Friday, November 4, 2011

Cards that Care hop!

Hello, hello!

Welcome to the Cards that Care blog hop! Cards That Care is run by Jennifer McGuire and Vera Wirianta Yates. The goal for this card drive is to collect as many cards as we can for the elderly who live in nursing homes. And in return for your support and generosity, there are many different prizes and chances to win being offered to all who participate in the drive as well. You can find all of the details for the card drive HERE.

Now, to help promote the card drive, we're hosting a blog hop this weekend. If you have arrived here from Kelly's blog then you are on the right track. If not, then you can head over Vera's blog for a complete list of links.

For my card today, I thought it would be fun to ink up this fabulous new Santa stamp from Sugar Nellie. Since Santa is all about caring and giving I thought it was quite an appropriate choice for the occasion. I paired him up with some of my fave Christmas papers released this year, the Season's Greetings line by Echo Park... just can't seem to stop using them, LOL! The kinda vintage/retro designs with the bright, fun colors worked perfectly with this jolly old elf. :)

So there are quite a few fabulous and generous sponsors and you have the whole weekend to complete the hop. Just make sure you leave your comments by Sunday, Nov. 6 midnight CST. We will pick the winners from comments left on the participants blogs so the more blogs that you leave comments on, the better your chances are of winning!

There are prizes from: Lawn Fawn, Hero Arts, Avocado Arts, Sweet Stamps Shop, The Crafts Meow, Monika Wright's I Love It All, May Arts, Penny Black, and Mami Doodles.

Your next stop to head on over to is Jenny Suchin's blog... have fun and enjoy hopping for the cause! :)

Supply list:
cardstock- Bazzill and Copic X-Press It
paper- Echo Park (Season's Greetings)
stamps- Sugar Nellie (Old Saint Nick), October Afternoon (Good Cheer sentiment)
ink- Memento tuxedo black and Colorbox chestnut roan
Fiskars border punch
Paper Trey Ink twine
Making Memories felt holly leaves and brad
Sakura clear glaze pen and stardust glitter pen
Copic Spica gold glitter pen
Copic markers:
skin- E000, E00, E11, R20
hair- E40, E41, 0
clothes/presents- E81, 0, R24, R27, R29, E18, C5, C7, C9, E31, E33, E35, YG25, YG17, YG67, G29, N1, N3, N5, Y21, Y26, Y28, Y13, R05, R08, E19, BG000

137 comments:

Chelsea said...

Great card! Love the Santa!

Hussena said...

wow i really like your card its so lovely and the santa looks so adorable..thanks for sharing.

Gilda said...

What a cheerful card to make someone happy!

Heidi Brawley said...

AWE he is a super cute Santa! your card is very heart warming. Love it!
Hugs, Heidi

Leanne said...

HE is the cutest Santa ever! Wonderful card Amy. The recipient will feel the warmth and cheerful wishes when the receive it. It's beautiful!
Have a great Friday and weekend!
:)

Arabella said...

Gorgeous card Amy! I love how you have coloured your Santa!

Arabella

Marie / Legojenta said...

Such a wonderful card! TFS =)

Kelly Massman said...

Too cute!

Trina said...

Cute! Santa's coat and mittens have been colored perfectly!

Tami B. said...

I love this little Santa! Very cute card.

Hanneke said...

What a great initiative, this card drive! The card you made is very cute, love the happy santa! I'm sure it will make someone really happy. Great end of this wonderful blog hop. Hugs, Hanneke

Moni said...

Gorgeous card, love the image. Hugs;Moni

Tress said...

Wonderful card for a wonderful cause! You rock girl!

Nancy Thomas said...

What a great cause! Love the Santa, kicking myself for not getting him. An all around beautiful and cheery Christmas card.

Laurel said...

Wow, this card is amazing! It's perfect! The layout, the coloring, the patterned paper! Just perfect!!!!!!

Judy1223 said...

Amy, I absolutely ADORE that Santa stamp! your colring is amazing!! I love all the layers of papers and elements in your card...bound to bring big smiles!

Tanya said...

I love this, it just might very well be my favorite!!

Tanya
phenis2031 at yahoo dot com

Scrapaddict said...

Love the vintage feel of your card, TFS!

Annette said...

aww so so cute...thanks for sharing..

Stampi said...

so sweet that Santa is so charming ..great card

Cindy H. said...

What a cute card, Amy!! Gorgeous coloring!

gobeagirl said...

Hi Amy. Your St Nick is just adorable! I hope your taped yourself coloring him. I would love to see that. lol.... Great papers for sure. I am with you on how stinkin awesome it is. I hope that you have a great Friday. I had my post all ready and scheduled to post last night and for some reason it didn't grrr.... Oh well it's up now, so I can go to work and be happy. Heeeheee.. Have a great day. Hug,Lisa
Oh, by the way we are sitting at a balmy 22 degrees this morning. BBbbbbrrrrrrr. :O)

yvon said...

