14 December, 2019

Summer Santa

In our New Zealand cardswap group the theme for December was stitching (of any kind) with optional Christmas.  Remembering we have a summer Christmas!
I selected a Santa and a sentiment that was in the 'odds & sods box' on my desk and decided on a rustic approach to the stitching.  There is faux stitching around both panels as well as real stitching.

Santa image: ClosetomyHeart
Coloured with Copics
EF: Couture Creations
Die: unbranded
Sentiment: don't know, also from my odds box
Also: embroidery floss, Kindyglitz

Shared on challenges:
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Bunny said...

Ho Ho Ho! Cute card, Carol. It's great to be in shorts at Christmas. I would however like to have a white Christmas one year. I'd like to try sledding, skiing, building a snowman, snowmobiling. I just don't want to break any thing. [Bunny]

ike said...

That is really cute. I love the Santa in his Bermudas :-D Great idea with the stitching.
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Janette said...

He looks so cute Carol, but I have to be honest when I tell you I prefer a cold Christmas,he does look sweet in his shorts though..xx

sandie said...

Love the way you added the stitching-really creative. And what a fab Santa with his glitter fur and super texture. Thanks for joining Time Out

*Vicki* said...

He's just as cute as a buton!! Love the papers and embossed background!

Dawn T said...

too cute Carol. Great card and love the cross stitching.

Shauna said...

What a lovely Christmas card! I like the added texture of the embossing and your use of color. Thanks for playing at Time Out Challenges!
- Shauna

Anita in France said...

The patchwork and all that luscious texture make your cute Santa so warm and cosy looking, Carol ... he's so fun! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Time Out! Anita :)

TracyM #6773 said...

SWEET card!
Love your cute image and pretty layers, especially your embossed panel! Someone is going to be thrilled to get your card from the swap.
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Lisa xx said...

Such an adorable card, this image is perfect for our Christmas Cuties theme

Thank you for joining in with the Cuties

Sall said...

Lovely trendy Santa. Thank you for taking the time to join in with our challenge and sharing your creativity with us, I love to see your talent, creativity and imagination at work. I hope to see more of your creativity in the near future. Love 'n' hugs Sall IkesWorld Challenges DT

Borqna said...

A fabulous piece! Love the patchwork!
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Shona Hamill said...

Gorgeous card, thanks for sharing with us at the Cutie Pie challenge. Shona xx