Saturday, November 10, 2018

Holiday Card 4 - D for Deer and Distress Oxides

Hi, everyone!  I'm back again today with another holiday card.  Inspiration for my holiday cards has come from the alphabet prompts over at Beccy's Place - she is having her sixth annual Month of Holiday Cards ChallengeDay 4 is "D" - I went with Deer and Distress Oxides.  (For an update on my husband's health, please see my earlier post here.)


The Distress Oxide background was made some time ago, so I don't recall the specific colours used, but it was a mixture of blues, greens, and perhaps purple.  I used an oval die-cut from my stash, and the embossing folder is Darice Snowflake Background.  I added some White as Snow crinkle ribbon from DL.ART's Traditional Christmas Bundle (I won this a while back - thank you, Diana!), and the stamped sentiment is from A Creative Journey with Melissa - You're Snow Wonderful.

I would also like to support the following challenges:  2 Crafty Critter Crazies AG Animals 3/5; Cardz TV 73 AG 3/3; Crafting by Designs November AG 3/3; Crafts Galore Encore AG 3/3; Crafty Catz Getting Ready for Christmas 2/3; Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas AG Optional Use a Button UE; Creatalicious AG Optional Embossing (dry embossing) UE; Creative Craft Cottage Christmas is Coming 3/3; Creative Inspirations November Chill 2/3; Crop Stop November Link Party AG (Tim Holtz Distress Ink products available at Crop Stop) 2/5; Cute Card Thursday Snowflakes UE; Die-Cut Divas AG 3/4; DL.ART November Linky AG UE 1/d; Happy Little Stampers AG w Dies UE; Happy Little Stampers Christmas Clean and Simple UE; Incy Wincy Christmas 3/5; Jo's Scrap Shack AG 3/3; Just Keep on Creating November AG UE; Lil Patch of Crafty Friends AG 3/3; Pammie's Inky Pinkies AG 3/3; Paperbabe Animals/Pets 2/3; Papercraft Business 12 AG Optional Christmas Animal 2/3; Penny's Paper-crafty AG 3/3; Scribbles Designs Winter is Coming 2/3; Simon Says Stamp Monday Make Your Own Background (Distress Oxides, dry embossing) 1/5; The Cat's Pajamas Winter Holidays UE; The 12 Months of Christmas Link-up All Tied Up (ribbon) 1/3 FT; Winter Wonderland What You Love to Do at Christmas (enjoy winter nature, animals, and snow) 2/3; Word Art Wednesday AG w Uplifting Sentiment 3/5 wk1; Your Scrapbook Place AG 3/3

Thank you for looking at my card!  Wishing you a joyful day!

30 comments:

scrAPpamondo said...

Very sweet and elegant card, love how your gorgeous background adds light to the deer!! Beautiful diecut topper! You are getting ready for Christmas!! I'm trying to prepare a stash of Christmas cards, but I'm very slow!

Sandy Palmer said...

Lovely holiday card! Love the background behind the deer! Glad to hear that your husband is back home with you! Thanks for sharing it with us at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends!
Sandy DT

Christine said...

What beautiful inking work! That soft swirl of colors is just gorgeous behind that pretty lacy die cut.
Thanks for sharing at Jo's Scrap Shack!
Blessings,
Christine
DT Member
https://withaverygratefulheart.blogspot.com

Meihsia Liu said...

Your holiday card is gorgeous! Thank you so much for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. :)

Beccy said...

I love blue and white together Kitty, especially for Christmas cards, I think it's a very calm and peaceful combination. The distress background is fabulous, great mix of colours. This die cut is fabulous too.
Cheers,
Beccy

jimlynn said...

Another beautiful die and a beautiful card! Love it. Thanks for joining us at 2 Crafty Critter Crazies!
LYnn

Barbara Godden said...

Fabulous card, gorgeous background. It looks like you are an expert with the DO inks and alcohol ones too.

terrie said...

