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Wednesday, April 18, 2018

A Dude's Christmas...

This Santa is by the artist Elizabeth O. Dulemba - a freebie from her website called Coloring Page Tuesdays.  Ms. Dulemba is a very accomplished author and illustrator of Children's books and she has a wonderful archive of images that she offers free as "coloring pages".  Many of them include the subject reading or in a setting with books.  She is very talented and I encourage you to check out her free images!
I colored the image with Blue-Violet Copics.  I think because of the shine on the card base, I did not seem to get the same color reflected on any of the three shots.  The closest colors to reality are in the photo below - right.
The base card is a re-cycled slide mechanism from a card I made ages ago and did not like the final results.  I have no idea of the source for them.  I think the lack of frou-frou, the colors and the use of a mechanical interaction make this card Dude friendly!

BV01, 02, 04
C00, 1, 3
N0, 1, 3
W00, 1
E000, 00, 01
Santa was fussy-cut, embossed from the back to round the image and mounted on foam tape.  Papers are re-cycled from scraps. 

Create wildly and color with abandon!

Fussy & Fancy L:10  #209 – Add a Sentiment
52 Christmas Throwdown L:10 – Color: use purple Honorable Mention
Crafting From the Heart - #202 ATG Always
Rubbernecker Stamps - #31 – Recycle [base card]
Addicted to Stamps & More - #288 – Holiday
Shopping our Stash L:13 – SOS #350 – Male theme
Crafty Sentiments – Only for the Boys
Tuesday Throwdown #388 – Glimmer & Shine [Shiny gold framework]
Incy Wincy Designs – ATG/ Twist add spots or dots
Crafty Hazelnut's DP Challenge – Always ATG + DP


  1. Fab Christmas card!
    Thanks for joining the SHOPPING OUR STASH crew this week for our "Yo Dude" challenge!!

  2. Sweet Santa. I love all of the paper piecing and colors. Very monochromatic. Love it.

  3. He's too cute! Love the color combo and interactive aspect. So happy you played along on this week's Tuesday Throwdown challenge.

  4. What a fabulous male Christmas card this super cute image!! Thank you for sharing with us at Fussy and Fancy "Add a Sentiment"...good luck!
    Take care,

  5. Love the non-traditional Santa color. Thank you for sharing your creation with us @ Incy Wincy Designs Anything Goes With a Twist. Good luck!-Maria Giselle B.

  6. Cute holiday card, thanks for sharing with Crafting from the Heart!

  7. Fantastic card, Ginny! Great idea for recycling the card base. Love the color scheme you've chosen (and is that paper piecing on the hat?). Your image coloring is perfection, as always. When you look at the image's face, does it remind you of anyone? It seems to me it's a Liberace Santa!

  8. So cute, Ginny! Love the non-traditional colors of your card! Thanks for playing along with our "Holiday" challenge them at Addicted to Stamps and More! Good luck! Cathy

  9. A really fun and happy card, beautifully coloured and made. Thanks for joining in at 52CCT

  10. Fabulous card thank you for sharing it with us at Crafty Sentiments Designs.
    Marja DT.

  11. what a cute card! thanks for SHOPPING YOUR (guy card) STASH with us this week!


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