Sunday, February 01, 2015

Jolly Santa.

Time once again for the girls
in the Christmas Card Club 
to show our cards for the latest challenge. 
 Lorraine has set us  the theme of
Jolly Santa Ho Ho Ho.

Things are a bit manic here as the painter is due tomorrow
and we are busy moving/clearing the room for him.
We have boxes in the dinning room,
bedding in our bedroom and the furniture
is in the spare room I normally craft from.
(no room left to swing a cat so to speak !)

Anyway back to my card which should have been 
an easy quick one 'A Centre Fold' card this time.
First major mistake was cutting one side panel wrong
so I decided no probs just trim the other side down to match!!!!!!
Second mistake was that I should have just ditched said card
and start afresh but did I ? Did I heck!!!!!!
So many, many moons later I give you a card 
with the thinnest  ever  side folds 
a scant 10mm each .
I bought this stamp last yr and this is it's 1st outing.
Creative Expressions  HH447 F
Roly Poly Santa.
I coloured using promarkers and stickles.
Backing paper, gems, felt trim all from my stash.
I fussy cut the image and mounted on 3D pads.

 I stopped just short of shoring the sides  up with concrete!
I think I used everything else hidden under layers.
(several layers).

Entering into the following challenges after which I'm going to have a nervous breakdown. I would go and lie down in a dark room but there isn't any space left.

Crafty Hazelnut's #214 Something beginnings with B. (bobble hat).
Fab 'n' Funky #244 Christmas.
Through the Craftroom Door # Anything goes.
The Pink Elephant #283 Anything goes.
Me and Mine# Beat the rush.
Jingle Belles # Shape up for the New Year.
Winter Wonderland # Lots of layers.
4 Crafty Chicks #231 Anything goes.
Crafty Hazelnut's Extra# Anything goes.


MaryH said...

As always, you manage to turn 'mud' into sparkle gems. This is a beautiful card, and loving the saving trims & folds. The image is so cute, and of course perfection in coloring. I get a kick from reading how you manage to escape from a boo-boo. If you didn't reveal all, no one would ever guess. Really great card, TFS & happy painting. Hugs.

kanda said...

Really fabulous Mrs A. Love the super stamp and no-one would have guessed you'd gone wrong as it looks perfect. Good luck with the decorating - I just hope Elf Boss isn't hiding somewhere ready to cause mayhem xx

rachel said...

such a wonderful make Valery - I love roly poly santa - so cool xx

Rita said...

Stunning card Valery. Hugs Rita xxx

cuilliesocks said...

Wonderful card , love the jolly Santa, and your fab design, hugs Kate x

Carol said...

You got there in the end Mrs A! Your Santa looks very jolly sitting on his centrepiece. Carol x

Rainey's Craft Room said...

Oh Mrs A, this did make me chuckle, I'm sorry if this challenge nearly pushed you to the edge, lol. You have rescued it beautifully though and as Mary said if you hadn't have told us we would never has guessed the anguish you went through. Hope everything goes smoothly with the painters tomorrow. Thanks for sharing this lovely Santa card with us.
Take care,

Liz said...

If you hadn't said about your little hiccup making the card, then I never would have guessed - it looks perfect! I love the jolly Santa. xx

dutchess said...

Oh how success triumphs from a happy mistake! what a great Santa...roly poly what a fab discription...a really jolly card Valery xxxx

scrappymo! said...

What a grwat save! I am always so impressed with your fancy folds. I think you are so brave to try them and you must have lots of patience to persevere and turn your error into a beautiful card.
Roly Poly is cute too!

Margaret said...

What a very rotund Santa and no i would never have guessed that you had had trouble with the card so great save as they say in cricket. Thanks for entering CHNC Christmas extra.
Margaret M

lauren bergold said...

what a fun & festive holiday card, such a clever design! thanks for "shaping up" with us at JINGLE BELLES!

Brenda in IN said...

I love roly poly Santa! He is so cute. I also love your perserverance. It would be hard to tell anything went wrong from looking at this fun card. Great job!

Andrea Norris said...

That makes very entertaining reading Mrs A :) Your card turned out brilliantly to say you had so may "issues" with it. Thanks for joining us at TTCRD
Andrea x

Barbara said...

A truly jolly Santa - who reminds me a bit of an elf! Cute card!

Alison Barlow said...

Such a fun image and your card looks great - just like it was meant to be like that!! I love the background paper and the deep green card. Thank you for joining in out Christmas challenge at Fab'n Funky.
Alison x

Diane said...

Oh I have had many a days where my cards just get tossed. Thank you for sharing your lovely design and fun Santa image ValeryAnne.

Hugs Diane

Zoe Tant said...

Fun card for sure with a very jolly Santa. Like your card design too! Zx

Leanne said...

So pretty love the shape and the colors, very elegant. Nicely done. Thanks again for playing at 4 Crafty Chicks!

Leanne DT
4 Crafty Chicks

Greta said...

So cute!

aussie aNNie said...

Delightful Christmas card Mrs A with such a beautiful image and colours are strikingly gorgeous.xx

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jackie said...

Thanks for visiting. Your challenges certainly keep you busy.

MiniOwner said...

Aww hope peace is restored soon. Love your jolly card! Thank you for joining in Beat the Christmas Rush 2015.
Sue @ Me&Mine x

Sherry said...

Why do your posts always make me smile! Even if it's a bit on the slim side at the sides, it still looks brilliant! xx

SmilynStef said...

What a fun card design ... so glad you shaped-up with us at jingle belles.

Carol S. said...

Love your card and I have this stamp. I had forgotten about it, as it has been in a file for more that 5 years!!! Must get it out. I used to put it on a spring but love your ides too. Thanks for joining us at Winter Wonderland. Carol S. DT

KraftyKaren said...

Lovely card and that is a really cute stamp

Hettie said...

Great card and worth the effort. Santa kinda reminds me of the hopefully your card wont fall down!

Princess Judy Palmer said...

LOL! Oh my! I dare say I think we've all been there when it comes to making cards. It all worked out in the end so no need for a nervous breakdown. I really like that roly poly Santa!

MagsB said...

This is great, Mrs A, the narrow sides mean that the gorgeous image takes centre stage! Good luck with the redecorating, it will look wonderful when it's done, well worth all the furniture-shifting!

love Mags B x

Faye Wynn-Jones said...

Well done for sticking with it and ending up wth a fab card x

Hazel said...
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Hazel said...

Sorry for the deletions - brain is tired! Thanks for entering your lovely crafting for CHNC challenge 214 - you could also enter this into my CHNC challenge extra for February - I'd love to see it there too. x

flossbite said...

Lovely card! Thanks so much for joining us at CHNC Extra. Hope to see you again.
Fiona DT xx