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Magnolia Advent Calendar ~ Day 7

December 7, 2010


Welcome to Day 7 of the Magnolia DT Advent Calendar celebration!   I’m soooo excited that it’s my turn to share a project with you today!   

For my jolly old St. Nick card, I’ve used the following Magnolia stamps . . .  Cool Santa  (from the 2010 Merry Little Christmas collection), Lamp Post and Santa is Coming sentiment (both from the 2008 Santa is Coming collection).  



This “cool” Santa has been colored with Copics and made into an Easel style card.



I always like to add a little extra design paper to the inside section of the easel card . . .



And, here is a closeup view of the computer generated inside sentiment ~ a section from A Visit From St. Nicholas (a/k/a Twas the Night Before Christmas)  by Clement Clarke Moore.



Thank you for visiting today!    I would like to wish everyone a VERY happy holiday season.   

P.S.  Don’t forget to leave a comment for a chance to win a special prize from Magnolia.



  • Magnolia Stamps:   Cool Santa, Lamp Post & Santa is Coming sentiment
  • Blending Card by X-Press Graph-X Supplies
  • Basic Grey ~ Eskimo Kisses DP
  • Memento ink ~ black
  • Distress ink ~ tumbled glass
  • Versamark Frost Dazzle watermark stamp pad
  • Ranger super fine detail EP clear
  • K&Co Snowflake kit
  • Martha Stewart glitter
  • Stickles ~ Star Dust
  • Glittered dome dots ~ white
  • Miscellaneous ribbon
  • Sew Mini
  • Pop Dots
  • Copics:  E000, 00, 07, 09, 11, 19, 40, 41, 42, 43, 44;  YG03, 23, 25, 95, 95;  R20, 21, 30;  Y11, 17, 28;  YR14;  BV31;  B01;  W1, 3;  C0, 2, 4;  T1, 3, 5, 7, 9
519 Comments leave one →
  1. December 7, 2010 12:43 am

    Amazing creation!!!! I love the glitter and sparkles around the image, amazing touch. Thanks so much for the chance to win.

  2. December 7, 2010 12:44 am

    Stunning Mary! I love these images and how you’ve made them 3D! Fabulous!!
    Kylie xx

  3. December 7, 2010 1:05 am

    I didn’t know this image from Magnolia… Love it! So beautifully colored too!

  4. December 7, 2010 1:14 am

    Hello Mary what a sparkling christmas card! Love the ‘shadow’sparkles around Santa and the 3D look!

  5. Janine permalink
    December 7, 2010 1:35 am

    What a beautiful card!

  6. December 7, 2010 1:49 am

    Wow Mary! I sure do love your creations. Your coloring is so outstanding. Your layout is so well thought out. Love it.
    Hugs Maz

  7. December 7, 2010 2:03 am

    Ta carte est fabuleuse et ta colorisation est magnifique.I love it very well. It’s a very beautiful card. Kiss.

  8. December 7, 2010 2:09 am

    aha, That’s right I leave a comment on your other blog 🙂
    But here I can see the beauty of your card.
    Mary the background is just magical. Love it.

  9. December 7, 2010 2:34 am

    What a GREAT card! The little dots of colour you’ve put around Santa give him an aura of magic – BRILLIANT!

    Judi x

  10. Diana-motormama permalink
    December 7, 2010 3:02 am

    what a very beautiful creation.
    I wish I was able to make such lovely creations.
    thanks for a chance to win something.


  11. December 7, 2010 3:22 am

    Mary, this card is amazing – I absolutely love it! The way you’ve coloured Santa is fantastic as is the design of the card!
    Diane x

  12. mia lundström permalink
    December 7, 2010 3:45 am

    Love this card,is outstanding like al card you made.
    Hope 2 win…..
    Merry X-mas

    • Heather Learmonth permalink
      December 7, 2010 3:53 am

      I absolutely love, love, love this card. I’ve got to get that Santa Stamp, he’s brilliant. I think I also need some Copics, they give such a professional finish.
      Have a fab Christmas everyone.
      Luv Hev xx

  13. December 7, 2010 3:55 am

    it is become sooo pretty, nice details and backgroundpaper and the coloring is like a dream
    lG Tina

  14. December 7, 2010 4:12 am

    I read this story every Christmas Eve to my children when they were growing up! Thanks for a peek at your wonderful card and a trip down memory lane. The dotted aura around Santa is a mystical treat. I alway love seeing your work!

  15. Chrissy permalink
    December 7, 2010 4:18 am

    Mary you never cease to amaze me with all your talent!
    i love this card, i can just see santa leaning on his lamp post
    what wonderful coloring.
    hugs chrissy x

  16. December 7, 2010 5:02 am

    You have created a beautiful christmascard!

  17. December 7, 2010 5:10 am

    Igen en smuk side med mange dejlige kort til inspiration.

  18. December 7, 2010 5:11 am

    This is stunning Mary! Loving all the bright colours xxx

  19. Majbrit permalink
    December 7, 2010 5:17 am

    Dear Mary
    Another beautiful card.With many nice details and colours.

  20. Birgitta Eriksson permalink
    December 7, 2010 5:18 am

    What a cool card! I love it!

  21. Caterina permalink
    December 7, 2010 5:21 am

    Geniale! Adoro i glitter.

  22. December 7, 2010 5:39 am

    Fabulous! And beautifully coloured too!

  23. December 7, 2010 5:39 am

    This is great. Love the sparkling around Santa!!

  24. December 7, 2010 5:45 am

    Mary, your Easel card is wonderful! I love everything about it: the stamps chosen, the paper, your great coloring and what I especially like is the way how you put those little colored dots around Santa, that just looks great.

    Have a nice day!
    Kind regards

  25. December 7, 2010 5:46 am

    Santa Claus is coming to town! Great Card, excellente Coloration.
    Hugs Brigadier

  26. December 7, 2010 5:47 am

    This card is magical Mary, any child would find it so.
    Thanks for sharing,
    Christine x

  27. December 7, 2010 5:49 am

    wow totally stunning ! alot of work has gone into that card and it really shows tooxxx

  28. December 7, 2010 5:49 am

    Stunningly professional card, absolutely beautiful. I love his nonchalent leaning on the lampost, he is certainly a cool character, made even cooler by your fantastic work. My favourite advent so far.

  29. December 7, 2010 5:51 am

    Wow, wonderful card!!! So colourful.
    I love Easel style cards.

  30. December 7, 2010 5:57 am

    Beautiful card. Love the coloring and the way you popped the santa up.

  31. December 7, 2010 5:58 am

    Such a darling card. The Santa is so cool. Love the colours you have chosen.

  32. December 7, 2010 6:02 am

    Wow !!! Wonderful card , love your coloring Stunning !!!


  33. Susan Weaver permalink
    December 7, 2010 6:02 am

    What a gorgeous card! Your coloration is perfect. This is more like a “gift” than just a card. I know I would cherish this as a gift if I rec’d it. Beautiful work. Susan

  34. December 7, 2010 6:15 am

    What a beautiful card! I love the glitter and sparkles around the image, amazing touch.
    Hugs Manuela

  35. December 7, 2010 6:17 am

    oh wow stunning card. such beautiful colouring. I hope my colouring gets as good as yours one day(ill have to keep practicing)
    x laura x

  36. December 7, 2010 6:18 am

    Lovely card with 3D effect.

  37. December 7, 2010 6:18 am

    Absolutely GORGEOUS work here Mary, Your coloring always amazes me… But ohhhh so much detail… I love EVERYTHING I see here! =)
    Thanks so much for the chance to win this Christmas Surprise from Magnolia.

  38. December 7, 2010 6:21 am

    Wonderful coloration. Very great and the layout is simple but fantastic decorated.

    LG Tanja

  39. December 7, 2010 6:23 am

    WOW!! WOW!! WOW!!! This is absolutely stunning Sweetie, I really luv everything about this card! TFS and thanks for the fab opportunity to win some Maggie candy! Lotsa luv xxxx

  40. December 7, 2010 6:27 am

    Hi Mary,

    Adorable this Cool Santa card ^_^”
    He’s like à macho standing there haha

    Sonja x

  41. Linda E permalink
    December 7, 2010 6:31 am

    Mary, your Santa is gorgeous!!! I just love easel cards. You did a fabulous job. Thanks for sharing your amazing talent. Merry Christmas to you and yours.

  42. Diana permalink
    December 7, 2010 6:34 am

    Ooow wow I love how you collored Santa, he looks stunning and those dots around him are like magic
    thanks for the inspiration

  43. silvia permalink
    December 7, 2010 6:35 am

    davvero bello!

  44. December 7, 2010 6:38 am

    This is gorgeous! Love how you colored around Santa! Beautiful!

  45. December 7, 2010 6:39 am

    wow…. Your card is so beautiful !!!!
    I love all the dots you made around St Nicolas and the Lamp, this give a magic touch!!
    Thanks for charing your card with us !!!

  46. December 7, 2010 6:40 am

    Your card is lovely.
    A beautiful card.



  47. eline zegers permalink
    December 7, 2010 6:43 am

    what a lovely card. i like that santa.
    thnx for your inspiration.
    greetings eline

  48. sarah rose permalink
    December 7, 2010 6:44 am

    WOW!! I love this card! such amazing colouring ! great image too! thank you for the inspiration! sarah xx

  49. December 7, 2010 6:45 am

    coucou, cette carte est magnifique, bise

  50. Deana permalink
    December 7, 2010 6:47 am

    I love the little dots of color around Santa and also how you “popped” Santa up!

