Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Merry Christmas To All And To All...

Greetings from my wee farm.  First let me say thank you to all those who are followers and those who visit now and then.  I love your comments!  We all need love and encouragement and we never get too old for a big hug!

So many of you have expressed sorrow for our rooster's untimely demise.  I need to tell you that Jack was the rooster from hell.  The last time Jack attacked me he was quite vicious and it took Art three good kicks to get him off me.  The last kick hit solid and Jack went flying  through the air tail feathers just a flying.  That dag gone rooster will not be attacking me again!!!

This is my last make for the year.  I am quite fond of the card in that I did some experimenting with different kinds of embossing powders.  Then I tried to antique a metal snow flake and messed around with that for a while.  You should see my hands! 

I love this hobby and the friends I have made.  Y'all always knock my socks off with your creativity.
I wish I could send this card to everyone one of you!


 I am entering my Christmas card in the challenge over at Our Creative Corner.  See y'all there!





Merry Christmas to All and to All a Good Night!

Sandy

80 comments:

Christina C. said...

Well Miss Sandy, you did send this beautiful card to all of us....via your blog!!! I totally agree, my blogging friends are the BEST!!!! Where else can you always get lovely words of encouragement???? I truly love your vintage creation.
Wishing you a Merry Christmas with your wonderful family!

cathylynn said...

Merry Christmas Sandy! This card is phenomenal! I totally love it! Fabulous stamps and love the embossing
too. You did an outstanding job dear friend.
Hugs, Cathy

Boo said...

Sandy, your card is beautiful. That is a great stamp. I love the way you did the snow background. I'm surprised you could type with all the stuff you probably have on your fingers.

I got a baby chick at a fair when I was a kid. It grew up to be mean and pecked me in the butt...my dad was not happy and that was the end of that chicken. I'm betting he was probably a rooster. I wonder now why they let me have him. I loved in the middle of a large city. ;). Merry Christmas.

Leikkaan Mervi said...

hi Sandy,
gorgeoous Santa card!
Merry Christmas hugs;-))m

stampingwithpeggie.blogspot.com said...

Fabulous card. Merry Christmas to you!

Kelly Neis said...

You always surprise me with a new style! I love this one, the complimentary brown and black with the embossing, wow! I love the image!!! and the whole thing just flows beautifully, love the card!!
Naughty Rooster!!
Merry Christmas!
Hugs and love,
Kelly

cuilliesocks said...

Hello Sandy, what a truly gorgeous card, I love the stamp and the fabulous vintage look.
It's starting to snow as I type this, ad so dark it's ony 2.30 in the afternoon, a day for indoors and crafting, big hugs, Kate X

chrissies said...

A very beautiful card.

Enjoy your Christmas

Love Chrissie x

Lisa M said...

Well there you are finishing out the year with a BANG!! This style is superbly vintage and the neutral colors for the challenge are perfection. Your use of the different powders look like you had a blast!! I wait with baited breath and anticipation as to how you're going to bring in the new year Sandy!!
Biggest of hugs and a Very Merry and Blessed Christmas to you and yours.
Lisa x

Sandra (Stamping For Pleasure) said...

Afternoon Sandy . . . WOW - what a wonderful selection of Christmas cards I see before me. Love EVERY one of them.

Naughty rooster. They can be quite vicious I understand. Not like the girls, they are just plain fun!

A VERY Merry Christmas to you and yours.

Hugs
Sarn xxx

lynnesbowsandbelles said...

Such a naughty rooster!!!!
This card is so beautiful, gorgeous vintage style to it.
What a fabulous way to end your creative year.
Sandy, wishing you and yours a wonderful Christmas.
Festive Wishes
Lynne

Carla S. said...

Gorgeous Christmas card, Sandy! Love the Santa image and the embossing! Very festive design! Merry Christmas to you!

Valerie-Jael said...

The card is gorgeous, but perhaps you could take a picture of your hands! Happy Christmas to you, too! Hugs, Valerie

May said...

Thank you for this Beautiful card...Gorgeous work ... the image is Beautiful I adore the fantastic frame too...Merry Christmas Sandy & family & A blessed 2014 to you all.....Hugs May x x x

KarinsArtScrap said...

this is beautiful Sandy.

gr karin

Christine Harrop said...

Sorry but I'm chuckling about your rooster from Hell! At least he won't be attacking you or anybody else again. Gorgeous card. Hugs Christine xx

Redanne said...

