Sunday, 30 November 2014

Fifteen minute Santa

This is another of those Make It Crafty challenges.  This one was to colour an image in under fifteen minutes.  The chose quite a few images to do but was only successful with a handful. I tried a couple of mediums ProMarker and polychromos pencils, both worked pretty well but I think my choice of image size hindered me quite a bit and maybe I should have used digital images and printed the out small.  This particular image is Cheery Santa which I bought in rubber stamp form from Quixotic Paperie.  I've coloured it with ProMarkers. And then cut the image out and mounted him on some black card stock.

It took me ages to decide what I wanted to do with papers and colour which is why I've only just made a card with him. I eventually decided to use red and yellow.  The papers are from Lili of the Valley/Nitwits Simple Joys and 'Twas the Night and Lili of the Valley/Raspberry Road Designs Father Knows Best.  I distressed the papers before adding all the toppings (sounds like CAKE!)

Extras - red ribbon from Lili of the Valley Littles Bags of Ribbon Red/Green Mix, pine cones from The Ribbon Girl, an off white (creamy with brown edges) laser cut tree from Hobby Craft, a silver Present from Marianne Designs, red and gold self adhesive gems.  Giving the card an all over red and yellowish glow (yuk sounds horrible but actually looks quite nice).

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges
Creative Inspirations - Seasons Greetings
Divas by Design - Jingle Bells
Addicted to Stamps - Lots of Layers
Graph It Colouring Crazy - Two Colours
Crafty Catz - Anything Goes

Andrea x


  1. Such fun and a great design. Thank you so much for sharing your lovely creation with us at Divas by Design.
    Cathy DT Member

  2. I love it Andrea, fantastic image! I saw it entered at Crafty Catz btw. You can also enter it at Sparkles Forum Challenges this month as it's Santa/Father Christmas.

    Brenda B

    1. Thanks for that Brenda, unfortunately I'm at my Santa limit at Sparkles LOL! :) x

  3. This is wonderful! Like the distressed edges and the image is so fun!

    Thank you for joining us at Crafty Catz this week. Good luck and hope to see you back soon!

  4. This is such a lovely creation hun! Thanks for playing at Creative Inspirations! xxx

  5. This image is so fun! I love it ! And you card is just darling, love the layers and the tree is so pretty. Thank you for playing along with us at Graph'it, I hope to see you back again. Good Luck! ~ Lizzy DT

  6. This is gorgeous, Thank you for joining in with us this time at Graph'It Colour Challenge I hope to see you again for our next challenge, the best of luck in the draw.
    Kevin xx