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Monday, 10 December 2012

Chimney Santa

Good morning everyone... Wow! These Mondays come around so that means it's time for another 'Make it Monday' Linky party and today our sponsor is Bugaboo Stamps...  I have been given this lovely image of Santa to play with which you can find here... sorry my card isn't finished as I have had lots going on this week.  I want to make this into an easel card and if I get a chance to finish it I will put the finished card on later.  I wanted it to be Christmassy and girly as it's for Candice....

I've really tried new things on this card lol!!  Like major distressing of the card and paper, even painted the paper with some crafting paste I bought from Lidl that was cheap as chips, and I think it just looks like that Gesso stuff everyone is using, at a fraction of the price.  The lovely snow flake has been bedazzled with lots of glitter, and is a die from Marianne.  I used chalk ink to colour the craft card and paper and also the snowflake, in baby blue.  My image was coloured with Prisma pencils and the sky is a copic pen, couldn't get the colour quiet right would have liked it a bit darker... My chimney has been covered with snowtex and the snow falling is liquid pearls... everything has had lots of gilitter applied!!...the gorgeous ribbon is from the hobby house and those little heart gems were from Cloes crafts that I got from a show.

Challenges I would like to enter
Bearly Mine - Santa is on his way
Love to create - Anything goes

Bugaboo are offering a very generous prize of 7 lovely single images of the winners choice... and you all know what you have to do... just leave a comment on another entrants card and mention that you saw them on 'Make it Monday'... easy, peasy!  So do come along and show us your lovely PAPERCRAFTS be them new or old!

Now for the best part.. who is my pick for this week.... ta! dah!

It's Lucy from Lucy loves scrapping...
Isn't this card beautiful, I love all the embossing and lovely touches that Lucy has put on this card.  Do pop across to her blog and take a closer look and remember to leave her a little love too:)

Just wanted to update you on my Mum, as you know she went for an angiogram last week, well the results are that she will need to have a bypass... My emotions are very mixed as at 85 yrs old it is quiet a big operation to be having!.. but my Mum being my Mum is all up for it, if it's possible.. Bless her!! They have said Mum is a young 85 and it will make a new woman out of her lol!!  We have lots of test to go for first, but I will keep you updated on how she is doing...
Hope you all have a great week. I think we maybe in for some snow here in Doncaster next week...lovely :)
Lots of Love and Hugs,


  1. Cute!! Love this marjorie..what a fun card :)

  2. Beautiful Christmas card , Marjorie . Love the colouring of fun image and all the glitter .
    Stunning card for your POTW too .

  3. Gorgeous card the santa is so cute and I love the layout. The pow is stunning. Caroline xxx

  4. This is such a great card, full of lovely details beautifully put together! The DPs you've used create an illusion of the sky for your Santa on the rooftop! Love the flower ribbon and bling.

  5. Fabulous card Marjorie,love the Santa image and colouring, fabulous background..and your POTW is beautiful...good on your Mum, she has great attitude, I wish her nothing but the best..

    Luv CHRISSYxx

  6. This is gorgeous,love the image and fab

  7. Morning sweetie, ohh this is just gorgeous huggles Pops x x x

  8. Such a cute card. Thank you for joining us this week at Love to Create.
    Sending Merry Christmas Greetings to you.
    Hugs from

  9. Lovely card and thanks for joining in at Love to Create. xxxx

  10. What a gorgeous Santa.Love it!
    Lorraine x

  11. What a fabby looking card Marjorie. Your santa looks so charming and sweet. Love him! Good to hear that your mum is taking everything so positive. I keep my fingers crossed for her. And I am going to tell Lucy about her fab card being posted here. You know I have her on my TPS team for a while as a guest designer. :) Take good care my friend and enjoy the snow, if it shows. We have about 15-20 cm and it keeps coming down today. :) Oh, and thanks for playing with us over at BMC this week!
    Love n hugs

  12. Super card Marjorie!! Thanks for joining us at BMC this time hope to see you again soon

  13. Fab card Marjorie, love the super cute Santa and gorgeous design. Aww! you must be worried about your Mum hun but she sounds like shes up for it hun. My Dad had a by pass and and it gave him a new lease of life. Huge hugs hun.

    Donna x

  14. stunning card marjorie.i love the fun image and fab colours.
    i hope all your mums tests go ok and that she ios ok to have the bypass.

    xx coops xx

  15. A super card, Marjorie, and your PotW is lovely, too.
    Sue x (MiniOwner @26)

  16. Omgosh, thank you so much for choosing my card as Pick of the week Marjorie!! I love your santa card and can't wait to see the rest of it if you get time. Wishing your mum all the very best with her operation and I hope you have a wonderful Christmas, XOX Lucy

  17. Wonderful Christmas card and great details. Love what you did on the edges, give the card more depth. Well done!

    Thank you so much for sharing your creativity with us this week at Love to Create.
    Best of luck and we'd love to have you visit again!

    Love to Create Design Team Member

  18. WOW- gorgeous- I really love the glittery doily! Love the darling image and the fun colors.

  19. wow what a stunner ,love the image and all the fab texture..gorgeous creation
    tracey x

  20. I love your new techniques Marjorie and this card just shines. Adorable image and love that big snowflake too. :) Keeping your Mum in my prayers, you too! Hugs

  21. Hi Marjorie

    Your card is fantastic, love the clever techniques you have used. Santa looks amazing.

    Your POTW is just stunning.

    Thinking of you and your Mum and hoping that the operation will mean a better time for you all in 2013.

    Michelle :o)

  22. Sweet Christmas card!!! Thanks for participating in our LOVE TO CREATE challenge!!

  23. Wow, this one is a stunner, lots of lovely techniques and a fab image, love those ribbon flowers and the liquid pearl snowdrops!!! Great POTW too.
    Sorry I'm late too. it's that time of year when everything just goes crazy!!!.
    Hugs, Sandy

  24. Beautiful!! Thank you so much for playing with us this week for our "Anything Goes" Challenge at Love to Create!! Please Come back and play with us again really soon!

    Many Blessings,