Thursday, December 1, 2011

SS1 Santa

I've had a little bit of time to play in my craft area, so I scanned  the blogs for a few challenges. I found a few that I would love to enter my newest card. This card is based on a sketch from the Stampin' Sisterhood Challenge SS1. What a great sketch to work with. I did a lot of new techniques "new" to me. I did some sewing, used my new edge distresser, added string and even put wood on my card. Believe it or not, all this is above what I normally do. I usually shy away from string and just use ribbon, but this card has the woodsy, country look, and it needed some of these things. I really had fun coloring with my Copics and I did have to use a CTMH marker, since I don't have a wide variety of the Copics. (Hint, hint, on my wish list). I have this stack of DCWV paper from Christmas 2010 and I just love the patterns and colors. The Santa is from a new set from Recollections and the Sentiment is from Inkadinkado Holiday Silhouettes.
Thanks for looking. Have a great day.

Challenges I plan to submit this card to:
Crimbo Crackers
Craft Your Passion #86
Cooking It Up with Katie #86
Colour Create
Stampin' Sisterhood Challenge SS1

Updated 12-09-2011     Woo Hoo, I was chosen as Sunday Sister for this challenge. I am so honored. 

15 comments:

  1. A fab Christmas card. What a fantastic Santa! Beautiful use of the challenge colours.
    Thanks for joining us at the Colour Create Challenge.
    Sharon xx

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  2. awesome cute card...love that Santa image...

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  3. Super SWEET creation!! I LOVE it!! Thanks SO much for joining us at the Stampin' Sisterhood! Have an AWESOME day!



    Enjoy Life~Javablustamper/Jacquie

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  4. What a wonderful Santa card! love the papers you used and the mixture of designs - plaid, dotted and figures! thanks for playing with the Stampin Sisterhood sketch this week!

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  5. You did an awesone job with the sketch....I just love your sweet little Santa and the beautiful papers!!! Thanks for joining us for the Stampin Sisterhood challenge!!!!

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  6. How lovely Joan, totally love your layout and colour combo! Thx for sharing with us at Pollycrafts Monday!

    Mary J x

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  7. What a fabulous image! Wonderful papers and embellishments! Beautifully colored!

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  8. Super cute, Joan! thanks for playing along with the SS challenge.

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  9. Joan...just wanted to pop around and say Hi and thank you for leaving such a kind comment and becoming a follower. All of your different techniques turned out wonderfully and this card is gorgeous. If you're new to challenges, you may want to stop by Feline Playful blog (http://felineplayful.blogspot.com)...it's kind of a clearing house of challenges.

    Shelby

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  10. This is really speaking to me! Love your vintage-country appeal along with the little jute & wooden accents.

    ~Bev

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  11. Joan this is very beautiful! Love the layers of paper and the stitching!

    Hugs,
    Elise

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  12. OOhh - do like the feel of this card! Thank you for joining in at Crimbo Crackers – hope you can join me again for the next challenge! Crimbo Crackers

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  13. Such a great Christmas card! I love all of the details.

    Congrats on being this week's Stampin' Sister!

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  14. FAbulous!! Love the image and papers! Thanks for playing along with us at Colour Create this fortnight, Juliexx

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