Sunday, December 4, 2011

Challenge #30 - "Who's Wearing Santa's Hat?"

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We  usually see Santa wearing his hat. However, from time to time we see so many cute images on the net and Christmas cards of different people and animals wearing Santa's hat. Show the Design Team who you have seen with his hat. The hat can be on or can be held; just make sure Santa's hat is on the project.

You project can be a card, tag, or anything you choose as long as we see Santa's hat. While you are entering, please go to my sidebar and follow my blog.

Guest Designers

I have two guest designers from Bugaboo Stamps this week. They are Jackie Rakoski and Yvonne (Scrappy)


Cheerful Stamp Pad Design Team

My card features two little children wearing Santa hats.  This is one of the cute images from Bugaboo, my sponsor for this challenge.    The digital was colored with Copic markers and then placed on a solid red mat.  That was then placed on a torn piece of designer paper.  a string of sequins gives a little glitz to the card.

Isn't he cute and he looks sooooo cheeky... Mr Santa with his white fluffy beard and red hat ready to go down the chimney with lots of toys! For my little tag I used one of our Sponsor's digi stamps. The image is printed on My Mind's Eye patterend paper and a second time on white card stock so that I could cut out Santa and house and layer it with some foam pads onto the digital image for a bit more depth. The image is coloured with colouring pencils and Copics ... and, of course, lots of glitter and some cotton wool for the Santa's beard and eyebrows.
For the tag itself I cut various My Mind's Eye papers with Nestabilities, layered them, attached the digi stamp and as finishing touch put some baker's twine around the image. I have made a tag of a very happy looking Santa wearing a hat decorated with holly, and ready to distribute his presents.
I have made a tag of a very happy looking Santa wearing a hat decorated with holly, and ready to distribute his presents. The Santa image is a vintage Christmas scrap, you can still buy them at the stationer's here in Germany. The holly leaves and stockings have been cut using Sizzix dies, and the background paper is from DCWV. The stockings have been tied at the top with a ribbon, and the holly placed with a red bow to complete the festive look.
Aren't these little elves adorable! Both of them are images from our sponsor Bugaboo Digital Stamps. The minute I saw them I thought that they would look so cute hanging on the Christmas tree, so I made these ornaments as my project using the images. I printed the images on a transparency. I colored the images using markers and cut them in a circular shape the size of the ornaments. I rolled up each transparency around a pencil and fit them inside the ornaments. I used the pointsettia stamp (Heartfelt Creations) and the corresponding dies (HC/Spellbinders) to cut out the flowers for the ornament top.

It is the time for giving!  This cute digi girl from Bugaboo had a joyous time shopping and wrapping and is now off to deliver her gifts.  I colored her with pencils, gave the piece an angular cut and affixed the digi to designer paper with a holiday feel.  This digi makes me think of the happy times being with family and sharing surprises.  I hope it is a happy time for all of you.
Bugaboo Digital Stamps
Now for my terrific sponsor - Bugaboo Stamps.  Click on their name in the previous sentance and it will take you to their site.  Bugaboo has some great digital stamps as you can see from the above examples by the Design Team.  I am sure you will find something there you can use in your next project.  If you have a chance, take a peek at their site.

Also, a big thank you to them for sponsoring this challenge.
They are giving away 7 stamps so you don't want to miss entering this challenge.


  1. Thanks for a great theme!! I also LOVE Bugaboo and loved playing with one of their cute digi images! :)

  2. Thank you for a great challenge - I had fun putting a Santa hat on an unexpected character! :) xo

  3. Thanks for stopping by my Bohemian Christmas Post and leaving such a sweet comment. Glad you did so I could discover your delightful Blog and the Party! I'm not very good with Stamping but I've got quite a collection of them that I Hope one day to Master!?! *Winks* I even bought some more this Holiday Season {two sets of Alphabet Stamps for making Tags... well, in HOPES of making suitable Tags that is ~ LOL ~ we'll see how it plays out??!} Well, at least I can be Inspired by all the expert Mixed Media Artists who have joined your Party... and aspire to become that good at it!!!!!!

    Blessings from the Arizona Desert... Dawn... The Bohemian

  4. this is a cute prompt. I am sure that there will be wonderful arts inspired by it!