Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Believe in the MAGIC....

Hello Friends,
I made another card for this weeks Waltzing Mouse Sketch Challenge #122. I gained inspiration from the many wonderful cards made by the designers and from several Holiday based Waltzing Mouse stamp sets as well as a new Santa stamp that I recently purchased from Serendipity Stamps: HERE

Here again is this weeks sketch:

I had fun making this card and was inspired by Renee who made a card with a Santa silouhette and the colors black, red, and cream.  You can see her card on her blog "It's a Patchwork Life":   HERE.  I ended up using the colors black, red, white and silver on my card. 

 I love this sentiment "Believe in the magic..." and wanted to give a special card to my son who is being shall was say "challenged" in his Santa beliefs this year.  The picture doesn't show it well but the snowflakes stamped over the "Twas the night before Christmas" poem are done in silver while the poem was in white.

I added some glossy accents to Santa's glasses so they look more real and created a reindeer border with the sweetest little stamp from Waltzing Mouse's Holiday Ornaments set!  I think I might try to make this card again and emboss the snowflakes over the white ink next time. 

I also made a little tag to go with the package that I will be putting this card with.  I am trying to make things as special as I can for Tim this year as it will be a hard day for both of us - our first Christmas without our beloved Papa Stuart.  Just praying to make it through with grace and peace in our hearts.  Thank goodness for all of our wonderful family and friends and all of you out in blog land who have offered such wonderful and loving friendship and support these past months.  It means so much to me when I read your comments and emails!  You are a blessing to me! 

So thanks very much for taking a look at my creations and leaving such sweet comments on my blog.  They truly do brighten my days!

I was able to get my desktop computer that has my picture editing software on it up and running tonight so my picture quality is a bit better but as usual it was a very dark and grey day here in Seattle land which makes good picture taking difficult even with extra lighting.  It looks like a new computer is definitely in our future as even with 2 repair appointments it is hit or miss as far as the desktop booting up when I want to do some photo editing or other work.  Bummer! 

Happy Crafting friends!!!

:) Jill


  1. so stunning jill.i love your fabulous santa and gorgeous rich colours :D

    x coops xx

  2. Jill this is stunning ! I love your Santa! This has to be the best Santa on the market . Such a perfect card for your son at this age. Your coloring is perfect and I love the glitter you added to hie beard.......winner!!!!!!! Love the tag!

  3. Wow Jill, this is beautiful - all the layers you stamped on for the background pieces are fabulous & I LOVE the Santa! It is sad when they stop believing - my younger one questioned long before his sis, but was happy to be in on the magic and play along.

  4. Gorgeous set Jill! Love the vintage Santa and the sweet buttons sprinkled about!

  5. Both of these are fabulous, Jill! The background you created is so wonderful. Your Santas are colored so beautifully and I love the glitter and how you used glossy accents on the glasses!

  6. A lovely Santa image and the little reindeer make a great border - fab card!

  7. Love the colors....some of my favs! Santa is wonderful and sentiment is fabulous! I told my girls for years (even in their teens)....if you don't believe-you don't get....I know pushing the ticket!!

  8. Such a striking colour combo Jill and it's all come together absolutely beautifully. How jolly does that Santa look! Just how I imagine him. Hope you do enjoy your day and that you're surrounded by family...I'm sure it will be bittersweet but it will be another difficult milestone that's over x

  9. Gorgeous card and tag Jill!! Love the overstamping and bold color palette! Fab job on the coloring too~ So glad you have family and friends around you...prayers for peace and joy in your hearts along with the sadness as the holiday season approaches. Hugs, Rebecca

  10. Jill I just love that Santa face from Serendipity! You mixed the different stamps beautifully!

  11. Jill - Jeanne Jachna suggested I take a look at your Santa card! Absolutey super! Love the card and the tag! Mary Dew Lee, Serendipity Stamps

  12. Absolutely lovely! I think the Santa is just fab!

  13. I LOVE that Santa...
    I have him too!! *wink*
    And he works so perfectly with this sketch...
    and of course you know I LOVE the colors...
    black is my new favorite for Christmas! :)
    Just another truly gorgeous card, Jill...
    love it!! :)

  14. What a holly jolly Christmas card Jill! love that Santa! Thanks for playing with the WMS sketch this week!

  15. Squeal! I am getting so excited for Christmas, and your creation is putting me over the edge, Jill! A beautiful image of Santa colored so perfectly...and that sentiment sure fits the bill! Gorgeous patterned paper choices for this sweet vintage card!

  16. Oh my goodness, what a delight your creations are! The bright bold color combination and that adorable Santa image...so festive! Thanks for joining us at Waltzingmouse!

  17. This is gorgeous Jill, and what a jolly Santa that is! terrifically supported with your lovely stamped patterns!! Thank you so much for playing along with our sketch!


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: ) Jill