Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Letters to Santa

Hello, everyone!  Today I am sharing a vintage card. I won this adorable "Letters to Santa" image from Gecko Galz in November.  It's from their Holiday Kids Collage Sheet, and it's one of eight images on the sheet for just $1.00!  So cute!  Gecko Galz is having a Far Away Places challenge on their blog so I decided that the North Pole would be my Far Away Place.


I bet you can guess why I chose this image - can you see the cute kitty at the foot of the mailbox hehe?! I sponged Brushed Corduroy Distress Ink around the edge of the image, rounded the corners, and mounted on white and then brown cardstock.

For the background, I used the awesome December freebie Christmas Patchwork Quilt Paper over at Crafty Secrets Heartwarming Vintage.  I sponged Antique Linen Distress Ink all along the seams and outer edge, and then Brushed Corduroy Distress Ink around the edge.  I thought the quilt needed some stitching so I used a stitch die.  It was barely visible due to the patterns so I decided to stamp a stitched border (Kelly Panacci) all around the quilt and along the seams.  Here's how it looked before I assembled the card. I love this vintage paper!


Here are the other products used:
  • Dies:  Bitty North Pole (Die-Namites), Frostyville Border (Memory Box), Snowflake (Stampendous)
  • Crinkle Ribbon:  Little Scrap Pieces (won this - thank you, Karen!)
  • Embellishments:  Mitten Button (second-hand store), Poinsettia and Ho Ho Ho (won in candy - thank you, Jennifer!), Santa and Sleigh (won this - thank you, Colette!); snowman charm, gems, Icicle Stickles (from my stash)


Well, well, well! What do we have here? I guess Eli has quite the sweet tooth!  I found him in the candy-cane box this morning, and now there are only 3 left. This was a box of 12! At least now I know where he gets all his energy! With this photo, I am taking the opportunity to link up over at DL.ART's Third Annual Elf Antics Linky! If you have a little elf, you will want to join Eli, Arci, Ron, Daisy, Elizabeth, Loopy, and Hope in their funny elf antics too!

I would also like the join the following challenges: Artistic Inspirations AG Christmas UE; Beccy's Place AG UE; Bunny Zoe's Sparkle UE; Choux Choux Paper Art Christmas Winter UE; Come and Get It AG Christmas 3/3; Connie Can Crop Candy Cane 2/2; Craft Your Passion Always AG 2/3; Craftin Desert Divas Christmas Linky UE; Crafting from the Heart AG 2/3; Crafty Calendar Let it Snow 3/3; Crafty Catz Let it Snow 3/3; Crafty Friends Christmas 3/3; Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Extra December UE; Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper December UE; Cute Card Thursday Festive Colours UE; Deep Ocean Santa is Coming to Town UE; Die Cut Diva's Warm and Cozy (The little girl is dressed warm and cozy, as is Santa) 4/4; Die Cuttin Divas Tic Tac Toe (I chose Santa, holiday colours, and ribbon) 1/3; DL.ART December Linky UE 1/day; Dragonfly Dreams It's Christmas UE; Fab 'n' Funky Santa is Coming to Town UE; Fan-Tastic Tuesday On the ... Day of Christmas) 1/4; Fresh Brewed AG Christmas 4/5; Gecko Galz Facebook Group Snowy Days UE; Gecko Galz Facebook Group Holiday Greetings (Ho, Ho, Ho) UE; Gecko Galz Facebook Group Anything Goes UE; Glitter N Sparkle AG 3/3; Holly Jolly Christmas AG Christmas 1/3; Inspiration Destination AG UE; Just Keep on Creating December AG UE; Let's Craft and Create Christmas 3/3; Lil Patch of Crafty Friends AG 3/3; Mod Squad Pick at least 3 Ingredients (I chose patterned paper, glitter, faux stitching, ribbon, flower, and die cut) UE; Not Just Cards AG UE; One Stitch at a Time Winter UE; Outside the Box Season's Greetings UE; Papertake Weekly Fun Fun Fun (mailing letters to Santa is fun!) 1/5; Pile It On Christmas/Winter UE; PINspirational I was inspired by the colours, the Ho Ho Ho, and the Christmas theme 1/5; Pinterest Inspired Challenge Photo Inspiration (See below - I was inspired by the colours and stripes) UE: Pixie's Snippet Playground Snippets used for die-cuts 2/3; Robyn's Fetish Christmas Cards 3/3; Scrapbook Blessings Club 3rd Annual Christmas Party UE; Send a Smile 4 Kids Winter Fun 4 Kids 3/3; Simon Says Stamp Monday Holly Jolly Stamping 1/5; Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Let it Snow 3/5; Suzy Bee's Bloomin' Outdoor Scene UE; Sweet Stamps Blog AG UE; The Corrosive Merry Christmas 3/3; The Outlawz Twisted Thursday Winter 1/2The Paper Girls Christmas 1/3; The Ribbon Girl December Card Challenge UE; The 12 Months of Christmas Link-up Christmas Optional Santa 2/3 (FT); Tuesday Throwdown Snowflakes 1/3; Wags n Whiskers Ribbons and/or Pearls 1/2; Wednesday's Creative Inspirations AG Option Sketch UE; Word Art Wednesday AG w Uplifting Sentiment 4/5