  51. Lynne Ingram permalink
    December 7, 2010 6:48 am

    Wonderful Santa and beautifully done easel card, love that style. This is a great stamp.

  52. December 7, 2010 6:49 am

    Hi, Mary. Wow, your Santa is gorgeous! Thank you for sharing and for the chance to win! Hugs. Miria

  53. December 7, 2010 6:51 am

    wooooow your Card is so wonderful! Very nice colouring! so beautiful with this small Points!

    hugs Jane

  54. tititweety permalink
    December 7, 2010 6:52 am

    Fabulous!!! So great love colours!!!

  55. December 7, 2010 6:52 am

    Your card is beautiful…and I love the way you used this discription from the poem “Twas the Night Before Christmas. That’s the card I’m sending my granddaughter. Beautiful

  56. December 7, 2010 6:53 am

    OMG…..this is so cool – I love the glittery outlines around Santa and the lightpost as well as the darker shades used!! Stunning!

  57. December 7, 2010 6:56 am

    WOW Mary, the card is beautiful!!!

  58. December 7, 2010 6:57 am

    Oh wow that’s wonderful.

    A lovely idea as I have both those image stamps. Now I just need the time!

  59. December 7, 2010 6:58 am

    WOW! this is stunning Mary!!! Your colouring is amazing and I love the coloured effect around Santa, makes him look very magical!!! Thank you for the chance to win! hugs, Jane xxx

  60. December 7, 2010 7:00 am

    gorgeous card.. your colouring is awesome..

  61. December 7, 2010 7:01 am

    Your coloring is amazing! Very inspirering!
    Thank you so much for sharing!

  62. December 7, 2010 7:01 am

    Dear Mary!
    Your card is unbelievable…, Santa looks like he’s alive…! BEAUTIFUL, BEAUTIFUL, BEAUTIFUL…!!!

  63. Michelle Patterson permalink
    December 7, 2010 7:02 am

    Stunning card! Love that chose an easel layout with the quote. Beautiful!

  64. Ina permalink
    December 7, 2010 7:02 am


  65. evalena permalink
    December 7, 2010 7:03 am

    Lovely card!

  66. December 7, 2010 7:04 am

    Wow, thankyou for sharing your beautiful card! Hope you have a wonderful Christmas.

  67. December 7, 2010 7:04 am

    Mary this is stunning! Love the colours and how vibrant it is. I’m in love! LOL!

  68. December 7, 2010 7:05 am

    Ohhh…cool! Your card is beautiful!


  69. December 7, 2010 7:07 am

    Oh this is so unbelievable beautiful! That sparkles around him and your coloring! I love love.. this card. And the little dp in the inside … that are the things that make a card even more special.
    totally awesome card! The receiver will be overwhelmed with joy when receiving this card!

  70. December 7, 2010 7:08 am

    wow wonderful! So nice colouring with this small points!

    hugs Jane

  71. Jeanette Ekberg permalink
    December 7, 2010 7:09 am

    Stunning card, the reciever will be overjoyed.

  72. Heike permalink
    December 7, 2010 7:09 am

    What a fab card thanks so much for the chance to win.

  73. Myriam permalink
    December 7, 2010 7:10 am

    Cette carte est magnifique ! Les couleurs sont chaleureuses et l’ambiance de Noël jaillit de ce tableau !

  74. December 7, 2010 7:13 am

    Oh, I whish I could be as cool as your Santa.
    Lovely card

  75. Pam Berrisford permalink
    December 7, 2010 7:14 am

    OMG what a neat card. Your coloring is wonderful and I love the snowflake and sentiment. TFS

  76. December 7, 2010 7:14 am

    Love the way the houses on the backgroundpaper matches Santa and the lamppost, brilliant!

  77. December 7, 2010 7:14 am

    What a lovley card. I just feel in love whit it. And the script that is inside the card is just so lovely.

  78. Li Mingert permalink
    December 7, 2010 7:20 am

    Oh how tired he looks, he has been really busy and needs a brake. Really nice card. Thank you for sharing.

  79. timetostamp permalink
    December 7, 2010 7:20 am

    I wish I could not only have the price I wish I could see this loveley card in nature. This is so loveley colored and all this fine detail. Great work and thank you for letting us see.
    A great holiday season and keep on going with your card-work.

  80. December 7, 2010 7:21 am

    I love your card! The sparkle around santa looks cool : )

  81. Carolina Ellberg permalink
    December 7, 2010 7:26 am

    It is gorgeous, am impressed by the dots around santa, never thought about it. Very nice!!!

  82. December 7, 2010 7:28 am

    Oh, what a lovely card! I could watch it again and again.

  83. Kelly Nufer permalink
    December 7, 2010 7:29 am

    I love that Santa stamp. You did a wonderful job coloring him. Thank you for sharing.

  84. December 7, 2010 7:29 am

    Amazing card!!

  85. December 7, 2010 7:30 am


    Magical, Colourful, The Spirit of Christmas beautifully created. Wonderful inspiration and artwork.
    Best wishes
    Kitty 🙂

  86. Janette permalink
    December 7, 2010 7:31 am

    Your card is beautiful Mary! You have colored it fabulously and I love the dotted bg.

  87. December 7, 2010 7:31 am

    WOW, this card is amazing!!
    hugs Dorte

  88. December 7, 2010 7:31 am

    Wow, this is so stunning!! The coloration is just perfekt. And how cool is Santa, standing there at the lantern. So gwonderful!!!


  89. Annette Goodey permalink
    December 7, 2010 7:33 am

    A lovely bright christmassy card – one I should certainly be happy to receive.

  90. Maryann Laursen permalink
    December 7, 2010 7:35 am

    What a wonderful card. I´m just stunned about the beauty in the your colors here, they´re sooo bright and gorgeous. Who wouldn´t be thrilled to recieve such a stunning christmascard? Iknow, I would for sure.

  91. December 7, 2010 7:35 am

    Amazing creation!!!! I love the glitter and sparkles around the image, amazing touch. Thanks so much for the chance to win. Nina

  92. December 7, 2010 7:37 am

    Your card is amazing, i love your coloring……


  93. inkie-creatief permalink
    December 7, 2010 7:38 am


    I realy love your Santa card. The coulors match beautyful and there is lots to see.
    Hope you show us much more of your beautyful cards

    X-mas Greetings from Holland

  94. December 7, 2010 7:38 am

    This is just super fantastic. Thanks for sharing.

  95. December 7, 2010 7:38 am

    Stunning creation, gorgeous colouring.

  96. December 7, 2010 7:38 am

    Beautiful card! I love your coloring!


  97. December 7, 2010 7:39 am

    Beautiful santa. I love the coloring and design of the card.

  98. December 7, 2010 7:41 am

    Fabulous! And beautifully coloured too!

  99. December 7, 2010 7:41 am

    une carte magnifique qui nous donne bien l’esprit de Noël. bravo.

  100. Steffie permalink
    December 7, 2010 7:41 am

    So cute, I really like your card!

  101. December 7, 2010 7:41 am

    It’s gorgious !! I love it :)).

    Hugs Monique

  102. December 7, 2010 7:42 am

    I just love this card…!!!

  103. December 7, 2010 7:42 am

    Wow what a gorgeous card! Your stitching detail is lovely, and amazing colouring :O)
    Fiona x

  104. Esther van Zijl permalink
    December 7, 2010 7:43 am

    Wow, what a very cool card!

  105. Moy Yin permalink
    December 7, 2010 7:43 am

    Hi Mary

    I really love the rich colours you used on the image. Thanks for sharing the card !

  106. Claudia permalink
    December 7, 2010 7:43 am

    Beautiful card and santa! I love your coloring!


  107. December 7, 2010 7:44 am

    Oooh I just love this one and your colouring is fabulous.
    Thanks for sharing.
    Max x

  108. December 7, 2010 7:49 am

    Gorgeous creation!! thanks for the chance to win something!!

    Hugs ashley

  109. December 7, 2010 7:52 am

    Beautiful card

  110. Riini permalink
    December 7, 2010 7:52 am

    Absolutely gorgeous!

  111. December 7, 2010 7:52 am

    So Nice card. I like that you pot all the dots around the santa. It give it more life. Very nice.

  112. jane w. permalink
    December 7, 2010 7:55 am

    OMG Mary! This is just FANTASTIC! What an ADORABLE SANTA! You hit this one out of the park!!!

  113. December 7, 2010 7:55 am

    This is a great card, very different from the others, thanks you for showing us the great detail that you put into the card.

  114. December 7, 2010 7:56 am

    Wow, very beautiful card!!

    Hugs, Jolita

  115. Guðbjörg Sif Halldórsdóttir permalink
    December 7, 2010 7:56 am

    Gorgeous card and stamp! Love love love your coloring, the santa is amazing and I love how you glitz it up 😉

  116. December 7, 2010 7:56 am

    What a gorgeous work of art! Just lovely!

  117. December 7, 2010 7:56 am

    Wow there is a lot of work in this card. This is sooooooooooo pretty.

  118. December 7, 2010 7:57 am

    This card is wonderful 🙂

  119. Guðbjörg Sif Halldórsdóttir permalink
    December 7, 2010 7:58 am

    The santa is so cute and I love how you colored it! Love the speckles around the images, very sparkly and festive 😉 Beautiful creation!

