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Sunday, July 28, 2013

Santa's Helper

Happy Sunday my friends.  I hope you've had an enjoyable weekend.  I always do when it includes play time in my stamp room.

I did take some time out yesterday to go to the theater with my daughter and her family to see Wicked!  I know, I know, everyone else has seen it already.  I think I must be the last person in the US that has gotten to see it.  We all thoroughly enjoyed it.  I was trying sometimes to figure out which was the Good witch and which one was Wicked.  ;)  After the show we went to the Hard Rock Cafe for dinner and that was soooooo yummy!  I had their grilled salmon and it was very tasty.  Filled me up so there was no room for dessert.  Boo hoo!

Well, enough about that, time to get to my card.  This is another Christmas card.  I do have a lot of these to make, so there will be more of them in the weeks and months to come.  I used a My Favorite Things sketch for my layout even though it is an old one. I'm trying to catch up for this year with all the Wednesday Sketch challenges.
Since it's a Christmas card, this time I did use the traditional colors for my card.
  • Image - Sassy Studio Designes - Santa's Helper
  • Sentiment - Computer generated printed in gold
  • Cardstock - Xpress It Blending Card; Stampin Up Real Red and Old Olive; Shimmery cardstock, but I can't recall where I bought it from and the package is not marked
  • Designer Paper - Stampin Up Candlelight Christmas
  • Accessories - Classic Oval Die; Lacy Rectangle Die; Pennents and Flags Die; Memory Box Honeysuckle Border Die; Stickles - Yellow; Liquid Pearls - Yellow and White Opal; Red Sparkle Twin
  • Copic Markers - B0000; E40, E41; E50, E51, E53; R24, R37, R46; G14, G21, G24; Y06, Y15, Y23
I am submitting this card for the following challenges:

Hiding in My Craft Room - Christmas in July

Totally Gorjuss - Christmas in July
Card Crafter's Circle - Christmas in July
Clearly iStamp - Christmas in July
Crafty Catz - Christmas in July
CreativeCornerChallenges - Christmas in July
Graph'It Markers - Blonde Hair
Jellypark Challenges - Christmas in July
Stampin' for the Weekend - Sparkle and Bling
Crimbo Crackers - Always Christmas - Anything Goes
DLART - Christmas in July
Paper Crafting Journey - Dies and/or Punches
Crafting By Designs - Christmas
Crafting for all Seasons - Christmas
Divas by design - Anything Goes
Challenges 4 Everybody - Anything Goes
Eclectic Ellapu - Anything Goes
Great Impressions - Anything Goes
One Stitch at a Time - Anything Goes


  1. Very cute Maggie - love the die cuts you have used on this.

  2. Great coloring, cute image, and pretty papers! Love how you added the Liquid Pearls to her outfit. I had to check your recipe to make sure they weren't real pearls. Nice job with them!

  3. Great colouring and the image is so cute. Love the papers as well. Thanks for joining us this week at Eclectic Ellapu for this weeks theme of anything goes
    Kelly -= DT

  4. Lovely Christmas card and a great layout. Thanks for sharing it with us at Divas by Design this week.
    Hugs, Janine xx

  5. Fun Christmas card and great work with the sketch.

    Mary Anne, Great Impressions DT

  6. Great card Margaret, love the digi you have used and you have coloured her so beautifully. Good luck in this weeks OSAAT challenge and hope to see you back again soon. Hugs Mimi OSAAT DT

  7. I am chuckling, as that is the one play I want to see too. I work in Manhattan, and there is no reason, just haven't gone. I love the soundtrack..and am reading the book (hubby got it for me a few weeks ago for my bday..) Glad you had a great time.

    I love your Christmas card! She is a fabulous image! Love her jingle bells and the glitter on the bow, fab!

  8. Cute card! Great job with the sketch. I can't into to the banner craze but you did a great job on yours!

  9. Love the traditional colors on this super cute Christmas card!

  10. Fabulous Christmas card, Love that image & your colouring is fantastic... Thank you for joining us at Eclectic Ellapu this week... Hugs May x x x

  11. Fab card, your colouring is fantastic, thanks for joining us at Divas By Design this week. Jac x

  12. lovely papers and image, like the layout, thanks for joining us at crafty catz

  13. Great paper and image. Thank you for playing along this week at OSAAT. I sure hope to see you back again very soon. Good Luck in the challenge!!!


    CraftyGirl OSAAT DT

  14. Oh la la, I am sure Santa would love this helper LOL Love the traditional colors. Thank you for joining our challenge at Crafty Catz and I hope you will come back again.
    Anna xxx

  15. Maggie, your card is great! Love the banner and what great coloring on your image!

  16. Nice card! I love that die cut you used and the combination with the colours and papers.
    Thanks for joining the Paper Crafting Journey Challenge!
    Hugs, Jacqueline

  17. Oh I really love this sketch~ and these colors are much more you and me... love the details

  18. OH la lah, she's a cutie, Maggie! What awesome coloring and the layout is very creative!

  19. Cute card. Love the traditional color combo, and the banner. Thanks for joining us at Card Crafter's Circle for Christmas in July!

  20. Looking at this beautiful card makes me inspired to start Christmas crafting! I love how you color Maggie! Just beautiful!!!

  21. This is a fabulous Christmas card, thank you so much for joining us at Crafting for all Seasons.


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