December 31, 2014

Casual Santa ...

HO HO HO !!

This is Santa here just to say "Bye" for this year as my work is done.

All you good little boys and girls will have got your gifts and now it's time for me to head off back to the North Pole. 


I just had a few little repairs to make to the sleigh and then the reindeers will be able to take us home.


Christina took this picture of me while I was busy mending the sleigh ... not my usual attire but the red suit is for special days.


Mrs Santa will be waiting with a nice roast dinner and the red suit can be washed and ironed ready for next year.

The Elves will also get some time off  ... until they have to start making next years toys.


Be good and take care ...

Santa  xx

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Footnote from Christina

The image is from Just Inklined and I thought it would make a really good Santa out of his normal outfit. He has been colored with Spectrum Noir and his glasses are Glossy Accents.  I have even smudged a little black on his skin to look dirty.

Colors used ...

FS2 FS3 IG2 IG3 IG6 TN2 TN4 EB4 TB6 TB7   Blender pen

P.S.   Thank you for entering into the spirit of todays card and especially to Elaine who wrote this lovely reply to Santa and I hope she won't mind me adding it here:

Dear Santa 
Thank you so much for all your hard work 
All the Little Boys and Girls are so happy with the New Gifts they have
You did a grand job .

I hope the repairs to your sleigh are not too major 
and you have a good journey back to the North Pole 
then the reindeer can have a good long rest .

Mrs Clause will be so pleased to see you 
back home and will spoil you 
with good hot dinners 
after traveling all over the world .

Christina has taken a very good Picture of you 
( she has a new camera you know and has been practicing , isn't she doing well ? )
it is nice to see you without your splendid red suit 
but to be honest i would have known your lovely face anywhere .

Anyway Santa 
I just want to wish you and yours a very Happy New Year .

Take Care 
Elaine H X


27 comments:

  1. Hi Christina
    I just love your Santa card today. How special is that, especially the writing you have added the text. I hope that you and your family have a HAPPY NEW YEAR. You've had a fantastic 2014, and I hope that 2015 is just as fantastic for you.

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  2. Dear Santa
    Thank you so much for all your hard work
    All the Little Boys and Girls are so happy with the New Gifts they have
    You did a grand job .

    I hope the repairs to your sleigh are not too major
    and you have a good journey back to the North Pole
    then the reindeer can have a good long rest .

    Mrs Clause will be so pleased to see you
    back home and will spoil you
    with good hot dinners
    after traveling all over the world .

    Christina has taken a very good Picture of you
    ( she has a new camera you know and has been practicing , isn't she doing well ? )
    it is nice to see you without your splendid red suit
    but to be honest i would have known your lovely face anywhere .

    Anyway Santa
    I just want to wish you and yours a very Happy New Year .

    Take Care
    Elaine H X

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  3. Love this Christina, thanks so much for everything in 2014.
    Cheers
    Janice W

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  4. Hi Christina, another lovely card wishing you Griff and all your family a very happy 2015. Looking forward to seeing what you have in store for us ardent followers and trying to replicate what you have made.
    Kind regards Anne Owens

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  5. Something completely different Christina. Wishing you a happy and healthy new year.

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  6. Hi Christina
    That's just brill and very imaginative. Whatever you're doing - enjoy New Year's Eve.
    Love & best wishes
    Jenny C xxx

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  7. Good Morning Christina. This is just adorable! Love it! Enjoy your day.

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  8. Wonderful quite simply wonderful!
    Wishing you and those that you love a Happy New Year
    Hugs
    Margaret corgi owner

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  9. What a jolly card and it was great to read the letter from Santa....he did such a wonderful job this year.
    Christina wishing you and your family a Happy New Year...Looking forward in seeing more of your wonderful cards in 2015

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  10. This car is adorable. I love the colors you chose. Have a great New Years eve.

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  11. Love him, your coloring is fantastic!!!

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  12. Hi Christina, such a cute card, well done Elaine H great verse.
    Christina, thank you for all you have done for us crafters this year, you are so generous with your time and the lovely ideas you give us.
    Wishing You, Griff and all your family a Happy, Healthy and Prosperous New Year.
    Regards xx

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  13. What a cool Santa, Christina and I love Elaine's reply. I do so envy your colouring skills and love watching your work. Here's to a brilliant crafty 2015 :) xx

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  14. Hi Christina and Griff. Thank you both for all your hard work in the past year. May I wish you both a very Happy, Healthy and Crafting New Year. Hugs. Jan. xx

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  15. Love this card. Great coloring and layout. Happy New Year. I wish you and yours, health, prosperity and happiness.

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  16. Happy 2015 to everyone - love the card Christina and the comment Elaine. xx

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  17. What a cute card to finish the year Christina, I am looking forward to seeing what you do next - Happy New Year to you and yours & to everyone here on Christina's blog - love Jennifer x x x

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  18. What a wonderful card and explanation as to what Santa has been up to. Thank you Elaine for the beautiful poem in reply. Always love to hear your little stories of your family and places you are going. Happy New Year everyone. Dianne

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  19. Simply gorgeous!! wishing you a Happy New Year xx

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  20. Cute card Christina. Happy New Year to you and yours and to all of your followers. I hope 2015 is happy and healthy for all of us Pat x

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  21. Very cute card Christina! Happy New Year to you and your loved ones,Ann.x

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  22. Good evening Christina,
    Thank you for all the beautiful cards that you have made this year for our delight this year and to the lovely Griff for his fantastic film work. Have a good 2015,
    Love and crafty hugs
    Norah (glenochil village)

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  23. You ARE a child at heart Christina! Love the card and glad to see Santa's glass are nice and clean and shiny.
    A vey Happy 2015 to you and yours my dear. - there are only 10 minutes approx. remaining in 2014. God bless.

    Mary Mac

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  24. Christina,
    I would like to say Thank You, for all the wonderful cards you made for us, all the demonstrations on C & C, and all your wonderful videos. You have made my year more pleasant as I battle the C word, and best of all, Thank You for rewarding me with one of your cards from FF. I hope you and your family have a peaceful New Year, as well as all the crafters on this blog. Can't wait to see what you come up with next year. Bless You.

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  25. Morning Christina, 2015 is here ! Lovely sweet card with Santa in normal attire, have a relaxing 1 day of the new year. Wonder if you posting,I for one can't wait.
    Happy new year, Maria x

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  26. Thanks for the wonderful chance to win! Happy New Year!
    Beth
    Beth's Beauties
    bfiscus[at]nntc[dot]net

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