May 19, 2013

Santa Claus is Coming to Town


Hi everyone!  After checking out some fun challenges this weekend, I was inspired to start my Christmas cards.  I love making Christmas cards, except when I'm  still making them on Christmas Eve, like last December!  Plus, I recently got some new goodies, and couldn't wait to play with them. 

 My new Christmas Window Santa image is by Bugaboo, and the sketch I used is Catch the Bug -- SSS 137.  Sentiment is by Doodle Pantry.  I colored my image with Copics and did some digital paper piecing.  I also added glitter to the snow and fun flock to the trim on Santa's hat and coat.  I die cut black felt to make the large scallop border.  The white embossed border is by MS.  Two different sizes of MS punches were used to make the snowflakes.  Sentiment was punched out with a SU! word window punch.

I will be entering this card in the following challenges:
My Time to Craft Challenge #222 -- Christmas in May
Christmas Stampin' All Year Long Challenge #16 -- Christmas Carols (Santa Claus is Coming to Town)
Pile It On #20 -- Add Fabric /Felt (I die cut black felt to make the large scallop border.)
Creative Corner Challenge 19 -- A Song  (Santa Claus is Coming to Town)
Card Makin' Mamas CMM69 -- Punches (I used large and small snowflake punches & a word window punch.)

Since I had so much fun making this card, I might even try making a holiday card every week or two!  Hope everyone has a great week!  Thanks so much for stopping by!

26 comments:

  1. Oh Pat, ths is absolutely delightful!! Never a bad time for Christmas cards!! ;)

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  2. This is adorable, Pat! Love it - so cheerful!

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  3. Pat - this is a fabulous Christmas card. The red and the black together are just fabulous.

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  4. Gorgeous Christmas card. Love the image, design and all the details. Thanks for joining us at CRAFT challenge.

    Evie DT

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  5. This is wonderful Pat. I love the image, fabulous colours and such a great layout too.
    Sue xx

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  6. What a fabulous start to your Christmas cards ... Love the colours & all the details!
    I'm envious that you have already started on your Christmas card stash! Would have been perfect weather to hit the craft room today as it's been quite wet :)

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  7. What a way to start out your Christmas cards! This is wonderful! Love that color scheme for Christmas!

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  8. Just a reminder!
    Clearly Digi Stamps Blog Hop Today and Freebie images every Sun and Thursday this month. (actually 2 Freebies right now till Monday....they are cute!!)
    See you there!
    http://www.clearlyistamp.blogspot.com/

    Kathy D.
    Clearly Digi Stamps DT Member

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  9. WOW a really crisp looking Christmas card, love the digi you have used :) Good luck in this weeks OSAAT challenge and hope to see you back again next week. Hugs Jane OSAAT DT

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  10. Love this cute Santa peeking in the window!! What a delightful holiday card, Pat!!

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  11. Oh Man...this is awesome....love love love the coloring, combo colors and papers! WOW!!

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  12. Super Christmas card with a great image and colours. Thanks for joining in our challenge at MTTC this week.

    Pat xx

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  13. Fun Christmas card!! I really need to get going on this year's cards!

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  14. your card is adorable thanks for playing along CSAYL this week!!

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  15. You are such a neat scrapper - it looks sooo perfect!

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  16. Hi to you I like your card thanks for sharing with CRAFT this week happy crafting to you
    Rachel GDT for May

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  17. very sweet...and love the clean colours on it

    thanks for joining us at CREATIVE CORNER CHALLENGES this week

    Love Mel xxx

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  18. thanks to play with us at CSAYL, your card is so fun, cute and lovely, love it, hope to see you next time, biz

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  19. Brilliant card. This is so cute and love the colour combo. Thank you for joining us at C.R.A.F.T. this week. Hope to see you again. Jeanette

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  20. Oh I love this card with the wonderful Bugaboo image, great design and execution as always Pat!
    hugs
    Glenda

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  21. Gorgeous Christmas card with your bold colors, die cuts and fun image.

    Regards diane

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  22. This is so cute!! Love those polka dots around the window and that stunning snowflake.

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  23. I love this Christmas card! What a great image and design.

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  24. Thank you for playing with us at One Stitch At A Time this week, and i hope to see you next week.
    Hugs Nataliya

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  25. Great Bugaboo image and your colors are so bold and festive! Love the layout and added snowflake is gorgeous.

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  26. This is adorable! Love it!
    We're so happy you joined us for theCatch The Bug “Stella Says Sketch" Challenge with Bugaboo Stamps! We hope you’ll join us again tomorrow for a new sketch challenge!
    Hugs & Happy Days!
    ~Min
    Kaymin Kreations

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