Thursday, January 3, 2019

Winter Deer

Hi, everyone!  Happy 2019!  Here is my first card of the year.  I'm starting early to meet my goal of making at least two holiday cards a month.  One down, one to go!  Here I did some stamping, heat-embossing, dry-embossing, die-cutting, and fussy-cutting!

Stamps:  Deer (Paperbabe Stamps Reindeer Fusion), tree (STAMPlorations Trendy Christmas Trees), snowflakes (Paperbabe Stamps Peaceful Flurries)
Ink:  Versamark, Your Next Stamp Holly Berry Red, Ranger Archival Emerald Green
Dies:  Sentiment (STAMPlorations Warm Winter Wishes Phrase Die - CUTplorations - I trimmed off the two smaller words), tags (My Creative Time, My Favorite Things)
RibbonDL.ART White as Snow
Embossing folder:  Darice Snowflake Background
Other:  Ranger white embossing powder, white snowflake sequin added to bow

I was inspired by the inspiration graphic at Paperbabe Stamps Challenge 89:

I was also inspired by the All About Winter theme at STAMPlorations TAGplorations January challenge, although I did not use the optional texture paste.  Here's the graphic:

Also joining a brand-new monthly challenge at ITD Creative Playground!  The theme is Anything Goes with any vendor's stamps/images:

I would also like to support the following challenges: ABC Christmas A for Anything Christmas Goes UE; 2 Crafty Critter Crazies AG w Critters 1/5; Card Mania Baby, It's Cold Outside 1/3; Christmas Crafts All Year Round Let it Snow 1/5; Crafting by Designs AG January Edition 1/3; Crafts Galore Encore AG 1/3; Crafty Gals Corner Snow Much Fun 1/3; Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas AG Optional Any Christmas or New Year Card UE; Creatalicious AG Optional Something New (the STAMPlorations stamps and die are new, first time I'm using) UE; Creative Inspirations AG 1/3; Cute Card Thursday AG UE; Die Cut Divas Something New (the STAMPlorations stamps and die are new, first time I'm using) 1/5; DL.ART January Linky UE 1/d; Joy Clair (See inspiration graphic below - I was inspired by the Winter theme) UE; Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Something New (the STAMPlorations stamps and die are new, first time I'm using) 1/4; Simon Says Stamp Work-it Wednesday Something New (the STAMPlorations stamps and die are new, first time I'm using) 1/3; STAMPlorations Never-Ending Anything Goes Must use STAMPlorations products; The Artistic Stamper January AG 1/3; Word Art Wednesday AG w Uplifting Sentiment 1/5 wk1

Challenge winter

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


Arlene said...

Congrats on the new stamp and die. Such a pretty card, wonderfully traditional colors. So glad you joined us at Die Cut Divas.

Michelle said...

Great start and you have used quite a few clever techniques on this beautiful card! Michelle x

Verna Angerhofer said...

You are off to a beautiful start. This is so very gorgeous!

cotnob said...

A super card, such a lovely deer, good luck with your goal - you have made a good start.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob

Furrbster said...

This is a very good start and a very stylish card :)

Hugz Tinz

Alice (scrAPpamondo) said...

Happy New Year my dear friend! This card is gorgeous!!! How many different technique!! Love the traditional colours and the sweetness you achieved on this card! The deer is so cute and elegant and the little tag with the stylized tree is a great addition!
I have a lot of mess in my craft room after Christmas, I have to clean before the school beginning again but I think I will follow your exe4mple making still some Christmas cards :)
Big Hugs!

terrie said...

Love the Christmas colors for a great looking card, the layout is done perfectly....can't believed you already started your Christmas Cards for 2019.
Well done Kitty

Bunny said...

Happy New Year to you as well. This is a lovely card. The traditional colors are always so beautiful to me. These are some lovely dies. [Bunny]

Donna said...

Beautiful card with so many fabulous layers and techniques, it is so cheery and stunning!

Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

Well done on making a start on those cards, beautiful use of colour.
Thank you for sharing with us over at Paperbabe Stamps.
Best wishes for 2019 Tracey DT.

New Creations said...

So pretty in festive color and designed so balanced! Love it Kitty!
Wishing you a very Happy New Year with a lot of craft, filled with all joy and happiness!

Lisa Lynn said...

