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Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Oh Deer!

It's time for a new challenge at Christmas at Sweet Stampin' and for this month it's OH DEER!  As you may have guessed from the challenge name, your card needs to have one or more deer on it.  I used this reindeer image from C.C. Designs for my card. I love reindeer stamps, images, pictures...and I'm sure it comes from being raised in Connecticut. Two years ago I bought a set of felt antlers and took pictures of my beagle  Bailey wearing them and scrapbooked the page. Whenever I see paper, a die, an embellishment...if it's a deer or moose...it's coming home with me.



I love cute Christmas cards and this image is beyond cute!  I was going to make this card CAS but I had such great embellishments in my stash...and this string of lights that I bought at Hobby Lobby many years ago (I think it was in 2009) was too perfect as well as the wooden deer (or is that a moose?) that I used in the middle of my red silk bow that I got at Michael's about 4 years ago. Why do I know it was that long ago?  It was before cardmaking bit me and I was scrapbooking!  My cute reindeer paper is from Doodlebug.  I used one die on my card, the stitched rectangle around my image.


I colored my image with Copics and then applied Glossy Accents on the lights (with a sprinkle of iridescent glitter) and his nose so they're shiny, although it doesn't show so well in the photos.

The Design Team at Christmas at Sweet Stampin' have made some awesome projects with the hopes that they'll inspire you to pull out your deer stamps/digis, and make a card for the challenge! Please stop by Christmas at Sweet Stampin' to see their creations!

The challenge prize this month is 2 digital images from Funky KitsFunky Kits has a great variety of images and I hope you'll join us at Christmas at Sweet Stampin' for our OH DEER! challenge!

                                                                                                   Hugs,
                                                                                          Gail
                       
This card is entered in the following challenges:
Crafty Catz, Sister Act Card Challenge, Glitter n Sparkle, Craftyhazelnuts Christmas ChallengeRibbon Girls, Crafting from the Heart, Craft Your Passion, Jo's Scrap Shack, Reasonable Ribbon, Art by Miran, Whimsy Inspires, Simply Create Too, Simply Papercrafts, Aloha FridayCreative Craft Cottage, Paper Creators, Crafty Calendar, The Sisters of Craft, Digi Stamps 4 Joy, Craftyhazelnuts Christmas Challenge 2, Crafts Galore Encore, Emerald Faeries, Craftyhazelnuts Patterned Paper, Sparkles Christmas, Cute as a Button, CardMania, Amusing Challenge, Penny Black and More, One Crazy Stamper, Not Just Cards, Whoopsie Daisy, Sweet Pea Challenge, Stamp and Create, Little Claire's Designs, Crafting With an Attitude, Clear It Out, Digi Choosday, Inky Chicks, Loves Rubber Stamps, Papertake Weekly

46 comments:

  1. And what a deer he is! A cute little guy and the lights are perfect....I have started to make a few Christmas cards but I am slow at it this year. This is the perfect kick start for me! (But is hard to think snow when the temps are 108! Ugh...I can't wait for fall!

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  2. Thank-you for joining us at the Crafts Galore Encore Challenge , great card
    Good luck x

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  3. A very sweet Christmas card Gail and lovely traditional colours.

    Thanks so much for joining in at Penny Black and More challenge this month.

    B x

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  4. You have certainly covered the "deer" theme, between your cute image, background paper AND wood cut, Gail. Love the string of lights -- both on the image AND the actual lights -- don't you just love it when you find something in your stash that coordinates so perfectly! It's a bonus in itself! Very sweet -- and adds another holiday card to your stack for 2015 mailings.

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  5. Lovely festive card Gail, that's a great image and I love your little lights, fabulous!
    hugs Jacee
    Simply Paper Card Design

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  6. Gail what a cute and very beautiful card
    Thanks for join us at
    {Digistamps4Joy DT Member}

    Karin

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  7. This is gorgeous I love the string of lights they go perfectly with the image, thank you for joining us at Digi Choosday for our ‘Christmas in July’ Challenge, hope to see you again. Emma DT x

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  8. Just perfect love those Christmas lights don't they look amazing its a brilliant card love and hugs Carole x

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  9. Thanks for entering all of my Craftyhazelnut's challenges with your lovely crafting - hope to see you again soon. x

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  10. Fabulous card love the cute image,gorgeous bow and fabulous string of Christmas lights--Thank you for joining our challenge at Simply papercrafts
    Carol DT x

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  11. love your card, it's so precious...Thanks for joining Kitty Bee Aloha Friday Challenge!

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  12. This is a fabulous Christmas card, such a sweet image and brilliant design.
    Thank you for joining us at Crafty Hazelnuts's Patterned Paper Challenge this month.
    Pauline
    x
    I am having a little giveaway on my blog if you would like to take a look - http://craftingwithcotnob.blogspot.co.uk/

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  13. This is the cutest reindeer EVER...I love him so much and then you have all the other reindeer on the paper and the button...you can never have too many reindeer! The string of lights is so perfect too :-)

    Big hugs, Kat xx

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  14. Super cute reindeer. Thanks for sharing with us at Crafty Catz this week.

