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. 


  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

  2. awesome cute that Santa image...

  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

  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!

  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!!!!

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

    Mary J x

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

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

  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 ('s kind of a clearing house of challenges.


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


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


  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

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

    Congrats on being this week's Stampin' Sister!

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