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Thursday, December 5, 2013

Not easy being Santa...

It's bingo time over at the Outlawz Twisted Thursday! I chose the vertical line in the middle to make my card.
My fun Santa image lives over at Stitchy Bear - our sponsor for December. My image is called "Busted" and can be found here.  Just look at Santa's face - I  think his expression says all we need to know about how he feels being attacked by the family pet! Not easy being Santa...
I colored the image using Promarkers, paper pieced his bag with hessia patterned DP and mounted his head on foam for dimension.
I wanted to make a scene depicting a living room, so I chose a DP from Echo Park to make the wallpaper and a Tim Holtz Sizzix die to make the window. Behind the window made of white paper and acetate I used a dark blue paper sprayed with white mist.  I used 2 tag stamps from LOTV, heat embossed using brown powder on kraft, attached them with a bow of twine and a brad. This was a fun card to make. I might make variations of this design, just redecorating the living room and using different images.

This card is also for these challenges:
1) Holly Jolly Christmas Challenge- Christmas + Blog Hop
2) Crafty Catz - #209 Santa Claus is Coming To Town
3) Lexi's Creations - Christmas
4) Through the Purple Haze - Christmas is coming
5) Hobbycutz - #27 Make a Scene
6) Deep Ocean Challenge - #66 Santa is Coming
7) Make it Monday - #169 Anything Goes

30 comments:

sandie said...

great texture Pia and dimension with Santa's head popped up x

fiona henderson said...

This is one seriously lovely card...well done.

fiona DT
TTPH

Lisbeth K said...

Ho ho, jeg må si det samme til deg som jeg sa til en av mine DTkollegaer hos TTHP; Jeg tror bikkja savner postmannen, og at det ikke overrasker nissefar... Motivet er bare superkult, og kortet ditt er en fryd for øyet :) Tusen takk for at du deltar hos TTPH :)

Førjulsklem fra meg

Lisbeth DT

Chrissy said...

LOL..what a great image Pia..poor Santa.Love the window and the fabulous Santa sack..fabulous fun card.

luv CHRISSYxx

chrissy xx said...

What a FABulous Fun image this is Pia..It really did make me laugh!
FABulous papers...I Love his sack.
Chrissyxx
Will have to keep our dog under control on Christmas Eve lol. x

chrissy xx said...

I'm back! Forgot to say:
Going to have to put 'windows' on my Wish List lol..
Chrissyxx

Faye Wynn-Jones said...

Lol, what a fun scene! That little dog is a tinker! And I love the texture you have added to the card x

carol said...

Fab santa...card looks super, thanks for playing alone with us at CRAFTY CATZ x carol

Sue said...

Fabulous card Pia. I love the fun image with his hessian bag. Great choice of backing paper and I love the way you have done the sky behind the window.
Sue xx

cotnob said...

This is a fabulous card Pia, I love your fun image and the dimension you have created.
Pauline
x

Darnell J Knauss said...

So funny, Pia! You make it look so easy, but I know you put a lot of work into this adorable card!! Hugs, Darnell

Tammy said...

OMGosh this is so cute Pia, I love that fun image!
Tammy x

Inkyfingers said...

What a fun and creative card, Pia. I love your room setting and it was such a great idea to lift Santa's head for dimension. Thanks for joining us at the Holly Jolly Christmas challenge and thank you for your kind words.
Hugs
Carol x

Cindy van Oorschot said...

A wonderful Image and a great card. love the sack. and how you have made it look like he is indoors. Thanks for sharing with us at Holly Jolly.
Cindy DT

Deepti Stephens said...

Haha.. yes! not easy being Santa.. :D Loved everything, Santa and his bag, window scene, living room wall, doggie and the tags.. Too cute.. :)

John Lockwood said...

lovely fun image and stunning colouring! Thanx for joining us at Hobbycutz challenges, good luck!

John x

Elena said...

wow! It's so fun! I love this card!

Basslady said...

hahaha...i am cracking up!!!!

what a funny and super-sweet card!

hugs and kisses from germany,
silvi (GD this week on lexi's creations challenge)

Laine said...

This is fabulous and such fun Pia. Love your eye for design and detail. You asked about the reindeer on my card. Its on the DP which I have had for a long time and I think is My Minds Eye.
Laine
xx

KraftyKoolKat said...

Love this fun filled creation Pia. Love the different layers to it.


Have a good weekend.

Hugs
Cathy
xxxxxx

Lau W said...

Oh the image make me smile :-)) So lovely scene ! Love the snow outside !! superb card my friend !
xxx

Asha said...

I have to say...this made me smile. You're right, it's not easy being Santa. To start with, having an ample girth makes chimneys a right nightmare... only to be greeted by a friendly family pet when you crash land. Such a fun card, Pia. Love it!
xxx Asha - Sunny Summer Crafts

Sylvia Anderson said...

Poor Santa ...... your card is such fun Sweetie, great layout x
Thank you for joining us in Through The Purple Haze challenge, good luck x

Nicola Crowe said...

Love it Pia especially the paper piecing... Thanks for joining in at TTPH
Nicola DT

Jo said...

Fab, fun card! Thanks for sharing with us over at Lexi's Creations this time & good luck!
hugs Jo x

Kerry Hocking said...

Love it! Thank you for sharing over at MIM, Hugs Kerry DT xx

Alljazzed2create said...

I love this image.. Have it myself.. Great job paper piecing and your coloring is great.. Thanks for joining us over at TTPH.

Pam
TTPH DT

Jackie said...

That image made me LOL!!! It's really cute but he looks so very tired! I also LOVE that window scene you made...it's brilliant!!!

Barbara Cook said...

That cracked me up! I can't helped but to look twice on Santa, LOL. That's a very clever card. I am thinking of clever Christmas messages to add on that too :) Merry Christmas.

Patricia St Martin said...

Fantastic job!!!! You really out done yourself on this card. I love Santa's face and we can't forget the dog. This is such a fun card.
Hugs, Pat