Sunday 13 November 2016

Sweet Peppermint Sleigh

Hi there, thank-you for stopping by. All are welcome.

Huge thanks for your comments and admiration for my Christmas house in post below. I also made a sleigh to match the house in the same 'Sweet Peppermint' collection. Here it is...

This sleigh must only be just setting off from the North Pole as it sure is laden down!

Prima 'Sweet Peppermint' collection.

Sizzix / Tim Holtz 'Prancing Deer',
Sizzix / Tim Holtz 'Sleigh Ride',
Marianne Design Creatibles ' Oval & Pop Up LR0371' (to make little square boxes),
Poppystamps 'Stitched Buttons'.

Around to the other side

Flowers and green berries from various Prima 'Sweet Peppermint' embellishment packs,
Druzy stones from Prima 'Sweet Peppermint' collection,
Prima velvet baubles 'Paris' collection,
Idea-ology wreaths (sprayed with Distress Stains in 'Candied Apple' and 'Cracked Pistachio'),
Box feet by Graphic 45 (painted with a 'custom blend' of white acrylic and 'Candied Apple' distress stain and then coated with Paper Artsy Metallic glaze),
Candy canes by Wycinanka inked with red
Sequins, berries, string and trims from stash.

A peek at the rear...

Other media:
Distress Glitter in 'Clear Rock Candy',
Frantage in 'Shabby White',
Stencilled texture paste through a Heidi Swapp 'Tiny Snowflakes' stencil,
Distress Inks and Stains - 'Candied Apple' and 'Cracked Pistachio',
Snow-Tex and Gesso.

Finally, a side approach...

Many thanks in advance for your visit and any comments that you may leave.

Wishing peace to all ...

Nicola x

I wish to enter sleigh to the following challeges:
Prima Product Pick - (I've opted for, Sweet Peppermint flowers with mint/pink/neutral colourways)

Simon Monday Challenge - Shine Bright Like a Diamond
Scrapyland - Anything Goes - using die brand carried by Scrapyland
Allsorts - Feature A Creature
Deep Ocean Challenge - Use Die Cuts or Punches
Scrap & Craft - Christmas Time
Crafty Creations - Animals
Inky Chicks - Winter Wonderland
Christmas at Sweet Stampin - Anything (Christmas) Goes
The Sisterhood of Crafters - Up, Up and Away (These Reindeer Fly!!)


  1. Oh my Nicola, it's another amazing creation, I would love to be a fly on your wall watching you create all those intricate little details.

    B x

  2. Wow! What a gorgeous, creative project! Love every element, especially the flying reindeer! Thank you for sharing with us at The Sisterhood of Crafters.

  3. Your talent amazes me. That is beuitful and so creative . . . Christmas will be here before we know it :)

  4. OMG what an amazing creation! Totally adorable and LOVE those flying reindeer! Although that sled looks pretty full ... hope they can handle it! LOL
    Thanks so much for joining us at The Sisterhood’s ‘Anything that Flies’ challenge and please come back again soon!
    one of the 'Sistahs'
    The Sisterhood of Crafters
    DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS Please come for a visit!

  5. Hi Nicola, Stunning - love everything about it and there's lots to love on here, so many details and such a wonderful design.
    Hugs, Avril xx

  6. Oh my goodness, your talent just absolutely amazes me, Nicola!! What a perfect accompaniment to the gorgeous house!! This is spectacular!! Your attention to detail is amazing!! I love every single part of this!! It truly is another work of art!! Thank you so much for playing along at Scrapy Land!! Have a great day my friend!! Big hugs :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  7. Wow this is amazing! There is so much detail and thought put into your sleigh. Gorgeous! Thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge.

    Cathie ♥

  8. You have done it again my friend, created another masterpiece (I have made two sleighs and reindeer today - how spooky!). The Peppermint papers really suit this creation and also the house. I love how you made all the gorgeous little presents and the little gingerbread person is adorable! The wreaths are perfect on the reindeer too. A beautifully crafted piece Nicola! Hugs, Anne xx

  9. Well, you sure know how to create stunning decorations!
    Thank you for joining Scrapy Land Challenge!
    Samra DT
    Paper Talk with Samra

  10. Such a gorgeous piece! Who wouldn't love to display that at Christmas! Love the colors! Thanks for playing along with us at Scrapy Land Challenges!

  11. Oh my Nicola your creativity knows no bounds, this is a fantastic addition to the house full of amazing details and clever ideas. Love it xxx

  12. Hi Nicola, I love this new 3 dimensional magnificent work, a beautifully adorned sleigh. The reindeers are so elegant and proud of their job !
    This is truly a very nice complement to your previous Xmas house made with Peppermint papers which are so inspiring for you.

  13. What a great accoutrement to your village piece! LOVE the fun colors and so's a standout! FUN FUN FUN!!!

  14. Fantastic creation, so many beautiful details on your lovely sleigh.Thank you for playing along with us at Christmas at Sweet Stampin’ this month.

  15. This is amazing too. I bet your house is so beautifully decorated at Christmas time with all your lovely projects. Thanks for sharing another fabulous project with us for the Scrapy Land Challenge.

  16. Oh my huge creation! Gorgeous crafting!
    Thank you for sharing over at Allsorts;-))m

  17. Wow. This is a project I just sit and am so overwhelmed by the creativity and awesome effect. This is absolutely gorgeous and will make a beautiful centerpiece on a holiday table. Thanks for joining us at Christmas at Sweet Stampin' for our Anything Goes Christmas challenge! --Gail

  18. Wow Nicola, I am blown away again!! You must have the most amazing house at Christmas time, with all of these incredible 3D decoration pieces that you make! This may be one of my favourites to date, oh how I love the sleigh and reindeer imagery for the holidays! The colours and patterns are so fun and festive, and there are so many incredible details here that I am going to have to bookmark this page so I can visit it again and again!! Well done my friend! hugs :)

  19. Such a sweet creation, very reative. Thanks for joining Allsorts challenge. Good Luck.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

  20. Hi Nicola, again you have floored me with your creativity! I truly love this amazing creation and would love to see how you display these beauties. I am itching to get my hands on this paper line. Hugs, Autumn

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  22. OMG!!! i am speechless...simply awesome...Thank you so much for joining us at Crafty Creations Challenges..

  23. WOW!!! A wonderful Christmas creation with lots of amazing details. Thank you for joining us over at Scrap & Craft Inspiration. Good luck!
    Hugs Suzi

  24. o wow ! amazing work.
    Thank you for joining at Scrap & Craft challnege

  25. Pure genius, Nicola - and together with your amazing house this will add up to a stunning piece of Christmas decor. What a brilliant dimensional artwork - it makes me so happy!
    Alison x


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