Tuesday, 16 August 2011

A visit from Santa

Well me making a Christmas card this early in the year is nothing short of miraculous.
However when I saw that  the new  challenge theme over at Sugar Creek Hollow was to make a Vintage Christmas card, I had to give it a go.
The  paper layers  are Graphics45 on to a cream base  card,  For one layer I used a Martha Stewart branch punch , but its sort of blended in. The image is a Paper Artsy stamp,  I think he looks real jolly  Santa.
All the shading was done with vintage photo distress inks.

The Secret Crafters Saturday challenge No 147 is Christmas is Coming, so He will be making an appearance over there as well.

Thankyou for stopping by to take a look I realy appreciate your comments.


  1. Ho ho ho! You have started early! I promise year for year that I will start early, but never do. Lovely, cheerful card! Hugs, Valerie

  2. Lovely vintage card Yvonne, love that Santa Image

  3. Super card Yvonne. I love this traditional vintage look you have created.
    Regards Florence x

  4. Love that Santa Yvonne, gorgeous card!
    Val x

  5. He is a jolly Santa and I am jolly looking at your lovely card. Wonderful job for our challenge this week at Sugar Creek Hollow. Always look forward to seeing your creations.
    Patti SCH/DT

  6. real lovely vintage Santa card Yvonne, love all the sepia colours you've chosen......it'll be here in a blink of an eye

  7. Love that Santa stamp! Lovely vintage look you've created!!

  8. What a fabulous card I love all the vintage images, especially that jolly Santa. Thanks for joining us at Sugar Creek Hollow.

  9. Ho Ho Ho I love your card and the stamp good luck. Caz

  10. OMGosh this is one adorable card, fabulous image its just perfect for our challenge this week,

    Thank You for taking part at Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge: 147 Christmas Is Coming
    I hope you join us again next week,

    I also have a little bit of Calorie free Candy if you are interested

    Good luck with the challenge,
    Hugs Bridget :0) x.

  11. Fabulous vintage christmas card and a gorgeous santa image too.

    Babs x

  12. gorgeous creation and perfect for our Christmas is Coming Challenge this week at the Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge, thank you for joining us
    Hugs Kate xx
    PS I have new candy if you are interested.

  13. Wow this is gorgeous! I love that vintage Santa image as the main focal point and all the other antique looking elements and details you brought into this card. Very beeautiful. Thanks for playing in the Sugar Creek Hollow challenge this week.