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Friday, December 9, 2011

golden glittery santa

Santa Claus is Coming to Town!
Ho! Ho! Ho! That's the song inspiration for today's card.
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And the main criteria for the challenge over at The Paper Variety.
The layout is based on the sketch at Sketch Saturday, and I'm inspired by the photo montage at the Simon Says challenge and My Time to Craft to create a vintage card. Christmas Crafting and Try it on Tuesday want the big guy, so here he is! The main image is part of Victorian Santas Dominoes page from theHouseAcrosstheBay. I received this for the last challenge at Papercraft Star. And I'm playing there again this week in their tree challenge.


Make My Monday's challenge this week is seasonal, with added glitter. I didn't really fancy using stickles this time, so tried something new with glittery holographic embossing powder (my tip for today). I dabbed gold acrylic paint on the chipboard flourish and immediately smothered it in ep. This is the result! Now I can have glittery finish in any colour! Why gold? Well, Kaboodle Doodles list out red, green, white & gold. So I'm opting for just one instead of all four.


I also used ep to highlight the furry parts of Santa's coat, using Perfect Pen. The sparkly embossing allows me to play at Crimbo Crackers, The ABC Challenge and Dream Valley Challenges. And it's all stitched up for Creative Craft Challenges. There's a bit of falling snow in the image, so I'm pushing it a bit to play at Top Tip Tuesday and Hooked on Craft.
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For Cupcake Craft Challenges, no dp has been used here. The main background is stamped and the other panels are embossed cs and ribbons. The sentiment is a peel off sticker.
Also playing the Christmas challenges at Paper Crafting Journey, Moving Along with the Times, Christmas Cards All Year 'Round, ABC Christmas Challenge & Simply Create Too. Other challenges entered include Speedy the Cat's Friends (I love gems & pearls), Inky Impression Challenges (use ribbon), Crafty Ann's (gold, tree, glitter)and the anything goes challenge at Cute Card Thursday.

Thanks for stopping by!
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36 comments:

Deb said...

Beautiful card!
Many thanks for joining in the Cute Card Thursday Challenge this week!
Have a fabulous, creative day, Debxx

Mynnette said...

This is just simply stunning, Hilda! ABSOLUTELY gorgeous--LOVE the gold!!! Fabulous! Thanks for joining us this week at MMM! :)

julieprice3 said...

This is lovely! Very elegant! Thanks so much for joining us at ABC this time
Hugs Julie P

Suzi B said...

Fabulous Hilda I especially like the Santa image and the golden swirls...
thank you for joining us at MMM
Suzi b x

Elaine Stark said...

A great vintage card, so much detail. Each time I look I see something else. Thanks for joining Top tip Tuesday. Elaine

Lesley said...

Gorgeous card! I love the image and details! Thank you for taking part in the MTTC Vintage Christmas challenge xx

sari said...

Oh my goodness!! What a stunning card! Just love all the beautiful details! Thanks for joining us atThe Cupcake Craft Challenge this week! Good Luck! Hugs and sunshine!/sari

Yvonne Garner said...

A masterpiece! Well done. Best, Yvonne

fatmonica said...

It's fabulous!

Lisa M said...

What an incredible amount of golden detail on this card! So many beautiful things to look at and admire.
I do see snow falling across the image. ;)

Thank you so much for playing along with us at Top Tip Tuesday!
And remember, if you have a TIP you’d like to share with us crafters, just write it up in your post and then add TIP by your entry name and you’re eligible for the TOP TIPPER PRIZE as well.
Lisa xx

♥Jan♥ said...

I have never seen this kind of embossing powder - now I am going to have to check it out ! Wow !! Thanks for playing along with our tree challenge this week at Papercraft Star. Merry Merry !!

Lisa Jane said...

wonderful card - love the gold embellies
Thanks for joining us at MAWTT this week for our last minute Christmas challenge
Lisa x

Jacqueline said...

A beautifully embellished card Hilda - gorgeous colours. Thanks for joining us this week at MMM - Jacqueline xx

Val said...

This is stunning - love your vintage style, and the glitter embellishments.
Thanks so much for joining us at MMM this week.
Hugs
Valxx

clare said...

love your ornate vintage card. thanks for joining us @ CCAYR.x

Jilli said...

Love your vintage card, beautiful image and lovely colour palette. Thanks for joining in the fun this week at Sketch Saturday. Hugs Jillix

Ann Whitfield said...

Wonderful card - thank you for sharing it with us at Crafty Ann's
Ann x

Joey said...

Beautiful vintage feel to this card, its gorgeous, thanks forjoining us at inky impressions. Joey x

Brenda said...

Gorgeous card!! Thank you for playing along with us at Speedy The Cat's Friends Challenge.

louise said...

Gorgeous card love the embossing and stamping, thank you for joining us at Cupcake this week.
Hugs louise xx

jackid said...

this is a beautiful vintage card love it the detail is stunning thank you for playing along with us at PCJ this time
Jacki xx

Sylvia x said...

This is a stunning card...thank you for joining us at creative craft challenges

Sylvia xx

Hazel (Didos) said...

Hi, Ah this is a stunning card, Love it, Thanks for joining in our last minute Christmas Challenge on MAWTT, Hazelxoxo

Carol said...

Gorgeous card, love the image. Thanks for sharing with us at Crafty Ann's this time. Carol DT x

Lin said...

Gorgeous design.

Thanks for joining us at Dream Valley for our sparkle challenge.

Lin

Rachel Izakowicz said...

What a gorgeous card! The gold looks great. Thanks for playing at Cupcake this week x

Fliss said...

What a beautiful vintage style card Hilda and just love the subtle glitter touch too.
So lovely to see you once again at Make My Monday and good luck!
Hugs, Fliss xx

Regan said...

Stunning Hilda! The Santa image and all the gold is just gorgeous, well done! Thank you for playing along with us again at Papercraft Star!

Christine said...

Wow, what amazing attention to detail!! This card is exquisite!! I love all of the sparkly, embossing, and gold!! Lovely card!!
Thank you for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Challenge blog.
xoxo, Christine

meg said...

Great card thanks for joining us at Christmas Crafting this month.

ferrellgraph-x said...

Your Christmas card is simply stunning! I love the glisten on the golden touches! And the vintage Santa is the perfect timeless touch! I'm always so excited to see what you bring us at Papercraft Star!
Kindest regards,
Jennifer

Tip Top said...

Thank you for joining in at Crimbo Crackers – hope you can join me again for the next challenge! Crimbo Crackers

Digi Darla said...

Great cards, I love the color and your design, fabulous!!!
Please visit my challenge blog at www.DigiDarla.com sometime. XXX~DigiDarla

Debbie said...

Beautiful card. I love the vintage Santa image. Thank you for joining us at Christmas Crafting this month.
Debbie x

Helen said...

Beautiful card!
Thanks for joining us at the ABC Christmas Challenge!
Helen x

Arline said...

Beautiful card! Thanks for joining us at Christmas Crafting this month!xx