Sunday, 1 November 2015

Santa Quartet


Tomorrow Harrison goes back to school, after a busy half term, where he has been to a 'Fun Food Academy', Drusillas (a play area, come small animal centre), Rugby (twice), a fun day at the Leisure Centre and on Friday night we went for a talk by 'Steve Backshall' (one of Harrison's hero's, the other being Bear Grylls) - the Deadly 60 guy.

I can't believe it's the first Sunday in November, which means a new Challenge over at   Penny Black And More and this month it's 'Anything Stamped For Christmas' and as usual we have some fabby sponsors too :

Penny Black

Crafts U Love

Crafty Ribbons

And one lucky person using a Penny Black image will be picked to be Guest Designer for next month, so pop over to Penny Black And More, check out the other amazing inspiration the very talented team have come up with and join in the fun - but please do remember, you can use any image you like, except Digi's 

This was a particularly hard image for me to finish, as i started colouring it in, in the morning of the day, we had to have Whisper put to sleep : Penny Black - 'Santa Quartet / 1273K / 1998', the papers are my favourite collection (so much so, i bought a magazine last year, as they were giving another pack away) : Bo Bunny - 'Silver And Gold Collection', the sentiment and the pearls have been embossed with : WOW - 'Metallic Gold Rich Embossing Powder', the sentiment is : Whimsy Stamps - 'Holiday Mini Postage Stamps', the twine is : Glissen Gloss - 'Sparkle'

The Challenges I Would Like To Enter Are : 

Sweet Sketch 2 - where they are up to Sketch : 'SSW2 -73'

Winter Wonderland - where the Challenge is 'Anything As Long As It's Christmas'

Fab N' Funky - where Challenge No: 279 is 'Anything As Long As It's Christmas'

52 Christmas Card Throwdown - where the Challenge 'Pick A Previous Challenge - I've gone for No: 16 - Santa or Father Christmas'

Allsorts - where Challenge No: 335 is 'Christmas'

Thanks for looking and for any comments, you would like to leave, would be mostly appreciated, Luv Sam x


Lorraine said...

A gorgeous card Sam, love those santas!
My two go back tomorrow too....:-(
Lorraine x

Marianne's Craftroom said...

What a fun image, fab card

brenda said...

Love the quartet of Santa's Sam, they have such a lovely vintage feel to them yet still work so nicely with the traditional seasonal colours.

Hope you have a good Sunday.

B x

tilly said...

What a busy week but fun, a lovely card and layout
Tilly x

Sarah said...

A great card Sam, love the four Santa's. It's one you will keep, I still have several that were made in the days leading up to us letting our darling Mog go ,because he was alongside me when I made them. Suzy,alas, is not quite so helpful!! xx

Crafty Moone Cards said...

Beautiful card Sam. x

Chrissy said...

A fabulous card the four Santas, a super design and colouring and I love their snowy white beards..


Joanna Moore said...

Aw Sam, this card is so stinkin' cute! I love the papers and that darling image. Thanks so much for sharing this with us this week.
~Jo, SSW2-DT

Ellibelle said...

Loving the card design, Sam. Fun stamp and great details!

Sue said...

Hi Sam sounds like Harrison (and you)! had a busy week. I loved it when mine were little!
This is a lovely card. I love your colouring of that lovely image and your card design is gorgeous with that fab colour combination.

Team Clark said...

Oh how I love these colorful Santas. Such a beautiful layout! Hugs, Autumn

linda said...

the papers are so pretty sam and i love those snowmen! i don't recall ever seeing them before - such a fun card!

Heide said...

What a great image, love that little Santa stamp too. Thanks for joining us this week. Hugs, Heide SSW2-DT

Wendy L said...

Wonderful card, cute Santas, thanks for joining us at Allsorts, xxx

cotnob said...

A gorgeous Christmas card Sam, such a fabulous Santa image and great papers.

anne said...

So sorry to hear about your dog. Your card is adorable lovely image and papers. Thank you for playing along with us again this week.
Anne SSW2-DT

Pat K said...

Gorgeous card with the most adorable images. Thanks for playing along with us at Fab'n'Funky. Pat K xx

Andrea MacTrinh said...

Those Santas are so much fun. I love that paper pad too :) Great card. Thanks so much for playing along at Winter Wonderland this week. Hugs Andrea x

Kathie said...

Wow Sam your card is just so darn cute, love this sweet image and all your wonderful added embellishment it's totally perfect. Great card as always and thanks so much for sharing your talent with us over at Sweet Sketch Wednesday and good luck.
Kathie SSW2~DT

Helene E said...

What a lovely image! Thank you so much for entering our Christmas challenge at Allsorts this week!

susiestacey said...

Such a sad day for you all Sam- but so pleased you managed to finish your card. Those santa's are fab. Sounds like Harrison has had a fun packed week.
Thank you for sharing at Allsorts 'Christmas' challenge and good luck x Susan x

April Cheetham said...

A gorgeous card! I'm so sorry about your dog. Thanks so much for joining us at 52CCT, April x

Mervi said...

Cute and lovely card Sam!
Thank you for sharing at Allsorts;-))m

Linby said...

Love those Santas, sorry it has a bit of a painful memory to it.
Lynn x

Deborah Frings said...

Oh this is brilliant! Love your group of Santas (what is the collective noun for Santas?) Lovely layout and super papers. Thanks so much for playing along with our Pick a Previous Theme at 52CCT this week!

Sounds like you've had a good week - love Drusillas!

Janice said...

So many great cards Sam - sorry I'm missing them all, but time has not been on my side of late. This is a beauty! Jx