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4/16/2017

Christmas Card Club - Challenge 8

Hi and welcome to Challenge 8 of our 2017 Christmas Card Club, a group of card makers who share a card every 2 weeks. One of the group selects a challenge theme, and we create with that theme. So...this week our team mate Valery (ValeryAnne Designs) picked the theme of 'Humourous'. Now, Mrs. A happens to be the Queen of Recycled Christmas cards, which she always showcases in unusual and lovely ways, so I can't wait to see what she will show us for this challenge.

As you know, I've been in a sorting, moving, finding mode for a while; found the focal image of today's card in a box and decided it would work for 'humorous'. With a few strips of snippets paper, a snippets sort of image, the card rather made itself. I'm still not sure what I think of it,  but at least some of the VOS got used up. And I quite like Santa - just not sure about the background.




Don't know what company made the stamp, but  remember it's an old wooden image, colored with copics, and WoS. The mat die is a S/B scallop die, but not sure of the one used for Santa; rather think it's an inner decorative part of a labels die..

- strips of snippets were cut and glued down to make the background, and decided that using the border strip would suffice for a sentiment.

The card is basically 5x5, but trimmed just a scosh..(do you know that word? It means just a teeny, tiny, teeny bit!)

Do check out what my team members will be sharing for this challenge. Their blogs links are listed in the right side bar.

Hope you've have a splendid weekend, and Happy Easter. Hugs & Blessings.

35 comments:

Valerija said...

Wonderful card with such a cute image and beautiful paper.
Have a great Easter weekend.
Valerija xx

Sue said...

Hi Mary, I love your Christmas card.

Hope you have a lovely Easter Sunday. Sue

Rainey's Craft Room said...

Such a cute and fabulous little Santa, he's rather in need of some TLC with his patchy red suit and present sack, perhaps Mrs Claus is on her winter holiday :)
Lorraine

scrAPpamondo said...

I like very much how this background matches with the topper, Mary!! So happy and different look! Beautiful colouring and the strip of dp is a perfect sentiment!
I wish you and your family a very joyful Easter!
Hugs!

dutchess said...

happy easter Mary...
a great fun card with that fabulous santa.....xxxx

Rita said...

Fabulous card Mary. Love the image of poor old Santa being weighed down with his sack. Suits the bill perfectly for this challenge. Happy Easter. Hugs Rita xxxxxx

Christine Harrop said...

What a lovely sweet and jolly Santa Mary! Lovely image. Happy Easter to you both! Hugs Christine xx

Marilyn said...

Beautiful! Happy Easter!

Shona Erlenborn said...

What a jolly little Santa! Fun image and the sentiment works out great with the background too. Wonderful snippet card!

Pam said...

I love the cute patchwork Santa and you colored him perfectly! Darling card!
Pam
scrap-n-sewgranny.blogspot.com

Birgit said...

This is a cute Santa! I think the background d works well and I like the Merry Christmas snippet at the bottom. Happy Easter!

cotnob said...

A fabulous Christmas card Mary, such a super Santa image.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob
x

Shaz Brooks said...

Lovely image Mary, and a great take on the subject. Love the colouring, and I think the backing paper works well. Hugs, Shaz XxX

Zoe Tant said...

What a jolly chap and a lovely card Mary. Certainly put a smile on my face. Zx

Verna Angerhofer said...

That is a cute Christmas card. I have not even ventured into that holiday yet. LOL

Bonnie said...

I love this Santa! Beautifully colored! I'm in awe of your Copic coloring of red!

cuilliesocks said...

Fabulous card Mary and it all works together, lovely santa image and lovely bright colours, hope you've had a lovely Easter, Kate x

Mrs A. said...

I love the background papers for your happy little Santa. His bag looks chock full of goodies. such super bright colours you've chosen, can't help but smile at him. Hugs Mrs A.

Daffodil Cards said...

Santa AND his background papers are just perfect, fun and visually beautiful, a SUPER Christmas card. I really must start LOL.
Hope you are having a good Easter.
Faith
x

Redanne said...

He is a very jolly Santa with that big sack on his back, I love the background you created for him. Your colouring, as always, is wonderful. Hope you are having a wonderful Easter weekend. Hugs, Anne xx

Kathleen said...

What a lovely cheery image and some really lovely papers and super card.

Kath x

crafty-stamper said...

Great Santa image through looking slightly threadbare lol -the B.paper looks fine
Carol x

Carol said...

Happy Easter Mary. What a jolly little Santa..he makes such a fun card. Well done on using all your bits and pieces too. Carol x

Loll said...

Adorable Santa, Mary. Love the patches on his bag! :) This is really a fun Christmas card. Hope you are having a lovely Easter weekend. xx

Pat said...

This is a great fun image Mary and the background papers go really well and the sentiment tape is a lovely finishing touch too. x

Princess Judy Palmer said...

What a fun image with a sort of quirky Santa that is bound to put a smile on the recipients face. I like the background patterns. They add to your card.

Nancy Stislow said...

Your coloring on this is outstanding! What a talent you have in that area and love your layouts always complimenting your work! This had to take a while to color too! Great card, Mary!

Granmargaret said...

Lovely card

Pippa said...

What a jolly Santa. Great card Mary.

Donna said...

Stunning card Mary, like the deep colors, and great image!

Stampsnob. said...

Sorry Mary I can't look at Christmas today HAPPY EASTER...Lis

Kim Heggins said...

Adorable...love your sweet homespun Santa and that cute patchwork red suit is perfect!

Olga Fink said...

Such a fabulous Christmas card!
xoxo Olga

Petra Swart said...

Oh, your Santa is so cute with his patched bag, Mary and I love the little stars!!!! You have given your image a wonderful bg and it was so clever to do the sentiment with the border strip!!! A very sweet Christmas card!!!!
Hugz

Brenda said...

What a cute Christmas card Momma Mary, I do so love that Santa image!! I am totally loving the background and think it looks great! So I hope it grows on you too. Hugs, Brenda