Thursday, November 9, 2017

Celebration time is near . . .

Hello Friends!
Today's card was created for the Dies R Us Inspiration Blog and I think it will be perfect  for the upcoming holiday season.

I wasn't sure where this creation was headed but I knew I wanted to use these cute 'baby deers ... aka fawn'!  LOL  The dies I have used for today's card are as follows:

Poppystamps 'Curious Fawn'

Poppystamps - Dies - Curious Fawn
Poppystamps 'Cute Fawn'

Poppystamps - Dies - Cute Fawn
Poppystamps 'Evangeline Floating Square'

Poppystamps - Dies - Evangeline Floating Square

Memory Box 'Fresh Pine Landscape'

Memory Box - Dies - Fresh Pine Landscape (NEW)

Tutti Designs Word Set 'Celebrate'

Tutti Designs - Word Set - Celebrate

When I die cut my Floating Square, I realized there was enough room on the end of my paper scrap to die cut another panel.  So I did, then cut & glued them together.  Even though I had planned on popping this panel up, I like that this method gave my square more stability.

I've had this sheet of shiny blue film paper in my stash for a long time ... in fact, I think a friend gave it to me along with a lot of other papers etc when she was moving out of the country.  It was perfect to create the cold winter's day sky background for today's card.

Now that I have my pieces all cut, I'm ready to start creating my wintry scene.  OH and BTW ... ignore that cute snow covered fence panel in the upper right corner, you'll be seeing it on another creation ... it didn't really work out well for today's card.

You've seen me do this before with my sentiment dies and I'm sure you'll see it again in the future, but I love the effect you get when stacking your die cut words.  If you haven't tried this technique yet ... give it a try ... you'll love how it looks.

The little blue glitter snowflakes were left over on my work table from a previous project.

 I hope you've enjoyed what I've shared today!  And, don't forget to come join in the fun at the Dies R Us Challenge Blog.  There's a new challenge theme offered on the 1st and 15th of each month and one lucky randomly drawn winner will receive a gift voucher prize to the Dies R Us Store.

Before I go, I thought you might like a closer look at these cute little baby deer.  I've added a little white to their ears and tails, gave them eyes and a cute red nose.  I think they might be future Rudolphs in training!

Challenges to share in:
Cute Card Thursday Challenge #503 -  Sparkle
Movin' Along with the Times Challenge #58 - Trees
2 Crafty Critter Crazies Challenge #8 - ATG w/critter
Animal Friends Challenge #56 - Christmas w/animal
Create and Inspire Challenge #68 - ATG

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As always, thanks SO MUCH for taking the time to stop by! 


Maria Illsley said...

What gorgeous card the little fawns are so cute!!! Xxx

scrAPpamondo said...

Amazing shaker card!! Love the scene with these cute reindeers! said...

First off I love using blue for the holidays so you caught my attention right off the bat! Love the glitter and those cute little deer are adorable!

Donna Phelan said...

The deer are super sweet and really pop against the white die cuts. I think those trees are my favorite! Great card!

Donna Phelan said...

The deer are super sweet and really pop against the white die cuts. I think those trees are my favorite! Great card!

Bunny said...

This is beautiful. I love the dies you have used. The fawn are so cute. [Bunny]

Em Louise Fairley said...

So cute, Dar! xoxo

Leslie Miller said...

I've been admiring that floating square forever (well, ever since it was released), and now I adore the fawns and tree-scape, too. Beautiful how you put it all together. Now I'm really looking forward to seeing what you do with the fence 'cause I noticed it right away. I think it's so cute and I can imagine using it fairly often. I've been going a little nutty with the shopping recently. Waiting for three separate orders to arrive now. I KNOW! And I was doing so well. Somebody stop me!

Sherrie K. said...

Gorgeous card and fantastic scene! I love the fun dies you used~ I just got the floating square die, just haven't had the chance to use it yet! I am glad I got to join in a few challenges myself. It's been a while :(
Thanks so much for stopping by my blog and leaving such a sweet comment!
Sherrie K

Barbara said...

What a cute scene with the sweet deer on the blue background. That floating square of so awesome on this card. Thinking I need that one.

Janis Lewis said...

Cute! Thanks for sharing at Moving along with the times.
Janis, Design Team Member

Wendy L said...

Super cute, thanks for joining us at MAWTT, xxx

Dreja said...

Sehr schön gemacht.
Danke daß du bei den Animal Friends mitmachst.
LG Dreja

Conniecrafter said...

Love the layering/framing with the sentiment and the little scene at the bottom with the prancing deer is just so sweet!

Heike said...

Eine zauberhafte Karte!! Vielen Dank für deine Teilnahme bei den Animal Friends.

Liebe Grüße

Kuni said...

Your card is so wonderful.
Thank you for joining us at the Animal Friends.

creationsnz said...

Fabulous card, liking the limited palette for this to set off the die cuts. CarolG