Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Dear Santa...


When I see this set I think of children's dreams of Christmas.  I think you will just love the sweetness of this set, Dear Santa.  Beautifully illustrated again by Marcella Hawley.  


Here you have Santa's big boot filled with goodies.  I wanted it to have a dreamy vintage feel so I stamped it with Memento Toffee Crunch onto Flourishes Classic Ivory Cardstock and coloured it up with Prismacolor pencils blending with OMS.  It really gives you that softened quality.  I vintaged it all up using Ranger Distress Ink in Antique Linen using the Blending Tool.  The background layer is embossed with a poinsettia embossing folder and distressed as well.  I've used Spellbinders Snowflakes as accents and then Grommet Tags for the sentiment.  The papers are Kaiser December 25th.  The card measures 5 1/2 x 5 1/2 in size.  


A little accenting with Candi, crochet lace and edged taffeta ribbon.  

Please come back today at Noon Central today - I'll have another creation for the Noon-Time Challenge that it probably my FAVOURITE thing of the whole release this week :)



Amoung the Senior DT's Blogs you'll find one Talented Lady who's today's Mystery Blogger.  We don't know who it is...but if you comment on her blog, you could be chosen to win today's set.  The more blogs you comment on, the better your chances!

You can be eligible to win the entire September Release of FIVE Christmas sets by participating in the Any Which Way Sketch Challenge.  Deadline is this Friday September 14th.  

Today and Thursday you also have a chance to win with the Noon-Time Challenges - check out the Flourishes Blog at Noon Central Time for an opportunity to win the sets of the day!

The good news? If you like what you see on our designers' blogs today, you can pre-order today's set (along with the other four sets as well) and if you purchase all five sets, you can take advantage our New Release Bundle and get 10% off all our new sets when you purchase it in the bundle.

Check out the rest of the Design Team today....they'll have you wishing it was Christmas!


36 comments:

tina said...

This is so pretty. Love all the details.

Tina
aurathentic@gmail.com

kathy s said...

Stunning- such a cute image and love the vintagy feel

Moira said...

Love the vintage feel of the boot with gifts! Great job!

kathy s said...

this is so sweet love the vintagy feel

Colleen said...

Christine,
This one is a home run! Great vintage feel and wonderful design.

Karen W said...

Beautiful card, that shoe is adorable!

Anonymous said...

Oh my word! Dreamy vintageness to a perfection! The pencil colouring looks SO great here! Love the softness of it. Wow!
Beth Greco

michemilie said...

What a great job! love the stamp and the warmth you gave this card. Somebody's been nice!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful card...It reminds me of old time chrismas...

stampqueen said...

Love this card - sweet old fashioned colors and all the great layers and snowflakes!!!

Allison Cope Israels said...

Just beautiful Christine! Love your colouring and using the brown ink to stamp - clever! Gorgeous creation!

TLady said...

I AGREE with you Christine! This is a vision of a childs' dream of Christmas! VERY SWEET! AND Traditional! :)BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!!!!! :)

TLady said...

SUPER BLOG HOP AGAIN today, Christine!!!!!!! :) WOW!!!!!!!!!!!! This has been a FUN WEEK with all these Christmas goodies! :)

Tosha said...

So much detail, lovely!

Tracy said...

Gorgeous card, love this boot stamp. Great for lots of Christmas creations.

Divinity said...

love these stamps sets! beautiful card :)

Marisa said...

Such a wonderful image and fabulously coloured as always. Love the off set circles and the snowflakes. Great card.

Conniecrafter said...

Oh my is that ever stunning, love that you stamped it in the toffee and the coloring is wonderful, your embellishing and papers are just perfect, LOVE IT!

Belinda said...

Love your card, beautiful details!

belldoubleyou said...

I think you definitely nailed the vintage look!

Queen Mary said...

Lovely card, it looks like a cute vintagey set!

KarinsArtScrap said...

gorgeous card and great sketch Christine.

greetings karin

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Beautiful, very vintage feel to this Christine. Your coloring is wonderful as is your layout.

Linda Carson said...

Beautiful, beautiful!! Love the stitching, design and fabulous coloring!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful card! Has a country feel to it which is my favorite. Your coal box is adorable, also.
Mary H.

Anne-Elise said...

Gorgeous card, Christine! The shoe is beautifully colored! Love it!

Joan V said...

Love this image. Brings back childhood memories. Love your coloring. Thanks for sharing.

Silke Ledlow said...

Totally cute Christine! Love how you colored the boot!!! ~S~

Darlene Gabriel said...

Adorable! I love your colouring and these snowflakes, your stitching and crocheted lace.

Wanda Cullen said...

Love all your beautiful details! Fab coloring!

Theresa said...

Great vintage look...love this card!

Connie MacFarlane said...

Beautiful card Christine! You definitely achieved the soft vintage feel with your colouring and accents.

Jacqueline Smith said...

This card is beautiful, love the colors that you used

Ravengirl said...

How pretty Christine! I love this beautifully colored and embellished card!

Mary-Anne V said...

What a sweet card. Love the snowflake dies and the colouring of the boot.

Tammy Hershberger said...

Outstanding coloring on this cute card!