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Wednesday, 25 September 2013

Christmas at Sweet Stampin' Challenge #10


our challenge is "Here comes Santa"
and we are lucky enough to be sponsored by
Funky Kits

Best matey, Julie, and I went to Alexandra Palace last Sunday.  I told myself I would not buy any image stamps or any papers and I lied!!!  I would have lied to an even greater degree but I ran out of money before I had collected all of the items on my wish list.  This was due to purchasing a large number of items that weren't on the list but my fun shopping spree did motivate me to make quite an elaborately decorated card and we had the added advantage of bumping in to some lovely craft buddies too.  It was great to see you - Debby, Doreen and Nikki.

Having bought these Craft Works papers it would have been churlish not to use them and I also made use of a new Clarity Cloud Mask for the background to my sweet Magnolia Santa with Lantern.  Santa was coloured with Copics and Promarkers.  I think my lack of crafting over the summer has really damaged my colouring abilities and this was my second effort.

I went a bit overboard with my embellishments which comprise two different Memory Box pine needle dies (oops, I bought a new one and then remembered I already had a similar one at home), a Cheery Lin holly and berry die and a new grungy sentiment from LOTV in addition to ribbon and the stocking button from my stash.   Santa's furry bits have been flocked - something I need a little practice with methinks but I'm pleased with my card and I'm even motivated to do a spot of the "T word" in my Craft Croft tomorrow.  I'll let you know how I get on.  In the meantime, grab those Santa images and join in with our challenge.  My fellow CASSettes have certainly provided loads of lovely inspiration - do check out their blogs...

And as I'm getting back into the swing of things, I'm going to enter my card into a couple of challenges...
Totally Gorjuss - 202 "Dotty"
Winter Wonderland - "The Holly and the Ivy"; and
Simply Magnolia - "Die cuts and punches"

13 comments:

Bea und Doreen said...

fabby christmas card Lesley. The image is adorable
Hugs
Doreen xx

debby4000 said...

Love your cute and gorgeous Christmas card. I think you colouring was perfect. Good to meet up with at Ally Pally we must do it again.
luv
Debby

Louise said...

Very cute card, great layout and details. Thanks for joining us at Simply Magnolia for our challenge
hugs Louise

McCrafty's Cards said...

Gorgeous Christmas card Lesley, i like the adorable Santa image and the design,
Kevin xx

Tracy said...

I think you're being to hard on yourself. The card is wonderful and each and every one of those embellishments fits just perfectly. Hugs!

heidy said...

Oh what a beautiful card Lesley!!
XXX Heidy

downrightcrafty said...

gorgeous creation, just perfect for our challenge at the Winter Wonderland
Hugs Kate xx

Mrs A. said...

This certainly isn't lacking in Christmas cheer. It's a lovely card and nout wrong with your colouring either. Hugs Mrs a.

Dawn said...

A little shopping spree is always good for some extra motivation :) Your card is gorgeous - I love the cloudy background and your colouring looks amazing. Beautiful details.

Hugs, Dawn

coops said...

so gorgeous lesley.stunning santa and i love your design and colours :D

xx coops xx

Gemma said...

Beautiful card hun and thank you for popping by mine and leaving such a sweet comment on my challenge card recently...means a lot!!
hugs and xxx
Gemma

julieprice3 said...

Beautifully done my friend, love your Santa
Hugs Julie P

Faye Wynn-Jones said...

Mrs A went to Ally Pally too, I am surprised the place was able to take the abuse the three of you must have inflicted upon it! Awesome card. Luuuurverly colours x