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Monday, December 7, 2015

Father Christmas

There's a new challenge at Christmas at Sweet Stampin' for December and the topic is FATHER CHRISTMAS. The gals at Christmas at Sweet Stampin' have created some awesome cards for this topic so if you need to look at our creations to clarify the topic, please do so. I used an image from Hobby Art Stamps for my card for this challenge of FATHER CHRISTMAS. From the name of my blog, you may have guessed that I love lace. I love girly, or feminine, cards the most and adore adding lots of interesting tidbits of embellishments!


I recently treated myself to a set of Polychromos pencils and I used them to color this image. I used paper by Carta Bella.  The lace and snowball edging across the bottom are from my stash as is the metal snowflake charm. My heart pearl ribbon buckle with the ribbon in the right corner of the card are both from The Ribbon Girl. The die cut around the image is a 'frame' die cut by DieNamics.


After completing the coloring, I sprinkled some Stampendous Shabby White Frantage embossing powder over the image background. The glitter on Father Christmas' coat and hat is Stampendous Snow Glitter applied over Glossy Accents. (I like the 3-D look of the 'fur' on the hat and coat so instead of using glue that would dry flat, I used Glossy Accents which dries raised.)  I used some cream color chalk and shaded around my image. The cream string of pearls tied within my lace bow are from The Ribbon Girl and the lace is from my stash. I added a little cheesecloth behind my image, too.  I'm not sure where I acquired that perfect burgundy heart button in the middle of the lace and pearl bow. Here's my bow.


The Team at Christmas at Sweet Stampin' have made some fabulous creations to inspire you to join in with our last challenge of the year. Please go on over and look at the FATHER CHRISTMAS cards made to inspire you to join us!

Our sponsor this month is Flat Friends who are awarding two digis to the winner. They have such cute images and would be a fabulous Christmas present to yourself if you were to win!

                                                                         Hugs,
                                                Gail

This card is entered in the following challenges:
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge, Stars Stamps, Cards 4 Galz,  Art by Miran, Creative Corner, Crafty Catz, QKR Stampede, 613 Avenue Create, Christmas Card Challenges, Sweet Stampin', DL. Art, Get Creative, Crafting from the Heart, Jo's Scrap Shack, Creatalicious Challenge, A Snowflakes Promise, Deep Ocean Challenge, Artistic Inspirations, Whimsy Inspires, Glitter n Sparkle, Stampavie and More, As You Like It, Crafty Girls Creations, Digi Designs, Reasonable Ribbon, Fairytale Challenge, Simply Paper Crafts, Creative Craft Cottage, Crafting with Dragonflies, Creative Fingers, Inky Chicks, World Wide Open Design Team Challenge, Craftyhazelnuts Christmas Challenge 2, Craft Heaven, Crafting with an Attitude, The Sisters of Craft, Natalie and Amy's, Crafting by Designs, Scrap & Craft Inspiration, Crafty Time, 2 Creative Chicks, Sparkle n Sprinkle, Petal Lu, Crafts Galore, Dragons Lair Designs, Just Keep on Creating, Craft Rocket, Fresh Brewed Designs, One Crazy Stamper, Scrapbook Blessings, Great Impressions, Penny Black and More, Come and Get It, Sweet Stamps, Where the Heart Is, Crafty Calendar, A Vintage Journey, Not Just Cards, Digi Choosday, Our Crafty Corner, Let's Craft & Create, Dragonfly Dreams, Craft for the Craic, 12 Months of Christmas, Pattie's Creations, A Gem of a Challenge, My Sheri Crafts, Coloring in Scrapland, Crafty Boots, Eureka Stamps, MelonHeadz Friends, Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge, The Paper Girls, The Paper Nest Dolls

81 comments:

  1. Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at Cardz 4 Galz, good luck!!! Amy DT

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  2. A gorgeous Christmas creation Gail, Santa has a real vintage feel to him and you have compliments that perfectly with the lace and embellishing.

    Many thanks for sharing your creativity with us at Penny Black and More challenge.

