Sunday, 2 June 2013

CCC Challenge: Country Santa

Good morning everybody. I'm sorry for my absence this past week but  we've been busy enjoying ourselves with my nephew and his children. Hopefully they will be back to visit during the school summer holidays. They always have a great time when they come - and we certainly do! The house always seems so quiet and empty when they've gone. It takes a while to get used to it.

Well it's another Christmas Card Club Challenge today. It doesn't seem like two weeks since the last one! This time it was Margaret's turn and she chose Father Christmas. I have had this stamp a few years but this is only the second time I have used it. Since it is the only one I have that features the old gentleman it is making it's second outing.

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The stamp is from Penny Black and is called Christmas Ride. I think it will take Santa a long time to finish his rounds if he using this transport for all his deliveries!  I added a punched holly sprig and a few mini pearls for berries. The image is mounted onto SB Labels 16. The backing papers are Papermania "Home For Christmas".  The snowflakes are Marianne Creatable Swedish Ice Star which I coated with Glossy Accents and smothered with Glamour Dust. I also used Glossy Accents on his belt and boots to give them an extra shine.  I then just added a few pearls from my stash.

Well I'm off out for a bike ride now while the weather is good. Only two weeks now until the London to Brighton ride and because of the weather and my visitors I haven't done a great deal in the last two weeks.  I did a long hard ride on Friday and felt pretty good afterwards, so I'm not too worried. It's very hilly around here so it is certainly good practice.

Hope you all enjoy the rest of the weekend!  I shall be visiting your blogs later today to see what I have missed over the last week!

Love and hugs from Christine xx


  1. Mooie kerstkaart Christine.
    Fijne zondag, hier schijnt de zon.

    Groetjes Karla

  2. This is lovely Christine, great image and layout
    I have missed your cards this week have a good ride and take care
    jacqui xx

  3. Hi Christine,
    Just love this image, so comical. Great layout. Hope you have a lovely day for your bike ride. Sun is shining here, it feels so good to be warm, hee hee.

  4. Wow Christine you're sure powering ahead with your Xmas cards, this one is terrific love the image.
    Because my time is taken up mainly with swaps now I fear I'm going to be massively behind as end of year comes closer.


  5. Gorgeous card Christine. I love the image and fabulous papers.
    I hope you have a good day
    Sue xx

  6. This is gorgeous,fabulous image and

  7. Beautiful card Christine. Glad you enjoyed your time with your nephew and children too. Enjoy your Day. Hugs Rita xxx

  8. Fabulous Christmas card Christine.I love the image and fab layout.
    Lorraine x

  9. Super card Christine, love the layout..have a great bike ride! Carole Z X

  10. Really lovely card Christine. Love the image.

  11. Fun card Christine, love it! Hugs x

  12. Wat een beeldschone kerstkaart
    groetjes Janie

  13. Lovely card Christine and just love Sebs card for Grandma

  14. This made me smile, what a fab card. That cow with it's holly headress is so much fun. Glad you had a good time with some of your family. Zx

  15. Great Christmas card Christine...your image made me smile its adorable.


  16. Such a wonderfully quirky stamp! Another gorgeous card for your stash. Enjoy your ride Karen x

  17. Hi Christine
    Fabulous card... Love the image.... Gorgeous...
    Hugs Sylvie xxx

  18. Grappige kerstkaart
    Groetjes Gerrie

  19. Great card Christine, love everything about it.
    Hard to think of Christmas when the sun is shining and its approx 30o
    Sending you some sunshine

    Patricia xxx

  20. This is a real fun card Christine lol, never saw an image like that before. Glad you had fun with your extended family.

  21. This card is just too funny, great job.

    Regards diane

  22. That is a funny image! I am still smiling...teehee

    My little sister used to ride the cows on our farm...pretending they were horses...finally my folks took pity on her and bought her a hourse...She went on to ride in the Olympics on the Canadian Three Day Event team.

    Maybe Santa has an Olympic career ahead of him when he retires from his current gig!!!

  23. Hi Christine

    Lovely card! Love the alternative transport! Good luck in the challenge.

    Crafty Hugs

    Heather xx

  24. Hi Christine well I really.... never seen Father christmas on a cow, what a fantastic image it just made me roar with laughter and what could be better.....perfect for one of my farming friends!....hope the weekend was good hugs Margaret

  25. Great image Christine and makes a very fun Christmas card. Good luck with your bike training! Love & hugs Christine H xx

  26. What a great Christmas card, Christine! Love the papers and the fab image! Have a nice day! Hugs

  27. Fabulous card Christine, love the cute image. London - Brighton!! Gosh you're brave...I've been thinking of getting out on Lora's bike - just haven't got past thinking yet lol!! Carol x

  28. I've never seen that imag before, very unusual - a delightful card for the CCC challenge and also for my CHNC challenge extra for June - hope to see more of your Christmas crafting soon.

  29. Gorgeous card Christine I'm trying to catch up with everyones blog!!! huggles hun take care Sue xxx


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