LaBlanche Santa

My daughter recently  had her first baby on Nov. 19th, a boy, and I'm a first-time Nanny! Baby Connor is the best present we could have ever received!

So between running back and forth to the City where they live, and she & baby came to stay for 9 days while hubby was working long hours overtime as journeyman electrician, I didn't get as many hand-made cards done as I usually do each year. However, I made a few christmas cards for special friends and will post them over the next few days.

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close-up of glitter and flocking

This card uses the LaBlanche Santa stamp I purchased last year. After colouring Santa and leaves with Copic markers, I masked him off, and sprayed the background with Smooch Gold spritz. Then distressed the edges with Tim Holtz distressor thingy, sponged with Tea Dye and Vintage Photo DI.  I applied white flocking to Santa's fur on his suit and boots, and Crystal Glaze to his glasses. It is layered on holly paper by Basic Grey, another layer (SU label die) from scraps, and green metallic music paper cut with Martha Stewart  edge die. Tag is a Spellbinders die, verse from 7 Gypsies "Christmas Greetings" set.

Flower is a ready-made embellie, but it is layered on a Cottage Cutz flourish (part of poinsetta die leftover from doing the poinsettas from another card) covered with Gold Stickles.

I'm entering this card into several challenges as noted below.


Fashionable Stamping Challenges #37  - Mask It

Simon Says Stamp Challenge - Merry Christmas

Make My Monday - Bingo (Patterned Paper, Punches, Distressing)

Party Time Tuesday - Colour Challenge


  1. This is beautiful! Love the flocking.

  2. LOL, I have this sentiment but have never used it! What a great card!!! LOVE your gorgeous Santa--and the coloring is exquisite! Thanks for joining us at MMM! I hope you come and join me at Technique Tuesday for our Faux Tile challenge this month, too! Happy holidays! :)

  3. A beautiful card, gorgeous colours and a fabulous image. Thanks for joining in this week at MMM - Jacqueline xx

  4. Another beauty sure has that vintage feel to it . Love the flocking (I can never get mine to turn out as good as this )

  5. Wonderful Christmas card, Sharon - thanks for playing along with us at the Simon Says Stamp challenge!

  6. That's a beautiful Christmas card with wonderful details. Thanks for joining us at FSC this fortnight.

  7. Congrats on your exciting news!!! Love the card too! Happy Holidays

  8. Hi Sharon
    This is such a beautiful Christmas card. Thanks for sharing it in our 'Mask It' challenge at FSC.
    Have a wonderful Christmas and Happy New Year.
    hugs {brenda} x0x

  9. Wow Sharon what a gorgeous card, that Santa is fab and the flocking and dimension on his specs is perfect. Really beautiful! Thanks so much for joining us at FSC this time and Merry Christmas
    Claire xx

  10. A beautifully nostalgic style Christmas card. Adore the flocking on Santa's suit.
    Thank you for sharing with us at FSC.

  11. Beautiful card Sharon ! Love your Santa and all the layers. Have a Merry Christmas, Shirley

  12. What a beautiful Christmas card, love the shimmer background with that great Santa image.
    Thanks for sharing with us at FSC

  13. Gorgeous- LOVE your composition!

    Thanks for sharing with us at FSC!

    xxx Ellie xxx

  14. Oh gooooorgeous card Sharon! Your Santa looks fab and the sparkle is lush! The sentiment really made me chuckle :).

    Thank you so much for playing at Fashionable Stamping Challenges!
    Best wishes from Joanna @ Under a Creative Spell

  15. What an absolutely stunning card Sharon. The amount of detail is amazing and your Santa looks just fabulous.
    Thanks for sharing this with us at FSC masking challenge and also at MMM.
    Fliss xx
    PS: Congratulations on the Granny news - one of my nieces has a little boy called Connor.

  16. Such a lot of detail in this fabulous card. Love the image and the great sentiment..
    Congratulations on becomimg a Nanny, enjoy!
    Suzi B :)