Wednesday, 25 September 2013

Here Comes Santa at the Christmas at Sweet Stampin' Challenge


Hello to you all my wonderful crafty friends.
I hope you are well and having a good week. Sending big hugs out to anyone who would like one!
We have had glorious weather here for the last 2 days and all my children seem to have settled nicely into their new terms at school and college so I'm happy!

My card today is part of the mid way reminder for the Christmas at Sweet Stampin' Challenge.
This time our fun theme is
Here Comes Santa 
For this challenge we are sponsored by the wonderful Funky Kits

My image is one I bought last year in the sale, it's quite a large stamp and was so much fun to colour although it did make me feel rather sleepy. I'm yawning again looking at it now!


Items Used:
Stamp -  Heltz Cuppleditch Snoozing Santa coloured with Promarkers
Papers - First Edition Nordic Christmas 
Spellbinders Labels 1 and Scalloped Labels 1
Sentiment - Paula Pascual Christmas Messages
Polar White Flower Soft
Distress Ink - Antique Linen

If you take a look at the Christmas at Sweet Stampin' Challenge blog you will see the wonderful creations made by the design team.


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

Graphic Markers - No Characters and or/colour an accessory (hope this counts, please feel free to delete if necessary!)
Bearly Mine - Anything Goes
Oldie but Goodie - Dies and Punches (old items are stamp and Sentiment)

Thank you so much for taking the time to stop and look at my blog today. 
I really do appreciate it, your support and encouragement means so much to me.
bye for now
hugs





104 comments:

Eret said...

Really beautiful layout. Those mittens with fluffy edge are super cute. Gorgeous card, Sue!
Hugs,
Eret

Doreen said...

This is gorgeous,love the fab image and great colours.xxx

Pauline said...

Fabulous Christmas card Sue, I love this sweet image. He looks tired! I love those little hanging mittens too, fab die cut!

Chrissie said...

A fabulous xmas card Sue and those papers look gorgeous with this wonderful design.
Chrissie xx

rosie said...

stunning card. love the santa image with the cat. great layout. love the papers.
thanks for all the lovely comments on my blog Sue. much appreciate them all x

Ella's Design said...

Great card, Sue! Love that sweet Santa stamp and your fab colouring, and oh my, those little mittens are too too cute...think I might NEED these! Hugs, Lisa x

rachel said...

this is just gorgeous Sue - santa looks very chilled and happy - fab colours too and I love those mittens xx

Debbie said...

Hi Sue.
Gorgeous card, love the image and it is a good size for colouring too
It reminds me of the Raymond Briggs Father Christmas off the tv, do you know which one I mean.
Love the papers, they are lovely.
Debbiex

As.I.Do.Rodos. said...

Fantastic image and colouring Ginny x

aussie aNNie said...

Lovely card Sue, that image is just a gorgeous one...beautiful finish.xx

Mojca said...

What a cute image of Santa! And I love the glove die, have to get it :) Hugs! Mojca

Sarah said...

Fabulous card Sue and that's a proper Santa. Isn't his cat HUGE?!! xx

Sarah said...

Oops, I meant to say thanks also for sharing your lovely Santa with us at Oldie but a Goodie xx

Wendy L said...

So lovely Sue and those tiny mitts are sooo cute. xxxx

Vee Cassidy said...

A beautiful card, Sue and I love that cat and the mittens are adorable. Vee xx

cotnob said...

This is a gorgeous Christmas card Sue, I love your snoozing Santa and Nordic papers.
Pauline
x

Pat K said...

Beautiful card Sue. Love this image...he looks so relaxed. The mittens are too cute. hugs, Pat K xx

McCrafty's Cards said...

Gorgeous Christmas card Sue, i like the adorable santa image the mittens and the design,
Kevin xx

Karen Petitt said...

Gorgeous card, yep I could have an afternoon siesta right now too! Beautiful and different colouring - the ice blue works beautifully with the red and white Karen x

Carol Willis said...

