Tuesday, 23 December 2014

So Here It Is Merry Christmas Everybody.....

Well Christmas doesn't get much more nostalgic than Noddy and the gang singing THAT song, but for my second nostalgic Christmas piece for Country View Crafts I've gone with a good old fashioned Santa.

I started with a 8x8 black base card and stamped with the small stamp from JOFY28. The sentiment is a Tim Holtz rub-on from his Christmastime Remnant Rubs 
Next we have a layer of silver Mirri card that's been through an embossing folder.
This is one of my favourites, it's Ten Seconds Studio metal that's been through an embossing folder and sanded back. Love it! I should use it more often. I got this from the shop a couple of years ago but it's too nice to use lol.
My jolly old Santa is from Hot Pick Xmas 04, and he's been coloured with Prisma pencils, and has had a bit of silver Frantage around the edges, You can't really tell in the photograph but I've stuffed his tummy with cotton wool to make him stand out on the card.
A bit of black organza ribbon to finish off, and all done. No bow though, a knot's as fancy as I get!
The matching tag has been made with some of the left over metal, and the background's been stamped with the snowflakes from Darcy's Eclectica 04.  The sentiment is from HP Xmas 04.
I always struggle to make cards, but I'm happy with how this turned out, and Mum and Dad seemed to like it.
This will be my last post before Christmas as real life has well and truely kicked in so a big thank you and Merry Christmas to everyone, and I'll be back in the New Year.
There's still time to enter the challenge at Country View Crafts so go on get all nostalgic!
Thanks very much for looking and have a very Merry Christmas and a happy and healthy New Year xx


  1. Lovley card - happy everything! Hugs, Valerie

  2. Fantastic card-love the use of the silver.

    Have a very Happy Holiday

    Love Chrissie x

  3. I love these vintage santa images...shame I don't have any! Will fix that in time for next Christmas ;)

    Have a brilliant Christmas Sue and thanks for all your fun creations from 2014

    Big hugs
    Donna xxx

  4. Great card Sue love the Santa

    Have a great Christmas and a Healthy New Year

  5. Lovely card and tag Sue, sometimes nostalgic Christmas pieces are just perfect and very beautiful... Wishing you a Merry Christmas to you and all your family, and the best for 2015 (with many new fab and stunning creative projects!) from the bottom of my heart. Coco xxx

  6. A gorgeous card Sue am not surprised it is loved by your Parents! I also love that i have all those stamps and wouldn't have had the same ideas that is the beauty of stamping.

    Thank you so much for your humour, inspiration, kind comments and encouragement...

    Have a wonderful Christmas and a very Healthy, Loving, Joyous and Happy 2015.

    Very large but gentle hugz :-) xxx

  7. Loving the fabulous layers on this wonderful card Sue. Wishing you a wonderful Christmas and a creative New Year. Jenny x

  8. This is so fabulous! You should enter in the Loves Rubberstamps Challenge going on right now, you could win lots of prizes!!!

  9. Love the colours here - the blue and the gilding are delicious together - and the layers are so bold and graphic in their diagonals. Fabulous card. Hope you're enjoying a peaceful and joyous 12 Days of Christmas with friends and family, Sue!
    Alison xx


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