Fab 'n' Funky ~ Santa Claus Is Coming To Town

Wow, can you believe we're now in December? The kids were busy trimming the Christmas tree last night. That's our tradition, we trim the tree on December 1st. They look forward to that almost as much as Christmas day and putting the tree up December 1st makes Christmas last a little longer. So I'm all good with that! Hubby was hovering last night, telling them where to put things, I had to nudge him to stand back and just let them do it themselves, it's a sparkly extravaganza of childhood joy. Nothing matches, is even or symmetrical, but they did it, so I love it! But I'm really here today to share my DT creation for Fab 'n' Funky, so let's get to that. Our new challenge starts today and our theme, chosen by our lovely Pat, appropriately, is 'Santa Claus Is Coming To Town'.

We were given some lovely images to work with by our fabulous sponsor 'The Paper Shelter' and the DT have been hard at work creating some wonderful inspiration for all. I chose to work with both of the images, as I decided to make my kiddos a Santa Sack tag. So I've added a little Initial to mark whose is whose. These joyful Santa images from The Paper Shelter were perfect for this idea. 

I've used an MFT viewfinder die behind each image to hint at the memories made and captured at this wonderful time of year. On Georgie's tag I added the Santa Selfie image, a string of Christmas stockings diecut from a Couture Creations die and a heart and star diecut from a Simon Says Stamp die set. The '25' and the December calendar stamp which you can just see a peek of behind the image, are from a Kaisercraft stamp set called St Nicholas. I then added a wee tag from my stash which reads, 'He knows if you've been naughty or nice'. 

Zac's tag has the '25' stamp on it again, but I've used a dalarna horse stamp from Panduro Hobby to create a little interest on his tag. That stamp set had swedish style snowflakes and little dalarna horses, so I've had a little inky adventure there. I've added a wee tag on top which reads 'Holiday Magic... is in the air' and finished his tag with a little glittered Christmas tree with a tiny star on top and a teeny 'Z'. So now I just need the Santa Sacks to put them on! Best get sewing I think!! 

The Reindeer Food prop in the following picture, is courtesy of my amazing sister Jani and her fabulous business partner Fiona who together are Gatherum Collectif. Fiona made this wee Reindeer Food bag for the kids to sprinkle outside before they go to bed Christmas Eve. It's said to glow and guide the reindeer to your house. So sweet, I utterly loved the idea! So I saved a bit to use this year from last years bag. If you want to check out what this dynamic duo get up to down-under, you can find their amazing creative adventures here. The Reindeer Food appeared in an article for Your Home & Garden New Zealand.

I had so much fun playing with these sweet Santa images and I know the rest of our fabulous DT did too, so come and join in this challenge with your own Santa creation and let's spread some festive cheer. I'll be back again soon with another crafty adventure. Big hugs, Wends x

Challenge Entries:
City Crafter Challenge: #290 ~ 123 Tag
Card Mania Challenge: #75 ~ Christmas
Pile It On Challenge: #97 ~ Use Red & Green
Creatalicious Challenges: #81 ~ Merry Christmas
Inky Impressions: #278 ~ Traditional Christmas Colours
Sparkles Monthly Challenge: #74 ~ Anything But A Card
Sparkles Christmas Challenge: #59 ~ Diecuts for Christmas
Deep Ocean Challenge: #118 ~ Santa Claus Is Coming To Town


Pat said…
Gorgeous Christmas tags Wends, love the designs, I am sure your children will love the sacks and tags.

Pat xx
Pat K said…
Fabulous Christmas tags Wends. What a lovely idea to have food for the reindeer...such a wonderful time of the year. hugs, Pat K xx
Alison said…
I love the way you've used these two images for your tags, Wends - they are fantastic. This is such an exciting time for little ones - I can imagine how much fun they had decorating the tree.
Alison xx
Wendy said…
Fabulous fun tags Wends, such a cute image and great designs.
Wendy xx
coldwaters2 said…
Fantastic Christmas project Wendy love how you have used the image
lorraine x
Ros Crawford said…
What fun and happy tags!! I'm glad you played along at CCCB but we are looking for 3 tags this week...
Kat W said…
Your boys are going to love these...they are such fun and beautifully personalised :-)
The red and green colour combo is a real fave for me this year and all the details are fabulous.
It's probably a good job I don't have any children...I could never let them decorate the tree...I need colour co-ordination and careful placement of everything - lol!
Big hugs, Kat xx
KraftyKoolKat said…
So cute. Thank you so much for sharing your lovely creation with us at Sparkles Monthly Challenges.
Cathy DT Member
Stella said…
Your tags are sweet, cite, festive and perfect for the holidays. And a lovely take on our theme; I must admit we asked for three tags but never the less....I love them. Thanks so much for joining us this week at CCCB!
Hi Wends....Just love the cute images and and design....bet your little ones cant wait for Christmas day now....how many sleeps? Joolsx
MIE(Mieko) said…
Pretty card! Thanks for joining us at Creatalicious Challenges.
Mieko xx
M DelValle said…
Great tags!! Love them!! Thank you for joining us at Inky Impressions. Maria
NickScrapShack said…
Hi Wendy,

Beautiful tag! Love the die you used behind the images. Hope santa knows I have been very very good this year, lol!

Thank you for joining us at Sparkles Monthly Challenges. Good luck!
Melanie said…
Wonderful Christmas tags!
Thank you soo much for taking part in our "Merry Christmas” challenge over at Creatalicious & good luck in the draw.
Hope to see you again in our new challenge as well…

(DT Penny's Paper Crafty Challenges)

(DT-Coordinator Creatalicious Challenges)

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(DT Crafty Friends)

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Ola (Ikemo) said…
Great tags! Thanks for joining us at Card Mania Challenge
Helen said…
Great tags.Thank you so much for sharing with us at Sparkles Christmas challenges

Helen P (DT) x

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