Saturday, 15 December 2012

Santa Claus is Coming - Sweet Stampin

Good Morning! :)  I hope everyone has some fabby festive plans for the weekend.  We are off to see THE HOBBIT tonight, and I cant wait!
My card today is for our new challenge over at Sweet Stampin where this week our theme is 'Santa Claus is coming'.  We are sponsored by A Day for Daisies and our regular monthly sponsor Joanna Sheen, so brilliant prizes! :)
I layered MME Lost & Found Christmas papers onto Kraft cardstock and added quite minimal embellishments for me.  The stamp is an old wooden one I have had for ages, so no idea where I got it from and just finished it off with a few pearls, twine, wooden snowflake and a metal corner.
I use a photography 'puffer' (that I cadged off OH) to get rid of excess glitter and didnt notice that whilst I was puffing away my smallest dog Hector was sat underneath.  He ended up a lovely, shimmery, festive gold - lol.
I hope everyone has a smashing weekend and thanks so much for visiting my blog today,


Cheryl said...

oh wow Hun this is amazing,gosh forgotten how talented you are,the detail is fantastic hun love it too bits,hugs Cherylxxxxx

Teresa - My Crafty Heart said...

Morning Alison, oooh! what a wonderful card, a fabby traditional stamp, I love how you arranged everythign and of course, those delish papers :) Big Hugs, Teresa x

KarinsArtScrap said...

wowww gorgeous vintage card Alison.
beautiful made.

greetings karin

downrightcrafty said...

oh this is gorgeous love the image and the vintage feel so pretty
Hugs Kate xx

Caroline said...

Alison wow this is gorgeous the layout and design is so beautiful. Caroline xxx

Chrissy said...

Gorgeous Alison, love the sparkly frame and fabulous colours...beautiful card.


Anna said...

Oh Alison, what a stunning card! Love all the gold sparkle :)

mixamatoasties said...

Love this Alison, it's just stunning!

Hope you have a fabby time at the Hobbit tonight :)

Susan xxx

Paula (PEP) said...

Well - balck & gold is very fetching! A gorgeous combination of the deep russety burgundy with the browns & I love the various textures - that snowflake is a beauty. My favourite is the way you matting picks up the stripe of the background patterned paper - & picked up again with the twine.
Paula (PEP)

Fleur said...

Wow this is gorgeous, beautiful image (i have it too) & the embellies are perfect
HUGZ Fleur xXx

Brigitte said...

I LOVE your vintage card!!!! The browns are so rich and the image is wonderful! Hugs, Brigitte

Sue - bearhouse said...

This is stunning Alison. I love the image and the colours and details are wonderful.

I hope you have a good weekend
Hugs Sue

SusanLotus said...

Your card is sooo beautiful. I love the brown colourscheme on this card. :)

Your card from wednesday is gorgeous too. I get amazed everytime I enter your blog!

I looove your cards! <3
Have a great weekend.

Jennifer said...

Hi Alison,
Thank you for becoming a follower...I have just returned the compliment.

This card is beautiful - but then it is just another addition to your collection of STUNNING creations! I have had a lovely browse through your blog...everything is amazing, and I look forward to future posts.

Jennifer. x
P.S. Do I guess correctly that judging by the title of your blog, and your ID picture, you are studying British History?

♥ Paula ♥ said...

OOOO lovely card sweets.. I love the way you have matched the colours.

Thank you for sharing. Happy Saturday x

Eileen said...

What a gorgeous vintage card Alison. Love the image and dies you have used
Eileen x

Annette said...

Gorgeous card Alison. I love the twine and the added purple accents

Anonymous said...

Wow!! Another stunning card Alison. I love the image and the whole vintage feel.

Hope Hector's recovered, lol!

Lorraine said...

This looks fabulous Alison. I love the image and the gorgeous papers and layout.
Enjoy The Hobbit - you lucky thing...I'll prbably have to wait until after Christmas:-(!!
Lorraine x

Lexie said...

Wow, wow, wow! I love every single thing about this. The colours, layout, embellies, image...beautiful.

coops said...

ooooo love this alison.really gorgeous vintage colours and the image is fabulous :D

xx coops xx

Susan Flynn said...

What a gorgeous vintage card Alison. The image is fab and love the papers and dies! xx

Vicky said...

A gorgeous card Alison, great vintage feel for the festive season

hugs Vicky xxx

Heidi said...

Gorgeous card!
Beautiful colours and details:)
Hugs, Heidi:)

catherine said...

This is just so beautiful Alison and just so love the image and the colour scheme. Love the vintage look to it all. Hope you enjoyed your film
x catherine

Jude said...

This is gorgeous Alison, especially love the die.
I did have a giggle when you said your little Hector was covered in glitter, my dog Pepper gets the same treatment as well!


Gitte said...

Beautiful card.

Vicky said...

Oh Alison another lovely vintage Christmas card, gorgeous

hugs Vicky xxx

Abi said...

Utterly beautiful Alison. The thought of a gold shimmery Hector made me chuckle! xx

Debbie said...

Hi Alison...your card is absolutely beautiful. I love it. Such a gorgeous image.
Hugs Debbie x

Faye said...

Alison.... Wow! What an elegant stunner. Have a wonderful Christmas. X

Donna Mosley said...

OH! WOW Alison, this is so amazing hun. Love it!

Donna x

Sue said...

Aww this is gorgeous Alison! what a wonderful vintage image and I love how you've kept the whole card monochrome… it looks fab and the embellishments are just stunning! :-))
Hope you and your family have a Very Happy and Healthy Christmas and New Year!
Big hugs
Sue xx

Inkypinkydelights said...

Oh this is fabulous Alison! I love your touch of Vintage! You really have excelled here - Love it! Merry Christmas to you! Judy x

Jewelsmae said...

This is just gorgeous, love the vintage feel and the glittery frame especially.

Wedgie said...

Ohhh Alison, fab card! Love the colours.

I hope you have a wonderful Christmas, Wedgie xxx

cebelica said...

This one is classinc. Absolutely stunning card!

I wish you and your loved ones a very merry Christmas and all the best in 2013.

Hugs! xx

Myrna said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving such a nice comment. I checked this blog and didn't see my comment so I am leaving it now. Love this card. I think the old Santa is so quaint.

Theresa said...

Hi Alison, I am so sorry I have been absent!! School kicks my butt and since I've never taught 3rd grade it's like having a first year all over.

Your card is STUNNING!! All of your cards that I have missed are gorgeous. This holiday card is amazing.

I hope you have a fabulous New Year!!


WeirdCat said...

Fab card, hope you had a great Christmas and all the best for 2013
Ruth x

Janice said...

A great card Alison. Hope you had a lovely Christmas & bad luck with the internet connection - slow computers for comments are never much fun. Have a great New Year, Jx

Paper Profusion said...

Just popping over now Alison. Your card is beautiful with a fab choice of papers and image - gorgeously co-ordinated. Wishing you and yours a wonderful 2013 filled with all that you wish for (including lots of crafty creations and improved connection too!) Nicola x

Mrs.B said...

Hi Alison, just popping by to say 'Hi' and wish you a Very Happy New Year.
Love this card, must admit its a favourite image of mine (gets inked every year) beautiful choice of papers and embellishments.
Best Wishes
Avril xx

Dawn said...

Stunning card!

Hugs, Dawn

Marilyn said...

Wow Alison, this is a beautiful card!

Pauline said...

I love your sepia toned card, very vintage and festive.


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