Friday, October 22, 2010

skating santa

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I've got blog candy!


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there's a lot of stuff here - a Stampin' Up! stamp set (slightly used), some 6x6 papers, some shimmer mist, some ribbon, some snowflake embellishments, some unmounted rubber stamps, some flower stickers, a provo craft die, decorative brads, assortment of embellishments including some of my hand crocheted snow flakes, and a set of blo pens (great for adding speckles to your background!), and a quickie glue pen. Right now I am at 310 followers. For every 3 more followers I gain until the end of this blog candy I will add another something to the prize package! I have added a package of six brass charms, a package of 12 sugar coating glitter by Doodlebug, and a Viva Silver Pearl pen to the prize package so far! When I reach 322 followers I will add this



Two brand new foam mounted Inky Impressions rubber stamps. These are Angelica's Heart Socks and LiLi's Chicks.

To win this candy, just leave me a comment when I post something. I have a day picked out between October 11th and the end of the month. On that day I will have random. org pick a winner from the comments left on that day. You won't know which day is picked, so your best chance is to comment every day! I will announce the winner of the candy on November 1st!


Happy Friday! Even though this week has gone by quickly I am so happy to have the weekend here. I don't know how one weekend not doing what I normally do throws me so far off! Since I spent last weekend with wedding stuff I have seemed to be playing catch up all week long! Our dinners this week have been cooked each night because I didn't get to do my usual cooking ahead for the week, and that has really cut into my time! I hope to get back to my usual routine this weekend!

I only have one card to share with you today. This is for yesterday's Hope You Can Cling To challenge. The challenge is to create your own embellishment.


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The image, Figure Eight Santa is from Squigglefly and is colored with Copic markers. The ribbon was red and white, but I colored the white stripes with a green marker so it would go better with the colors in my image. I'm sure you can tell what my homemade embellishment is - I crocheted a snowflake!

Speaking of snowflakes, so many of you have mentioned liking the crocheted snowflakes so I crocheted five to be given away along with a Squigglefly image of your choice in the challenge that is going on at the Squigglefly group on Papercraft Planet, so head over there and see if it's a challenge you'd like to play in.

We are going out to eat with my brother-in-law and his wife tonight. It should be fun! I hope you have a great day, and thanks for looking!

36 comments:

Miss Giebel said...

Hi Holly,
Your Santa skating card is adorable! I love how you colored and glittered him!! Your embossing is beautiful, I love that embossing folder. Which one is it???

Linda said...

following and you are in my google reader :) Enjoy your projects!

Margie said...

Adorable card! Love the embossing!

Linda said...

Oh I love him. Those big feet are great.
I am going to see about that challenge I would love to win those snowflakes.
Have fun at dinner!
Linda

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

Santa is very zippy but I am just drooling over that crochet snowflake! Awesome!

Teressa Thompson said...

Santa's got moves! LOL Love how fast he is and just look at that snowflake! Yummo!

msfreida said...

Good morning and happy Friday to you too! :) I'm rushing again this morning so I can get back over to our fundraiser...ohhh I've never seen such gorgeous Christmas goodies in my life! I'm hoping to get some shopping done myself. :)

I also can't wait to go shopping over at Squigglefly tomorrow! This skating Santa is ADORABLE! :) Oh the splendid coloring here really gets my attention...somehow I can't use red copics without them bleeding! ughhh It's definitely the user! Your ribbon looks FABULOUS, and you know how much I love these snowflakes! They are sooo charming! :) Such a FANTASTIC card!

Hope you have fun tonight! I think you deserve 2 desserts after all these cards! teehee :)

Hugs~

Catherine said...

Oh I do love this card Holly ! The embossed background looks fantastic and the image is really sweet ! Enjoy your evening out and have a smashing week-end Sweetie ! Lots of hugs and love from Catherine

PatsyB said...

What a cutie! I always wondered what Santa did for fun!! Having all those little crying children on his lap can't be good for his stress level! Love your blog! Have just signed up as a follower since I am here constantly anyway!

*Vicki* said...

Oh wow! I adore this Santa Holly!! :) The sparkle is perfect is so is that crochet flower!! Very cool!! Hope you enjoy your weekend my friend! HUGS

Shawna said...

Love this! Especially like the embossed background and your beautiful crocheted snowflake.

Elaine A said...

Hi Holly -

Love the Santa Claus image, he is just so sweet. All the elements you've used make a super card! And I love that snowflake!!
Have a great weekend and enjoy your night out.

Elaine Allen

Val W said...

Love your Santa card. He's really cute. That was a great idea to color the white stripes on your ribbon to make it match your color choices. Thanks for that tip. I'm sure it will come in handy someday.

bumblebee creations said...

Ohhhhh... I love your snowflakes!! I will have to hop over and check out the blog!! Did you end up getting to see my bra card yesterday?
I love your snowman card--have a great time tonight!

Marlene said...

Oh Holly, your card is adorable! As a personal recipient of your crocheted snowflakes, I can attest to the fact that they ROCK!

Someone will be a lucky winner!

Dawn Frost said...

Great Santa Holly! Love all the glitter on him.

Elaine M said...

This Santa image is just tooooo funny - what a kick. Love the card!

Pam in Ar. said...

LOL, Santa sure has some BIG feet!!!! I guess that will get him places faster :) He looks like he needs to fatten up some too...maybe he's just in shape from all that skating!

Great card..we need it on this nice warm weather day.....when will the cooler temps come back!!!!

Niki said...

I really like the embossing, don't recognize the folder. Which one is it?

Debra said...

Love the Snowflake! Beautiful card! TFS

sucor said...

Cute card! Those big feet are too funny! I love the glitter and embossing!

jperr said...

Love your card,and I love following your blog.Great blog candy.Thanks for the chance to win.
Jocelan

Alice Wertz said...

hee. that image is so cute. lovely card, Holly!

Kim said...

wow you have been one busy lady!!!! Love all the latest cards you have made! I had a skirt just like the girl is wearing on the sock hop girl!

Maria Matter said...

this is a great image...fantastic card Holly! love the emb. too!
hugs & blessings!

Becky said...

This is one kool Santa.

Dawn Edwards said...

What a great card! Love the crochet snowflake.

theCook said...

Love your crocheted snowflake and the santa image is funny!

gocanucksgo said...

Gorgeous crochete snowflake!! This card totally makes me wish it were Christmas lol.

Brenda said...

Fun card and a great design!

Abz said...

Hey Holly!

Thanks so much for always posting such sweet things. :) They really make me feel great!

Sorry I have little time to continue checking and posting, but your work is great-- I can see how much fun you're having with the stamps! :)

Chheeeerss

Faith Hope Cherrytea ~ said...

so have you been able to catch up on your routine now?
the unexpected throws me too !

♪♫♥ Charity Crafter ♪♫♥ said...

What a fun card x Leigh x

Deanna C said...

I am so slow! I haven't had a chance to see my emails for a while, so here is my comment finally. I love, love, love this Santa. He is truly priceless.

Shelley said...

Beautiful card. The crocheted snowflake is a lovely addition!

Betty aka ZacksNana said...

love your cute skating Santa!!!

And those snowflakes are beautiful additions always. Do you sell those snowflakes anywhere on line?

Great card Holly.
Happy Howl-o-ween!!