Monday, 22 September 2014

Hay, We Have a Situation Here!

Greetings. Welcome to the Guild Hall. Today a sack of post arrived from the Northern Region where the elves were already preparing for the great Winter Festival. I tore open the first envelope, brushing off the magical snow that still clung to the front, and pulled out a postcard from the leader of the reindeer herd. It seems the summer was very dry, the hay harvest yielding a poor haul. He requested the assistance of the Crafters Guild to seek out some hay reserves to get the reindeer team through the winter and the important festival in December. 

This card was created for the Creative Card Crew “Twine” challenge that is happening now. Make a project with some twine and come play along with us for your chance to win a prize from our sponsor!

Last year I had won a pack full of crafty Christmas goodies which included a sheet of stickers that looked like postage stamps. That inspired me to make a set of Christmas cards using the Lawn Fawn postcard from “You’ve Got Mail” and use the postage stamp stickers. This is the first one. 

The deer was stamped using the Lawn Fawn “Into the Woods” set and die cut using the coordinating Lawn Cuts. Soooo much easier than fussy cutting, and I earned +88 efficiency XP points. I watercoloured it using Distress Markers and then gave him a red nose (like rudolph) with some red stickles. The little ornament he’s holding was stamped with the Lawn Fawn “Ornate Ornaments” set, watercoloured, cut out and made shiny with Glossy Accents. The sentiment was stamped with the Lawn Fawn “Cozy Christmas” set. The postmark was stamped with the Kaisercraft "Twig & Berry Postmarks" set. 

On the inside I stamped the sentiment using The Greeting Farm’s “Holiday Blessings” set.

The outside was stamped with the postage line things (I'm really not sure what they're called) from the Lawn Fawn “You’ve Got Mail” set and again with the “Twig & Berry Postmarks” set. Check back for more Christmas cards from my postcard set series.

This card will be entered into the following challenges:
CHNC Challenge Extra for September
Cuttlebug Mania: Anything Die Cut (used Lawn Fawn “Into the Woods” die set)
Meljen’s Designs Challenge #228: Karaoke (Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer)

I could not deny helping the nine member reindeer team; they are vital to the Winter Festival going off smoothly. I quickly sent my reply by raven and went to find the rest of the Guildys to begin our hay filled quest.

~ Guild Master Crystal ~


Jannie said...

O Deer, this is such a beautiful Xmas card!! Totally love it!

Thank you so much for joining us in "Anything die-cut" at Cuttlebug Mania!

Cuttlebug & Hugs

{Chrissie} said...

Wow! This is so cool!!!! I love that the card is lengthwise and I love the whole design of it!
Thanks for playing along with us at Lawnscaping Challenges this week!

Kimbo said...

Cute little postcard

Thanks for playing along at Cuttlebug Mania this time x

Susan Kennedy said...

This is fantastic!! I LOVE Lawn Fawn :) Love your layout too!! Just fantastic!!! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Meljen's Designs!!! Good Luck! I hope I see you again for our next challenge :)

- Susan, Senior DT Member @ Meljen's Designs
{Scrap A Thousand Words}
Open-Minded Crafting Fun Challenges

Samantha Mann said...

oh, i just LOVE your card!! that postcard is adorable! and the little fawn on the front is so sweet!!! LOVE this christmas card!! absolutely brilliant! thanks for playing along at the Lawnscaping Challenge! :D

Hazel said...

Thank you for sharing your lovely crafting for my CHNC challenge extra for September - hope to see you again soon x

Margaret said...

Such an adorable image and card design. Maggie - DT Teamie

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