Sunday, December 12, 2010

Challenge #6- Twas the Night Before...& Here Comes Santa Clause

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I am so please to announce that this challenge is being sponsored by Firecracker Designs by Pamela.  She has some terrific buys.  You have to check them out.  Pam is going out of business and is trying to deplete her stock of stamps.  At these prices, you will have to order a number of these sets and give them as gifts to your crafting friends.  My little zig zag card below uses her stamps

You remeber the story of Twas the Night Before Christmas, don't you?  There are so many images in it- the reindeer, the window sash, the stocking cap, sleigh, toys, and of course Santa. 

Speaking of Santa, there are  many images of Santa Clause available on the market now.  Some are modern; some are vintage, amd the choice is yours.  Let's see some of those images and what you create with them.  You may make a card or a project of your choice.

With this two-part challenge, you can submit almost anything.  However, to get your juices flowing, the DT has made a couple of  samples to inspire you.

I guess I am one of the rare ones that only has ONE Santa stamp! I have tons of Christmas stamps, but only one Santa! So I use him year in and year out, as I really do love this image from Bees Wax. He is stamped on vellum, and colored with markers. I then layered it between the card with a hole cut in it and a layer of stripped paper, also with the same size hole in it. The holy is an other great holiday stamp from Hero Arts and the believe is from Inkadinkado. The holy was stamped on green cs and embossed with a darker green. The berries are colored with red puffy paint, so they really are nice and red and shiny. The snowflake is a cut out from my Cricut with pearls added to it. I finished off the card with alittle gold charm of a Christmas tree. Check out my blog: to see how it looks open with a light behind it.

This is one of my favorite Santa images. It's from Stamper's Anonymous, Tim Holtz collection. To create my card I used the brayered spotlight technique from the December 2006 issue of Technique Junkies newsletter. It's an easy technique, but I think it's quite effective. The sentiment is an outline sticker. The ribbon is attached with a staple. Hopefully my name is on Santa's good list. How about you?


Since the other two gals choose "Here Comes Santa Clause", I decided to go with "Twas the Night Before.."  The is a fun children's story so I went with a fun Christmas creations making the Zig Zag  card from the TJ Fancy Folds CD.

 My beautiful bright red and gold cardstock is from Paper Temptress and the cute little stamps are from my sponsor Firecraker Stamps  Isn't my little mouse cute?  He got hung up in the bows and now he has one stuck to his tail.   The partially-eaten cheese and the greeting which says "and all through the house, not a creature was stirring except this little mouse." are  also from Firecracker Stamps.
Since I didn't get this posted yesterday as planned (running late AGAIN) I am having the ending date of this challenge December 13. 

If you will, please post on your blog my candy and become a follower.

Let's see those Santa images and the different elements of the children's classic The Night Before Christmas!


  1. Lots of inspiration to catch up on here Vicki! Everything looks beautiful. ~Diane

  2. These are great.....I have that same FCD set and need to get it out now and do something :)

  3. Wonderful inspiration from the DT! Here I am to play!

  4. Hi Vicki, thanks for the invitation to join in your challenge. I have duly added my entry for "Here Comes Santa" x

  5. lovely challenge Vicki! i've entered. i hope it is okay that my "here comes" santa was not stamped. beautiful inspiration from your DT! xo