Monday 30 July 2012

Vintage Santa's here again!

Well here's my first Christmas card of 2012 !  my sister tells me she has nearly made enough cards for this year, I'm always going to get going early but never do. What got me started was Sugar Creek Hollows challenge for Christmas in July card in Vintage or Shabby Chic style. here I've used my Stampendous vintage santa , graphiv 45 papers and my new spellbinders layered poinsettia die which I couldn't get hold of last year so made sure I had it this time around.A few more challenges it will fit I think

Fussy and Fancy - vintage-with distressing and lace
Fashionable stamping - anything goes
Hiding in my craft room - Christmas in July
Lexis creations - Christmas in July
Make it Monday - always anything goes


  1. Gorgeous card Joan, the image is super, love your new die cut poinsettia .
    Yvonne x

  2. Lovely traditional Santa image. The torn paper looks great and the poinsettia is a beautiful detail. Beautiful!

  3. Hi Joan, I do like this Santa image. Love your new ponsettia die.
    Avril xx

  4. Hi Joan, I love that pointsetta die, used it for most of my cards last year. Your card is stunning, love that Santa stamp, he looks like Santa should. Crafty hugs, Anne x

  5. oh its wonderful. I love the Santa and that Poinsettia is so pretty
    Lisa x

  6. A fabulous Christmas card, love the Santa image. Thanks for joining us at FSC this fortnight.

  7. This is a fabulous card Joan, the image is framed beautifully and I love the torn card beneath it. Gorgeous.
    hugs {brenda} xox

  8. Sucha a pretty card! Love it. That die cut is great....need to look for that one! It caught my eye on MIM. Thanks, for sharing!

  9. Hi there Joan. have just popped over from MIM to have a closer look at your card. it is just stunning and love the vintage image
    x catherine

  10. Smashing Christmas card and loving your Santa stamp, x

  11. This is absolutely gorgeous! LOVE that bloom, and your patterned paper is fabulous! Your Santa image is beautiful! :)

  12. Gorgeous card. I love vintage Santa images and you have made a beautiful card.

  13. gorgeous, love the big poinsettia
    thanks for playing with us at fussy and fancy this week

  14. A wonderful Christmas card, can't quite get into yet myself. All of your previous cards are as stunning as usual. You don't loose your mojo you know, it only takes a short break for you to rejuvenate your creativity - sounds good doesn't it? Sorry I haven't been around for a while, in a bit of a black hole. Thanks for all your recent comments. Hugs Caz

  15. What a gorgeous image, lovely detail and layout.

    Thank you for joining us at Lexis Creations.

  16. What a beautiful card , love the traditional look. I saw this at MIM , Hugs Sue xx

  17. Love your festive card! Thanks for joining Fussy & Fancy!!!

  18. Wow this is an amazing card. I love the vintage Santa. Thanks for joining us this week over at HIMCR DT AJ~

  19. I saw your beautiful creation on Make It Monday and had to visit and take a closer look. Gorgeous! TFS! My entries are: #84, #129, #157, #158 and #277.
    I would love to have you visit my blog!

  20. Joan this is a totally stunning Christmas card!

    You are one of the winners of my blog give-away and won the Crafty Secrets CD.

    Could you please email me your address so I can get it mailed out to you?

  21. Hi Joan...I just absolutely love this card!!! The vintageness of this card is just xmas all over! I'm glad you got the doily, it is a perfect compliment to this image. (and is now on my ever growing wish list)
    Thanks for joining in our anything goes challenge at Fashionable Stamping Challenges
    Dot x

  22. Love that oval frame and the gorgeous poinsettia! Thanks for joining us at Sugar Creek Hollow this week.

  23. Hi Joan
    I am impressed you have started already and what a start.
    Beautiful stamping (as always!) and beautifully coloured.
    Thank you for once again supporting us at FSC with your entry.

  24. Eine sehr schöne nostalgische Weihnachtskarte.
    Die gefällt mir sehr.


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