Fab 'n' Funky ~ Christmas

Hey there my lovely crafty pals. I hope your week has been shaping up well. My baby girl started highschool on Tuesday this week. I can't believe she's at high-school! Where have the years gone?! I'll post a pic of her at the end in her new school gears, it's a lovely uniform. We're kicking off our first 'Christmas' challenge of the year at Fab 'n' Funky and I've got a backlog of Christmas cards I've never posted, so I had no excuse not to join in this week!!

I used a rather gorgeous Vintage image I purchased a while back. It looks straight from an old postcard doesn't it?! I love the jolly happy face of this sweet Santa and it was such a doddle to craft with. No colouring, a few distressed edges and layers and hey presto, Christmas card done. 

I used a Lil' Inkers Silly Stitched Die for the red mat. The white borders were cut with an older Martha Stewart Doily Lace Border Punch, the lovely Doily Star Die is from Marianne Design and the white enamel coated metal corner is of course an old Live & Love Crafts corner. I'm still sobbing that Sandy closed her store. One of my all time favourite places to shop!

The lovely tartan paper is from an 8x8 set by Craftwork Cards called Traditional Tartans. I bought my paper pad from Joanna Sheen. I love that she offers free postage the world over if you spend over 9 GBP. That's never difficult for me to do and it has saved me so much in postage! I love buying all my staples and the odd treat too from her. Really fast and lovely service too.

I wonder if you've already started Christmas crafting? Maybe like me, you haven't stopped! I find it's the only way to ensure I have enough cards come Christmas, so I love these opportunities during the year to add to my stash. I hope you'll come and join us with your Christmas crafting and I'll be back tomorrow with my Whimsy post, which is of course delayed a day this week, because it's New Release week! So I'll be giving you a taste of what's being launched this week in the digital section of the Whimsy Store. I'll be doing two launch posts, so do pop back for those. Hugs to you all and have an awesome week. Wends xoxo

Challenge Entries:
Lemon Shortbread: #60 ~ Anything Goes
Crafty Gals Corner: #158 ~ Anything Goes
Colour Crazy Challenge: #4 ~ Anything Goes
Dragonfly Journeys: #110 ~ The Power of Red
Lil' Patch of Crafty Friends: #74 ~ Anything Goes
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge: Anything Goes
Crafty Creations Challenges: #358 ~ Anything Goes
Allsorts Challenge: #452 ~ Old Favourites (I've used lots of old favourites on this card!)

Extra Content: If you made it all the way to the end of the post, here's my sweet Georgie, all dressed up for her first day of high school. So proud of this amazing young lady. She's such a cool kid and it's a joy to watch her growing up.

 I think it's a really lovely uniform
(bottle green sweater for Winter)

Cheeky thing came out wearing her headphones
(yes, that's me in the background, caught by hubby)


Chris said…
Fabulous jolly Santa, love the design with the tartan papers and lacy die cuts.
Beautiful photo of Georgie, your little girl is rapidly growing up !! Hope she's very happy at her new school, another huge step on life's journey.
Valerija said…
A fantastic card. Georgie is very preety girl!
Pat said…
Beautiful Christmas card with a lovely traditional Santa Wends. Your daughter Georgie looks lovely in her uniform, hope she is enjoying high school.

Pat xx
Beautiful image and card. Lovely pic of your daughter, the kids here are well wrapped up in contrast
Sarah said…
I love this luscious layered Christmas card and what a jolly Father Christmas. What a gorgeous picture of your Georgia, it's scary how time flies!! xx
Pat K said…
Great card Wends...love the lace with this vintage Santa. Lovely pictures of your daughter..tfs. xx
Judith said…
what a fab santa Wends - just like santa should be! I love all your fabulous die cuts. lovely pics too - kids grow so fast don't they - then they start turning up with kids of their own! - I don't know where that time went either! xx
What a cheerful and vintage Santa Wends - love your card with the white accents.
Your daughter looks stunning.
Dawn T said…
Love the vintage looking Santa. And what a pretty looking girl your daughter is. Just like her mamma!
Lin said…
Love your jolly Santa and I really like the lacey edges on your card! Enjoyed seeing the pictures of your daughter, too - best wishes for her high school years - they will really fly by now! Thanks for playing along with us at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge!
Elise said…
HI Wendy! Ohhhh I love anything Christmas! This is BEAUTIFUL! And yup, you're right .. our babies grow up so quick don't they? :( Where does the time fly to? sigh! Your little girl is so GORGEOUS just like her Mama! She looks so happy and I hope she's having a great time in high school!

Big hugs,
Kathleen said…
Really super Santa and lots of lovely dies. Thank you for joining our 'Old Favourites' challenge this week at Allsorts.

Kath x
Craftnut said…
Thanks for entering my challenge at allsorts x
Barbara Bruder said…
Oh this is a super Christmas card. Love it and what a nice design. Your Santa image is precious!!Thanks for joining us at the Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenges for our latest challenge.  {Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenges}Good luck and join us again soon. Hugs, Barbara
Jeannie said…
Hi Wendy! I love that vintage Santa and the lace doilies behind him really look awesome too with the papers you used. Your daughter is just lovely. Thanks so much for joining my Power of Red blog challenge :)

Jeannie T.
Dragonfly Journeys
Jill Tiffany said…
Lovely Santa! I always love the Christmas season.
Thank you for sharing with us at Colour Crazy Challenge.
Jill ~ DT
Brilliant Christmas card Wends....just love the Santa image...and your design....What a beautiful daughter you have....Joolsx
Elizabeth Hart said…
Such a fabulous holiday card and a great mix of elements. Thanks so much for joining us this time at the Crafty Creations Challenge, Elizabeth (DT)
Creative world said…
Fantastic card,great image and awesome coloring...thank you for joining us at Colour Crazy Challenge,hope to see you again
Željka DT xx
Victoria Rowson said…
Fantastic Christmas card! I love it! Thank you for sharing your fabulous card with us at Lemon Shortbread Challenge Blog!

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