Saturday, 6 February 2016

Merry Santa

Good Afternoon,

What a miserable dark wet day it is here today but I've enjoyed a bit of crafting. watched some footie so I'm enjoying the day.  I hope you are too.

My card today is one of a batch of similar cards I made for last year using snippets of paper and a Santa stamp I've loved for years.

I gave the image just a bit of colour using chalks then inked round the outside of the image and onto the embossed piece at the back with Antique Linen distress ink.  I added a little glitter on the snowflakes and round the edge of the image.

The sentiments are from a Paula Pascal set and the red dewdrops are from Papermania.  The stamp is from a clear Habico set.

I would like to enter my card into the Merry Monday Challenge #190

28 comments:

Kathyk said...

Super card and I LOVE this image, who is it by please?

Kathyk

Pen Sunshinepen said...

Afternoon Barb, yes a horrid day here with rain rain and more rain. Love the Father Christmas image. At this rate it will not be too long to Christmas !!

Crafty hugs Pen x

Kath said...

A fabulous card - I love this Santa stamp - I've seen it on other blogs and think it makes a lovely card.
Kath x

Jane Willis said...

I love that image, and the subtle colouring and inking is perfect for it
Jane

KT Fit Kitty said...

Love the layout of this! Good for you for getting a headstart on the Christmas cards! I do the same thing! I plan to make at least one more this month. I love to make them all year long! Have a great weekend!

Erika said...

Hi Barb, a lovely Christmas card. A great Santa image and great inking too.
Crocheting and rugby here today, relaxing!

Hugs Erika. X

rachel said...

beautiful card Barb - I adore that santa stamp - fabulous! Big hugs rachel x

cuilliesocks said...

Hello Barb, I love your vintage Santa, your soft colouring is gorgeous, it's a beautiful card, Kate x

Rainey's Craft Room said...

That's a beautiful stamp and a lovely Christmas card, always great to start making them early.
Lorraine

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Just love your Santa image, Barb - really popped out at me in the entries at Merry Monday!

Darnell J Knauss said...

I love that image of Santa! He looks like a doting grandpa with a lot of love in his heart. And I really think you did a great off-set design and coloring to make him look his best, Barb!! I hope you have better weather soon!! Hugs, Darnell

Carol L said...

I love this image and I should use mine a whole lot more than I do now too! Any card using it turns out fabulous - just like yours :)

Dana & Glen said...

Lovely card Barb! Fabulous Santa stamp and the touch of chalk.

Nikki C said...

That is one pretty Santa stamp makes a really pretty card
hugs Nikki

Eemeli said...

Gorgeous. Cas style works so well with Christmas (at least my Christmas cards seem to be always more or less cas)

Hugs,
Eemeli

Dr Sonia S V said...

How gorgeous and retro beautiful your santa looks
Cheers
Dr Sonia

Janice Rohde said...

Gorgeous card Barb, I love this stamp. I have it on a wooden block and it hasn't been used in a while. It will never date, so maybe I'll take it out and dust it off!
Janice x

Lisa Andersson said...

Lovely Christmas card! Love the santa.
Hugs Lisa

Julieanne..aka pinkjools said...

Hi Barb....Brilliant card....Just love the santa image....I got mine out again for my last years cards....Joolsx

meg said...

Wonderful Santa stamp Barb the soft colouring is fantastic

Bonnie said...

Love this Santa image, Barb! It's one of my favorites and not one I have. Love how you've sponged the edges! Thanks for sharing with us at Merry Monday!

Kristie Goulet said...

Love this Santa stamp! Great card. Thank you for sharing with us at Merry Monday!

SHartl said...

I love the way you used non-traditional colors for this very magical Santa card! So pretty!

Debbie Henderson said...

I love this Santa and the little snowflake at the top! Thanks for playing Merry Monday with all of us this week!

SARN said...

Absolutely fab festive card. I'm playing catch up! xxx

Craftychris said...

Gorgeous card, I adore the image and the colours are lovely! xxx

scrappymo! said...

This is my favourite Santa image. Great card!!!

Greta said...

Perfect to add just that bit of color to the wonderful Santa stamp, Barb!