Sunday, October 25, 2009

Santa's Magic Ladder

Santas magic ladder close

Santa really is magical in this whimsical scene which I created for Squigglefly. I call it "Santa's Magic Ladder". Santa defies gravity in this one, and all rules of logic too! ;-)
It's just a fun little image and colors up fast too!

I colored him with the following Copics:
E0000, 000, 01, 04,
R22, 24, 27, 29, 39, 59
BV20, 23
W3, 5, 7, 8
100 black
E50, 53

Candy cane ladder:
R24 with BV0000 for shadows

and for the gifts:
G02, 05, 07,
YG17, 67
RV19, 23

Background was done with YR000 and then I sponged around the edges with a similar colored dye ink.

Santas magic ladder front

I used my R46 to create the striped frame on a white mat. I just used the chiseled end of the Sketch marker to doodle those lines.
This card jingles because of the little bells I added, and when I showed my daughter she started singing, "Just hear those sleigh bells jingling, ring-ting-tingling too; come on it's lovely weather for a sleigh ride together with you..." Really put me in the mood for Christmas!
Thanks for stopping by my blog today!
Bless you!


  1. Wow! I'm speechless!
    It's just beautiful, Crissy.
    I love this card.


  2. Nice card hun love the Chrissy Flower too

    Love Dawn xx

  3. oh this is so cute and puts me in the mood for Christmas too! I really like how you drew his beard so long Crissy.

  4. Fabby, just love that image, another great card
    Anne x

  5. Super cute Crissy, I could do with that magic ladder sometimes lol. A great Christmas image and a beautiful card. Hugs Dawn Marie.xx

  6. Wow i really love this card - its beautiful
    love tasha xx

  7. Amazing card!! Hope one day I can colour so perfectly as you do!! Hugs Marley

  8. Well I am singing Christmas tunes now too! Love how you made the striped paper...very creative. Wonderful image!

  9. An adorable image and a gorgeous card! Love the bells. A great finishing touch Crissy! xx

  10. Stunning card.Love the superb image and the ribbon with the bells.It just shouts Christmas.
    Cass xxx

  11. Beautiful card and that Santa would bring a smile to anyone's face. Love it.

    Have a lovely day, Mette

  12. Gorgeous Crissy, love your coloring hun!
    blessings, Maria

  13. Gorgeous Crissy! Love everything! The border is super!!

    Hugs, Kelly

  14. Absolutely stunning. Love the red and white and the stripy frame around the image.

  15. AWWW!! Crissy, this is just one sweet image!! I love it!! The whole layout of the card is amazing!! Thanks for sharing your fabby talent!! HUGS

  16. So sweet, I love it! Totally adorable image, masterfully colored and I love your pointsettias in the upper corner. I love that Christmas carol!

  17. Crissy the colours are stunning! It's so vibrant and fun. Bless your sweet...can just just imagine her singing away
    fiona x

  18. Very sweet! Love that ribbon with the bells and the the poinsettia's and greenery you added! Adorable!

  19. Fantastic Crissy! Your new Santa is wonderful and that stack of presents looks like the way things get stacked in my house :) He really makes me smile! Superb colouring and card design too, it's so beautifully Christmassy! Chris xx

  20. Hi Crissy, I'm a first timer and love your cards, so thought I'd join as a follower so that I can keep up to date with your new creations. I'm a newbie to blogland and cardmaking and have met some wonderful people so far. I am loving it! Please pop around for a visit when you have the time. Blessings, Sharon

  21. Wow, Crissy, what a fabulous card. I love the image and the way you made it so festive. Great idea to add jingle bells, too. Now you've got me singing that tune. :)

  22. Crissy,

    I just bought some of your squigglefly images! I am sooo in love with them! They are amazing!