Monday, 6 December 2010

Silver Santa ATCs

The ATC swap for December on BF forum is 'S' - anything with the letter 'S', so I've done my ATCs with a Santa stamped and heat embossed with detail silver - and, of course, there are also some snowflakes there.

I've used one of my all-time favourite stamps - Rubber Stampede 'Santa collage'.

I'm a bit miffed that I didn't get a better photo, but I was in a hurry because the girl who comes to do our cleaning said she would take post for me, so I wanted to get them done in time. I'm still not able to get out. The snow began to thaw on Saturday and yesterday, but last night turned very cold again with freezing fog and today the temperature hasn't risen. We are right near to a bus stop, but the pavements to get there are very snowy and icy, so I can't risk going out.

Anyway, back to the ATCs - the stamped images are mounted on to silver mirri card, which is always difficult to photograph - so, where you see black it really is silver and the embossing sparkles.

Once Goldie had taken them to the post, I made another similar one to try and get a better photo but, although it does show the sparkle etc, it does look a bit as if Santa is a ghost! It looks much better irl.

I'm linking for these challenges:

Kenny K's krafty girlz 22: monochromatic
PaperPlay 48: monochrome
Southern girls 7: it's heating up - heat embossing
I did it 32: vintage Christmas
Fiskarettes: vintage Christmas
Wild orchid 11: an old fashioned Christmas
Tuesday taggers: jolly old St Nick - sponsored by The Craft Barn
Let's ink it up 7: Christmas - twist: add sparkle/bling
There she goes 84: bring on the bling
Mixed media Monday: 'tis the season
Paper players 27: Christmas theme
Created by hand: Christmas countdown
2 sisters 16: sparkly Christmas
Challenge up your life 33: Christmas
Secret crafter Saturday 112: Christmas
ECP 27: Christmas
Stamp n doodle: anything goes winter challenge
Bunny Zoe: Christmas, but not a card
Crafty pad 100: anything goes
Craft yout passion 35: anything goes
Top tip Tuesday 12: anything goes
Fussy & fancy 25: anything but a card
Sunday stamper: wonderful Christmas time
Sundays with Crissy 12: Christmas is coming


  1. I know what you mean about IRL, I did this image in gold and I could never get the picture to look as good as the card...I know your card is lovely and lots of sparkle!

  2. This is simply gorgeous.. Thanks for joining us at KKKG this week.. Hugs, Linda

  3. love the sparkle.
    wish I could see it up close and personal
    thanks for sharing with Created Byhand

  4. Love all the sparkle!
    Thank you for sharing with us at Craft Your Passion this week, good luck! Hugs Shell xx

  5. Stunning work and so elegant. Thanks for playing along with us at LIIU, good luck. Suzanne x

  6. LOVE that stamp, one of my faves! thanks forjoinin in with the Sunday sTamper x

  7. Beautiful. Thanks for sharing with I Did It Creations.

  8. Super Atcs, its a great stamp. Thankyou for joining us at Tuesday Taggers this week.

  9. gorgeous batch of cards Hazel! Thanks for joining in our Vintage Christmas challenge this week at I Did it Creations! Gemma :)
    P.s. Check out my yummy blog candy here, closes 12/12!!

  10. Great ATC's Hazel, and even more amazing the number of challenges you managed to include :-) Diane

  11. very nice. I'll have to check out your list of challenges and make sure I've got all of them BIG GRIN

  12. Really lovely ATC's this image is a favorite of mine:-) Thank you for joining us at Sundays with Crissy this week

  13. These are very STUNNING.....I really love that Santa stamp and have been wanted to get it. I know what you mean about silver not good in photos....I just bet these are fab IRL.
    Thank you for joining us at Stamp N Doodle this week and hope that you will show us more of your creative things for the next challenge.

    Linda - DT Stamp N Doodle

  14. Gorgeous ATCs!! I love this Santa, he looks so vintage!
    Thanks for joining us at Sunday's With Crissy!
    Jodi =)

  15. Greta your choice of monochrome colours. Thanks for sharing your talent at Paper Play this week and good luck!
    Alicia xx

  16. Gorgeous work, i love that stamp!
    Thanks for joining us at LIIU and good luck
    Claire xx

  17. your atc's are fabulous Hazel, really striking...thanks for joining in with the Bunny Zoe's Crafts monthly challenge
    Mina xxx

  18. Wow! What a Beautiful Creations! Thanks for Joining The Crafty Pad 100th Challenge this week! Hugz Sal xx

  19. This is a great image! Love the embossing! Thanks for playing at Let's Ink It Up!

  20. Oh I love your Santa ATCs, what a great stamp and your design is fab!

  21. Very nice CAS ATC design. Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion.

  22. Beautiful design! love the vintage santa!

  23. Great Santa! Thanks for joining us at Fussy & Fancy!


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