Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Blue Santa

I created this card using the  Doodle Pantry digital stamp set called 'Jolly  St Nickolas'. The set contains outline  and pre coloured images,  plus  digital papers and  sentiments. All of this is available for less than three dollars ! How great is that:O)! I don't know what happened to my stickles (I used the diamond shaded one, and it came out yellowish; maybe they turn colour over time  sitting in the bottle. All my attempts to fix came to naught so I over layered it with Frosted Lace and it still has the yellow tinge to it. Oh well.....

Doodle Pantry is the proud sponsor of this weeks challenge over at Fab 'n' Funky and the challenge is 'Anything Goes'!  

Don't forget to head over to the Doodle Pantry Digital Challenge blog to enter into Challenge #40 (DPDC#40) for a chance to win a $15.00 gift certificate  to spend at their shop and if you use a Doodle Pantry image you will receive a Doodle Pantry free stamp set just for playing along!

Card details:
Stamp: Doodle Pantry Digital 'Jolly St. Nickolas' stamp set  
Sentiment: Stampin' Up   'Petite Pairs'
Colour medium: pre-coloured image to which I added some Copic Flesh tones to give a darker tone
Punch: Martha S border punch to obtain the wee snowflakes, Stampin' Up's tag punches 
Die Cut: Gabriella Border  
Other:   thin blue ribbon, Stampin Up cardstock (brilliant blue, whisper white,  designor paper & shiny grey paper gift from friend(S) don't have the name, half pearl, stickles

1. Through the Craftroom Door:  Nov. 19th - 25th Anything Goes
2. Crafty Sentiments Design: Christmas (follower)
3. Anonymous Stamps:  November Challenge Anything Goes
4. The Crafty Blogger: November 4th Challenge  Christmas
5. Created with Love Challenges: Anything Goes with Papercraft
6. Challenges 4 Everybody:  #33 Anything Goes
7. Great Impressions: November Challenge&More
8 .Scrap & Scribble:  #5 Always Anything Goes
9. One Crazy Stamper: November Challenge Christmas
10. Flat Friends Challenge: Challenge14 Christmas Cards


  1. Ooh this is gorgeous Glenda… what a fab Santa image and I love the pretty snowflake borders against the rich midnight blue… an absolutely stunning card !! :-)
    Hope you have a lovely day!
    Hugs Sue B xx

  2. Such a beautiful Christmas card - really cool image and the colouring is gorgeous - loving the sparkles too :-) xx Thanks so much for joining us for the Flat Friends challenge, Em xx

  3. Love a blue Christmas card!!! Gotta love it. Thanks for joining our Anything Goes Challenge at Created With Love Challenges


  4. Oh Glenda, this is positively stunning!! When I first saw it all I could think was WOW!!


  5. Wow Glenda love this! What a fab image of Santa and love the blue! Susan x

  6. Wowzers! This is the best yet I've see done with this awesome St. Nick.

  7. Beautiful,gorgeous image and

  8. gorgeous card, love the dies
    thanks for playing with us at crafty sentiments

  9. This is gorgeous Glenda, I love the Santa image and wonderful shades of blue.
    Sue xx

  10. Wow a great idea to do the Santa in bleu.
    Thanks for joining us at Anonymous Stamps.
    xxx Michelle

  11. Hi that image & he looks fab in blue, probably my fav colour for Christmas cards!
    hugs Jo x

  12. Santa in blue sure is unique and lovely!

  13. Gorgeous card Glenda! I love your image, your coloring and all the fabulous embellishments. Great card!

    I am your newest follower and would love to have you follow my blog also.

    Please join me for a chance to win FREE candy on my blog. Have a wonderful week! Hugs, Gloria

  14. Oh, I adore Santa in blue!!! This is so rich and fabulous! The coloring of the image is amazing! Thanks for joining us at Great Impressions! :) Mynn xx

  15. Love your card. Beautiful in Blue. Thanks for sharing this week at Created with love Challenges Anything goes.
    Linda K. DT

  16. Santa looks sonderful...Great image! That blue is a beautiful shade of blue and so suits your card.

  17. Oh, wow! I love the rich blues with the white on this card. It's a stunner for sure.

    Mary Anne, Great Impression DT

  18. A gorgeous Christmas card. The colours you've used are fabulous.

    Thank you for joining in with the Scribble & Scrap challenge and good luck x

  19. Wow this is jaw dropping gorgeous Glenda! Totally stunning in this shade of blue. Looks so regal and elegant. Love the papers and the addition of snowflakes and sparkle is such a beautiful touch. You have put on a wonderful show and this Jolly guy really stole the show. Thanks for sharing sweetie.Hugs.

  20. gorgeous card, love the santa in blue for a change
    thanks for joining us at created with love challenges, and good luck, hope to see you again
    cwlc dt

  21. Super cute card! I love the little tag you've added the sentiment on.
    Thanks so much for sharing this week at TTCRD. We hope to see you back very soon!
    Through the Craft Room Door DT
    Queen Bee Paper Crafts

  22. Great card thanks for sharing with us at Anonymous stamps this month

    Ziggy DT

  23. LOL! I didn't even notice that it's not supposed to be yellow. All your blue is so gorgeous and I love your snowflakes! Beautiful.

  24. I'm a very traditional red/green for Christmas, but this blue Santa is so cool!! Very pretty card!

  25. He's BEAUTIFUL...loving the blue! As far as has happened to me too, but if you had not said anything I really would not had noticed...haha Again, gorgeous! And, loving that die.

  26. Lovely Christmas Card, love the Santa image and fabulous colour. Thank you for joining us for the Crafty Bloggers Network Challenge.

    Sylv xx
    Crafty Bloggers Network DT

  27. What a fabulous Santa and such rich blues. Gorgeous.

    Thank you for joining us over at the Scribble and Scrap Challenge. Good luck.

  28. What a lovely festive Santa!! I love the frosty blue tones!! :) :) Thank you for joining us @ Crafty Sentiments “Christmas” challenge!!
    Nicole’s Craft Nook
    Nicole’s YUM YUM BLOG Candy

  29. This is just beautiful - the blue is very striking -love your design! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Crafty Sentiments and good luck! Rachel x

  30. Doing Santa in blues instead of the traditional reds is such a fantastic way to showcase Laurie's wonderful St. Nicholas. I love everything about this card, especially the snowflakes!

  31. Glenda, the blue is wonderful. I did a Santa in blue years ago, before I blogged and took it to an exchange and everyone scoffed at a blue Santa, I loved it. Fun sparkly card.


  32. Glenda this is delightful. Love the vibrant deep blue colouring.
    Hugs Desíre {Doing Life}

  33. Great image and colours. Thankyou for joining us this month at Crafty Bloggers Network
    Geraldine M
    CBN DT

  34. This Santa is amazing and the background paper is gorgeous! Love the snowflakes and tag too!

  35. Oh Glenda this is fantastic. My goodness this is lovely...I would have never thought to use Blue but it is just outstanding. Hugz, joann