Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Santa Inspired

http://sparklesforumchristmaschallenge.blogspot.ca/2013/07/ch30-christmas-trees.html - Christmas Trees
http://ppp-makeitmonday.blogspot.ca/2013/07/mim151-with-meljens-designs.html - Anything Goes
http://glitternsparklechallengeblog.blogspot.ca/2013/07/challenge-43.html - Clean & Simple
http://abcchristmaschallenge.blogspot.ca/2013/07/o-is-for-o-christmas-tree.html - O for O Christmas Tree
http://christmascardsallyearround.blogspot.ca/2013/07/july-challenge.html - Anything to do with Santa
http://alphabetchallengeblog.blogspot.ca/2013/07/l-for-lace.html - L is for Lace

OK so I realized, quite quickly, that I have no Sleigh which I would love to have plus no elves etc... Anyway I have Santa's carrying presents! I didn't have time to do reindeer but, maybe soon:) I missed the Vintage Christmas so the 2 Santa's come from this troupe too. The Vintage Christmas was from Christmas Cards All Year Round.  The first card I used the cuddle bug and brushed gold on it, layered the card and stamped the old world Santa on glossy white card stock. I placed a nice ribbon around and finished it off with amber crystals. I call it my Byzantine card. I think I spelt Byzantine wrong...oh well.
My second card, I thought of those  vintage cards in the colours often not used now but you see them in the old Victorian cards. I used a shimmery pinkish card stock and stamped the Santa holding a Christmas tree. I coloured it with pastel chalks and then glittered the whole Santa image with that dusting glimmer powder(never sneeze when using this). I surrounded it with lace that I used dye stamps to colour the lace and also used pearls around it for a final effect. This is purely all girl. Oh yeah-I added the punch and a button. There was a Buttons and bows challenge with lace but, true to form, missed it.
The last card is a simple card that I stamped the Christmas tree image in a dark green. I actually used a patterned paper and mounted it on the dark red paper and then the dark green. I added the button and the Merry Christmas and used stickles around the edges.  I think I will do more cards.....:) I don't know about you but I am loving this weather!!! It is not crazy hot, no a/c on and loving the beautiful day


  1. a fantastisc collection of cards!

    thanks so much for playing along with us at Alphabet Challenge!

    hugs and kisses from germany,
    silvi xoxo

  2. Thanks for sharing your lovely Christmas card for CCAYR 'all about Santa' - hope to see you again soon, Hazel, CCAYR design team - you could also enter this into my CHNC challenge extra for July - I'd love to see it there too. x

  3. Beautiful cards hun, thank you so much for sharing with us at Glitter N Sparkle this week, good luck xx

  4. Beautiful cards - love all the shimmer! Nice CAS on all - perfect for this week's challenge at Glitter n Sparkle Challenge Blog. Thank you for playing with us and good luck in the draw!

    KT Fit Kitty, DT Glitter n Sparkle


  5. beautiful creation. Love your use of the theme: clean and simple . Thank you for joining us at Glitter n Sparkle this week. Hugs Shelly

  6. Three fabulous cards, thanks for linking up these beauties with Make It Monday this week.

  7. Love your CAS design. You don't need much to make an effective card and yours is great. Thanks for joining us at ABC Christmas Challenges and best of luck!


  8. Lovely CAS card Birgit.
    Thanks for joining us at the ABC Christmas Challenge.
    Hugs Dorte