Sunday, 1 December 2013

Santa Stop Here

Hello everyone, hope you are staying warm and cosy.
 Boy, was it frosty here this morning (mind you it is silly o'clock when I get up!!), so frosty that Surprise refused to go out first thing, so I ended up mucking out twice!
 Still it's good exercise and saves on the heating oil! 

I am very excited to be sharing this card as I was a very lucky girl and won Sammy Jean's Blog Candy last week. She sent me this lovely James stamp AND an enormous bundle of paper goodies, tons of embellishments and ribbons!! So thank you again Sammy for your generosity xx 

This is what I made using James.

He was coloured with my Promarkers and I distressed the background using my tumbled glass ink pad. I added some flowersoft to suggest fur trim on his hat and added some little dots of Viva decor pearl. I was brave and actually "used" some of my Silent Night pad (that's three sheets cut into now!!) and matted it onto silver mirri board. This card will be hand delivered so I didn't spare the flowers (ivory beaded berries, rose, cosmo daisy and sweetheart blossom) or pearl stems this time!! 

I am entering these Christmassy challenges

Natalie and Amy #15  - Cute and Cuddly
Ready Teddy Go #29 - Contemporary Christmas
AGOAC #108 - Winter Wonderland
Allsorts #235 - Inspired by a Christmas Carol or Song
("Santa Claus is coming to town" and James has his sign to make sure the big fella stops!!)
The Ribbons Girl - Ho, Ho, Ho Christmas Challenge

Right, that's me for now. I am off to get some DT creations done before venturing outside again....brrrrrrrr!!

Enjoy the rest of your day and thanks for sharing a little bit of it with me!! xx


Sammy said...

Aw Sarah, you are so very welcome, and this card is just gorgeous! You've really done him proud! x

Laine said...

Love James the Bear Sarah. Fabulous colour and design. A stunning festive creation.

Squirrel x said...

Ahhh, the other love of my life - James! Beautiful card hunny, your attention to detail is fabulous. Love love love. Hugs xx

Crafty Moone Cards said...

Beautiful card Sarah.
Sue x

Sue said...

Gorgeous card Sarah, I adore James bear and your colouring is fabulous.
Sue xx

Wendy L said...

Lovely card, soooo cute, thanks for playing at Allsorts this week, xxx

Wishcraft said...

Adorable card Sarah! I bought a few of the new James stamps (this one included) but what with all the orders I haven't managed to colour him in yet... perhaps he'll feature on next year's cards lol! Hugs, Lisa x

Gibmiss said...

Hi sarah
Fabulous card..... Love these LOTV stamps....
Thanks for joining us at RTG this month... You are the 1st one to enter good Luck....
Hugs Sylvie xxx

Jules said...

Hi Sarah

A lovely Christmas card. James is such a lovely character.

Hope you have had a good weekend.

Love Jules xx

Sue said...

Gorgeous card Sarah and congrats on winning Sammy's candy huggles Sue xxx I'm hoping to get back to normal soon :)

Jane Savage said...

Simply stunning, Sarah. Your colouring is fabulous and the flower detail is so pretty. Love it! xx

Jenny L said...

Hi Sarah,
it must be colder in you part of the country. Love your James the bear card. Great designing too.
I do hope we are going to see you back in the playground this week.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Debs said...

What a stunner!!!
Love the uber cute LOTV image and fabulous embellies.
Congrats on your candy win :o)
Debs xx

Karon said...

Sarah, this card is gorgeous! Love the colour and that fabulous image, and the use of the mirror card really makes it pop! TFS

Sue Nicholson said...

Beautiful card, have a lovely week cheers Sue N x

Asha said...

What a sweet card, Sarah. Love that bit of Mirri on the card. Hope you're keeping warm!
hugs, Asha - Sunny Summer Crafts

Annette said...

This has become one of my favourite stamps this year. Love it.

Carole said...

Absolutely gorgeous Sarah.
Carole xXx

Wendy Fraser said...

Aww, this is just sooo sweet, thanks for joining us at A Gem of a Challenge xx

Anne-Elise said...

What a sweet card, Sarah! Love the cute image and the beautiful flowers! Hugs

tilly's crafts said...

gorgeous card Sarah, love that sweet James image!
Kim x

Marilyn said...

Beautiful card Sarah and those images are some of my faves. Congrats on the blog candy win and hey, I get it about using our favourite paper. I'm trying to get better at not hoarding it but I do love paper!