Wednesday, December 04, 2013

Reindeer and Ribbon and Day 4 Advent Village

Sometimes I make cards specifically to meet challenges, and sometimes I make cards because I'm playing with new stamps, then I have to find challenges to fit.  Today I've been playing with new stamps (again!), so I needed a challenge or two to fit this card.

The cue word at CASology this week is ribbon.  It just so happens that this reindeer (obviously not Rudolph on account of the nose colour - looks rather cutesy so I think we'll assume it's Cupid) has a ribbon garland tied to her antlers.

I'm also entering it into Curtain Call Christmas Countdown:

And Nonni's Stamp Happy Christmas challenge, which is open until Christmas Eve.

I combined two sets from Paperbabe Stamps: Reindeer Fusions and Bottle Brush Tree Stamp Set.  The garland is made from the Christmas tree trunk.

I would just like to state that no animals were harmed in the making of this card and Cupid is now resting having been relieved of the garland and baubles.



  1. Cupid is rather elegant, Shirley, with her ornaments and ribbon garland! Good thing she's resting ... she'll need all her energy for the night of the 24th! Anita :)

  2. Gorgeous card, Shirley! Your reindeer is so pretty and perfect with the ribbon garland! Loving your latest installment of your Advent Village, too!

  3. Sweet image for your card Shirley. Love the polka-dot reindeer - made me smile :)

    Another beauty house ... thanks for sharing all of these gorgeous creations. Loll xx

  4. I am totally in agreement with Barb!!!! Cool advents!!!

    Awesome reindeer!! How did you know I LOVE polka dots??!!!! And the festive garland, what fun, I really need to garland the more I see the mama elephant and other designs, very inspired from your card today!!!

    Thanks so much for sharing and displaying this wonderful creation in the CASology Gallery!! I am so glad that you were able to join us this week - hope to see you again soon too!

  5. You certainly have some unique and gorgeous stamps! I love this card! What are you doing for Christmas? Are you boys coming home?

  6. Yes, Cupid is definitely sweet as pie, demure and so proud to be the anchor for the pretty ornament garland. Another fabulous image....seriously, your collection of stamps is second to none!

    Love the colors - deep, rich and earthy! Beautifully clean and simple and sooooo elegant!

  7. I love your creative use of the Bottle Brush Tree stamp so so clever, I will have to try it!!!
    The reindeer looks very elegant gorgeous card, Thank you so much Shirley for sharing!
    Have a wonderfully creative day,
    BiG HuGs Kim x

  8. What a fabulous image! Love what you've done here. Thanks so much for joining us at CASology this week!