Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Doodle Pantry - Even Saint Nicholas Knows. . .

With so much emphasis on Santa Claus at Christmas in our culture, it's hard not to make cards that use his image. Kids are fascinated by the idea of someone like Santa bringing them gifts in the night. We taught our children the real meaning of Christmas and it's encouraging to see them do the same with our grandkids. Historically, St. Nicholas had a wonderful ministry of kindness with children. When I found this image set, Jolly Old St. Nicholas, at Doodle Pantry, I was thrilled to see the sentiment that even St. Nicholas knows that Jesus is the reason for the season.

Here's the card I made to use this great sentiment.  I followed several challenges to get just the right combination of elements. The pink music paper is actually from a vintage hymnal that I printed on some pink Basic Grey paper: The First Noel, Silent Night, and Away in a Manger.

This is one of the color challenges that inspired this card. I always think that pink, red, and green are a great combination for Christmas cards.

I also used this sketch from the Digi Sketch Challenge for the front of the card.

The inside of the card is stamped with three different retired stamps from Close To My Heart. The striped paper is from Basic Grey.

You can find this "Jolly Old St. Nicholas" set here.
May you be blessed as you create cards to bless others!

I'm sharing this card with the following challenges:
52 Christmas Card Throwdown #22 - Bling
Addicted to Stamps - Christmas Is Coming
Crafty Sentiments Designs - Bingo ( red, pearls, die cuts)
Digi Sketch Challenge - Sketch and Recipe - (1 image, 2 die cuts, 3 types of bling-pearls, green sparkles, pink glitter ribbon)
Jingle Belles - Pink Christmas
Merry Monday Christmas Card Club - Music or Carol-inspired
My Craft Spot #116 - color challenge
That Craft Place Challenge - the color PINK
Word Art Wednesday #103 - anything goes with Scripture or encouraging/uplifting sentiment


Carole Robb Bisson said...

When I first saw a card some time back with that sentiment I thought it was just great. I really like everything about your card. There is a certain nostalgia with the reality of Jesus front and centre. Thank you for posting with us this week. Your beautiful work really is appreciated by so many. Come back soon!
Carole Robb Bisson
Word Art Wednesday

Mynnette said...

LOVE that sentiment--I will definitely have to find that one! I have Santa images but rarely use them because I like to focus on Christ's birth, too! Fabulous card! :)

Mynnette said...

PS: Thanks for joining us at 52CCT! :)

SmilynStef said...

What a pretty image ... love the touches of pink ... so very glad you joined us at jingle belles.

Marcia said...

I LOVE your card and especially the sentiment! And your colors are so bright and cheery...just love everything about this card! :0)

lauren bergold said...

what a very pretty holiday card, with so many lovely details! i am especially diggin' that fabulous PINK sheet music! :) thanks for linking pink with us in a great cause at ♥JINGLE BELLES♥!

Danielle Vincent said...

Great music papers, Darling Santa image, perfect bling and AWESOME sentiment. Really enjoyed your card! Thanks so much for joining us this week at 52CT!

Jacqueline said...

A beautiful card, lovedly sparkle too - thanks for playing along this week at 52CCT - Jacqueline xx

Deborah Frings said...

Oh this is lovely. I really like the colours and wonderful Santa image! Thanks so much for playing along with 52CCT this week!

Susan Joyce said...

Love the Santa, such a great image. Thanks for sharing at Merry Monday this week.

Jac said...

Fabulous card and truely wonderful sentiment, thanks for joining us at Crafty Sentiments this week. Jac x

GiGi said...

Fabulous card! The music note paper is awesome and you colored the santa beautifully! Thanks for playing at My Craft Spot!

Karen Letchworth said...

A great combination of challenges, and wonderful art. THanks for sharing with us, Vickie. Your art is always such a blessing, and I thank you for participating so faithfully with us.
Word Art Wednesday

Jackie W said...

Very cute card! Love the sentiment and design! Thanks for sharing with us at Crafty Sentiments!
Jackie W
Crafty Sentiments
Crafty Sentiments Inspirations

Patti said...

Love this card. I've always been a Santa fan but the sentiment is perfect. It reminds us to not lose sight of the real reason for this time of year.

RitaK said...

Thank you for joining ATSC With this beautiful card. Hugs Rita

Saints Rule! said...

Thanks so much for joining us at Word Art Wednesday this week! Love this week’s creation!

Cathy said...

Fabulous card. Thank you for joining in the Crafty Sentiments bingo challenge.
Cathy xx

Houses Built of Cards said...

SO very fun and cute! LOVE that you made a Christmas card too! Great take on the color challenge! So glad you joined us this week at My Craft Spot!!!