Monday, 12 November 2012

Santa's Magic Key

Hi All,

It's time for another challenge over at Crafty Cardmakers. Challenge #79 is being hosted by BettyC  and she would like to see MORE THAN ONE PUNCH OR DIECUT.

You can have a combination such as 1 punch and 1 diecut as that equals two, or two punches, or two diecuts.  You can use more if you wish as long as there is at least two in combination or two of either on your creation.

There are super prizes on offer from our sponsors Hobby Art and Milk Coffee Digital Stamps 

Ages ago I bought a necklace from Primark which had a load of lovely keys on it - I knew I would use it for something one day - and today was the day ....

I'm doing a couple of school fairs in the next couple of weeks so with kiddies in mind, I've made a "Magic Santa Key" (if your house doesn't have a chimney, Santa can use the key to creep into your house to deliver your pressies!)

First I die cut a Tim Holtz label then stamped the Kanban Santa and house stamps with black Archival. The sentiment  on the front is computer generated, which I punched out with an oval punch and mounted onto a circle punch of red miri.  I then mounted this onto some red SU card which I'd silver embossed with little snowflakes.
Back of the tag

The back of the label is made with some christmas DP, the stamped sentiment is from American Crafts, which I again punched out.

I then laminated the whole thing to make it waterproof.

I used my Crop-a-dile to punch a hole top and bottom and then I attached the key and a little bell with some sparkly string and Christmas ribbon.

I'd like to enter my little Christmas hanging into the following challenges ...

Christmas Stampin' All Year Long - Anything Goes
Out of a Hat Challenge - Locks and Keys
Pretty Little Ribbon Shop - Diecuts/Punches, Ribbon and Charms
Stampotique Designers Challenge- SDC73 Hanging Decoration

Sorry if I haven't been round to visit you all as much as usual the last couple of weeks, I'm trying to focus on getting my stock ready for the fairs - I've got stuff piled up everywhere, my problem is I keep jumping from job to job - everything is only half done! Oh well, no doubt it'll be alright on the night!

Thanks for coming to visit, hope you can join in with us over at Crafty Cardmakers

See you all soon,
Suze xx


chrissie said...

Love the magic key Suze and it is just right for our challenge at Out of a Hat this week

Great to have you join in with us

Best wishes Chrissie xx

Janet said...

Hi Suze,love your magic key,Bradley our grandson has one,he's alot happier knowing F/C is using a key LOL.
Thanks for sharing with us at Put of a Hat.
Janet x

Janet said...

Sorry finger slip OUT Of A HAT
Janet x

Unknown said...

Wow, what a wonderful idea of showing a magic key, can the magic key bring us round the world ? LOL

Crafty Card Markers DT

Aileen said...

These are sure to be a winner Suze. I love Santa's magic key and great idea they can hang it outside. x

Anonymous said...

Beautiful with all that fab detail! Thanks for joining the Stampotique DC

strangely creative said...

Hey Suze! Great work and that necklace was a fabulous find. Hope you do well at your fair - sell loads! Cx

Josephine said...

What a fabulous project! I love the key charm.

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Wonderful creations.

Sandra's Spot said...

Fab tags Suze love the magic key aspect the kids will love them. Thanks for joining us at OOAH. Hugs Sandra XXX

chrissy xx said...

Oh My! What a FABulous idea.
LOve your design too. Thank you sooo much for joining us this week at CSAYL.

Meggymay said...

Fantastic tag, love the idea of the magic key.

Gez Butterworth said...

FAB hangings. Thank you for joining Stampotique Designers challenge this week. Gez

Astrid Stulemeijer (AssiCrafts) said...

This is so cute! Love your key card! Thanks for joining us at Stampotique. XOXO

Anonymous said...

Hi Suze. Really great to have you joining in the challenge. That bracelet was a fabby find. Fantastic project. Thank you so much for sharing with the Hatters this week. Good luck at the fairs. At least all this crafting is keeping you out of mischief! he he!
Regards Florence xx

Basement Stamper said...

Great card, the addition of the key and little bill is perfect. Thanks for joining us at Stampotique Designer's Challenge.

Darnell said...

That is brilliant, Suze!! Kids always want to know how Santa gets in w/o a chimney!!

Thanks for coming by to visit me. Yes, I made it home okay; didn't need the bag after all, but better safe than sorry, right?!

Nonni said...

Hi Sue, you don't have to necessarily use stamping in your projects to take part in the ATSM Challenge, I for example didn't use any stamping in my DT card! This is a lovely project, I love the key and all the other details! :)

Cards By MI said...

Love your fabby secrete key. Have never heard about that before so it was fun learning. Love the wonderful design.
Love n hugs
Marie (MI)

Magda said...

Great creation! I love the key, it's beautiful.
Thanks for joining us at Stampotique Designer's Challenge.
Magda :)

Darnell said...

(Just a private note to your comment at my blog today, Suze. No, Dan was not a biggun. He was average at 7lb12oz. Just strong-willed!!)

Sarah said...

A lovely tag, and what a fantastic buy the bracelet was!

Thanks for joining us at the Pretty Little Ribbon Shop challenge.

Sarah x

Anonymous said...

More cleverness from you ! what a great way to use those keys the do look super and match perfectly with those lovely hangings. Thanks a million for joining us once again at CCM and good luck.