Thursday, November 18, 2010

A Jewel of a Santa

 Some more fairy quick cards and I love this Santa. I first saw him a few years back at the Newbury Stamp Show where I was informed I have too many Christmas stamps so I didn't buy him. I've searched for him ever since especially when the stall hasn't been there since.
Then at Ally Pally Simply Friends stamps stall had him as a Blue Moon stamp and I didn't hesitate to buy him.
The blending tool and distress pads were working hard, I used stormy sky and Barndoor inkpads. The snowflake branch is from the Christmas flourish set from Inkadinkdo and yes the sentiments are peel offs, I have no problem using them for sentiments.

I've used two colourways, I love the richness of the red and gold but love the blue and silver is my favourite.
I do wonder whether I should of stamped the image in black so you can see it better.
Lucky for me the challenge on Spoonful of Sugar is for distressing and reckon these cards fit the bill.

34 comments:

  1. WOW these are lovely Debs - I love both colourways. Hugs, Claire x

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  2. Absolutely gorgeous Debbie, love the distressed effects, colours are fab and what a lovely stamp, simply perfet Christmas Cards! Jo xxx

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  3. Oh Debby,your so right,this image is gorgeous!!!
    Your cards are beautiful as always
    Thanks for the sweet comments you left me
    Hugs Heidy

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  4. Hiya Hun

    he is just gorgeous isnt he!!! I must dig mine out he is hiding somewhere lol, love both colourways

    Joey.x

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  5. Oh Debby these are just beautiful would love to know how you make the ribbon fold like that? xx

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  6. These are superb Debby. I am not surprized you went in search for the image, it is quite magical.xxx

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  7. Stunning cards Debby. I have this stamp but have never thought to colour huis face in ... will be trying that one!
    Hugs
    Cathy xx

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  8. Hi Debby,
    These Santas are amazing. These are beautifully done. Wow what fantastic creations.
    Hugs,
    Fiona x

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  9. Gorgeous cards Debby. I bought this stamp years ago and haven't seen it since lol
    Clairexx

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  10. wow Debby!!
    Gorgeous card, I love the layout and the colours, and the image is sooo cute.
    Hugs Trudy

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  11. Hi Debby. Absolutely stunning. Love both the colour combinations and the santa image is gorgeous. Donna

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  12. 2 Gorgeous cards hun, I agree this stamp is pretty I have it too :) xxx

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  13. WOW!! These are stunning Debby!! xx

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  14. 2 beautiful cards Debby
    Lisa ;)

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  15. Gorgeous creations Debby love the colours and the beautiful stamp.

    Hugs Linda

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  16. Prachtige kerstman en de kleuren echt heel mooi
    Groet,Marian

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  17. I have but one word for them:
    GORGEOUS!!
    xoxo Anita

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  18. Oh, how pretty! I especially like the blue one!

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  19. I love him in the frosty blues, but he looks stunning in the reds too!
    hugs, annie x

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  20. They are fabulous Debby!

    Hugs
    Maarit

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  21. That is one superb Santa stamp! Wow! Just wow! Both these cards are beautiful!

    luv, Mags x

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  22. Just beautiful love this stamp and how youve presented it.
    Myrax

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  23. hi Debby
    Love both ...not sure which one i like better the Red is nice But love the blue ....
    hugs sylvie xxx

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  24. One of my favourite stamps here Debby, love both cards but I think the blue one has the edge, just! :0) xx

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  25. So wonderful christmas cards!!! I love them all!!!

    Xoxo,
    Nicole

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  26. Oohh, I love these Santa cards - the santa stamp and the flourish in the corner are both stunning.
    You are whizzing through your Christmas cards at the moment - I've managed to make one for a teacher, plus two test cards for batch making (but I'm not too happy with them).
    Love, Andrea xx

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  27. Stunning cards Debby, I love that Santa, I've just dug him out of one of my stamp boxes ready for his annual outing lol
    hugs Mandy xx

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  28. oh Debby these are stunning!!!!!

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  29. Hi Debby!! This is such a gorgeous Santa image and I love it with the touches of gold!! :) HUGS

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  30. What a great card and what a gorgeous Santa image. Can you tell me what stamp you are using?

    Hugs, Gerrittina

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  31. Beautiful cards Debby. My favourite is the blue and silver, it looks really elegant. I think you made the right choice not printing the face in black, it gives the card a delicate look.
    Jenny

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  32. Wow ... what a beautiful and elegant Christmas card. Although Blue is my favorite color ... but this time the red card my favorite.

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