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Monday 29 October 2012

Challenge 78 A Shaped Card Featuring a Reindeer or Two

As Christmas will be here before we know it, our Hostess Tracey, would like to see a shaped card featuring a reindeer or two. No square or rectangular cards please.

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I have been drawing since a child and studied graphics at College many years ago, I now work as a Medical photographer part time but my love was always drawing. I started cardmaking about 4yrs ago when I bought my daughter a cardmaking kit which we did together, but I’m afraid I got the bug! My daughter preferred scrapbooking. I then started looking online at other blogs and this then became my passion and I loved sharing my cards with likeminded people.
I love stamping and loved finding images, but sometimes I could not find what I wanted so I started to draw myself.
This then has become my second addiction and I have never looked back, I love thinking of new images, and its just fabulous to see others take them and make them into beautiful works of art. Long may it continue!


I cut my shaped card out on my Cricut using CTMH Art Philosophy cartrige. The image is from Penny Johnson and is coloured with Copics. The snowflakes in the image had been embellished with CTMH Silver Glitter Glue.

I've used a Whiff of Joy stamp that I was lucky enough to win last year, and coloured the image with Promarkers. I've used some paper from my collection, my Spellbinders Nestibilities and a 'no ink pad needed' stamp for the greeting. 

I've used some dies cuts from Stampin' Up! and a dollar image from Imaginesce. Shimmery paper and some pearls add some elegance to the water colored image. :)
Betty Chan

I've used Silikon-Stempel stamp & Sizzix die cuts to do the shape; snow flower I've used memory box die cuts The golden box was tied by ribbon which you can put some candies inside.

For my tag card I have used a set of Sizzix Framlits dies in two different sizes. I have accented the shape of the card with a MTF dienamics flourish die cut from gold mirror card.

I decided to go with a 'humourous' card with these funny reindeer.
A stickled nose gives 'Rudolph' his bling.

I cut the 'joy' card base with my Silhouette machine but you could just as easily print out the word from your PC and handcut it. I then inked and stamped with distress ink. The reindeer diecut and tree stamp are both Tim Holtz. The postal mark is Hero Arts.

I used DP from Bo Bunny (Blitzen). I cut the heart shape out with a Nestabilities die. I cut the detailed circle and the leaves out with Magnolia dies. I embossed some white card with a polka dot embossing folder and cut the shape out using my Cricut machine. I added lots of glitter using winter white glitter glue.

HoHoHo!! Here is my Reindeer card. I have used a digi stamp that I have had for years and coloured them in using Tim Holtz Distress Inks. For the backing I found some christmas paper from last year and added red ribbon, red flourish dies, a ribbon rose, red pearls in each corner and some ivy down the side to give my card some texture.

My reindeer are die cuts using the Tim Holtz die. I've used them to make a card with a simple mechanism so that it folds flat for posting but stands up for display.


My Reindeer are Spellbinders die cuts, standing in the snow on this simple easel card.

I have used free stamps (the larger stamps) from a Craft Magazine, along with some stamps from Kanban, and die cut my card using a nestie die. An embossing folder, Distress Ink, some textured snow and glitter completes the card.
Marie (Mi)

Another T.H rain deer card. Made with some old papers found in a box, both of them are the dark blue shade. Both of them is filled with shimmer and silver snowflakes on the top one. A chilly flower arrangement with flowers from WOC and a sentiment from Maja Design saying "Winter greetings" in Swedish.

I have used diamond Sparkle Medium and a reindeer mask by Imagination Crafts on glossy black card, cut out with spellbinders and attached to teal card cut with the same die. A bow, snowflake charm and stamped sentiment from Hobby Art completes the card.

Stair Step Card ...I have used a reindeer stamp from Viva Decor Set and stamped in black.For the 3D look ... four tree diecuts ( Marianne Design ). Embellishments...Ribbon ,Flower & Snowflake die cuts & stamped sentiment from Wild Rose Studio.  

I am a crafty stash hoarder, and my card this time was made using some of the kits I have previously bought and not used. Mostly kit pieces were used, but I did also use an adirondack ink pad to colour elements.

I think you will agree there are some gorgeous reindeer creations here to inspire you!

Butterfly 2 Signature Lin


  1. I love reindeers made a card the other day with two reindeers..now I will make something new..

    HUgs Blankina
    PS Love cards in the top 5, congratulations all

  2. Lovely work from the team :)
    Von ☺

  3. thanks for the inspiration, actually saw some real deer on Thursday last week angxxx

  4. A different sort of challenge, love it.
    Cheers, Elaine


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