Friday, June 10, 2011

Father Christmas

This week it was my turn to pick the dare at Daring Cardmakers' and my choice may have prompted a few groans and the team were really excited at my choice of;

Father Christmas

Christmas cards are my favourite type of card to make and although it's only June, it's never too early to get a head start on Christmas stash hehe.

and this is my card;

I used;
Bazzill Kraft cardstock
Image from t'internet
Ribbon Girl Ribbon Seam binding, Button twine and Lace
Vintage pine cones and holly leaves
Spellbinders label die
White and brown ink
Hand stitching

This week we have another lovely prize to give away, kindly donated by the fabulous Crafty Emma's Store
As always the winner will be chosen at random, then as long as our simple rules have been adhered to this fab Echo Park 6x6 paper pad could be winging it's way to you.

The team have, as ever, created an amazing array of cards, including some non-Christmas cards featuring Father Christmas - you can check them out here and also check the rules for the prize draw.


Sharon (glitterangel) said...

Gorgeous card Jo, I love that vintage style image, looks fab. Despite originally thinking you were a bit mean getting us all onto Christmas in June :) I quite enjoyed this one and it's got me thinking about starting my cards early this year.

Mandy said...

It's so nice to see the jolly fella...even if it is only June! Gorgeous card Jo!


Anonymous said...

Love your Father Christmas card Jo - I'm inspired to get cracking on my festive makes ;)
TFS, Ruth

Sasha said...

Very vintage...and VERY beautiful x

Sasha said...

Very vintage...and VERY beautiful! x

Vicky said...

It's a lovely card Jo. Never too early to get started on xmas cards!

Kathy said...

What a fab card - love that vintage FC and the way you've used the image.
I forgive you for forcing me to make a Cword card so early in the year - but don't do it again! hehehehehe

Ribbon Girl said...

oh wow, I love your Father Christmas card - we've got some gorgeous gingle bells which are winging their way to you - I love Christmas card making too. He must be an american Santa cos I can see the flag in his sack! Mary x

Lythan said...

I love the image and the ribbon treatment- even if it is a card about THAT event!

Dolly Mixtures said...

Love the vintage santa image and the cluster of seam binding and christmas greenery...a lovely card. (But a very wicked dare!!!)

Oscar said...

Gorgeous card, I love the traditional father christmas image.

Lynda said...

Fabulous card Jo and a great Dare this week - I enjoyed it!

Love Lynda xxx

Zuzana Obert said...

Jo, this card is stunning! I love how you made the nest with the seam binding, pine cones and holly leaves it is so unique and adorable.

Zuz. x x

purple_pea_fran said...

This is just beautiful, Jo. I espsecially love the little pinecones, this card is a picture of vintage gorgeous-ness!

Paper Crafts & Scrapbooking Editor said...

Lovely card, Jo--and I'm with you--it's never to early to get started on our handmade Christmas cards! :)

Uhooi said...

Wow,, It's a very creative and nice,,