Saturday, December 10, 2011

Believe In the Magic Of Christmas - C4C #117

It's that CRAZY time of the week! Time for the last Crazy 4 Challenges challenge of 2011. We'll be taking a break for the rest of the month/year so everyone can focus on the holidays with one less stressor :) We'll be back with a whole new year on January 7th. Today's challenge is brought to us by Jessie and her challenge to us is to make a card with Santa on it. Easy enough!

I brought out my Inspired by Christmas set by MFT again. I love this vintage Santa that can be colored...or not, and always looks good :) I kept it simple so I can add it to my "mail friendly" stash (this may be the last one I get to add--I must get them in the mail SOON!) I stamped Santa on patterned paper with Memento Rich Cocoa ink and added part of the sentiment--the "Believe" part--with Cherry Cobbler Ink--the ellipsis was added with a Cherry Cobbler marker. Then I added the cancellation post mark from First Class Friends at the top and another of my Upsy Daisy Die-namics poinsettias. 

I stamped the rest of the sentiment on the inside, along with another (stamped-off-once) Santa.

And that's all for me for now! Thanks so much for stopping by! Be sure to check out what the rest of the design team has for you!
THEN, you know what to do--we'd love to have you come along and play with us. Just do your thing with the challenge and link it to Mr. Linky on the Crazy 4 Challenges blog. Please link directly to your project. And, if you upload to a public gallery, please use the key word C4C117. See you back in January!
Stamps: Inspired by Christmas, First Class Friends (MFT)
Paper: Fossil; Cherry Cobbler (SU!); Holly Jolly (MME)
Ink: Memento Rich Cocoa; Cherry Cobbler (SU!); Antique Linen Distress Ink (Ranger)
Accessories/tools: Vagabond (Tim Holtz); Upsy Daisy Die-namics dies, buttons, twine, distressing tool (Tim Holtz)


  1. Wow, so vintagey Barbara! Your card is beautiful. . .I love the Santa on the outside and the inside of your card. I hope you and your family have a wonderful Christmas and a fabulous New Year! See ya' next year!


  2. what a wonderful vintage Santa

    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.....see ya in 2012!!!

  3. WoW! That is one gorgeous card!! Stunning! I am SO very impressed! You are very talented, Barbara!
    I wish you a very blessed holiday and a wonderful New Year!
    XXX~DigiDarla (Kim)
    PS. Would you please sometime visit my challenge blog? I would be so honored! TY!

  4. Wonderful Barbara, love the papers! xoxo

  5. Love your vintagy card!!!



  6. Barbara,

    That is sooooo BEAUTIFUL and so old-fashioned-looking!!! :) I love it!

    Thank you so much for sharing,

    partridgelu at yahoo dot com

  7. Love both cards the simplicity of the second and the vintage feef to the first one. Both are beautiful Christmas cards.

  8. Santa looks awesome! Love the added postal-details!


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