Monday, 12 September 2011

Father Christmas

Hello, and welcome!

How are you doing?  Hope everybody is well, and enjoying Autumn/Spring, whichever is relevant in your part of the world!

I was hoping to post my Blog Candy today, but my excuse is that my camera is in Northern Ireland, with Jonathan, Tanys, and Bevan who are visiting family, and I haven't been able to get a good enough photo on my phone you'll just have to be
Hopefully, the gale-force winds will have abated by tomorrow, and they'll be able to get home...the airport was closed today, because of the weather.  It's their first visit, and Tanys was excited to spend time with her cousin, Donovan, and his wife and children.  Donovan is South African, as is Tanys, and it will be lovely for them to meet up again. comes my offering for today............

I thought I'd be further on with my Christmas card stash by wouldn't believe how many I have to make! spent an afternoon, last week, putting this one together.
The Father Christmas image is a K&CO sticker, bought last year, and the papers are from random paper pads that I have.........

This is what Father Christmas looked like when I was a little girl.......I know because I saw him! And, before anybody says was not in Victorian times!.......the lovely old gentleman just liked to keep his clothes for a long time....if it ain't broke, don't buy a new one...ha!

I made the flower from a sheet of diecuts (My Craft Studio), and inked the edges.....then looked further down the sheet, and saw some with this colour already on....duh!  The leaves are from MCS.....some of you have mentioned, in recent comments, that the leaves look real....yes, they do.....all I do is ink the edges and roll 'em a bit.........

If it's a Christmas card, it has to have a little bling...........   :D

Added some seasonal ribbon, stuck one of my home-made pins through it, and popped another sticker from the Father Christmas sheet onto the top.........there "might" be a few of those pins in my Blog Candy, but depends how you all behave yourselves....just sayin'......

Thanks for looking.......

Challenges: Vintage or distressed


Anne-Marie x


  1. Anne-Marie

    I've seen father christmas too and he looked just like that. Another fabby card - looking forward to what you make next.

    Hazel x

  2. Beautiful card, sis!!! I love the Victorian Christmas look. (And no I'm not suggesting that you saw Father Christmas in Victorian times, big sis. rofl) Kudos to you for making your Christmas cards before the last minute. Hugs!!!

  3. Stunning card. Father Christmas is a favorite of mine (much prefer him to the more modern Santa Claus). Your white Poinsettia is a perfect embellie.

  4. You know, I still have to get dug in to my stash regarding good ole Christmas card makes... care to help me?
    Love the Card AM, love the whole vintage feel about it and of course I love that self made pin :) good job! you fabby crafter!

  5. Fab vintage card. Thanks for joining us over at Crafty Boots. Zo x

  6. Wow- what a great vintage card! The sticker is fantastic! Thanks for sharing it with us at Paper Creations Ink this week and come back soon!

  7. You just reminded me that that stack of hearts on my table needs to be turned into Christmas cards.... no this is the real Santa and no Coca Cola wanna-be Santa (even though I like those too/two)

  8. What a lovely father christmas image! Thankyou for taking part in the first Crafty Boots Challenge! Amyxx

  9. Wonderful card. Love the design and Santa. Thanks for joining Paper Creation Ink Challenge LindaS/GDT

  10. This is such a lovely Christmas card - that Santa is so cool! Thanks for playing with us at WoodwareUSA!

  11. Great traditional card.

    Thank you for entering the first Crafty Boots challenge.


  12. Very nice card, love the vintage look! Thanks for joining us this week at The Pink Elephant, hope to see more of your creations soon. hugs, Frances.

  13. Wonderful vintage Santa! Thanks for joining us at The Pink Elephant!