Friday, 25 June 2010

Challenge 24 ... Father Christmas

Did you know it's only 182 sleeps until 
"Shhhhh ... You Know Who" comes to visit?"
That makes us doubly glad we started our Bah! Humbug! Challenges in January because it's meant we've had the option of applying plenty of T.L.C. to the hand crafted luvverlies intended for those special people in our lives, rather than having to settle for a Bish ... Bash ... Bosh creation.  
Not that there's anything wrong with Bish ... Bash ... Bosh if that's what you like to do of course.
Talking of "Shhhhh ... You Know Who ..." brings us nicely into this week's challenge which is to create something involving
Father Christmas/Santa
You may indulge in whatever you choose when deciding how to portray the Great Man Himself.
If you lean towards a traditional, full robed vintage version with a flowing beard and lots of embellishments then that would be wonderful but if you prefer a more modern, quirky, cheeky-faced kind've chap to grace your cards, then go ahead.  We are always delighted to see the huge variation in styles of creation each week and we learn so much from our participants.  You are such a talented bunch.
Sadly this is the last week for our Guest Designer Claire.  Every week Claire has stunned us with her talent and this week is no exception.  Check out her vintage Father Christmas card.  It's just awesome.
Thank you for all you have done Claire and I hope you'll continue to join in our challenges so that we can continue to admire your Christmas creations.

Card and matching gift tag.

The deadline for this challenge is

12 noon (UK time)
Thursday 1st July 2010

You are free to create whatever you like ... it doesn't have to be a card ... in fact, show us as many different projects as you want to share.
Just remember ... have fun and don't forget to leave us a direct link to your project in our comment box so we can come and admire your creativity. 
If you don't know how to leave a direct link then don't worry we will find you.  
We prefer everyone to leave comments rather than have a Linky gadget on our challenge.  It's so much nicer to get to know people and become friends as the weeks go by.

Ann, Irene, Max


  1. OOOH Lotsa fun with Santa! Love this challenge and the DT creations are FAB! xxF

  2. Fabulous DT work as always, Santa Claus this week right got a few of them I think.

  3. Awesome DT cards! I really must join in this one Ive gone all goosebumpy thinking of the magic he brings each year :0)

  4. Good to be back in blogland! here is my card for this weeks challenge:

    Tess x

  5. Love the challenge this week - ho, ho, ho!! Gorgeous DT cards too.

    Wedgie xxx

  6. How quickly these great challenges come around? For this weeks challange I have made a Vintage Christmas card and here it is.


  7. I liked this challenge very much, thank you!
    Love as always Gina x x x
    my card

  8. Thanks so much for another lovely challenge.  You can find my card HERE

  9. Here is a card I had made using an image and making it vintage. Hope you enjoy my card

  10. Great Challenge! You can find my card HERE

  11. Beautiful cards from the DT! Here is my card:


  12. Lovely subject! My card is here

    Janet xx

  13. Wow, what a fun challenge, here is my entry for this week.http//

  14. Fab cards by the DT as usual. There are some great entries so far, I will catch up with my commentst later. here's my card

  15. Great Challenge - Father Christmas is great!! You can find my card here hugs :o) xx Lynne xx

  16. Hi LAdie's

    Fabby makes as ever......
    HERE is mine!

    Susie xx

  17. My first challenge with you. Some great cards. Kathleen x

  18. If I had the time I could have done several for this weeks challenge but will have to content myself with the one, great cards team you have done us proud again.

    My card is Here

    Hope you like it!
    Jenny xx

  19. You have really inspired me to come out of my box, never dreamed I could come up with so many different Christmas cards. Great Fun!
    Here's my card

  20. Hi ladies,
    Beautiful work from the DT !
    my card is Here
    susan x

  21. Hi Ladies,

    Great DT cards, you can find mine here

    Pat P xx

  22. Great DT cards!! Here's my link:

  23. Half the year gone 'til Christmas, unbelievable! At least I'll be ready with cards, LOL HERE is my card for this week. xxD

  24. I missed the challenge because I just now discovered you. I am now a follower so I'll be lurking around. Glad I found you.


  25. Another fab. theme and fab. DT cards. Cannot believe it is July already. July seems to be assoc. with Christmas for some reason? officially known as Christmas in July. Anyway enough waffling from me.
    My card can be found
    Carole x

  26. Sorry I missed the challenge last week girls but had great fun joining in this one. You will find my card here.

  27. I think I'm too late but hey.
    My card is here
    Hugs Sharon

  28. Late sorry ladies but hope you like him
    Thanks for looking Love Cynthia x