Tuesday, 20 August 2013

Santa’s Bag

Hello there.

Today I am showing a Christmas card, only my 2nd of the year so far.  I do not have very many to make at all now that I have moved jobs but I still leave it to the last minute and rush around like a headless Rudolph moaning that I don’t have enough time.  Still 2 down 22 to go!

So to card 2 and I call it Santa’s Bag.

A bag on a card.  Not particularly practical!

The design did not start out like this it just sort of evolved.  I had already stamped a few images from a collection of Christmas stamps I have from Joanna Sheen by Giordano and coloured them all using pencils.  Then what to do?  I chose my favourite which is called ‘Our Family’ (the adorable puppy did it for me, I’m dog mad!) and I particularly liked the way it turned out and decided it was an image destined for a bauble. 

 OK so I need a bauble die.  Excellent I have 2 sets but none of them fit.  Fudgy fingers!   So improvisation is called for so I cut Santa into a circle.  And that was as far as I got.  I stared and stared at my Santa in a circle for quite a while, mojo gone, I even completed another project in the meantime.  Then I was going through my embossing folders and came across a new one I hadn’t yet used from Couture Creations called ‘Message in a Tree’, which is in fact a message in a bauble (?). So I decided to emboss some of my gorgeous Centura pearl and stick my Santa over it.  You can just make out the hanger and ribbon at the top.  Yipee!  I have my bauble at last :-D.

Love that little dog but look at that teeny bird! Awwwww!

Having got this far my topper was now too big for a 6 x 6” so after embossing M-Bossabilities Dainty Dots onto an A5 piece of Centura Pearl (I should have shares in this stuff) I went mad with Tattered Lace corners and green cabochons.  I made a slightly wonky tag (don’t be too harsh it’s trying) tied it with twine and heat embossed my sentiment with Red Glitz WOW powder.

After adding Stickles all over the shop, a stamped holly sprig and red ribbon handles I was done. Phew!

So I am adding this card to the pile (well to the other one) and look forward to making more.  I love, love, love Christmas.

See ya!

Smiling always (well 2 Christmas cards by August is not bad (for me))!
Jane x

I would like to enter my card into the following challenges:


  1. I love your design, both the clever bauble effect and the gift bag and your Santa is so sweet.

    Thank you for sharing your work with all of us at Crafty Boots Challenges.


  2. Fantastic card. Thanks for joining us at Diva's this week

  3. gorgeous use of those reds and greens, thank you for sharing with us at the Winter Wonderland
    Hugs Kate xx

  4. oops back to say, thank you for joining us at the Hobby House Challenge for our Christmas Theme
    Hugs Kate xx

  5. Gorgeous card Jane - love the jolly Father Christmas and fabulous LO.
    Debs xx

  6. Beautiful card, love how you have also made it look like a gift bag as well as getting the bauble in !!
    Kate x

  7. Great creation .Thank you for joining in the Joanna Sheen Challenge and good luck-Sharon DT

  8. Wow this is gorgeous!! Thank you so much for sharing with us at Hobby House. Jen xx

  9. Gorgeous card. Thanks for joining in our "Not A Square" challenge at Creative Craft.
    Bev x


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