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:

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

    Kathyk

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  2. 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

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

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

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  5. 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!

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

    Hugs Erika. X

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

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

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

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

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  11. 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

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  12. 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 :)

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

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

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

    Hugs,
    Eemeli

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  16. How gorgeous and retro beautiful your santa looks
    Cheers
    Dr Sonia

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  17. 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

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  18. Lovely Christmas card! Love the santa.
    Hugs Lisa

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

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  20. Wonderful Santa stamp Barb the soft colouring is fantastic

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  21. 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!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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