    B x

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  3. Beautiful card. Love the glittery Father Christmas :) Thank you for joining us this month over at Craft for the Craic.
    Merry Christmas,
    Eithne :)

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  4. What a gorgeous Santa! Lovely Card. Thanks for sharing with us this fortnight. Lisa DT Creative Craft Cottage

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  5. I just adore this card! Thanks for sharing with us. Lisa DT Craft Rocket Challenges

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  6. Stunning card, the Santa is fantastic, beautiful coloring and the added lace makes your card so elegant looking.Thanks for playing along over at DL.ART!

    Hugs, Lori m
    littlemscraftedmind.blogspot.com
    DL.ART DT Member

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  7. Fab Santa and terrific coloring, Gail ! Love the lace and pearl embellies. Thanks so much for playing along in our "Add Some Glitter" challenge at QKR Stampede this week. Good luck.
    NanaConnie DT

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  8. This Santa sure does fit the "Father Christmas" theme and he's colored and glittered up beautifully. Fantastic lace and great idea to add the string pearls to it. As always, you've chosen well for your embellishment touches to give elegance to your creation, Gail. Good luck in your challenges - looks like a winner.

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  9. Love that image love the lace Super card TFS Craft Rocket Challenges Lis DT

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  10. Hi,

    Lovely card. Thanks for joining us at CCC Challenge

    hugs
    Claudia
    DT Creative Craft Cottage Challenge
    Knutselmeisjes.blogspot.be

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  11. Oh Gail, your card is amazing, I just love how you have coloured Father Christmas and the fur trim is fabulous. Adore all the lace it works so well with the image. Thank you so much for sharing with us in our challenge at Creative Craft Cottage and we would love to see you again soon. Jennifer DT member x

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  12. Fab, lovely detail on the fur with the glitter. Thanks for joining us at Digi Choosday challenge blog.
    Gail Digi Choosday DT

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  13. This is magnificent Gail!! xx

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  14. A beautiful card, and thanks for joining in the challenge of The Paper Nest Dolls.
    Hugs Astrid

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  15. Gorgeous and intricate details! Love all the white and glitter! Thanks so much for playing Simon Says Stamp Wednesday “Let it Snow” Challenge!

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  16. Such a gorgeous card Lillian & just perfect for our Christmas Is Coming challenge over at Eurekas Stamps!
    Thanks for playing!
    Good Luck
    Hugs
    Dawn xx

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  17. Thank you for joining in this week at Sweet Stampin, good luck. Debbie X

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  18. Wow! Such amazing detail! And I LURVE that Santa image. Your card is just lovely. Sure to leave it's recipient in awe! :)
    Thanks for sharing over at Christmas Card Challenges!
    Mandy ~ CCC DT

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  19. Love your card and all the added detail!
    Thanks for linking up at Christmas Card Challenges...Rema - CCC DT

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  20. Love the texture on Santa's coat - gorgeous card for the holidays. Thanks so much for joining us this month at the Dragonfly Dreams Challenges, Elizabeth (DT)

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  21. This is gorgeous thank you for joining us at the WWODTC
    Michelle DT

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  22. Stunning Christmas card love the image and the lace x thanks for sharing at Glitter n Sparkle Chris DT x

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  23. Gail, this is GORGEOUS! All the details are amazing! What a beautiful creation! Thank you for joining us at Great Impressions! Hugs! :) Mynn xx

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  24. I utterly love that gorgeous Santa image. Fabulous papers and oh so gorgeous lace! Perfect for our 'Snowy' challenge this week at Sweet Stampin'. Thanks so much for joining in the fun with us this week. Hugs, Wends x Sweet Stampin' DT

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  25. lovely card thank you for joining us at the Artby miran challenge Jane DT xx

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  26. Very lovely! Thanks for joining Creative Corner Challenge~

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  27. A beautiful traditional card and such lovely colouring especially with pencils. Great fur trim on his coat too!
    Thanks for taking the time to enter our challenge at Penny Black & More.
    Lynn x
    DT

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  28. fab card
    thanks for playing with us at di's digi
    hugs
    céline

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  29. This is perfect for our current challenge “Christmas Creation with Image” at Pattie’s Creations. What a cute image too! Thanks for joining us!
    Hugs
    Pattie ♥
    Artist
    at Pattie's Creations Design Challenge!