Sandy, your card is gorgeous, I love that you experimented, it looks beautiful and I love the image of Santa, just like a proper Santa should look like! I take back what I said earlier about the Rooster, it would be terrible if had attacked one of the children. Have a wonderful Christmas my lovely friend! Big hugs, Anne x

Pam Sparks said...

Gorgeous Sandy! I have this stamp too! yay! Fabulous embossing powder techniquing! new word… hehe I love die cuts heat embossed… so pretty! Glad the naughty rooster is no more. What a meanie!!!! Take care and Merry, MERRY Christmas to you and yours!!! <3

cotnob said...

This is a gorgeous card Sandy, I love your background and fabulous vintage Santa image.
Wishing you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy and Healthy New Year.
Pauline
x

Netty said...

Hi Sandy, Happy Christmas to you and your family. Jack, the rooster from hell has gone to a far better place, an oven......Love your beautiful Christmas card, the embossed backing makes the whole card so delicious. Hugs and Love Annette x

Scrap Affair said...

Merry Christmas Dear sweet Sandy!
Love your Vintagy Christmas card!Such sweet, good image. Reminds me of an olden days. Wish you and your all the best!
Hugs,
Nadia

Julie Ann Lee said...

Fabulous card, Sandy, my dear friend! The image is gorgeous and the effects of the embossing are divine. How could that mean rooster have attacked a lovely lady like yourself? There's no justice in this world! Now, as 2013 draws to a close, I just wanted to say how much it has meant to me to have met all you and all the lovely blogging crafters! Your encouragement has so often 'made my day'. I value you and the other wonderful ladies I have met beyond telling. Happy Christmas and a Creative New Year! Hugs Julie Ann xx

Cat's sCrap said...

What a fantastic vintage Christmas Card ! The inside is also magnificent as the outside. Great job ! Bravo !

Hugs from France.
Catherine.

ann @ studiohyde said...

It's lovely to see your creative work. Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to you too Sandy.

Sally H said...

A gorgeous card, Sandy! I had a little chuckle about your rooster. We had two grey geese who used to come and knock at the back door with the beaks. They were vicious too! It was always a race whether I would manage to get out the back door and on my bike before they spotted me. They even took on the dog a couple of times!

Astrid Maclean said...

A stunning card Sandy and oh how I love that stamp and you stamped it so beautifully!! The embossing looks wonderful too!
Have the most wonderful peaceful and joyful Christmas and thank you for all the lovely comments you have left me. Your work always gives me joy and your rooster story brought a big smile to my face!

Astrid Maclean said...

Oh I should have said still, - thank you for adding it to our challenge over at Our Creative Corner!

Sandra said...

Wow Sandy! What a pretty card! You should be fond of this card for sure! Love the embossing!
So sorry to hear that Jack was that vicious! Well he can't attack you anymore! Wishing you and yours a wonderful Christmas and the best for 2014! Hugs, Sandra

Linda Palmer said...

Beautiful card, all of your work is awesome. I'm glad that mean rooster is dead and gone so he can't attack you again. Good for Art. I hope you, Art and your family have an awesome Christmas.

scrappymo! said...

What a gorgeous image and you have showcased him beautifully! Loving all the frantage too!

I think roosters can get carried away with being the Big Cheese and can get a little dangerous!

Mrs.B said...

HI Sandy, This is a beautiful card, love that Santa image, and Thanks you for sharing it with us.
Sounds like your rooster got what he deserved, hope you made good use of him!
I hope you and all your family have a wonderful Christmas and look forward to seeing lots more wonderful makes in the New Year
Crafty Hugs, Avril xx

MRS DUCK said...

Hi Sandy
What a fabulous card. Just stunning!
Sorry Jack had to go that way but you don't need a psychotic rooster on your case.
Have a wonderful Christmas and happy New Year Sandy. Hope that Jack isn't on the menu lol !
Best wishes.
Ang x

toni said...

A truly fabulous card Sandy, love your snowflake and embossing, poor old Jack! Thank you Sandy for all the lovely comments you've been leaving me I'm sorry I don't get as much visiting in but your comments always make me smile and are very much appreciated! Have a wonderful Christmas and a very Happy New Year
Best wishes Toni xxx

EnblogSail said...

I think Jack your rooster was going thru menopause n so forgive him for being nasty. Hahaha! As for the lovely card, I love your embossing, what powder did u use? Great effect:)
Caryl

EnblogSail said...

I think Jack your rooster was going thru menopause n so forgive him for being nasty. Hahaha! As for the lovely card, I love your embossing, what powder did u use? Great effect:)
Caryl

MaryH said...

