Wednesday 14 September 2011

#83 Travel/Transport - Here Comes Santa

Theme at I ♥ Promarkers - travel/transport
Sponsor & prize this week - Letraset / pack of Promarkers  (wish I could enter!!!! LOL)

The fun image I am using for my DT card this week is from Elizabeth Dulemba. Santa is hurtling along on the Vespa but his poor reindeer is looking a tad concerned. No, it's not Rudolph - no glowing nose!  LOL. He has been coloured with Promarkers of course, from the grey 'heavy with snow' skies to the tip of Santa's weather-beaten nose - and if any of those talented crafting children we have had entering our challenge of late are reading this, I would like to point out that I think that Santa here is probably going to one of his guest appearances at a store rather than trying to do his main delivery - so not to worry.

Basically, as you can see, other than the colour on the image it is just white on white, layering up pearlescent card.  The base layer (on top of the main card) was run through an an embossing folder in several  pieces as the folder was too small to perform the task in one piece. Any joins are hidden behind the layer above it thankfully, so having to piece it, whilst hardly ideal, didn't matter too much in the end. That next layer, the diamond shape, has a border created using the PATP Martha Stewart snowflake punches but the layer on top of that has a hand embossed border with another dotty layer added on top of that. This whole layer of mats is supported using sticky pads for added dimension & Santa's mat above that has also been added onto the card using foam pads. The large snowflakes were made using my Marianne Creatables die with centre pieces utilising the punched out flakes that were left from the MS border & corner punches.

The insert
For the inside of the card I went for a full insert this time around but continued my snow flurries here too, though drastically reducing the layering so it could still close! The sentiment is from Paulette at TLC.

Tine :)

Challenges I am entering this card for are:
Gingerloft - create a sky
Polka Doodles - setting the scene
Catch the Bug - dies/punches (I used both)
Forever Friends - (must use animal) - dies
Winter Wonderland - Santa Claus is coming to town
Fussy & Fancy - celebration challenge (celebrating Christmas)
Charisma - inspired by a song (Santa Claus Is Coming To Town - Mariah Carey)
Secret Crafter -  inspired by a song (Santa Claus Is Coming To Town - Mariah Carey)
Craft Your Passion - 'f' words (flakes & flurry)
Stamp Challenges - anything goes.


  1. This is fab. Such a fun image nad white on white is so effective. Thanks for playing at Winter Wonderland (I have some candy on my blog.) Marianne x

  2. Love it! Such gorgeous punched and die detailing on your card! Thanks for joining us at Winter Wonderland this week for our Santa challenge!
    Hugs, Danielle

  3. oops sorry forgot to say thank you for joining us at the Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge too
    Hugs Kate xx

  4. This is just brilliant Christine! The image looks fantastic against the white. Stunning colouring and love all your dies. Love it! xx

  5. Gorgeous card and image. Your colouring is fabulous! Thanks for joining us this week at Charisma.
    Joyce xx

  6. Love all of these gorgeous details Tine! The frame and snowflakes are beautiful!

  7. Fabulous! Beautifully coloured image. Thank you for linking this up at GingerLoft "Make a Sky" challenge.

  8. OMGosh this is one very beautiful creation Gorgeous image and colour theme and song inspiration its just perfect for our challenge this week,

    Thank You so for taking part at Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge: 151 Inspired by a Song
    I hope you join us again next week,

    I have some new calorie free candy if you are interested
    Have a lovely day,
    Good luck with the challenge,
    Hugs Bridget :0) x.

  9. Wow - this is so funny - and a lot of sweet details - great card - Thank for playing with craftyourpassionchallenges - hugs Joanna

  10. Beautiful Christmas card Tine with all those gorgeous layers and a great image!
    Thanks for helping us to celebrate at Fussy and Fancy this week and good luck!
    Love Nicola xxx

  11. what a beautiful creation

    thanks for joining us for my Inspired by a song challenge at SECRET CRAFTER SATURDAY and good luck!


  12. I LOVE it! You chose great punches and dies to use. Thanks for playing in our Bugaboo Challenge.

  13. this is is stunning, great colouring and the use of white to create the background, so glad you joined us at Polka Doodles

  14. Thanks for joining our "Inspired by a song" challenge on SECRET CRAFTER SATURDAY CHALLENGE this week :)

    Hugs Jane x

  15. Oh I love that image, this card is just fantastic, inside and out! Thank you for joining us at OSAAT this week. Good luck. hugs


  16. Fabulous card - such a fun image!
    Thanks for joining us at the Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge!
    Helen x

    PS - I have candy on offer on my blog at the moment if you're interested :0)

  17. Gorgeous card! Love your coloring!!!

    Thanks for joining us in this weeks punch challenge at Catch The Bug!

    :) Becky

  18. This is absolutely fabulous! Your coloring is AMAZING! Thanks so much for playin' along with us this week for the Catch The Bug "Let's Get Punchy" Challenge with Bugaboo Stamps! Hugs & Happy Days! ~Min
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  19. Fabulous card, great image, beautifully coloured, thanks for joining us at Polkadoodles. Good Luck! Colette xx

  20. Too much fun - that Santa is great! Great card, thanks for joining our 'F' challenge at Craft Your Passion this week!

  21. Fabulous card, I love it. Thanks for taking part in the Polka Doodles challenge

  22. A gorgeous card and your colouring is amazing

  23. Fantastic! And such wonderful colouring! Thanks for entering the Polkadoodle Challenge - hope you can join us again next week!

  24. This is fabulous. Such a fun image and white on white is so effective. The Santa is great. Fabulous card, great image, beautifully coloured which are perfect.
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  25. Love what you did with Dulemba image, great colouring.. Beautiful card!