Saturday 22 December 2018

Santa is on his way

I love this Santa stamp!
Sadly he doesn;t belong to me so when I got an opportunity last year to steal him for an hour from a crafting buddy I stamped him rather a lot.... brought lots of him home.... and promptly forgot about him. 😧😧

So there I was putting away the Christmas stash for another year and he was there looking at me from the drawer.
He was still smiling so maybe he isn't too annoyed - and hopefully he will still come and visit me in a couple of days.

Coloured him lightly and popped him behind a die cut frame then added a few holly bough die cuts.

Gave him a bit of sparkle and finished card - unfortunately he will have to go back in the drawer now till next year!!

I have been quite poorly this week with what I can only describe as what started off as a cold but quickly developed into the worst cough in the universe. 😷
I ventured out to do some food shopping on Thursday and it only served to make me worse. I have been indoors ever since.
I am hoping that by Monday I at least start to feel a bit better - otherwise it will be Christmas Day in my PJ's on the sofa wrapped in a blanket feeling very sorry for myself!

If this is your last visit to me before the Big Day, I wish you all a happy Christmas surrounded by those you love. xx

Joining in at
MMM - CAS Christmas
Use Your Stuff - Christmas
LRW - All things Christmas
Dies R Us - Christmas
TIOT -  Santa


Liz said...

This really is a super Santa, I'm not surprised that you took the opportunity to stamp him out lots of times. I love the frame you've created for him. Hope you feel better soon, Viv and are well enough to enjoy Christmas. xx

Aquarius said...

Sorry to hear you've been bothered by feeling ill and with a nasty cough as well - always a real trial I think. Take care and I hope you feel better by Tuesday. This is a really good Santa stamp, really traditional and just right.

Dawn Phillips said...

Lovely card Viv. Thanks for joining us at Make my Monday. Love Dawn x

Imke said...

Love your layout and this card looks very elegant with the holly leaves.

Thanks for joining our Christmas Challene @ Little Red Wagon this week and i hope to see you back again soon.


Stamps and Paper said...

Lovely card Viv

Wishing you and your family a Very Happy Christmas


Meggymay said...

This is a gorgeous Santa image and a lovely card Viv.
It would be a super card for our current Try it on Tuesdays theme, if you you would like to link it there.
I hope you will be feeling much better soon, I had that cough a few weeks ago and it is no joy.
If I don't get back here I hope you have a very Happy Christmas.
Take care of yourself.
Yvonne xx

froebelsternchen said...

So very pretty! Thank you for joininig us over at Try It On Tuesday!

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★* 。 • ˚ ˚ ˛ ˚ ˛ ••。★ CHRISTMAS。* 。
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Mrs A. said...

He is a super Santa. I love how you have used the die cut holly and wrapped it around the frame . I have a certain Duck stamp that is going right to the back of a very dark cupboard!! Hope your feeling better by Tuesday. Wishing you a happy Christmas and a healthy New Year. Hugs Mrs A.

Darlene said...

LOVE this Santa image! Beautiful creation! Thanks so much for playing in our ‘Christmas’ challenge at Dies R Us. Good Luck and please come back again soon!

Darlene (DRU Blog Leader)
DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS Please stop by for a visit.

My name is Erika. said...

Oh I hope you don't have the flu or stay sick through Christmas. This is a fabulous card. I am with you about the stamp. You used it well, and thanks so much for linking up to us at TIOT also. Merry Christmas. Hugs-Erika

pearshapedcrafting said...

Oooh! Real Santa!!! I love this card and Thank you for joining us at Try It On Tuesday! Chrisx

crafty-stamper said...

What a brilliant vintage stamp love the traditional Santa and you showcased it perfectly-Thank you for being my latest follower and hope your feeling better
Carol x

Kathleen said...

A really super card and a gorgeous design, love the image and the holly die cuts.
Wishing you a very Merry Christmas and best wishes for 2019.

Kath x

TK said...

Perfect card -- I love your ivy framing that Santa!

Joan said...

Fab card Viv, love that Santa.

Hope you are feeling better , we have both had that horrid cold/cough before and over Christmas, O,H is still coughing for England but mine seems to have subsided somewhat

Joan x

Pat said...

I love your sweet Santa Viv and the pretty holly round the frame goes perfectly with him. I do hope your cough is getting better by now and that you were able to enjoy your Christmas. x

Maria said...

A lovely Christmas card with the Santa image! Thanks so much for joining us at Dies R Us for the challenge!

AO Creations said...

Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at Make My Monday, good luck!!! Amy DT