I KNEW there hadda be a good rooster story coming!Mean ole thing got what he deserved! Gone to the Big Chicken Coop in the sky. TFS - This is a lovely card, and very Victorian looking with the image you selected. Your treatment of it was so pretty...Your EP experiments were wonderfully effective. Great looking snowflake too. Merry Christmas & Hugs...from sunny So. Fla.

Craftin Suzie (Susan Flynn) said...

You did make me smile with your tale of the rooster Sandy I can see him flying through the air now! What a fabulous card I love that image of Santa very traditional! I hope you and your family have a lovely time Sandy and all my best wishes for 2014! Susan x

Brenda Brown said...

A gorgeous card Sandy, lovely image and colour palette and I love the textured edges.
Wishing you and yours a wonderful Christmas and a happy, healthy 2014.
hugs {brenda} x0x

Stamps and Paper said...

Hi Sandy....what a beautiful card and such a stunning image...love the colours...have a lovely Christmas...

Anne

Reusing with Quilling said...

Wishing you too a very Happy Chritmass !! I loved the vintage Christmass card...

Stamping With Bibiana said...

hey sandy beautiful card and I wish you amvery merry christmas, see you next year then hugs from california bibiana

Patricia St Martin said...

Sandy,Gorgeous card.It has been a pleasure coming by thought out the year and seeing all your beautiful creations so with that I wanting to Wish you and your family a Merry Christmas and a Fantastic New Year.
hugs, Patricia

jimlynn said...

Sandy, I became a follower of your blog earlier today but after getting your message, just had to come back and see what the deal was with Jack the rooster!!! OMGoodness!!! Not fun at all to be attacked by one of the feathered friends! He really did sound like the rooster from hell! I think his "flying through the air" was probably a good thing!

Love this card!! The frame around dear old Santa is just marvelous and love the vintage feel to this gorgeous card! So lovely.

Hope you have a wonderful Christmas and I'll be back around to see more of your creations now.

Lynn

Charlene said...

Your tooooo funny Sandy!!! I love the embossing on your card and the image! A very Merry Christmas to you and your family!! Hugs!

Anita Houston said...

Hi Sandy! It's been a while since I've visited. What a gorgeous card! Love that vintage Santa!

Karin said...

Hi Sandy.
Happy holidays!
and thanks for all the
nice comments on my blog!
Have a great weekend!
Groetjes Karin x

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Beautiful card, love the embossing and image. A Merry Christmas to you and Happy New Year ! Thanks for all your kind visits & comments at my blog :) Shirleyxx

butterfly said...

Oh well, if Jack was so evil, then I'll stop feeling sad for him - just happy for you!!

And what a delight of a card... the vintage image is just gorgeous, and the textures from the embossing look brilliant. Fabulous framing too with those vintage buttons and the metal snowflake - messy hands are a sign of great creativity in action!!

Thank you so much for playing along with us at Our Creative Corner with this beauty, and I hope you and your whole family have a peaceful and joyous festive season.
Alison xx

Sue B said...

Ooh this is gorgeous Sandy! what a fab vintage image and sentiment! I love the antique metal look and the embossing!! :-)
Hope you're having a lovely weekend!
Hugs Sue xx

Mrs A. said...

This is a lovely vintage card. I love the image and it has reached all of us via your blog. Feel bad you went and bought a digi but hope you'll like using it. Hugs Mrs A.

koala said...

Hello Sandy and Happy Merry Christmas to YOU,too !!!
This is gorgeous card !!! I love the stamps images, colors, and background inking technique also !!!
Please take care and enjoy your HAPPY HOLIDAYS !!! (^.^)/"""

Buttons said...

Oh Sandy I adore the way you've created some real magic here with those embossing powders. The mixed metallics really work beautifully. Thanks for joining us at Our Creative Corner. Jenny x

Pat said...

Beautiful card Sandy with a gorgeous Christmas image. Hope you and your family have a wonderful Christmas.

Pat xx

Marilyn said...

Oh, I do love the nostalgic, vintage look of this card! I think I actually have this stamp but never really knew what to do with it because it needs a certain 'look' and holy cow... you really 'nailed' it. It looks great and I love those little splats!

Marilyn said...

Oh yes... I also meant to talk about that 'dad-blamed' rooster, Jack! I did try to leave a comment a few days ago but something happened (??) and I didn't think it saved so now I'm back.
So.. did Jack meet his demise at the foot of Art? hahahhaha.... I thought he'd been eaten by a fox but nope, sounds like maybe the flight killed him. I don't like chickens, and roosters included... hated those things since I was a kid and had to gather eggs.

