensations this month.


  21. Great card! Thanks for joining us at A Little Bit Crafty challenge!

    Lisa :)

  22. Lovely xmas card
    Thanks for joining in this month at The Crafty Bloggers Network
    Hugs katie X


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