Love this Sue. Fantastic image, layout and papers.
Hugs
Caz x

Tracy said...

Oh no! Cute mitten dies to tempt me. Hee hee This card is adorable Sue. They look nice and comfy in that big old chair. Hugs!

Sue said...

Awwwww what a wonderful image Sue! he's adorable huggles Sue xxx

heidy said...

Santa need to relax ,he will be very busy in few weeks!!
Fab card Sue!!
XXX Heidy

Craftin Suzie (Susan Flynn) said...

Super image Sue he looks so cosy and I love your die cut mitts with the fur trim! Fab card! Susan x

Pia S said...

I think you did a great job with the coloring of this image, and I like the size of it, superb for paper piecing too I imagine. Love the fluffy look you gave those mittens!

Donna Ellis said...

A warm and cozy scene, Sue, with soft colors and homey blend of items. Even tho it is not shown, I can almost hear the fire crackling in the fireplace. Sweet! hugs, de

Karen said...

Oh Sue, this is absolutely precious... and completely heartwarming. :o) The scene is so warm and cozy. Your design is lovely as always and I absolutely adore those precious mittens! They couldn't be sweeter, especially with the puffy, sparkly cuffs. :o) The papers are beautiful. Another masterpiece from your crafty heart! What a beauty. :o) I hope you have an equally lovely day, my friend!

Hugs and blessings!

MagsB said...

What a wonderful image of Santa and his cat! I love the fur on the die-cut mittens, too. Such a cute card!

And thank you very much for your kind comments on my blog, they are always appreciated!

love Mags B x

Redanne said...

It is a very relaxing image Sue! Love the Santa and love your colouring - and would love an armchair just like that one! Hugs, Anne x

downrightcrafty said...

so sweet and love the texture and colours
Hugs Kate xx

Christine Harrop said...

What a fabulous Santa. He needs to get as much rest as he can before Christmas Eve Lol! Gorgeous card Sue. Christine xx

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Really sweet card hun, love the image & those mittens are perfect!

Hugs Shell xx

Sue B said...

Ooh this is gorgeous Sue… what an adorable image and your colouring is awesome!! I love the scrummy papers and those mittens are SO sweet!!… love the polar white trim!! :-)
These dark evenings (and days) make me feel very sleepy all the time!!
Take Care
Big hugs
Sue xx

Kat W said...

Hey Sue!
Sorry I've not been around so much of late - just caught up with your latest creations and wow, so many beautiful cards!
This Santa card is lovely - great colours ad the mittens are just too cute!
Hugs, Kat xx

Inky Angel said...

Doing a catch-up today, have been sick with flu for the past few days. This card makes me warm and comfy, just what I need at the moment :^).
The rich and light blue really bring out the focal image, love it!
Hugs,
Katie

Claire said...

Ho, Ho, Ho - I love this jolly Santa card Sue, gorgeous colours too and fab mittens! Hugs, Claire x

Jenny L said...

Hi Sue,
this card is superb as usual.
I do love that stamp isn't the FC so lovely and cuddly, and that mitten die is to die for. lol.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Debs said...

Fabulous card Sue - such a great Santa image - so beautifully coloured and gorgeous DP's
It's always a blessing when our children are settled :o)
Have a wonderful evening.
Debs xx

Teresa said...

Gorgeous card Sue, I do love those mittens what a lovely touch, lovely Santa too.
hugs Teresa x

Carol said...

Fabulous Christmas card Sue. Carol x

Vicky said...

Gorgeous hunni...:o)

biggest of hugs Vicky xx

*Vicki* said...

Oh Sue, this really gets me in the mood for Christmas!! What a lovely image and coloring! HUGS :)

chrissy xx said...

FABulous image..
FABulous coloring...
Well worth it Sue..
LOve it...LOving these little mittens too.
Chrissyxx

Darnell J Knauss said...

So adorable, Sue! Brilliant coloring, as always! He made me sleepy, too!! Hugs, Darnell

Marlene Atkinson said...

