Monday, November 27, 2017

Santa Claus is Coming to Town, Cuties Style!

That's right, bloggers, the guy in the red suit with the long white beard is on his way in less than a month!!!  It hardly seems possible to me that 2017 is almost over.  It will soon be time to start on next year's Christmas card stash!  LOL!
 
But before we get too far into the future, let's stop a minute and check out what I made for the current challenge over at the Christmas With The Cuties blog:
 
 
Let me tell you, this card did not turn out how I wanted it to!  My original plan was to have the stamped HO HO HO! all the way across the background, but I got so far with it, and then mis-stamped it.  Even using my MISTI.  Bummer.  So I decided to cover up the majority of the bottom (I had a couple of smears to cover up too), with a piece of Swiss Dots embossed red card stock.  On top of that, I added a piece of plain green cs to the border between the red and the HO HO HO!'s, which made a perfect place for my sentiment.  The HO HO HO! sentiment and the Santa come from a Hampton Art stamp and die set from Michael's.  I picked up a bunch of different sets like this last year, and this is the first I have used one of them.  Bad, huh?  My main sentiment, by Memento, was stamped in VersaFine Onyx Black, and I attempted to clear heat emboss it, as I had done with Santa, but for some reason it didn't take.  Another boo-boo, but this one I didn't fix or cover up.  I gave Santa some sparkle for his hat with Diamond Stickles.
 
Challenges:
 
12 Months of Christmas Link Up #35:  ATG or optional "Star Struck" theme
Sweet Stampers #14:  Christmas
Mix It Up #7:  ATG or optional "stenciling" twist
Winter Wonderland:  Traditional Christmas colors-- red and green
CHNC #361:  ATG or optional "use doilies" theme
Christmas Card Challenges #26 (their final challenge):  ATG or optional "candy cane" theme
Sweet Stampin':  Use your favorite Christmas color (green)
 
Well, I guess that will be all for tonight.  Time for this chickie to go to bed...after I do all this linking up, of course!  Thanks for stopping by, and God Bless!
 
~Marie~
 

13 comments:

  1. Such a jolly card. I love the PP up top too!

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  2. Lovely card Marie, such a cute Santa image and great design.

    Pat xx

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  3. What a wonderful christmas card.
    Thank you for joining us at the Sweet Stampers challenge and i hope to see you again.
    Hugs
    Kuni

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  4. Really cute! Lovely card design and smashing santa. THanks for joining us over at TMCC.
    Love n hugs
    Marie

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  5. Great card Marie, love the Santa.
    Sue x

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  6. A super card Marie. I think the red card adds to the cheeriness of your Santa even though it wasn’t how you’d planned it. I think we all get those type of cards at some time 😊 x

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  7. Hi Marie, a great image, love the stamped background behind Santa. Thank you for coming along to play with us at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends... good luck in the prize draw... have a wonderful week... Megan DT LPoCF

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  8. Fab Santa, great design and papers too... lovely card :o) Hugs, Lisa x

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  9. Your Santa card is so cute!! Thanks so much for joining us this time at the Crafty Creations challenge, Elizabeth (DT)

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  10. This is really cute! I think the design in just wonderful (I know you said it's not what you planned...but I think it turned out just right! Jill <---whose cards never seem to go the way they're planned...smile.

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  11. Super fun card. Thanks for joining us at Sweet Stampin'
    Cass xx

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  12. Deine Karte ist sooo toll! Vielen Dank für die Teilnahme bei den Sweet Stampers. LG Karina

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  13. Super cute Santa-card! Thanks for sharing your work with us at the Sweet Stampers Challenge.
    Hugs Marlene

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