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  15. Love your little rendeer with the matching Light -bubs on the card! Good job! Veronique Cute as a button DT

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  16. Such a delightful Xmas card, cute image and great colour choice, thanks for sharing at Glitter n Sparkle Chris DT x

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  17. Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at Craft Your Passion, good luck!!! Amy DT

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  18. This is the cutest reindeer card ever!!! Love that sweet image! Gorgeous coloring and love all the festive lights around the card! Thanks so much for joining us in our Funday Friday challenge this week!
    Hugs,
    Jo
    ♥ Jo's Scrap Shack ♥

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  19. Adorable Christmas card Gail. Thank you for playing along with our Challenge at Creative Craft Cottage. We would love to see you again … Anet DTx

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  20. such a stunning card and I love the colours, and the colouring thanks for sharing at Glitter n Sparkle Sam DT x

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  21. This is an adorable card! I love all the patterns and embellishments! Thanks for sharing at Crafting with an Attitude.

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  22. This is adorable!!! Love the perfect bow with the reindeer. Thank you for joining us at Digi Choosday Challenges. Monica.-dt

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  23. super cute card :) Love the added details and textures to the card too :) Thanks for playing in the challenge at Jo's Funday Friday challenges :)
    Tina DT

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  24. Thanks for sharing your creation for our Anything Goes Challenge at Jo's Scrap Shack

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  25. Gail this is a wonderful creation with great attention to detail and perfect for our ‘ANYTHING GOES’ challenge. Thanks for sharing your talent with us. Good luck.
    Hugs
    Desíre
    {Digistamps4Joy DT Member}
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}

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  26. Gail i love the image! I have had one in draft mode like this for over 2yrs. I made a few fondant characters with tangled bulbs when I used to design cakes. It's adorable. Great layout, papers and coloring. Thank you for joining our Cut As A Button Stamps Christmas in July Challenge. I am honored. Blessings, Francesca, owner

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  27. Fabulous christmas card, love the layout and that cute reindeeer plus those added lights, just lovely. Thanks so much for joining us over at Emerald Faeries Challenge Blog, good luck and hope to see you again.
    ~ Denise DT ~

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  28. A lovely creation. Thanks for sharing with us at Little Claire Digi Challenge.
    Mags
    x

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  29. Oh,Gail,this is just delightful.The deer is so cute and you've embellished this perfectly to match.Love your colour combination too.Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion.Hope to see you again next week.
    Lisa x

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  30. Super cute! Love it! Thanks for joining us this week at Loves Rubberstamps!

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  31. Lovely card thank you for joining us at Whoopsie Daisy Challenge hugs Sue DT xx

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  32. Gorgeous card for our Christmas in July challenge, great colouring..x
    {One Sweet Challenge DT Member}

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  33. A delightful card. Thank you for joining us at One Crazy Stampervthis month.

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  34. Beautiful card !
    Thanks for joining us at Creative Craft Cottage Challenges and Good Luck !
    Maryvonne DT member

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  35. Hi there, Gail!
    This is such a super sweet card, and I love the pretty bow you've added. Thanks so much for playing along with us in this challenge, and please join us again soon.
    Blessings,
    Karen
    Really Reasonable Ribbon

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  36. Great make. Thanks for joining us in our Xmas in July challenge at Digi Choosday
    Anjie (Senior DT Team Leader)

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  37. This card is just too cute and such a great addition to the challenge. Thanks for playing along with us at Really Reasonable Ribbon! Hugs for Ginny at Polly's Paper Studio.

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  38. Adorable, I'm loving the reindeer and the bow is gorgeous. Thanks for sharing with us at Sparkles Christmas. Caz

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  39. Lovely cute card. Thank you for joining the challenge at Not Just Cards and at Whoopsi Daisy. Hope to see you again next time.

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  40. Gorgeous card and such a sweet image too!

    Thanks for joining us at Creative Craft Cottage, Sparkles Christmas, Little Claire and Craft Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra.

    Helen x

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  41. hi
    great card
    thanks for joining us at CHCC2
    hugs Lisbeth
    DT-CHCC2

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  42. Aw, he's such a cutie! Fab layout & gorgeous embellies too!
    Thanks for joining us over at Crafty Calendar this month & good luck!
    hugs Jo x
    Dt

    I have a birthday candy on my blog if you'd like to join in.....
    You can find my candy here
    You can find my atc swap here

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  43. Gorgeous card. I love the image. Thanks for joining in our "Christmas in July" challenge at Crafty Calendar this month.
    Hugs
    Bev x

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  44. Back again! A great card - thanks for joining us at the Sisters of Craft Challenge.

    Helen x

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  45. Fabulous creation, thanks for joining Penny Black & More @ Allsorts challenge, good luck.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

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