Friday, May 3, 2013

Santa with Tree

It's FRIDAY!!!  That means it's time for another challenge from Christmas Stampin' All Year Long and these week we have a gorgeous inspiration photo for you:
Isn't it gorgeous?  I with I could have a table setting like that!  For my take on this photo, I used purple (duh!  that's an obvious starting point!) and I also love that diamond patterned table cloth, so I embossed a (mostly) diamond pattern on my background layer.  I'm starting to realize (yeah, I'm a bit slow) that maybe I should check out our challenges before I pick my image from the sponsor, 'cause it was a bit of a challenge to add Santa to a purple color scheme!  Speaking of our sponsor, once again it is the fabulous Bugaboo Stamps

and the prize is 7 images of the winner's choosing!
Now, if you read my post last week, you'll remember that I mentioned that we don't celebrate Santa Claus and yet, here I am again with SANTA as the focus of my card!  Well, when a sponsor as wonderful and generous as Bugaboo gives you a free image to play with, you don't complain.  And he is cute, isn't he?!  I did a bunch of adding; I added purple glitter to the ornaments on the tree, white flock to Santa's beard and the trim on his suit, and a little snippet of purple ribbon to the present.
Now it's your turn.  Hop over to the CSAYL blog to see the projects from the rest of the DT and get all the details.  I'll be checking you out to see how our photo inspires you!

Challenges:
Crimbo Crackers #40--anything goes (Christmas related)
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge #122--ribbons and bows (this was the inspiration for the ribbon on the present--I had to figure out how to use more ribbon!)
Catered Crop--embossing
Cutie Pie Challenge #43--lots of layers (even though this card looks CAS, there really are 5 different layers)
Timeless Tuesday #218--It's all in the date (since my birthday is in September, I had to use embossing and purple)

Supplies:
Stamps: Bugaboo Stamps "AKV Santa - tree" digi image; Verve "Merry and Bright" sentiment
Dies/embossing folders: spellbinders oval, large; The Paper Studio "Quatrefoil" embossing folder

12 comments:

Hazel said...

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

fabiola jaques said...

toute chou et fun, très sympa cette scène, biz

Wendy Fraser said...

Super card, love the image and embossed background. Thanks for joining us at Cutie Pie xx

Kathy D. said...

Tomorrow is NATIONAL SCRAPBOOK DAY so we going to have some fun and craft all day!! If you get a chance to get in your craft room tomorrow I will be hosting 4 different challenges at Clearly iStamp Blog. I would love if you can come play with me and you might even win some great prizes!
http://www.clearlyistamp.blogspot.com/

Kathy D.
Clearly Digi Stamps DT Member

Jenny said...

Eine sehr schöne Karte ist das. So schlicht und doch so schön. Liebe Grüße Jenny

~amy~ said...

Awesome inspiration and what a fabulous card! Love the use of non-traditional colors! Thanks for playing with us at Merry Monday!

Rose said...

Heather this is one fab card :) so glad you linked up with CHNC Extra this month
Rose GD

Bonnie said...

What a cute image, Heather! I love the unexpected colors and the embossed background! Thanks for sharing this with us at Merry Monday!

Notes by Nina said...

Great card, what a wonderful colours. I love this image. Thank you for joining us for Merry Monday this week.

Allisa said...

Such a fun card, love the pop of purple! Thanks for playing with us at Merry Monday!

Julie E said...

What a great CAS layout! You are on a roll :>) You found a wonderful embossing folder to tie in with the inspiration too.

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