Monday, 10 September 2012

Starting with Santa

Hello. Rather than spending so much time looking enviously at others' wonderful papered/inked/ribboned/bejeweled etc. creations, I decided to start my own blog to see if I might learn and create more and enter some challenges along the way. Welcome to my first blogpost!

In line with certain Dublin department stores who already have Christmas decorations for sale, I'm starting with a sparkly Christmas Santa card.



I've stamped and embossed Inkadinkado's "A Vist from Santa" (98223) stamp onto a tissue thin sheer paper. That's then mounted onto a rich cream paper embroidered with gold thread. Punched the tag from some Stardream paper using a woodware punch and placed eyelet using my cropadile. I stamped and embossed "Happy Christmas" (Woodware stamp bd23 2de) onto tag. Punched some snowflakes using Woodware and Martha Stewart punches and placed gems and pearls from stash. The gorgeous gold metal snowflake is by Nunn Design. Added ribbons and assembled onto Bazzill cardstock. Inks and Embossing powders by Versamark, Judikins and Stampendous. That's it!

I entered this card for "Sparkles Christmas Challenge", Christmas Stampin All Year Long", "Penny Black and More Sept Challenge", "Just keep on Creating Christmas Challenge","Heck of a Challenge, Anything goes", "Unique Crafters Challenge, Anything goes" and "Anything Goes Challenge Blogspot - Early Christmas"
http://sparklesforumchristmaschallenge.blogspot.ie/
http://christmasstampin.blogspot.ie/
http://pennyblackatallsorts.blogspot.co.uk/2012/09/september-challenge.html
http://justkeeponcreating.blogspot.com.au/2012/08/christmas-is-just-around-corner.html
http://heckofachallenge.blogspot.co.uk/
http://uniquecrafterschallenge.blogspot.co.uk/
http://anythingchallenge.blogspot.ie/

Thanks for visiting my blog - I hope you like...

21 comments:

  1. This is absolutely beautiful! LOVE the gold embossing with the red! This is amazing! Thanks for joining us at CSAYL! :)

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    1. Thanks so much for my first Blog post comment Mynnette! Delighted to enter Challenge.

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  2. Fabulous card!

    Thank you for sharing at Sparkles Christmas Challenges this time
    Good luck in the draw

    I will let you off this time as this is your first blog post but when you enter challenges you must put a link in your post to the challenge blog you are entering.

    Welcome to blogland

    Shaz x

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    1. Thanks Shaz for kind words. I've a lot to learn! I've updated the text in my post. I'll research now how to insert link.

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  3. Welcome to the world of craft blogging.
    Your first card is so pretty. Red, gold and cream is a lovely Christmas colour combination. I love your Santa image too , he has such a jolly face.

    We invite you to enter your first blogged card into our "early Christmas makes" monthly challenge at Penny Black and More. There are several lovely craft goodies up for grabs every month too.

    Shirley

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  4. Thanks so much Shirley for your kind comments and invite. This makes my blog feel real now!

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  5. So glad you decided to join us at penny black and More.
    Good luck in our prize draw and we hope you will join us next month too.

    Shirley

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  6. fabulous card,loving the use of red and cream,just beautiful,thankyou for sharing with us at Heck of a challenge.xxx

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  7. oh this is gorgeous .. that's one of my favourite images ..and fabulous die cuts too
    Thanks for joining us at Heck of a Challenge this month
    Lisa x

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    1. Thanks Lisa Jane. All the compliments are making my day!

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  8. Welcome to the world of blog land and what a fabulous first card to kick start your journey.

    Many thanks for sharing your lovely work with us at Penny Black and More challenge this month.

    B x

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    1. Thank-you Brenda. I'ts great to be in blogland.

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  9. What a lovely sparkling card.Stunning.Love the colour combination you've used.Fab stamp too.Thanks for joining in with us over at Sparkles Christmas Challenge.Good luck and a big welcome to having your own blog.Great start.Hugs Debs x

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    1. Thanks so much Debbie. Isn't Santa always a joy!

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  10. hello Paper, your card is so gorgeous, love that red vintage look, thanks to play with us at CSAYL, hope to see you next week, biz

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    1. Thank-you Fabiola. I'll have to keep playing with paper now...

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  11. such a lovely Christmas card.

    thanks so much for sharing your card at Christmas is around the corner at Just keep on creating, I hope you will continue to play along :)

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  12. Congrats for the new blog and welcome!
    Gorgeous card with beautiful details!
    Thanks for sharing with us at Penny Black and more Challenge,
    good luck for the prize draw;-))m

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    1. Thanks for all your kindness Leikkaan. Given all the encouragement I'm delighted I've taken the plunge with blog.

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Thank-you! Your visit and comment is very much appreciated. Nicola x