Monday, 3 December 2012

Adorable Deer!

Hello friends
I'm back from a wonderful weekend away - it was VERY cold!  I took quite a few photos, 
I'm sharing some with you today but, firstly craft!
Today's card featured yesterday on Scrapbook Adhesives Blog -
all the details and step by step photos are there if you have a minute to pop over.
I created this using papers and a transparency from Simple Stories - Handmade Holidays.
The reindeer is from Frosty Forms and you can see I've used 
the waxed paper die cut too, placed that under the transparency as a sort of reindeer ghost!
I love that by positioning your die on patterned paper you can create different effects - 
it looks like my reindeer has walked through snow!
I know 'Happy Holidays' isn't a greeting we tend to use over here, but I like it -
it makes me want to instantly start singing...Andy Williams!

Some photos now - first stop Chester.
Managed to buy a few Christmas gifts but spent a great deal of time admiring the
architecture and decorations - especially impressed with these spheres in a shopping centre.
Tomorrow some more photos including Chatsworth House and a photo faux pas!
Take care friends.


scottish crafter said...

Hi Christine, lovely card, I love this paper, have loads of bits left from the Advent Frames so food for thought. Nice to hear your break was enjoyable and your photos are gorgeous. Look forward to more tomorrow.

Wilma x x

Susan Flynn said...

Morning Christine, what a gorgeous card! I do love the deer with his jeweled antlers! Glad you had a lovely time in Chester x

Bea said...

hi Christine fab card - I love that die set and have it on my christmas wish list. Glad to head you had a good weekend we have woken up to snow this morning brrrrr!

hazel said...

Lovely card Christine and gorgeous photos. xx hazel

lydia jordan said...

Morning Christine,
Pleased you had a good weekend. Love your card the deer is so cute.

lydia jordan said...

Morning Christine,
Pleased you had a good weekend. Love your card the deer is so cute.

Lucycat said...

Hi Christine.
Really pleased you had a great weekend.
Your card today is lovely,the snow and gems look perfect.
Take care. x.

Carole Z said...

Hi Christine, glad you had a wonderful weekend! Love your card today, another die on my ever burgeoning wish list! I like Happy Holidays too, having American relatives, I grew up with it :) Carole Z x

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Christine, Your card has really inspired me, I absolutely love it, I will be trying this card. I love the papers and the frosty forms reindeer, I was die-cutting the frosty forms yesterday, I love how you have used the wax paper as the ghost reindeer, absolutely gorgeous.
What brilliant piccies in Chester, your photographic course was well worth the effort.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Anonymous said...

Morning Christine - So pleased you had a wonderful time in Chester, it is a lovely city, as your Pics suggest. Your card today is right up my street and I love the use of the wax paper.
Val C xx

Sue Yorkshire said...

Morning Christine

Love the ghost reindeer lol... your card is lovely

Glad that you had a lovely weekend

Sue xxx

Cornish Emma said...

Morning Christine Fabulous card today, totally love it and the colours. Wow those spheres are amazing and fab photos. Emma

nattyboots said...

Such a clever card Christine , i love the ghost effect and the sparkle on the antlers , but wouldnt like to meet him on a dark night hehe .

Looks like you had a good time in Chester looking forward to more pics

Elaine H X

Linda said...

What a lovely card
hugs Linda

Toni said...

Lovely card again Christine. Love the reindeer and the wax paper use. Glad you enjoyed Chester and Chatsworth.
Toni xx

nmty said...

hi christine

nice to hear you enjoyed your weekend. Love todays card, very fesitive indeed.

lv norma

baconbits said...

Amazing card, love the use of the wax paper.
Amanda x

Sandra said...

What a lovely card Christine, I have just bought that set of dies so great inspiration, thank you!
Busy still unpacking my craft room, its exciting but I could do with some tips on Craft room organisation!
Must get started on my Christmas cards!
Crafty hugs
Sandra R x

Janice said...

Hi Christine
Lovely card as always! The reindeer looks great, what a good idea using the wax paper.

So pleased you enjoyed your weekend, your take such good photos, so really looking forward to seeing some more!
Janice x

AnneRD said...

Hi Christine,
You always use such lovely papers and have the knack of choosing the right mix of colours and patterns. A great card. Anne

Jenny L said...

Hi Christine,
wonderful card. Wonderful papers used too.
Your weekend photos look fab.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Planetsusie said...

This paper is soo nice Christine - I thought it was a piece of hessian on there. I love the reindeer die as well, wasn't so keen on the rest of the set so I haven't bought it ..... yet.

Sorry about the paperwork for your new shop but good things come to those who wait - so it is said!!!!! Glad that you had such a good weekend and am looking forward to some more pics.

Hugs to you Sue Pxxx

CraftyJo said...

Great card Christine, love the 'ghost' :)

I see you were in my home town - Chester - it really is a beautiful city and a few years ago I took a Ghost Tour one evening which, when there are no crowds around, enables you to really appreciate the architecture.

Craftychris said...

ooh what a gorgeous card and a fab idea using the wax paper as a ghost. Those spheres are amazing! xx

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