Thursday, September 5, 2019

Christmas Reindeer in Blue

     My second post for the day and this one features a Bugaboo Stamps reindeer.  There's a back story to this which I want to share.  A friend and fellow DT member used the prettiest quilting die on a card last week and I fell in love with the die.  I emailed her and, being a good enabler, she shared with me a link to the online shop where she had gotten hers.

     When I visited, my plan was to mind my budget and buy only that one die.  But... well, if you're a true crafter, you already know what happened.  I saw another quilt die that I liked, couldn't decide between them so they both went into my cart.  Then I noticed that if I purchased additional products, I could get free shipping and the shipping cost was pretty much the same as another die (ok, maybe  two), so when all was said and done, I had 5 new die sets in the cart!

     I used one of them as the background on this card, turned as they say in quilting, 'on point.'


Colored with ProMarkers & sequins added for sparkle
Image cut with double stitched die from CUTplorations
Quilted die from Gina Marie
Sentiment die from Die-Namics
Flocked star from Deja Views
Glitter added to some of the quilting pieces

     Challenges:
Catch the Bug
Crafty Hazelnut's ("S"= sparkle, sequins)
Crafty Sentiments
Cute N Crafty Christmas
Double D
House that Stamps Built  (Brrrrr, Bird, Blue, Blocks)
I {heart} ProMarkers
Ike's World
Lemon Shortbread
Scrappy Land
TTCRD

     Happy Crafting.  NanaConnie

17 comments:

jimlynn said...

Gosh, you shop exactly like I do!!! LOL!!!

Love your card and the die looks great behind that cute image.
Lynn

*Vicki* said...

Now that deer's face is too cute!! Really fun card and I love the design! The die looks so fun with that sparkly design too!! :) Nice shopping! LOL!

Vicki said...

A true crafter, for sure! Adorable reindeer image on this holiday card! Thanks for joining the Double D, "Featured" Challenge.

aussie aNNie said...

WOW,. Love this. Stunningly created, loving the gorgeous colours ,.and many thanks for joining in our "FEATURED" challenge. Thanks for your entry and good luck in the draw @ DOUBLE D
{aNNie}Designer for Double D challenges
[aussie aNNie blog] ♥ ♥

Bunny said...

Well, I always blame the other person as the enabler even if I only went to the site to purchase one item. You're right, we do know how that goes. LOL! I quilted before I made cards but the shoulder won't let me quilt any longer. I miss it. I miss picking out the beautiful fabrics. It literally took me hours to pick out fabric.

Cute card. Love this Bugaboo reindeer. He's got the greatest face. [Bunny]

Barbara said...

I am smiling, this reindeer is so stinking cute. Love the blue color and your design. Thanks for joining in the fun at Double D Challenge "Feature".
Barbara DT

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

OH! Connie, you are funny, love the excuse of the enabler, I think I have used that once or twice LOL. A Beautiful card, love the blues and the reindeer.
Faith x

Anne Buckingham said...

I am in love with the goofy looking reindeer.

Darlene said...

OMG this is too cute Connie! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Double D ‘FEATURED’ challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often.

Darlene
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Dawn Frost said...

I Love your story NanaConnie I totally understand! Thanks for joining Catch the Bugs challenge, good luck! Dawn BugabooDT

Diane said...

Super cute and fun card....yes that 'free' shipping gets you everytime LOL...thanks for joining our challwenge at Double D!
Diane DD DT {Nellies Nest}

Heather said...

So cute! Love this reindeer image and your quilt background! Thanks for playing with The House That Stamps Built.

ike said...

A great design and excellent colouring on that cute image :-)
Thank you for coming along to play at IKEsWORLD Challenges.
Hugz
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Monica C. said...

Such a sweet card! Love the story behind it too :-)
Hugs Monica

Esther Asbury said...

Cute image and fun card! I'm so happy you played along in the Designer's Choice Challenge over on THTSB!

Sall said...

Aww that is adorable. Thank you for taking the time to join in with our challenge and sharing your creativity with us, I love to see your talent, creativity and imagination at work. I hope to see more of your creativity in the near future. Love 'n' hugs Sall IkesWorld Challenges DT

Susan Renshaw said...

Love the design! Super image...
Thank you for sharing with IKE'S WORLD Challenges!
Susan
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