Tuesday 8 December 2015

Matching sleigh for 'Cosy Little Christmas'

Hello! It's lovely of you to stop by. Thanks so much for all your kind comments on Christmas house in my post below. I've now made a matching sleigh and deer to complete the set.

Papers: Pion Design 'Christmas in Norway'
Dies: Sizzix/Tim Holtz 'Prancing Deer', Sizzix/Tim Holtz 'Sleigh Ride'. (Made the deer and sleigh cardboard centres for reinforcement. Painted some corrugated cardboard cream and adhered it between sleigh sides for centre of carriage).
Stencil: Wendy Vecchi 'Vintage Quilt' - not seen very well but the 'ground' is stencilled and sprinkled with lots of clear rock glitter
Other: Idea-ology Tree that has been sprayed with various golds and whites to make it match the house. Deer are harnessed to sleigh via Idea-ology screw eyes. Distress Dry Glitter 'Clear Rock'. Stickles 'Gold' and 'Mercury Glass'. Gesso and Snow-Tex. Woodware tiny snowflake punch. 'Metal' part of sleigh is gold embossed. Tinsel, pearls, gems and bells from stash.

We've had awful rain and wind in these parts over recent days so I hope this post finds you well and warm wherever you are based. The warmest of welcomes too to the lovely people who have signed up recently to follow, it's great to have your company.

Have a super week,

I wish to enter sleigh to the following challenges:

Pion Design December Challenge - Christmas Wishes.
Here is the inspiration photo, why don't you give this a try, there's a wonderful prize on offer that I was lucky enough to win last month

Live & Love Crafts - Sparkle
A Vintage Journey - Vintage Christmas
Frilly & Funkie - Tis The Season
Scrapyland - Anything Goes - Use die brand that Scrapyland carries
Country View Challenges - Create a Scene
Dies R Us - Christmas
Scrap & Craft - Anything Christmas


  1. Lovely creation! Thanks for joining us at Dies R Us for our 'Christmas' challenge!

  2. Yet another little work of art Nicola, I think I need to come for lessons making these lovely dimensional pieces of artwork.

    B x

  3. WOW this is just awesome! Great job! Thanks so much for playing in our ‘CHRISTMAS’ challenge at Dies R Us! Please come back again soon!

    Darlene (DRU Blog Leader)

    P.S. DID YOU KNOW? A friend and I have a new challenge blog beginning in 2016. Please check it out. Double D Challenges

  4. Wow, you've done it again Nicola! How in the world do you find the time to make so many gorgeous and detailed projects! This is just incredible! I love the papers you chose, and the little tinsel wreaths with the bells around the reindeer's necks is amazing! So many wonderful details and oh so wonderfully festive and elegant! This one will turn heads!

    Thank you so much for joining us at Frilly and Funkie for our 'Tis the Season' challenge! Hugs, Pamellia DT :)

  5. This is just beautiful, love the embossing as faux metal. Great idea. The colors are perfect too. Hugs, Autumn

  6. What a lovely home decor project this is. Wonderful 3d work and great colour combo. Thank you for joining us over at Scrap & Craft Inspiration. Good luck! Hugs Suzi

  7. How very amazing dear Nicola, what a wonderful display for Christmas, and so wonderfully done. You are a master, I love every detail, and the great papers you used.
    Dorthe, xx

  8. Oh my! This is so beautiful! I love the reindeer and sled, and the papers are gorgeous! Thanks for playing along with us at Scrapy Land Challenge #31!

