Saturday, 11 October 2014

My Time to Craft DT Challenge #262 Santa

Good morning! I hope you all have a happy weekend planned with lots of relaxing crafty time! Once I have tidied my Craft Hovel (yet again!) and changed all the bedsheets I am hoping to do some colouring, because.... I have my very first Copics!!! They are Copic Ciaos, and I am hoping to ask for more for Christmas! :D

My card today, however, was coloured using Spectrum Noirs. (I'm going to have to do a lot more colouring now, otherwise my Promarkers and Speccies will feel neglected lol!)

At My Time to Craft our theme this week is Santa I went for an old-fashioned look.

I must apologise for the picture quality, it was quite a gloomy day when I snapped it.

The image is one of my favourite Santas: Antique Santa by Penny Black. He is one of their Slapstick Cling stamps. I added gold stickles to the stars on his coat and the one on his staff, and Diamond stickles to his fur trim.

The papers are Papermania At Christmas Time by docrafts, sadly it seems to be unavailable now. (I have had this stack for 3 years, so it's not surprising!) I went over the holly leaves with a Wink of Stella pen, and added dots of red Liquid Pearls for the berries. The ribbon is from stash.

I'm entering this at the CRAFT Challenge whose theme is Christmas.

There are so many variations that can be done on a 'Santa' theme - go and see what my teamies have done, you'll be very impressed by the variety! Then see what you can come up with, too!

Thanks for looking!

love Mags B x


StampNScrapJunkie said...

Mags, this is a great vintage Christmas card! I love the image and BG papers are perfect for the image. The attention to detail on the image is superb as is your coloring. How exciting to have your first Copics! I started with those and it ruined me for everything else. With all your markers, you should be a colorin' fool! Ha! I'd be at it every chance I had if I had more colors available to me. So happy for you! xx

Pat said...

Super card Mags, great Santa image, lovely colours and bp.

Pat xx

Daffodil Cards said...

Lurve this different Santa and all his colours a fab job with your colouring.

Sharon said...

I love this Santa Mags and your first colouring with Copics is fabulous.
A gorgeous design.
Enjoy the rest of your week.
Hugs Sharon. x

La Papera Gialla said...

Thanks for entering our C.R.A.F.T. Challenge this week!
Good luck!
Monica - DT

aussie aNNie said...

This is just a beautiful card, loving the colours used as well. such a gorgeous creation.xx
The Journey is the Start

Trimgym said...

Lovely creation, thank you for joining us this week at CRAFT Challenge this week and good luck!
We would love you to also check out our DT call and apply if you feel this is something for you as we are looking for some talented and friendly crafter to join our DT Team.

Jo and the CRAFT Team.

Maarit at Violets Corner said...

Absolutely gorgeous, the image is one of my favourites.

Warm hugs

Lynsey said...

Hi Mags, this is a gorgeous Santa!
Hugs Lynsey x

mags said...

This is gorgeous Mags. Love the Santa image and the beautiful papers.

MaryH said...

Delightful PB image (and I'm wondering if somewhere in my stash do I have this one?). I love it! Your coloring is terrific, and you've got some perfect papers to go with your old Father Christmas. This looks like a very old-fashioned, long ago Christmas card. The kind I really love. TFS & Big hugs.

coldwaters2 said...

Hi Mags glad I could help, I have tried several times to comment on Blogger via Chrome, I get so far then the blank window pops up, drat it, I have reset everything as well. I am back on Explorer so at least I can comment on your fantastic, gorgeous card love that image of Santa smashing colours and design.
Lorraine x

Aunty Sue said...

Hi mags great card and good luck in the challenge at craft

Danielle Vincent said...

What a fun Santa image! Your coloring is wonderful, I'll be interested in seeing what you think of your copic markers. I started with spectrum noir but once I got copics I haven't used them anymore. Have fun coloring!

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Great card hun, love the image & that ribbon looks fab!
Hugs Shell xx

Kim. said...

Mags this is a lovely traditional stamp and not one I have seen before. Beautiful card with lovely accent ribbon.
Kim x

Lynne in NI said...

Oooh another fab Santa!
PS you're not the only one who crafts in a hovel LOL

Marlene Atkinson said...

Hi Mags, this is gorgeous,love the image. Thank you for sharing with us at c.r.a.f.t. Challenge this week. Marlene DT

Jo said...

Love the image and the papers Mags. Awesome!

Thanks for the tip with the internet explorers too:)