Kitty, wonderful first card of the year and great Christmas card. That's a terrific goal. I'm so sorry that I have been MIA and just didn't get any Christmas cards mailed out this year. You are just too sweet. I have been in my own little world, but thanks for being such a supportive friend.

Linda Simpson said...

This is gorgeous, love the design.
Linda xxx

Jackie C said...

This has come together beautifully! Love this entry, thank you for sharing with Creatalicious. Good luck and we all hope to see you and your creations again! Jackie DT member.

jimlynn said...

Total beauty! Love the way you used that die. Awesome card!!

Titbelsoeur, mixed-media addict said...

your card is so beautiful ! Thank you so much for sharing your work with us at The Artistic Stamper
WIshing you good luck to win beautiful stamps !

Inkyfingers said...

What a gorgeous festive card and your embossed deer is so elegant!!
Happy New Year and thanks for sharing with us at ABC Christmas Challenges.

Fikreta said...

Happy new year!
It's a beautiful card!

KraftyKoolKat said...

So gorgeous Kitty.
Happy New Year sweetie.

Patti said...

I see you are off to a great start my friend!! the polka dots on your deer are delightful!!

DIANA L. said...

This is so sweet. I love the embossing beautiful card with sweet reindeer
Thank you for joining my DL.ART Thankful Thursday Anything Goes January 2019 Linky Challenge. Happy New Year and Have a blessed day


Kris said...

Such a SWEET card - I love everything about it, including your proportions of all the elements - so nicely put together! Thanks so much for the shout out about our new 1st Thursday monthly challenges at ITD's Creative Playground!! You're super sweet and I wish you a wonderful 2019!

Catnip and Kitty Whiskers said...

So pretty! Thanks for your kind words on my blog! And Congrats on winning the challenge at Gecko Galz! :)

NanaConnie said...

Marvelously done, Kitty! Love the snowflakes, both as embellies and in the embossed background. A great range of wonderful techniques in making it, too. Time to put on a DT hat - Thanks so much for playing along in our "Anything with a Critter" challenge at 2 Crafty Critter Crazies this month. Good luck in the draw.
NanaConnie DT

Deanne Saunders said...

Sweet card!! Thanks so much for participating in our CHRISTMAS CRAFTS ALL YEAR ‘ROUND challenge. Hope you participate in our next challenge!! Have a happy crafty day!!!
Deanne at A Little Bit O’ Paper

Kath said...

A lovely card and great design. Thank you for sharing at Christmas Crafts All Year Round.
Kath x

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous card Kitty! the deer is fabulous! I thought that was a die cut at first, so perfectly stamped and embossed! the colours and layering are so beautifully done too, altogether stunning! :-)

Thanks for joining us on the ABC Christmas Challenge 🎄
Lols x x x

Rene said...

Lovely card! Thank you so much for sharing this beauty with us at Creative Inspirations. Good luck!


Lori said...

Such a sweet Christmas card! Love that little deer. Happy New Year!

Lena said...

Your card is so lovely and festive. I too make cards all year round and there is still a slight scramble at the very end as I find myself a few cards short :-)
Happy New Year - I know a little late, but I'd still like to send good wishes to you and your family for 2019.

Dorte said...

Wonderful christmas card, Thanks for sharing it with us at this years first challenge at ABC Christmas Challenge.
Dorte x

creationsnz said...

Crisp and fresh and very Christmas. So glad you shared your work with us at 2 Crafty Critter Crazies, we hope to see you here again, CarolG

Mrs A. said...

You have started the New year with a great card. Love the way you have put the combination of colours together. Have posted your Santa sack off to you. Hugs Mrs A.

Cards By MI said...

A really lovely looking card with stunning colours and fabby design. Thanks for joining us over at creatalicious Challenges this time.
Love n hugs
Marie, CC-teamie

Judy V said...

Beautiful card! Thanks for joining us at Crafty Gals Corner!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Snow fun! Great Winter tag [on your card base] Thanks for joining in at TAGplorations

Granmargaret said...

Lovely work. Thank you for joining Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas challenge. Hope to see you again next time.

Dawn said...

Nice card. Thanks for playing at Crafts Galore Encore Challenge and I wish you the best of luck. Come back again.
Dawn DT

Melanie said...

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

(DT-Coordinator Creatalicious Challenges)

(DT Crafty Friends)

(DT The Sketchy Challenges)

(DT Simply Create Too)

(DT Aud Sentiments Challenge)