Thursday 15 July 2010

Twas the Night Before Christmas.....

Hi Susan here. This is an exciting time for Emma and I, we have been chosen to be on the Cute Card Thursday Design Team, we will be taking it in turns designing for the challenges, this week is my turn!!

They have a challenge set each Thursday morning this week the challenge is 'Get a Head Start' and involves making a Christmas Card!! Not hard is it! It has the added bonus that you have at least one card ready for the holiday season to give away....

So let me tell you about my card!!

I have used The Sweet Stop Sketch and loved it!! My backing papers are from a CD Artylicious - Seasons Greetings, scrummy papers and colours and loads to choose from. I distressed all the edges and glittered them with stickles.

I wanted a semi-vintage look and hopefully I succeeded, I kept my colour scheme to red, black and white in subdued shades in keeping with a vintage feel.

The ribbon and lace are from our local market.

This image is a wooden stamp from Hampton Art called Santa Claus!! What else!!!

It doesn't require very much colouring in so I used chalks for a delicate shading for his hat and cheeks...

The flowers are from Prima and Wild Orchid Crafts, I glittered them with stickles

The sentiment I made myself on the computer, this whole poem is on the backing paper just behind the flowers!!

This cute vintage metal charm is one I bought from a little shop in Witchita on holiday a while ago.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:-

Thank you for taking the time to look at my card, I hope you liked it.

Love Susan



  1. Congrats on the well deserved DT spot. Love the vintage look of this card. Thanks for your interest in being a designer in the spotlight. Thanks for playing along at Winter Wonderland. Hope to see you back on Friday. Marianne x

  2. What a beautiful christmas card Susan! You have definitely achieved the semi-vintage look and this Santa image is just gorgeous! Congrats on making the CCT DT and thanks for letting us know in your interest in being a Designer in the Spotlight at WW - thanks for joining our challenge this week!
    Hugs, Danielle

  3. This is really pretty honey i love the colours that you have chosen, a stunning creation, big hugs Pops x x

  4. Hi Ladies, Susan this is gorgeous, love the metal charm it is so pretty and perfectly suits this beautiful card. Thank you for joining us this week at Winter Wonderland, hope to see you back tomorrow for some more fun in the next challenge
    Hugs Kate xx

  5. Beautiful card Susan. Did you see that you won at Dutch Dare?

    BTW, welcome to the Fussy and Fancy team.

  6. Gorgeous Christmas card that is such a beautiful image. Thanks for playing along at Magical Crafts.
    Carol Ann xx

  7. Your card is lovely I really like the image and the holly charm is an excellent finishing touch

    Thanks for playing along at Magical Cratfs
    Jackie x

  8. Absolutely Gorgeous!!!
    Thanks for playing along with us at The Sweet Stop. Hope to see you back again soon.

  9. Susan, this card is amazing. My fave is the lace, but then I am an old fashioned girl at heart. Love how you chalked Santa.

  10. you have succeeded with the vintage look its stunning Susan...beautiful santa image too
    Mina xxx

  11. What a beautiful card! All ready for Christmas! Thanks for playing at The Sweet Stop!

  12. Susan that is beautiful!! Congrats girls on your DT your work is amazing xxx

  13. Congrats to your both.
    Love the card Susan, fab Santa and great details.

  14. Hi Susan, this is a great card, love the simplicity of it and the layout is fab too! Congrats on the new design spot!!! Have fun!


  15. Congrats on the DT! You lovely ladies are going to be really busy!
    Great image on this card and that charm is tops!
    Hugs to you,

  16. Gorgeous card and very festive indeed I love that image! The charm is gorgeous too.

    Thanks for joining us at magical crafts

  17. What a lovely image and beautiful card design. Love your embellishing! Thanks for joining us at Crazy 4 Challenges. hugs, Angela

  18. Huge congratulations girlies, WTG!! I saw this card on CCT and fell in love - it's fantastic! x

  19. Susan I love this! thanks so much for playing along at the Sweet Stop!

  20. Congrats on yet another DT Mam and Sis! Well deserved.
    Mam this card is beautiful. Yes, it's very vintage looking and the Santa image is so traditional and just how Santa should look! I've seen this image quite a few times on your Christmas cards and I never grow tired of how lovely Santa looks. I love the flowers on the card aswell, it's a nice touch as I don't often see flowers, other than poinsettas, on Christmas cards - goes to show it works really well.
    Love ya both xxx


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