Sunday, 1 December 2013

Santa's New/Pimped Up Vehicle! - SanDee&amelie's Steampunk Challenges

Ho, Steamin' Ho!

Time for a new challenge over at SanDee&amelie's Steampunk Challenges!

This month - what else could it be - we go for a X-mas theme, but of course with a steampunk twist to it! ;)

We want you to create a new vehicle for Santa - or to pimp up his sleigh and thus create

 Santa's New/Pimped Up Vehicle!

But first let me thank you all for your awesome entries to our last challenge! You rocked it again! :)

Back to Santa's vehicle - in my case Santa decided to spare his reindeer the hard labour of pulling his overloaded sleigh and switch to something more modern - a rocketship. ;)

And of course he has his reindeer with him still - only on board of the rocketship instead of pulling it. (Thanks to the new and totally silent propulsion engine he still won't be heard when flying over all the homes of children, waiting for him to come down the chimney ;).

For my tag I used a background I had treated with some dry embossing on aluminium foil (which was glued to a piece of card) first and alcohol inks afterwards. I created the stencil for my rocket's shape by folding a sheet of plain card in half and drawing only half of the shape to the front. Then I cut it out and unfolded the card - voila - a symmetrical shape of an air and space craft!

The holly leaves on the bottom are meant to be the flames bursting out of Santa's rocket. The mystletoe looks a bit like smoke... so how does this new technology work? (Of course this will be kept a secret ;).

And look - there's Rudolf sitting on Santa's lap, peeping out of the rocket's window ! Seems he enjoys his ride too (or maybe he is helping Santa with driving the new modern vehicle?)  ;)

I hope you enjoy the pre-Christmas period and have fun creating a new vehicle for Santa (or simply pimp up his old sleigh to turn it into a steampunk wonder)!

Looking forward to see your creations entered soon!

Hugs and happy crafting,

Claudia x

I enter this tag to the following challenges:

Fashionable Stamping Challenges - In the Holiday Spirit
The Artistic Stamper - Anything Goes
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes


  1. This looks great Claudia and brought a big smile to my face! Love Santa's new pimped up vehicle, but what I really like lol is that he is still the same good old friendly Santa peeping out from his porthole, in fact he looks as if he is not totally sure of his fancy new vehicle, mind you at his age it must be quite something to adjust... Anyway, great out of the box theme and make!

  2. Fabulous, I love santa's rocket =). I wish we could all have a rocket like his!
    xx Monique

  3. Love the idea of Santa in a rocket! How else could he get round so quickly?! The colour of the rocket is perfect for an ornament too. Jenny x

  4. Hehehe, was für eine geniale Idee!!!! Wirklich klasse!!!!


  5. Love Santa's new transport, it will sure get him round quicker on Christmas Eve. Its a fantastic tag.

  6. Tee hee - what a cool challenge theme and, like Astrid, I've got a big silly grin all over my face at your adorable little deer peeping out next to Father Christmas! Love the metallic look, great idea and great inspiration.
    Alison xx

  7. schlichtweg GENIAL.... eine Hammerrakete für Santa....
    er wird sozusagen cyberschnell in Hinkunft ausliefern können!

    großartig Claudia!

  8. Ho Ho Ho what a stunning rocket…to the moon and back….ho ho ho :)

  9. herrlich - schlichtweg herrlich (eine wunderbare Idee), liebe Claudia. da drauf muss man erst kommen!

  10. Love Santa's new vehicle! Bet the reindeer do too. :)

  11. That's just brilliant! Thank you for sharing :)

  12. Na, das ist ja wohl oberhammermäßig. Klasse gemacht, liebe Claudia

  13. What a brilliant fun card, so beautifully done and I just love Santa with the little deer peeping out of the porthole of the rocket!!!

    Thanks so much for joining Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
    Heather xx

  14. that is exactly how Santa should be getting around in this modern world... i love the rocket. nice retro shape too. thanks for entering it in to the "Artistic stamper" challenge
    Z x

  15. wow what a fab project, such a fun idea and it looks amazing too. Thanks so much for joining us at Fashionable Stamping Challenges this time
    Claire xx


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