Thursday, November 29, 2012

Santa's Magic


In my childhood home we had a fireplace with small terracotta colored tiles for the hearth. I remember being fascinated that some big, chubby man could fit down the dirty chimney, hardly leaving a mark except for the vast amount of gifts and half eaten cookies he left behind. One year, though, he was not so careful...he left sooty boot marks leading up to the tree from the fireplace...Many, many years later at my own house, the same man left a white glove on the end table by the plate of cookies. Oh, the magic of "Santa"!


CAS-ual Fridays has a new challenge up, which is perfect for the approaching holiday: Create clean and simple gift tags! There is fun eye-candy available on the CAS-ual Fridays Blog as each Girl Friday has totally outdone themselves with this challenge, and you can catch up on the challenge details, rules and prize information there too! We have a new sponsor this week! bossy Joscie crafty flair!






My tag features a lightly stamped background and sentiment from the gorgeous Snowflake Greetings stamp set available at CAS-ual Fridays Stamps. The very tired looking Santa is from Lil Inker's Dear Santa Set and the tag is tied with May Arts Silk Ribbon and Twisted Burlap.

24 comments:

  1. Gorgeous coloring! His clothes look like velvet!

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  2. Wow! Your coloring is amazing, Karen! Love this fabulous tag! That ribbon is really beautiful!

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  3. what a beautiful design! love the background and your coloring is fabulous! love this gorgeous tag!

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  4. What a magical man, and a really lovely tag!

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  5. Fabulous work Karen, your colouring is amazing.

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  6. oh my goodness...that santa is absolute perfection Karen.

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  7. Oh Karen, to say I LOVE this tag would be an understatement.

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  8. Karen, Your tag is outstanding, I love the hint of stamping in the background and your coloring on Santa is phenomenal. Most of all I love the Santa story your wrote as I had similar things happy at my house by "Santa" also. He used to also give my children a call and listen to their Christmas Lists. It's so nice to have such wonderful memories. Enjoy your holiday season. Thanks for making my morning with your story.

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  9. Phenomenal tag, Karen. Your coloring is soooooo incredible.

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  10. Stunning!!! Santa just pops of that tag!!!!!! I really love this Karen!

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  11. Karen,
    Your tag is so awesome! I love the original vintage look of the Santa. Girl I just saw the set "REV UP" of yours from the craft's meow! OMG! I have to have it.....Awesome design!
    Hugs!

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  12. wow I adore this tag... so pretty

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  13. Goodness girl your coloring is out of this world! Gorgeous tag! Love you sweet story too ;)

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  14. What a story about Santa you told. My host family had reindeer prints on the carpet :) Love your tag!

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  15. Karen, you do magical things with that Santa, yourself! Love how he's sitting on the sentiment...

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  16. girlfriend your coloring is AWESOME!!!! love the tired santa!!

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  17. So sweet. So clean and simply darling.

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  18. Gorgeous! I love how he's sitting and I love the ivory snowflakes behind him.

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  19. Great tag! Such a cute Santa image!

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  20. Love the soft snowflakes in the background and the gorgeous shading on Santa!

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