Sunday, 26 June 2016

Christmas Card Club - Cute card

This fortnight, Sylvie at Gibmiss has chosen the theme of a cute Christmas card.

Right away I knew the card I wanted to make. Many of you may remember that my grandkids used to love coming over to make cards. Their favourite part was to colour their cards. They would concentrate so hard to stay in the lines and that was no easy feat for for they started making cards when they were just 3.
This adorable little reindeer image was colored with copic pens. It was finished a couple of years ago by Little Miss C. She used to love to colour and to make cards...but now she is 9 and her life is busy with horses and sports and of course with her friends. It is a rare moment now when she has time to make cards!

I thought I would surprise her and make up a card with this image. She had carefully carried up all her finished images and craft supplies to my house and told me to use them...she was making  space in her room for her new pursuits.


The image was already stamped onto a Spellbinders Lacey Circles. I matted that with a Lawn Fawn stitched circle diecut made with a snippet of red card. I kept the design for this card quite simple.I wanted her sweet image to take center stage. I added a little clear wink of Stella  to the ivy wreath and also to Rudolph's red nose.

The dotted background DP is an unknown 12x12 scrapbook paper that has been cut down into four 6 inch squares. I trimmed it down a wee bit further and placed it on a 6 inch square scalloped card.

Still had my snippets box of Xmas DP out on my desk and just paired two snippets to make a double layered fish tale banner. The XXXX red patterned DP is heavily embossed and glittered. The brownish/green dotty one is unknown. Before I glued it down, I wrapped a bit of fine white jute twin around it a couple of times and tied it into a bow. Pop dotted the matted image and  finished up this sweet card in under 15 minutes!

i am entering this card in the following challenges:

1. Christmas Card Club - cute Christmas card
2. Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas Challenge - Use a sentiment and must be Christmas
3. Polkadoodles - use a die cut Spellbinders Lacey Circles and Lawn Fawn stitched circles cut with my Big Shot
4. Crimbo Crackers - Anything Goes
5. A Snowflake Promise - Anything goes Challenge 24
6. Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Add some Shimmer
7. Stamping Sensations - Feature A Creature
8. Crafty Hazelnuts Patterned Paper Challenge - must use patterned paper

36 comments:

Christine Harrop said...

This is such a cute card and Little Miss C's image is super. Great card Maureen. Christine xx

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

Beautiful Maureen, lovely use of the gorgeous image your grand-daughter coloured.

Sue xx

I'm a Little Teapot said...

Not only is the card super cute, but it has such a sweet sentimental story, too. Great card!

dutchess said...

How special this card is....not only super cute but lovely memories of making cards with your grand children....love it xxxx

Brenda said...

OMGosh, what a cute and precious story Maureen! Why do the kids have to grow up so fast?! Your little Miss C did a fabulous job of coloring this delightful reindeer and you did a fabulous job of turning it into a cute Christmas card Maureen! Love it! Hugs, Brenda

Sandra H said...

Sooo pretty is your card and adorable image x

Liz said...

Loved reading this post! Super card and fab image. xx

cuilliesocks said...

Hi Maureen, a lovely sweet card and didn't your Granddaughter do well with her colouring. Great card of the challenge, Kate x

MaryH said...

I think this is one of your best cards! (I love the story and this is not only a darling card, but a labor of love as well!) It's definitely in the Cute category, and the layout & colors also put it in the very pretty ranking too. I absolutely love this, and I bet it goes into the Treasure Book for Miss C. She may be too busy just now, but one day she's going to really appreciate this card! (and she did a great coloring job too!). TFS & Hugs

Cara said...

A lovely story behind this beautiful card. Cara x

Valerija said...

Fabulous card. Lovely designs and great image!
Valerija xx

Sue said...

Such a sweet card Mo huggles Sue xx

Kathleen said...

What a super card, love the image and a great design.

Kath x

rachel said...

this is lovely Mo - I love the dotty paper and that little image is gorgeous xx

Rainey's Craft Room said...

Aww he's so sweet! I love that adorable reindeer image, a very cute card.
Lorraine

Zoe Tant said...

Cheeky and cute little reindeer. A fun card Maureen. A lovely make and well done 15mins!!! Zx

Carol L said...

Oh my gosh, what a darling little deer that is! I love the kissy kissy sentiment :)

Mrs A. said...

Well done to Little Miss C. Her colouring is terrific. won't she be surprised to see her card on here. Hugs Mrs A.

LesleyG said...

What a cute card, and how lovely to use up all those snippets xxx

Karon said...

Wonderful card and love the layers. Thanks for joining us for our Use a Die Cut Polkadoodles Challenge

Karon DT, Polkadoodles

cotnob said...

A super Christmas card Maurine, such a cute image and beautifully coloured by Little Miss C.
Pauline
x

Jenny L said...

Hi Maureen,
well your granddaughter sure had talent for colouring images.
That Reindeer is so cute and lovely.
Great design card from you also.
Those papers used are wonderful.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Viv's Visuals said...

Great card Mo and thanks for sharing with us at Stamping Sensations!

Craftychris said...

Aw it's such a cute card and so cool that Miss C coloured that gorgeous image - what a fab job she did! xxx

lilian said...

Great cute card.

Lilian B

Heidi Stamps said...

Just as cute as can be!

Em Louise Fairley said...

So cute, Mo! I love it.
Hugs,
Em x

KandA said...

Gorgeous christmas card. A great layout and Little Miss C has done a fabulous job of colouring that sweet reindeer image xx

Teresa Kline said...

hello! super cute card, luv the polka dots! I am so glad you played along with us at simon says stamp wednesday challenge!

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Berina RGA said...

Such a beautiful card!! So cute!!
-Berina
Moxie Craftie

Gibmiss said...

Hi Mo
Fabulous card... Love that sweet image....
Hugs Sylvie
Happy you liked the Theme x

Linby said...

ha ha - love that your grand daughter gave you back supplies as she is moving on! Great card you made with her image. BTW the bow on my rudolph card was part of the embelishment - so not a die, sorry x

Hazel said...

Thanks for entering your lovely crafting for CHNC challenge 287 and my Patterned Paper June challenge - hope to see you again soon x

Greta said...

Oh what a special card, Maureen! I bet your granddaughter will love that you made her reindeer into a card!

Chris said...

This is so cute! Love that you used your granddaughter' s coloured image to make it!
Chris
x

Carol said...

Totally cute Maureen...lovely colouring on the image too. Carol x