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Thank you for looking at my card!  Wishing you a joyful day!

76 comments:

Bad Kitty said...

Love your card!
so cute!
and all that colors!
love it!
hugs!
>^.^<

scrAPpamondo said...

Oh, Eli is really a big eater! He ate nine candy cane??!!! Oh, it's terrific! This time he has combined a mischief! :D
Love so much your card with this wonderful background!! Your stamping for the stitched border it's just a clever idea!! Stunning result, so lovely! Beautiful colors and the distressed edges look so well! And how many beautiful details in your card! All wondeful! You have made a lot of work!

Tammi Cremeans said...

Awesome. Thank you so much for entering our ATG challenge at Craft Your Passion this week. Looking forward to see you again next challenge.
Regards,
Tammi, Craft Your Passion DT
makememories4life {My Blog}

Barb said...

Your card is lovely Kitty. The image is really cute and I like what you've done with the patchwork paper.

I hope Eli cleaned his teeth after his feast! By the way Kitty on your recommendation hubby and I watched Elf last night. We loved it and both LOL several times. Barbxx

terrie said...

Your vintage card turned out so nice...the embellishments goes so well with the vintage touch.
Oh boy little Eli is going to have a tummy ache by eating all of those candy canes but he does look cute in the corner of the box..

Bunny said...

This is very cute. I love that patchwork quilt paper and that snowman charm.

Thank you for joining us at Come And Get It challenge. Bunny DT

Michelle said...

This is such a darling card. I love that little girl with her cat. Thank You for sharing with us over at The Robyn's Fetish Challenge Blog.

Michelle (DT)

KraftyKoolKat said...

So cute and pretty Kitty. Love the little pussy.
Hugs
Cathy
xxxx

Olga Fink said...

Beautiful vintage card Kitty! I love the background paper! and the image you won is so beautiful! great detail work on this card! and I love how naughty your little elf is! lol

Sunshine HoneyBee said...

Eli has a sweet tooth indeed.
Melissa
"Sunshine HoneyBee"

Dr Sonia S V said...

Simply fabulous

Cheers
Dr Sonia

jimlynn said...

As we say in Texas - Eli should be full as a tick! LOL!!! He's a cutie and bet he's full now too.

Love your pretty card and that gorgeous patchwork paper! So many details on your card and each and every one are outstanding.

Lynn

NGCARDS said...

A fantastic creation! Thanks for playing at Creative Inspirations! xxx

Kuni said...

Wonderful card.
Hugs
Kuni

Hetty said...

Those images are very cute and your card is totally adorable.
Greetings from The Netherlands,
Hetty

cotnob said...

A super Christmas card Kitty, so many fabulous details.
Pauline
x

Pia S said...

I spotted the kitty on here:) what a fun and detailed design, with a bit of this and a bit of that, I style I love but find difficult to create myself.

Andrea W said...

Delightful Christmas card! I love all the details and vintage feel.

Jan Ltc said...

Love this! Thanks for playing along at FNF. Hope to see you next time xx Jan DT

Wendy said...

Gorgeous creation...Thanks for playing along with us at Fab'n'Funky this week.
Wendy xx

Lisa said...

What a beautiful card, Kitty!! I love the vintage image!! So sweet!! The background quilt paper is fabulous!! The details you added are just perfect!! And Eli does have quite the sweet tooth!! Have a great day :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Tinka's paper wonderlland said...

