Monday, March 25, 2013

Merry Monday Santa

I tried something very different (for me) for Merry Monday this week.  This week we're playing Tic Tac Toe.  Here's the playing card.


Have a look at how I played....


I went straight down the center.  Designer Paper, Paper Piecing, Santa

I saw this stamp on sale just before Christmas and since I didn't have any Santa stamps, I treated myself.   He reminds me of the Sanat's of my youth.  My Aunt Peg loved Santa's and I always think of her and remember Christmases with her when I see a Santa.

It's a really big image and the card ended up being 5" x 7". 

See what the rest of the Design Team has done.




I'm off to Pixie's Crafty Playground with the paper piecing snippets I used.  I see that Di really liked my hexagon snippets card from last week.  Thanks for the shout out, Di!  I'm so glad you liked it and provide such a fun place to play.  And a reason to use those little pieces that keep growing in the box.

I'm also going to take Santa to Sarn's for Rudolph Day.  On the 25th to the end of each month, Sarn asks for anything Festive.

All supplies are Stampin' Up! unless otherwise noted

Card Recipe
Stamps: Many Merry Messages, Take it to Heart (retired), Santa (Stampendous)
Ink: Real Red, Gumball Green, Encore Silver, Tuxedo Black (Memento),  Marker (Real Red), Copics
Paper:  Whisper White, Real Red, DSP 
Other: Dazzling Details 

I hope you'll join us at Merry Monday this week.  There's something for everybody on this Tic Tac Toe card!

Thanks for stopping by. 

Enjoy!

24 comments:

Sandra (Stamping For Pleasure) said...

And what a lovely merry Santa he looks too. Great Rudolph Day card Bonnie. Thanks for playing along.

Hugs
Sarn xxx

Sue - said...

That is just how Santa's ought to look very jolly!!

Wendy said...

Super cute Santa card, Bonnie! Loved the paper piecing and your pretty papers!
Have a wonderful week! :)

Kristie Goulet said...

Beautiful Santa image and card.

Benzi said...

Yes, that looks like my Santa, too. Your card is super, Bonnie...love that sentiment piece.

Notes by Nina said...

Wonderful card Bonnie, I love your happy Santa.

Cynthia said...

Oooo, I love that Santa! Great job on the paper piercing too. And you gave me such a fright! It's the 25th already???? Where has this year gone??????????? ;-)

jimlynn said...

Love this classic Santa image - and your card! So fun and pretty. This Santa also reminds me of the kind we always saw on cards when I was younger.
Lynn

Irene said...

A good old fashion Santa - the best. Brilliant card Bonnie.
luv
irene
xxxx

Faith A said...

Love your Santa and how you have made him look really GREAT

Kathleen said...

Brilliant image and a fabulous card.

Kath x

Loll Thompson said...

Beautiful image Bonnie. Love the paper pieced hat and holly. Loll xx

Patti said...

This Santa is gorgeous Bonnie. I love Santas too. A wonderful Christmas card.

MaryH said...

A right jolly Old-time Santa - looks just like my childhood Santas (Whooo...I may have this stamp!Mike's, on sale?) You did a fab job with this, and your coloring is purr-fection too. A great one to have in your Christmas stash. TFS

Margaret Moody said...

I love your card, Bonnie! Wonderful job of adding color to him and I love his paper-pieced hat! I have this stamp and haven't used it yet! You've inspired me to get it out and do something with it!

scrappymo! said...

Great card...that is a gorgeous Santa...and he does look like the Santa's from my youth as well!

His face is so wonderfull on this image!

Darnell J Knauss said...

Another wonderful snippets card, perfect for Merry Monday, Bonnie.

(Your hexagon card was more than worthy of a shoutout ~ it was awemazing!!)

Di said...

Ah yes Bonnie - that's exactly how Santa looks! Beautiful card and super paper piecing. Hugs, Di xx

Lesley said...

Gorgeous card Bonnie, that Santa is the real deal and he looks magnificent paper pieced!!

Lynne said...

Great card Bonnie and that santa is fabulous.
Lynne xxx

Allisa said...

Great card, love the paper piecing!

LeAnne said...

Wow, love this traditional Santa...his hat is perfect! He reminds me of Santas from my childhood too!

Narelle Farrugia said...

What a fabulous Santa image Bonnie - love colouring and the shine you've added to him!

Susan Joyce said...

Such a Jolly old Santa Bonnie, fantastic image, fabulous card.