Saturday, July 19, 2014

Snowy Scene with a Reindeer

Hello everyone, I hope you are enjoying a wonderful weekend.   I know it's a bit strange to see a Christmas 'snowy scene' in July but I have one to show you today.   I will post more Christmas designs this month & next :) 

Chocolate Baroque has launched two new Christmas sets, Snowy Scenes and Turtle Doves.  Both A5 sets are full of beautiful smaller designs to have fun creating Christmas cards with.   They've also introducted a beautiful new sentiment set Christmas Magic.  It's been good for me to get an early start on Christmas cards and while I've been busy, creating them has been a great stress buster. 

 



I created the background with Festive Berries Distress Ink using an Acrylic block (seems to be a favourite technique lately).   I stamped the snowflakes and scene from Winter Edges with the same ink.   The reindeer from Snowy Scenes was stamped on separate cardstock, die cut into an oval and coloured with Prisma Pencils.  Jingle Bells is from Christmas Magic clear set.

I used Impression Obsession DIE112-D which has 4 little branches in the set to cut at once.  I cut them many times to give me lots of pieces to glue into a wreath around the reindeer.  To finish the wreath I added white Liquid Pearls, Frosted Lace Stickles, shook holograph glitter over top and stuck little red rhinestones on.

Here is a look at the two beautiful new stamp sets that are available individually or as a multi-buy special.

 

 

I hope you enjoyed another Christmas design today :)
Have a great weekend,
Shirley

26 comments:

Valerie-Jael said...

Love this, but strange thinking of Christmas when it's 36° outside! Valerie

Anneke said...

Yes it's very hotmail the Netherlands too. So where did you get. your inspiration? Love the traditional Colors that you have used. Love your design too. Beautiful stamps.
Thanks for your inspiration Anneke.

aussie aNNie said...

Such an adorable card Shirley, you never cease to amaze me, cute image and lovely colour combo's....hope you are enjoying your weekend...
The Journey is the Start

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

Wow, stunning Shirley. I love the new stamps (have ordered them already) and this card you've made with them. Although I must say the red remindes me of the heat here at the moment, we just aren't used to it.

Sue xx

Pat said...

This is lovely Shirley, and both the stamp sets look great. I love the way you have framed the deer with the wreath, and the background stamping with the winter edges and the snowflakes on that lovely red distress backgound and that pretty sparkly ribbon is the very essence of Christmas. I must admit I find it quite hard to get into making Christmas cards when the temperature is about 25C, but it has to be thought about. x

Willy said...

Wow, beautiful Christmas card, love the wreath!!

Crafting Queen said...

Wonderful card, love the red background. Skipper has been sick the last few days and not eating. those furry creatures have not gone down well. Tell Archie and Sheena to have a great weekend. :)

Silvia(Barnie) said...

A fantastic card, love the wreath.

Greta said...

Oh my goodness, Shirley! Pinning this so I can Case it! You used my favorite red ink & that technique makes an incredible background!

lynnesbowsandbelles said...

The way you framed the reindeer is strikingly beautiful.
Gorgeous card.
Wishes
Lynne

Sue said...

Really love this Shirley gorgeous wreath you have made huggles Sue xx

Astrid Maclean said...

Wonderful card Shirley! Love how the reindeer just seems to pop out of the wreath!

Nan G said...

This is gorgeous! You've inspired me to get going on my Christmas cards!

Jeannette said...

Wow,wonderful card,lOve the deer and the beautiful colors and designj.
Have a nice sunday :-)

Greetings Jeannette

LonettA said...

So lovely christmas card! Very cute reindeer!

Gerrina said...

Stunning card! Love the vintage feeling while it looks so modern and crisp! I read about you moving... hope the garden there is one that you can enjoy aswell? Hugs, Gerrina

Saakje said...

HI talented lady,
How beautiful are your cards. I love your way of designing and colouring, The weather is very warm here so it is so funny to see a Xmas card.I also love the wreath you made . "lieve groetjes" xxx Saakje.

Margik said...

What a lovely wreath on this fabulous card! Great stamps too. Well done, Shirley!
Hugs, Mar

friemelchen said...

WOW, was für ein schöner Hintergrund und der Kranz hat eine tolle Wirkung!
lg Uli

~*~Patty S said...

Beautiful card Shirley...
there is great wisdom in getting an early start on Christmas...
every year it sneaks up on me and then it's over before I know it ;-)

oxo

Ryn Tanaka said...

You always make beautiful projects with Chocolate Baroque's stamps. I am really liking the wreath in this one and how you placed the reindeer in it. Hope all goes well with you! Hugs!

Lindeke said...

This is a gorgeous christmas card!!
Beautiful stampset too!
Gr, Linda

maria's knutselplezier said...

Wow this is really a pretty card dear Shirley a great sample to use when we start making christmascards, but I think a lot of work too!! Great colours and image!!
Greetings
Mariaxxx

Annemieke said...

Leuke kerstkaart.Mooie kleuren heb je gebruikt.
Groet Annemieke

sheila 77 said...

It could be quite fun to make Christmas cards now. Love your reindeer card and my goodness, what an amazingly made wreath.

Shirley said...

Oh my, your deer is so handsome and the wreath and BG are just perfect for him! Beautiful all over!