  120. roelie permalink
    December 7, 2010 7:59 am

    what een nice chrismas man

    en beatful easelcard

    en perfect collor

    gr roelie S

  121. Kathy JH permalink
    December 7, 2010 8:00 am

    Such a beautiful card! The paper is perfect with the Santa! Great job!

  122. Leanne permalink
    December 7, 2010 8:01 am

    I just love your beautiful Magnolia creation! Thanks so much for sharing.

  123. Jackie permalink
    December 7, 2010 8:01 am

    what a beautiful card, I would be thrilled to receive a card that someone has taken so much care in making

  124. Ariane permalink
    December 7, 2010 8:02 am

    Super carte!!!! Santa est vraiment cool!!!

    Georgous card!! Santa looks very cool

  125. Virrigaplantan permalink
    December 7, 2010 8:06 am

    Just lovely!
    I´m on!

  126. Noemi noesmi permalink
    December 7, 2010 8:09 am

    It´s a lovely Santa.
    I like so much the sparkles around Santa 😉

  127. December 7, 2010 8:13 am

    it’s a lovely card!!!
    it is so nice with the text of st. Nicolas…
    i like it !!!

  128. MiaMaria permalink
    December 7, 2010 8:14 am

    Like the card 🙂

  129. December 7, 2010 8:15 am

    stunning creation! Your colouring is fabulous – I LOVE the multi-coloured shadowing effect – beautiful work! bx

  130. December 7, 2010 8:16 am

    Adorable santa image which has been coloured beautifully. Love the verse you have included with the card.

    Thanks for this great opportunity to win some candy.

    Jayne xx

  131. Beth R permalink
    December 7, 2010 8:18 am

    Wow ! I love your card……..Very cute

  132. Micaela Bisio permalink
    December 7, 2010 8:18 am

    Bellissimo e molto originale!!!!!!! ciao Micaela

  133. munchkiduk permalink
    December 7, 2010 8:19 am

    what a brilliant card, just love it !

  134. Lena permalink
    December 7, 2010 8:20 am

    Lovely card!

  135. December 7, 2010 8:20 am

    Beautiful card. Thank you for searing it.

  136. December 7, 2010 8:20 am

    What beautiful card just stunning your coloring is just perfect love everything about this card.

  137. Charline permalink
    December 7, 2010 8:20 am

    wow what an amazing card. I do love this Sant

  138. Charline permalink
    December 7, 2010 8:21 am

    wow what an amazing card. I do love this Santa

  139. December 7, 2010 8:22 am

    Love the sparkles!

  140. December 7, 2010 8:25 am

    lovely card, like the lamppost coloured reflectionlight around santa claus


  141. December 7, 2010 8:26 am

    What a cool card!! I love it!!

    hugs, Nicole

  142. Anne L permalink
    December 7, 2010 8:29 am

    What a great card – just love Santa & the lamp-post and also you’re idea of adding part of the poem to the inside of the card. There are some great ideas coming out of this 12 days of Christmas. Thanks

  143. Jennifer Richards permalink
    December 7, 2010 8:30 am

    Love your card and the colors are so vibrant!!! Thansk for the inspiration…Have a Happy Holiday season!!!

    Jennifer Richards

  144. December 7, 2010 8:31 am

    FABULOUS coloring!!! LOVE the image as well!!

  145. Deirdre permalink
    December 7, 2010 8:31 am

    Stunning!!! Love the colors and you did a wonderful job!!

  146. December 7, 2010 8:32 am

    You card is adorable. That Santa is just too fun. I love the DP on the inside of your card as well. Great job. TFS

  147. December 7, 2010 8:32 am

    Very nice. Like the little poem you added and the colour combination

  148. December 7, 2010 8:36 am

    Wow, this is such a wonderful and cool card.
    Love your coloring!!
    XX Kathi 🙂

  149. Bonnie permalink
    December 7, 2010 8:38 am

    Wow what a awesome card. Love the gretting on the card. Santa was so cool. Thanks for chance to win.

  150. December 7, 2010 8:39 am

    Wow, gorgeous card, love what you did with the background. Great colourwork!
    hugs Yvonne

  151. December 7, 2010 8:43 am

    Oh, my…what a work of art! I love the added color around your image. It really makes him seem magical.


  152. Rea Custer permalink
    December 7, 2010 8:50 am

    Hi Mary, what a cute blog you have. What a beautiful job on your card, I love the colorful dotting you put around the image. Rea

  153. December 7, 2010 8:51 am

    Very beutyful card. I hope to be as good at coloring as you! 🙂 Have a nice tuesday


  154. Daniela V permalink
    December 7, 2010 8:51 am

    Hi Mary, I love the colouring around the Santa image – such a fantastic idea! Happy Holidays and thanks for the chance to win!

  155. Lene permalink
    December 7, 2010 8:53 am

    This is very nice. I really liked the sentiment in the card. Everything was very nice. Thanx for sharing with us.

  156. December 7, 2010 8:56 am

    Awesome, just awesome! Love the colours.

  157. December 7, 2010 8:58 am

    LOVE the deep, dark red on Santa! Beautiful coloring!

  158. December 7, 2010 9:02 am

    So lovely card! Like it a lot 🙂

  159. December 7, 2010 9:03 am

    I love the way you colored Cool Santa and leaned him against the lamp post. All the embellishments are just perfect! Great card!

  160. December 7, 2010 9:07 am

    Wow, u have amazing cards!!

  161. December 7, 2010 9:07 am

    OMG what an amazing card! hugs nicky

  162. Sharman permalink
    December 7, 2010 9:08 am

    Such a cute Card Mary. I love it. Although the sawing does not really go with the image as the saying says his eyes are twinkeling but he looks like he is “too pooped to participate” lol..
    As always you did a wonderful job on this. I love the 3D effect and there is just not anything more I can say about your coloring Miss Marvelous Mary!!!!!!!

  163. December 7, 2010 9:11 am

    Wow!!! What an amazing card!!! Your coloring St. Nick is absolutely out of this world. Wow!!! Totally gorgeous creation.

  164. December 7, 2010 9:11 am

    wow beautifull card!!! l’effetto 3d è fantastico
    saluti dall’italia

  165. Lorraine C permalink
    December 7, 2010 9:13 am

    Just so amazing, the amount of work and the detail. Really wonderful card.

  166. December 7, 2010 9:19 am

    Wowie, wat a gorgeous card and I love the 3D effect you gave Santa!! Greets, Frea

  167. December 7, 2010 9:21 am

    Beautiful Christmas card.
    Merry Christmas,
    from Anna A

  168. December 7, 2010 9:22 am

    Beautiful card! Thanks for the giving us the chance to win!

  169. December 7, 2010 9:24 am

    Wow, the most wonderful christmas card ever. I´m in love with Santa;o)KH 10na

  170. December 7, 2010 9:35 am

    What a stunning card, the colours are beautiful and the images coloured perfectly! Gorgeous! Hugs Jillix

  171. December 7, 2010 9:35 am

    Oh Mary!! Your card is gorgeous. I love the inside and your little Santa story!

  172. December 7, 2010 9:36 am

    This is so beautiful!

  173. December 7, 2010 9:37 am


  174. December 7, 2010 9:38 am

    Gorgeous card!!! I love all the little details on your card!

  175. December 7, 2010 9:39 am

    Vilket vackert kort, ha en bra dag..

  176. December 7, 2010 9:39 am

    OMGoodness Mary!!!!!!! Love your card……. Santa is so very cute
    I always love your cards…… your cards are always beautiful
    hugs Linda

  177. Dawn Blanchette permalink
    December 7, 2010 9:41 am

    Another beautiful card! This advent calendar is like getting a christmas present every morning! I love the coloring, especially the detail around the Santa and lamp post. Thank you for sharing and hope you have a happy holiday too!

  178. December 7, 2010 9:42 am


  179. December 7, 2010 9:44 am

    wow amazing card!

  180. December 7, 2010 9:46 am

    Great card, love the way you’ve made Santa’s boots shiny black (and it is so difficult to paint with black to make it look good 🙂

  181. Colinda V. permalink
    December 7, 2010 9:47 am

    What a great way to do the background!! Love the stamp.

  182. December 7, 2010 9:50 am

    really nice cards 🙂

  183. December 7, 2010 9:53 am

    Hi. Just wanted to say how much I enjoyed your card today. Coloring is awesome.

  184. December 7, 2010 9:58 am

    Wow! What a beatutiful christmascard! Thank’s for the inspiration!
    Hugs, Turid 🙂

  185. December 7, 2010 9:58 am

    such a great card, and fabulous colouring, thank you for the inspiration.
    Hugs Kaylou xoxo

  186. December 7, 2010 9:59 am

    This is simply an amazingly beautiful project. The colouring is incredible.

  187. December 7, 2010 9:59 am

    Ohhh Mary where do I begin?? AWESOME creation.. I love this big jolly Santa..the dots around the image just bring it to life..this is a real work of art to treasure..

    smiles Christine xx

  188. December 7, 2010 10:00 am

    WoW Mary!!!! This is stunning!!!! I love all of the differnt coloured dip dots that you have around the image. It makes the image stand out!!
    hugs, Janiel

  189. December 7, 2010 10:02 am

    Wow, how good does this get, beautiful care, love it!!!
    Hugs xx

  190. December 7, 2010 10:03 am

    This is perfect!
    Really love your colours and colouring.

