Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Reindeer Trio Greetings

12/07/2016 Update: Top Three at November Critters & Creatures Challenge

11/28/2016 Update: Splitcoast Stampers Weekly Favorite

This week I spotted several challenges that I thought were perfect for my humorous reindeer trio. I rarely participate in challenges with randomly selected winners but they usually offer prizes. The reindeer were downloaded as one digital image, already framed and with the sentiment in place. I wanted to have a background so I used a craft knife to cut around the deer and stars. This would have been a fun shaker card but I decided not to do it. The image was colored with clear Wink of Stella on the stars and Glossy Accents on the noses. The cut out frame was adhered to a panel of plaid paper and a card base. The inside of the card is decorated with plaid paper.
The card is being submitted to the following:

1. Crafty Creations Animal Theme Challenge #328 (winner selected randomly)

2A. Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge #308 (also random)

2B. Crafty Hazelnut's November Challenge Extra (also random)

3. Creative Corner (Team Jess) Anything Goes Challenge (also random)

4. November Critters and Creatures Linky Party 9

Techniques: Digital downloading, fussy cutting, coloring
Size: A2 (4.25" x 5.5")

Stampin' Up! Materials
Stamps: Christmas Pines (inside sentiment)
Cardstock: Very Vanilla
DSP: Warmth and Cheer Collection

Other Materials
Stamp: Bugaboo "Reindeer Trio"
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black (inside sentiment)
Markers: Spectrum Noir (alcohol)
Misc.: ZIG Wink of Stella (clear), Ranger Glossy Accents


  1. Such a fun card. Thank you for your entry into our challenge.
    Gr Veerle DT - Creative Corner

  2. Oh, that's awesome! Your little reindeer are too cute, love the designer paper background too. Perfect!! :)

  3. When I saw this, I HAD to come and comment. Those reindeer are the cutest, most adorable creatures I have ever seen! They look like they have been stunned by headlights - but they are heartwarming at the same time. I love the background - it is so perfect for the Christmas season. Well done, Melanie. This card is truly a classic!

  4. Thanks for entering your lovely crafting for CHNC challenge 308 – you could also enter this into my CHNC challenge extra for November - I'd love to see it there too x

  5. Oooh, I love these reindeer. Bugaboo here I come, gotta get it. When I first read your blog and saw that you used a craft knife...questioned where was that Brother. Then I read it back again and realized the background was a part of the image and you only cut parts...great job...love what you did with this image.

  6. Adorable!!! Those reindeer is so fun, and I can't believe you cut out all those little, intricate parts!! It must have taken forever, but the end result is fabulous! Love that plaid background. Thanks for playing with CHNCC2.

  7. What a fun card, loving the colors and fabulous design! I can see why it was chosen as a weekly favorite on Splitcoast! Congrats!
    And thanks so much for playing along in my Critters and Creatures Linky party!

  8. omg... that's beautiful and adorable!! Love those reindeer!! And beautiful coloring...