Tuesday 20 October 2020

Reindeer Gift

It is time for another challenge for Team B at Through The Craft Room Door

The Sponsor for this challenge is Stamp On It and they have a prize for the lucky winner.

As a store they have several collections that they sell both physical stamps and digital. 
I have used a digital image from the QKR Stampede section of the store called Reindeer Gift.

I have been making a lot of Christmas cards recently and my go to colour schemes are red/green or blues. I decided to do something a little different with this card. The sketch I used for the layout is from the current challenge at Daisy Chain Challenge. I rotated it and stretched it to fit a rectangular card.

I started off with the patterned paper with deer on it and used the colours of aqua, turquoise and kraft. The card base is a sheet of A4 white card. To this I have added a layer of a darker shade of aqua card. The deer paper is from a 6x6" pad Christmas Blues by Dovecraft. I matched up with a glittered snowball paper which is from Let It Snow also by Dovecraft. Both papers are very, very old.

The image has been coloured with Promarkers to match the colours from the papers. I decoupaged the reindeer and bow and mounted in foam squares for added dimension. The deer has been matted onto kraft card on thinner foam pads so it made it not too thick. The die is Classical Frame from Crafter's Companion. It is one of the very first dies I ever bought from them.... 

Following the layout of the sketch I added a scrap of ribbon and some snowflakes I assembled with different layers. The top one is s Sizzlits Cut n' Emboss die with a snowflake on top that was rescued from and old Christmas card. The aqua snowflakes are pre-printed die cuts but I have no idea where they came from, probably a magazine freebie. The shiny silver one is an embellishment that was from a Christmas decoration I got from the poundshop years ago. I took it apart and there were different colours and beads as well, all added to my stash. Finally the white ones are funky foam shapes that I had a long time ago. The sentiment has been recycled from a shop bought card.

Our challenges at Through the Craft Room Door are always Anything Goes so easy to enter. I hope you will join us.

Card Details -

Size – A5
Digital Image – Reindeer Gift. by QKR Stampede / Stamp On It 
Dies – Classical Frame by Crafter’s Companion & Snowflake 2 Cut n’ Emboss folder by Sizzlits
Papers – Christmas Blues 6x6” & Let It Snow 4.5 x 6.5” pads by Dovecraft
Colouring Medium - Promarkers
Embellishments – Ribbon, various snowflakes

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges (in Alphabetical Order)


  1. O-M-G! How cute is he!!!! What a fabulous creation Mandy! Love it! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Sisterhood of Crafters challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often.

    Please stop in for a visit!

  2. This is SO adorable, Amanda. You really make me smile with your great designs. Thanks again for sharing your art in our challenges.
    Word Art Wednesday

  3. Beautiful background colours and such a fun image. Love his rosy cheeks! Pretty frame for the image and lovely snowflakes! Thanks for sharing this cutie with us at Penny's!

  4. Wonderful card with great patterned paper combo. Thanks for joining us at CHNC Patterned Paper Challenge this month.

  5. Back for a second look,so cute!. Thanks for joining us at The Unicorn Challenge Blog for our "Spooky and/or cute" challenge.

  6. He's a very bright and cheery Reindeer Mandy and very pretty alternative Christmas colours, the blues with hints of purple are lovely.

    B x

  7. Gorgeous card Thank you for joining us at Crafty Catz Challenge Blog good luck
    Ginny DT for Crafty Catz Challenge Blog
    My Blog As I do Rodos

  8. Incredibly cute. Thanks for joining Passion for Promarkers. Elaine

  9. What a cute little cpa he is. Great colours too x

  10. This looks beautiful!! Thanks for joining us at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends. Hope to see you again next time.
    DT Ine http://creaine-cards.blogspot.nl/

  11. Very cute Mandy - love the colours. Thank you for joining us at ABC Christmas Challenge xx Lynda DT

  12. He is a cutie!
    So glad you have shared this with us at 613 Avenue Create.
    Please come back again!
    The best of luck with your entry.
    Stay safe and well.
    Jackie, DT member at 613 xx

  13. Adorable Christmas card
    Thank you for your entry at Scrapping4funChallenges.
    Rachelle DT

  14. LOve the cute image and great layout.Thank you for joining us at Dragonfly Dreams
    Carol DT x

  15. That is the cutest reindeer ever! I love how he is holding the present! So cute! Thanks for sharing with us at 2 Crafty Critter Crazies Challenge!

  16. Cute image and great colouring.

    Thanks for joining us at the Colour Crazy Challenge.

    Helen x

  17. Hello… Thanks for sharing your lovely Christmas card with us… it fits perfectly with our “Feature a Creature” challenge theme… the little reindeer is so cute... Please join us next time and Good Luck in the draw.
    Diane Louise, DT Member, Scribbles Designs Challenge Blog

  18. lief kaartje
    dank je wel voor het meedoen
    groetjes jolanda bongers
    DT creative sketchy girls

  19. I am very glad you joined us this week at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge Blog. I hope you had a fantastic time!!! See you back very soon to play in another amazing challenge. :)


    Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Design Team Member

  20. Wonderful card
    Thank you for joining us at I Love Promarkers this week
    Clare DT

  21. Carte originale et amusante.
    Merci d'avoir rejoint le challenge Colour Crazy Challenge.
    Bonne Chance.
    MaryannG Guest Designer CCC

    Original and fun card.
    Thank you for joining the Colour Crazy Challenge.
    Good luck.
    MaryannG Guest Designer CCC

  22. Love this reindeer image and how you have shown him off. A Great card. Thank you so much for joining us in our challenge at QKR Stampede this week. Good Luck and looking forward to seeing you again in our next challenge.
    Faith A DT

  23. Awww, that little Rudolph is adorable.
    Thanks for joining us at Polkadoodles Digi Choosday
    Annette - Netty's Cards
    Proud to design for :
    Lili of the Valley,
    Dies to Die For,
    Polkadoodles Digi Choosday,
    As You Like It Challenge.

  24. Beautiful! Thank you so much for joining with ust at Daisy Chain Challenges this time and good luck :)

  25. Super toffe kaart. Helemaal leuk. Leuk dat je meedoet met onze challenge bij Creative Sketchy Girls.
    Great card, love it. Thanks for joining us at Creative Sketchy Girls.


    DT Creative Sketchy Girls


  26. Such a cute creation

    Thank you for sharing with us at 'Not Just Cards' this month
    Stay safe
    Hugs Shell xx

  27. Stunning Card. Thanks for joining the Challenge. Greetings Helma DT. Team Creative Sketsy Girlz


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