Saturday 8 December 2012

Here Comes Santa Claus....

Here's a card that I made with a very cute 'Santa Sitting' image from Cuddly Buddly.... isn't he adorable... I think he is getting near the end of his rounds.... he's had quite a few mince pies and glasses of sherry by the looks of things!!

I've used Papermania 'Home for Christmas' stack and matching ribbon. The Winter Wishes sentiment is from 'Icy Angel' Stamp by LOTV.  The tiny pearls are from MeiFlower and I decided to do them on the image as pearls and gems seemed to clash with the paper patterns.

I've coloured Santa with Promarkers and Spectrums... added some Stardust Stickles to his fur trims...
Now his fur trims sparkle like crazy in real life... but camera is telling big porkies again... and  this is the best photo I got of the 'sparkles'

I would like to enter the following challenges:-

Lexi's Creations - 'Christmas' ends 8th December 2012
Sketchy Colors - 'White, Red, Green' ends 8th December 2012
Bearly-Mine - 'Santa is on his Way' ends 10th December 2012
Papertake Weekly - 'Anything Goes' ends 10th December 2012
Holly Jolly Christmas Challenge - 'Christmas Bingo' ends 10th December 2012
(Glitter, Free, Red)
C.R.A.F.T. - 'Christmas' ends 12th December 2012
Cute Card Thursday - 'Red and Green' ends 12th December 2012
Delightful Challenges - 'All About Christmas' ends 12th December 2012
PaperPlay - 'Christmas is Coming' ends 12th December 2012
Top Tip Tuesday - 'Christmas' ends 17th December 2012
Ladybug Crafts Ink - 'Sparkliscious' ends 17th December 2012
Aud Sentiments - 'Holiday Sentiment' ends 19th December 2012
Creative Card Crew - 'Star' ends 6th January 2013

I hope you are all having a lovely weekend... I am just going to write some of my Christmas Cards before watching Strictly... we have got a neighbour on one side having major building work done and now some new people have moved in over the road and they have completely gutted the house... Oh the noise... they are planing all the floors with doors and windows open... and they work weekends!!! Sad smile but they did put a note through apologising for the noise that would be made.. so at least that is something... but I think I am getting old... I like my peace and quiet!! LOL I'm going to put my Karaoke Christmas CD on and have a Singalong now.... it will certainly drown out the building work noise!  Winking smile
Love and Hugs


Dragonlady said...

Great card Sue, love your sparkly santa. Thanks for playing at Aud sentiments.

Hugs Ali x

Lisa Minckler said...

LOL..your post cracked me up! I think your Santa is adorable and what a perfect card for the holidays. :)

Thank you so much for playing along with us at Top Tip Tuesday!
Remember you can enter up to 3 projects and 3 tips.
Have a great one!
Lisa xx

Craftin Suzie (Susan Wykes) said...

Oh yes Sue I think I can hear you singing along here in Blackpool lol!! Your card is gorgeous and yes Santa does look like he has had a few too many glasses of sherry!! Love the pearls in the corner of your image! Have a great weekend Sue xx

Doreen said...

A beautiful card Sue,love the image and fab

Judith said...

I heard you singing Sue - all the way to Florida and back lol - I love this Santa he's gorgeous and I can see his sparklie bits!! a what a fab design - I'm looking f a Santa for my Christmas cards - this might just be him! Have a fab weekend hugs Judith xx

Jo said...

Hi Sue.......we can hear you singing too lol! Hope you're well & enjoying the weekend! Love your card, great image and doesn't he look fit to bust.....think I've had a few too many mince pies too......ooops!
Hugs Jo x

Sue said...

Yep, I can hear your singing still now Sue, maybe you should audition for Xfactor next year!!!

Your card is fabulous. I love that image and the papers and layout are brilliant.

Hugs Sue

Claire said...

I know how you feel Sue, I can't be done with noisy neighbours either, I am so sensitive to noise I think I need to live in a detached house in the middle of a field LOL! Hopefully it won't last long. I love your card and the merry Santa. Have a lovely weekend and sorry for not being around much. Hugs, Claire x

Donna Mosley said...

Beautiful card Sue, love the gorgeous image and scrummy papers. Ooh! a sing song, I might come and join you hun. :o)

Donna x

Pia S said...

Love the traditional Christmas feel of these papers:) Santa looks fantastic, all glittery and happy!

Kathleen said...

Fabulous card, great image and lovely bright papers, brilliant colouring.
Good luck with the noise, hope they stop at least on Christmas Day.

Kath x

Unknown said...

I think he's just having a rest! I love your papers, red is my favourite colour!

I hope you enjoyed Strictly - I loved the dance fusion!

Thanks for joining the Creative Card Crew challenge!


Sylvia x said...

Oh this is beautiful..what a lovely jolly santa. Thanks for sharing with us at CRAFT Challenges this week

Good Luck. Sylvia x

Maya said...

Such a wonderful card!
Love the santa ♥
Thank you so much for joning us at SC,
hugs from Maya

Unknown said...

This jolly santa is gorgeous Sue and I can definitely see the sparkles.

We love our peace and quiet too but sometimes renovations have to be done and at least you got an apology so maybe not Xmas music, put a Dylan one one and turn it up loud! lol.


Judy McKay said...

Sweet image - great colouring. Thank you for joining us at Holly Jolly's Bingo challenge this week.

Lisa xx said...

What a fun looking Santa! Brilliant card, thank you for joining us at aud sentiments xx

Jules said...