I hope that I don't have a stomach ache from all the sweets :)
Your card is great, love the little city and the background is great!!
♥Hugs Valentina♥

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cotnob said...

Hi Kitty, in answer to your question - yes, I do get the 'prove you are not a robot' thing but only sometimes. Others have mentioned it as well, I think it happens when you make lots of comments in one go, if I space them out and do some in the morning and some in the evening it seems to be better.
I hope this helps.
Pauline
x

Carole Robb Bisson said...

That background paper is just so yummy. The image is so vintage. Thank you so much for taking time to post your very creative art with us this week at Word Art Wednesday in our 212th FF AG challenge! Advent Blessings, Carole

Mrs A. said...

I hope you made Eli brush his teeth nine times. That was a lot of candy canes to eat in one go. I love the quilting paper you made on the card. hugs Mrs A.

Nancy B said...

Very pretty! Love all the detail! Thank you for joining us at DieCuttinDivas!

Melissa Bove (SCS ~ Melissa1872) said...

Adorable card! Such sweet images! Love the patchwork! Too cute!

Thank you very much for joining us this week at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog!

hugs...
Melissa

aussie aNNie said...

Lovely card and image and the colours are gorgeous.
 { aNNie}

Suze said...

Oh dear - sugar high! Is he planning to eat the remaining three too?

Lisa said...

Love all the good stuff to look at on this one...love what you did with the paper and that image is so cute!

Beccy said...

I REALLY love patchwork Kitty, so this card is right up my alley! I love the way you added the stitching around each square on that fabulous background paper, and I also love all the different embellishments, ribbon, die cuts and images you used. Such a fabulous result!
Cheers,
Beccy

Michelle N. said...

What an awesome card-you used so many different elements to make a fantastic card! Thanks for joining us at Die Cut Diva's Warm & Cozy challenge!

Lisa Lynn said...

Your card is gorgeous. Love the vintage look.

Leanne said...

Love all the details, great embellishments too. Well done, thanks for playing our challenge at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends.

Hugs,
Leanne DT LPCF

everything with stickles.blogspot.com said...

Beautiful card so cute and so cheerful, would brighten up anyone's day x thanks for sharing at Glitter n Sparkle Chris DT x

Arlene said...

Darling card.

So glad you joined us at Die Cut Divas.

Monika Reeck said...

50 challenges did you joined you rock...I sometimes have no time to.look which challenge told only 10 others challenge...but you are really queen of challenges my friend...how could you managed to see the winner?This I have no time too also I let join n not chek the winner post if too much joined hehe...
By the way your image is cute that Paper ooh I looveee so adorable Kitty and your card awesome made...see my penguin card sweety its on second post...you will like It I guess..hugs

Donna said...

Wow!!! Such a gorgeous festive card.
Thanks for joining in with The Ribbon Girl December card challenge and good luck!
Hugs, Donna x

Mimi said...

OOO, gorgeous background paper and wonderful elements on this creation Kitty :) :) Thank you so much for joining us at OSAAT this fortnight :)

pst said...

Lovely card. The background is gorgeous and there is so much to look at on the card that you can just keep looking at it. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Friends.

Gerda said...

What a gorgeous card!! Thanks for joining us at DCD this week!
Gerda
http://cardscreations.blogspot.com

Patricia St Martin said...

Sp happy to see you have join us again. Love the quilted paper and the vintage girls with all the goodies you added. Thanks for joining us at Twisted Thursday.
Hugs Pat

Di said...

Great card Kitty! I adore the image too :)

Hugs

Di xx

Lori said...

Adorable - love all the details including the North Pole sign! The quilted paper makes a lovely background. Thank you for linking to my challenge at ChouxChoux Paper Art!

Katydid Cards said...

Wow! There's a whole lotta vintage going on here! You certainly made great use of the freebie paper! Great job! Thank you so much for joining us at Connie Can Crop's monthly challenge,"Candy Cane"

Angela Corcoran said...

I LOVE LOVE LOVE your card!!! Everything about it is fantastic! Thanks for joining us at Connie Can Crop's monthly challenge!
Angela ~ DT

Amy Ottmers said...

Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at Tuesday Throwdown, good luck!!! Amy DT

Jackie C said...

