Tuesday, 16 December 2014

The big guy

Morning all, 
I hope I find you fine and dandy and not suffering from the sniffles which are around here at the moment.
Tuesday morning brings us to the final challenge of the year over at Cardz4Guyz.
So how appropriate that it should be :-


In other words we would like to see your male oriented projects featuring Santa himself.
My card was inspired by the awe and wonder shown by my Grandson last year when we all wrapped up to see Santa crossing the sky. (shh, it was actually the European space lab).
The look on his face was priceless as was his face when Santa rang to say that he'd heard he'd been a little naughty in the run up to Christmas!

I picked this DoCrafts stamp up in the £1 bucket at The Range a few weeks ago and thought it perfect for this challenge.

After stamping and heat embossing in black I masked off everything except the sky so I could ink it with DI 'Chipped Sapphire'. I added a little colour to the trees with a w/c brush and more DI, then using a Versamark pen, I inked the tree branches and dotted the sky. Next I added some chunky white embossing powder to create the snow. To stop the moon being too stark I brushed on some DI in weathered wood. The Penny Black sentiment was then stamped using a dark blue ink.

That's about it, pop over to the main blog to see what the rest of the team have made for your further inspiration and join in.

I shall enter the following challenges:-

Less is More - OLC Snow
The Male Room - Christmas


  1. Fabulous card ... I love the CAS design! xx

  2. That stamp was a really good find in the £1 bin. You have made a simply terrific card with it. I love the texture you have added!
    Thanks so much
    "Less is More"

  3. Oh wow I just love this!! Gorgeous texture on the trees as well!! Brilliantly done! ;)

  4. Julie this is stunning
    It popped onto my blog read list and I wondered if it would be in the LIM gallery
    Love the scene you've created and fantastic on one layer too.
    thanks for sharing and taking part
    Less is More

  5. Such a lovely card Jules, great design and I love the inky blue colourway. My Dear Santa cards came complete with the sentiments, they really were quick...paper trim and go!! xx

  6. This is awesome! Love the beautiful sky and fab texturing :)

  7. This is lovely - a perfect little scene for Christmas - thanks for sharing this in TMR this week - Jacqueline xx

  8. Very pretty card, I've been looking for a santa/reindeer stamp like that one, good find! Cute story about your grandson see Santa crossing the sky!

  9. Great bargain on that stamp Julie and a great card too!

  10. Fabulous card! I love when inexpensive stamps result in great cards.

  11. Love your CAS card that is packed with so much detail and dimension, and yet still remains so clean looking! And I love the story about your grandson too...priceless! :0)

  12. What a bargain! Love the chunky snow effect Julie. Stef x

  13. I love the drama of this card - the white space, the circle and the dark night sky all contribute to this gorgeous card! Thanks so much for joining in with my challenge at Merry Monday.

  14. Super bargain stamp Jules and fabulous one layer creation!
    Thank you so much for joining us this week at LIM
    Less is More

  15. Beautiful, clean and crisp. Love it! Thanks for playing along with this week's Merry Monday challenge.

  16. Lovely Christmas scene!! Thanks for joining in at TMR!

  17. Fantastic card! love all the little details! :-)

  18. Beautiful Christmas Card.. I love all the texture :)


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