Friday, 26 November 2010

Made a few Christmas cards yesterday - weather here is so cold! (Good excuse to hole myself up in the craft room with the heaters on!)

Here's the first one for today -
Messed about with my Nesties - I used dark brown cardstock for the octagonal scallop and I quite like it.

I wasn't sure about using this reindeer laden paper - at first glance I thought it might be too overpowering and maybe I should just use it as a strip to contrast but in for a penny etc etc! The reindeer image was stamped straight onto the co-ordinating Basic Grey paper. I used Timber Brown stazon, but the colour turned out a bit wishy-washy so I went over it with a Cocoa coloured promarker! Used another promarker (Cardinal Red) to give poor old reindeer a small red nose!

I coloured the card candy with a 'Pear Green' promarker and added a piece of brown ribbon.
Think this would be quite a good man's card - even with the ribbon!

Lots of Xmas Challenges today - Cards for Men, Crafty Sentiments, Crafty Creations, Fresh Brewed Designs all have Christmas themes, Little Red Wagon's challenge is to use Basic Grey paper, and Oo La La's challenge is 'Rudolph'.


Jan said...

Ooh, this is NICE! It has a sort of Arts and Crafts look to it and I love the reindeer paper... it works really well.

Caroljane said...

I love the backing paper - especially the upside down reindeer.
A great image and beautifully coloured. Hadn't thought of recolouring the card candy.
Thanks for joining us at Ooh La La.

Anne said...

This is lovely! One of the few Jovial DPs I haven't used up yet, what a good idea, may have to CASE it
x said... this Chrismascard.
Great image and I love the reindeer!! Have a nice weekend, Trudie.

xGemmax said...

Its fantastic the matching papers :o)
hugs and xxx

Bedecked Beads said...

Lovely design Viv! (Flippinpest)

Bev said...

fab card, love the backing paper. ty for joining us at crafty sentiments

Axa said...

Love that paper you used, wonderful card. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Sentiments this week.

Floweret said...

Lovely work, like this card a lot. Thank´s for joining the challenge at Fresh brewed design this week!!!

Tracey said...

Love the matches perfectly. Thanks for joining us at FBD this week.

Patricia St Martin said...

Really nice card. Your Reindeer paper sure works well with your images. We are happy to have you play with us at Cards for men. Good luck on the challenge. Hope to see you again. Happy Crafting. Hugs, Patricia.

Donnas Den said...

Great card, Viv. Thanks for joining us over at Cards for Men and good luck with the challenge.

Donna x