Thursday, October 25, 2012

My First Christmas Card Of The Year And Something To Go With It

prompt is a Creature Feature. Do you think this will qualify?...


I have been saying
all year that I had to get started on my Christmas cards, and here it is the end of October and I'm finally getting to it. The purchase of this Artistic Outpost Midwinter stamp set from Linda at The Funkie Junkie Boutique is what finally motivated me to get creating...


As you can see,
I used the cabin scene with the teeny, tiny deer. I also made a tag using the Yuletide Greeting, but couldn't fit it onto my card.


The papers are from
7 Gypsies Lille 8x8 pad, plus red cardstock and a scrap of red gingham. The inks are Archival Jet Black and Vintage Photo Distress. The flowers and skeleton leaves are I Am Roses that were misted with Lindy's Stamp Gang Scintillating Silver Glitz Spritz. The die used for the foliage are Alterations Mini Pine Tree & Holly Set and Spellbinder's Foliage. 


I cut my stamped image
out with Spellbinder's Labels One. Also included is a star button and paper doily from my stash, corner pieces from Momenta, May Arts red burlap string and gingham elastic ruffled ribbon, and natural woven jute ribbon also from Linda's boutique.
Stop over at the Jingle
Belles blog and check out Lauren's and Stephanie's cards as well as all the other entries.... some great inspiration!

I'm entering these challenges:
Fab' n' Funky Challenges - Animals
Fussy and Fancy - Anything Goes
Jingle Belles - Creature Feature
The Crafty Pad Designs - Use An Animal

It's been some time
since I posted some of the Penmaker's work. This one was just too pretty to by pass...


He made it from a
piece of antler and I thought it went beautifully with my deer image... this should sell as a package deal. Hummm... an ideal forming!


Thanks for stopping by!
Hugs!
Linda

19 comments:

Dawn Lancaster said...

Such a lovely card!Thanks for playing at The Crafty Pad this week in our Use An Animal challenge!
Good Luck
Hugs
Dawn xx

SmilynStef said...

I see that tiny little deer hidden in the snow ... what a beautiful winter scene ... so glad you joined our Creature Feature at Jingle Belles.

Pia S said...

What a lovely winter scene you've created for this card! I love the red and white color scheme - gives your card such a nice traditional Christmas feel! The ribbon and the doily are such nice details, and the flower arrangement is beautifully put together. I love your card!

Ashley said...

what a cute christmas card! love the traditional christmas colours! thanks for joining us at Fussy and fancy this week!

Ros Crawford said...

Well it may be your first but it sure is a beauty! Lovely stamps and I love the red ... the pen is stunning too ... Hope you are feeling better

June Houck said...

Lovely, Linda!

Ira Huberts said...

Gosh Linda, such a pretty card this is, so elegant, love your flower arrangement! Take care, Ira x
irascreacorner.blogspot.nl

Mamma Mia said...

Hi Linda - this is a really gorgeous Christmas card. I love the simplicity of the colour scheme and your embellishments are so lovely! Thanks for sharing your card at The Crafty Pad this week in our "Use an Animal" challenge.
Helen x (DT)

Tracy said...

How lovely! The red, cream and white is so beautifully vintage. WOW! The penmaker has created a masterpiece there. My hubby would love this. I'm sure your hubby must sell his pens. Does he have them listed online anywhere? I'm afraid we'll miss each other in TN by a week or so. We'll be there for Thanksgiving. Hugs!

Audrey Pettit said...

Oh WOW, Linda! What a stunning post! Your card is absolutely amazing! Stunning! Gorgeous! That design is just jaw-dropping, and I love the stamped scene! One of my all-time faves of yours, my friend! And that pen is out-of-this-world, too! I'm with Tracy, your hubby needs to sell these! Would love to get my hands on this one! Would he consider selling it to me??

Linda R said...

Your card look so pretty. What a lovely Christmas scene you have created. And your hubbies pen looks great. By the looks of this gorgeous card it looks like you are feel a bit better.

Hugs~

Mary said...

Gorgeous card! I love the cottage scene and all of the embellishments you've added. I have recently bought some beautiful winter scene stamps as they just make such warm and fuzzy feeling cards :)

Thank you for playing along with us at Fussy and Fancy Friday Challenge...good luck!

Hugs,
Mary

~♥~The Navy Wife~♥~ said...

Wow! You have captured perfect vintage in this! I love!Thank you for sharing and linking up with us at The Crafty Pad – use an Animal Challenge. P.S. I have Santa’s Candy !

Terry said...

What a gorgeous Christmas card! Love how you used the image and doily. The floral bouquet is a lovely touch! Happy Sunday!

lauren bergold said...

TOTALLY qualifies, i spotted that cute deer right away, he's gorgeous as is your amazingly layered and ♥FABULOUS♥ card! total bonus ninja points for the antler pen, too, you guys win "best couple" division at JINGLE BELLES this fortnight for sure!!! :) :) :) (seriously WOW to BOTH of you!!!) ♥♥♥

Pat said...

Beautiful card, gorgeous image. Thanks for sharing in our challenge at Fab'n'Funky this week.

Pat xx

Colleen Dietrich said...

This just makes me sigh. I love the red and white papers and fibers you used, and that sweet homey image. I *can* see that tiny deer!

Colleen Dietrich said...

PS (again today!) - the antler pen IS a perfect accompaniment to your card!

Jess said...

Gorgeous card! Love the classic Christmas feel!

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