Saturday, 30 November 2013

Santa Claus is coming to town!!!!!!!

Hi! welcome to my new blog post!!!!

I hope you are all having a lovely weekend... at our home, we are all down with a cold/flu (I never know the difference!). Husband in bed; Alaia is the healthiest of all of us, still dancing around... and I'm just lazing around the house, doing bits and bobs, a bit of card-making, playing with Alaia... but wishing to be in bed all snuggled up!

I'm still trying to finish my Christmas cards... running late as usual!

When I saw this digital stamp featured in the Digital Pencil blog I had to get it!!! It's so darn cute! I love the Big Santa riding that tiny train... genius! You can get it from the Mo's Digital Pencil shop.

Here is the card.....

I used the sketch #85 from Papertake Weekly, by Dawny P.

I rotated the sketch 45 degrees. I hope you like my take on it!!!

I went for traditional colours this time. Red, Green and Gold as a main feature. All the papers I've used are freebies from card-making magazines. 

I really enjoyed colouring this image, but this was my second attempt! I coloured it first, and added glitter... I wasn't happy with the outcome! so I ditched it...
 I used my Promarkers as usual!
I'm still trying to get colouring reds right, I only have one shadow of red at the moment, so I used the colour Shale for Santa's suit shadows, together with Poppy. For the white fur I used Warm Grey 1 and the blender pen. I like how it turned up. 
For the beard I used Icicle.
For the Face: Vanilla, almond, blossom (for the cheeks and the nose!). 
For Santa's boots I used Shale, Warm Grey 1 and Icicle together with the blender pen.

For the bell: Tulip Yellow and Mustard plus blender pen. 

and finally the train... Apple, China Blue, Powder blue, sandstone, warm grey 1, tulip yellow  and mustard. 

To embellish the card I used a red felt heart, and a bit of string to tie the golden jingle bell up. 
I added a bit more of gold colour with the golden brads, and I used green and red buttons with mini stars on top of them...
All of the above are from local shops. The red heart I've had forever in my stash... 
I also used the Tim Holtz torn notebook die for the spotty paper underneath the image. 

I'm entering this card into the following challenges:

Delicious Doodles #64 - Inspired by a movie (The Polar Express by Tom Hanks)

I really hope you like this card. If you do, please feel free to leave a comment. I love reading all the comments, they make me happy!!!!
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Thanks so much and until next time! Happy crafting!


  1. Such a super fun card!!

    Thank you so much for joining us at Delicious Doodles this week for our "Inspired By A Movie" challenge and good luck!

    Karen. DT.xx

  2. Sweet card, lovely the image. Thanks for sharing it with us this week at crafty catz. Naomi x

  3. ho, ho, ho...your card is so fantastic and sweet!

    hugs and kisses from germany,
    silvi (GD this week on lexi's creations challenge)

  4. You're right Mirella...the over sized Santa on tiny train is genius...after all men are just big kids!! Your card is WONDERFUL!! Thanks for joining us at Fussy and Fancy "Hearts"!

  5. He's a wonderful looking Santa! Thanks so much for playing along at ATSM xx

  6. Wonderful image and a fun layout. Great colours and embellishments. Thanks for sharing with us at Incy Wincy Designs challenge this week.
    Sandy GD

  7. Fabulous card, great Santa image he looks to be having sooo much fun, thanks for joining us at Divas By Design and Crafty Catz this week. Jac x

  8. Great holiday card with a fabulous image. Thanks for joining us at TPC this week. hugs, Pat K xx

  9. Lovely card and great colouring. Thanks for joining us at Divas by Design.
    Hugs, Janine xx

  10. Lovely card, love the bell, thanks for joining us at Allsorts this week, xxxx

  11. Very Beautiful Card!! Thank you for sharing with TTCRD This week.

  12. What a fantastic image, love the cute bell too. Thanks for joining us at I Love Promarkers, A Gem of a Challenge and Fussy and Fancy xx

  13. Still on the copy and paste I am afraid but wanted to pop in any take a peek at your latest make, say hello and thank you for joining in a Allsorts challenge.

    B x

  14. Hi this is a great Christmas card for our traditional Christmas colour challenge week!
    Thanks for joining us at Crafty Little Fairies!
    Hugs Lynsey x

  15. Lovely card and great take on the sketch.
    Thanks for taking part in our challenge at Crafty Little Fairies :-)
    Hugs, Kat x

  16. Great card thanks for sharing with us at a gem of a challenge
    Hugs Kelly

  17. Thanks for joining Allsorts challenge with this great entry, good luck.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

  18. This is a beautiful card!
    Thanks for sharing it with us at QKR Stampede.
    Ardilla :)

  19. Love this santa card. Great details with the corner and stars too. Thanks for joining QKR Stampede last week. Hope to see you back this week for our current challenge too. Bettina DT Member at QKR Stampede!! xx

  20. Nice card Mirella. Great details Thanks for joining us at the Fussy and Fancy Challenge

  21. What a great Christmas card! Lovely coloring and embellishments!
    Thanks for joining us at Shopping Our Stash!

    Hugs, Alica ;)


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