Friday 7 September 2018

Freshly Made Sketches 353

I'm still enjoying the whirl of playing with my pre-order items from the Holiday Catalogue, even though the catalogue is now open to order from. This lovely open sketch at Freshly Made Sketches was perfect inspiration to play some more. I don't often make square cards, so that was interesting too.

My guilty little pleasure from the catalogue was So Santa. There's a great Santa delivering gifts on a scooter, a chef Santa but it's Santa playing hooky at the beach that's irresistible. Outside the window we're on Day 3 of what could charitably be called spring showers, but is really a deluge, so taking Santa on an outing to the beach was a much more pleasant activity!

I couldn't resist giving him a candy cane surf board. In my head, he's got a pina colada and not egg nog in his hand. He's perfect for an Antipodean Christmas.

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  1. LOL! A candy cane surfboard and pina coladas! Sign me up! Where I live Christmas is usually cold so the thought of a warm one sounds perfect to me! I love this fun card. Santa approves! So nice to see you at Freshly Made Sketches Jan!

  2. Great card! Love the colouring and the embossed background! I would love to try a warm, sunny sand filled Christmas some time! We are usually buried under a blanket of snow! Thanks for joining us this week at Freshly Made Sketches!

  3. Such fun! Love this vacationing Santa!