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Dec 6, 2014

Believe in the Magic of Christmas

Happy St. Nicholas' Day!

I just recently received my Whiff of Joy Winter Stamp kit - my last one as a Designer for WOJ - and luckily I found some time yesterday to play :-) 
And since today is actually St. Nicholas Day, I decided to share this card with you. 

It's been stamped onto copic blending card and colored with copic markers. Sentiment is part of this cute stamp kit. It was a available as a pre-order only, I don't think it is available anymore. 
The card has been kept pretty simple. I just simply distressed the edges and added some gold cord.

What about you, do you celebrate St. Nicholas Day? Here in America my kids get a little bit of candy and usually also a pair of gloves, or maybe some fun warm socks left in their boots by the front door. When I was a child, growing up in Europe, it was quite different. St. Nicholas, we called him "Nicholaus", would actually come to our house on the evening of December 6th. I remember I had to sing a song and say a poem, then he gave us some candy and walnuts.  It was always a day I couldn't wait for although I was always scared to death of him :-)

I'd love to play in these challenges:
C.R.A.F.T. -  Christmas
Divas by Design -  Festive
 Paper Shelter Challenge -Special Celebration
Sisterhood of Crafters  - Santa Claus

Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a great Saturday, and I'll be back bright and early tomorrow with a new card. 


brenda said...

Happy St Nicholas Day to you and your family Ellie, we don't celebrate here in the UK, but I know you do.

Love your card.

B x

Lisa Minckler said...

LOL..your card is beautiful, but your post had me laughing. Happy St. Nicholas Day to you too.

Lisa said...

Happy St. Nicholas day!! What a beautiful card!! The image is so sweet!! Love the sentiment!! Have a great day :)

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Darlene said...

Fabulous coloring and design! Love the distressing ... goes perfectly with this wonderful image! Thanks so much for joining us at The Sisterhood’s SANTA challenge and please come back again soon!
one of the 'Sistahs'
The Sisterhood of Crafters

Pat K said...

Fabulous card with such a wonderful Saint Nick.
Thank you so much for celebrating our birthday with us at The Paper Shelter. hugs, Pat K x

susiestacey said...

Lovely card Ellie, sweet santa.
x Susanx

jimlynn said...

Love your coloring on this beautiful card. Delightful!

kiwimeskreations said...

Love this beautiful card - lovely design and great colouring.

Annette Allen said...

how cute.. fabulous coloring..

Scrappy Scatty said...

such a cute card
Thank you for joining us at The Paper Shelter
Love Jan

Colette said...

Fab card, great image and papers, thanks for joining us at the Paper Shelter challenge this time, good luck, hugs, Colette xx

Anna said...

Really cute card. Love the coloring.
Thanks for joining us at The Paper Shelter celebration. Best of luck.
Hugs Anna

Unknown said...

lovely card! I like the image and your colouring! Thank you for joining us on the CRAFT christmas challenge! Irene DT xx

Anonymous said...

a very sweet card and so beautifully coloured. we've never celebrated st. nicholas day.