What a cute Santa and so beautiful colord. Love your card.
Hugs, yvon

Karin (PeppermintPatty) said...

FABULOUS Christmas card! LOVE it!

Crafty Texan said...

Oh my! Your santa is fantastic!And I really like the papers you used. Great card!

Mel said...

The vintage newspaper ads at the bottom are such a cute touch!

Lau W said...

Such an adorable Santa ! Love your card, papers are superb !
xxx

Dana D. said...

Great Santa card. Your copic coloring is amazing. Really enjoying this blog hop and will be sending cards in for sure to this worthy card drive.

Larisa said...

Wow! What a cute Santa! Love this bright card!

Miriam Prantner said...

Wow, amazing coloring. You did a great job on this card!

Katy Young said...

so cute love it!

Joyce said...

Beautiful card and fantastic coloring.

AGohl said...

Very cute!

Creations by Shirl said...

Love the Santa and great coloring as always....
Have a super weekend Amy!
hugs!

Christiana said...

My goodness, Amy, you never disappoint! Another FABULOUS card from you. Adorable image, great use of patterned paper, and beautiful coloring. A huge fan of your work!

Maria Therese said...

Gorgeous card sweetie ♥

Michelle said...

Gorgeous card! That Santa image is fantastic!

Shazza said...

beautiful card x

Mimi said...

Gorgeous card Amy! Adorable santa and great layout! Have a great weekend! ;)

lachsekatze said...

This Santa image is so fun. I love all the little details.
I think this card drive is a good thing. Since my grandmother moved to a retirement home I am thinking about the people living there. Some of them cannot leave the home. So, it is very good when they get a card that shows that they are not forgotten. I think they will love them!
My granny loves sending cards to her friends and family. But she is very old and cannot go to a shop to buy cards. So, it's very easy for me to come up with a present for her birthday or Christmas or Santa Clause or whatever: Just some cards. I wish I had more time to make more cards so I could give them to other inhabitants of her home who cannot go out anymore!

Cindi said...

what a cute santa, love the card

Pat said...

This is adorable!! LOVE it!

Kimba's Kreations said...

That Santa is TOO CUTE!

jmdmoo said...

Your coloring is awsome!

Brenda said...

That Santa looks so happy Amy! Awesome card!

Kelly said...

wow! I am in awe of your coloring. The Santa is just so beautiful and so special!

Terrie L said...

Love your card! The Santa is so cute and your colouring is fabulous!
Thank you for sharing and being part of this wonderful card drive and blog hop.

conil said...

This card made me smile. You made my day.

Deb said...

love the vintage santa ads at the bottome - great job!

CraftyLoops said...

Beautiful vintage looking card Amy, the papers are beautiful. Lee x

Лілюська-Lilia said...

Lovely card!!! Feel the Christmas spirit already!

Danni said...

What a fun Santa! Great card!

Annie's Creations said...

ahhh Amy...what an awesome job on this card...lovely :)

Lisa T said...

I just love that Sugar Nellie Santa. You did a wonderful job of coloring him. Your card is gorgeous!

Pam Varnell said...

Love this Amy. That snowman is adorable and your coloring is sharp as always.

Hugs,
Pam

Lillian Child said...

Your card is sure to get some smiles! I also am participating in this year's card drive. Such a wonderful event!

Samantha Mann said...

i love the combination of the santa with that fabulous paper! beautiful card!

Atticelf said...

Great card - what a fun Santa!

glowegal said...

What an adorable card!! That Santa is just beyond awesome! Love it!

judy said...

Cute-- I love the Santa!

Kathy Martin said...

Awesome card! LOVE your Santa! Happy to be hoppin' together for Cards that Care! :)

Jeanne said...

This card had to have taken you so much time - someone will love it. Way to go!

sweet said...

I love the vintage look of this card! Super cute image!

marla said...

What a great card. Love this paper!!

Divine said...

Love that Santa stamp. Card looks great. TFS :)

Anita Braddock said...

beautiful card love the colors and the the papers. thanks for sharing
abbraddock@msn.com

Barbara said...

Cute Santa and cute card! this has been a fun blog hop and for a good cause!

charli said...

so cute!!

Sue D said...

Wonderful Santa card!

Nitasha said...

Love, love, love this card! That little Santa is amazing!!!

Angela said...

What a nice card! love the Santa! Cute!

Carol said...

Love this card! Cute Santa! Thanks for sharing!

Kristina said...

I like the holly tied round, looks cute

joy said...

A jolly Santa card - so cute!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Cute Santa~

Emily Keaton said...

I love it! Great card, great cause. Thanks for the inspiration!

