Friday, 18 December 2015

Making a List

Well only one more week to go and here's the last christmas card I'm going to show you which is the one I made for my Dad to give his sister.

The wonderful Santa is a decoupage image printed from the Joanna Sheen 'Giordano Christmas' cd. There are a few layers but I was in a rush to take the photo and get this card in the post that I didn't realise they didn't show up so well. I die cut a computer generated sentiment and matted this along with the paper and image onto gold mirri-card. I layered it all up, adding red ribbon and pearls from my stash.

I shall enter this in the following challenges -

Creative Inspirations challenge 'merry christmas'
Winter Wonderland chalenge 'christmas bingo'  I went for the end row - ribbon / santa / pearls
The Ribbon Girl Card challenge 'anything goes'
Words 2 Scrap By challenge 'twas the night before christmas'
That's Crafty challenge 'anything goes'
Natalie and Amy's challenge 'christmas'

and I shall pop a third entry into each of these two challenges -

Through the Purple Haze challenge 'christmas'
Card Mania challenge 'christmas'

I must admit to having struggled a bit with christmas cards this year.... inspiration was sadly lacking and I'm glad to be putting christmas crafty stuff away so I can have a play with the new goodies I've treated myself to. Well I'm pretty certain I'll be on Santa's naughty list and I always say that if something's worth doing then do it buy it yourself.... and it doesn't matter if a few extra bits fall in the virtual shopping trolley now does it !!


Liz's creative corner said...

What a fabulous Santa, thanks fr sharing your lovely card with us at the ribbon girl, Liz x

Lorraine said...

A gorgeous card Andrea, the santa looks fab.
Lorraine x

Mrs A. said...

I do like these old fashioned Santa images. Brings back Christmas of yester year. Must admit to buying/treating myself to a MISTI and also the Spellbinders Sapphire cutting and embossing system. (Well it was on special offer and free postage and £5 off for being a member and then I used my £10 off so it would have been rude not to wouldn't it). I shall have a play when that pesky Elf goes home. Enjoy whatever fell inot your shopping basket. Hugs Mrs A.

Rene said...

Love your Santa! Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful Santa with us at Creative Inspirations! Good luck,

cotnob said...

A fabulous card Andrea, such a super Santa image.
I have to admit that I will be quite pleased to pack away the Christmas stash this year!

KT Fit Kitty said...

So beautiful, Andrea! You've got some great decoupage sheets! I love the old-time Santa and the gorgoeus red bow!

McCrafty's Cards said...

Beautiful card, I like the Santa and the papers
Kevin xx

Sybrina K said...

Andrea, This is absolutely gorgeous! Your dad's sister is going to treasure it. And, I must confess, I was glad to hear that I'm not the only one who did a little holiday shopping for herself.) Thanks so much for joining us at Words 2 Scrap By!

Michelle said...

This is beautiful - love the classic christmas image and gorgeous gold edges - Michelle x

SARN said...

What a gorgeous Santa card. Love it xxx

Dr Sonia S V said...

I love vintage christmas images and your santa looks so fabulous
Dr Sonia

Maarit at Violets Corner said...

Absolutely gorgeous Christmas card!

Love and hugs

Dawn Lancaster said...

Fantastic makes since my last visit. Sorry I haven't got time to comment on them all! I've been so busy I haven't even had time to blog any of my makes! lol! I wish you a very Merry Christmas & A Happy & Prosperous New Year!
Dawn xx

Judy Corner said...

Fabulous! And a very Merry Christmas to you with a Happy and Creative New Year to follow. Judy x

Sheryl said...

I love, love love this! The vintage style of this card is stunning. Thanks for joining us at Natalie and Amy's challenge this month.
Hugs Sheryl DT member xx

scrapfantazje said...

Thank you for joining us at Card Mania Christmas Challenge:) good luck:)
Marzena DT

Tamara said...

Thank you so much for playing along with us at The Ribbon Girl challenge! xoxo t.