Saturday, January 17, 2015

Christmas Critter


Hi everyone.  I'm just squeaking in at the last minute for the Merry Monday Challenge (#141 - Critters). :)



I bought this fun digi from Birdie Brown (no longer available).  But, I believe some of her wonderful designs are now sold as clear stamps at My Favorite Things.  :)

The sentiment is from Pink Petticoat (also digital), so I spent a bit of time on the computer getting this ready to print.  Then I paper pieced it, cutting it out of white for a sturdy background and piecing on top with the two shades of brown.  I sponged around each of the pieces to give it some dimension.  I coated the nose with my white gel pen and once dry, squeezed red glitter glue on top.  Love how it adds a bit of sparkle to the card, along with the shiny metal jingle bells.

That's it ... fun and easy card to make that had me smiling the whole time I was working on it! :)

Edited to Add:  My friend Susan mentioned a new-to-me challenge - 52 Christmas Card Throwdown, where their current challenge is bells.  So I'm entering there too! :)











Stamps:  Happy Santa (Birdie Brown); Signature Christmas Sentiments 2 (Pink Petticoat)
Paper:  White (Neenah); Baked Brown Sugar, Early Espresso (SU!)
Ink:  Baked Brown Sugar, Early Espresso (SU!)
Accessories & Tools:  sponges, silver wired cording (thanks Bonnie!); two small green jingle bells, white gel pen, red glitter glue


Challenges:
Merry Monday #141
52 Christmas Card Throwdown



35 comments:

Carol said...

Such a fun card Loll, he's so cute. Carol x

Angela said...

Loll, Rudolf is exceptionally CUTE!

Linda said...

Hi Loll,
I love this little guy .... and the words too. Fab card! xx

Tenia Nelson said...

Super CUTE!!

Bożena Adamusińska said...

so sympathetic red reindeer that gladly I would invite him to my house and my cats:-). Wonderful, joyful holiday card.
hugs,
Bozena

Becky said...

What a fun image and wonderful cas card. Those bells add such a nice touch.

Kathy Schweinfurth said...

Oh, what a sweet little reindeer!! Beautiful, fun card! Thanks so much for playing with us at Merry Monday!

Angela said...

I have this little reindeer only the smaller stamp version and almost used him for this challenge! Great job on a very sweet card! Angela

Karen B said...

Cute as a button Loll. What a shame he's not available now............that would definitely merit a CAS(e)!😊

Karen x

Julie B said...

This so sweet Loll, love Rudolph's sparkly red nose. :)

Pamellia Johnson said...

Oh good grief, is this little guy adorable or what!! Love it Loll! hugs :)

cm said...

Okay, that's it...you've added a new definition to cute with this reindeer! And his jingle bell necklace? Seriously A-DOR-A-BLE! Now I want that stamp!! Love this immensely!
Hugs~c

Wendy said...

This is just SO stinkin cute, Loll!!! That reindeer with jingle bells just steals the show! Thanks for playing along with us this week over at Merry Monday! :)

Stamps and Paper said...

Such an adorable Christmas card Loll...a great pity he's not available any more...love his 'jingle bells'...

Anne

Bonnie said...

How delightful, Loll! Love the paper pieced reindeer with the sparkly red nose and jingle bell collar! I'm so glad you shared with us at Merry Monday this week!

Amanda Fluri said...

He is so cute! I love the little jingle bells around his neck :D

Sue said...

Simply adorable, Loll! Love the bells around your sweet reindeer's neck and the sentiment is so pretty x

Petra Swart said...

Oh, this is soooooo super cute, Loll!!! Love it!!!!

Colorado Crafter said...

Always love seeing your perfect paper piecing! Sure wish my eyesight was good enough to do such detailed work. That reindeer is definitely a cute one!

Brenda said...

OMGosh what an adorable card Loll! I am so loving that cute reindeer! And I just love his bells too. lol He is definitely working those bells! Hugs, Brenda

Cathy said...

Gorgeous card Loll, love the way you've paper pieced this cute reindeer and his bells! Cathy x

nancy littrell said...

Such an adorable reindeer all dressed up with sparkly bells. Love the font on your perfect sentiment too. TFS Loll.

Notes by Nina said...

Adorable your reindeer is so so cute. Thank you for joining us for Merry Monday.

Sillyfilly said...

This is so so cute Loll. love it!

Susan said...

Adorable! And real jingle bells too!

Marianne said...

Super cute!

Anonymous said...

Oh Loll, such an adorable image! Love this card..........love the bells.

Tanja said...

love the cute little image, the green bells and the glittery nose - so adorable - thanks for playing along with us at the 52CCT

Jacqueline said...

Gorgeous - I love it! Thanks for playing along this week at 52CCT - Jacqueline xx

maria f. said...

Oh how I love that sentiment! I have some Pink Petticoat items and always forget to use them. Not that sentiment though. Such fun!

Deborah Frings said...

Hi Loll - this is a super combination of challenges! Love that cute Rudolf and his little green jingle bells! Thanks so much for playing along with 52CCT this week!

Mau xx said...

What a cute fun card Loll, Love that sweet image.
Hugs xx

Patricia H. said...

Oh my - how adorable is this!?! I love Rudolph's sparkling nose and cheery jingle bells! Thanks so much for sharing your card with us at 52CCT. I hope you'll join us again soon for another challenge! :)

Deepti said...

Jingle bells around the neck is such a fun idea :)

Nonni said...

No wonder you were smiling -this is adorable!