Sunday, 9 December 2012

Sweet Santa x

Hi everyone..........its almost Monday again and I can't believe where the weekend has gone !!!  Apologies for sporadic visits as I was in Aberdeen catching up with friends...shopping and then out for a meal last night. I have managed only a little crafting time since Thursday so I am now definitely behind with Christmas preparations............But....it will be fine   aagh !!

Hope you are all well and missing out on some of the awful viruses that are going around. x


Below is one of my Christmas Card designs, which I make for family and close friends. 

The background was blended in Vintage Photo DI.....................where would I be without my vintage photo DI !!!! and then I stamped the gorgeous conifer branch from Letters to Santa all around. It  really makes a lovely border.

I had some lovely red handmade paper in my stash, which I tore and then stamped with Postcard from the same TH SA stamp set.   The Santa is again from Letters to Santa  stamp set and I really love his smiling face and eyes. His eyes and mouth were slightly coloured with Distress Markers and then I used  Ranger red and green Stickles, adding texture and  a little bling.   The Merry Christmas stamp is from PSX and the script is from Hero Arts.



Will catch up with all of you who left comments on my previous post tomorrow. 

its certainly a busy time for everyone so THank You for taking the time to visit and leave a comment. I really do love to read them. 

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Best Wishes xx
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19 comments:

  1. Loved looking at this card Annie. You have combined so many lovely elements to make a beautiful end result. Love your sparkly garland for Santa. Hugs, Jenny x

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  2. What a gorgeous vintage card, Annie! I LOVE that conifer stamp, and agree it makes a spectacular background frame - and your aged letter is a real treat...
    Alison x

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  3. Great vintage make and a wonderful Santa! Trace x

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  4. Gorgeous vintage christas card Annie.
    love the background and every detial on it.
    Greetings Janny

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  5. ooh this is brilliant .. i love that santa
    Lisa x

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  6. This is beautiful Annie,I love the vintage Santa.
    Kevin xx

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  7. Loving everything about your beautiful vintage card Annie. Its such a busy time of the year......never enough days to Christmas.....phew am worn out already......lol x

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  8. I just love your gorgeous vintage Christmas card Annie, that Santa stamp is lovely, he has such a lovely warm and friendly face. Loving the detail in the background and the handmade paper sets it all off so well. Love it. Hugs, Anne x

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  9. Beautiful christmas card! Love the border of conifer branches! The stickles on Santa's hat! Hugs, Sandra

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  10. Fabulous card Annie and so well thought out too. I love how you have distressed it all. Hugs Mum xxxxx

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  11. An old world beauty here!!!! Just love all the many pieces of paper, and how you've bling up Santas hat! I'm pinning!

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  12. Stunning Christmas card. Love everything about it and that red handmade paper is so striking.

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  13. Annie, your Christmas piece is so lovely. I absolutely adore the vintage Santa images and your piece is so eye catching! I love everything about it! The background has such a wonderful vintage feel to it. Your Santa is just beautiful. The stamped text and "Merry Christmas" are such pretty stamps! Beautifully aged and detailed piece. I love it! Thanks for the nice comment you left on my blog. It's much appreciated. <3 Candy

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  14. HI Annie
    Just the most perfect hint of colour here and there (love the stamped handmade paper) and the touches of dimension on Santa's cap.
    A stunning card full of vintage goodness.
    Wishes
    Lynne

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  15. Oh, Annie, I love how you've mixed that handmade red with the creams and browns. Beautiful stamping!!

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  16. ooh this is gorgeous! I so love the layout - brilliant! xx

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  17. A wonderful Christmas card with great layers and details. Thanks for following my blog... I'm following, too ;)

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  18. Beautiful vintagefeeling on this card. Thanks for joining It's All About The Vintage Challenge! :o)

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Annie x