Wednesday, 2 April 2014

Time to Rein the Weather In

Despite the fact that Spring has officially sprung, it appears the weather has other plans in mind. Snow still covers the Guild Hall grounds, the windows coated with frost every morning. Today as I was out feeding the direwolves I noticed a reindeer had wandered onto the grounds. The little guy wore a long scarf and leg warmers, presumably to keep himself warm and not because he was a fan of a 30 year old fashion craze. 

I started this krafty kristmas kard (whoops, got carried away with the alliteration there) by stamping and kolouring (haha, last one I promise) the cute little rudolph from The Octopode Factory using Prismacolor pencils. Because this stamp is just the rubber and I’ve been too lazy to mount it on foam, I find that placing a mouse pad underneath the paper helps get a clearer impression. After matting the coloured image, I added some silver brads. The background I stamped using the Dylusions “Christmas Accessories” and "Christmas Borders" sets after smearing green Distress Paint around the edges.

I also randomly embossed the background with snowflakes and then rubbed silver Distress Paint on them to make them stand out a little more. Last I used a Unity stamp that looks like a coffee ring and stamped some circles using red Distress Paint as I found it worked a little better on the kraft than regular Distress Ink. I then cut the letters out using the Birthday Bash cartridge.

On the inside I stamped the sentiment and tree using the Unity “Peace Love Joy” set. I then added more of the circles from the front to tie it together.

The envelope was stamped with The Octopode Factory Christmas tree image and coloured in with Distress markers.

This krafty card will trot into the following challenges:
Top Tip Tuesday Challenge: Cute (tip: When stamping with unmounted rubber, place a mouse pad under the paper for a better impression than just stamping on a hard surface)

I led the scared looking animal into the stables and offered him some feed and a warm stall. He immediately settled into the straw and fell asleep. I smiled as I walked back to the Guild Hall hoping that things would finally start to warm up.
~ Guild Master Crystal ~


jonim52 said...

Adorable card. Love all the details. Thanks for joining us at Loves Rubberstamps.

Elaine Stark said...

A cute deer,I love the large eyes. Thanks for joining Top Tip Tuesday. Elaine

Josephine said...

This is so sweet!

Thanks for joining us at One Stitch at a Time this week, and good luck!

Rose said...

oh i love the cute deer with her fun leg warmers!!! So glad you joined us for our CHNC challenge extra this month

Dawn Lancaster said...

Great card inside & out with a lovely envelope too!
Thanks for playing at Crafting For All Seasons in our Dies & Punches challenge this time!
Good luck
Dawn xx

Mona Pendleton said...

What a cute card! Thanks for joining along with the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge! said...

Love your Christmas Card really must start making mine. Thank you for joining us at Crafting For All Seasons, Good Luck and we hope to see you again soon. Alison xxx

Hazel said...

Thanks for entering both of my CHNC challenges with your lovely card - hope to see you again soon. x

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

Cute card! The deer has that look, doesn't it - the deer in the headlight look. Sweet!

Thank you for participating in the OSAAT Challenge this week!

Shell B. said...

Super cute card, wonderful design!
Glad you joined us for the Challenge at One Stitch At A Time, hope to see you come back soon!
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Shell in Alaska ~ OSAAT DT ~

Bettina L. said...

Oh what a cute christmas card. Love the design with the embossed snowflakes and reindeer. Love that tip too. Thanks for playing at Top Tip Tuesday and good luck. Hope to see you back next tuesday for another challenge. Bettina DT Member at Top Tip Tuesday xx

Margaret said...

Just a fabulous card. I love all the distressing you did on the front and the embossing. Image is darling. Thanks for joining us at OSAAT. Good luck. - Maggie DT

Lisa S. said...

Your reindeer is a cutie and I love the snowflakes. :) Terrific Christmas card. Thanks for joining us at Top Tip Tuesday. Lisa DT

Shanna Shands said...

How exciting. I should get a head start on my cards for the season. Thanks for playing at Loves Rubberstamps.

Sandra H said...

Hello and welcome to our challenge at Sparkles Christmas Challenge "Inspired by Christmas Corol/Song...........Your card is gorgeous and l knew from the image which Christmas Carol you used .............Good luck and hope to see you again Next time Dt Member Sandra H xx

Anne said...

Thank you for popping in to April CHNC Challenge Extra to share your card with us. Hope to see you back again soon. Hugs, Anne (April Guest Designer)

Amy A said...

Fabulous! Love the image and your design elements are beautiful! Thank you for joining us at Sparkles Christmas Challenge this month!


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