This card is fabulous, I like the blue color and the white deer...well done Kitty and tfs.

Verna Angerhofer said...

So very beautiful with that die and the colorful background.

Let's Art Journal said...

Wow, what an elegant card! I love the colourful inky background that you created, it showcases the white snowflake embossing and pretty die cuts beautifully 😀. Thanks so much for joining in the fun at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge again! J 😊 x

Pam Tiedtke, or Pammie Lou said...

WOW, stunning! I love it all!! Thanks for sharing it with us at PIP Challenges.
Hugs

Megan J said...

Hi KT, a sweet card for your Christmas stash, love the pretty distress oxide background and white die cut. Thank you for joining us at Crafting by Designs... good luck in the prize draw.. Megan DT

Lola said...

Such a pretty background behind the die cut. Wonderful white and layout. Thank you for sharing with us this month at Papercraft Business Challenges.

Susan Little said...

What a pretty card. I love you color choice.
Thank you for being part of the Incy Wincy Challenge.
Susan - Design Team

Rene said...

SO pretty! Love these frosty colors! Thank you so much for sharing this with us at Creative Inspirations. Good luck!
Rene

*Vicki* said...

What a pretty and elegant design! Love the die cut and your deer die cut panel! Thanks for sharing your creation with us at Cute Card Thursday Challenges! HUGS, *Vicki* (DT)

Esther Asbury said...

I love the embossed snowflakes, the elegant die, and the pretty blue background on your frosty card! Thanks so much for linking up to Cropstop with this!

KathyA. said...

Your card is a delight for the eyes. The embossed background, distressed coloring, die cut and lovely ribbon. Just beautiful. Thanks for joining us at Penny's this week. DT Kathy [myasperations.blogspot.com]

Inkyfingers said...

The lovely embossed background is the perfect background for your lovely deer. Gorgeous card!
Thanks for sharing with us at Happy Little Stampers.

Sherry said...

Love The Embossing Snowflakes Beautiful Card...Thanxx For Joining Us At Jo's Scrapshack This Challenge..Good Luck ..
Sherry Lynn
DT Member

Aunty Sue said...

Stunning card love all the white and thanks for sharing at crafty catz this week and good luck

Kathy said...

Your background inking is amazing. Thanks for sharing with us at Your Scrapbook Place.

Jeanie Ellis said...

What a beauty! Thank you for joining us! Jeanie -Scrapbookingmamaw @ Proud PB DT Member
Be sure to join in on the fun with our Papercraft Business Challenges next time!

Fikreta said...

This is stunning card!
love it!
hugs ❤

Marlene Atkinson said...

Super Cute. Thank you for sharing your card with us at Winter Wonderland. Marlene DT

Chrissie said...

What a fabulous background behind that lovely die cut!
Super card!
Thanks so much for playing along with Happy Little Stampers Christmas Challenge!
Chrissie

suzARTe said...

This all white embossed card looks fantastic with the splash of blue/green, so elegant and beautifully made.Thanks so much for sharing your creation at the

November 2018 Anything goes link-up at Just Keep On Creating.

Ileana A. said...

Wow, this is a wonderful elegant creation! I love design!
Thank-you for joining us at the Crafts Galore Encore Challenge November "ATG" and sorry for the late comment.
Ileanaxx

Melanie said...

A gorgeous card!
Thank you soo much for taking part in our "anything goes with optional embossing (wet or dry)” challenge over at Creatalicious & good luck in the draw.
Hope to see you again in our new challenge as well…

Hugs,
Melanie
(DT-Coordinator Creatalicious Challenges)

(DT Crafty Friends)

(DT The Sketchy Challenges)


PS: Sorry for the late comment, life had been very busy these past weeks…

Helene Siermans said...

A very pretty design! I love the colour and the gorgeous dies you used too. It all work so well together.
Thank you for sharing your talent with us at SCRIBBLES DESIGN. Best of luck! Nick