  191. December 7, 2010 10:03 am

    PS. sorry, that should be card. xxx

  192. December 7, 2010 10:04 am

    Awesome easel card, your coloring is wonderful!

  193. December 7, 2010 10:05 am

    that card deserves the cardmakers equivalent of an oscar – it is stunning.

  194. December 7, 2010 10:05 am

    Trs belle carte bravo

  195. Ina I. permalink
    December 7, 2010 10:05 am

    Wow, what a beautiful card. Love your coloring!

  196. maria schulz permalink
    December 7, 2010 10:06 am

    Beautiful Card!!!!! Santa please, bring Magnolia’s for Xmas!!!!!!!!!!

  197. December 7, 2010 10:06 am

    tres belle carte bravo

  198. December 7, 2010 10:07 am

    Such a sweet card. Really love it!

  199. EJ:s permalink
    December 7, 2010 10:08 am

    Snyggt kort!!

  200. December 7, 2010 10:10 am

    Your coloring is stunning and so is that card!! Thank you for listing the copics you used. I’ve been intimidated by the Santa stamp but this makes me want to give it a try. Beautiful!!

  201. Kari permalink
    December 7, 2010 10:10 am

    Wonderful Santa, and beautiful combinations of papers and ornaments 🙂
    Thx for sharing!

  202. December 7, 2010 10:12 am

    Love this card with the cool Santa!! 🙂
    Hugs, Sanne

  203. December 7, 2010 10:13 am

    What a gorgeous card!!!!

    gr. arjette.

  204. December 7, 2010 10:15 am

    wauw mary, again a beauty i really love your cards you’re a true artist and a bof example for me!!

    i wish you and your familie happy hollidays

    greetings from holland
    XOXO petra

  205. December 7, 2010 10:15 am

    This card is Absolutely Amazing and So Gorgeous!!..the coloring and details are Totally Fabuluos!!!…Hugs, Ila

  206. December 7, 2010 10:17 am

    This is a super fabulous card. I love the bold colors and the richness of them all. The DP are so pretty and the inside message super precious! WOnderful job!

  207. Ingela permalink
    December 7, 2010 10:21 am

    This is one of the most beautiful cards I have ever seen!!!

  208. December 7, 2010 10:22 am

    Fantastic card Santa just pops I love how you shadowed him
    Hugs Susie xx

  209. pinky permalink
    December 7, 2010 10:24 am

    Mary your work is amazing and I look forward to your inspirational emails on a daily basis. I love how you colour your images and make them pop.Hugs

  210. Julie Patton permalink
    December 7, 2010 10:24 am

    Wow, this is gorgeous. I love that Santa taking a break against the light post. Oh and the inside of the card with part of the Night before Christmas is perfect. Thanks for sharing.

  211. Patty permalink
    December 7, 2010 10:24 am

    What a nice card you made !!! Even when Christmas seems to be a few days away, with your card it feels like we have Christmas today !!! Santa Clause is coming to town… Santa Clause is coming to town…

  212. December 7, 2010 10:30 am

    Wow! Fabulous card! And you’ve coloured it with copics????? Would like to know what technique you used because it looks realy wonderful!

  213. December 7, 2010 10:30 am

    Great card! Love the way you’ve made Santa’s boots look so shiny 🙂

  214. December 7, 2010 10:30 am

    this is a very very very cute card!!! what a great job you’ve done!
    your coloring is perfect, and love all those pretty details, well done!

  215. December 7, 2010 10:32 am

    this is stunning.. i love that you add little sparkles of colors all around the stamp… makes it look magical 😉 great job!! thank you for the chance also on winning tis stamp 😉

    Hugs xx

  216. December 7, 2010 10:33 am

    Wow Mary,

    I just had to take another look
    He is so macho Love this stamp!!!!

    Have yourself a wonderful christmas ^_^
    Sonja x

  217. Alicia permalink
    December 7, 2010 10:34 am

    Very nice card, love the colors. Thanks for sharing.

  218. December 7, 2010 10:34 am

    Wow Mary,

    I just had to take another look

    Have yourself a wonderful christmas ^_^
    Sonja x

  219. Mieke Duckers permalink
    December 7, 2010 10:34 am

    This is a very male Santa! Love the confitti around him!

  220. Tracey Cambridge permalink
    December 7, 2010 10:35 am


    Beautiful card – I really love the verse you added to the easel card and the dots around the stamped image. I really appreciate the opportunity to win something.

    Merry Christmas!

    Love Tracey x

  221. December 7, 2010 10:36 am

    Fabulous card!

  222. December 7, 2010 10:36 am

    So cute and colorful!

  223. December 7, 2010 10:37 am

    Hello Mary
    First I will say how much I enjoyed your card today. You are very very good to colouring the stamped motive.
    I will hope Santa Claus is coming to my town this year with this stamp, that will give me candles in my eyes.
    I will wish you and all here a merry Christmas and a happy creative Newyear, with love from me to you 🙂
    Helle from Denmark

  224. Kari permalink
    December 7, 2010 10:37 am

    WOW! What a gorgeous card and I love your coloring.

    Kari 🙂

  225. Juanita Maranda permalink
    December 7, 2010 10:37 am

    I love your santa card.

  226. Johanna Häggblom permalink
    December 7, 2010 10:45 am

    Lovely card you have made, thank you for that.

  227. Angela Secord permalink
    December 7, 2010 10:46 am

    A beautiful card! Like others have already said, I love the colours you used around Santa and the 3D too. Thanks for sharing 🙂

  228. December 7, 2010 10:46 am

    Your card is absolutely stunning. Such vibrant coloring and I just love the dots around the image. Thanks for sharing such a beautiful card.

  229. December 7, 2010 10:51 am

    Oh my word, this is fabulous! Your coloring is awesome!

  230. December 7, 2010 10:52 am

    Marvellous card – the first thing I noticed was the Basic Grey paper! I love it! Thanks for putting all the details of the supplies in a list so we also can do dimilar cards,


  231. December 7, 2010 10:52 am

    Wow, this coloration is absolutly amazing. Fantastic card, really love it!

  232. Pamela Bridge permalink
    December 7, 2010 10:53 am

    love your card, nice and bright ,especially loved the verse

  233. Maxine Krafft permalink
    December 7, 2010 10:54 am

    Absolutely awesome and oh so cute. Amazing work and alot of it.

  234. Betty Ann permalink
    December 7, 2010 10:57 am

    This is just a beautiful card! This went to my spam for some reason, now I feel that I have missed out on the other 6 previous days…how do I find them?

  235. December 7, 2010 10:58 am

    Gorgeous card!!! The colorings is superb.



  236. December 7, 2010 10:58 am

    Gorgeous coloring, Mary — this cute Santa has a real vintage flair! Wonderful easel card and how appropriate to feature the Clement excerpt!!

  237. December 7, 2010 10:58 am

    Helt underbart! Älskar glittret och färgerna!
    Kram Sandra

  238. December 7, 2010 11:02 am

    Great card, Mary! You did an awesome job on it!

  239. December 7, 2010 11:02 am

    your santa is so….magic !!!!

  240. December 7, 2010 11:02 am

    Wow, gorgeous ! Love your coloring !

    Hugs, Gry-Heidi 🙂

  241. December 7, 2010 11:03 am

    Wow, such beautiful cards all this week, the colours are just gorgeous – you are such a clever team!

  242. December 7, 2010 11:03 am

    This card is gorgeous!! I love your coloring 🙂

  243. December 7, 2010 11:04 am

    Hello Meryl!
    What about … Card Fabulous!
    I will never do something like this …
    Well done !!!!!!!!!!
    Even your other ivories not joking !!!!!!!!!

  244. December 7, 2010 11:06 am

    Wow, your card is absolutely stunning! With all the coloured tiny dots Santa/St. Nick looks really magical.
    Hugs, Anja

  245. December 7, 2010 11:06 am

    Fabulous card and gorgeous images. Just love the verse.

  246. December 7, 2010 11:06 am

    Gorgeous card you made! Love the colors, and Santa claus is perfect! Congrats!



  247. December 7, 2010 11:06 am

    This is so beautiful!! It just embodies the Christmas spirit!!! Love the colors and love that little Santa!! Gorgeous job!

  248. Carina permalink
    December 7, 2010 11:09 am

    Absolutly beautiful card. I loved it very much!
    Hugs Carina

  249. December 7, 2010 11:10 am

    Such a stunning card, thanks for sharing it with us.

  250. December 7, 2010 11:11 am

    WAAAU what a BEAUTIFUL and stunning card – Love it…..

    keep up the good work

    X-mas hugs

  251. December 7, 2010 11:12 am

    what a wonderful card, ik love how you’v made the colors pop!
    and the poem is super!

    love it!!!!

    hugs melanie

  252. December 7, 2010 11:13 am

    super be carte de noel
    avec un pere noel extremement bien colorisé
    bizz Mu

  253. December 7, 2010 11:13 am

    Beautiful card and gorgeous coloring Mary!

  254. December 7, 2010 11:14 am

    Superbe !

  255. Vannessa permalink
    December 7, 2010 11:15 am

    This is absolutely stunning but what I love the most is the multi-coloured sprinkles all around Santa. They remind me of twinkling fairy lights!

  256. December 7, 2010 11:15 am

    Wow !! you make some wonderful cards ! Love the way you color your stamps !

  257. December 7, 2010 11:16 am

    Sikke et flot kort, virkelig julestemning !

