Monday, October 24, 2011

Better Not Pout

Good Monday Morning to you.  I hope everyone had a great weekend.   Weather was perfect, not too hot, not too cool.  I did a bit of yard work and got my winter pansies planted.  We grilled out every night, sat around a fire in the Chiminea, drank a little wine and just relaxed.  Perfection!  Our GD, Ashley, is driving up from Charleston today to spend a few days with us.  Her visits are always eventful as she is spontaneous and full of fun.  Who knows, maybe we will get a little crafty time in and I can post her creations for you to enjoy.

Enough, enough, on to my card.  Still having my love affair with Better Not Pout Santa from Sassy Cheryl's.  He is a fast one to color and  quite versatile because of his size and shape.  I was going for the Vintage Look so I chose to color with Tim Holtz Distress Inks.  I cut Santa out and popped him up with some foam tape. He is resting on Reminisce lace a paper doily and some more luscious paper  from Bo Bunny's Father Christmas collection.  A little Frosted Lace Stickles gives Santa a bit of holiday bling. I added a bit of Diamond Stickles on the DP and hot glued a K & Company key to unlock the Christmas Surprise. SU Crumb Cake card stock was used for the card base.

Hope you enjoyed my card today.  If anyone has a suggestion on the best paper to use with the distress inks and SU blender pen, please leave me a comment.  TTFN, Hugs, Linda

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  1. It's a great love affair! He's stunning!
    Sounds like a perfect weekend to me! I would've grilled out too, but no one was here but me most of the time.
    Have a great week!

  2. Linda ,The key is my fav touch in this card-- such a fabulous idea to use the key


  3. Great fun card Linda!
    Hugs Heidy

  4. This is just gorgeous Linda,love the key.x

  5. Love your vintage Santa!! Beautiful card Linda. Have fun with Miss Ashley!! ~jeni :)

  6. Great image and wonderful card! The background you created is fantastic!

  7. that sounds like a perfect weekend Linda, can I come join in lol...I so love that Santa its little wonder you used it again...I will have to buy him
    Mina xxx

  8. This is gorgeous and very vintage looking. Love how Santa's beard isn't a bright white and all the lacy bits are perfect.

  9. Love this card. You definitely got the vintage look you were going for. The santa matches the papers and bellies well.

  10. Beautiful card! Santa looks fabulous with vintage touches. I have to get this image.

  11. Beautiful card Linda, I love the lace accents!

  12. Linda thanks for popping by my blog for WOYWW. I popped by to see yours too....

    I love your turtle analogy and it is fab philosophy, I like you already :)

    Love Mandy xxx

    p.s. this card is gorgeous and I love your little doggy, soo cute


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Happy Crafting, Linda