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Festive Friday #6

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Added Thursday 23rd: I am so excited to win again over at Nicole’s Festive Friday challenges with this card! But … I am also a little embarrassed that I was 1 of 2 entries! (And … seriously … Nicki deserved the award too!) If you get a chance next week … please pop by Nicole’s blog and leave a bit of blog love … and please enter a card into her challenge! I am so glad to be getting a start on my Christmas cards … and by doing a card each week … I will have a huge pile … and no last minute throwing cards together! :wink:

Hi my friends!

Well … you all must be very busy … only 1 comment on yesterday’s card!!! But … I am SO not complaining … because I haven’t had a chance to do any blog hopping for a few days … so I certainly know how life can get in the way of creativity & blogging! I just hope you are doing okay? I thought I should post my card for Nicole’s Festive Friday #6 challenge … before the deadline! :)

The idea for Nicole’s challenges is to take inspiration from the Christmas Cards that her DT girls design each week. Well … my inspiration this week is actually from a couple of cards! :D I have used “sparkle” – from Carolyn’s card … “punched squares”  –  from Tina’s card … “punch art Santa” –  from Brook’s card … and “colours” from Tina & Nicole’s cards. I had fun creating the Santa … and I used the Iridescent Ice embossing powder (yes! … AGAIN!!!) to add the sparkle to the fur on Santa’s hat & his beard.  PLEASE … PLEASE … IF YOU HAVE A FEW SPARE MINUTES … NICOLE WOULD LOVE SOME MORE ENTRIES FOR HER CHALLENGE! And … what a better way to get a head start on your Christmas cards.

Hhhhmmmm …. something suspicious is happening today. 2 of my girls are getting together to do “something” that I am not allowed to see!!!?????? Not sure what to make of that??? It has made me ask the question … do I trust my girls???? Well … yes … but I am not sure about this!!! :roll: Have a nice day … I am watching a DVD with my mum “The Secret Life of Bees”. I know nothing about it … but my sis & her girls said it was great! Hugs xxx

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9 thoughts on “Festive Friday #6

  1. Loving your MR SANTA – so cute! The whole card is a great combination!!
    Yes, I’ve been busy over the last couple of weeks, and have only caught glimpses of your cards. Maybe I should take more time & then the inspiration might rub off!!
    Hope all is going well with you & with Sheree & the whole tribe!… I’ve been catching a few days work, which makes life busier…
    Love to all,
    Gabbi ♥
    Andrea adds: Hi Gabbi! So nice to see you! I have missed your little chats! I can imagine how tricky it is to be working and caring for your family! Glad you are picking up the days here & there! MR SANTA is very cute … I should have acknowledged that I have seen these in several places in blog land … but don’t know the original designer to pass on the credit. Take care, hunny! Hugs xxx

  2. That is so adorable! LOVE his moustache! Thanks for playing along! Nicole
    Andrea adds: No worried, Nicole! Hope you get some more entries! Hugs xxx

  3. What a sweet Santa card Andrea. Love the sparkly paper. I {heart} the ribbon treatment! You must be in for a special treat! Hope it’s a nice surprise from the girls.
    Andrea adds: I am SUPER curious … but won’t hassle … because they won’t want the surprise spoilt! The sparkly paper is created with Iridescent Ice embossing powder! :) Easy! Hugs xxx

  4. I love this Andrea. Aren’t these Santa faces cute??? The glimmer paper really adds a different dimension. Love the simple squares.
    I have every intention of entering these challenges…but this week I have a house full of sickies….and yet again have been thwarted. I wld love it if they were less frequent than weekly….but all I can offer is support and encouragement at present. Congrats on winning the last challenge BTW. ooxx
    Andrea adds: Thanks my friend! It was nice to get the award! I do hope there are some more entries this week … so Nicole can share it around! I know she realises how busy we all are! BTW … glimmer paper is actually whisper white / iridescent ice embossed! Hugs xxx

  5. So glad you played along too. My card was awfully lonely sitting there by itself. Your creation is amazing. I can’t believe that is iridescent ice embossing powder. I would of sworn it wassilver glimmer paper! I think I’ll be CASEíng this – totally love it :)
    Andrea adds: Hi Nicki! So nice of you to pop by and leave such a sweet message! I was glad to add some company to the challenge. I hope there might be a few more!? Hugs xxx

  6. That Santa is pretty adorable, with his sparkly beard
    Andrea adds: Hi Jess! Congrats on the new DT gig! I hope you enjoy your time and have lotsa fun! Hugs xxx

  7. This is such a cute Santa card, Andrea!! I love Santa’s “blingy” beard and that ruffled seam binding is gorgeous!
    You’ll have to let us all know what the girls have been planning :)
    Andrea adds: Hi Sandra! Thanks for noticing the fine details! Hope you are finding some time to stamp! Hugs xxx

  8. Your card is absolutely stunning! I love everything about it! Thanks for sharing :)
    Andrea adds: Hi Sarah! It is so nice to have you visit! Thanks for the lovely comments! Hugs xxx

  9. Love that you took inspiration from all the DT cards Andrea – your resulting sparkly Santa creation is fabulous! The cherry seam binding looks amazing! Hugs :)
    Andrea adds: I just sooooo love that seam binding! It is so nice to work with … soft and gorgeous! Hugs xxx