Tuesday, October 27, 2009

MMSC25 - Santa Dear

It's Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge time once again and what a unique sketch it is! Every week I think they can't possible outdo themselves ... and then they do!! This was great fun and I knew exactly what image I wanted to use. Please check out the new Midnight Madness blinkie on my sidebar ... there's a new hop coming up that you won't want to miss!!

While visiting Joan Fricker (Joan's Gardens) this weekend ... I couldn't help but carefully checkout all things available in her adorable shop and make a few purchases!! ONE of those purchases was this sweet BoBunny (Santa Dear) clear stamp image. I just love vintage and couldn't help myself!!! I also purchased more Kaiser half pearls and the RED pearls where perfect for this creation.

Recipe for card:
Stamps: BoBunny Santa Dear
Papers: Whisper White, Very Vanilla, Red Sparkle cardstock, My Minds Eye dp, Basic Grey dp, Me & My Big Ideas dp
Inks: Versafine black
Accessories: Offray Scarlet Satin Ribbon, Red Stickles, Tombow Markers, Kaiser red half pearls, Buckle ?

Thanks so much for stopping by and your comments are always appreciated!!


Lovely Linda said...

Hi Darlene - I would not have been able to resist that adorable Santa either - he is just gorgeous and I love the way you have coloured him! The ribbon and buckle that looks just like Santa's belt!! I am loving your card right down to that adorable red bling! Fabulous!! Thank you for playing along with Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge this week and I always look forward to seeing what you do next week!
Linda MMSC Guest Designer

Carolyn said...

What a beautiful Christmas card! Nice, and very old fashioned looking with the colors, especially the shades of green. Thank you so much for playing with us this week at the MMSC.


Kim said...

Stunning card Dar! I love your Santa! He is just so very adorable. Those papers are yummy and the Santa's belt is a great finishing touch!
Love it...
Kim xXx

Terri's Cards N' More said...

What can I say except I love, love, love this card. Outstanding work Darlene. Now I'm really going to have to put on the thinking cap.

Denise @ kc242 said...

This is such a beautiful Santa Christmas Card. Love all of the fine details. Your image is just sooooo cute! Thanks so much for joining us this week in the sketch challenge at Midnight Madness!
Midnight Madness Design Team

Jessica G. said...

Awesome card, Darlene! The vintage look is always a favorite of mine and the ribbon and buckle make a perfect Santa belt!!

scrapperjulia said...

Beautiful Christmas card! Love the Santa and the background around him, great card!

Carol said...

Well, would you like at this beauty!!! I will tell you that belt with the buckle stood right out at me when I opened the browser to your blog here. How awesome it looks with the Santa. Now that is creative!!! This is a truly inspiring creation and I love everything about it Darlene. BRAVO Thanks for playing with us at Midnight Madness and sharing your brilliant talent with us each week!!!

Joan Fricker said...

Darlene, you did an excellent job using this Bo Bunny Santa stamp. I love your card and the buckle is just perfect with it. In fact, I love everything about it!

It was so good having you spend the weekend with us and attend the card making/scrapbooking Get Together on Saturday.

And, thanks for all your help setting us for shipping all the Glue Gliders. I so appreciate it and so does Jon.


Bonibleaux Designs said...

Love all your vintage santa/Christmas stuff. I need to get started on my Christmas cards - I'm so far behind LOL

Vicki (basement stamper) said...

WOWZER!! Dar, just LOVE your beautiful take on this sketch!! The vintage Santa is gorgeous!! Nicely done!! ;)

rubberstampinzone said...

This is fantastic. I love the image, the stickles, the layout and especially the belt buckle. what a genus of an idea. You've created another beautiful card.

Grace said...

What a great job you did with the sketch Darlene! Love it! Love the vintage feel... wow gf!!!

designsfromwithinbycharlotte said...

Darlene, what a great vintage Christmas card. The Santa image is just perfect and you have done a terrific job with the ribbon and buckle!!! Love it!