Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Reindeer Ride

     I fell in love with this image from Whoopsi Daisy so that meant making another Christmas card, even though mine are all done (lots of leftovers from making more than 125 last year.)   I meant to get it entered into their challenge for last week but I just missed the deadline last Monday so I'm posting it today and skipping their challenge.  Doesn't matter -- I love the image and am just tickled with the card.  Wouldn't this be perfect for a 1st Christmas for a baby girl?  :-D


     She's colored with ProMarkers and metallic silver gel pen, although it just looks gray on her shoes and gloves.  It was a matter of the photo shooting angle and when I got the shine of the metallic, it was more glare than shine so...

     I die cut the image and the dp mat, then layered them together, off center.  The polka dot dp is from SU and the ribbon is probably from Crafty Ribbons.  The flower was in my stash and I added one layer of punched petals to the bottom.  Both are colored with markers.

     Whenever I work with a red and white color combo (although this one also has black and silver), it makes me think of Switzerland's red and white flag.  One of the things still on my "Bucket List" is to spend a summer in Switzerland and I really hope I can cross that one off one of these days.

     Challenges:
52 Christmas Card Throwdown
Brown Sugar
C.R.A.F.T.
Cut It Up
Dream It Up
Fairy Tale
Open-Minded Crafting Fun
Paper Creator's Crafts
Sweet Pea Stampers
Wags 'n Whiskers

     We're more than half-way through September which is three-quarters of the year gone.  Can you believe that?  Where did it all go?  Ah, I do hope the rest of the year will take its time rolling by.  :-D  Happy Stamping.  NanaConnie

21 comments:

  1. That´s such a lovely card! Thank you for joining us at Fairytale Challenge! xx Bianca

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  2. What a sweet card, really pretty..Thank you for joining us at Sweet Pea Stampers and hoping you would like to join us again soon. Good luck in draw..Hugs Lozzy x

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  3. Oh NC! What a sweet little card! And you're right - it would be perfect for a little baby girl. Such a precious image ... and beautifully coloured too. Great job, my friend! Thanks for joining our September Colour challenge at 52 {C}CT. Have a lovely week!
    hugs, Asha

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  4. Beautiful card. I love the colors and your little girl looks like she could be from Switzerland!

    Thank you for joining us for our International Day of Peace challenge at Cut it Up!

    Evelyn
    http://mylittlecraftblog.wordpress.com

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  5. Good Morning, Miss Connie! Your little wintry Swiss princess is darling! I hope you can enjoy a summer in Switzerland, too. How amazing that would be to travel to a glorious land like that! Your red and white dotted creation is darling, and pretty. Love that you carried the theme right through each of the layers and embellishments! Darling! hugs, de

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  6. Such an adorable image NC!! You've done a wonderful job with the coloring and red accents! :)

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  7. I can see why you fell in love with this image it is so darn cute! Lovely card too!
    Hugs
    Linda xxx

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  8. So sweet card !
    Thanks for your partipation at the Paper Creator challenge !
    xx

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  9. Absolutely Beautiful!!
    Thank you for joining us at Cut It Up Challenges.
    Have a wonderful day,
    Migdalia
    *Crafting With Creative M*

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  10. I'm in love! SO pretty and yes, it'd be wonderful for a first Christmas - or anyone for that matter. Love the red and white polka dots too. PRECIOUS!
    Lynn

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  11. This is adorable! Such a sweet image and I love the polka dots!! Thanks so much for playing along with 52CCT this week!

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  12. A really cute Christmas card. Love the red polka dot paper, and the beautiful labels. Thank you for joining us at 52CCT this week.

    Hugs, Gill xx
    52CCT Design Team

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  13. Love it NanaC! The colours are just gorgeous!
    Hugs
    Dawn xx

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  14. Such a great christmas card. Just letting you know that there's a new challenge going to starting 4 Jan 2015 over at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge. Love you to become a follower, there's a DT Call happening too, grab our badge while your there if you like to, really hope to see you join us, many thanks xx
    ~ Denise ~
    Owner {Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge}

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  15. I can understand why u love this image it's so cute. And it makes a lovely card. Jacqui DT Open Minded Crafting Fun Challenges

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  16. This is a fabulous Christmas card, I love the red and white colour combination.
    Thank you for joining us at Paper Creator's Crafts.
    Pauline
    x

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  17. Lovely card. Thank you for sharing at Sweet Pea Stampers. We wish you good luck and we hope to see you again. Sylvia, DT-member

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  18. Wow totally stunning!!! love the layout you have done. And yes this would be perfect for a baby girl!

    Thanks for joining our fortnightly challenge here at Open Minded Crafting Fun Challenge. Hope you will join us next time co-owner Crafting Vicky.

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  19. Fabulous card, so cute! Thanks for sharing at Open Minded Crafting Fun this fortnight! Mo xx

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  20. What a sweetie she is. The red with dots is perfect for her.

    Thanks for joining our critter challenge at The Sweet Pea Stampers.

    Mari

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