Monday, 30 November 2015

Santa Claus Is Comming To Town

Morning all still very blustery here, not going out today.

A New challenge starts today at Crafty Cardmakers and More, the Theme is The Night Before Christmas.
We would like to see your creations that Depict one of the verses below.

Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house
Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse.
The stockings were hung by the chimney with care,
In hopes that St Nicholas soon would be there.

The children were nestled all snug in their beds,
While visions of sugar-plums danced in their heads.
And mamma in her ‘kerchief, and I in my cap,
Had just settled our brains for a long winter’s nap.

When out on the lawn there arose such a clatter,
I sprang from the bed to see what was the matter.
Away to the window I flew like a flash,
Tore open the shutters and threw up the sash.

The moon on the breast of the new-fallen snow
Gave the lustre of mid-day to objects below.
When, what to my wondering eyes should appear,
But a miniature sleigh, and eight tinny reindeer.

With a little old driver, so lively and quick,
I knew in a moment it must be St Nick.
More rapid than eagles his coursers they came,
And he whistled, and shouted, and called them by name!

"Now Dasher! now, Dancer! now, Prancer and Vixen!
On, Comet! On, Cupid! on, on Donner and Blitzen!
To the top of the porch! to the top of the wall!
Now dash away! Dash away! Dash away all!"

As dry leaves that before the wild hurricane fly,
When they meet with an obstacle, mount to the sky.
So up to the house-top the coursers they flew,
With the sleigh full of Toys, and St Nicholas too.

And then, in a twinkling, I heard on the roof
The prancing and pawing of each little hoof.
As I drew in my head, and was turning around,
Down the chimney St Nicholas came with a bound.

He was dressed all in fur, from his head to his foot,
And his clothes were all tarnished with ashes and soot.
A bundle of Toys he had flung on his back,
And he looked like a peddler, just opening his pack.

His eyes-how they twinkled! his dimples how merry!
His cheeks were like roses, his nose like a cherry!
His droll little mouth was drawn up like a bow,
And the beard of his chin was as white as the snow.

The stump of a pipe he held tight in his teeth,
And the smoke it encircled his head like a wreath.
He had a broad face and a little round belly,
That shook when he laughed, like a bowlful of jelly!

He was chubby and plump, a right jolly old elf,
And I laughed when I saw him, in spite of myself!
A wink of his eye and a twist of his head,
Soon gave me to know I had nothing to dread.

He spoke not a word, but went straight to his work,
And filled all the stockings, then turned with a jerk.
And laying his finger aside of his nose,
And giving a nod, up the chimney he rose!

He sprang to his sleigh, to his team gave a whistle,
And away they all flew like the down of a thistle.
But I heard him exclaim, ‘ere he drove out of sight,
"Happy Christmas to all, and to all a good-night!"

I have used one of the gorgeous Create a Card die's, I have used white centura pearl card for the base and dark blue card and snowy acetate behind the image and a sentiment. I have used the seventh verse.

The Challenges I would like to enter my card into are:-

Aud Sentiment Challenge - Anything Goes With A Sentiment.
Crafting With Attitude - Anything Goes.
Crafty Girls Creations - Anything Goes.
Crafting With Friends - Anything Goes.
Creative Fingers Challenge - Always Anything Goes.
Simply Create Too - Snow use mostly white.
Simply Papercraft - Always Anything Goes.
Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge - Use Dies or Punches.

Thank you for stopping by and leaving lovely comments, I must say hello to my new followers thank you for joining my crafty journey.



  1. Wow this is so beautiful Julie the die cuts and embossing look amazing I love it
    lorraine x

  2. Beautiful card, also love your fun signature

  3. This is stunning Julie, what a great design!
    Hugs Jacee
    Simply Paper Card Design

  4. Wow Julie what an absolutely gorgeous card I love it!!
    Kevin xx

  5. Stunning card Julie. Love the die cuts.

  6. Love the scene you have created. A gorgeous card. Hugs, Carol S.xx

  7. A stunning card Julie, so elegant.

  8. Lovely card, thanks for sharing with Simply Papercrafts!

  9. Simply AWESOME. Love the die you used.

  10. A beautiful Christmas card Julie. The die looks fabulous xx

  11. Just gorgeous Julie!! I love the scene you have put together here, so perfect for that portion of the poem! A beautiful wintery Christmas card! hugs :)

  12. What a beautiful card!! Thanks for joining us at “Simply Create Too”, hope to see you next time again.

    DT-Member SCT