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  30. What a wonderful vintage Santa - so nicely colored and fluffed on collor and cuff! Your lace is just beautiful! Thanks for joining us in the AVJ challenge! Julia xx

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  31. Gorgeous card, Gail, love the Santa and such a beautiful bow. Thanks for sharing on AYLI. Carol xx

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  32. This is SO pretty, Gail. It's definitely a favorite for me in this challenge. Thanks so much for sharing in our Shimmer & Sparkle challenge. We love seeing your fabulous projects, and hope that you will join us again real soon.
    Blessings to you,
    Karen
    Really Reasonable Ribbon

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  33. Stunning card, Gail. Gorgeous colours and lace. Thank you for joining us at As You Like It. Luv, Wilma

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  34. Your card is gorgeous, I love the image and the embellishments. Thank you for entering the Crafts Galore Encore Challenge, “Anything Goes”. We hope to see you back again soon! Karola, CGE DT, InvisiblePinkCards

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  35. A wonderful design love the vintage feel and the fabulous stamp finished with perfect embellishments its stunning Love and hugs Carole x

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  36. Wow, gorgeous card. I love all the fake fur and beautiful lace trim and embellishments. Thank you for sharing your Christmas project with all of us at Crafty Boots Challenges.

    Dionne

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  37. Gorgeous, simply gorgeous. Wonderful combination of the materials, lace and pearls. The image of St. Nick is fabulous. Love your card. Thanks for joining us at Cardz 4 Galz. We hope to see you re-visit. Caz DT.

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  38. A gorgeous vintage look card, thanks for playing with us at Crafting with Dragonflies, blessing Hilde

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  39. Such a beautiful vintage Christmas card Gail - I love all the lace and pretty embellishments. This is just perfect for our 'Snow Time' challenge this week. Thank you for sharing and joining in with the fun at Sweet Stampin’ this week and good luck. Hugs Janine xx

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  40. Beautiful card. Thank you for joining in with our challenge at Eureka Stamps.
    Mary

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  41. very nice and vintage card. i love the details on your santa. Thank you for sharing and joining us at Eureka stamps challenge, Christmas is coming.

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  42. Gorgeous design, beautiful coloring and love the lace. Thank you for joining our blog challenge at SweetStamps.com.

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  43. So pretty. Love all the details and embellishments. Thanks for sharing with us at Crafty Time.

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  44. Very pretty card. Lovely design and details. Thank you for joining our Christmas challenge at Come and Get It and I hope you will join us in 2016 for more great challenges. Happy Holidays. Judy DT

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  45. Thanks for playing in our "Christmas cards, tags, anything Christmas with an Image" Challenge #117!
    Sandi ♥
    DT Coordinator for Pattie's Creations Challenge!
    and Pattie's shop
    Home of Pattieboop and Allie!

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  46. Love this entry, thank you for sharing with Creatalicious, Jackie CT member.

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  47. Beautiful vintage card - so pretty. Thanks for joining the fun at Natalie and Amy's this month, hugs Sheryl DT member xx

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  48. Lovely vintage card, thanks for sharing with Crafting with an Attitude!

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  49. Very beautiful.
    Thank you for entering the World Wide Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.
    Please note: We will be holding the "Champions of Champions" DT Challenge in March 2016 for all of the winners from all categories
    from these monthly challenges throughout the year.
    Annette DT Leader for the World Wide Open Design Team Challenge Group
    https://www.facebook.com/groups/1608194249429483/

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  50. Beautiful work Gail. Thanks for sharing this with us at Crafting with Dragonflies for the December challenge. Merry Christmas!

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  51. Beautfil design and love that fur.Thank you for joining us at Our Crafty Corner. Hugs Helen DT

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  52. Beautiful card. He is a lovely Santa. Thank you for joining us at Crafty Girls Creations.

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  53. This is just beautiful! Love the tip about using Glossy Accents and glitter, I'm not much for using loose glitter but I do love this look and may have to try it now! Thanks for playing along with Great Impressions.

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  54. Beautiful card!!!! Glad you decided to join the challenge with us at Get Creative Challenges. Good luck, and hope you will join more challenges with us again.

