Saturday 22 September 2012

Santa Claus is coming to town . . .

Over at the ABC Christmas Challenge blog it's 'S' is for Santa and this is the only stamp I have that vaguely resembles Santa so I really hope it counts!

This super cute Popcorn the Bear stamp was a freebie with a magazine that I recently bought - that was a great buy! It's lots of layers over at Divas By Design and, let's face it, I don't need much encouragement to go bananas with papers, cheesecloth, lace and ribbon! I can't tell you the joy I had in making this card. For once I got to use all my favourite things on one card and only stopped when there was no room to add anything else (I'm pretty sure I can hear Squirrel weeping in corner!). It does you good to go crazy once in a while.

So, the papers are the scrummy Papermania 'Home For Christmas' dps. I used lots of Kraft card and scuffed all the edges (I really ought to vac up after doing this as there is a corner of the dining room piled high with paper shavings!) The lace and cheesecloth are from WOC. The scrunchy ribbon is from Sam Poole. The grungy sentiment is LOTV and the banner is the Whimsy Stamp pennant banner die.

I'm thinking this is verging on crackers but I loved making it! That's me for today. I hope that you're having a super weekend. We have another 5 year olds playgym party tomorrow - how can my child have a better social life than me?  Thank you for stopping by, I really appreciate it. Hugs, Jayne xx

I'm entering this into:

Divas By Design - Lovely Layers
ABC Christmas Challenge - 'S' is for Santa
Polkadoodles - Inspired by a song (Santa Claus is coming to Town)
Allsorts - Inspired by a Song 
Creative Inspirations Challenge - Christmas in September 
Paperplay Challenge - Choose a Holiday 
Fashionista Challenge - Anything Goes Christmas


Little K Smith said...

Aaawww this is totally gorgeous hun, I love the adorable image, fab layout and perfect colours too!
Thank you for joining us at ABC Christmas :)

Squirrel x said...

Yeah, ok, I was weeping loudly - but I still think it's a fab Santa card! There really is no redemption for you ..... (wink). Hope the "party" goes well tomorrow, shall be listening out for the howls of despair. Hugs Sxx

Sue said...

This is gorgeous Jayne. I love that cute image - what a great freebie. The colours and details are beautiful.
I hope you enjoy the rest of the weekend.
Hugs Sue

Sarah said...

What a fabulous card! Amazing image, beautifully coloured and lots of fabulous layers and embellishments.

Sarah x

coops said...

oh wow i love this jayne.fantastic layers and colours and the image and colours are really gorgeous :D

xx coops xx

Kelly Lloyd said...

So cute. xx

Lisa Jane said...

oh the image is so cute and i love the papers
Thanks for joining us at Diva's this week for our lovely layers themed challenge
Lisa x

brenda said...

Afraid bloggers not showing me your pictures, but I can still thank you for joining us at Allsorts challenge this week.

B x

Sarah said...

This is so cute Jayne, I love all the layers. Thank you for joining us at Allsorts this week x

Zw@@n said...

Great card, Jayne. The image is so adorable. Love the traditional colours and the lay out. Thanks for joining us at ABC Christmas Challenge. Love, Wilma

Mona Evy said...

Gorgeous card! Thank you for joining us at Creative Inspirations Wedensdays Challenge

Suzie's Card Den said...

Great card, I have this stamp too, you have coloured it perfectly, with a beautiful layout.
Thank you for joining us at Fashionista Challenge Blog, good luck and hope to see you again soon.
Suzie xx

Shell said...

Gorjuss card hun, thanks for joining us at Polkadoodles this week.
Shell xx

Anonymous said...

lovely card, love all the sparkle on the fur on his coat too! Thanks for Playing along with us this time at ABC Christmas Challenge this time, Samantha :0)

Helen said...

Awww...such a cute Santa!
Gorgeous card!
Thanks for playing at the ABC Christmas Challenge!
Helen x