Thursday 10 November 2022

Rudolph Cute Reindeer


I was absolutely delighted to be asked to be a Guest Designer at Krafty Chicks this month. What an honour to join in the fun at the hen house. 

Week 2 of the monthly challenge schedule is Christmas. As this is the most favourite card I like to make this is no challenge for me really ☺

This card has been made using a digital stamp Rudolph Cute Reindeer from Oddball Art Co. This has been coloured using Promarkes and a white gel pen on the antlers. I fussy cut the image (yes even the antlers!) and placed to one side.

I used a sketch from Try Stamping on Tuesdays for the layout. 

The base of the card is kraft cardstock. I selected a brown paper with stars on it for the background. You can't see on the photo but some of them are a bronze metallic finish which is really effective in the light.

To follow the sketch I used a birch tree embossing folder from Crafter's Companion. It is a 5" square so I selected the part of the design that had the most interesting trees. The cardstock is a Tim Holtz Co-ordinations one which has a Kraft layer inside when you sand it back so it looks quite rustic.

 I thought the little reindeer would like to stand on some grass so I cut some cardstock into random grass shapes and curled it to add some texture. I am rather chuffed with how that turned out. This then became the 'ground' and I placed the feet so one was behind 'amongst' the grass. 

I felt the reindeer need to be looking at a creature in the tree so the little robin is a cardstock sticker. Finally the sentiment is a recycled one that has been added to a scrap of brown card.

I do hope you will join me and the team in the Hen House at Krafty Chicks.

Card Details -

Size - A5

Digital Image - Rudolph Cute Reindeer (Oddball Art Co)

Colouring Medium - Promarkers, White Gel Pen

Embossing Folder - Winter Woodland (Crafter’s Companion)

Designer Paper - Merry Christmas Monochrome (Craft Sensations) Tim Holtz Kraft Core cardstock

Embellishments - Robin sticker

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


  1. What an adorable reindeer, love that background paper too. Great card!

  2. Such a great card, cute reindeer, I love it and that you are Guest Chick this month. Have a Crafty day!


  3. You've done a wonderful job interpreting the sketch Mandy, I like your take on it. The little scene you created is so sweet... the little critters look as though they're greeting each other in the forest. Cute!

  4. Mandy, what an adorable Christmas card! You are a wonderful colorist!! Thank you for using our Try Stampin' on Tuesday sketch in such a clever way!!! -Donna

  5. A delightful card. Thanks for joining CRAFT challenge. Elaine (Guest Designer)

  6. That is a very cute reindeer and you have created a lovely scene. Thank you for sharing with us.
    Jocelyn x
    CD Sunday Plus DT

  7. He's a really cute reindeer and well done on the fussy cutting. Not something I enjoy so I shy away from it.
    CD Sunday Plus DT.

  8. Totally cute and festive! Thank you for joining us at The Outlawz Twisted Thursday Challenges!

  9. A lovely card. Thank you for sharing with us at Passion for Markers. Marlene

  10. Cute woodland card, Mandy! Thank you for sharing your Holiday creation with us at Jan's Digi Blog Challenge. Good Luck and Happy Crafting!
    (Owner & Illustrator of Jan's Digi Stamp Shop)

  11. It is so sweet, thank you for joining us at the Crafty friends challenge. Xx

  12. An adorable reindeer and such clever us of the embossing folder, another fabulous card.
    I'm so pleased you're back blogging again, and joining in with our challenges. It's always a treat seeing your beautiful cards and I really missed seeing them.
    CD Sunday Plus DT

  13. A pretty Christmas card with the sweet Deer Mandy, many thanks for sharing with us at Stamping Sensations and We Love Stamping November challenges.

    B x

  14. Such a beautiful card, Thanks for sharing it with us at the LeAnn;s World 101 Challenge.
    Hugs Ilonka DT

  15. Gorgeous card. I love the background you've created with the paper with starts and that embossed cardstock. Awesome job with that super cute reindeer. Thanks for joining us at A Place To Start. Hugs, María.

  16. Gorgeous cute reindeer card, love the scene your designed
    Thank you for joining us
    CD Sunday plus DT

  17. What a sweet little Christmas card and very cute deer. Thanks for joining us at we love stamping this month xx

  18. Oh Mandy, this is such a sweet card! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Peace On Earth challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often. We appreciate your support!


