Monday, 19 November 2018


I'm still busy trying to get enough Christmas cards made before my holiday. Here is another for the challenge at CAS Christmas, where the theme this time is Santa.

This is from a very old wood mounted stamp from Studio G. I stamped him (Santa) in Versafine Onyx Black ink and clear embossed the image.  Then I simply coloured him with alcohol markers adding a little clear Wink of Stella in places.
I made an opening in the front panel of the card for him to peep through with a Framelit die, extending the height of the rectangle just a tad to frame the image equally on all sides. As Ho's usually come in threes I decided to add another... die cut this time, in a font hopefully echoing a little that in the stamp.
This is also for the challenge at Addicted to Stamps and More - Holiday!
Cards in Envy - Santa Baby
I'm now off to do some Christmas shopping! 


  1. WOW! I LOVE this, Chrissie! The black is so striking with Santa in the aperture! Love the way you've die cut one Ho! I think it all goes together perfectly! Thanks so much for sharing this with us at CAS Christmas!

  2. Love the black layer with Santa in the opening and the way you did the sentiment! Thank you so much for joining us at CAS Christmas!

  3. This layout is so fun, Chrissie! Love that Santa is peeking through the window to see what's happening. Maybe he's checking out who is naughty and who is nice! :) The black card front really brings the focus on Santa and adds lots of contrast. Great design! Thanks for sharing with us at CAS Christmas!

  4. i love this Santa peeking out the window! What a great card! Thanks for joining us at Cards in Envy.

  5. Love Santa peeking through the window and adding the extra HO was brilliant, Chrissie. Thanks for sharing your card with us at Addicted to Stamps and More.

  6. Chrissi, this is one stunning card. the black frame really makes your Santa pop. Thanks for sharing it with us at CAS Christmas :)

  7. Love your black card with your pop of Santa peeking through the frame. Awesome card. Thanks for joining us at CAS Christmas.

  8. This is so striking and the design is brilliant, Chrissie! I love the black open space and the die-cut "HO" echoing the stamped "HO HO". Your Santa is so cute, peeking through the window. Thanks so much for playing along with us at CAS Christmas!
    Hideko xx

  9. Oh how I love the boldness!


Thank you so much for popping by, I appreciate your comments!