Sunday, 24 December 2017

Christmas Fun

I have another card that was inspired Linda of the Funkie Junkie Boutique,  which is sponsoring this challenge - that means that there are prizes on offer as well as having some Christmas crafting fun! 
I love the tree ring stamp(now on my want list!) that Linda used for tag 5 of The Twelve Tags of Christmas so chose to use an old embossing folder to give a wood effect to my kraft card.I added vintage photo DI to emphasis the raised parts. The photo looks very dark as it was another very grey day here!
Of course Santa was the perfect image to go here and I used a very old Tim Holtz set which gets used for at least a couple of cards each year!
 I fear I may have ruined my trusty crop-a-dile in my haste - I haven't used it for a while and rushed adding some studs and couldn't add the fourth one, hence the use of the holly leaves to cover up the hole I punched!

I would like to join in the Christmas theme at Moo Mania and More with my card too

I am on my way with another two but have halted proceedings at the moment as hubby caught our table top tree which fell over and seems to have broken - it sits rather drunkenly at the moment and may well mean that we have to go and buy another tomorrow!!!

Thanks for looking, Chris


Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Well Chris, I think your card is every bit as pretty as the tag at Funkie Junkie, although I did like that tree ring stamp. What is wrong with your crop-a-dile? If it's the center part, I guess I'm at a loss, since I only use it for the holes. Can you turn the square to add eyelets? Maybe it just needs to be turned a few times. Of course, I love how you found a way to cover the hole you punched.

Sorry to hear about your tree. You seem to be having all kinds of bad luck with things breaking, and that's not good right at Christmas.

In case you don't post again before Christmas, have a lovely day with T and your family.

Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

I love this cheeky Father Christmas Chris, he's got that old traditional style reminding me of my Childhood. He sits well upon your embossed background. Those brads look perfect as a threesome but sorry to hear about your crop-a-dile, maybe you can pick up a replacement in the Sales.. Good Luck with your challenge. Wishing you a Magical Christmas.
Warmest of Hugs Tracey x

sirkkis said...

Merry Christmas 💕

geistige_Schritte said...

beautiful fun journal!!!
Merry Christmas!

Neet said...

I just love your card. It says Victoriana to me when i see an image like that and used much in the way you have. Is this in readiness for next year?
Hugs and Merry Christmas
Neet xx

froebelsternchen Susi said...

An adorable card and motif - I so love this Santa - he is my special "Nose Picker Santa" - he has the loveliest face of all Santas!
Very Merry Christmas to you and your family dear Chris!

oxo Susi

froebelsternchen Susi said...

Oh and I forgot to mention that I am soory about your broken table top tree -♥
and thank you very much for joining Moo Mania & More Chris!

Helen said...

Have a wonderful Christmas! the card looks just fabulous, even with your handily placed holly! I never use my crop-a-dile for anything except punching, have never worked it out!!

butterfly said...

Love your wood panel background - a great alternative take on the wood slice (also strongly tempted by it!) . Eek - sorry to hear about the table, hope you can get it sorted ready for the festive revels.

Merry Christmas!
Alison x

butterfly said...

Oh, table top TREE - sorry brain fogged with cold at the moment, so I misread it!! That's even worse - you must have a tree! xx

Meggymay said...

Happy Christmas wishes Chris to you and the family.
I hope you saved the tree.
Yvonne xx

Rita said...

Charming! Merry Christmas, Chris! :)

Mrs.B said...

Love the embossed woodgrain Chris, it gives a great texture and of course - he's is the perfect Santa, a great take on Linda's tags. Just been catching up on your other makes and I love the stripy card too.
Hope you have a wonderful Christmas,
Avril xx

Gibby Frogett said...

Thats really lovely Chris - I adore that Santa image.
I hope your Crop-a-dile is ok and maybe the tree salvagable too - I take it when you said sitting drunkenly you meant the tree and not your husband? :)
Hope you have a wonderful Christmas.
Gill x

Barb said...

A gorgeous card Chris and what a super Santa he is. I wish you and your Hubby a very Happy Christmas and everything good for 2018. Barbxx

kathyinozarks said...

Oh Chris so sorry about your tree-hoping it got fixed ok
I love your card-good luck in the contest
Merry Christmas Kathy