Monday, 5 December 2016

Merry & Bright Deer

Hello! Thank-you for visiting (and likely taking time out from some sparkle).

Well I must commend Santa's Reindeer for all the test-runs they're doing this year. This is why I'm featuring so many deer on my cards - it's not fair for Santa to hog all the limelight!

Prima 'Sweet Peppermint' collection and Bazzill cardstock

Sizzix / Tim Holtz 'Reindeer Flight'
Sizzix / Tim Holtz 'Birch Trees'
Poppystamps / Memory Box - 'Merry & Bright Channel'
Kaisercraft 'Holly'
Marianne Design Snowflakes

Artistic Outpost 'Snowy Woods' (for background branch)

Chipboard berry sprig. Wyncinaka chipboard 'Reindeer Border' (around neck) - Thank-you for idea Karen. Jingle bell and berries from stash

Ranger Distress Inks in ' 'Candied Apple', 'Cracked Pistachio' and 'Ground Espresso'. Ranger Archival Ink 'Veridian'. Waco Red pearl pen. Mint and pearlescent acrylic paint. Ranger Distress Glitter 'Clear Rock Candy'. Black Ecoline for splatters.

As aways, I very much appreciate your visit, especially during such a busy time for crafters.

Have a lovely week,
Nicola x

I wish to enter card to the following challenges:
Country View Crafts - Christmas
Ribbon Girl - December Card Challenge - Anything Goes
52 Christmas Card Throwdown - Previous 2016 Theme / May 28th Die/Punch
Dies R Us - Christmas
We Love Vintage - Anything Vintage Goes
Crafty Friends - Merry Christmas
Simon Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes
Alphabet Challenge - T for Trees
Kort O Mania - Let It Sparkle & Shine
Christmas Cards All Year 'Round - Anything Christmas / Holiday


  1. Absolutely bight and merry! What a pretty combo and how I love the bright red! Hugs, Autumn

  2. Oh my goodness, this is stunning, Nicola!! The layers are amazing!! I love the reindeer and the sparkle!! Each detail is fabulous!! Love, love this my friend!! So beautiful!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  3. What an awesome design! So festive! Thanks so much for playing in our ‘CHRISTMAS’ challenge at Dies R Us! Please come back again soon!

    Darlene (DRU Blog Leader)
    DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS Please come for a visit.

  4. This is a spectacular creation!
    All those perfectly shabby layers and that lovely retro colour palette makes this a very special card.
    Nicola, sorry for being absent, I know you understand the reason why.

  5. Ha, ha, you are right, it is not fair for Santa to hog all the limelight!! I love the way you used the birch tree background, the red Merry and Bright look fabulous against the Cracked Pistachio in the background - what a fantastic combo! The stripey deer and holly look so beautiful (well of course I love the red!). Beautiful work, as always, Nicola! Hugs, Anne xx

  6. Beautiful design. Thanks so much for sharing it with us at Dies R Us Challenge Blog. We hope you join us often.
    Kathy DRU DT A

  7. Wow again Nicola, such clever use of dies and colour.

    B x

  8. Wow gorgeous design, I love your stripped deer! Cheers, Shirleyxx

  9. How lovely ! Thank you for joining us over at Country View Challenges !
    Corrie x

  10. A fabulous card Nicola,, love all the layers and especially the way you've used the birch tree die, the stripy deer looks so happy now that he's center stage.
    Avril xx

  11. Gorgeous card Nicola! So fun and festive! Love all the layers and the fancy deer! Hope you are enjoying the magic of the holiday season!

  12. Oh your reindeer ,so busy flying through the forest of winter trees, while beautiful snowflakes are falling from the sky. It is wonderful dear Nicola, love the red accent in the snowflakes, and your striped deer. Such a happy and festive Christmas card.
    Hugs ,to you,
    Dorthe, xx

  13. this looks gorgeous, stunning example of papercraft

    Merry Christmas to you and thank you for joining in with the Crafty Friends Challenge

  14. What a fun and festive card Nicola. I love your forest background and the candy cane reindeer is so cheery! hugs :)

  15. Hi Nicola, here is another beauty. If I have time one day, I shall open serveral windows on my computer for giving me the pleasure to observe all your cards together, like if I had the full collection in front of my eyes.
    The delicate snowflakes are my favorite in this last card as well as the creamy paper in the background. It's a gook idea to congratulate the reindeer, he deserves it ! Have a nice and peaceful evening.
    Love from Véronique.

  16. whoa! I love everything about this!!! thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge!

  17. What a lovely combination of papers and colors.Very beautiful card.
    Thanx for joining us at WLVC's last challenge.
    xxx Plony

  18. Gorgeous card, I love the design with all the beautiful details. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Friends.

  19. I saw this beauty on Facebook Nicola and it's a delight to come over to see it in the flesh.Beautiful work. Thanks for joining us over at Country View for our Christmas challenge x

  20. Great card - beautiful design and so much detail.

    Thanks for joining us at the Alphabet Challenge.

    Helen x

  21. What a FUN card! I LOVE the striped deer and the pops of red...gorgeous!

  22. Kjempefint julekort med mange fine detaljer.
    Takk for at du deltar på KortoManias utfordring.
    Klem fra Sissel

  23. What a lovely card! Thank for joining us with WLVC.
    Hugs, Marjan

  24. Just magical! Love how you have used the Prima papers for this xx

  25. Beautiful the dimension and colours...
    Thank you so much for sharing and joining in with us at CCAYR...

    Luv CHRISSYxx

  26. Wow - this is amazing! I love all the dimension and super details. Love the red and aqua too! Super card. Thanks so much for playing along with 52CCT this month! Wishing you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Hugs, Deborah, DT.

  27. This card is so beautiful! Thanks again for your participation in WLVC!

    Gr. Jacqueline

  28. An amazing card with so many lovely details! I really like the background too - very effective. Thanks for joining 52CCT, April x

  29. Wow - those trees look amazing - what a great paper to use for them. Love this card - so much for the eye to revel in.
    Alison x


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