Monday, July 27, 2015

' Tis the Season

Hi and welcome to my blog  My daughter recently told me that there are just 17 more Fridays 'till Christmas! While I may not be in a rush to start my holiday shopping , now is as good a time as any to start my Christmas cardmaking! Luckily I have lots of paper goodies to create with and the current challenge over at Jingle Belles is a great place for inspiration. Lauren and Stef  are encouraging us to have an old fashioned Christmas with a vintage or retro style card and one lucky winner will receive a prize pack from Lauren's shop Just Enough Stuff.

I went with a retro style for my card , after several  failed attempts of an old fashion theme. I have several ephemera packs from October Afternoon with some really vintage looking Santa diecut images which I knew I had to use.

I added a little sparkle to Santa's mittens and giftboxes with a green Wink Of Stella glitter pen. I inked the edges of the die image , as well as all the papers. The banner sentiment is a sticker from Fancy Pants Designs and the enamel dots are from Prima. My base paper is Graphic 45 and the brown mat is from My Minds Eye and the ribbon is an oldie from Stampin' Up!

That's my card... just in time for the deadline for the current JB challenge!! Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to check out Jingle Belles for some fun inspiration!


  1. WHAT???? 17 more Fridays!!!! Oh NOO!!!! I better get to shopping then!! LOL It is always a good idea to start on the cards though... we all get so busy during the holidays... it becomes 1 less thing to worry about if they're done early... with that said.. your card is lovely! Great Vintage Santa! :)

    Scrappers Anonymous

  2. I just love that vintage Santa image! What a great holiday card Candy, the sentiment is just wonderful! hugs :)

  3. What a fun vintage Santa ... so very glad you joined our Old Fashioned Christmas at Jingle Belles.

  4. what a fun card, i looooooooooooove that retro santa, he's awesome! thanks for celebrating an "old fashioned xmas" with us at JINGLE BELLES! ♥