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Wednesday 6 November 2013

Traditional Santa

Hi all!

Is the flu roaming around where you are too? Here it is creating havoc, hubs just having recovered and now I'm getting it! At work it's also a complete disaster, with me having to cover for colleagues who can't come in. All in all a pretty busy week!

However, there's also good news, as a new Fab 'n Funky challenge is staring today! This week, Judith is challenging you to use "Traditional Christmas Colours". You don't need to make a Christmas themed project, just as long as you use colours that are traditionally associated with Christmas. We are sponsored this week by DigiDarla, which also provided the jolly fella below.

I did make a Christmas card, as I need to do several more. I'm really pretty pleased with this card; even though it isn't very high on embellishments I spent the entire night playing with ideas and adding finishing touches, taking them off and putting them back on again. I ended up with a pretty striking card, I think. Love it :)

Hope you can join the fun this week!

* Digi Darla Santa Clause 2 digi, coloured with Promarkers & Spectrum Noirs
* Basic Grey Jovial DP plus some unknown DP from stash
* Eline's Winterhuis Jingle Bells Stamp Set
* Vintage Photo & Forest Moss Distress Inks plus Distressing Tool
* SEI Christmas Mint Vanilla Icing Accents
* Brad from stash

* Card & Scrap (Christmas Card)
* One Crazy Stamper (Christmas)
* Crafty Bloggers Network (Christmas)
* AnMa Creatief (Kerst/Winter)
* Live & Love Crafts (Christmas Inspiration Collage) The Vintage feel and the Santa's
* A Gem of a Challenge (Christmas is Coming)
* Crafty Calendar Challenge (All Things Christmas)
* Marker Pop (Anything Goes)
* Crafts & Me (Christmas Vintage)
* Allsorts (Christmas Cheer)


  1. great christmas card
    Thank you for joining us at card and scrap

  2. Lovely christmas card.
    Thanks for joining us at card and Scrap.

  3. Super card Ciska, looks great. Hope you are soon feeling better.

    Pat xx

  4. Mooie strakke kaart!
    Dank-je-wel voor het meedoen aan de KERSTchallenge bij AnMaCreatief!
    Groetjes Adriana

  5. Great card Ciska...hope you feel better soon.
    Wendy x

  6. ooo! I love this too Ciska - it makes me think Scandinavia - I've no idea why! The music effect at the edges is gorgeous - not your conventional Santa at all but I do love him hugs judith x
    ps hope you manage to escape the worst of the flu x

  7. Love the colours. Thanks for joining us at LLC.
    Hugs Tracy x

  8. Fab card. Love that you've decorated the inside too.
    Thanks for joining in with us this week for our ‘Christmas’ challenge at A Gem of a Challenge.
    Netty's Cards
    Proud to design for :
    Pink Gem Designs,
    Top Tip Tuesday,
    ABC Christmas Challenge,
    As You Like It Challenge,
    The Stamp Basket, and
    Stamp Fairy.

  9. Lovely Christmas card Ciska!

    Thanks for joining in the fun at AnMaCreatief,

    Lins ;)

  10. A great card. Thank you for joining us at One Crazy Stamper this month.

  11. Great looking santa love the vintage feel to your card thank you for joining us at crafty bloggers network.
    Kaz.crafty bloggers DT

  12. super cute card! Yes, Christmas is sneaking up on us!
    Thank you so much for joining us at MarkerPop for our challenge!
    Marie XX

  13. Fab card....the inside looks good too! Thanks for joining us over at Crafty Calender this time & good luck!
    hugs Jo x

  14. Great card with traditional colours and motif. Thanks for sharing with us at LLC. Hugz, Sandy

  15. What a great image and perfect xmas card! Thanks so much for joining our Christmas inspiration challenge at Live and Love Crafts and hope to see you play again!
    LLC Designer
    PS - If you get a chance I'd love to have you come to my blog and add your link for my blog candy. There are no rules! :)
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