  258. December 7, 2010 11:21 am

    A very beautiful card, I like the coloring around the Santa Claus!

  259. Kathy Billings permalink
    December 7, 2010 11:21 am

    I love this card!!! What a great idea to put the dots of color and glitter around Santa!!!

  260. Cathye Dendy permalink
    December 7, 2010 11:22 am

    I love Santas!! Yours is great and love the inside poem.

  261. claudia permalink
    December 7, 2010 11:23 am

    its a wonderful card and a nice colored santa,

  262. Charlene permalink
    December 7, 2010 11:24 am

    Absolutely gorgous! You must have worked on this card for hours.

  263. December 7, 2010 11:24 am

    Love your card!

  264. December 7, 2010 11:25 am

    Love the card, so sweet 🙂

  265. Maria Bjerke permalink
    December 7, 2010 11:27 am

    WOW! The colouring round Santa really sparkles:-)
    What a butiful card, it looks GREAT!
    Happy holidays to You too!

  266. Joyce permalink
    December 7, 2010 11:28 am

    wow Santa is looking really handsome 🙂 What a lovely card , love all the details and coloring.
    Thanks for the chance. Hugs Joyce

  267. December 7, 2010 11:30 am

    Like your card!

  268. Caron Hirst permalink
    December 7, 2010 11:33 am

    wow what a lovely santa, I love the story

  269. December 7, 2010 11:33 am

    OMG…..stunning card! =) Love to take the chance …..

    Hugs Maritha

  270. December 7, 2010 11:34 am

    wow what a wonderful card… i love it… outstanding work… love the verse….

  271. December 7, 2010 11:34 am

    wow wonderful Card! Very nice colouring!

    hugs Jane

  272. December 7, 2010 11:34 am

    Just love this card!

  273. December 7, 2010 11:34 am

    Fabulous colour effect around Santa!


  274. December 7, 2010 11:37 am

    wow so wonderful your Chrismas Card! Very nice Colouring.

    hugs Jane

  275. Louise permalink
    December 7, 2010 11:38 am

    Love your ‘magical’ dots around Santa, I must give it a go.
    Merry Christmas
    Lou x

  276. December 7, 2010 11:40 am


    what a nice card


  277. December 7, 2010 11:42 am

    What a FAB and cheery Christmas card. I would certainly love to be in with a chance of winning. Best wishes, Kym xxx

  278. Kikki permalink
    December 7, 2010 11:43 am

    What a beautiful card. I love that stamp.

  279. Marga Dounen permalink
    December 7, 2010 11:47 am

    Wauwww what a great card you made off this cool santa.

    Hugs Marga

  280. December 7, 2010 11:49 am

    Wow, great coloration!
    Zetti 🙂

  281. December 7, 2010 11:50 am

    I love the colors. Wonderful choise! And the 3D effect it´s fabulus!

    Elisa Delatore

  282. December 7, 2010 11:50 am

    wow, this is stunning! how gorgeous!

  283. Jessika permalink
    December 7, 2010 11:52 am

    Love the card! Merry Christmas!

    • Barbara Thomassen permalink
      December 7, 2010 11:55 am

      Your card is adorable. Tusen takk……

  284. Dawn permalink
    December 7, 2010 11:56 am

    What a fabulous card. Love Santa leaning on the lamp post and great colouring.

  285. December 7, 2010 11:57 am

    this was a realy lovely card 😀

  286. December 7, 2010 11:57 am

    wow 😀 this was a realy lovely card 😀

  287. Anne B. permalink
    December 7, 2010 11:57 am

    Gorgeous card! Love all the colored dots around Santa. Makes him look magical. 🙂

  288. *Alison* permalink
    December 7, 2010 12:00 pm

    WOW!! What a stunning creation.. I adore the way you put santa leaning.. and your coloring is wonderful.. 🙂 thanks for the chance to win.. crossing my fingers and toes 🙂 HUGS

  289. December 7, 2010 12:01 pm

    That is the most beautiful Christmas card this season

  290. December 7, 2010 12:02 pm

    Wow what a beautiful card! It really shows the real chistmas spirits!

    Much love from France,

  291. December 7, 2010 12:02 pm

    Wow, what a wonderful card! I love the Santa-stamp.

  292. December 7, 2010 12:03 pm

    Now this is my idea of what I’d like to find in my mailbox. Adorable.

  293. Joy permalink
    December 7, 2010 12:04 pm

    Fantabulous!!! Love the verse and the confetti effect xx

  294. Cheryl Williams permalink
    December 7, 2010 12:05 pm

    Oh, I just love this Santa–he is so cuddly looking. The card is just amazing, the colors make it all bright and jolly. Thanks for participating in this.

  295. December 7, 2010 12:05 pm

    I usually don’t like santa things but you made this so very cute!
    I have to just love it.

    🙂 TR

  296. Anita permalink
    December 7, 2010 12:06 pm

    Hi Mary,

    What a lovely card to see!
    It’s really true Christmas!!!

  297. December 7, 2010 12:13 pm

    Ta carte est magnifique , j’aime beaucoup tes créations bravo

  298. December 7, 2010 12:17 pm

    Such a beautiful card and I love the colours. Brilliant!!!

  299. December 7, 2010 12:17 pm

    what a lovely card!!!

  300. Gery permalink
    December 7, 2010 12:18 pm

    Hi Mary, truly amazing this card and all the work to put all the small coloured spots around the images. I like this special way of making a shadow and especially because it’s so different. Hope you have a cool Christmas just as your Santa on the card. Love Gery

  301. December 7, 2010 12:20 pm

    What a wonderful card.
    I love this santa and your coloring is amazing.

  302. Patti J. permalink
    December 7, 2010 12:23 pm

    Oh my goodness, Mary – what a delightful easel card! You absolutely rock, my friend! I love every single thing about this! Hugs 🙂

  303. December 7, 2010 12:23 pm

    Hi Mary,

    Your card is wonderful and I especially love the use of pointillism. Lately, I’ve been trying to improve my technique as well. Your card is gorgeous and love that you made it 3D! Great technique and awesome end result!

    Chris Christensen

  304. milu permalink
    December 7, 2010 12:23 pm

    I love how u colored the back of Santa’s image
    Mary, your Santa is gorgeous!!!
    I just love easel cards

  305. December 7, 2010 12:28 pm

    Love the card, thank´s for sharing it. It gave me an idea to try, the dotts around the santa 🙂

  306. December 7, 2010 12:31 pm

    Mary, stunning card! I love the way you colour–you bring the images to life. Beautiful DP and I sure like your huge snowflake.


  307. Lorianna permalink
    December 7, 2010 12:33 pm

    This Car is FAB!!!!!
    You are TRUELY talented, thank you so much for sharing with us!!!
    Thanks so much for the chance to win some Maggie Candy!!!
    Love easel cards

  308. December 7, 2010 12:34 pm

    Festive and beautiful rich coloring on this image Mary. Gorgeous card for Christmas and so cute that you set him by the light pole :o)

  309. December 7, 2010 12:37 pm

    wow, amazing card, your colouring is stunning, hugs Debx

  310. December 7, 2010 12:38 pm

    What an amazing card! This Santa is really alive. I love how you coloured him, just look at his boots, wow!! Thank you for the chance of winning a goodie from Magnolia.

    Greetings from Norway!

  311. December 7, 2010 12:38 pm

    Absolutely gorgeous!

  312. December 7, 2010 12:39 pm

    OMG!!! Stunning card! Fantastic your colored the back of Santa’s image. No more words, simply fabulous. Absolutely gorgeous.
    Hugs and merry x-mas.

  313. Cheryl O permalink
    December 7, 2010 12:39 pm

    What a beautifully colored card……a work of art!! It’s so gorgeous from the inside out. I even love the background papers you picked, everything matches perfectly. Who wouldn’t love to receive this card!!

  314. connie brobbel permalink
    December 7, 2010 12:40 pm

    I wish I could buy all de stamps. But this one is very very nice. When I could choose, I will take this one.

  315. December 7, 2010 12:40 pm

    OMgoodness!! I’ve never seen anything so intricate and beautifully coloured. I love the easel choice and the verse on the inside. Wow, I am in awe. TFS.

  316. December 7, 2010 12:42 pm

    what a gorgeous card! love the ‘stippling’ effect and the sentiment, beautifully coloured too! x

  317. December 7, 2010 12:42 pm

    beautifull card!!!! and i like the different colored dots around the stamps

  318. Toni Greer permalink
    December 7, 2010 12:44 pm

    I love this card that you made. I would have never thought to take some of the story from the Night Before Christmas and put it inside a card. I am going to have to do that in some of my cards for next year. Great job!!!!! May you have a Merry Christmas.

  319. Alexandra Stapleton permalink
    December 7, 2010 12:45 pm

    Wow!! You are so talented I absolutely love your Santa xx

  320. December 7, 2010 12:46 pm

    Wow this is gorgeous coloring ♥♥

  321. December 7, 2010 12:47 pm

    So awesome card. Love your coloring!

  322. Teresa permalink
    December 7, 2010 12:52 pm

    Gorgeous Card!! Love the coloring.

  323. Elly permalink
    December 7, 2010 12:53 pm

    Such an awsome easel card.
    Great job on the coloring Mary.
    Thank you for the inspiration.

  324. December 7, 2010 12:55 pm

    Wow, what a beautiful card and I like the cute Santa.

    Christine S

  325. Debbie Perry permalink
    December 7, 2010 12:55 pm

    I absolutely love your cards!! They are always so inspiring. I a follower of your blog and look forward to your posts.

