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:

Marianne said...

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

Stamps and Paper said...

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

Anne

shirley-bee said...

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

Julia Aston said...

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

Barb Ghig said...

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

stampwithsandy said...

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

cathi139 said...

Great card
Cathi

Karen B said...

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

Karen x

sandie said...

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

Anonymous said...

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

Susan said...

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!

MaryH said...

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

Cathy said...

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

Valerie said...

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

Darnell J Knauss said...

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

Nonni said...

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

Bonnie said...

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

Karen D said...

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

Wendy said...

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

Marcia K said...

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

LeAnne said...

This little guy is full of jolly! So cute!

Lesley Croghan said...

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!!!

Karen said...

too cute mf....

Happy Dance said...

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

Susan Joyce said...

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

Jacynthe said...

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

Mau xx said...

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

Notes by Nina said...

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

Barb said...

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 ;)

Karren said...

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.

Margaret Moody said...

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