Monday 1 February 2021

Santa Never-Ending Card for Merry Little Christmas Challenge Blog MLCCB #31 for February 2021


I am now a member of the Merry Little Christmas Challenge Blog Design Team, which is way cool as I can use everything Christmas that I have been collecting and stuff out of my stash that I have never used before! 
Merry Little Christmas Challenge Blog challenges are monthly, going live at 4:00 AM Mountain Time (which is currently 9:30 pm here in Adelaide, SA) on the first day of every month and run until 4:00 PM Mountain Time (currently 9:30 am Adelaide, SA time) on the last day of the month We always play Anything Christmas Goes! So please come over to the blog and join in the fun! :)

So this is my first challenge and as I have been collecting a whole bunch of Christmas stamps and dies from La-La Land Crafts, I have decided to try and use them all! So I have chosen parts of the Christmas Postcard Bundle which was released around August 2020 as a SSE Bundle. I used the Dear Santa Clear Stamp Set and the Christmas Postcard Stamp Set.

Anyway, I made a never-ending card, which took me a few goes to get right, but here are the four sides of my Santa Never-Ending card:

I also made a video with the help of my son - he held the phone and recorded! You can find it on the JemLou Productions Facebook page - I will post the link here once it goes live.

Anyway, I have stamped four Santa images from Dear Santa using Black Tuxedo Memento ink on to X-Press It Blending Card.
Then I have coloured with the following Copics markers:
  • skin - E000, E00, R20
  • beards - C00, C0, C1, colourless blender
  • reds - R22, R24, R27, R29
  • greens - G14, G17, G19
  • white - clear Wink of Stella
  • pompoms on hats - Twinkle Stickles
  • blacks - C3, C5, C7, C9
  • buckle - bronze Wink of Stella
  • skate blades - silver Wink of Stella
  • mug - blue - B14, B16, B18 - also suspenders
  • mug - yellow - Y02, Y06, Y08
  • coffee - E17
  • chair - B93, B95, B97, B99
  • remote - T2, T4, T6
  • lantern - Y02, Y26, Y28, gold Wink of Stella
  • sack - E13, E15, E17
  • presents - same as yellow and blue of mug
  • outline - BV0000
I fussy cut out the images and then organised the Never-Ending Card.
I scored and then cut four pieces of white card stock and followed the instructions from Christina Griffiths on The edges were inked by Rich Cocoa Memento ink.
I decorated the different sides using paper from Silly Season by KaiserCraft, which was inked on the edges by Rich Cocoa Memento ink. The sentiments and Christmas stamps are from Dear Santa Clear Stamp Set and the Christmas Postcard Stamp Set.

I have taken inspiration for the colouring from La-La Land Crafts Blog.

Here is a close-up of the colouring of the Santa images:

There is inspiration from the rest of the Merry Little Christmas Challenge Blog DT over on the Merry Little Christmas Challenge Blog, so please pop over to everyone's blog by clicking on their name. We always appreciate a comment or two! :) You can also find out what other challenges are out there, which could give you some ideas for your card or gift stash.

We all hope that you are able to join us for this challenge. We look forward to visiting your blogs and seeing your gorgeous "always anything goes" creations. Please ensure that you are a follower of the Merry Little Christmas Challenge Blog!

Have fun! This challenge will end on Sunday the 31st of January, 2021. Please check the Merry Little Christmas Challenge Blog around the 5th of February to find out the winners of Challenge #30 -  I actually entered this challenge!! :)

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Christmas Crafts All Year 'Round February Challenge - Something that starts with C and/or D - Father Christmas is starting to Decorate the tree with presents 

Thanks for looking!


  1. WOW this is awesome! Great job!

  2. Fabulous card, Lou - looks like a lot of work but well worth it! Thanks for the inspiration at Merry Little Christmas!!

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  4. That is beautiful! I've always wanted to try an endless card, but I haven't gotten to it yet. The Santa is amazing and very nice papers that match the color. Thank you for playing CCAYR together!

  5. Wonderful and creative card!!! Thank you for joining The Creative Crafters challenge #36.

    Nan - DT

  6. I love all the Santa images!

  7. This is just fabulous. Nice work.
    Thank you for sharing in our challenge at Classic Design Challenge we really appreciate you joining in.

    Annette DT