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Just coming around to wish you and yours a Merry Christmas and a blessed year 2014.

Stamping With Bibiana said...

it's me again...
Just popping by to say Merry Christmas! I wish you lots of peace, love and happiness in company of all your family!
Thinking on all my blog friends like YOU on this day! Yours Bibiana

Sylvia said...

I wish you a Merry Christmas sweet Sandy for you and your family. May your Christmas day will be as special as your are.
And lets not forgot your christmascard, it is beautiful.
Hugs Sylvia

Terry said...

Sandy, this is a gorgeous Christmas card! Love that Santa image! Merry Christmas! Hugs!

Annie said...

Sandy, your card is a beauty! I see this stamp used often, but not often as beautifully as you have created with it. Merry Christmas!

die amelie said...

An adorable make!
Hope you had a wonderful X-mas and enjoy the holidays!
Thank you for sharing this lovely make with us at OurCreativeCorner!

Claudia x

Kjersti said...

Your christmas card is beautiful Sandy!
Wish you a wonderful Christmas time and a Happy New Year!
Hugs Kjersti:)

Laurart said...

Beautiful card Sandy! I love how festive it looks! Thanks for sharing with us at Our Creative Corner - We'll have to catch up in the New year - I'll send you an email soon! Love from Laura xxx

froebelsternchen Susi said...

fabulous !

Happy New Year Sandy!

xoxoxo
Susi

Alie Hoogenboezem-de Vries said...

I'm late but not too late Sandy, to tell you that your Christmas card looks great...
And I want to thank you for all your kind comments in 2013...and I really want to wish you lots of love, health, creativity and memorable moments in 2014 Sandy.
Kind regards, Alie

Redanne said...

Just came back because I neglected to say thanks so much for joining us at Our Creative Corner this month Sandy and to wish you a very Happy New Year! Big hugs, Anne xx

Annie Claxton said...

Beautiful beautiful card Sandy - and I really enjoyed hearing how you were saved from the rooster! Thanks for sharing your creativity and always leaving lovely comments - wishing a healthy and happy 2014 to you and yours. Annie :o)xxx

Patricia Garcia said...

Oh sweet pretty Sandy you are so funny with the rooster theme, I was one that said I was sorry about your loss lol, and here you are telling us the real side of Jack! Beautiful card, Love the Santa image!! Take care!

Hugs,
Patricia

Craftychris said...

ooh what a wonderful card! It was worth getting your hands mucky for! Thank you for all your comments - its such a boost to receive them and I am so grateful! I hope your Christmas was fab and have a happy New year! xx

Meihsia Liu said...

This card is wonderful, Sandy. Thank you for sharing and wish you a happy new year. :)

Anne Temple said...

This is gorgeous!! Loved looking at your blog and became a follower. Those dictionary pages are fabulous!! Thanks for leaving such a nice comment on my blog as well.

Lori said...

Oh, I totally understand about the rooster. My grandma had a mean one and he scared me to death! Your card is beautiful - love the experimental embossing! Happy New Year!

Annmaree of Oz said...

Beautiful Christmas card, love the image!

I hope you had a wonderful Christmas, and will have a Happy New Year!

sara j said...

Thanks so much for visiting the Fun Room and leaving such nice comments Sandy. Always fun to have new visitors! Best wishes for a Happy New Year!!

Kate said...

Gorgeously vintage! I love the image and frame! Have a great weekend.
Kate

Lisa M said...

HAPPY NEW YEAR and HUGS TO YOU!!!!
Just stopping by my favorite stomping grounds and checking in. :)
Me x

Dorothy Donna Parker said...

I'm still chuckling my head off over your rooster adventure! You are one crazy lady. I haven't been here for so long I'm ashamed of myself - however, life just seems to get in the way - in a good way though! LOVE your beautiful Christmas card. Looks like you had a lot of fun making it. Here's to 2014 - may she bring you everything you need and all you long for. Also hoping she will be a kind and gentle year for all of us. Take care my dear friend. Huge hugs, Donna

cheryl Baker said...

Hi sugar plum just wanted to pop by too wish you a very happy new year hugs cheryl xx

Chris said...

Hi Sandy! Hope you had a good Christmas and wishing you a very happy new year sweetie pie! Sorry to hear the rooster is gone but if he was hurting you that's not on!

I love your card that's one of my favourite Christmas images too. Your experiments are gorgeous the embossing looks so pretty. Hope the weather is being kind to you. Chris.

Marjie Kemper said...

Happy New Year, Sandy!