  326. Carole RB permalink
    December 7, 2010 12:59 pm

    Hi Mary
    What a lovely card. Your coloring is amazing!

  327. Gro A. L. permalink
    December 7, 2010 1:05 pm

    What a beautiful card. Gorgeous coloring.

  328. December 7, 2010 1:06 pm

    Wow this is really beautiful. I love your rich coloring and the decorations!



  329. Frank permalink
    December 7, 2010 1:08 pm

    Lovely card…especially love the shading you did…

    Thank you for sharing!!

  330. December 7, 2010 1:08 pm

    WOW LOVE THE COLORING IT’S OUTSTANDING!!!! veru nice to see a santa on the hop very very cute!!!Well done MARY, YOU ALWAYS HAVE AWSOME EYE CANDY ON YOUR BLOG,RubyM:)

  331. jacquie duncan permalink
    December 7, 2010 1:11 pm

    absolutely love this card

  332. December 7, 2010 1:11 pm

    hes amazing Mary, beautifully coloured as always
    Mina xxx

  333. December 7, 2010 1:15 pm

    What a beautiful card. I just love the coloring. It’s stunning. I can learn so much from your coloring.

    hugs Heidie

  334. December 7, 2010 1:15 pm

    Oh wow Mary this is one stunning card, such beautiful colouring, I love everything.
    Happy Christmas
    hugs Mandy xx

  335. December 7, 2010 1:16 pm

    this is just amazing!
    thanks for this absolutely gorgous card!

    merry xmas to everyone!

  336. December 7, 2010 1:19 pm

    what a amazing and great card
    thanks for sharing the colours of the copic’s


  337. kmwquilt permalink
    December 7, 2010 1:22 pm

    What a lovely card and I loved the layering of Santa


  338. Annie13 permalink
    December 7, 2010 1:28 pm

    It’s a real cool Santa and the colouring is so perfect !!
    xx Annie

  339. Dena permalink
    December 7, 2010 1:29 pm

    Mary, of course your card ROCKS!!!! They always do! Such fantastic coloring!!!! The images are so wonderful and I love how you did the sentiment part!
    Hugs, Dena

  340. Henriette H permalink
    December 7, 2010 1:34 pm

    Ohhhh, that Santa is just so cute…

    Love to visit your blog and see alle your fantastic cards…

  341. December 7, 2010 1:39 pm

    O Mary I just adore your style of colouring, and how it really makes the images pop off the cards. Just gorgeous. His name is so apt too isnt it, leaning up against the lamp post all ‘cool’ like LOL
    Hugs Leonie

  342. December 7, 2010 1:39 pm

    Beautiful card, Mary! I really like this new Santa!

    Deb H.

  343. December 7, 2010 1:40 pm

    Easel cards are my favorite, this one is fantastic. Great coloring. This is a card anyone who would receive it would treasure it. As always the Magnolia stamps are the best. Take care,
    thanks for sharing.

  344. December 7, 2010 1:40 pm

    This is awesome! I love your coloring and your card is beautifully done!!

  345. December 7, 2010 1:42 pm

    Lovely card, love the bold colors and the poem of St Nick, didn’t know that one
    have a nice day !

  346. Julia permalink
    December 7, 2010 1:43 pm

    The card is adorable and that Santa looks like he’s ready for some action!

  347. Anna Ingvarsson permalink
    December 7, 2010 1:46 pm

    What a beautiful card. And I had a scroll down to see your other projects as well. I like your style and I´ll be back 🙂

  348. December 7, 2010 1:49 pm

    As always Mary….Stunning!!!!

  349. December 7, 2010 1:53 pm

    It’s a beautiful card! Great colouring! Love to visit your blog. You make awesome cards!

  350. December 7, 2010 1:54 pm

    Wow What a stunning card. Fabulous coloring. Hugs Marja

  351. Judy Pittman permalink
    December 7, 2010 1:58 pm

    This is definitely one Cool Santa. I particularly like the multi-color shading around Santa and the light post. I want to try that technique. The card is beautiful and very appealing.

  352. December 7, 2010 2:04 pm

    Wow what a gorgeous card and I love the St Nick sentiment that you have added. Sarahxx

  353. December 7, 2010 2:04 pm

    A truly wonderful card, the image and verse just go hand in hand. Best wishes, Sarah

  354. December 7, 2010 2:04 pm

    wow…………… Amazing creation!!!! ❤
    I love the glitter and sparkles around the image. Thanks so much for the chance to win.

  355. Agnes permalink
    December 7, 2010 2:05 pm

    Thanks for the inspiration…I have lost my MOJO over the last few days and this advent calendar has really helped.

  356. Maria Goman permalink
    December 7, 2010 2:05 pm

    What a beautiful card!!!!

  357. December 7, 2010 2:06 pm

    OM Mary, this card is sooo cute 😀
    Your coloring is sooo awesome!
    Merry Christmas 😀

    Hugs, Janneke

  358. December 7, 2010 2:06 pm

    Wow, I love this card! Gorgeous! 🙂

  359. Marilena permalink
    December 7, 2010 2:06 pm

    So beautiful.

  360. Barbara Collins permalink
    December 7, 2010 2:07 pm

    What a gorgeous card. I admire the way you have matched your colours to the background paper. I’m trying very hard to get better at that but it’s not as easy as it looks – I find.

  361. Maria Johansson permalink
    December 7, 2010 2:10 pm

    Love the Christmasspirit you have created in this card. Happy Holiday to you too.

  362. Julie Price permalink
    December 7, 2010 2:11 pm

    What a stunning card.I just love it !
    Hugs Julie P

  363. guilly permalink
    December 7, 2010 2:14 pm

    This is really unusual. I just love his expression 🙂 Excellent card and lovely poem

  364. Christiane permalink
    December 7, 2010 2:17 pm

    Love your precious card – especially these magical sparkles behind!
    Hugs from Germany

  365. December 7, 2010 2:18 pm

    Love it! So beautifully colored – great work!

  366. December 7, 2010 2:20 pm

    WOW! Your colouring of Santa is AMAZING!!! Copics Makes everything look so real! I am getting tempted to try! Your Card is Wonderful! You have used such Beautiful papers too! And Put so much work into it! It shows!!! :o)

  367. December 7, 2010 2:22 pm

    Mary,your card is really wonderfull!I love your coloring!I love too the poem for St Nicolas!

  368. December 7, 2010 2:25 pm

    WOW! What an absolutely wonderful creations! Your coloring leaves me SO jealous!


  369. December 7, 2010 2:30 pm

    Love your card! 🙂

  370. Rosita Geuens permalink
    December 7, 2010 2:31 pm

    What a beautiful card and thank you for sharing it with us. I ame shure that my family will love it when I make it and send it to them.
    Héél mooie kaart en als beginnende kaartmaakster een fijne uitdaging.

  371. December 7, 2010 2:31 pm

    Fun way to fold a card. The sparkle around the card is fab!
    Marry x-mas to you!

  372. December 7, 2010 2:31 pm

    WOWEE!! this is AWESOME! I LOVE the santa! and the layout and story are just perfect!

  373. December 7, 2010 2:31 pm

    I just have one word – WOW

    Wish I was so talented as you are…

    Hugs from Norway

  374. December 7, 2010 2:34 pm

    Ohhhh…. what a beautiful and fantastic card. Amazing! Tini

  375. Cards & Co permalink
    December 7, 2010 2:36 pm

    He is such a “cool” santa – look how relaxed he is even though he has so much work to do. Wish I could keep calm like him with Christmas approaching. 🙂

  376. Heidi Mourujärvi Salihi permalink
    December 7, 2010 2:37 pm

    What a wonderful card.
    / Heidi

  377. Barbara permalink
    December 7, 2010 2:37 pm

    Woow, it is so beautiful!! I love it.

  378. December 7, 2010 2:37 pm

    OM Goodness Mary!!
    This is just STUNNING!! Your beautiful colouring just pours from Santa and I LOVE the colours you put around him as shadows! Great little scene of him leaning on the lamp post…..
    Beautiful papers, ribbon and snowflake.
    Oh my ! I can’t say enough about this AWESOME card!!!
    Hope you are keeping well – hugs, Candy

  379. December 7, 2010 2:38 pm

    Wow, your coloring are wonderful! And the card is awesome – would love to get this one for christmas! 🙂

  380. Maria permalink
    December 7, 2010 2:39 pm

    You’ve made a beautiful card!! The stamps yoy’ve choosen fits so well togheter. The cool Santa and the romantic lamppost. I like the text about Santa.

    Good work!!

    Best wishes
    Maria in Sweden

  381. December 7, 2010 2:43 pm

    Wow, love this easel card and love the Santa leaning on the post.. Adore how ou put the “night before Christmas” on the card.. your papers are gorgeous and your coloring is devine!!
    Hugs, Jean

  382. December 7, 2010 2:44 pm

    Your card is stunning Mary! Beautiful details and your coloring looks perfect 😉

    Hugs, Anne

  383. Val Donohue permalink
    December 7, 2010 2:47 pm

    What a stunning card, I just love it. To me it is telling a story of Santa having delivered some of his presents and is having a rest, leaning against the lamp-post before returning to his sleigh to carry on with his deliveries to all those little boys and girls who are fast asleep in their beds.

    A lot of work has gone into making this card, and I congratulate you on your design.