Kim H said...

adorable, love the Santa. Beautiful coloring, wonderful patterns and colors. Will be very appreciated and bring a smile too. Thank you fo rsharing it and supporting the cause.

Katy said...

This is such a happy card!

Beth aka BR-T said...

Oh my gosh this is terrific you are a professional at coloring! The layers and details really bring this card to a new creative level! Have a paper and ink filled weekend!

Monika Wright said...

What a sweet Santa!

donna mikasa said...

Hi Amy! Love that Santa--he's adorable! You colored him so perfectly Santa-ish! Such a fab card for a great cause!

Kelly Booth said...

Sweet Sweet card A,y...Love this!

Fiorella said...

Great coloring and great card!

Kim Y. said...

This is such a pretty card! Love the Santa!

Denise said...

Great card! Darling Santa!
DeniseB

Nona said...

This is beautiful, Amy! Love your cute little Santa :)

Dora said...

Aww what a gorgeous card, that Santa looks really cute, love it.. never heard of this Card drive before.. will go have a look xxx

Kris said...

So cute! TFS!

Kris in Alaska
funamom at yahoo dot com

KatKat said...

Thanks for sharing it!

Yainea said...

Wow! Your coloring is amazing!! Fabulous card :)

Lisa (lisascraps) said...

Wow so many prize sponsors for such a great cause.
Your card is great ~ Santa is too cute!

Disp6194 said...

This card is so super cute and your coloring is simply AMAZING!!

Lori K said...

Beautiful card. Your coloring is very very nice...I am a copic newbie and always like to look at everyong elses coloring. I also love the felt holly..

NatQuebec said...

lovely Santa :-)

Michelle said...

I love this so very much!!! your coloring is AMAZING!!!!

Maryu said...

This Santa brings a smile. What a wonderful, colorful card.

Lisa said...

Such a sweet Santa - Great card!

Lin said...

What a fun mix of papers, and I love that Santa!

Gail said...

That's great! And the holly leaves...felt? Fantastic!

Cher said...

oh I collect santas..so u KNOW I luv this one lol...great sentiment too

brenda said...

Fantastic card!

the reed family said...

What a cute card! Really like this.

Dana said...

Lovely card!!

Tanya said...

oh now this is adorable, love that Santa!

Jennifer Rzasa said...

So cute...I love the layers!

Terri (blindstamper) said...

The card (especially Santa) is adorable, and what a great cause.

Dotti said...

Wow....the coloring is amazing! Love that Santa

Jeanette Marchand said...

Cute and cheery card!

RiNNE said...

Wow, Amy!! I just love your card! It looks straight from a children's book -- you've colored him so well! And this image is the cutest Santa everrrrrr!! Funtabulous!!

Margie said...

Great card-beautiful coloring!

Stacie (craft-princess) said...

Love that vintage looking paper and the cute santa!

Flo - Sweetideas said...

You did a great job coloring this adorable Santa. I really like that nostalgia paper too.

Diana said...

Love your card, great coloring

Robin S. said...

Love your use of patterned paper!

Ashley Nguyen Newell said...

This is so cute! I love the papers!

lkdeli said...

This card is a true work of art!! Such talent! Thank you for listing all your supplies -even the copic colors. very helpful. Lovely!

Yizz said...

Amazing colouring, isnt he a happy chappie? Thanks for sharing

Rookie said...

Very cool card - love this happy Santa :)

Loving this inspirational hop and thoughtful drive.

Kim C said...

wow love the santa! Amazing coloring. love your card

Ruby Craft said...

Your Santa is wonderful, love your card design too! Great card!

BrendaB said...

Wow, what a fabulous card! I would frame this one and keep it on display each Christmas!

Debra said...

This is amazing...so fun and whimsical.

Steph B said...

That's a great card. Lots of detail and layers. Really professional looking. Love it.

jintyoo7 said...

How cute - love this traditional look :o)

Isha said...

Love your card and the coloring. TFS.

Melody said...

Very cute card and love that Santa.

Marsha said...

Fun card.

Sharon D from Canada said...

Cute card! Your colouring on that fun Santa is fantastic!

Kathy B said...

very cute!

pcm said...

cute santa - great coloring!

Carmen said...

Cute jolly fat guy! ;) Adorable card and a good cause!!

Larissa Heskett said...

THANKS for sharing!! LOVE the ISPIRATION and the chance to win!! Have a FABULOUS WEEK!! =)

Karen Diebolt said...

What a cute little santa card.

Vera W. Yates (Ling) said...

Eekkk... Amy, this card is super cute! Love that cute Santa. If I'm not on tight budget, I'd so get it now. Thanks again for participating 7 for being patient with me as I work through the glitch. :D

NE Brenda said...

Really cute snowman!

Angel said...

This is one fabulous card. It just stands out as spectacular.

Indy said...

Fantastic card.