Tuesday, 14 September 2010

ABC Christmas & Creatice Inspirations #77

Hi girls, nice to have you here on my blog for a look see. I hope you find something you like here. The weather has really gone for a burton here - heavy rain and winds. has our Indian summer gone for good? Ah well it's all a good excuse for spending time in the craftroom and I have Kathleen from The Daisy Chain visiting this afternoon so that will be fun.
I made this card for entering into two challenges. ABC Christmas - "S" is for Santa. the twist was that There was to be no Red on Santa. Now that really was a challenge - it just doesn't seem right does it? Secondly, Creative Inspirations where the call was for "Lace and Sparkle". There was another challenge that asked for "Transportation" and I wondered if it would qualify for that if I claimed that Santa's sleigh was parked just out of the picture LOL. Thought that might be a bit of a stretch though.
I decided to go for a card with a distressed look. I used Magnolia's "Santa Delivering Presents" and coloured him using my Copics.I layered him on top of my Magnolia background stamp "Silent Night". The papers are the back side of Basic Grey's "Eskimo Kisses - Finial" and some Bo Bunny scraps. The lace, pearls and glitter are from my stash. Looking at it now I wonder if the lace ribbon should be wider - opinions please. The glitter has no come out terribly well on the photograph but believe me it is there. The snowflakes were made using a Martha Stewart punch.
I hope you might have an extra minute to leave a comment to let me know what you think of this card. I love to read your views.
Thank you for calling in and taking time to visit. Enjoy your day and stay safe and healthy.
Love and Hugs,

32 comments:

  1. Hi FIONA
    Hope you are well..i have been away for a week so blogging...love this card..i know what you mean about the red hat ...
    Hugs
    sylvie xx

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  2. Hi hun
    stunning card, luv the colours on this, luv the distress look,lovely papers & flowers, hi William, sue,x

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  3. beautiful card fiona I love the papers
    hugs lia

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  4. Beautiful card love the colour choice.
    Louise xx

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  5. Morning fiona,really love this card,what a change to see santa in something other than red :-) the distressed look really suits the papers and i think the lace looks perfect...love it:-)

    Wet and windy here in lincolnshire too today :-(

    sue
    xx

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  6. Me thinks the lace is fine hun, perhaps a bit of thicker organza to match behind it. . .
    Gorgeous card though, with or without the thicker lace/ribbon! Loving Santa in Blue. I think he was originally green before Coca-Cola put him in a red suit to match their company colour for the adverts. Blue looks great on Santa.
    Weather is off colour here too. Just had a shower - and I was going to do some washing too! Ugh, just have to use the dryer again.
    Take care hun,
    Hugs,
    Teri xx

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  7. Oh my Fiona on just reading your comment about the rain the heavens have opened here argh!!! just in time for school as well!!! Beautiful card and love your twist on Santa and you've pulled off the distressed look perfectly! Have a good day and hope you stay dry x

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  8. Gorgeous card Fiona - I struggled with that challenge too - Santa has to be red! LOL. I think we have your weather today hun - wet and windy. Have a good day. Hugs, Claire x

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  9. It was coca cola who made santa red, your colours look amazing, love the muted colours such a vintage feel. Wonderful image and a wonderful card.
    janex

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  10. Talk about mutual admiration society!!! I LOVE this card Fiona, you really made Santa with NO red work - well done!

    Judi xxx

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  11. Love the distressed look on your card. Looking forward to seeing you and William this afternoon. Hugs. Kathleen x

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  12. Lovely card hun! Thanks for joining in this week at Creative Inspirations Wednesday Challenge Blog! xxx

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  13. HI Fiona - wow love this distressed look- different from your usual style - but just as fabulous. The silent night music manuscript is a great idea
    Lisa ;)

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  14. Didn't notice anything about the lace till you mentioned it lol. Looks fab, just a nice little bit of texture and the Santa is so gorgeous.
    Pinky

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  15. So beautiful Fiona, I really love the vintage feel. Fabulous papers and image. I got me a santa recently, one from JS...I hadn't been too keen on some of her stuff recently but these new images she's got out for christmas are so cute...
    Hope your feeling ok, bet your like my Mum and have your on and off days. Hope your not as silly as my Mum and push yourself when your feeling well. My Mums a mare for that, and ends up bedridden at times. I know its frustrating being held back by illness and when you do feel a little relief it's most likely you would like to get stuck into something. The one of my Mums good days I caught her trying to move the TV...I couldn't say much, she was just happy to be able to do it but as you can guess she was in agony later...

    I don't know how you feel Fiona, I can only say as a person who knows someone in your position....but I do think about how hard it must be

    Take care
    x
    Vicky

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  16. Love the vintage, distressed look Fiona. Santa beautifully coloured and just as nice in other colours. Love the lace, looks fine to me.

    Have a lovely afternoon. Take care,

    Kat xx

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  17. What a beautiful card Fiona. Love the image and the vintage feel!
    Clairexx

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  18. Beautiful card Fiona,I love the image and the colours.
    So gorgeous papers.

    Hugs Riet.xx

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  19. Oooohh love this gorgeously vintage card Fiona! Adore the Santa, fab distressing, gorgeous papers and lace and great layout too! Perfect!
    Kelly.x

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  20. Hi Fiona, love this christmas card,the colours are really lovely! xx jo xx

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  21. Wow, This is stunning, very vintage and distressed and I just love that background stamp, I thought it was DP, just fab!!

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  22. Hello Auntie Fiona
    This is a lovely card looks like santa has just come down a sooty chimmney. Your papers are just amazing. Lots of love to you both Carol xx

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  23. Fiona its is lovley!! You have done so well creating a card with Santa & no red - I love it!!
    Angela x

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  24. What a beautiful card Fiona....:)

    Hugd Thea

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  25. Brilliant card hunny! love Santa he's so cute and the way you have distressed the papers too! thanks for joining in with us on the ABC Christmas Challenge, Samantha :0)

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  26. Beautiful vintage holiday card! I love this!! Hope you feel better soon, I am sick too!
    Hugs
    Jodi =)

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  27. Beautifully coloured image and love the dp too. Thanks for joining in with us on ABC Christmas

    Jayne xx

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  28. What a lovely and different christmas card - looks good in non-trad colours. I think the ribbon is just fine.
    Linbyx

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  29. Gorgeous card Fiona :-) I love this Santa ,, very cute and the papers and colours you used are fab :-)

    thanks for joining us on the ABC Christmas Challenge :-)
    luv
    Lols x x x

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  30. Gorgeous card!
    Thanks for joining us at the ABC Christmas Challenge!
    Helen x

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  31. a fabulous festive Santa! thanks for joining in the fun with us on the ABC Christmas blog.
    hugs, annie x

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  32. No red on Santa!? that IS a challenge but you've managed brilliantly! Love this! It has a lovely vintage feel. xxD

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Fiona x