Thursday, 22 October 2015

I wish I had this stamp


When I first started entering challenges I won a challenge and was sent some stamped images of this fabulous Santa. I have tried to find the wooden stamp, which has been discontinued but it is available as a clear stamp as part of a set but I can't remember who makes it. I almost bought the wooden one for 50p from somebody at a craft fair as she said she had it at home and didn't use it as didn't know what to do with it. She liked a card I had made so much I inspired her to keep it, damn! Update - Thanks to Jackie for telling me the make, found it on eBay but as it is American the postage is ridiculous.

I went for a vintage look, distressing the edges with Vintage Photo DI and a distress tool. The papers are Dovecraft North Pole and I used 3 Martha Stewart snowflake punches.

Challenges
Friday sketch challenge great sketch 
ABC Christmas Unusual Christmas colours 
Sweet Stampin' Antiques roadshow (use an old stamp) 
Sparkles Christmas distress it 
Whimsy Fall colours or Christmas 
Bizzy Becs anything goes

Still time to enter my candy, see my candy page.

38 comments:

Debra Kenworthy said...

Gorgeous card Marianne! It is a beautiful image and does look familiar, I'll rack my brain and see it anything pops up. I love the vintage feel of your card, the papers are lovely and look great with the Kraft card. I hope one of your followers can help. Debra x

Doreen said...

Beautiful card Marianne,love the image.xxx

brenda said...

A lovely traditional Santa Marianne and the reds and sepia colorus work very nicely together.

B x

brenda said...

A lovely traditional Santa Marianne and the reds and sepia colorus work very nicely together.

B x

Jackie said...

Thank you for reminding me that I have this Rubber Stampede wooden stamp Marianne, it must be time to dig it out again! I have to get cracking now to replace the 21 Christmas cards that my grand-daughter Sian has filched from my stock for her fundraising event!!!
A wonderful card :o)
Jackie xx

julie_woolston said...

Fabulous card Marianne love the Santa , if I come across one I will let you know.
Hugs Julie xxx

Kath said...

A fabulous card and a lovely Santa image.
Kath x

misteejay said...

Super card Marianne. This Santa is fabulous.
Toni xx

Sammy said...

Love the vintage look of this Marianne! The papers are gorgeous. I've yet to break into my pad... x

Lorraine said...

A gorgeous vintage card Marianne, I can see why you love this stamp-he looks fabulous.
Lorraine x

rachel said...

lovely vintage make - big hugs rachel xx

Judith said...

lovely card Marianne - i love this style of Santa too - i bought a sort of wooden stamps in America a couple of years ago - not the same but similar - might just drag them out!! thanks for the reminder of my forgotten stash! hugs Judith x

Bad Kitty said...

great card!
have a nice day

meg said...

Great make I have these papers and they are perfect for vintage images like this one, love the layout

Jane said...

It is a gorgeous image, which I am lucky enough to have and comes out year after year, never out of fashion. Love Jane x

ginny c said...

I think I got these from Butterly Kisses not sure if hobby art sell them sure I got it from them at a show beautiful card x

Sarah said...

I can understand the appeal of this lovely stamp Marianne. He looks just like he should do...I do find some Father Christmas stamps have a sinister look about them!! xx

Rainey's Craft Room said...

I love this vintage look on your card Marianne, hope you find him soon.
Lorraine

Linda Simpson said...

Beautiful vintage Christmas card, loving the papers.
Hugs
Linda xxx

Hazel (Didos) said...

Oh its beautiful and I adore the distressed look you have gone for, Love Hazelx

scrAPpamondo said...

Fab card and this Santa is really wonderful!

cotnob said...

A fabulous card Marianne, a lovely vintage design.
Pauline
x

Sue said...

Marianne, this is a beautiful card, and I love the fact that it is such a traditional Christmas image and colours. (Those are my favourite type of Christmas cards)!
Your card design is just gorgeous with the papers and the lovely extras you have added.
Sue...xxx

Kelly Lloyd said...

Love this card Marianne x

Carol S. said...

I hate to tell you Marianne but I have this stamp. It is my favourite Santa stamp ever. Iy you would like some images, I would be more than happy to do you some. I love using Vintage Photo DI and just pull the ink in with a damp brush. Or just Smokey Grey Versafine and adding colour to his face. Just adding a touch of colour to his face. If we do get up to our new home, now on the outskirts of Lowestoft, you can come and stamp some yourself!! Hugs, Carol S.xx

Wendy Nicola Jackson said...

Ooh I LOVE this Marianne. Gorgeous image and lovely vintage finish. An utterly perfect choice for our 'Antiques Roadshow' challenge at Sweet Stampin' this week. Thanks so much for joining in the fun with us. Hugs, Wends x Sweet Stampin' DT

JANINE QUINN MIDDLESBROUGH, UK said...

Hi Marianne, this such a lovely card and perfect for our 'old stamp' challenge this week. I do remember this from years ago, it was always on my wishlist but I never ever got around to buying it lol.

Thank you for sharing and joining in with the fun at Sweet Stampin’ this week and good luck. Hugs Janine xx

cuilliesocks said...

Hi there, it's a wonderful Santa and your whole card is gorgeous, Kate x

Team Clark said...

Fabulous vintage style!

Jane Willis said...

A gorgeous card and your image is perfect for it - I hope you manage to get a stamp. Thanks for sharing at Sparkles Christmas
Jane

Avril Watson said...

One of my favourite Father Christmas images too, Marianne, fabulous card hun, hugs xxx

Kat W said...

I really love the vintage style of this card from the gorgeous image to the beautiful distressed DPs, and the colour combo is so stylish :-)

Big hugs, Kat xx

Pollard Carole said...

wow it is special I just this wonderful card keep looking someone will have one to sell Love and hugs Carole x

Helen said...

Wonderful card!
Thanks for playing at the ABC Christmas Challenge!
Helen x

Sandra H said...

This is just the cutest card ever and just perfect for our challenge over at “ Sparkles Christmas Challenge " "Distress it” good luck and hope to see you again next time Dt Member Sandra H xx

Joan said...

A lovely vintage style card, love the papers and the Santa stamp

Thanks for joining us at Sparkles Christmas challenge this month

Joan

Wolfbane 22778 said...

Hello Marianne, I came across your blog through lotv as I love how the design team decorate their cards. I have both the Santa stamps you are looking for, the wooden stamp and the clear stamp ( with 8 smaller Christmas stamps on it) please let me know which you would like and I will post it to you.
This is my sons email address, I can give you mine if you wish.

Best wishes Kathy

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