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Friday, December 13, 2013

Have you been Naughty or Nice - Santa is checking his list!

Hi everyone, thought I would make a couple of tags and try out a fab vintage set of stamps I've had for several months and haven't inked up. All the images are vintage Father Christmas ones. As a rule, I don't like Christmas cards featuring Father Christmas....but I do like Vintage ones!!! So far this Christmas I've received 2 cards with Father Christmas as the main feature and our kids are all grown up so I don't see the point, lol. Anyway we all have our own taste and the card companies churn out millions of cards a year featuring the jolly man!, here is my jolly man checking his list. I wonder which side of the list you are on?
I tried to colour the feather with green and a bit of purple and I chose too dark a green and ended up trying to lighten it with the neutral marker but that didn't work as well as I had liked so now it's all green and darker purple!!! Not exactly what I envisioned! Oh well, I really didn't want to have to start from scratch again, so it's here to stay. The hat has clear Kindy Glitz (which tends to take on the colour of what it is put on, hence the red shows up a bit from the berries!)

SU Real Red cardstock for the tag
Green cardstock from stash
DP from Kaisercraft
Image is a clear stamp from Inkadinkado - Santas
Sentiment was a freebie from Bizzy Bec ( I typed the words into Google and found this freebie)
Kindy Glitz
Distress Ink - Vintage Photo
Copic Markers
D/S tape roller
Circle Punch - 2 sizes

I am entering this into the following challenges:
Aud Sentiments - Challenge 95 ~ Tags
Crafting With Dragonflies - Challenge #17 ~ Christmas Tags
Try It on Tuesday - A handmade gift or tag

I had better go, I've got 5 Christmas puddings bubbling away on the stove. My eldest daughter came over this morning and we went off to the shops for ingredients and then back here to mix up a huge batch of pudding mix. She wants one for a gift and another to take for dessert on Christmas Day when she and her husband visit his relatives. I quadrupled the mixture and ended up with 5 puddings of varying sizes!!!
Thanks for stopping by,
Take Care,


  1. Lovely tag Sandy and just love your image and sentiment


  2. Oh Sandy I forgot to get your addy again, will msg you on facebook and hopefully get one to your before the big day... no santa - I promise! LOL!

    But I love these vintage santa faces - great tag you made!!

  3. Wow, such a pretty Christmas tag! I love the ribbon. Hugs, Hanneke

  4. This is a beautiful vintage tag, Sandy! I think you did a great job with the coloring, and the added sparkle is a nice touch too. You've managed to give the paper a beautiful old and worn look with your inks.
    I love Santa, even though I stopped believing in him some decades ago, but I've got two nephews, aged 5 and 6, who still believes in him and are trying real hard to be good all the time in December:) They're two wonderful boys put at that age it can be quite hard to sit still and not doing any pranks - lol-

  5. I love the Santa, great tag, hope the puddings were okay. Thank you for joining us on the TIOT challenge, hugs Bee

  6. A fabulous vintage tag and image and yes, I promise I have been good....mostly...that didn't count, did it? Oh! Thanks for sharing with us at Crafting with Dragonflies for our Christmas tag challenge!

  7. What a lovely tag! Really like the colors on the feather. I think Santa would love a taste of those yummy puddings! Thanks for joining us at Crafting with Dragonflies. Best, CG

  8. Fabulous image and perfect for a tag. Thanks for sharing at Aud Sentiments and good luck in the DT call.
    Hugs Ali x

  9. A great Santa tag, I was good all year, lol. (cough) thanks for playing with us at Crafting with Dragonflies, blessings Hilde

  10. so stunning sandy.fab rich colours and i love your vintage santa :D

    xx coops xx

  11. Gorgeous piece! Thanks for joining us at TIOT, Valerie


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