Friday, December 19, 2014

Reindeer Time of Year!

Well the count down is on!
Hello Friends!

This is the LAST SHOPPING WEEKEND before Christmas and I'm STILL trying to get my cards made and in the mail ... yikes!  I'm so far behind!  But that's okay, Christmas will come whether I have my cards done or not!  LOL!

This year Crafty Secrets is certainly my GO TO for holiday card images.  Sandy just came out with a couple wonderful new collections.  DEER CHRISTMAS and CHRISTMAS TREE ... do check them out!  You get SO MUCH for so few $$$.

 How much fun is this image!
I'm having great fun creating with the DEER CHRISTMAS set and this is only 1 of the 37 images available on this amazing set!  I've used my alcohol markers for the coloring and created the icicles with an old Martha Stewart punch.  The beautiful garland & ornaments are from the CHRISTMAS TREE set.  Two images (the garland and the ornament) that I've put together to create one garland strand.  Colored with alcohol markers and did a little fussy cutting before adding to the bottom of my image.  The background paper is from our Vintage Christmas CD.

 
I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the black and white images available on this DEER CHRISTMAS set!  For my background paper I've printed out the green/white paper from our Vintage Christmas CD but switched it to black & white before printing.
My main image, post cards and 2 lower portion deer are from the set.  My only additional embellishments are the Impression Obsession Fir Trees and my Cheery Lynn Designs Poinsettia.  I'm really happy with how this card came together!

A few challenges to share in:
Crafter's Cafe Challenge - Animal Friends
Crafty Creations Challenge - To 'die' for
Hambo Hoedown Challenge - Winter
The Male Room Challenge - Christmas
The Paper Shelter Challenge - Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamps - Winter Inspiration

Please be sure to visit out STORE for some GREAT DEALS then come join in our Monthly Linky Party the 1st Monday of each month on our BLOG.  Very easy to play along ... you just need to use something from Crafty Secrets/Heartwarming Vintage on your card/creation to qualify for a PRIZE!!  And, if by chance you are new to Crafty Secrets, we have FREEBIES offered at the store that you can grab, create and join in with.

I hope you'll come play along ... our next Linky Party will be Jan 5th and run for 2 weeks!  And if you're mojo is lacking (as mine is at the present time) you can find FABULOUS inspiration from our design team!  SUCH TALENTED LADIES!!!!!  WOW!

Okay ... I'd better get busy ... times running out!  
As always ...

9 comments:

  1. What pretty cards you have created! I love the black and white one for sure. Hope you are ready for Christmas!

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  2. Lovely cards Darlene! I love that first image, so cute! And the second card is very classic! Happy Holidays!
    Hugs,
    Jo
    xox

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  3. Beautiful array of cards Dar...love them all....those little sweet deer are so adorable..and the wood scene is beautiful as well...great job as always!! Sorry I haven't been commenting as much as I should lately...but you know what I have been up to...lol!!!

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  4. Both cards are awesome, but the black & white card you have entered our challenge with is just truly jaw dropping beautiful! Thanks so much for joining us for our Winter Challenge at the Hambo Hoedown.

    Jeannie T.

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  5. Adorable scene and I love the pop of green on that second card! Thanks for joining in at TMR!

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  6. Fabulous cards Darlene!! Wonderful designs and images!!

    I hope all is well with you and your family! Sorry I haven't been in contact for while! Life can be so hectic sometimes! I hope you have a wonderful Christmas and a very Happy New Year 2015!!

    Thank you very much for joining us this week at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog!

    hugs...
    Melissa

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  7. Lovely card with such an adorable image and perfect color combo. Thank you for joining our 'dies' challenge at Crafty Creations Challenges and I am sorry for my late commenting, life has been very busy lately. I wish you a Merry Christmas and lots of creative ideas in the New Year!
    Hugs,
    Anna xxx

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  8. Cute card with an adorable image. Thank you for joining us at TPS Challenge!
    Happy New Year.
    Sandra

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Thanks for taking the time to leave me some love!
Darlene