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Monday, December 8, 2014

Creative Challenge: CELEBRATE SAINT NICK

It's time for a new challenge, and since it's well into December let's celebrate good Old Saint Nick, shall we? I absolutely adore vintage Santa Claus pictures, and there are so many to enjoy! We have over 300 in our collection (all available on my Victorian Holidays Volume One CD, btw) and the variety is fascinating.

There are Santas in red, green, blue, white, purple, even pink. Santas in fur, in bishop's robes, in monk's robes, in fancy red suits. Santa Claus on foot, in his sleigh (of course), on horseback, in antique automobiles, hot air balloons, boats, airplanes, trains... what have I forgotten?

We can call him Santa or Saint Nicholas, Pere Noel, Father Christmas... We have plenty of pictures of St. Nick with Victorian children, and also with angels and animals. Some are funny and silly, some are dignified and elegant, some are primitive, some are quite fancy... all are just wonderful to explore and to include in card-making, scrapbooking, ornaments, and other crafts this time of year.

So, I'm  hoping to see St. Nick in every style and guise and color and costume! Need a few pictures of St Nick quick? Check out the CD above or download 110 vintage Santa pics instantly.

Here are the guidelines for this challenge:

Any craft or medium is OK.

  • Limit of 3 entries from one person in each challenge, please.
  • Vintage style is encouraged.
  • Use a Lunagirl image or element and your entry will count twice in the drawing!
  • Remember to link to this blog and to on your site if you have one.
  • Prize:  Winner will be selected randomly to receive a $15 credit at!
  • Challenge ends at noon CST on December 21.
  • I love it when you use Lunagirl images, and I hope you'll go take a look at my collections... but that's not a requirement!  But do remember that if you use a Lunagirl image, you will be entered TWICE in the drawing! I welcome everyone and every style but also want to give a little something extra to my wonderful customers! Most important is have fun, get creative, enjoy vintage. 

    And don't miss the creations of my Design Team below, for your enjoyment and inspiration!

    The Moonbeams are using just a few of the hundreds of Santa images that are found on Lunagirl Victorian Holidays Volume One...
    by MICHELE STORMS of Art from the Well
    Michele has used one of my very favorite St Nick pics -- in his green suit
    and looking so kindly and gentle with the deer. And I love holly and evergreens for
    Christmas. Beautiful card, Michele!
    by MANDY CHILVERS of Tag Along
    Another favorite image of old Saint Nick! A fabulous Victorian
    die cut in a white fur coat and hat, carrying a Christmas tree!
    Mandy has used the die cut beautifully here, with such a
    lovely snowy-looking background, just the right touch of glitter,
    and even some "snowballs" at the bottom!
    by VICKI ROMAINE of The Cheerful Stamppad who writes:
    Today I used the Lunagirl "Freebie" for my card.  I just love this digital.  The card has a tan base and on top a rustic vintage print designer paper.  I used a couple of leftover strips from previous cutting of card to fill in the front.  Down the side on top of the strip of cardstock are three small glittery reindeer. 


    1. Wonderful whimsical old world Santa's on the Design Team makes. Thanks for the "old St. Nick" challenge. It will be fun to play this week!

    2. Love the inspiration from the Design Team using the beautiful vintage Santa images!

    3. Thank you for the challenge. Lovely cards by the design team.


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