Monday, December 8, 2014

TTT-Inspiration from something in your home

I want to  let you know about the newest Top Tip Tuesday ChallengeInspiration from something in your home.  I also want to introduce you to Scarey Santa, my inspiration:

He was named this by my children when they were small.  I have to admit Santa has lost a lot of his former glory.  He was stuck in an attic for many years but he lives with us all year round now.  He belonged to my parents and, well, lets just say he is older than I am and that definitely qualifies him for vintage, almost antique:).  I love him despite this because of the memories of Christmas past that he evokes, and they are all wonderful.  

This is the design I came up with to honor these memories:

Our Sponsor for this challenge is Fred She Said.   
I stopped by the website and saw some wonderful goodies.  They have not only digital images, but cut files and beautiful digital papers.  Take a look see for your self.  Better yet, enter the TTT Challenge for a chance to win a very generous $20 voucher!

My tip for this week is to always test older embossing powder before you put it on your project.  Apparently it can get old and this results in a less than desirable effect.  (Don't ask me how I know this.)

I hope you have a chance to join in the fun.  Thanks for stopping by!


Stamps: Anita's Stamps Christmas Holiday Pipe
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, VersaMark
Paper:  Michael's kraft cardstock, DCWV cardstock, Mohawk Color Copy
Diecuts:  Ranger Holiday Words Script, Penny Black poinsettia, Spellbinders circle
Accessories:  Stampendous Shabby White and Aged Gold Embossing Enamel, SU! glitter, Martha Stewart Stucco Paint, Winnie and Walter Creative Screenings Big Bang Circle, Copic Markers, Ranger Glossy Accents, SU! Dazzling Details gold glitz 


  1. Gorgeous card..................Oh dear old Santa he really does have a mischievous look on his face, lovely that he holds so many lovely Christmas memories for you :)

  2. A really lovely aperture card, I love the muted, vintage colours.

  3. Hmmmm, maybe scary Santa has had one too many glasses of sherry?! The Santa on your card looks very kind though and the vintage feel to the design is gorgeous :-)

    Hugs, Kat x

  4. A lovely vintage design, great colours. Elaine


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