Monday, October 28, 2013

Let's Be Merry!


Hi everyone.  It's Monday again and time for a new Merry Monday Challenge (#81).  Is it me ... or are the weeks going by faster and faster as we approach Christmas?? :)  Thankfully I have quite a stash of cards made now ... but still have time to make more - yay!!

This week's challenge is a theme ...



I didn't have any Santa stamps ... when I told my hubby, he was actually shocked!! :)  I have a room full of supplies, and he knows that Christmas cards are my favorite, so he thought I'd have several Santa stamps to choose from ... but, sadly no.  So, I checked out a few of my favorite digi stamp stores and found the adorable Santa that's on my card ... the name is actually "Cute Santa with present".  Cute is right.  I had a lot of fun coloring him with copics.  I paper pieced the gift and stocking and then added stickles to the ribbon and stocking cuff to make them glittery.  I love Paper Smooches sentiments ... they are perfect for whimsical cards, and it definitely fit this image.  A little more patterned paper at the top and a knot of twine and I was done.  Easy, peasy and so much fun!!

Here's a close-up:





Stamps:  Cute Santa with present (Digi Stamp Boutique); Christmas Sampler (Paper Smooches)
Paper:  White, Be of Good Cheer DP - retired (SU!)
Ink:  Basic Black, Silver metallic, Copics:  Coo, E01, R20, R29
Accessories & Tools:  clear stickles, Maraschino Twine (The Twinery)



I hope you'll check out the other fabulous DT cards on Lesley's blog (Always Playing with Paper).  So much inspiration to get your creative juices flowing.  And ... I hope you'll join our fun challenge! :)




31 comments:

  1. Yep, definitely cute. Love how crisp your card looks the paper piecing looks great!

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  2. He certainly s cute Loll..great colouring and live the paper piecing

    Anne

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  3. Fab card, Loll! Love the cute Santa with presents.

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  4. what a fun modern Santa Loll! love the touches of sparkle and crossed twine!

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  5. Absolutely adorable Santa card, Loll! And, I love how you added sparkle in all the right places...really cute!

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  6. This little Santa is so, so cute Loll! Love your paper piecing, too.

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  7. Well I'm surprised as well Loll - no Santa stamps.............disgraceful!!! lol Gorgeous card, love the paper piecing and glitter.

    Karen x

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  8. adorable Santa-love the green polka dot. I too have no Santa stamps but have an idea, hoping I get to play along!

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  9. Yep, definitely cute, Loll ... love the vibrant colours and all the lovely glittery-ness! Anita :)

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  10. Such a cute Santa! I can't believe you don't have a single Santa stamp! But having said that, I only have two and I have a lot of Christmas stamps. Great paper piecing!

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  11. Isn't it shocking when we find that we need a stamp we don't have, and thought that we must have?!! Great time for a digi. This was adorable, and done with your usual expert style. Love that paper piecing & your glitter really sparkled. TFS

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  12. Hi Loll, such a cute image and the paper piecing is perfect. Love the twine on the green border too, Cathy x

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  13. Love your santa Loll, beautifully coloured and paper pieced:)
    Val x

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  14. You might not have a lot of Santas, Lolly, but you sure do have a fun guy and that's all that matters!! He is not cute, he is STINKIN' cute!! Hugs, Dolly

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  15. What an adorable Santa! I love the layout and the overall cute look! xx

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  16. What a cute Santa, Loll! I love his pieced present and stocking! He's bound to make everyone merry!

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  17. He is a delightful Santa Loll, and so beautifully coloured. The paper piecing and Stickles finish him perfectly. A gorgeous design.

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  18. This Santa has got to be the cutest, Loll! Love how you colored & paper pieced the gifts! Perfect sentiment too! :)

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  19. Cute Santa! Reminds me of "Herbie" the elf on the Rudolph program.

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  20. This little guy is full of jolly! So cute!

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  21. Super cute and jolly card! Love that you set him on a white background, he pops and the twine accent at the top of your card is perfect!!!

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  22. I don't think I have a Santa either! So glad you found this little guy. He is just adorable. Love that he's holding a present And a stocking! Great coloring. Love this card. Bev

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  23. Love your cute Santa Loll, I have been admiring him all week and he certainly has a smile factor.

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  24. So stinkin' cute!!!! Love that you paper pieced the gift and sock!!!

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  25. Aww!! he is so cute, I love your card Loll, the twine is a perfect addition.
    Hugs Mau xx
    My hubby thinks its not possible when I say I haven't got things..he looks amazed and says..."are you sure" lol

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  26. Love your card Loll, your Santa is adorable and I love the fussy cut present and stocking.

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  27. Omg I love this image!!! That you paper pieced the images is fabulous and something I need to do more of. I love the twine wrapped around the patterned strip too ;)

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  28. There are so many cute Santas in this challenge, and this one is no exception, Loll. He is so cute and I love your paper-piecing.

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  29. What a cute card, Loll! Love your fun Santa! Great treatment with the twine against the green polka dot too!

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