Nov 21, 2020

Santa Claus is Coming to Town

Hello and welcome! 

I normally would share my design team card for Allsorts challenge with you on Saturdays, but unfortunately I had to make the decision to leave the design team. There have been some technical difficulties with my card uploads and nothing I tried was of any help. When it happened again with my new card uploads I figured it must be an ongoing issue (whatever may have caused it) and I decided to step down. There is only so much research I can do about computer problems and it's been starting to frustrate me. Luckily I haven't had any issues on my personal blog so I will of course continue sharing here. 

So this card was actually made for Allsorts (before my upload issues started) for Mervi's fun theme of Santas, Angels and Elves and I had so much fun looking through my stamps to decide which Santa image to use. I actually colored up a few but haven't made them all into cards yet. 

This specific Santa stamp is from a set by Craft UK several years old. I have no idea where it was originally sold, as I found this set on eBay. I think this Santa Claus is so fun with his penguin friend. 


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I've been re-discovering my love for colored pencils, so this image has been stamped using  Versafine Onyx ink on  Bristol Vellum paper then colored with Faber Castell Polychromos pencils. I find Versafine Onyx does not smear at all when using colored pencils on Bristol Paper, while my usual Versafine Clair needs to be heat set or clear embossed. 


I fussy cut the image to use on the design using my Cutterbee scissors. For the background I decided to use some dotted pattern paper and a stitched border die (old - similar set) was used to make a snowy hill. 

The sentiment is from an old clear Penny Black Set - Holly Jolly. I added red grosgrain ribbon and a mini strip of striped pattern paper from my stash to finish off the card. 


Products Used:
Image stamp by Craft UK // Sentiment Penny Black Holly Jolly // Faber Castell Polychromos Pencils // Similar Stitched Border Die Set // Grosgrain Ribbon Option// Pattern Papers from Stash // Wink of Stella Clear Glitter Brush // Cutterbee Scissors //  Versafine Onyx Ink // Tombow Mono Multi Glue // Bristol Vellum Paper

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Thanks so much for taking the time to visit!

I'm linking up here:

Always Fun Challenges - Anything Goes // Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge  - Happy Holidays // Crafty Catz - Christmas // As You Like It Challenge - Snowmen or Penguis & Why (Penguins because I find them to be such unique animals, but can't deny that I also love working with snowmen stamps) // Cardz 4 Galz - Cute Christmas // C.R.A.F.T. - Christmas // Craft Rocket Challenges - Christmas // Crimbo Crackers - Christmas // Simon Says Stamp Wednesday - Christmas // Allsorts Challenge - Santas, Elves and Angels

28 comments:

  1. That's a double bummer! Having upload issues and having to step down! :( I loveeeeeeeeee this card! LOVING that Santa!!!!!

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    1. Thanks so much, Julie. Sometimes technology can be a real pain!

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  2. That came out great. I like the penguin holding the mistletoe.

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  3. That turned out lovely! I love that stamp set and your coloring/ cutting job is just amazing. Pinned.

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  4. A really super image and background, great colouring too.

    Kath x

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  5. Love the cute image and beautifully coloured.Thank you for joining us at Craft Rocket
    Carol DT x

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  6. Sad that this tech stuff happened Ellie. Lovely cute card though,thank you for joining us at Allsorts

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    1. It's annoying for sure but nice to still join you all even if it's from "the other side" :-)

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  7. It's a gorgeous card Ellie and so pleased you shared it with us especially as it was intended for Allsorts anyway. I spent lots of time looking for solutions and did find others with similar issues but none seemed to offer any practical help.

    B x

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    1. Thanks so much Brenda. My head started to spin trying to resolve the issues daily.

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  8. A gorgeous card, very cute penguin and fabulous colouring. Thank you for joining in at As You Like It. Lynne DT

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  9. Adorable card! Love our coloring
    Have a great day!
    Marilyn💖

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  10. Your cards are lovely, and I'll still be following your blog.

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  11. A wonderful card, love the fun image. CarolG

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  12. It's really weird that your picture format works on your blog but not on Allsorts. But it's lucky I can still follow your wonderful work here.

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  13. So sad what happened, but glad to see your gorgeous card here. Cute Santa image and wonderful colouring. Thanks❤️

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