Friday, April 26, 2013


Good morning and happy Friday!!  Time for another challenge at Christmas Stampin' All Year Long, and it's one everybody loves: anything goes!!  That's right, anything you want as long as it is Christmas related.  Our awesome sponsor for this week is Di's Digital and there are going to be TWO lucky winners this week.  Each will receive a $10 gift certificate to the shop!!  How's that for incentive to play along?!

At our house, we don't celebrate Santa, we celebrate Jesus Christ as the true reason for Christmas.  Not that we don't acknowledge Santa, we just don't make him the focus.  But as I was thinking of this challenge and how I wanted to combine it with some others, I wondered if there were any digital images out there of Santa kneeling before the Baby Jesus.  I didn't have a whole lot of luck, but I did find this beautiful image that I ended up using on my card.  The brilliant blue sky gave me a bit of trouble for a while, but then finally ended up with this vintage-y looking card that I think works.
  I've seen a few of the projects from the other DT members, and they are beautiful!  So, hop on over to the CSAYL blog and check them out, then play along with us.  Just think of how much less stressful life will be when Christmastime rolls around and you already have a good head start on your card stash.

Sarah Hurley Challenges #79--projects with character (any character human or creature)
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge #121--red and green must be seen
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra--anything Christmas goes
52 {Christmas} Card Throwdown #16--Santa
Sugar Creek Hollow #55--Baby Face (must be vintage/shabby chic style)
The Squirrel and The Fox #42--Furry Friends
Eureka Stamps #36--animal catwalk
Sparkles Christmas Challenge--Tag It
Holly Jolly Challenges--embossing with Ribbon (must be Christmas related)
Christmas at Sweet Stampin'--Krafty Christmas

Stamps: Santa image; Verve "Ornamental Christmas" sentiment
Dies/embossing folders: spellbinders scalloped circles and circles, large and scalloped tags; cuttlebug snowflake embossing folder


Louise van Vuren said...

That is quite an unusual image, but it definitely works with this card. Love the traditional colours and that red bow is a beauty.Thanks for playing along with us at 52 CCT

Louise xx

fabiola jaques said...

jolie touche vintage sur ta carte très classique et élégante, biz

Daniele said...

Its cold enough at the moment to feel more christmassy than spring like, thanks for joining us at SCH

Hazel said...

Lovely card, Heather - thanks for entering both of my CHNC challenges - hope to see you again soon. x

Cheryl said...

I love this image. Gorgeous card!

Thanks for joining us at Eureka Stamps this week.

Gail said...

What a truly unique image. I've never seen Santa with baby Jesus until this card. It's wonderful that you celebrate the birth of Jesus rather than focus on Santa. This is a lovely card. Thanks for entering the Christmas at Sweet Stampin' Challenge! --gail

Deborah Frings said...

A lovely image on your card. I do like the colours too - very traditional. Thanks so much for playing along with 52CCT this week!

Jenny said...

Was für eine schöne Karte. Ich mag die klassischen Farben und auch das Motiv ist sehr schön. Liebe Grüße Jenny

Julie E said...

Lovely Heather! Even though you used colored pp this is still really CAS - a great lo!

Cindy van Oorschot said...

A great card with a unique image. Thanks for playing along at Holly Jolly Christmas Challenge, hope to see you again soon.

Patty Chalas said...

great card heather I love the traditional colors!!!

sarahstone said...

Heather, I am so glad that you glorify God as the true reason for the season and Santa is not the main figure. I love your image... it humbled my heart. Thank you. And thanks for playing along at 52{C}CT!

Sandra H said...

Hi, Oh wow your tags are amazing so full of lots of detail and beautiful embellis thank you for joining in our challenge "TAGS" at Sparkles Christmas Challenge good luck and hope you'll join in again next time DT Member Sandra H xx

Mel X said...

Smashing card, love the image.

Thanks for joining us this month at Sparkles Christmas.

good luck

Mel X

Mynnette said...

A beautiful image, Heather! LOVE the bold colors, too! Thanks for joining us at 52CCT! :)

clare brown said...

great card , thanks for joing us at Sarah Hurley challenges this month

Sue - bearhouse said...

This is gorgeous. Such a beautiful image and I love the papers and layout.
Thank you for taking part in the Christmas at Sweet Stampin' Challenge
Sue xx

Natali said...

Beautiful winter card. Love colours and layers. Sweet bow.
Many thanks for joining us at Christmas at Sweet Stampin` “Krafty Christmas” Challenge and we hope to see you again.