Friday, April 13, 2018

Merry Christmas with Deer

Hi, Friends.....

It's been a bit of rough week here. I lost my 94-year old Dad. This was not unexpected. So glad that we were able to go see him a few weeks ago. He was a believer in Christ and a man of God. He lived a long life, died peacefully in his sleep, and is now in heaven. I am comforted in this sure knowledge....but I still have some weepy times. We will be having a memorial service in a few weeks.

I didn't get much crafting done this week, but did make this Christmas card that I will enter in the current Winnie & Walter Rerun challenge. I don't have the adorable Rerun set for this month, so I drew inspiration from one of the featured cards: Shay's lovely card HERE in green and blue with the wonderful starry and dotty background.

I used some free W&W printables that have been sitting in my stash for some time....hooray for stash busting!!! I adore that peaceful deer digital image and I think this is my last one of them. (Eeek!! I will prob have to print out some more now!!!) The bokeh background is also one of their freebies. :)

Products used include:
Winnie & Walter - Essentials: Audrey Cutaways die set (scalloped panel)
Winnie & Walter - Essentials: Katharine Cutaways die set
My Favorite Things Die-namics - Stitched Oval STAX die set
Daily Grind Collection Vol. 1 - Holiday Mint (FREEBIE!!)
Winnie & Walter - Comfort + Joy stamp set
Versafine ink in Onyx Black

Hope you liked my simple Christmas card. I love the peaceful, serene look. Thank you for stopping by today.


Thank you for the honor of entering this card in the following challenges:
1. Winnie & Walter Rerun #29: The Big, the Bold and Baby
2. Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge #380 - Anything Goes Christmas
more coming soon.... :)


  1. Hi Janis, sorry for your loss. Thinking of you and sending hugz. HUGZ

  2. I am so sorry to hear your sad news, Janis. I'm sure you have many happy memories of your Dad to treasure.

    I love your beautiful card. You've created a lovely scene and the background is gorgeous. xx

  3. Janis - so sorry for the loss of your father. Prayers and hugs for you and your family. Your card is beautiful. I love the light blue - so peaceful.

  4. I'm so sorry your father has passed, Janis, but I love how you described his faith and his life and that he died peacefully in his sleep. It's the way we all want to go and I'm not sure I've actually known anyone who did just that, so good for him! How blessed you were to have him for a dad! Your wintry card is peaceful and gorgeous!! Huge hugs, Darnell

  5. So very sorry to read of the loss of your Dad Janis. My heartfelt sympathies to you and your family...(((HUGS)))

    You card is lovely and serene, well done as always.

  6. I love your card, especially your snow. Thank you for joining us at Crafty Hazel Nut's Christmas Card Weekly Challenge - Myrna DT

  7. Sad to read about your father's passing, but so glad you have peace regarding his future home. God bless x

  8. Oh Janis, I am so sorry to read about your Dad's passing. Please accept my deepest sympathies.

    Your card is beautiful and a great way to get ahead for the holidays. I feel like I'm falling behind if I don't make at least two a month.


  9. Im so sorry for your loss.
    sending you lots of love and hugs.
    Beautiful card!

  10. So sorry to hear about your dad - it's never easy!! And your card is absolutely beautiful!


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