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Wednesday, December 23, 2020

Letter to Santa Card

  Hello, Tomorrow is Christmas Eve.  Will be getting a few more things wrapped today. 

Still waiting on a a couple of gifts to be delivered. Getting worried that they won't get here on time.

 I wanted to share with you all the Christmas card that I made for my Mom.


 She loves Santa things, so I thought she would like this cute image of a little girl sending her letter off to Santa.

 I remember writing my letter to Santa with all the things I wanted for Christmas and then sending it off. It was so fun.

 Do you remember sending off your Christmas wish list to Santa?

I found that cute Image on Pinterest under Free Christmas coloring Images. Colored it with my Spectrum Noir & Master's Touch Alcohol Marker's. 

I wasn't for sure what color to make her dress and coat. My grand daughter suggested her coat be a dark blue and her dress red. So I went with her suggestion. 

My Mom loves sparkly things so I knew I had to add a little. So I punched the snowflake out In white glitter cardstock from Stampin Up. Added a little red sparkly ribbon behind the black and white paper and also added some silver tinsel.   

I thought the stitched red frame worked perfect around the Image. I also used the softly falling embossing folder from Stampin Up. The Santa stamp image is also from S.U.  

I think it turned out cute and I like the vintage look of it. 

For Christmas I wanted to share a recipe with you all, I thought you all might like a recipe for Apple Pie Bombs. Easy to make and really good.


Apple Pie Bombs

 Preheat oven to  375    

You will need-

One can apple pie filling

One large grands biscuits

brown sugar - 1/4th cup

cinnamon - 1/4th tsp

butter - 3 tbs.

vanilla - 1/4th tsp

cornstarch - 1/8th tsp

In medium sauce pan melt 3 Tbs. butter. Add brown sugar, cinnamon, vanilla and  cornstarch. Mix well, add pie filling. Mix and heat up. Let cool

Roll out biscuits to a 4 inch circle. Use a little flour to keep it from sticking. Spoon some apple mixture on biscuit.

 Brings sides up and pinch together. Try not to get and filling on the edges. It won't want to stick together.

Will now look like a ball. Place pinched side down in a buttered 9x13 pan.  Add a little melted butter to the tops then sprinkle a little sugar and cinnamon mixture on top. 

Bake in pre-heated oven for around 18 minutes. Be careful ,ovens vary. 



These are also good with other pie fillings like cherry, peach and blueberry. My family really likes these.

 I'm sure your family would as well. Let me know if you give them a try. 


Also Ernie the Elf will be going back to the North Pole with Santa on Christmas Eve. He has been a good elf this year. Didn't get into any mischief. He even wore a mask. Ernie is a special part of our Christmas. He has been coming since 2013.

That's it for me. Thanks for stopping by. I want to wish each and everyone of you a very Merry Christmas and remember that Jesus is the reason for the season. 💓 


 Challenges entered-  

 DL.ART - 8TH Annual Elf Antics Linky Challenge

Lets Create Challenges #166 AG + Santa Claus Is coming to town

 Tuesday Throwdown #472  Anything Goes 

Christmas with the Cuties -#45 Have yourself a very Merry Christmas

Colour Crazy Challenge #50 Anything Goes Colour challenge

2 Crafty Critter Crazies - #45 Sponsored by CCC  Must have a Critter

Creative Knockouts -#381 Anything Goes

Pennys Challenges - #486 Year end Mega Challenge

 Crafty Calendar - December- Christmas Theme


  1. I just love this adorable card and I'm sure your Mom will as well! Looks like your Granddaughter has a great eye! Love the colors she chose! I wish you and your family a very Merry Christmas!

  2. Beautiful and stunning colours on your card.. Merry Christmas. 🎄

  3. Cute card! That apple pie bomb looks delicious!
    Merry Christmas!
    Have a great day!

  4. Ernie looks very safe in his mask.
    The apple pie bomb looks delicious - might have to try making it if I can find a suitable substitution for the biscuits (we don't have those ones)
    I like your card too.

  5. Lovely card and recipe. Thanks for sharing! I'm glad Ernie could join in the fun and he was a big help to you. Merry Christmas!

  6. Looking good! Ernie is right on with his mask! All the elves are wearing them, as are people! Merry Christmas! Nice to see you at the Elf Linky!

  7. Adorable card Cindy and what a sweet image, I bet your mom loved it! Ernie the elf looks very cute with his mask on.
    Hugs, Tammy

  8. Love your sweet vintage card and the bombs look yummy! My elves say "Hi" and Merry Christmas to your Ernie. Hope to see him back next year playing in Elf Antics. xxD

  9. Such a lovely card thanks for joining us at Crafty Calendar hugs Sue x

  10. I hope that you had a great Christmas Cindy and that's such a lovely card that you made for your mum. What joy to also find another bake, your apple pie bomb looks delicious and really like the sound of them. Take care. michelle x

  11. Such a lovely card with a gorgeous image. Thanks for the yummy recipe.
    Thank you for joining our challenge at
    Let's Craft and Create this week and good luck.. Ursula Uphof DT

  12. Beautiful card, thanks for sharing with us @ CWTC.
    Sue x

  13. Super cute card Cindy!

    Thank you so much for joining us at Creative Knockouts last challenge of 2020! I hope you will play along with us again this time around!

  14. Simply amazing...just so beautiful! Thank you so much for playing along with us at Colour Crazy Challenge.