Sunday, 12 October 2014


Christmas is creeping up, and not so slowly!  Where did the year go? 

I am having to do my technology homework this year...Daisy is at THAT age!  It's so confusing.  I think games consoles are definitely a man thing, or definitely not a ME thing at least.  I'm definitely going to have to rely on outside advice for this one!

Anyway, here's today's card...

 The image is Santa With A Tree from Sugarnellie, stamped onto Papermill Direct white linen card & coloured with Faber Castell Polychromo Pencils.   He is so cute and jolly.    The papers are one of the Christmas stacks from DCWV.  The red cardstock is Coredinations "Heartfelt".  I glittered his suit using glossy accents and glamour dust.  The heart die is a Quickutz (number QRS0003).  The buttons are from SonasMade.

 Here are the polychromo colours...

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Christmas Card For A Child - Sparkles Christmas Challenge
Christmas Card - Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas Challenge
Anything Goes - Crafty Hazelnuts Patterned Paper
Anything Goes - Sparkle N Sprinkle
Anything Goes - Dragons Lair Designs Challenge
Something Suitable For A Child - Craft For The Craic
Sugarnellie Stamp - The Sugar Bowl
Christmas - The Crafty Bloggers Network
Anything Goes - Scribble & Scrap Challenge
Anything Goes - Crafty Sentiments
Buttons - Tuesday Throwdown
Christmas In October - Deep Ocean Challenge
Sketch -  - Die Cuttin Divas
Christmas - Digi Choosday
Anything Goes - Loves Rubber Stamps Challenge
Anything Goes - Aud Sentiments
Anything Goes - Kraftin Kimmie
Anything Goes - The Stamping Chef
Lots of Layers - Milk Coffee Challenge
Christmas - C.R.A.F.T. challenge
R for Rectangle - Alphabet Challenge Blog
Die cut - Aloha Friday Challenge
Anything Goes - Sister Act Card Challenge
Something New - Nutcrafters - Santa stamp
Photo Inspiration - Festive Friday - red and white with a wee bit of green
Anything Goes - Creative Fingers Challenge

Thanks so much for looking
Keep Smiling!


Natalie said...

Lovely christmas card, Ruth. I love the Santa. :)
Thanks for playing along in the Sister Act Card Challenge.

Wendy Russell said...

Gorgeous card and beautifully coloured. Thanks for joining us at Digi Choosday Wendy (DT).xx

Trimgym said...

Lovely creation, thank you for joining us this week at CRAFT Challenge this week and good luck!
We would love you to also check out our DT call and apply if you feel this is something for you as we are looking for some talented and friendly crafter to join our DT Team.

Jo and the CRAFT Team.

L.B. said...

way to get ahead. cute card. thansk for playing with DCD

Ardyth Percy-Robb said...

This is a really fun, whimsical card! I love that you can see the texture of the cardstock in the colouring. So glad you joined us at Festive Friday!

Nikki Stalker said...

Cute card. Thanks for playing along at Loves Rubberstamps.


Nancy Thomas said...

Love those festive Christmas colors. A really fun card. And yes, the season seems to be closing in fast on us, doesn't it? Thank you so much for joining The Sugar Bowl challenge.

Juls said...

Cute card, thanks so much for sharing it with us in the sugar bowl, hugs Juls :-) xx

Gerda said...

What a gorgeous card!! Love the Santa image and the pretty papers you used!! Thanks for joining us at DCD this week!

Anne Temple said...

This is such a cute Christmas card. Love the jolly Santa image and his glittery trim on his coat. So glad you shared it with us for the Sparkle N Sprinkle Creative Challenge.

Tammy said...

Adorable card Ruth, I love that Santa image and the fabulous papers! Thanks for joining us at Alphabet Challenge Blog!

Sarah said...

Very cute card! I really like that background paper, too! Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Throwdown this week!

Blankina said...

Ho ho ho..great Santa card. Welcome back at LOVES RUBBERSTAMPS, thanks for joining in, good luck and please join our next challenge too,
Hugs Blankina

Emily Lauritzen said...

Love all the sparkle on his suit!!
Thanks so much for joining us at Tuesday Throwdown!!
<3 Emily L. - DT

Pat said...

Super card, thanks for sharing at Alphabet Challenge.

Pat xx

butlersabroad said...

Lovely card Ruth, he's so cute and jolly! Great sparkles and I love the bright papers too. Thanks so much for playing along with us at Sparkles Christmas this month, good luck and hope to see you again.

Sparkles DT

Basslady said...

a marvellous card!

thanks so much for playing along with us at CRAFT-Challenge!


Hugs and kisses from germany,

silvi xoxo

ellen s. said...


Debbie said...

Really lovely this new Santa stamp.Thanks for joining in with us at Nutcrafters.good luck.hugs Debbie x

Stéphanie Beauchemin said...

very cute! Thanks for entering a challenge at Kraftin' Kimmie stamps :)

Creations by Shirl said...

Cute Santa Christmas card! Thanks for joining us over at KBD challenge~

Sandra H said...

Oh this is just the cutest card ever what a lovely image and just is perfect for our challenge over at “ Sparkles Christmas Challenge For a Child “ good luck and hope to see you again next time Dt Member Sandra H xx

Anjie said...

Lovely card. Thanks for joining us in our Christmas challenge at Digi Choosday
Anjie (DT Team Leader)

Mary said...

What a sweet Santa. He looks as though he's all geared up for Christmas. Very nice card! Wonderful pairing of patterned papers. Thank you for joining the Sparkles Christmas Challenge! See you again soon, I hope!

Geri said...

Awww...he's awful sweet, Ruth! Such a festive card! Great use of the sketch! THanks so much for joining us at Festive Friday!

Eithne said...

Beautiful card :) lovely Christmas colours :) thank you for joining our challenge this month over at Craft for the Craic.
PS we are having a giveaway this month, check it out

Julie said...

Such a fun holiday card. Glad you joined us at Aud Sentiments
Julie T

Angelique said...

Gorgeous card, lovin that heart and the image bein stamped on linen paper, gives it a nice texture
Thank you for joining us at Scribble & Scrap

Huggsss, Angelique
Scribble & Scrap Store

Vanessa Hodgson said...

Lovely colourful card, thank you for entering the Dragon's Lair Design challenge - Vanessa DT xx

E. Marie said...

Wonderful Christmas card. Thank you for sharing in the Sparkle N Sprinkle October Creative Challenge.

Hazel said...

Thank you for sharing your lovely crafting for my CHNC challenge extra for October and my Patterned Paper October challenge - hope to see you again soon x

Susan Renshaw said...

Love the Santa and all the other elements! Thanks for sharing with Dragons Lair!