A gorgeous Christmas card, love the mittens with the furry edge. Marlene

Lorraine said...

OMG! At first glance I thought he had his head in his lap, pmsl.
It's smashing Sue. Super papers.

mixamatoasties said...

I just love him Sue, he's fab! And I love the furry mittens - a perfect touch.

Susan xx

fabiola jaques said...

thanks to play with us at CSAYL with our christmas cheers challenge Sue, beautifull and sweet card, so lovely scene , hope to see you next time, biz

nnalorac said...

Super cute Sue, love your sleepy Santa, papers and ever so cute mittens. Carolxx

Donna Mosley said...

Gorgeous card Sue, what a gorgeous image, love it! Wonderful colouring and design as always.

Donna x

Angelique said...

Beautiful card. Wonderful image and colouring. Love those mittens.
Thank you for joining us at Creative Card Crew

Huggsss, Angelique
EngelDesignsScrap

Alisonscraftybitzandbobs.blogspot.com said...

Brilliant card, love the image and those mittens. Love Alison xx

May said...

Gorgeous card Sue, The image is beautiful...Love the mittens & colours... Hugs May x x x

Janet - aka stacky said...

Absolutely fabulous card Sue I love the image and how beautifully you have coloured it, love what you did with the mittens, such lovely papers too xx

Molecraft said...

Just fabulous Sue, loving that image!
Helen x

Lorraine said...

This is gorgeous Sue. Santa looks fabulous and I love the mittens die....need...lol!!

Wendy said...

Gorgeous card Sue, fabulous image.
Hugs
Wendy xx

tilly's crafts said...

fabulous christmas card Sue and love those mittens!
Kim x

Tammy said...

Oh how cute! Love the image and the wonderful papers syou use

Wishcraft said...

Fab Santa and he looks perfect with those papers. Lovely card hun :o) Hugs, Lisa x

Wendy Nicola Jackson said...

Sue, those papers are gorgeous! Love the image too, he looks so snuggly there. Lovely card hun. Hugs, Wends x

pam said...

beautiful card Sue, love this image,papers and great design.
pam

Vicky said...

Oh sweetie this is such a super fabulous card. Love the image, the papers........love the whole card hun its lush!!

Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx

Elise said...

hahhahaha! Sue .. you made me giggle with your post! :) Yes .. this image is so cute .. it makes me feel nice and relaxed too. :) lol! Gorgeous colors and colouring and those mittens at the top puts the most PERFECT touch! I love it!

ps .. hope your children are enjoying their new school year!

Big Hugs,
Elise

mags said...

This is lovely Sue. Love the image and the traditional reds.
Mags
x

Jackie said...

What a lovely card, beautifully coloured. Love the layout :o)
Jackie xx

debby4000 said...

Love your fabulous cute Christmas card.
luv
Debby

Sandie Edwards said...

Sue this is such an adorable card, I love the flower-soft, really adds realism into this equation. When I have used it, mine looks squished on and not nice and fluffy like yours!! LOL

Marianne's Craftroom said...

That is so cute, love it

crafty-stamper said...

gorgeous image -love the papers and the mittens die is gorgeous love the fluffy trim
Carol x

Cat's sCrap said...

Already ! The Santa Claus is early this year! (lol!). Lovely card. Simple and elegant. Bravo !

Hugs from France.
Catherine.

Stamps and Paper said...

SUch a lovely image Sue..love the hanging mittens..


Anne

KraftyKoolKat said...

This is so beautiful Sue. Gorgeous image and layout. Love the texture on the mittens.

Hugs
Cathy
xxxxx

Patricia said...

Good afternoon Sue,
What a super image, I love it, also those real cute mittens and great layout
Hugs

Patricia xxx

Vee said...

Fantastic card Sue. I love those cosy mittens and the colour combo too. Had a wee giggle at your comment and no you've never called me Viv before but it wouldn't have bothered me anyway....lol
Hugs
xx Vee

Jacquie said...

