Thursday, December 11, 2014

Here Comes Santa Claus


For the last CCEE Stampers Challenge of 2014, we were asked to feature Santa on our cards/projects.  I used my absolute favorite Santa by Flourishes.  This was a pretty simple card to stamp, but I had some fun creating the layout.  I added some piercing to the small vertical areas on the sides of the base card.

Can't wait to see how Santa is featured on the cards/projects of the rest of this fabulous DT.  Join me in checking out their creations at the CCEE Blog.

AND

At this time I would like to say what a joy it has been to play with this team throughout 2014.  Many of them are longtime Splitcoast stamping friends while others are new friends.  What they all have in common is that they inspire me and motivate me to grow in my chosen craft.  They cheer each other on, have shared grief in the loss of one of our members nearly a year ago, are forgiving when real life gets in the way of stamping, and just generally share in each others joys and woes.  Thanks to each of you for being my friends.  Wouldn't it be wonderful to all meet in real life, face to face??????  I can dream, can't I?????

AND

I would like to wish you and yours the happiest of holiday seasons.

Merry Christmas
and
Happy New Year  

I will have one more post for the Crazies Challenge and then will return in

2015

with a CCEE Challenge and Crazies Challenge in the first week of January.

10 comments:

StampOwl said...

what a fun Santa card Joanne

Vicky Gould said...

You always come up with the best! Love the layout you surrounded that magnificent Santa with.

Thanks for the kind words...right back at ya....hugs, GF!

Liz Williams said...

So well said and YOU, my friend are an awesome artist, a master at color and design. This card's layout is uniquely wonderful! Have the very best of Christmas and I love your dream of everyone getting to meet someday. We can wish!!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Once again your card JUMPED out at me in Bloglovin! Such a beautiful Santa. Your matting is absolutely PERFECT too. Have a great Christmas and I look forward to seeing more of your gorgeous cards in 2015!

Sabrina said...

What a lovely post, Joanne, as well as a fab card. It's a great layout. Sadly I'm just getting to the point where I can identify with Santa peering over his glasses, LOL. As always your piercing is a perfect finishing touch.

Lois said...

I think this Flourishes stamp is my favorite Santa, and I like how you have designed your card around him. I hope you have a wonderful Christmas, Joanne!

jdmommy - Anne Harmon said...

Isn't he wonderful with his merr face and all the RED. Merry Chrstmas dear friend!

Lynn McAuley said...

What a perfect layout for this amazing Santa! Beautiful, beautiful work, Joanne!

I love your heartfelt words and am thrilled to be included as one of your cyber friends! The love we share for stamping transcends time and distance.

Wishing your a blessed Christmas filled with love and joy!

Traci M said...

Super card...love the traditional red and that Santa, Joanne! I am glad you've had your stamping group and wish you a very Merry Christmas as well!!

Ironlady said...

Love this Santa and the unique way that you have matted the layers - have a wonderful Festive season - Maryann