Sunday, 5 December 2010


I've had this stamp for a couple of years and it's never lost it's appeal. I stamped image with Cranberry ink, then distressed the edges and ran the ink pad across to define the edge before mounting it onto dark red card. The background paper I bought in a local crafts shop - a bargain as it was only 15p for an A4 sheet!
The ribbon is from Papermania and I've had it a while. It just seemed to blend in with the paper and image so I was glad to finally use it up.
The snowflake edge was done using a Martha Stewart punch and was sent to me by Maureen as were the punched out snowflakes. I ran the same ink pad over them all before adding the two 'sparklies' to the large flakes and covering with glossy accents.
Challenges -
Totally Papercrafts - Xmas Punches
Corrosive Challenges - Red and White
Xmas Card Challenges - Monochrome
Saturday Challenge - Christmas
Sew Many Challenges(my second entry this weeked!) - Snowflakes
Stampin Vacation - Monochromatic RedsTuesday Taggers - Jolly Old St Nick


Always with a Sentiment said...

Hello Viv. WOW, this is just so beautiful and very striking. Love it all, perfect. Happy crafting.
With love, Sandra xx

Meggymay said...

Love both your cards Viv, gorgeous santa.

Jane (Carroll's Creations) said...

Fabulous Christmas card

Thanks for joining us on SCSC :)

Hugs Jane x

StephC said...

I absolutely adore the Santa image! I can see why it doesn't lose its appeal. Beautiful card! Thanks for playing along with us at the CCC blog this week!

Anonymous said...

Your card is lovely! Thanks for joining us this week at Christmas Card Challenges!

WendyK said...

Fabulous card Viv, love the colours

Jules said...

Hi Viv

Oh wow!!! So much to love on this brilliant creations.

Everyone is wonderful, your great image, your backing papers, your colours and tht gorgeous ribbon. All just perfect together.

Love Jules xx

downrightcrafty said...

what a gorgeous creation and thank you for sharing it with us at the SCSC this week
Hugs Kate xx

Jan said...

Lovely card Viv... the image is timeless.

Unknown said...

Lovely, lovley card. I wish I had that santa image. Thanks for joining us at Corrosive Challenge this week.

Jackie said...

Beautiful card, this is my favourite Santa stamp but I didn't get him out this year, must make a note to let him see daylight next year :o)
Jackie xx

darling Ho said...

Wow!! It's so pretty!! Everyhing is perfect!
Thanks for join us at SMC, hope to see you next time.
Hugs, ~darling Ho~

Anonymous said...

such a pretty card. Lovely:)
Thanks for joining us at SMC Challenge this week. Hope you will join us next week .. hugs :)

Anne said...

Absolutely lovely card Viv!

Unknown said...

WOW I love that stamp too, and the card is stuning,thanks playing along with TT this week

Keep It Sweet and Simple said...

Wow! Stunning that you chose the cranberry ink for Santa and that ribbon is awesome... however did you bring yourself to cut it??
Thanks for joining this week's Christmas Punches Challenge at Totally Papercrafts.
Caroline xxx

PetraB said...

This is a very striking colour scheme and everything works so well together.

Unknown said...

I agree Viv its a striking stamp and I love it in the cranberry ink! Thanks for joining us again at TT x Janet

paper fun said...

Beautiful. I have a friend who uses this stamp all the time. I will have to tell her about your card. She will be impressed with what you have done it.
Thank you for joining us at Sew Many Challenges.