Monday, November 22, 2010

Santa's Coming

You've got to like when you create something and all you use is what you have on hand. This Christmas card was inspired by Zoe from 'Make it Crafty' digital Cheeky Santa and her challenge to make it move. I coloured Santa with copics and it was my first attempt at using reds and he's also got touches of Kindy Gliz on his fur. I had to make the chimney wide so his big belly could fit down into it and the bricks on the front of the chimney were hand drawn and roughly colours with copics. Who doesn't hang tinsel and a Christmas sign from their chimney?
The reindeer is pop dotted up to add more dimension. I thought about adding textured snow but we don't have snow here on the Gold Coast so decided it didn't need it.

The attic window was made out of recycled cardboard. (The folder that photo printing paper comes in). The front was again hand drawn after I'd cut out the shape and the windows twice. It's difficult to see in the photo but the attic window is actually a little shaker. Between the two panes is a swag of Christmas tinsel (gold pipe cleaner) and loose glitter, stars and silver flakes. Another piece of the corrigated cardboard makes up the eves and lace was used as a trim along the eve and bottom of the card.
I used 3 of my own digitals for the inside of the card (they are my freebie to you all this week) all coloured with copics and again to add sparkle Kindy Gliz was used. On top of the swirly Christmas tree is a little star dimonti.

Above is a close up of how Santa slides up and down the chimney. I had to add a paddle pop stick behind him as he was just a little too flimsy with just cardboard. The stick and back of Santa are painted black. Now to decide who I'm going to give it to.
I am entering this Christmas Card into the challenges below:

Make it Crafty - Make it move technique challenge
Spoonful of Sugar - Anything Goes
Cards for Men - Christmas Card
Everybody Art Challenge - Use Shapes
ABC Christmas - X if for Christmas
Crafty Creations - Christmas
Digi Dream Challenge - Christmas
Scrappy Frogs - Christmas


  1. Vickie this is stunning, loving hin coming out of the chinmey. And I would put tinsel on my chimney, but im scared of heights.

    Beccy x

  2. It´s a wonderful card. I must try this too.

  3. Stunning card Vickie! =)
    Fun to make him go down the chimney! =)

    Hugs, Elenor

  4. This sure looks good, love the, at least Santa can come to me, he did not get stuck.......hehehe, fab job of coloring, ok, will take of the tinsel for you when christmas is over, not scared of height's.........LOL

  5. Totally awesome card Vickie! Love the Santa sliding in the chimney, very clever! So amazing!

    ☺ Sandi

  6. Wow, this is just fabulous.:)) I love this shaped card and the Santa that is coming out of the chimney is just amazing. :)) I love it. In one word fantastic!!

    Hugs, Rosalien

  7. This is sooooo cool Vickie. What an awesome idea having him pop up out of the chimney. I love it!! hugs xxoo

  8. so so cute your chimney card with Santa coming out is! Thanks for joining us at Crafty Creations this week! :-) Amy

  9. oh wow !!! this is fantastic !! i love this card ,, so very clever !! :-)

    thanks for joining us on the ABC Christmas Challenge :-)
    Lols x x x

  10. Wow fabulous kenetic card love it. Thanks for joining us at CFM, good luck with the Challenge. with hugs Shirleyxxxxxx

  11. Oh this is fabulous and so cute.

  12. wonderful christmas card !!
    thank you for joining EAC this week.
    hugs tina46

  13. Just beautiful and funny. Love your climbing Santa up and down the chimney. Thanks so much for playing along with us at ABC Christmas Challenge this time.
    hugs Dorte


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