Wednesday, September 19, 2012

S for Santa Claus is Coming to Town

Good morning, today marks the start of another ABC Christmas Challenge. It is also the first card that I have posted in over a month, for more on the reason for that see this post.

It is my turn to host the challenge this week and I have chosen the theme of

S for Santa Claus is Coming to Town
so we want you to use an image of Santa, someone dressed in a Santa hat or mention Santa somewhere on your creation.

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I had a idea for this card for a few months now, funny then that it seemed to take forever to come together when I finally sat down to make it. The card features a stamped image from Tim Holtz which for some reason does not show as well in the photo as it does when you look at the real thing.
I have just ordered a couple of new holiday pads and I will be excitedly awaiting their arrival but for this card, the background papers are a combination of Basic Grey and Making Memories that were tucked away in my stash. It was the embellishments that gave me my struggle. I knew that I wanted to use some of Tim's ideology bits and a bow but finding just the right ribbon and making it sit just so was a challenge that I just had not planned on. In the end, I am happy with the way that this card turned out and will lookf forward to using this image again on another project.
I hope that you will join us for our challenge. We do look forward to visiting your blogs and seeing your wonderful creations. Before you head off to start crafting, be sure to stop by the Challenge Blog and see the rest of the fantastic DT inspiration.


Dorte said...

Great to have you back, my friend, warm hugs to you- I think you do need it.

Wonderful card, Carissa. I have this TH image and I'm struggling a lot with it....
hugs Dorte

Gram's Treasures said...

Lovely card, hon! Glad to see you are back in your craft room.

Sandra H said...

Totally stunning card and it's lovely to see your blog popping up again take care love you your mom too!x

Zw@@n said...

Hi Carissa, Love the sparkling reds and greens. Gorgeous card. Glad to see you're back. Take care!
Love, Wilma

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous card Carissa :-) the image is FAB and the colour combo is lovely :-)

Sending a HUGE HUG me darlin xxxxx

Lols x x x

Anonymous said...

Great to see you hunny and Love that your back on top form too with this fab card love the colour too!! Hugs me xx