Fantastic card Sue, a lovely image just how Santa should be.

Love & Hugs

Jacquie J xxx
http://jewelscardcraft.blogspot.co.uk/

Planetsusie said...

This is really sweet Sue - looks as if he has had a really hard day or should that be evening! Love the cat asleep on his knee and the red and blue socks!

Such a brilliant card and great layout.

Hugs to you Sue Pxxx

Dawn said...

A beautiful card. The image is very relaxing and serene and the papers are perfect - they remind me of a warm cozy blanket. Beautiful details and design.

Hugs, Dawn

Pop's Cards said...

Fabulous creation sweetie, perfect colours too hugs Pops x x x

Pop's Cards said...

Fabulous creation sweetie, perfect colours too hugs Pops x x x

sue w. said...

Hi Sue, what a perfect Santa, love the colours and those mitt dies are fabulous.
Hugs Sue W.

ALI said...

Great card Sue, love the image and colours.

Whisper said...

Aaah what a fabby Santa and great colours and layout too, Luv Sam x

coops said...

so stunning sue.your santa is fabulous and i love your papers ;D

xx coops xx

Gemma said...

Absolutely adorable Santa card Sue, love it...
hugs and xxx
Gemma

Dora said...

Awww this is really so cute, I love this fun Father Christmas image and nice nice papers and colors :) Xxx

Craftyhugs said...

A stunning Christmas card and those mittens are just so cute! Really reminds me of christnas. Oh my not long now lol
Hugs xx

Viv said...

Lovely Xmas card Sue, the image is so cute too :) Viv xx

SemSee said...

Great card - love this image! Thank you so much for joining us at Graph'it Markers Challenge! Hugs, Simonne x

Little K Smith said...

Aawww this is just gorgeous Sue! What a wonderful image, I love it! :D I love the delish papers and you've used one of my fave dies too!
Have a lovely weekend hun :)
Kelly.x

paper fun said...

Stunning card. The pale blue and red is really pretty together.

Thanks for joining us at Creative Card Crew.

Mari

Sarah said...

Gorgeous festive card Sue, love the image, such a fab santa x

Kym's Crafty Cards said...

What a gorgeous Father Christmas card you have made here. It fits our challenge this week well of “anything goes”. Thanks for taking part and good luck. Best wishes, Kym (Bearly Mine Challenge Blog Design Team)

Penny said...

Really gorgeous Christmas card, Sue! Love that darling image & your coloring! Fabulous DP & color palette, too; really love your die cuts! :^)
Hugs, Penny

Dips said...

Another wonderful card, Sue, again super use of dies. Thank you so much for once again entering my challenge theme on an Oldie But A Goodie, and good luck!

Lozzy T said...

Love it Sue and Santa looks so cuddly and love the mittens tooo. Your mind at rest noing your children have settled at school..Hugs Lozzy xx

Donna said...

Fun, festive card Sue, love this image your fab choice of papers. We've had gorgeous weather here too the last few days...fingers crossed it lasts a bit longer :) Donna ♥ x

Natascha said...

Love your card! Great coloring and use of Christmas colours. Thank you so much for joning us at Bearly Mine Challenge this week. Hope to see you again soon :)

Hugs, Natascha

Sue said...

Aww, what a great stamp. Of course Santa is tired, busy guy! Love how you colored it up and the shapes are wonderful too.

Hugs
Sue

Faye Wynn-Jones said...

Sue, those mittens are the perfect touch for this cute image. Thanks so much for playing at Graph'It Colour Challenge :)

Daniele said...

so loving this thise mitts are divine
hugs

karen said...

Gorgeous as ever Sue, thanks so much for joining us at Graph'It colour challenge too, hugs, Karenx

Glenda Atkins said...

Fabulous card, what a delightful scene with the cat and the sleeping Santa. Your papers are gorgeous!
hugs
Glenda

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

So adorable! Love the papers you used with this cute image!

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