Father Christmas – MM 266

This week at Merry Monday Sue is challenging us to include a Santa on our cards. (Or Father Christmas, as I would call him!) I had a more involved idea that I wanted to do for this card, but since being ill I’ve fallen behind on things. I did get started on my other idea, but then I started coming down with a fever (lucky me!) so I switched to something simpler instead, which is how I came up with this card. I have made a similar card before, which is good because I didn’t have to put too much brain power into it!

This card really was very straight forward to make. I stamped the image, from Art Impressions’ Merriest Christmas stamp set, along with a sentiment from Lawn Fawn’s Merry Messages directly onto my card base. I then coloured the image in using my Spectrum Noir Illustrator markers along with some Yosoo markers to fill in any colour gaps. The red, for example, is with Yosoo markers as I do not have any red SN markers.

That really was all that I did with the card! I stamped it, and I coloured it. It took me quite a long time though because I kept having to stop and rest. All I wanted to do was go to sleep… But I got it done in the end!

As I said this is very similar to a card I’ve made before. It is also a very simple card, with not a lot needing to be done. Thankfully the image is lovely and can really carry the card on its own. I’d love to get some more Art Impression stamps for exactly that reason!


Lady Joyful

Challenges included:

Addicted to Stamps and More – Holiday

Christmas at Sweet Stampin’ – Anything Christmas

Craftyhazelnut’s Christmas Challenge – Anything Christmas and Optional: Use Some Blue

Craftyhazelnut’s Christmas Challenge Extra – Anything Christmas

Creatalicious Challenges – Anything Goes

Double “D” Challenges – Here Comes Santa Claus (edit – where it was picked as a top 3!)

HLS CAS Challenge – Christmas

HLS Christmas Challenge – Anything Goes

Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge – Anything Goes

Merry Monday – Santa

Mod Squad – Merry and Bright

STAMPlorations CAS Card Challenge – Anything CAS and Optional: Brown


Check out what the rest of the DT made:

Charlotte (that’s me!)









Linda S

Linda W





57 thoughts on “Father Christmas – MM 266

  1. Beautiful coloring. A simple design like this is hard to beat, but I peeked at your other one and love the way you did it, too. I hope you feel better. Thanks so much for sharing your Santa with us at Double D!

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  2. Charlotte – I wish I could hand color as well as you do!!! What a great job. I like how you allowed the Santa figure to be the center of attention, without extraneous elements! VERY nicely done! -Donna

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  3. I am glad you overcame your physical plights to create. I am sure that the creativity helped you overcome. Thanks so much for sharing your Santa with us at Double D Challenge Blog. We hope you will join us in future challenges.
    DD DT

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    1. Thank you 😊 I have a spreadsheet I use to keep track of the challenges I follow. Generally o might pick one or two before I start making the card and then when it’s done I’ll look to see which other challenges it fits.


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