Sunday, August 23, 2015

Santa Claus is Coming to Town.

Time once more for the girls in the 
Christmas Card Club to show our makes.
The theme was chosen by Carol and is
Santa Claus is Coming to Town.
For me this meant having another rummage
in my used Christmas card pile for s suitable image.
I found this one with Santa Claus in his sleigh
flying over the  sleeping townsfolk. 
Well it would have been if I hadn't
had the bright idea of making a 
Recessed Window card and also
covering the entire front with strips 
of holographic sticky tape and then 
the inside to neaten up as well!!
The tutorial to make this card is from
and explains each step clearly.

Finished card doesn't show it but 
there is a fair  amount of cutting and folding
to do  and in my case an awful lot of 
sticking too.

This is the inside of the front cover.

Side view of card showing 
the recessed window.
After all  that sticking I just added
an Anita's self adhesive sentiment
and called it a day (well night actually!)

Entering into the following challenges. Well it would be rude not to:
A Snow Flakes Promise #3 Must have a winter theme.
Tis the Season #49 It's hip to be square.
Sparkles Christmas challenge #55 No Designer Papers.
Crafty Hazelnut's Extra # Christmas cards only.
Alphabet Challenge # N= No Design Paper.
Crafting With Friends #4 Anything goes.
Simply Create Too #92 Anything goes.
Pixie's Crafty Workshop #191 Use your snippets. (a half used roll of tape from yrs ago)
Crafting By Designs. Anything goes.
Creative Ladybirds Creations #6  Anything goes.
Scrapper's Delights #47 Anything goes.


  1. This is beautiful Valery Anne ! Love it ! Hugs, blessings and love from Catherine

  2. Fabulous card Valery... Love all that sparkle...
    Hugs Sylvie xx

  3. Hi Mrs A! A quick visit - sorry can't comment on everything - am hoping to have a couple of hours this afternoon with some stamps and inks (2 weeks till am home properly!)- lovely sparkly Christmas Card! x

  4. Wow what sparkle Valery. I love your Santa and these box cards are fab for framing such super images. I love making them. Zx

  5. Wow!! This holographic sticky tape is just a perfect frame for the lanscape and the Santa's slight!! Love all this sparkle! Beautiful design!

  6. Blimey he's early! :-P
    Love that sleigh image and fabby card MRS A!xx

  7. A very striking card and certainly sparkly too, I love it, and well worth the time it took to create Mrs A. It's gorgeous!

  8. Wow, what a super sparkly card. I just went to have a look at the tutorial and have to take my hat off to you - I would never had the patience to make this xx

  9. This looks amazing! I love the sparkle! This is a new fold to me - it's fabulous!

  10. Wow! Lots of brilliant sparkle going on here. A striking card. A wonderful collection of die cut cards. I do like the one you have entered with us. It is beautiful, well constructed. Thanks for sharing with us at Sparkels Christmas. Caz DT

  11. A lovely recycled image and a super sparkly card Valery. Really fits the challenge. Hugs Christine xx

  12. Just fabulous Valery, love your design and what a great use of an old card, brilliant when you can upcycle, just perfect for the theme, hugs Kate x

  13. what a great image Valery...and how the holographic card make a real statement...and upcycling too...fab card xxx

  14. Another beautiful recycle - and it's brilliant on this gleaming card. Can just imagine the fussiness of that sticky back work, but it is most impressive as this frame around the pretty scene. You are so adventurous, and it always pays off in your design creations. This one is just great! TFS & Happy Sunday. Hugs

  15. I love this card and not just because I like sparkle for Christmas. I have some of that holographic tape and now I know how to use it. Barbxx

  16. what a wonderful image Valery - I adore the sparkle too - brilliant! hugs rachel x

  17. Gorgeous glittery card, love the tape and the image.

    Kath x

  18. So Stunning Valerie. I love the scene. Hugs Rita xxx

  19. This is fabulous Mrs A...wonderful recycling and lovely card design. Carol x

  20. Gorgeous card Mrs. A, love all the pretty sparkle, so festive, cathy x

  21. Fabulous card and a lovely image, thank you for sharing your card with us at sparkles Christmas,hope to see you next month...

  22. Oh my guddy Aunt Mrs A - you couldn't just upcycle that great card image by trimming it and slapping on the front of a card blank could you?! Ohhhh, nooooooooo - you then had to make the fantastic aperture thingy, amazing result and well worth all the work!


    Di xx

  23. Fabulous! love the design of this great festive card, lovely!
    hugs Jacee
    Simply Paper Card Design

  24. What a great card!! I love the holographic tape and the christmas image you used! Nice work!! Thanks for playing at Tis the Season!

  25. Wow, love all the sparkle and shine on your Christmas card! Thanks for playing with us at 'Tis the Season.

  26. Valery, this is stunning. It looks like lots of work but the end result is just beautiful.

  27. Valery, this is stunning. It looks like lots of work but the end result is just beautiful.

  28. Hi this is a gorgeous sparkly Christmas card. Thank you for joining us at the Alphabet Challenge blog. Hugs Jackie DT

  29. Very fun card, full of sparkle!

    Thanks for sharing with us at 'Tis The Season!

  30. Wow! That's all I can say! Wow! : ) I can only imagine how fun this looks in real life, 'cause you did a great job catching the holographic shine in the photo. Thanks for playing with CHNCC2.

  31. Love the shine of this holographic tape! - A sparkling frame for the beautiful image!
    Thanks you for joining us at Simply Create Too.
    Hugs, Rosi

  32. Lovely card, thanks for sharing with us at CSAYL. Sue x

  33. Super duper sparkly! I love it! Thanks for playing with the TTS sketch challenge!

  34. Beautiful card. Thank you for sharing with us at Simply Create Too - Myrna DT

  35. So pretty! Great sparkle! I love Santa's sleigh!


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