Friday, 28 September 2012

Hearts Come Home For Christmas

Good morning folks, the weekend is almost here and it's really busy at our home as my younger one is returning to university tomorrow. You can probably guess who's been up to her eyes in washing the last couple of days and the house is like a laundry as it's quite difficult to get it all dry at the moment!
As it's Friday, we have a new challenge for you at Polka Doodles and this week the theme is Your Favourite Holiday plus the colour Teal.
I decided to add to my Christmas card collection and made a shaped card as my inspiration, combining the teal with mostly white and adding a tiny pop of red.

I was quite pleased with my card as I love this adorable deer with his slightly sheepish expression so I went for a simple approach.
I made my card blank with a Go Kreate extra large die and cut backing paper to match. I then die cut an oval panel of white card and embossed it with a Cuttlebug hearts folder. I cut the deer out and added him to the panel with foam tape.
I assembled the card as you see, adding some white fir branches die cut with a Marianne Design die (then added some lines with an embossing tool to make them more true to life) and a ticket sentiment with a red and white bakers twine bow.
All elements are from the Here Comes Christmas CD.

There's a great prizes to be had for the top 3 this week so will hopefully see you there.
Have a great weekend.
Hugs, Fliss xx

Some challenges for my card:
The Stamping Boutique Challenge - Embossing
Love To Create - Anything Goes
Gingerloft Challenge - Embossing


  1. Lovely card, hope you get the washing dry on time! Hugs, Valerie

  2. He is so so cute. I know he is a deer but he reminds me of a moose...a particular moose. Did you ever watch that Tv programme called Northern began with a moose! I loved that programme!

    Lovely cute card Fliss!

  3. awwh that deer looks soooo cute Fliss!
    Dot x

  4. Never would have thought of the color Teal for a Christmas card but you pulled it off beautifully!!

    Thank you so much for sharing with us at The Stamping Boutique Embossing Challenge this week!

    Hope you'll join us again soon!

    TSB DT

  5. Such a sweet card Fliss, love the colour.
    Have a great creative weekend.
    hugs {brenda} xox

  6. Love this striking xmas card Fliss, teal makes an unusual change from the more traditional colours.

  7. So pretty, love the teal. Thank you for playing along this week at The Stamping Boutique. Good luck in the challenge and I hope to see you in the next challenge.


    CraftyGirl TSB DT

  8. Wonderful image and coloring...I love the design. Thanks so much for joining us this week at Love to Create Challenges. We would love to have you again next week. joann sassy raggedy

  9. This is really a stunning card. Love the shape and that image is wonderful.

    Thanks for joining our fortnightly challenge here at Gingerloft Card Challenge. Hope you will join us next time. DT Crafting Vicky

  10. Beautfiul card Fliss, love the "pop" of red.

    Have a fab weekend

    Claire x

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  12. Lovely card and great embossing.
    Thanks for joining us at The Stamping Boutique.

  13. What a nice deer. I love your blog with the zentangles around it. Thanks for joining us this week for our embossing challenge at The Stamping Boutique. I hope you will join us for our next challenge. Good Luck~Patti TSB DT

  14. Another ever so tasteful Christmas card, luv the reindeer image.


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Fliss xx