Sunday 22 November 2015

Santa is a Gashead

Before I go any further, I'd better explain what a Gashead is.
The name comes from when Bristol Rovers football club's old ground was next to a gasworks and the deep smell of the gas often wafted across the pitch during matches. This led to the team becoming known as The Gas and the fans as Gasheads, names that are still used today.  Rovers play in blue and white quartered shirts and every good Rovers fan knows that Santa is a Gashead and his favourite oufit is really blue and white.  I've made a few of these cards to send to Rovers fans.
I first saw this Cheery Lynn's 'Santa's Laundry' die on Di's blog over in the Playground HERE last year.  I resisted temptation then, but decided as it was still one of my favourite Christmas dies a year later, I would add it to my collection.  I've CASE'd Di's card, with the twist of the colour of the outfit.  The trees are die cut with a Poppystamp 'Snow Flocked Tree' die with glamour dust added them, as well as the snow drift, to make them sparkle.  I added tiny white dots to the blue background for the snowflakes.

I would like to enter my card for the following challenges:

I also made a few cards with Santa's traditional red and white outfit.


  1. What adorable cards!! I love Santa's clothesline!! So cute!! The sparkly trees are beautiful!! And how fun to learn about Gasheads!! Have a great day :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  2. Fun cards and such a funny story Liz, thx for expaining.
    Love your cute cards.
    Hugs, Veerle

  3. I love both cards Liz. I love footie but hadn't heard about Gasheads. I really enjoyed the little anecdote. That's a lovely die set by the way. Might have to go and have a look. Barbxx

  4. Super fun card and love the clothes line, there will be a lot of comments changing the colours to people's own favourite team.
    Great trees and background.

    Kath x

  5. Brilliant card Liz, love the colours and you tale..
    Pam x

  6. A cute post! I love the outfit in either white or RED! It's just a fun look to Santa's duds! Both cards are darling. I got lots of enabling on my Playground visits too, and if I don't succumb, then I have to clean off the drool from wanting the prizes!!! Just saw your comment at Barb's about the brusho-s. Just get 'em out, wet some paper, and sprinkle away. You will discover they are such fun..let the piece dry, and it's aways pretty no matter what colors you use. Everything else you attempt turns out well, so your brusho-s will too! I'm looking forward to seeing what you do. Hugs & TFS.

  7. Around here it would be red for NC State Fans and blue for UNC Chapel Hill. They are rivals and it seems that most are vehemently for one or the other. This is a fun idea for the fans!

  8. Such a fun card, love your design, Cathy x

  9. Oh Liz - this is just fabulous in blue and white! Love how you think outside the box for the Gas Heads fans - I bet whoever gets one of these cards will be tickled pink (or blue and white!). It's a fabulous die set isn't it - and I'm really delighted that you CASEd my card too :)


    Di xx

  10. I saw you in the playground Liz...this is soooo cute x

  11. I just love that die,too! seeing your cute cards make me want to get mine out and makes some too!

  12. Too much fun! Love the blue and white for the Rovers, but the traditional red and white is so cute!

  13. Terrific cards Liz! I have to say that the blue is my favorite, not sure if it is the color combo or the fabulous story that goes with it. Love the Gasheads!

  14. A really fun card and I think the blue outfit would look great on Santa - gashead or not!

  15. Thanks for the explanation . . . fabulous festive die cutting going on here! Lovely! xxx


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