  19. Congrats on your GD spot Mandy -beautiful card,love the cute Deer and embossed trees -the star P.paper is a pefect background
    Carol x
    Thank you for joining us at Pearly Sparkles
    Stamping Sensations
    Carol DT x

  20. Adorable little deer and great use of the patterned paper. Love the embossed birch trees with the colour rubbed off the trees. Thank you so much for joining us at the Peace on Earth challenge.

  21. Love that background paper with the embossed trees and that adorable reindeer! Thanks for sharing with us at TSOT and HLS Christmas :)

  22. Oh this is so cute Mandy - love your placement of the tree element! Thanks for joining us at Passion for Markers this week, good luck! Juliex

  23. A clever design and the effect is wonderful with the cute deer. Thanks for sharing with us at We Love Stamping

  24. Love this cute little deer and bird images and the colouring of them. The star and woodland background works extremely well. Thank you for taking part in the polkadoodles digi choosday challenge. Happy Crafting! Mel x

  25. What a pretty card Mandy. The image is so sweet and your colouring is perfect. Great job on the fussy cutting, especially the antlers. Thanks for sharing with us at Passion for Markers this week. Hugs, Denise x

  26. Great Christmas card! How fitting are the stars to spotlight Rudolph as the star of the show. So happy you played along with Krafty Chicks Challenge this week.
    Diane - DT

  27. Mandy, what a sweet little deer on your Christmas cute! Thanks for sharing with us at Try Stampin' on Tuesday

  28. Its really a great Christmas card. I love the cute deer with the background you used. Thank you for joining us at the CRAFT Challenge blog. Good luck with your entry.

    Hugs Renske CRAFT DT.

  29. Lovely card.
    Thank you so much for entering our challenge this week at CRAFT Challenge looking forward to see you again next challenge.
    Hugs Sheryl CRAFT DT xx

  30. It's a lovely card! Thanks for joining us at DAK!

  31. What a pretty make! I love the colours of your work and this cute reindeer!

    Thanks for playing along with our Do-Al(l) Kreatives Challenge and good luck!

    Hugs and please come back soon!
    Kleido’s BastelStüble
    *Owner* Do-Al(l) Kreatives
    *Owner*Critter Crazy Challenges
    *DT* Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2

  32. Beautiful card Mandy. Thank you for sharing with us over at Morgan's ArtWorld. We hope to see you again.
    ~ Wendy CT

  33. nice christmas card
    thank you for participating in our challenge
    we'll see you next time
    greetings Jolanda bongers
    DT Starstampz

  34. lovely card, very effective.

    Thanks for joining us at Stamping sensations.


  35. This is great! Thank you for playing at Penny's challenges.

  36. I love it !! Thanks for sharing it with us at the Outlaws Twisted Thursday Challenge Blog.
    Hugs Ilonka DT

  37. What a great card! That reindeer image is adorable. I love the star paper and the embossed panel. Thanks for playing along with us at Let's Craft and Create. Deanna DT

  38. A really sweet Christmas card, Mandy! Thank you for sharing your project with us at the Crafts Galore Encore “Anything Goes” November Challenge. Good Luck and hope to see you again soon!
    Carole x DT Craftilicious Creations

  39. What a great project! Thanks for joining in with a Polkadoodles challenge, Donna P (DT)

  40. Such a cute card. So glad you joined us over at Morgan's ArtWorld. We hope to see you again.
    ~ Arlene CT

  41. What a cute image and I love how you colored it! Thanks for joining us at Pattie's Creations Design Challenge.

  42. Hello... Thank you for entering your lovely card into the Christmas challenge at Crafty Friends. Good luck and hope you will join us next time.
    Diane Louise x

  43. Super cute card. The reindeer is adorable and I love the little scene you created. Thanks for joining us at Happy Little Stampers ~ Christmas Challenge.

    sue n.

  44. Lovely card. Thank you for joining the My Time to Craft challenge, Creative Fingers and Critter Crazy. Hope to see you again

  45. Congrats on your guest designer spot - that's an adorable card, love that cute reindeer! Thanks for sharing it us at Love to Craft challenge
    Deborah DT

  46. Great design, Mandy.

    Thanks for joining us at Jan's Digi Stamps Challenge.

    Helen x

  47. This turned out so beautifully! Love the color scheme!
    Thank you so much for joining in at my Crafty Wednesday challenge!
    Ellibelle's Corner

  48. So glad you're joining us in this Star Stampz Challenge. All the best!
    --- DT Gina Ang ---
    Star Stampz Challenge #40 - Nature


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