Hi Sue

A great finished card.

I bought this image a few weeks ago and really love it. I used a picture of him taken a few hours earlier on my blog yesterday LOL!!!

Our neighbours are talking of having major building work done next year .. .. I am dreading it!! Two storey extensions sound very noisy to me and I can feel the house shaking just thinking about it LOL!!!

Hope you are having a good weekend despite all that is going on.

Love Jules xx

Debs said...

Hiya Sue
Love your Jolly Happy Santa - he does look like he's had one too many lol!!!
Hope you enjoyed Strictly - the dance fusion was fabulous!!
Hope the noisy neighbours quieten down real soon.
Keep singing hun :o)
Enjoy the rest of the weekend.
Debs xx

Mary J said...

CUTE! Love his beard and the pearls make him stand out - love it Sue!

chrissy xx said...

JUst GOrgeous Sue...FABulous papers and the cutest of images..I hope he as finished his rounds lol..Good job he as Rudolph to take him home he! he!
Oh wasn't Strictly exciting could have done to watch for another hour at least...can't wait for tonight's and then I've got Rod Stewart of ITV what a lovely evening...better than a box of chocolates!

May said...

Beautiful card Sue... Love the image Your colouring is Brilliant great sparkle...Fabulous papers & design... Hugs May x x x

Ally said...

ha ha ha, I want to be near you now and hear what you will sing lol!!! I could join in and then all would be death!
love your sweet xmas card! I'm so behing with cards, will only send a few :(( Next year I will skip my friends and relatives and only make blogger cards...

Ally said...

oh, and I forgot to say:

Byebye, Alessandra


Kym's Crafty Cards said...

What a fantastic card you have made that fits in well with the Bearly Mine Challenge. Amazing. Thank you for entering and best wishes in the draw. Kym (Bearly Mine Challenge Blog Design Team)

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Great card hun, just love the image & those papers are fab!
Hope your having a great day
hugs shell xx

SusanLotus said...

This is lovely!
I love the backgroundpapers.
Hugs from a snowy and cold Sweden!
- 20 degrees and more snow coming...


June Nelson said...

Fabu;ous card Sue and what a cute lite santa, love it shug its gorgeous xxxxxx

KraftyKoolKat said...

This little chap is gorgeous. I love your colouring and layout. Hope he doesn't tire himself out before the big day!! Lol!!!

Hope the noise isn't so bad for you today.


meg said...

Hi Sue sorry to read you were unwell last week hope you are feeling better now. Love your cards for MAWTT and this one too, as always they are beautifully finished. Take care Meg

Pami said...

Super card Sue, love the layout, very clean. Great papers too! Hope your weekend hasn't been too noisy!

Wasn't strictly good last night! Kimberley was excellent. I think either Nicky or Lisa out tonight, probably Nicky!

Pami x

coops said...

so stunning sue.fabulous image and i love your colours :D

xx coops xx

Maarit at Violets Corner said...

Ooh, what a fabby Santa, the papers are simply gorgeous and give a lovely Christmas feel.

Hope you're enjoying your weekend despite the noise sweetie. I like my peace and quiet neighbour is a builder, so you can imagine some of the noise.

Warm hugs

Unknown said...

Hi Sue,
Sorry for being such a bad blogging friend...I know I haven't visited in ages. So much to do, so little time... Awww that sounds annoying with the noicy building work, I hope it getsquiet soon. I also like my peace and quietness. Fun image & card!


Ani said...

Such a beautiful Christmas card! Thank you for playing along at Creative Card Crew! Ani

Betka said...

Gorgeous card Sue! Santa looks fantastic :)
Keep warm hun hugs! (:Betka:)

Unknown said...

This is gorgeous Sue! love your papers and that image made me smile.
Hugs xx

Meighan Wheller said...

Wonderful image Sue and beautifully coloured. Love the layout of your card too! Great papers. Thanks for sharing with us at Holly Jolly. Regards Meighan

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

Hiya hun, this is so gorgeous, I love the red and white colour scheme and the image is so cute, hope you are well
Lindsay xx

Unknown said...

oh Sue your Santa looks the sweetest! What a fab card this is, with all the fine colours, papers and embellies! Just lovely, lovely! Big hugs, Ira xox

Crea-Sandra said...

What a lovely image, and the papers you used are gorgeous!
Thanks for joining us at Aud Sentiments!
Hugs Sandra

Shannon White said...

Aww, Your Santa is just Darling Sue! Love how your Fabulous coloring has brought him to life! and I am Loving your Festive dp's too! 8-)

Hope you are doing Fabulously!


cotnob said...

This is a fabulous Christmas card Sue, gorgeous image and I love your papers.
I hope you had a good weekend and enjoyed Strictly!

Janice said...

What a great snowman & a super card, lovely work, Jx

Tammy said...

Awww Sue, Santa is so cute!! Awesome coloring and I love the little pearls in the corner! Fabulous papers also!
Big Hugs, Tammy

Mau xx said...

Hi Sue, Love the card, The papers are brilliant and I just love the image.What a super Santa he is :)
thanks for card sweetie its on the mantle awaiting the big day :)
Not sure I will get any christmas cards made now :( I am gutted!
Hugs Mau xx
hope you are ok xxx

xxxtglxxx said...

Beautiful and bright - love the pop of red and white :)



Elle said...

Great Card. Thanks for playing along with us at Creative Card Crew.