  9. Gorgeous Nicola! Love every little detail! Wow! Obviously created with LOTS of love and patience!

  10. This is fantastick :D Thanks for participating in Pion design challange :) Hugs Dt- Johanna

  11. Oh my gosh, wow!! Nicola, this is spectacular!! It goes with your amazing Christmas house perfectly!! I love all of the details!! It's one of the most creative projects I've seen!! I love, love it!! Wow!! Thanks so much for playing along at Scrapy Land!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  12. Wow! This is amazing Nicola! Such fabulous detail and it must have taken ages to create.
    Fliss xx

  13. Oh! Gorgeous, Nicola! Beautiful display and home decor item! Thanks for joining us in the {Scrapy Land Challenge}! Hope to see your pretty projects again.
    crafty hugs,
    {Creative Smiles} my blog

  14. Always love seeing the sleigh and reindeer, as it makes for excitement...SANTA is coming!!! LOVE yours here! LOVE the papers and sparkle!

  15. Glorious, Nicola - I'm now on the hunt for that sleigh for next year! I love the gorgeous little parcels and beautifully decorated tree.
    Alison xx

  16. Very cute reindeer and sleigh. Love the paper, tree and little presents. Thank you for sharing your Santa sleigh and reindeer project with us at Scrapy Land Challenge and can't wait to see you next beautiful project with us soon in our next challenge. Nancy Hill, Scrapy Land Design Team Member

  17. Oh wow Nicola, this will look wonderful with your beautiful Christmas house. I love how you tethered the deer, their feet look amazing and the glittery antlers are gorgeous. The sleigh looks so festive with the lovely parcels and beautiful tree. Love this!! Thanks so much for joining in our Vintage Christmas challenge at A Vintage Journey! Hugs, Anne xx

  18. What a wonderful sleigh and deer! Love the papers you used and all the snowy glitter about! The presents and tree look so lovely in the sleigh! Thanks for joining us in the AVJ challenge! Julia xx

  19. Oh wow Nicola, this is absolutely amazing!! You are so incredibly clever with these 3D projects!! The details are just wonderful, - love the little parcels and how you decorated the tree, - the deer are prancing so happily, Christmas is really on the way, - love this!! Thanks so much for adding it to our challenge at A Vintage Journey and the Countryview Crafts challenge too!

  20. I love the Pion papers. I also didn't realize what a great sleigh that die makes. This is a great Christmas piece that will be treasured for many years.

  21. I've visited here MORE than once and I can't stop shaking my head. You bring magic into the holidays and you have your truly special style and touch. I absolutely LOVE every little bit of this display. Wish I could make this a life size for my yard!! There would be a traffic jam on the street looking at them. GORGEOUS job.
    Big hugs to you, Nicola!
    Lisa x

  22. How gorgeous is this! Wow, what a fantastic Christmas decoration. My mother would be over the moon if she were to receive something like this, and I would too. An amazing piece!

  23. Oh My Word!!!! Nicola, this is outstanding, completely and utterly magical and I for one want to step up into that sleigh and canter off into the night! Absolutely breathtaking.

  24. This is just beautiful Nicola! All the details are fantastic!
    Thanks for participating in this months Pion Design Challenge.

  25. Gorgeous Nicola, I'm sure our creative minds think a like at this time of year......I have something scheduled on my blog very similar to gift to my parents at Christmas. Love all your details on this nostalgic delight and sitting next to your Christmas House will be an absolute dream to look at.
    Julie x

  26. What a stunning Christmas make Nicola......it is fabulous and I so love the amazing details.
    Thank You for playing along with us at A Vintage Journey Christmas Challenge

    Sending you my best wishes
    Annie x

  27. What a fantastic sleigh Nicola!!! Love the little details you've added. Thanks for joining us at Frilly and Funkie. Jenny x

  28. Holy wow and cow!! This is just spell binding - I love all the level of detail that has gone into this, it is just amazing. Thanks for playing along at Frilly and Funkie with us xx

  29. Another stunning and creative project, Nicola. You've definitely put the Christmas in Norway collection to great use again! Thanks so much for linking up to the LLC challenge. Best Wishes for the New Year!

    Hugz, Sandy
    Owner & Operator @Live & Love Crafts

  30. A fabulous Vintage Christmas creation ! Nicola . You really are the 3d Christmas crafting queen . Such a wonderful piece of home decor to treasure . thanks for joining us at A Vintage Journey xx


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