Friday, November 20, 2009

Santa Claus

Good Morning.  It's finally Friday!  The kids only have a half day of school today, so I have to get them on the bus and then go back in 3 hours and find something to do for the afternoon.  I told them we would do
something, maybe a movie or lunch or both.

Today's card is the most beautiful Santa by Flourishes.  I have had this stamp since Monday when it came in the mail, and hadn't had time to ink it up.  As soon as I did, I remembered how beautiful it was.  My only complaint is, it's a clear stamp and I have trouble inking them up.  I have tried every kind of  ink and I am never satisfied, so I wish it was rubber. I had so much fun making this card.  I have a lot of Santa stamps, but this is by far the most beautiful.  Very nostalgic, like when I was little.  He looks like he just came inside from the reindeer barn, through the cold and snow...............The papers I used  are all Basic Gray, Wassill, another favorite.  I forgot to take a picture of the inside sentiment.  The flowers are Prima, and the embroidery snowflake is by Edith (my sister).  They are so beautiful (thanks Edith).  I am going to be giving some in my December giveaway beginning on December 1st!

I'm entering this card in the Winter Wonderland challenge (  this week, which is St. Nick!  PERFECT.

Hope your Friday is wonderful.  Thanks for stopping by today.  Until tomorrow...........


Teri said...

Sue ... this is absolutely stunning! The image is perfection .... and the paper and flowers ... a dream! I love this card!

Thank you for joining us at Winter Wonderland.

Teri xxx

Kylie said...

Oh wow Sue! This is magnificent! The colouring is to perfection.
I love the stamp as well. And that snowflake is amazing.
Wow - something for me to aspire to!

Lynda said...

Oh wow this is just absolutely stunning. Fabulous Santa image. Thanks for joining in with Winter Wonderland.

Lynda xxx

theneon said...

Sue, how do you do it? This is so very drop dead gorgeous and so reminiscent of early Christmases and wonderful traditions. I agree with you that this has to be the best Santa ever! Edith has made a fabulous contribution with the ever so delicate snowflake. I've posted your "Over the Top" award and linked back to you encourage folks to come by. Have a wonderful week-end.

Debbie Pamment said...

WOW - love that cheery Santa - and you're colouring just brings him to life brilliantly! Stunning job Sue

annies place said...

What a fantastic Santa stamp, I haven't seen one so like my image of him from childhood, you have made such a beautiful card. Ann x

Sue from Oregon said...

I love this! Wonderful image!

Joey said...

Oh my Gosh Sue, now this is SANTA!!! oh just how I imagine him to be, absolutely stunning job! Thanks for joining us at ww Joey.x

Marcea said...

This is beautiful!!!
Have a great weekend

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Caroljenks said...

Oh WOW! What an amazing card - That Santa is so like the real one!!!
I'd love to get this stamp but probably best I don't! I'd only be dissapointed cos I'd never manage to colour it like you do!

Carol x

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