Thursday, 16 June 2011

Here comes Santa

Today has turned out differently to how I thought it would. I started off the day going over to a friend's to sort out her computer - a successful time, so that was good.

John was meant to be going off to a bowls match today, so I had planned to have a crafting day with no interruptions - ha ha - the bowls match was rained off ... meanwhile the driver who was going to take him by car to Rochester for the match had already turned up here, so he came in for a cuppa and a chat ...

So I haven't got on with any of the things I'd planned and here I am making a Christmas card instead!

It's no secret that I love making Christmas cards (that's why I started my Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge blog - if you haven't visited yet, I'd love to see you there), so, when I saw that this week's DCM challenge was 'Father Christmas' how could I resist (even if I have left it till the last day!).

The background snowmen paper is BG jovial, the swirly red foiled card is from a QVC kit from a couple of years ago and the stamped image is Hero Arts jolly Santa, coloured with copics.

I've used the sketch for Inkspirations 73:

This is also for:

Winter wonderland: swirls and pearls
Christmas stampin all year long: babes in toyland - card to give to a child
Irish teddy's: Christmas is coming, Christmas is ...
Just add ink 72: just add some colouring in
Totally stampalicious: anything goes
Delightful: anything goes
Southern girls 21: anything goes
Papertake weekly: anything goes
Deep ocean challenge 1: anything goes
Whoopsi Daisy: make it free and easy
Cardmakin mamas 22: with a child or for a child
Top tip Tuesday 38: open challenge


  1. This is gorgeous! I love the metallic paper and the Father Christmas looks brilliant!

    jo x

  2. Great card, love the santa & the Dp is fab!

    Thank you for sharing with us at Delightful Challenges this week, good luck!
    Hugs Shell xx

  3. A wonderful card Hazel - thanks for joining in with us this week at Daring Cardmakers.

    Lynda xxx

  4. I saw your project on *Take it Mobday* and I am charmed with it! Love the color of your card and that darling image!

  5. Wow - I think you definitely won "most challenges entered with one card" ;-) Love the snowmen paper!

  6. Thanks for joining in with The Daring Cardmakers' Father Christmas challenge this week

  7. what a cute santa
    Thanks for linking up to Make it Monday
    Lisa x
    Don't forget......... if you leave a comment on another entry, mention that you saw their card on "Make It Monday" for a chance at second prize. The more entries you comment on the more chance you have of winning second prize.

  8. A lovely card, that snowman paper is so cute! Thanks for sharing with us at The Daring Cardmakers this week!

  9. Love the BG DP and good on you for getting some Christmas cards done early. Thanks so much for joining us at Inkspirations this week :)

  10. Beautiful card! Thanks for playing with us at WhoopsiDaisy. Hugs...Mona

  11. Brilliant card - Love that backing :)

    Thanks for joining in with our 'Open Challenge' this week over at Top Tip Tuesday :)
    Good Luck.

    Carol x

  12. Oooh, I love the sparkly paper Hazel. Thanks so much for playing at WHOOPSI DAISY.:)

  13. Love that swirly red foil paper. Gonna have to look that one out!! Love the card Hazel.

    Annette xx
    I design for StampFairy, One Stop Craft Challenge, Incy Wincy Challenge, 2 Sisters Challenge, Top Tip Tuesday

  14. Fabulous card thank you for joining us at SFCC this time good luck xx

  15. Great chrissy card ...

    Thanks for sharing your creation with Make It Monday.
    Don't forget......... if you leave a comment on another entry, mention that you saw their card on "Make It Monday" for a chance at second prize. The more entries you comment on the more chance you have of winning second prize.

  16. Lovely card! Thanks for taking part in the SFCC xx

  17. Gorgeous card Hazel!! SO joyful and warm this work, perfect for Christmas!
    Thank you for joining us at Deep Ocean, hope to see you again soon!
    Don't forget to come later to discover who is the winner, he could be you!


  18. What a lovely card, love the design and your image. Thanks for playing with us at Going Grey with Scrap Creations, hugs, Frances.

  19. Great Christmas card! thanks for sharing it with the Southern Girls! Have a great week,Julie.x

  20. Hi there - lovely papers & those gold swirls are just to die for!Thanks for playing at Card makin Mamas & good luck,

  21. Another fab card Hazel.

    Thank you for joining us this month over at Sparkles Christmas Challenges.


    Joanne x


Your comments are very much appreciated