Thank you so much for sharing this wonderful artwork at Corrosive Challenges, hugs, Jackie DT member

Crafty Secrets Heartwarming Vintage Co. said...

Great card Kitty and I really love how you stamp stitched our paper! In fact it looks so great it made me think we should have added stitching when we made it.
Thanks for sharing and joining our Dec Crafty Secrets Linky Party
Sandy

Lisbeth van den heuvel said...

Hi
super cute card
thanks to participate at CHHC2
hugs Lisbeth
DT-CHHC

Emma Williams said...

Very pretty card and I love the patchwork effect on the paper ~ fabulous idea! Thank you for sharing and for playing along with us over on the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog... :)

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

So cute! Love all the trim and details! Thanks for joining us over at DL ART! DT member DL.ART Carri~Abusybee
My Blog!

Pam Tiedtke, or Pammie Lou said...

Your card certainly touches on so many aspects of the Christmas season! Thanks for playing along with us at Tuesday Throwdown!
hugs,
Pam
TT DT

Helen said...

A great card - thanks for joining us at Crafting from the Heart.

Helen x

Esther said...

Darling card!!!
Thanks for joining Die Cuttin' Divas this week!

Helen Haines said...

Adorable card love your design and colours scheme. Thank you for joining us at the 12Months of Christmas linkup blog Helen DT

marion said...

gorgeous and sweet and love all the things I missed so far, so glad there are so many, it is a good sign, lots of hugs and love to you and cuddles to Kiwi, Honeydew and Snowy, Marion

Kathy/NorthCarolina said...

Hi, Kitty! I love the way you added stitching to our pretty Christmas quilt paper! What a great idea! Thanks so much for joining the fun at the Crafty Secrets December Linky Challenge and Blog hop!
Kathy Clement/DT Leader
Crafty Secrets

Veronica Tovar said...

wow, your quilt technique is wonderful. Very beautiful background. Perfect for our Challenge. Thanks for sharing it with us at Connie can crop "Candy Lane Challenge". Good luc

Judy McKay said...

Lovely card. Great technique. Thank you for joining Holly Jolly Christmas Challenge this month. Hope to see you back here in 2016. Judy DT

Cheryl W. said...

Fun card. Love all the details. Thanks for joining us at Let's Craft & Create.

Josette Trunnell said...

Wonderful card.
Thank you for joining the challenge at SweetStamps.com and good luck!

Asha said...

What a sweet project, Kitty! Love the colours and embellishment details. Thanks for sharing your Snowflake creation with us at Tuesday Throwdown.
x Asha

Diane said...

Very festive and fun and a creative idea to add stitching to the patchwork! Thank you for joining us at Craft Secrets for our December linky/blog hop.....Diane CS DT

Natalie said...

beautiful vintage card!
wish you a wonderful christmas time!
Thanks for playing along in the Artistic Inspirations Challenge.
Hugs,
Natalie
INKognito

Kelly Schelske said...

Such a beautiful card!!

Thank you for playing along with us at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends!!

suzARTe said...

Such a lovely card with so many pretty Christmas embellishments, eclectic and fun.Thanks so much for sharing your card at Anything goes December link-up, Just keep on creating
Susan xx

Helen said...

Wonderful card!
Thanks for playing at Pile It On!
Merry Christmas!
Helen x

Rebecca Gillard said...

Such a lovely card with great detail. Thank you for sharing at Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper. Rebecca x

Beverley said...

Gorgeous card. I love the stitched effect on the paper. Thanks for joining in our "Let it Snow" challenge at Crafty Calendar this month.
Hugs
Bev x

Judith Taylor - Wright said...

Fabulous make and thank u for joining us at Dragonfly Dreams. All the very best for 2016 crafty hugs Judith DT xxx

Deanne Saunders said...

How cute!!! Thanks so much for participating in our PINSPIRATIONAL challenge!!! Can’t wait to see you participate again in our challenge in the new year!!
Deanne at A Little Bit O’ Paper

Connie Wallenbrock said...

This is amazing! I love everything about it!

Daphne/Scrapsofstuff said...

Lovely card! So many layers and depth. It's beautiful. TFS and joining us over at Connie Can Crop.

Lynn (aka Lynnpenguin) said...

Such a cute creation. Love to see the elf in the candy box too. Thanks for playing along with us at Holly Jolly. Good Luck.
Lynn, Holly Jolly DT