Wednesday, 7 December 2011

St Nick

Had a lovely day yesterday with Maureen and her 'long suffering' - we again met half way between our respective homes at Trentham. No gardens this time - was quite a cold and grey day with some spots of rain and of course I had to keep my husband from wanting to go and fall on his bum on the ice rink ....
BUT we DID have a HUGE Christmas Lunch with the suitable Mincmeat and Apple tart for pudding, a wander round the shops and a nice day!
Have a quick card to share with you - I made one similar to this last year and I really like this stamp and so didn't need much excuse to use it!
St Nick was stamped on white pearlescent paper in Cranberry ink and the edges distressed.
I didn't have enough of the backing paper to cover the entire card so had to improvise by cutting it into two pieces and hence the snowflake border mounted onto dark red and white card which was made wide enough for the ribbon to cover and also hid the empty space on the card. I ran some white versamark ink acrossd the backing paper as it was a very deep red.
The snowflakes were lightly inked with the same cranberry colour and then I added some glossy accents and a sparkly gem.
Apart from having to wait for the glossy accents to dry this was a quick card and I also used up some scraps of paper!

Challenges -
Try it On Tuesday - Father Christmas
Creative Card Crew - Tis the Season
My Time To Craft - Vintage Christmas
Truly, Madly Crafty - Xmas Image and colours (and I hope my Cranberry qualifies!)
Addicted to Stamps - Christmas Card 


Liz's creative corner said...

Thanks for sharing your gorgeous card with us at ATSC, lovely stamped detail, hugs Liz xx

Meggymay said...

Beautiful card Viv, love the colour.Thankyou for joining in with us at TioT's this time .
Yvonne x

June Nelson said...

Wowser vivvy babe this is fabylous, the rich red is beautiful and you have just remeinded me on I have that stamp somewhere, must hunt him out, brilliant xxxx

Jackie said...

A beautiful card. I love this Santa and yet I never used him this year! Must rectify that for next year :o)
Jackie xx

coops said...

so stunning viv.i love this santa image and gorgeous classy design :D

xx coops xx

Bee and Dee said...

A great card love that Santa image. Thank you for joining us on the try it on Tuesday Challenge. Hugs Bee

Doreen said...

Love all your distressing here and what a fabulous

Teresa said...

Wow stunning christmas card, thanks for joining us at Addicted to stamps challenge. hugs Teresa xx

Mandy said...

Beautiful card Viv, I do love that Santa :)
Thanks for joining us at Addicted To Stamps for our Christmas challenge
hugs Mandy xx

A Passion For Paper said...

What a wonderful traditional Christmas card, I love it.
Thank you for sharing at MTTC
Warmest wishes, Julie Ann x

Anne said...

Lovely St Nick card!

PatR said...

Great Santa and gorgeous card. Thanks you for sharing it with us for the TioT challenge this week. xx