Thursday, September 29, 2011

Monkey 75


Happy Thursday, peeps!  I am squeezing in this Christmas card for the A La Card Monkey challenge 75, which is another Christmas sketch:

Monkey75 Christmas-001 (1)

I had some vintage Christmas images from Artistic Outpost just itching to be inked up, so here we go:


This is a really big card, 8x5” but my tag was so large I needed that size to fit it!  That gave me the chance to also use some new vintage MME Lost & Found Christmas paper….mmmm, it is yummy!  Santa is stamped in Memento and colored with Copics….trying to improve my skills!  I masked him and wheeled the background with SU’s Music Notes wheel.  In retrospect, I think Santa would have looked better had I stamped him in brown ink, but he’s going out in black for right now!


I resisted the urge to add glitter, because this will probably be my dad’s Christmas card!  Next time I’ll do that!  I added some beautiful SU ribbon trims:  Velveteen, Quilted and Polka Dot, and added a little mini bell to the button as well!  TFL!

Wee Details:

  • Stamps: Music Notes wheel,  Artistic Outpost
  • Paper:  Naturals Ivory, Bravo Burgundy, Very Vanilla, Lost & Found Christmas DP, MME
  • Ink:  Memento Black, Crumb Cake, Soft Suede
  • Acc:  Quilted Ribbon, Velveteen Ribbon, Polka Dot Scalloped Ribbon, MS Snowflake Border Punch, Corner Rounder, Button, Mini Jingle Bell, Copics, Daubers



  1. That is some yummy paper. Love the card.

  2. Wow, this is a great card. I love that paper, it is so vintage! Just beautiful!

  3. Oh my! I love this card. You did an awesome job. makes me think I'm a kid again at Grammy's house in PA!

  4. Omg she's just so darling, and she's growing like a weed!!!

  5. Beautiful, LeAnne! I love the Santa tag! The paper is just gorgeous...a vintage delight!

  6. Great card, and I like Santa stamped in black. It reminds me that vintage items were modern once. (like me.)

  7. So, so pretty, LeAnne! LOVE vintage Santa & the combo of awesome papers, so cute! And so good of you to spare your Dad the glitter! ;D Glad you liked the package, I really hope you can use those things! :) Have a great weekend:) **hugs**

  8. Gorgeous LeAnne! Don't you just love copics! That paper IS yummy...I want some. Great card!

  9. Extrem schön! Die Karte gefällt mir sehr gut!
    Danke für`s mitspielen bei den Monkeys!
    Liebe Grüße Ulrike

  10. Love your card! It's so vintage!

  11. OMGosh....I love this paper!! The santa is perfect! Your Dad is going to love it! Lots of Hugs and Hellos to Cassidy.

  12. Beautiful card and tag. Your little one is precious too! Is this Santa from SU?

  13. Hi Debbie, this Santa is from Artistic Outpost...not sure if they are still in business or not! This is from 2011, so it's been a while!


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