Sunday, 19 October 2014

Christmas Card Club - Christmas Reindeer - Round II Card 21

I finally managed to make a card. It seems so long since I spent a little time with card stock and paper.
Last night I went to a crop at my friend Gloria's house and managed to make 8 finally have something to  Gloria puts on a lovely crop once a month, from 4 till 10 pm...sometimes even later! She always has a wonderful meal prepared and we all take turns bringing desert and side dishes. It is so much fun to spend time with other crafters and all the creativity in the room is inspiring.

This fortnight was Rita from RMG Creations turn to chose the theme for the Christmas Card Club and she chose Christmas  Reindeer. I decided to use my Wild Rose Studio deer topper for this theme, as I just love their reindeer toppers

I kept my card fairly simple as  I made up card kits for the crop, and they were fairly basic kits at that.
My theory was to get as many cards made as possible and then take them home to add any extra embellishments, if necessary

The scalloped card base is from England,, and the patterned paper is a snippet from a RAK I won last year from Ali Wynn @ Two Peas. The snippet of red card, as well as the snippet of beige embossed card, were found when sorting and organizing my room in preparation for the upcoming move. I just had two teensy pieces of the beige, but slid them under the main image and hoped for the best.

The bit of 3D ivy at the top left corner is K and Co as well as the wee presents in the bottom right corner. The sentiment is a rub on...BoBunny I think.

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

1. Pixies Crafty Workshop - must use snippets
2. Christmas Card Club  - Christmas Reindeer
3. Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra - always anything Christmas
4. Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge - Use something forgotten or unused (I used the beige embossed cardstock which had been packed up in an old kit bag, and forgotten  for a couple of years)


Jenny L said...

Hi Maureen,
what a cutie card.
I love those fab little reindeers, they remind me of Bambi.
Hope you're nearly settled in the new house.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

dutchess said...

ah Maureen that image is just so sweet and makes such a lovely card...loving the backing papers and the parcels! xxxx

MaryH said...

Mo, this is so cute. I'm flabberghasted with all you've got going on, that you even had time to make a card. Your little beige snippets worked well to add the border, and this is just a darling image. Loved the little corner packages, and so happy you had a little break from the moving task, to have fun doing some cards. TFS & Big hugs. Don't work too hard.

Sharon said...

Your crops sound like so much fun. Good food and crafting - what more could a girl want!!!
You have created a gorgeous card. Love the image.
Have a lovely week.
Hugs Sharon. x

Gibmiss said...

Hi Mo
Love your card... Reindeer soo cute.... Stunning
Hugs Sylvie xx

Carol said...

Wonderful card Maureen, love these cute toppers...I nearly used one myself before deciding to stamp. Carol x

mamapez5 said...

A dear little pair of deers! This is a lovely card and you made good use of your little snippets. Kate x

Elizabeth said...

Hi Maureen, the crop sounds like heaps of fun and the card you made is lovely. The little reindeer topper is cute and the papers are the perfect choice too. Elizabeth xx

Hettie said...

Lovely card there Honey. I think you and me have both been having trouble getting in our craft rooms. Hey Ho!

Sue said...

Gorgeous card Maureen! lots and lots of huggles Sue dddd

Lucy Woods said...

Beautiful image love the greet theme! The presents look fab too!
Lucy x

Mrs A. said...

I like your cute Bambi style image on this card.Goes really well with your snippets. Hugs Mrs A.

Granmargaret said...

Lovely card.

Craftin Suzie (Susan Flynn) said...

Hi Maureen, nice to see you back managing to get some crafting done. A fab card those deer are adorable. Your crop sounds like so much fun, I have no crafting friends so am a lone crafter! Susan x

brenda said...

Nice to see you again Mo.

That sounds like a lovely way to craft and catch up with friends,and a lovely card to show from it as well.

B x

Doreen said...

This is beautiful,gorgeous image and

Christine Harrop said...

Hi Maureen, nice to have you back crafting after your very busy period. Love the sweet image you have used. Perfect for Rita's challenge. Hugs Christine xx

Planetsusie said...

This is so cute Maureen - I love the background colours, they are so great at making the topper stand out so well!!! Brilliant.

I wish I lived near you to be able to go to the crop at Gloria's home - sounds amazing!!!

Hugs to you both

Sue Pxxx

cotnob said...

This is a gorgeous Christmas card, such an adorable image and fabulous design.
The crop at your friends house sounds great fun.

Di said...

Delightful image there Mo and such a lovely card you made! Tee, hee - there's often odds and ends of card slipped under images etc. here - waste not want not!

Don't overdo that sorting out chick - pace yourself! Good to know you have a reputable company coming in to do the move.


Di xx

Jean Straw said...

I love all the snippets of patterned paper you used to back this cute christmas image. A lovely card.
Jean x

Rainey's Craft Room said...

Sorry I'm late commenting but it has been full on here. It sounds like a great event to attend one of your friends crops, wish something like that happened here. As you say with everyone creating in the room it helps to motivate everyone else to create too. It certainly must have helped with you being able to create 8 cards in a session! wow.
I love these toppers that you have used they are very cute and make for a beautiful card.

Karen Petitt said...

Such a cute card Mo, and glad to hear you got to spend a little time playing with paper and stash and sounds like you had a lovely time with your crafting friends Karen x

Hazel said...

Beautiful card for Rita's CCC challenge, Maureen - and thanks for entering this for both of my CHNC challenges - hope to see you there again soon. x

rachel said...

Hi Maureen - what a fabulous card - so very cute - and thankyou so much for your kind words - I really appreciate it! Hugs rachel xx

Pat said...

I love your cute reindeer Mo and love all the snippets you used and with the embellishments makes a perfect Christmas card. That crop sounds like a lot of fun. It's always good to make cards with crafty friends. x

cuilliesocks said...

Wonderful card Maureen, I love the topper and your fabulous papers, great embellies too. Pleased you've got some time again for crafting, hugs Kate x

Asha said...

Hey there, Maureen! Hope you're well. Love this card you made for Rita's challenge. Sooooo cute and adorable. There's something heartwarming and innocent about baby Bambis prancing about in the snow. Love it! TFS.
hugs, Asha

brenda said...

Another quick message to thank you for yours Mo. Totally understand where you are coming from, both with your health and hubbys, mine had one at 41 and although he made a full recovery it's always lurking.

Like you I just don't seem to get the blogging time I would like, seems as you get older everything happens at a slower pace !

B x

SARN said...

Very sweet little reindeer Mo.

Hugs, Sarn xxx

laurie said...

So cute, such a sweet card!

Carol L said...

Those cute little deer are adorable, and I love the papers you used with them!

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

Really cute card. I just think the colors flow beautifully, and the little prezzies in the corner were a perfect touch!

Greta said...

Oh how sweet--love this card!

Irene said...

Hello Maureen

A beautiful and sweet card. The corners with holly and presents are perfect.

Good luck with the house move.


jimlynn said...

So very cute and pretty! Love the little deer and your design is wonderful. LOVE those tiny presents too!!! So pretty.
Glad y'all had a good time at the crop too. Sounds like so much fun!

Kathleen said...

Gorgeous, sweet card and especially the lovely image. Great embellishments too.

Kath x

Pia S said...

Good to see you back in blogland, Maureen! I think your card is so sweet, great layout, love the houndstooth paper, an original choice that works really well with this Christmas design!

Helen said...

Beautiful project.

Thanks for joining us at Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra.

Helen x