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!
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!)
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra for May--anything Christmas goes
Cutie Pie Challenge #43--lots of layers (even though this card looks CAS, there really are 5 different layers)
Merry Monday #59--sketch
Timeless Tuesday #218--It's all in the date (since my birthday is in September, I had to use embossing and purple)
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