Friday, 30 November 2012

Believe in the Magic of Christmas


I'm so pleased with how this card turned out. Sometimes you have an idea in mind with an image and the card doesn't come out as well as you planned but using the sketches at Christmas challenges with sketches really helps and this week's is a beauty as usual. Lots of lovely layers to ply around with. I rotated the sketch to fit my image. Somebody gave me some stamped images a while ago and I therefore have no idea who makes this wonderful stamp so if anyone knows please leave me a comment. I just added some glossy accents to his glasses and some glitter to the snowflakes.

The papers are Kaisercraft, apropriately called Dear Santa. I also used some bell charms, faux leather, Tim Holtz salvage sticker sentiment, hessian and a metal corner from Wild Orchid. I've used Di Vintage Photo and distressed all the edges too.

I would also like to enter this into the Child's Christmas challenge at Wild Orchid and Magical/Mystical at Incy Wincy.

I usually schedule my posts at least a day before they post as I mainly use my iPad for linking and commenting. It's so much quicker for commenting and the only problem is when people have their comments embedded in the post instead of as a pop up box. I won't bore you with why. If you don't have your comments as a pop up box here's a little plea from me to change your setting. I recently suggested this to somebody and she changed and commented that it is much better. 

Lastly welcome to my latest follower, Olivia B. Thanks for following me x

18 comments:

Caroline said...

Marianne this is gorgeous I love the Santa image and the layout and colours are beautiful. Caroline xxx

Miria said...

Stunning creation, Marianne! I love it, Miria xx

Sue - bearhouse said...

Stunning card Marianne. I love the image and the wonderful papers all work so well together.

Hugs Sue

Kelly Lloyd said...

Great card Marianne..
Hugs Kelly

Dawn Ruth said...

I love the Santa stamp have looked everywhere for one but with no success

rachel said...

love love love this Marianne - its just stunning - the santa stamp is just fabulous xx

Sandra H said...

This is beautiful Marianne, x

pinky said...

Its a stunner Marianne. I have that stamp but bought it second hand in my local craft shop and it has no name unfortunately. Love the lettering too.

coops said...

so gorgeous and vintage marianne.i love the fab image and your design is stunning :D

xx coops xx

Wishcraft said...

Fab Santa stamp and love the papers too, gorgeous card hun :o) Hugs, Lisa x

Marianne H said...

Denne er skikkelig fin, morsomt med så mange ulike ark satt sammen. Ha en finfin helg, klem.

Renata said...

Gorgeous card, love the Santa stamp and de papers you used. Thanks for joining us at CCWS this week.

Lisa said...

Hi Marianne, Beautiful card! Love this image and gorgeous rich colours.

Lisa x

Whisper said...

Great image, layout and extras, Luv Sam x

Janneke said...

What a beautiful card ;o)
Thank you for joining us at CCWS this week.

Petra said...

leuk gedaan met die letters van het papier van Tim holtz....

Samantha said...

Lovely card, love hte way you did hte believe letters too! Great to see you at Incy Wincy this week, hugs Samantha :0)

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