Thursday, March 7, 2013

Rudolf the Red-Nosed Reindeer

I'm playing with an idea that I've CASE'd from my friend HappyCrafter.  You can see her original window scene cards here.  I love hers far more but this card served it's purpose.  I will not sleep dreaming of cards rather than report card comments.  Writing reports in my sleep always makes me tired!  The snowbanks were made by masking with some printer paper.  The background was done in 5 different shades of blue, not that you can really tell in this photo.  It looked a little grey and blah so I added some yellow to the sky.  It looks more subtle in real life.  The trees are from a Walk in the Wood and the the sentiment from Christmas Cardinals, both from Mark's Favourite Papers.  The deer was given to me by HappyCrafter to play with.  The punch is Martha Stewart with a little scrap ribbon thrown in.  I ended up having to colour a half pearl with a Copic to get poor Rudolf's nose.

Challenges this card meets:
Tutorial Time  - Brushed Ink Stripes
Crafty Ribbon - Anything Goes with Ribbon
ABC Christmas Challenge - Eyes Down for Bingo.  I have 3 rows: 1) not a square, pearls, ribbon; 2) ribbon, animal die cuts; 3) not a square, blue, die cuts
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes
Loves Rubber Stamps - Anything Goes
Victorine Originals - Anything Goes
Christmas Card Challenges - Anything Goes
Crafty Hazelnut Christmas Challenge - Ribbon


  1. Wow, very pretty card and your BG is lovely. Thanks so much for joining us at Tutorial Time on SpeedyTV!

  2. I love your cute Rudolf! Your brushed ink looks nice.
    Thanks for joining us this week at TTSTV.

  3. Great card, you did a great job with the Brushed Stripes on Tutorial Time on SpeedyTV, Thanks for joining us!

  4. Fabulous job. Thanks you for sharing your talent with us at Loves Rubberstamps.

  5. Nicely done. Thanks for joining TTSTV.

  6. beautiful xxxx great colours and design xxx thanks for sharing at Loves Rubberstamps xxx

  7. Hello Christine, I wanted to thank you so much for your encouraging words and compliments you left me on my blog. It was so nice to read and made me feel so much better. Thank you again from the bottom of my heart.
    Your new card is absolutely beautiful! i need to start with some Christmas cards too. Last year i was way too late. Thank you for the inspiration!

    hugs and hope you have a great week.

  8. Aww just lovely! Thank you so much for joining us at Crafty Ribbons, hope to see you again soon :-) Elaine DT -xxx- ps I have new candy if you would like to pop by and enter :-)

  9. Love the background - very attractive card. I am so sorry that I got behind with commenting, so this is very late - thanks for entering my CHNC challenge 114 - you could also enter this into my CHNC challenge extra for March - I'd love to see it there too. X

  10. Fabulous card - great job on all those bingo rows!
    Thanks for playing at the ABC Christmas Challenge!
    Helen x

  11. This is beautiful, so glad you found a use for the deer :-)