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  55. Stunning card !
    Thanks for joining us at Let's Craft and Create Challenges blog and good luck
    MAYVONNE DT member

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  56. Stunning card !
    Thanks for joining us at Let's Craft and Create Challenges blog and good luck
    MAYVONNE DT member

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  57. Such a beautiful card! I love the lace and that Father Christmas image is gorgeous. Thank you so much for sharing with us at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge!!

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  58. such a stunning card Gail...thank you for joining in at AVJ this month
    Annie x

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  59. Such a lovely card, I love the image and the glitter on the fur looks so pretty. The pearls and ribbons look great as well, just gorgeous. Thanks so much for sharing your card at Anything goes December link-up, Just keep on creating
    Susan xx

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  60. Your card is wonderful!
    An adorable image, beautiful colors and lovely details.
    Thanks for joining us at Stampavie and More.
    Anne

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  61. Stunning card with some added detailing too. Thanks for entering the Digi Choosday Traditional Christmas challenge (DT)

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  62. Another gorgeous creation from you! Thanks for joining our December challenge at One Crazy Stamper!

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  63. Gail, this is fantastic! I love that santa, and all the details in this. Thanks for joining our traditional Christmas challenge at Digi Choosday. Julie, DT

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  64. your card is so beautiful well done, thank you for taking part in the dragons lair design challenge.

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  65. What a lovely creation. The metal part really looks very stunning and christmas like. Thank you for joining us at Fairy Tale Challenge. Bianca XX

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  66. Beautiful card! Love the fur on his cloak. Super image - beautifully colored. Thanks for joining us at the Creative Challenge of Sparkle N Sprinkle.

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  67. Love the vintage feel to this card. Thank you for joining us at Creative Craft Cottage

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  68. A great Christmas card!
    Thank you soo much for taking part in our "Merry Christmas” challenge over at Creatalicious & good luck in the draw.
    Hope to see you again in our new challenge as well…

    Hugs,
    Melanie
    (DT Penny's Paper Crafty Challenges)

    (DT-Coordinator Creatalicious Challenges)

    (DT Come and Get It)

    (DT Crafty Friends)

    (DT Tuesday Throwdown)

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  69. This is such a pretty card Gail - lovely image and the lace is a perfect embellishment. Thank you so much for entering the Crafty Calendar (Let it Snow) Challenge this month, lots of luck to you. Hugs Sue Pxxx DT.

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  70. such a beautiful card!
    wish you a wonderful christmas time!
    Thanks for playing along in the Artistic Inspirations Challenge.
    Hugs,
    Natalie
    INKognito

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  71. This card is amazing! Love the traditional and vintage look. All the texture is fabulous. Thank you for sharing your gorgeous card with us at Sparkle N Sprinkle.
    Merry Christmas!
    Eret x

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  72. Gorgeous card! Love the layout and embellishments. Thank you so much for entering our challenge at World Wide Open Design Team Challenge Blog Looking forward to see you again soon.
    Hugs,
    Tina
    WWO DT
    Toadally Love To Craft {My Blog}

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  73. Another great creation Gail..
    Love your choice of colours and embellies..
    It really gives it that vintage shabby feel..
    Thanks for joining yet another time our monthly Craft Heaven Shop Challenge..
    Hugs, Tina
    Craft Heaven Shop

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  74. Absolutely stunning! Thank you for joining in with the Sisters of Craft challenge, good luck in the voting and we hope to see you again. Crafty Blessings. Tracy SOC DT x We now also have a Sisters of Craft Facebook Group where you share your makes, find inspiration and take part in mini challenges.

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  75. Oooo what a simply stunning vintage Santa and layout too, thanks for joining us at Penny Black & More this month, luv Sam x

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  76. Beautiful card! Thank you for joining us at Let's Craft and Create! Good luck!
    Catherine DT

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  77. All the different textures in this card are just gorgeous! Love that stunning bow, and the glittery fur. Thankyou for joining us this month at Craft for the Craic

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  78. Beautiful card. love the glittery fur on Fr. Christmas coat
    Thanks for entering this over at Craft for the Craic
    Pixie (DT member)

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  79. Beautiful card - love that lace bow.

    Thanks for joining us at Pattie's Creations Challenge.

    Helen x

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