Tuesday 1 December 2015

Digi Choosday Challenge – Traditional Christmas!

Good morning!  Hope all is well with you and yours! OMG it’s 1st December! Just 24 sleeps to go people!! Have you been good? I’m panicking!! J

So as well as it being 1st December it is also Choosday which means it’s time for a new challenge over at DIGI CHOOSDAY and our theme this week is, fittingly, Traditional Christmas!  As always we have a wonderful prize on offer for our lucky winner so check out the BLOG for details and as it is also DISCOUNT DAY you need to grab the code to get a MASSIVE reduction in the POLKADOODLES SHOP! But be quick, the offer is a 24 hour only deal!!

Now what depicts a more traditional Christmas than an image of Father Christmas?  (Well maybe dodgy festive jumpers and last minute panic buying but let’s focus on the positive here!!)  And I have to say that Nikky has drawn the most amazing vintage Santa I have ever seen! Isn’t he fab!!

I decided, for no other reason than I got the wrong card out of the cupboard (doh!), to print my images onto watercolour paper.  A happy accident as it turns out because I rather like the textured result.

Image, paper, sentiment & poinsettia: PICKNIX 3 – NORDIC WINTER
Card: Watercolour card – Centura Pearl
Dies: Tattered Lace ‘Pin Hole Rectangles’ - Sue Wilson ‘Pierced Flags’
Colours used: Skin: 92, 89, 90, 31 - Hair and Beard: 97, 96, 95 - Fur: 98, 80, 82
Reds: 94, 91, 90, 30 - Greens: 65, 63, 62, 71
Others: Stickles – Pearls – Glitter dots – Ribbon

So jingle all the way over to THE BLOG and join in with our fab challenge.   And don’t forget to visit the STORE  as it’s….   

…..so snag the DISCOUNT CODE.  Do it Claus you want to!!! J

Thanks so much for looking and all your kind comments!  Have a lovely day!

See ya!
Jane xxx

I would like to enter the following challenges: 
SPELLBINDING STAMPS – Include a Digital Element
AUD SENTIMENTS – Challenge #145: Anything Goes Plus a Sentiment
AS YOU LIKE IT – Favourite Season and Why (Winter – because of Christmas of course. A fabulous family time when we get together more than any other time of the year.)
SIMPLY PAPERCRAFT – Challenge #18: Anything Goes
LIL PATCH OF CRAFTY FRIENDS – Challenge #22: Anything Goes
LEMON SHORTBREAD – Challenge #3: Anything Goes
CRAFTY GIRLZ – Challenge #9: Anything Goes/Twist of Wintry
C.R.A.F.T. – Challenge #339: Winter
WINTER WONDERLAND – Add Some Sparkle and Bling
BROWN SUGAR – Challenge #174: Use Pearls
CRAFTING FROM THE HEART – Challenge #88: Anything Goes
CRAFT YOUR PASSION – Challenge #290: Always Anything Goes
CRAFTY CARDMAKERS – Challenge #153: ‘Twas The Night Before Christmas (His eyes how they twinkled! His dimples how merry!  His cheeks were like roses, his nose like a cherry!)
ARTISTIC INSPIRATIONS – Challenge #146: Anything Goes /Twist of Christmas
NATALIE AND AMY – Challenge #39: Christmas


  1. This is stunning! And defo a happy accident. It must be December as I am sat here with my dodgy Christmas jumper on lol

  2. He looks fabulous. So vintage. Stunning image Jane and on the w/c card looks stunning.

  3. Jane, wowzer. Brilliantly designed card, love the awesome colouring.xx
     { aNNie}

  4. Fabulous Jane! Love that Santa image and your shade of green is so fun and fresh! hugs :)

  5. Oh wow Jane that is one awesome Santa image a beautifully designed festive card. I treated myself to a couple of digi images today with the discount hope to get them printed off before too long.
    lorraine x

  6. Wow!!! Jane, this is stunning. I love how that image looks. Great job.

  7. Wowzers!!! Absolutely stunning and definitely an accident to be proud off. Love it love it love it. Merry Christmas xx

  8. Wow, this is gorgeous, Jane. I love the image and your colouring is stunning. Thank you for joining us at As You Like It. Luv, Wilma

  9. Hi jane well what a stunner you have made this time again just love this Santa and with my DT head on ,perfect for our Winter challenge at CRAFT this week. Good luck and hope to see you again
    Aunty Sue DT

  10. Jane, you colored that Santa beautifully! I love the texture of that paper. I might have to try your accident myself! This is one of my favorite Santa's ever.

  11. This is a fantastic vintage type card. The image is fantastic and I agree the textured effect has worked well. Thanks for join us at Natalie and Amy this month. Hugs Sheryl DT member xx

  12. This is a fabulous vintage Christmas card. Wonderful design .Thank you for joining us at Aud Sentiments challenge good luck Ginny ♥

  13. Jane this is fantastic and he looks like a great traditional santa, love the papers you have used and the embossed background. He looks brilliant.
    Fiona GDT digi choosday x

  14. Thank you for joining us at Winter Wonderland with your gorgeous card.
    Hugs Julie xxx

  15. A fabulous image. Lovely and traditional. Thanks for joining Aud Sentiments challenge. Elaine

  16. Beautiful card and love the vintage image -the texture add to the result too-great layout and layers---Thank you for joining us at Simply Papercrafts
    Carol DT x

  17. Stunning, just love the texture with the watercolour card.

  18. Nice card, thanks for playing with us at Brown Sugar Challenge!
    Good luck!
    Giada DT

  19. Beautiful card! I love the Santa and all your wonderful layers. Perfect Christmas card!
    Thanks for entering it in our Challenge over at Spellbinding Stamps.

    Tonya - Spellbinding Stamps DT

  20. Hi,

    Sweet card, Thanks for joining us at BSC

    DT Brown Sugar Challenge

  21. love your Santa! Thank you for sharing with us at Crafty Cardmakers and More.

  22. So beautiful Christmas card, thanks for sharing. have a lovely weekend cheers Sue n x

  23. A fabulous Christmas card Jane. Your image goes perfectly with the lines from the 'Twas The Night Before Christmas poem and you have coloured him wonderfully. Your Poinsettia is really pretty and the contemporary colour theme is lovely. Thanks for joining our challenge over at Crafty Cardmakers and more. Sally.x.

  24. wow fantastic! I love all the little details, from the stitching to the beautiful embossing... just perfect xx

  25. Thanks for sharing your stunning card with us, and thank you for pointing out which line of the poem it relates to, so many have not bothered!!

    Your colouring is perfection and there is so much gorgeous detail!

    Crafty Cardmakers and More


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