Wednesday, 14 September 2016

The Santa Express...

Good morning everyone,

Well, so much for yesterday being a heatwave and the best September day in the history of the world!
it wasn't either of those here!  Wall to wall thunder and lightening and really muggy!

Anyways, seems like a perfect day to think about Christmas cards!
We have a new challenge starting today at 
and it is 
Sew What - Real or Faux!
so (sew)! - we want to see your gorgeous Christmas cards with some real or pretend stitching on them.

Our generous sponsor this time is 
Freckled Fawn
with a fab $15 voucher for the lucky winner.

I have a bit of a thing for stitched dies so I decided to make a card with faux stitching using an MFT die.

I used two images from gorgeous Little Miss Muffet Stamps - (I was lucky enough to win a recent challenge at LMMS and I had no difficulty using my generous gift voucher)!
I coloured these images with Copics, cut them out with a stitched rectangle die and made a trifold card.  The centre panel is made with Grunge Christmas Postmarks sentiments from Lili of the Valley

...and here we are...too cute - I loved it when my boys were little 'uns!
Swings 'n' Slides Christmas Morning and Linking Train Winter digital stamps by Little Miss Muffet Stamps
Make it Colour Blending Card by Elaine Hughes (Marker Geek)
Copic Markers
Christmas papers from my stash (very ancient)!
Archival Ink in Watering Can
Frayed Burlap Distress Ink Pad
Collall All Purpose Glue
Inks Used
Archival Ink in Watering Can - Sentiments
Frayed Burlap Distress Ink pad - Edges of card
Copics - 
Skin E04, E21, E11, E00, E000, E00
Hair E41, E42, E43, E44
Clothes, E41, E42, E43, E44, R29, R27, R24, R22, YG97, YG95, YG93, E30, E33, E34, E35, YR27, YR24, YR21, Y21
Train, YG61, YG63, G99, N7, N5, N3, N1, BG0000, BG000, W1 and selection of colours from above
Thank you for visiting...

Happy Crafting...

and remember to pop straight to ABC Christmas Challenge to look at the lovely DT Creations there and join in the fun!


Please leave me a comment if you pop by, I am always very happy to see them and do enjoy reading them all. 


Marianne's Craftroom said...

I love stitched dies too. Fabulous card, lovely images. I used him once, such a cutie

crafty-stamper said...

It was absolutely roasting here all day!Christmas is definitely better when they are small-love the tri fold and cute images-fabulous colouring
Carol x

Karen Knott said...

This is just the cutest card Sue, love the images especially the train and your colouring is fab :)
Hugs, Kaz x

Natalia Smith said...

This is gorgeous card and your colouring is brilliant, love the trifold card shape x

Rainey's Craft Room said...

Fantastic card Sue, gorgeous colouring of those images.

Gibmiss said...

Fabulous card Sue ... Stunning colouring... As usual... Fabulous images...
Hugs Sylvie xx

Olga Fink said...

Fantastic Sue! I really love this card! Great design and gorgeous coloring!
Xoxo Olga

Cathy Clowes said...

This is a glorious card Sue, great design and really lovely images. We had rain and thunder all day yesterday. Thankfully it's sunny today. Cathy x

Sarah said...

Toot! Toot! This is wonderful Sue and I love your choice of stamps too!! A brilliant design to showcase them. I was only wondering the other day what happened to Dec and Connor's Brio train of life's mysteries I guess!! We had the same weather here yesterday, thank goodness for air conditioning at work, outside it was like being in a hot shower with horrendous thunder and lightning thrown in for good measure!! xx

Christine L said...

Total gorgeousness Sue.. stunning colouring (no surprise there!), and a fabulously put together design! LOVING that tri-fold (will have to give that a go!) and the images you've used go so well together! I can tell you have sons, as you always do 'boy cards' so well!

We had wonderful weather yesterday... see... I told you that you live in the wrong place!! Come on up to Yorkshire!

Christine x

Creations by Shirl said...

This is so cute, how did you do the tri-fold card shape... Do you share your tutorials?

Bad Kitty said...

this is so great!
love it!

Annette said...

Stitched dies are my favourites too. I love your fancy fold card, it's great and the images are coloured to perfection honey. Gorgeous card. xx

Kat W said...

Wow, that is so odd because we had a lovely day yesterday although the nest of the sunshine was in the morning, but we even went out for a walk early afternoon...oh boy, it was toasty though!
This morning was a whole other story because it was wall to wall mist on my drive to work! Much nicer now :-)
Still slightly on a weather theme, it seems to have moved very quickly from Autumn into Winter on your blog - lol! I don't even want to think about how not very long it is until Christmas! But I do love to see Christmas cards and this tri-fold design is super...and you get to show off lots of your amazing colouring - hurrah!
Big hugs, Kat xx

Zw@@n said...

Wow, your card is stunning, Sue. I very much like your colouring on those super cute images. Love the shape of the card too. Luv, Wilma

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