  384. December 7, 2010 2:48 pm

    This is fantastic! I love your work, you make great cards!!!
    And we also love “A Visit from St. Nicholas”, aka “The Night Before Christmas” poem…
    I purchased it last year for my 5 year old daughter (the book with CD), she didn’t understand a word, but she was watching it like 50 times a day.. It’s a beautiful poem..

    Big hugs from Croatia, Marina

    “Happy Christmas to all, and to all a good-night!”

  385. December 7, 2010 2:48 pm

    Wow – fabulous card.


  386. Jaline permalink
    December 7, 2010 2:49 pm

    I love it, it is gorgeous and I love your choice of colors.

  387. Ciccos permalink
    December 7, 2010 2:49 pm

    Lost of lovley things you do. You are really good at colouring. Lookning forward to follow your blog.

    Lost of love, Cristina

  388. December 7, 2010 2:51 pm

    Wonderful coloring – and I love the charming christmas card!

  389. December 7, 2010 2:53 pm

    What a great idea to do the background of the Santa.
    Just Fab!!!
    Love the image and colours.
    Hugs Jolanda

  390. December 7, 2010 2:54 pm

    Fabulous card! I hope that Santa makes me the winner of today

  391. December 7, 2010 2:56 pm

    Woww your card is gorgeous.
    I like it very much.

    x Esther

  392. December 7, 2010 2:57 pm

    Wow, that card is amazing – I love it! Your santa claus is fantastic, beautifully coloured.

  393. Danielle Frendo permalink
    December 7, 2010 3:00 pm

    Another delightful card Mary. Love the confetti around Santa, it just gives him an extra magical touch.

    Cheers Danielle

  394. December 7, 2010 3:01 pm

    Ooooh, what a wonderful, wonderful card!! Just stunning!! Loooove your coloring!

  395. December 7, 2010 3:02 pm

    Beautiful, amazing card!!!

  396. December 7, 2010 3:04 pm

    Santa never looked so good. Your coloring is out of this world.
    This is one fabulous easel card.

  397. KATHY B permalink
    December 7, 2010 3:14 pm

    WOw, your coloring is magnificent!!! What a fantastic card!

  398. December 7, 2010 3:19 pm

    Wow, your shading is incredible!! I love this ♥

  399. December 7, 2010 3:22 pm

    So beatiful! Love your painting!

  400. December 7, 2010 3:27 pm

    awesome…just love it.

  401. December 7, 2010 3:28 pm

    That is such a cute card! Love it! 🙂

  402. December 7, 2010 3:28 pm

    WOW what a perfect card, i have no words for this…. this is so…. BEAUTIFULL

    Hugs, Patricia

  403. Denise Trottier permalink
    December 7, 2010 3:34 pm

    Super card…just love it…thanks for the chance to win…
    Denise Trottier

  404. December 7, 2010 3:35 pm

    Oh WOW this is such a beautiful card! I love your colouring it is stunning 🙂 The velvet ribbon is just gorgeous too!

    Thanks for sharing your wonderful creations with us:)

    Sharon x

  405. Lorraine Collett permalink
    December 7, 2010 3:39 pm

    What a fantastic card !

  406. December 7, 2010 3:40 pm

    What a beautiful card. Santa is so laid back, a really cute stamp


  407. December 7, 2010 3:45 pm

    Gorgeous card!! I just love it!! 🙂

    Hugs, Susa

  408. December 7, 2010 3:46 pm

    I really love your wonderful card:)

  409. December 7, 2010 3:49 pm

    What lovely cards! The recipients must be thrilled! 🙂

  410. Debora permalink
    December 7, 2010 3:49 pm

    Thanks for the chance to win! I will echo all the others before me…you blew my socks off with this card – great job!

  411. Gun permalink
    December 7, 2010 3:50 pm

    I just say wow, the person who gets that beautiful card will be very happy, beautiful colouring.

  412. Janice M. permalink
    December 7, 2010 3:56 pm

    What an absolutely beautiful easel card! your colors and coloring are wonderful, and the use of the pop dots just gives it that ‘extra’ that makes it so wonderful! Thanks for sharing it with us on the advent calendar!

  413. December 7, 2010 4:15 pm

    Beautilful… really beautiful!
    Ik love santa!! He is so cute 🙂
    You made a lovely card with this waiting santa!

  414. December 7, 2010 4:23 pm

    I love this santa… beautiful card!

  415. Margaret permalink
    December 7, 2010 4:23 pm

    This is absolutely gorgeous Mary. The colours are just right. I love the verse. Everything is beautiful.

  416. December 7, 2010 4:27 pm

    this must have been a labor of love, your work is amazing, from the colouring to the layout,
    totally fab
    rellz…. : o )

  417. Lori Manicho permalink
    December 7, 2010 4:31 pm

    What a Fabulous card! I love the Santa!
    Your work is beautiful!

  418. December 7, 2010 4:32 pm

    So nice! Beautiful coloured!

  419. December 7, 2010 4:35 pm

    Fabulous card. The colours really glow.

  420. December 7, 2010 4:36 pm

    The sparkles are great but the velvet bow on the side just balances the card out beautifully. Thank you for the chance to win from Romulus Michigan U.S. Love Magnolia! She is so new and exciting for us over here.

  421. December 7, 2010 4:38 pm

    The card is lovely. I just adore the Magnolia stamps. An you hav e made the card so nice with the part about santa.

  422. December 7, 2010 4:42 pm

    Your santa is beautiful!!!

    Linda I

  423. December 7, 2010 4:42 pm

    LOVE your card!!!!
    Hugs Malin

  424. December 7, 2010 4:46 pm

    A Beautiful card, Mary. Thank you for the chance to win!
    Merry Christmas!!

  425. Geraldine permalink
    December 7, 2010 4:51 pm

    Beautiful, I love this BG range, and Santa goes so well. Stunning!

  426. December 7, 2010 5:00 pm

    I love your card!!!

  427. Pauline permalink
    December 7, 2010 5:19 pm

    Simply gorgeous! What can I say, Santa has always been a favourite and your card is amazing. Thanks for the inspiration.

  428. Anne H permalink
    December 7, 2010 5:33 pm

    Your card is amazing:) I love your colouring. Gives me inspiration for tomorrows christmas card:) Anne

  429. Ann-Sofie Hofgren permalink
    December 7, 2010 5:37 pm

    realy love this card

  430. Vigdis permalink
    December 7, 2010 5:37 pm

    Hello Mary.
    You have made a fantastic Christmascard – I love it.

  431. Karen Nicita permalink
    December 7, 2010 5:45 pm

    Such gorgeous deep and rich colours … he looks wonderful
    well done

  432. Kath Robertson permalink
    December 7, 2010 5:46 pm

    WoW, WoW, WoW, need I go on , this card is fabulous…..hugs Kath…

  433. December 7, 2010 5:52 pm

    Oh hon this is just gorgeous!!! I so love your coloring dear it is just gorgeous. So much detail. Thanks for the inspiration.

  434. December 7, 2010 5:54 pm

    What an absolutely delightful card. Every detail is fantastic. Love, love, love it.
    Sue S.

  435. Leslie permalink
    December 7, 2010 5:54 pm

    A really Beautiful card!!!! Thanks for sharing it

  436. Annette Krslovic permalink
    December 7, 2010 5:55 pm

    Your cards are just beautiful and so detailed. Annette (anthkat)

  437. December 7, 2010 5:55 pm

    He’s super cool Mary 🙂 Love his magical background–and colored fabulously of course!! Please don’t enter me in the candy–just wanted to stop by and tell you how wonderful your card was!


  438. December 7, 2010 6:02 pm

    Stunning, gorgeous,amazing, Totally awesome coloring.
    Luv CHRISSYxx

  439. December 7, 2010 6:04 pm

    Mary, your coloring is absolutely amazing! My mouth dropped open when I saw it. Gorgeous!

  440. December 7, 2010 6:04 pm

    STUNNING, GORGEOUS, AMAZING coloring. I love this card.
    Luv CHRISSYxx

  441. Ana permalink
    December 7, 2010 6:11 pm

    I love it , the colors are so vibrant and all the glitter make it an special card.


  442. December 7, 2010 6:14 pm

    Wowza! I don’t know what you have surrounding him, but it is AWESOME! Your card is just so beautiful! A gift in itself!
    Rene 😀

  443. Cathy permalink
    December 7, 2010 6:15 pm

    Oh my goodness, I love it, I love how you color I wish i was so talented :). Thanks for a chance to win, and good luck to the ones before me and the ones that enter after me 🙂


  444. Sherry permalink
    December 7, 2010 6:28 pm

    Love your Santa card the colors are great. Really appreciate you listing the Copics you used. thanks so much for sharing your idea with us

  445. Darlene Davis permalink
    December 7, 2010 6:34 pm

    ABSOLUTELY AWESOME!!!!!! Wow how talented you are and I am envious!!! I hope that my cards will soon be to this level. Thanks so very much for the opportunity to win my “favorite” Maggie stamps.

  446. Lauraline permalink
    December 7, 2010 6:36 pm

    Great card! I love the coloring, very nicely done!

  447. December 7, 2010 6:44 pm

    Breath taking!!! Incredibly beautiful!! : )

  448. December 7, 2010 6:44 pm

    Beautiful card. I love how you did the shading especially his boots.

  449. Tina F. permalink
    December 7, 2010 6:57 pm

    ..ooh, sikke et fint kort..
    Snupper et lod i dagens lodtrækning, og krydser mine fingre 😉
    Hilsen Tina F.

