Wednesday, 8 September 2010

ABC Christmas Challenge - S is for...

This fortnight's ABC Christmas Challenge is hosted by the lovely Squirrel, and the theme is:

'S is for Santa'
...well you can't have Christmas without him! lol
And the 'optional extra' is...NOT Red!

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Our sponsor for this challenge is Simon Says Stamp...who are very generously giving the winner a $15 gift certificate...and they'll pay the shipping too! There's also a guest DT spot up for grabs too!

I've used a 'vintagey' looking Santa stamp by Stamps Happen (sorry, it doesn't have a name on it), which I watercoloured to match the 'Festive Frost' papers by Mind's Eye. I distressed all of the edges with inks, and my distressing tool, before adding some faux stitching to the papers using my CutterBee Bug and a white gel pen. The adhesive pearls are from Wild Orchid Crafts.


I'm also going to enter this card into the following challenges:
For more 'non-red' Santa inspiration, please check out the fabulous creations by the rest of my lovely DT buddies at the ABC Christmas Challenge.

I have candy on offer at the moment...if you haven't already entered, you can find all of the details on this post.

15 comments:

Squirrel x said...

Great Santa hun, that vintage look is so cool, and beautifully done. Hugs, Sxx

Claire x said...

This is gorgeous Helen - the Santa looks very vintage - super colours and fab papers. Hugs, Claire x

Wishcraft said...

Lovely card - great Santa and I love the colours you've used :o) Lisa x

Craftie Mummy said...

I love you card and this stamp is fab... Thank you for joining us at SFTW for this weeks challenge.

Hugs

Joanne x

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous card Helen :-) I love this Santa !! fabulous and have never seen him before !! Lovely papers too, I think these are my fave x mas ones :-)

luv
Lols x x x

Riet said...

What a gorgeous card Helen.

Hugs Riet.xx

Kate's Makes said...

That stamp is a great one and love the papers too! Thanks for playing along with our SFTW challenge :o) Kate x

Kreatives von Andrea said...

What a wonderful card. A very nice image and a great design.
Thank you for your participation at Creative stamp Friends.

A nice greeting Andrea from germany

Lacey Stephens said...

Gorgeous card, hun! I love the tall santa and your use of the snowflake with the polka dot paper!! Big hugs!
~Lacey

Nickys-kleine-Bastelecke said...

You have conjured a wonderful map there likes me very well.
Thank you for your participation with creative Stamp friends-creative stamp Friends.
LG Nicole

Vroni said...

What a wonderful and great card and a very beautiful design.
Thank you for joining at creative stamp friends.
Hugs
Vroni

Adria (I now have 3 Copics!) Slauterbeck said...

I had to really study this card before I could comment. I was just so infatuated with your colors and design!
an elegant card..
Thanks for answering the distress call at Stamptacular Sunday Challenge!

Crafting Joanne said...

Gorgeous card Helen, love the santa.

Thanks for joining us this week at Pollycraft.

Hugs

Joanne x

KraftyKoolKat said...

Cute vintage Santa Helen and I love the bp.

Hugs
Cathy
xxxx

bastelkueken said...

Wow.. your card is fantastic and wonderful

Thank you for your participation at Creative stamp Friends.
Anja