Tuesday, 26 February 2013

Are You Lost, Deer?

As the geese fly south for the winter, so too do the Winter Festival reindeer return north for the summer. As the next moon approaches, drawing spring closer, and the temperatures increase, we have noticed herds of the creatures moving north to where it is perpetually cold. This morning I noticed a stray one who had been separated from his herd. He was just a young guy and looked extremely lost. I donned my winter gear, and went outside to help the little fellow, however he was no longer standing in the yard where I had spotted him. I did a quick loop around the Guild Hall property and eventually found the young deer. He was huddled next to my horse Ruffles, and had seemed to take a shine to her.

For this card I cut the reindeer and word out using the Create-A-Critter cartridge and gave him some googley eyes, mostly because they're more fun and make things cuter. This earned me +67 kawaii exp points. I embossed “joy” using my Cuttlebug and added some glitter to the center. I didn’t want to throw away the snowflake center that was cut from the “o”, so I just adhered that to the front of the card as well. I used some wintery snowflake paper for the background to complete this simple Christmas card.

This deer will gallop into the following challenges:
CHNC Challenge Extra: February
Winter Wonderland Challenge: Snowflakes Falling All Around
Stamping for Pleasure: Rudolph Day February
Spark Your Creativity Now! Challenge #6: Anything Goes
CHNC Challenge #113: One Word Is Sufficient
ABC Christmas Challenge: D for Designer Paper

“Do you mind watching over this little guy?” I asked Ruffles. “He seems to be lost.” Ruffles looked at the young reindeer who had fallen asleep at her feet. She looked back at me and shook her head. “Thank you,” I said patting her neck appreciatively. Looks like we have a new crafty companion at the Guild Hall. At least until his family shows up...if they show up...

~ Guild Master Crystal ~


MaryH said...

Oh I'm so glad you found this lost little reindeer & stored him on your very cute card. Loved the pre-story, and loved your card. I'm glad you girls (if that is not a terribly un-p.c. term to use these days!) are fighting to protect cute. There has to be a place for cute in today's world. Don't know what Kawaii means. You'll have to explain that one! TFS & I just became your newest follower.

downrightcrafty said...

beautiful creation and gorgeous snowflakes, such a frosty feel, thank you for joining us at the Winter Wonderland
Hugs Kate xx

Hazel said...

Lovely jolly card - thanks for entering it into both of my CHNC challenges - hope to see you again soon. x

Sandra (Stamping For Pleasure) said...

Ah, a joyous card indeed! Very festive. Thanks for joining in with Rudolph Day again Guild Master Crystal.

Sarn xxx


So cute! Loved it! Thanks for joining CHNC extra challenge this month.

Fiona Powell said...

Your reindeer is very cute, love the google eye touch as well. Thanks for joining us at ABC Christmas Challenges and best of luck!


scrappymo! said...

Cute litle fellow...and he looks quite happy in spite of being lost!

Cute card.

Lisa Jane said...

oh he is definitely a cutie ... love his googly eyes !
Thanks for joining us at Winter Wonderland this week
Lisa x

Helen said...

Awww...such a sweet card!
Thanks for playing at the ABC Christmas Challenge!
Helen x

Samantha said...

Cute card, Thanks for Playing along with us this time at ABC Christmas Challenge, hugs Samantha :0)

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