Tuesday, 25 November 2014

Santa Claus is Coming to Town

Hi there

When I saw the current challenge at Less is More on Saturday where the theme is 'Jingle all the Way' I wanted to have a raid of my craft stash to see what I could use.  I do now have quite a few Christmas themed products but I really wanted to use bells and what do you know, I found one!

And, when we hear that recognisable sound of the sleigh bells, it means one thing....Santa Claus is coming to town!

Here's my card...




I started by drawing two curved lines with a fine black pen on a spare piece of white card (I actually created the curves by drawing around my bow maker).  The little bell stamp is from a Card-io set of little Christmas icons.  I stamped the bells in red and green as if hanging from two wires.  I then stamped the sentiment.  I used a pierced square die to create a nice border for the images and then used the next biggest die to cut a mat of red cardstock and mounted the white square onto this.  The layers were then adhered to a textured linen card base using 3D foam.  Lastly, I added some Glossy Accents to the bells to give them some shine and left well alone to dry.

Materials used:

  • Stamps: Card-io Majestix - Deck The Hall; Clearly Besotted - Naughty or Nice?
  • Ink: Versa Color - Scarlet and Green; Versafine - Onyx Black
  • Dies: MFT Die-namics - Pierced Squares Stax
  • Glossy Accents
  • Cardstock from stash

I would also like to enter this card at the following challenges:

Merry Monday - Challenge #136 - Red, Green and White
The Crafter's Cafe - Challenge #91 - Anything Goes
Let's Craft and Create - Challenge #99 - Christmas
Oh La La Creations - Challenge #170 - Christmas

That's all for today, I'll be back with more to share tomorrow so please pop back if you have the time :)




15 comments:

  1. Fabulous card, love the colours.
    Elaine

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  2. Love this Anita, thank you for joining us for our Christmas challenge at Let's Craft and Create.

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  3. I love these shiny bells, Anita! And the paper piercing frame sets them off beautifully! Thanks for sharing them with us at Merry Monday!

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  4. Beautiful CAS card! I love how the little red and green bells pop through the use of glossy accents.

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  5. I love this .... those jingle bells are so cute. Linda (GD Merry Monday) xx

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  6. Brilliant, shiny, jingle bells Neet What a fabulous CAS card. Love it!
    Thanks so much
    Chrissie
    "Less is More"

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  7. So simple, yet so pretty! Love the glossy ornaments - perfect touch! Thanks so much for joining us at Merry Monday this week!

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  8. Love all the shiny jingle jangle on this card Anita.
    So lucky you found a bell image.
    thanks as ever for taking part and sharing at LIM
    Sarah x
    Less is More

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  9. You have made such a gorgeous card Anita. Love the simple design of it.
    Thank you for joining the challenge at Let’s Craft and Create. Ursula DT.

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  10. What a fab CAS creation Anita, love those little bells!
    Thank you for joining us at Less is More this week
    Anne
    LIM Designer

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  11. what a lovely idea thank you for joining us at OLL Creations Susan DT xx

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  12. Those glossy accents are awesome on those ornaments!

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  13. Anita, this is plain and simple ADORABLE!!! Love those shiny bells :) Thanks for joining us at MM this week xoxoxo

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