Sunday, July 19, 2009

Santa Claus is coming to town and a Beautiful Blogger Award!!

Hey there!
I got a chance to play around today and a lot of the new challenges this week are 'Christmas in July' - boy was that ever hard to get into after having just returned from a summer vacation!! However, I managed it and I used this fabulous Magnolia Santa image and sentiment which I received in a RAK from dear sweet Cheryl. I've used this weeks sketch from Friday Sketchers which is from the fabulous Jaqueline. I'm also entering this into the Magnolia Down Under Challenge which is 'Christmas in July' and also for the Winter Wonderland challenge blog which is 'Santa Claus is coming to town'. Woohoo - 3 challenges in 1 card!!
I've coloured in Santa with my copic markers and used Liquid Applique on his hat and glossy accents on his glasses. Here's a close up picture hopefully showing those details are little clearer.

Finishing details to the card are some Prima poinsettia flowers, MS branch punch, sewing, and some snowflake embellishments from my stash.
Thanks for taking the time to come by and leave a comment - it's always so much appreciated. My beautiful blogging friend, Linda, also passed on this fabulous blog award to me - thank you so much Linda, it is truly appreciated!

I hope you're all enjoying a wonderful Sunday!


Sharon said...

This is fab Danielle. I love your Santa and the papers are gorgeous.

LINDA said...

Fantastic card.. Love the little santa.. and the papers are wonderful..
Hugs, Linda

Kellie said...

Gorgeous card, thanks so much for playing along and joining us at Magnolia Down Under Challenges. Hope to see you back again next challenge.

dolcreations said...

This is fabulous...I love the card it so perfect for those challenges!
I love the colouring...great job!

dolcreations said...

This is fabulous...I love the card it so perfect for those challenges!
I love the colouring...great job!

Tracey Feeger said...

this is just fabulous. Love the image you used and the DP goes really well.
Thanks for joining MDUC - hope to see you in the next challenge.

Jacilynn said...

I love this santa image. Too cute and I love your take on the Friday Sketch.

Glad you had such a fun trip!

stampinfrog said...

So cute!Love this Santa and your coloring is fantastic!
So glad you had a great vacation!

Rachel said...

Oh how totally ADORABLE!!!! love your cute santa!:0) Beautiful job as always Danielle!!!
Big Hugs,

Riet said...

What a beautiful card Danielle,l love the image and colours.
So gorgeous papers.

Hugs Riet.x

Cheryl Joshua said...

WOW,how cute is he Danielle!!! Love your colouring and fab job on the sketch,the stars and snowflakes look great!!
Hugs xx

Lorraine said...

Lovely card,love the Father Christmas difficult to do Christmas when I am off to Florida on holiday

cats whiskers said...

Hi Dear this is fabulous I love that image and those great papers. Have a good week
Hugs Jacqui x

debby4000 said...

Oh this fabulous, love Santa and brilliant papers and snowflakes.

Penni said...

Great Card Danielle - I love the Magnolia Santa - he's fab.


Tara said...

Oh Danielle this is so perfect! It's really eye catching and that Magnolia Father Christmas is divine!! xx

Rach said...

a fabulous card Danielle, great christmas card. hugs rachxx

Curt in Carmel said...

Wow! Talk about knocking out several challenges at once! Great job! Very sweet card, and I admire you for doing a Christmas card in the middle of July. I just couldn't do it! LOL And you so deserve the award you received! Hope all is well! Best, Curt

KanataNewf said...

Danielle it is so nice to see your wonderful creations again! A lovely card indeed.

Jodi said...

I love your cute cute card!! He is a cute Santa too!! =) Great card for the challenge.
Jodi =)

Judy's Crafty Moments said...

Gorgeous Card danielle! Love the papers and your image is fab!! I'm trying to colour a Christmas image and just can't get into it!! Glad you had a lovely holiday. Hugs Judy xx

Norma said...

Danielle, gorgeous card. Very nice colour scheme--just love that DP. Beautifully coloured. Great job.


Kristy Young said...

Gorgeous! Im loving these santa magnolias!!
Thanks for playing at Magnolia Down Under

Anonymous said...

Your card is just gorgeous Danielle, I adore this sweet Santa!
Gorgeous papers and accents.
Thanks for joining us at FS.
Carole x

Tab said...

Wow fabulous card, just adore the colours and image! So cute!
Hugs Tab xxx

Jenny Gropp said...

This turned out wonderfully! Love everything about it!!!

Debbie Pamment said...

This is gorgeous Danielle - love the DP you've used - fabulous job!


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