Wednesday, February 12, 2014

A Tropical Christmas

How are you doing with those Christmas cards?  I'm just getting started and this month's theme at Christmas at Sweet Stampin' £couldn't be more perfect for thinking about going somewhere warm to get away from this brutal cold weather we have been having.  Not a lot of snow this year but the temps are frigid and I do hope Mr. Weatherman is right when he says it is supposed to warm up.  It will eventually, right?  Enough of my rambling and whining about the cold!
The theme this month is Tropical Christmas and I think Mr. Claus is looking very svelte and tanned.  hahahah... as I sit here looking at this, I see that what I thought was his cheek is in fact the other side of his mustache - isn't that odd how you don't see those 'mess-ups' until they are up on the big screen.  I haven't time to change it though because as per my usual self, I seem to be running late.  Good grief... now I can't stop staring at it and thinking, 'Why did I not know that?' Ah well, another opportunity has been created!
This was a tricky challenge for me because I just couldn't find an image which seemed suitable so I finally decided to combine the Beach from Make it Crafty with Surfin' Santa by Dr. Digi and other than the rogue moustache, I'm happy with how it turned out. 
Make sure you drop by Christmas at Sweet Stampin' to check out the gorgeousness the team have put together.  Our sponsor this week is The Hobby House and they are generously offering a £10 voucher to the winner.

Stamps -  Beach digi from Make it Crafty with Surfin' Santa digi by Dr. Digi;  Sentiment - Good Cheer by Ali Edwards (Technique Tuesday)
Paper - Simple Stories Handmade Holiday
Twine - Tim Holtz
Brad - Seashore Brads from Eyelet Outlet
Copic Colours:
Water:  B12, B00, B000, BG72
Sand:  E11, E01, E00, E000
Beard and 1/2 Mustache:  C2, C0, C00
Board:  Y26, Y23, Y21;  YG25, YG23, YG21
Skin:  E11, E00, E000
Jingle Belles - Text Me
Crafty Bloggers - All About Boys


Tracy said...

I love this, the image makes me smile so much and your card you have created is fab ! X

Nancy said...

I love it when you point out your goofs because I would never see them otherwise! lol
Another fabulous and fun card, my friend!
BTW...Spring is just around the corner...hang in there! :o)

Sue said...

Fabulous card! Such a great image and wonderful colouring too.
Sue xx

jimlynn said...

Marilyn, this is outstanding!!!! I love the backdrop you used for this little fellow - perfect! As far as the would have never, ever known it if you hadn't said something! That's the type of things that happen to ME, not you!! LOL!!! Precious card.

Anonymous said...

This is so awesome !!!
Love the background -- & wishing for that weather right now!!! :))
Great card!!

lauren bergold said...

super fun!

Sandy said...

You are so funny! Who has got the last laugh now!!! The last time your blog popped up on my computer it was a much older post and I could not get it to open!
It is snowing like crazy here!!
sandy xx

Lorraine said...

A fabulous card Marilyn. I love the scene you've created and your colouring looks brilliant
Lorraine x

Kelly Neis said...

Wow I wish I colored as vividly as you do!! Love this scene and his mustache! Wish we were on the beach sipping drinks together right now warming up from the frigid weather. lol
Fabulous card,
Hugs Kelly

Christine L said...

LOL Marilyn.... I did laugh when I saw it was Santa on hols!! Fabbie card and perfect scene!

Christine x

Sue said...

This made me chuckle Marilyn its gorgeous I love it! huggles Sue xx

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

Oh my goodness! I love this! Santa looks great at the beach!

SmilynStef said...

fun summery holiday card

Maxine D said...

Come and visit and you may just spot Santa at the beaches here ;-)!! Love the scene you have created here Marilyn.

Chrissy said... in NZ that is how we have Christmas Marilyn..except I dont look like the beautiful sky and such a great image..sending warm wishes your way....


Camellia Cards said...

Nooooo Christmas already.... I've not even thought about them yet. Although we had snow yesterday :-)
Maybe one a month from next month.

Fab card, love the colours, and your colouring is spot on . :-)

Grenouille Greetings said...

oooooh this is such fun! A great card! Hugs, Lesley

coops said...

lol so stunning marilyn.fab fun design and i love your tropical santa :D

xx coops xx

Shelly Schmidt said...

Oh that beach looks so inviting! Love your starfish accent, and of course you have mad coloring skills which I greatly admire!!!

Sylv said...

Love the image and great colours used a fabulous card, thank you for joining us at The Crafty Bloggers "One For The Boys" challenge.

Sylv xx

Grenouille Greetings said...

What a hoot! And beautifully done! Love the twine and the starfish too. Santa in this image looks a little too much like my husband though! Hugs, Lesley

Renee said...

How did I miss this! What a cute card! Your beautiful coloring always puts a smile on my face :)