Saturday, July 25, 2020

Santa is Stuck!

Hi everyone.  This is one of my new-to-me Stamping Bella stamps.  I thought this was so cute and I had a lot of fun watercolouring the image.  I fussy-cut and then popped it up over a background of sparkle embossing paste snowflakes.  Two stitched snow hills were adhered at the bottom (another NBUS).  The sentiment is stamped in red so it stands out. :)

Close-up ...
Another card that had me smiling the whole time I was working on it! :)

Sending this card to a few challenges:


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(July - Christmas Characters)
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Products
Santa is stuck stamps (Stamping Bella)
Falling Snow stencil (Simon Says Stamp)
Glitter Snow embossing paste (Aleene's)






Stamps:  Santa is Stuck (Stamping Bella)
Paper:  Mixed Media (Strathmore 140 lb.); White card stock (Neenah 110 lb.)
Ink:  Black (Versafine); Distress Inks:  Brushed Corduroy, Rusty Hinge, Black Soot, Candied Apple (Tim Holtz); Real Red (SU!); Zigs
Accessories & Tools:  Paint brushes, Falling Snow stencil (Simon Says Stamp); Glitter Snow Embossing Paste (Aleene's); palette knife, Stitched snow hills die (AliExpress)

Challenges:
July Rudolph Days - Anything Goes Christmas
Christmas Craft Creations - July - Christmas Characters
NBUS #16


39 comments:

I Card Everyone said...

I'm stuck on your Santa!! Oh what fun, indeed!
=]

Marcia Hill said...

I have this stamp too but I don't think it's ever seen the light of day...how sad!! But I love how you water colored Santa up...he's just ADORABLE and is making me smile too! Cute, CUTE card my friend!! :0)

Marianne said...

Such a fun card, Loll, and an adorable image.
Marianne x

Kathleen said...

A really super image and a fabulous design.

Kath x

Nstiz said...

Beautiful watercoloring particularly on his beard and fur on his boot giving it such soft, fuzzy dimension. I love the shading of the brick and you finished this too cute guy off perfectly!

Susan said...

Had me smiling when I looked at it! Such a fun card! Love the snowy background as well as the adorable Santa.

Linda said...

This is such a fun design ..... love the Santa image, and the snowy background looks fab xx

Bonnie said...

What a fun image, Loll, and I love how you've colored him! The sparkly snowflakes and red sentiment make a festive background! Oh what fun, indeed!

Pat said...

This image is so much fun Loll and love the colouring and the textural snowy background, and the sentiment in red goes beautifully. x

Darnell said...

I know how Santa feels ... he must be like me and gained the Covid-19!! I can see why he had you smiling the whole time, Lolly! Love your coloring and the schparkly embossing paste snowfall! Thank you for sharing again at NBUS! Love, Dolly

Debbie said...

You should have been smiling, Loll. That image is so fun and your card just screams fun and happiness. I love it! I wish I could fussy cut as neatly as you. :)

nancy littrell said...

Absolutely Adorable and beautifully watercolored Santa image, Lolly. Loved your mixed media snowflakes and die cut snow hills too. TFS my friend. Hugs..Nancy

Cathy said...

He is soooo cute Loll! What a fun image and you've created the perfect scene for him, beautiful card, Cathy x

Lynne said...

Fabulous stamp. I know a song about Santa being stuck and now it's stuck in my head so I'm going to write the lyrics and it might get stuck in yours too :)
When Santa got stuck in the chimney
He began to shout,
You girls & boys wont get any toys if you don't get me out.
There's soot in my sack, my beard is black, my nose is tickly too.
When Santa got stuck up the chimney, atchoo, atchoo,atchoo.

Sorry...not sorry

Love your card by the way .Lynne x

Daffodil Cards said...

This made me smile too, a perfect Christmas card, that could be found in an expensive stationery shop. Love it
Faith x

Jenny L said...

Hi Loll,
Happy Rudolf Days.
I am not surprised you were smiling while making this.
It's such a great fun stamp and you have coloured it perfectly too.
Love the glittery snow used for your background and the snowy hills are so lovely.
Thank you for joining the Rudolf Challenge.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L. DT

Mac Mable said...

Such fun Loll...the sparkle embossing paste looks so pretty and thank you for bringing a smile to my face x.

Brenda in IN said...

I smiled as soon as I saw this. The snow just sparkles and he is a hoot! I love that fluffy fur on his hat and boots. Beautiful water coloring.

Trina P. said...

Oh how I wish Stampingbella made clear stamps! This made me smile... super stinkin’ cute and the sentiment is perfect. Love it!

Maria said...

Poor Santa is stuck...too many cookies, lol!! Such a cute card...makes me smile! Fab color and wonderful design!!

Papercraft Boutique said...

How cute and fun, Loll! Love the sparkly falling snow, the pretty stitched snow hills, and how you colored Santa and the chemney!
Hideko xx

Robyn Oliver said...

A very cute Santa and beautifully watercoloured, a fantastic card Loll, hugs and stay safe Robyn

linda said...

Such a fun card, Loll! I love the colours against the white snowy background. I’m still trying to decide if Santa’s sentiment is sarcastic. :) Thank you so much for sharing your lovely holiday creation with the Rudolph Days Challenge!
Linda, DT

Christine Alexander said...

Loll I love the stamping Bella Santa's and I think I might even have this one, amazing colouring with so much inspiration :)

My Paper Epiphany said...

Ha ha! I love this card! I think I need this stamp:)

Ros Crawford said...

Who wouldn't be cheered to receive this... It's wonderful!

HilaryJane said...

Great Santa, love that background too xx

TK said...

Fun image, and you've colored it beautifully! Love the bright red sentiment

scrappymo! said...

Had a good chuckle at this image, Loll!
If I had to scamper down a chimney, I would have the same problems...
I like the snowflake paste idea and think this is a great card.

Thanks for taking part in the July Rudolph Days Challenge.

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

What a fantastic fun card, I love it.

Sue xx

Barb Ghig said...

Beautiful watercoloring on the images and I love your snowy sky, Loll! I really love this adorable Santa and your CAS design is perfect for him :) xx

Leslie Miller said...

I'm smiling now, too, 'cause I'm so happy to see this darling card! Santa is adorable and your painting and CAS design is outstanding. I love it so much! We've been away camping again. I miss card making and visiting, but camping at our favorite park in our motorhome is soooooo relaxing!

Tristan said...

Cute card, love that texture on the background and you colouring of the stuck Santa. Thanks for joining us at Christmas Craft Creations this month. Tristan DT.

Karen Dunbrook said...

so super cute and so fun.
xx Karen

BożenA said...

I was delighted with this card when I saw it for the first time. The bricks on the chimney look stunning and I love every detail, everything fits together perfectly, creating an amazing winter scene.
xx

Ina G said...

Oh what fun this stuck Santa is Loll. Great falling snow and the chimney boldly coloured. Another beauty

Bobby said...

Oh what fun is right, Loll. That image is adorable and your coloring really brought it to life.

Lady Joyful said...

This is fabulous! I love all the texture and detail whilst still keeping the design clean. Thank you for joining us at Christmas Craft Creations - Charlotte/Lady Joyful, DT

Helen said...

Super cute - love the scene you've created.

Thanks for sharing it with us at the Christmas Craft Creations Challenge Blog.

Helen x