  450. December 7, 2010 7:01 pm

    Absolutely gorgeous card Mary, as usual. You have such talent for knowing how to put together a card. May I come and rub your elbow??
    rubber hugz, inky wishes,

  451. December 7, 2010 7:09 pm

    Breathtaking! Amazing work. I love what you have created. Thanks for including the Copic colors-that helps alot.

  452. December 7, 2010 7:22 pm

    Such a darling card

  453. December 7, 2010 7:25 pm

    All I can so is “holy cow”!!! This is just absolutly stunning!! Best card I’ve ever seen. Thanx so much for sharing/

  454. December 7, 2010 7:40 pm

    I love your card!! I have seen some other things that you have done and your cards are truely amazing!!

  455. Susan permalink
    December 7, 2010 7:43 pm

    Wow: I have lots of trouble getting Santa’s colours just right. Yours are beautifully done. Gorgeous card and super layout and colours. Well done.

  456. December 7, 2010 7:44 pm

    I’m in love with this card!
    The color of your Santa Claus is perfect, I love what you did for this card, bravo!

  457. December 7, 2010 7:51 pm

    Love your beautiful card, Mary!
    Huggies ~

  458. Olive permalink
    December 7, 2010 7:53 pm

    Sooooooooo beautiful card and it will be a
    warmest X’mas!

  459. December 7, 2010 7:58 pm

    Mary, this is absolutely breathtaking! 🙂 wow.
    Gorgeous card, fantastic colouring and great image!



  460. Sherrie permalink
    December 7, 2010 8:08 pm

    Wow, so many comments and for good reason. What a beautiful card. I only hope that one day I will be able to use markers like the rest of you. Breathtaking.

  461. bevb permalink
    December 7, 2010 8:13 pm

    What a fabulous card. Love this santa and your coloring makes him cone to life.
    Thanks for a chance to win.

  462. Frances R permalink
    December 7, 2010 8:21 pm

    The card is amazing – I love it! The way you’ve colored Santa and the card design are wonderful.

  463. December 7, 2010 8:24 pm

    Lovely card with a story !

  464. December 7, 2010 8:44 pm

    Awesome card. I love the “aura” you created around Saint Nick…so perfect for that mystical man in red velvety clothes! Kerry

  465. Michel E permalink
    December 7, 2010 8:58 pm

    This card is absolutely gorgeous. Love it.

  466. December 7, 2010 9:11 pm

    You made Christmas magical! Thank you!!
    Nuša, Slovenia

  467. Kim Kowal permalink
    December 7, 2010 9:21 pm

    This is absolutely beautiful!! Love your coloring, it is just perfect and your DP is matches so well too. Thanks so much for sharing!!

  468. December 7, 2010 9:37 pm

    Wow! I love this card – It’s so festive and Cool Santa is a great image. Love it!

  469. DeeAnn Savilla permalink
    December 7, 2010 9:53 pm

    Wow, Awesome Santa Card!

  470. December 7, 2010 9:54 pm

    What a beautiful card!

  471. December 7, 2010 10:03 pm

    Thia is a very beautiful card. I love the colored for Santa.
    With Love, Cathy

  472. December 7, 2010 10:06 pm

    Very very COOL SANTA Mary!!!

  473. December 7, 2010 10:21 pm

    Mary, there is only one word to say fabulous!,breathtaking!
    well 2 words than.
    Hugs Harma

  474. December 7, 2010 10:21 pm

    Absolutely stunning Mary! I love this
    Santa, and he is colored beautifully!


  475. December 7, 2010 10:35 pm

    Wow, this is a gorgeous card! Your colouring is amazing!!

  476. December 7, 2010 10:47 pm

    superbe carte

  477. December 7, 2010 11:13 pm

    truly a work of art….beautiful work, so much detail…..keep them coming

  478. diane rowe permalink
    December 7, 2010 11:20 pm

    wow love the santa and the card cant wait to get and use this one

  479. December 7, 2010 11:35 pm

    Wow your santa is fab and my fav poem for christmas too, love all the dotty magic on his aura and your colouring is brilliant it really makes him pop.

  480. jessicak permalink
    December 7, 2010 11:51 pm

    Awesome Christmas card with St. Nick – he looks like he’s just chilling there against the lamppost. 🙂

  481. December 7, 2010 11:57 pm

    He is stunning. What great colors. This is a great card and really puts you into the spirit. Thank you for sharing.

  482. TANYA WOLSKI permalink
    December 8, 2010 12:55 am

    its gorgeous! its great to see a card sometimes that oesnt include edwin or tilda(as much as i love them dearly) and i absolutely love the sentiment. it gives it that xmas touch!

  483. MInette Jameson permalink
    December 8, 2010 12:59 am

    Love how your creations always have a lot of color! truly inspirational!

  484. Jodie from Oz permalink
    December 8, 2010 1:23 am

    Mary, Wow your card is amazing – I love it! The way you’ve coloured Santa is fantastic as is the design of the card. Wishing you a Merry Christmas. Sending some Aussie sunshine & hugs Jodie from Oz

  485. December 8, 2010 1:31 am

    Woow! The card is so gorgeous. Love the deep colors and the colorful sparkle around cool Santa 🙂 So lovely!

  486. December 8, 2010 1:54 am

    O what a beautyful card you made!
    Greetings from Holland,

  487. December 8, 2010 2:04 am

    Wow, what a beautiful card you have made.
    The coloring is stunning, wow…..
    Thank you for the chance to win.
    Hugs, Kaia

  488. Matilda permalink
    December 8, 2010 2:18 am

    Ohh, that’s a really beautiful card! I love the coloring! Thanks for the opportunity to win!:)
    Hugs Matilda

  489. December 8, 2010 2:32 am

    This is really gorgeous!

  490. December 8, 2010 2:42 am

    What a wonderful 3d-feeling in the scene!

    Regards from Sweden

  491. December 8, 2010 3:42 am

    OMG! This card is just gorgeous!!! The coluring is amazing!! Thanks for the chance to win!

  492. Anne Marie permalink
    December 8, 2010 4:03 am

    Absolute fantastic!!!

  493. Ulrika Krook permalink
    December 8, 2010 4:26 am

    Wow, what a card. Great coloring!!! Amazing!!! Keeping my fingers crossed !!!

  494. December 8, 2010 4:54 am

    Beautiful card and I love that santa stamp!

  495. December 8, 2010 5:37 am

    this is stunning! I love everything about it!! x x x

  496. December 8, 2010 6:08 am

    Your card is fantastic !!!!!!!!! I love what you have done with color around the Santa

  497. wil permalink
    December 8, 2010 6:24 am

    wauw mooie essel kaart geworden en die kerst man super zeg en die lantraan mooie kleuren ook super gedaan

  498. Cora permalink
    December 8, 2010 6:30 am

    Wowwwww…………….. yust one word to tell how beautifull this easelcard is 🙂

  499. December 8, 2010 6:37 am

    Wow! Fantastic colouring of santa and I just love all the paper on your easel card – a real beauty!
    Hugs, Danielle

  500. Anitha permalink
    December 8, 2010 6:59 am

    Amazing! You really captured the christmas feeling!

  501. December 8, 2010 7:42 am

    Amazing card. I really love your coloring and the all the dots around Santa.

  502. December 8, 2010 8:20 am

    Wow, such a cheerful image…… love what you have done

  503. Lisa V. permalink
    December 8, 2010 8:37 am

    AMAZING!!! I love your card. The coloring is WOW. when I grow up I want to be good like you.

    Merry Christmas!!!

    Lisa V.

  504. cowchipper permalink
    December 8, 2010 8:43 am

    very stunning bright card…love it!

  505. Zendalina permalink
    December 8, 2010 8:44 am

    great card. Nice Christmas colors. TFS

  506. Darrell permalink
    December 8, 2010 8:45 am

    I like this card. It is very nice. Christmas is my favorite Holiday of the year!

  507. Dave permalink
    December 8, 2010 8:48 am

    liking the dark colors in this card. I like the fold idea also. thanks for sharing!

  508. December 8, 2010 10:15 am

    Very adorable card. Love the colors!

  509. Janet Mansfield permalink
    December 8, 2010 11:19 am

    What a fantastic card

  510. December 8, 2010 11:34 am

    What a lovely card!

  511. December 8, 2010 12:22 pm

    What a beautifully colored card and with the story inside it’s brilliant 🙂
    hugs Nikki C

  512. December 8, 2010 12:39 pm

    I love your cards. They are so beautiful!

  513. Anne Dodd permalink
    December 8, 2010 4:00 pm

    Love this fun card! The colorful dots around your image is fantastic!

  514. December 8, 2010 8:15 pm

    Wow!! I love the dots for added texture and your coloring is beyond words. Gorgeous!

  515. December 9, 2010 9:04 pm

    And Ho, Ho, Ho to you Mary. Such a old feel to this card…what did you use to halo around dear ol’ Santa??? The “dotting” has such a fun feel to this card as well. Hope all is well in your part of the world. May you holiday be filled with lots of smiles everywhere you go!

  516. December 12, 2010 8:56 am

    The card is amazing!!!! Thanks so much for sharing…

  517. Elda Marques permalink
    December 24, 2010 11:41 am

    This card is amazing. I just love how santa is 3D and the colors are perfect. What a fantastic job. Thank-you for sharing this with us.

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