Wednesday, 20 November 2013

Throwing in the Towel

With only five weeks to go until the big Winter Festival, preparations are in full swing across the realm. Knowing that we frequently have to clean muddied armour and soiled tunics from our crafty quests, Mr. Claus had contacted me for some tips as he needed to get his suit cleaned and repaired after his imprisonment last winter.   

I started this CAS card by stamping the bathtub image from the Unity “Pure Happiness” set (I wrote the "sc" for "Santa Claus" on the towel...the stamp doesn't actually have that on it). I then stamped the "Santa's Gear" image from Stamp-It Australia. Everything was coloured using my trusty Prismacolor pencils. 
I added some glitter to the “fuzzy” parts of Santa’s clothes as well as the soap in the bathtub, as I imagine that Santa would probably bathe in glitter. (If you click on the picture to make it BIGGER you can see the shiny glitter better). The sentiment I stamped using the Lawn Fawn “Smitty’s ABCs” set. After matting the image on some silver cardstock, I adhered it to the base using foam adhesive for some added dimension and +194 puffy exp points.  

On the inside I stamped the first sentiment using the Unity “Naughty is the New Nice” set and the Merry Christmas from the Echo Park “Holly Jolly Christmas” set. I then used the Santa from the Tim Holtz “Christmas Memories” set and lightly stamped him in the background. I wanted to keep it faint enough that you could write a message over top if needed.

The envelope was stamped with the snowflake from the Unity “winter joy.peace.love” itty bitty set.

This card will keep it clean in the following challenges:

After viewing the damage that the suit had taken during his time in captivity, I suggested that he perhaps think about investing in a new one. Sighing heavily, he agreed. I offered the help of the Guild Hall’s best seamstress, Milda, who was brilliant with a needle and thread and even better at stitching magic into the article. Mr. Claus was very appreciative as there were only five weeks until the big day. Hopefully it was enough time for Milda to construct him a new magical suit.

~ Guild Master Crystal ~

36 comments:

Vickie Y said...

Adorable image and card! Thank you for playing along with us at MFP Simple Salutations Challenge.

Hazel said...

Thanks for linking this adorable card for both CHNC challenges - I'm now trying to see where I can buy those stamps in the UK! x

Josephine said...

This is so sweet!

Thanks for joining us at One Stitch at a Time this week and good luck!

Céline said...

fun card
thanks for playing with us at crafty sentiments
hugs
céline

wannabcre8tive said...

Your card is just as cute as can be. I love it.

Kristii said...

What a fun card!! So festive and perfect in every way!!

Shell B. said...

Super cute card, wonderfully designed and works perfect for our challenge.....wonderful design!

Good to see you join us for the OSAAT Challenge, hope to you come back soon!
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Ingrid Mason said...

I'm so pleased the Santa was able to call on the best to help him recover from and prepare for his important date after his year in captivity and how royally Guildmaster Crystal have treated their most prestigious client. A sparkling, glittery bath with a luxurious monogrammed bath towel to snuggle into is so very restorative and wow, isn't Santa going to feel the bees knees as he circumnavigates the globe in his magical suit ....sewn so beautifully by your very own Milda. This CAS card is pure magic and your 'customer service' second to none. Good luck in our challenge this week. Ingrid xx ( OSAAT Team )

joetterer said...

I love the 2nd card saying...too funny

Ann Mcclenaghan said...

Oh this is too dang cute. Love your card and site. I bet y'all have a lotta fun!! Thanks for sharing. Hmm glitter soap. (-;

Meihsia Liu said...

This is so fun! It's so great to find out that Santa is on the inside page... LOL. Love your awesome card. The envelope is sweet! Thank you so much for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. :)

Gaylynn said...

Oh how FUN this is. So creative and unique. :)

Ruby said...

This card made me smile on this dreary day. It is so cute. I love the stamps that you used.

MagsB said...

What a fab, fun image! I love the 'sc' added to the towel! Thanks for joining in at Dream Valley!

love Mags B x

Tracy said...

Sooooo much fun and totally adoreable!!
Hugs
Tracy
xoxox

Kris B said...

LOL! I love what you did with the bathtub image! Such a fun and unique Christmas card!

Scrapper Myra said...

Very funny... :)

Margaret said...

Such a cute image. Thanks for joining us at OSAAT this week. Good luck. Maggie - DT

Rachel W K said...

love this creative card. so cute ;)
-Rachel w k
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Mari Kocjancic said...

I love the card with the tub. So creative and funny. Have a great weekend :)

Cynthia said...

Fun design, Crystal!

Miwa said...

What a fun, playful card! Love it!

Angeline Choo said...

Oh such a fun fun card!! LOve the design

Kary said...

So very cute!! Makes me smile - Love it!!

Erin Stephenson said...

Adorable card. Nicely colored. Thanks for playing at OSAAT. Good luck and hope to see you next challenge.

Nicole N. (Nicole's Craft Nook) said...

Love your pairing of these 2 stamp sets!! It's fabulous and so much fun!! The glitter is awesome and I have clicked the pics and seen the close ups!! Well done with the bubbles!! :) :) Thank you for joining us @ Crafty Sentiments “Christmas” challenge!!
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Christine - Cndn Stamper said...

Okay the outside was cute but the inside of your card just totally nails it! So funny! Wishing you the best of luck on your entry for MFP's Simple Salutations this week.

Julie Odil said...

This is such fun! I love how you combined stamp sets and put Santa in that tub of glittery bubbles. And he even has his own towel when he's ready to get out. This is wonderful!

Jennifer said...

Fabulous card you have created. I love your use of the 2 stamps, ands the little SC on the towel.

Thank you for joining in the fun at Penny's Paper Crafty Challenge, and good luck in the draw.

Hugs,
Jennifer. x

fiona walker said...

A great fun card thankyou for joining us at our challenge at craftitude this fortnight good luck fiona dt. x

Paper Panda said...

Fab card, love the image! Thanks for sharing with us at Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge.
Mandy x (PPCC DT)

rachel said...

Great card and image - love your design! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Crafty Sentiments and good luck! Rachel x

JPScraps said...

This card is way too cute!! I LOVE it!

Michelle said...

What a cute card!

steph said...

This is so cute! Thanks for joining us at Simple Salutations this week.

Bonnie Irvine said...

Thank goodness for Milda or who knows what Santa would have worn. I have many visuals going on in my head right now. Delightful card. I love the combination of stamps and sentiments...really fun and creative. Thanks for joining our Anything Goes/Falling Leaves challenge at Craftitude this fortnight. I hope you join us again soon.

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