Good evening everyone - well it feels strange only having one post on the first of the month but hopefully this will change very soon - watch this space!!!
In the meantime I can dedicate all my time to the new challenge over at The 12 months of Christmas Link Up.
The optional theme this month is Santa Claus is Coming to Town - Santa will soon be here. Are you ready for him yet? To ensure you are not on the naughty list you should probably get all those last minute Christmas cards created and sent out. Since you have to make them anyway, why not create one according to our optional theme this month for your chance to win yourself some extra presents this Christmas.
In order to have a chance to win the prize from our wonderful guest sponsor this month, we want to see a Santa image somewhere on your card. Now we are looking to see the big old jolly guy himself, no Santa substitutes please. If you do follow the optional theme, be sure to add FT after your name so that we include you in the draw for the prize.
Remember, you don't need to follow the theme to link up your cards and earn a free paper each month, and have your name thrown into the year end draw for some extra digital goodies. You only need to follow the theme if you want a chance to win this month's sponsored prize of 3 digital images from Rick St. Dennis.
Remember if you don't want to follow the theme Decosse's Dynamite Doodles also offer a prize One free digital paper to everyone who links up a minimum of two cards to the challenge. Cards can be anything goes for this prize, they only have to follow the theme if they want a chance at the sponsor's prize. The mini set of six digital papers called Santa Claus is Coming to Town, will also be offered up as a prize to one random winner.
So onto my make I have chosen to use Isabella last minute gifts digi-stamp:
Yes Santa Claus has made an appearance on my card - Isabella is clutching him tight in her arms!
I didn't want to go with traditional Christmas colors so chose purple as the main color of my design. I have colored her using my Spectrum Noir Markers and added glitter to her boot tops and the fur trim on Santa's outfit.
She has then been matted onto purple mirror card and then I have used a digital design paper from the Snowfest collection at Decosse's Dynamite Designs. Again this has been matted onto purple mirror card before being positioned on my white card blank.
I have used a sentiment stamp from Crafter's Companion and placed some skittles as embellishments
Thank you for stopping by and now come over to the 12 Month's of Christmas Link up and enter your Christmas makes!!!