Monday, 28 September 2009

Sarah Kay Christmas card - Simon Says Stamp challenge

Morning! Gosh it feels like an age since I posted a card I've been so used to posting a lot of work lately! I got this gorgeous Sarah Kay stamp with some of my birthday money but only just got round to using it. I love Sarah Kay, it reminds me of my childhood. Can you remember the Sarah Kay stickers you could collect in late 70's early 80's?? I had loads of them all round my bedroom mirror, I loved the clothes they were wearing so much...still do actually, don't you just love the huge hat she has!?!? I was initially making this card just because I wanted to use my new stamp and then remembered the Simon Says Stamp challenge was to use stitching, so I added some in two of the corners to qualify! Excuse my awful hand stitching, any of you ladies who have sewing machines I'd love to know what sort - ie: one of those mini ones or full size - as I'd love to do more of it but it is such a chore by hand!

I've coloured her with copics and added a few gold details with a gold gel pen, distressed the edges with antique linen and then added clear stickles over the top. For the red matting I used some gemstones cardstock, it is pearlised - perfect for Christmas cards!
I was trying to decide which sentiment to cut out of my K&Co paper and "believe" just jumped out at me.....she is posting a letter to Father Christmas I've decided! Oh I love Christmas so much and I ended up singing Christmas songs while I made this (oh dear) and the "believe" just reminded me of Miracle on 42nd Street - I love that film LOL!

I''ve added a couple of poinsettias from prima, the roses I have edged with gold luster rub on.
The gorgeous ribbon holding the sleigh charm is from around the neck of the prima bubble the flowers are in! The charm was silver but I've coloured it with my copics.
Thanks for looking! x
Image: Sarah Kay coloured with copicsPaper: K & Co
Flowers & ribbon: Prima red Christmas bubble
Charm: Hobby House
Gems: from stash
Other tools: Tim Holtz distress ink in antique linen, gold gel pen, clear stickles


Suzie said...

This is gorgeous, I love Sarah Kay and like you I did as a child, we are showing our age now aren't we .. lol! Suzie xxx

Timcsoca said...

Beautiful card! I adore all of his details!

Thanks for joining the Simon Says Challenge!:)

Tímea and DT

Lilacanglia said...

Beautiful colours,

jojo79 said...

Beautiful card as always. I love these Sarah Kay images, when I was a little girl I had Sarah Kay wallpaper, so they bring back happy memories.


Mina said...

fabulous card Jane, love the vintage feel of it... love the Sarah Kay image but dont you think the hat would be heavy for that little head lol

Kim Piggott said...

Wow Jane this is super stunning!
I so love this image definitely on my wish list!
Your colouring is just to die for and your choice of papers and detail sensational! Love your sentiment I too love that film! If you find a good sewing machine please let me know because like you I would love to include sewing on my cards. Your stitching is fantastic no way would mine look as professional as yours!
So happy that you have joined us at Simon Says Stamps!
kim x

Lorraine A said...

Oh jane I absolutely love this ! The image is gorgeous ,, I will have to buy this one ! your colouring is perfect !
I love everything about this card ! :-)

Thanks for joining the Simon Says Stamp Challenge :-)
Lols x x x

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous card Jane, the colours are stunning. Sue x

Stephanie said...

Work of art Jane :)
Hugs, Steph xxx

Cath said...

Hi Jane! Thanks for sharing your blog with us! :)

Cath from Moxie Fab World

debby4000 said...

Oh this is gorgeous, beautiful SK and fab papers.
Debby said...

Oh wow! This card is gorgeous the charm is the perfect added touch!

Thanks so much for entering the Simon Says Stamp Challenge!