Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Dashing Deer Christmas Card

Several of my cats enjoy rolling in the snow, too. So cute!!!

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Hi, Friends......

I am taking a quick break from working on my Cat Hop posts to share this Christmas card with you.  I am entering it in Jo's Christmas Kickstart - Woodland Creatures Challenge.  There's still almost a week to go, so you have time to make a card, too!!

I always love it when cardmakers use purple for their winter skies, but I usually forget to try it.  I had this leftover lavender-toned Easter egg dye background, though, so I stenciled falling snow and added a couple big snowflakes to make the backdrop for my gessoed deer chippy.  Pink for the snowy ground seemed right for this scene, too.   

You might notice that almost every card I make uses Winnie & Walter dies with faux stitched borders.  This card also makes use of a Pink & Main stitched wave die.  I love faux stitching because it is so easy and gives subtle texture while still offering good definition.....and, besides, I don't trust myself to do actual machine or hand-stitching on my cards!!!  lol...  Faux stitching is the winner for me.  :)

Supplies used include:
Deer, big snowflakes, and sentiment sticker all from a goodie bag Gloria Stengel sent me a long time ago. 😍
Winnie & Walter - Essentials: Katharine Cutaways die set
Pink & Main Scallop Waves die set
Leftover Easter egg dye background on watercolor paper
Simon Says Stamp - Falling Snow stencil
Dreamweaver- Embossing Paste
Zva adhesive rhinestone swirl (partial)
Darice/Core'dinations cardstock

Hope you liked my card today. Thank you so much for stopping by!

Are you getting your cat projects ready for the Hop next week. Check out my Cat Lovers Hop Countdown Clock on my sidebar. It took me 2 hours (arrrgh..) of searching and fiddling to find a suitable widget that would work and then to get the confounded thing configured to my liking for my sidebar....SO ENJOY IT!!!! Ha!  (I could have learned how to code one myself faster than that!!! ugh...)


Thank you for the honor of entering this card in the following challenges:
1. Christmas Kickstart Challenge #21 - Woodland Creatures
2. Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Christmas
3. Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge #459 - AG Christmas
4. Allsorts Challenge Week 541 - Spots &/or Stripes (Hope my falling snow counts as spots!)  

5. Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - Pink  
6. Crimbo Crackers Challenge #195 - AG Christmas
7. As You Like It - Fave Stitching Style
8. Stamplorations October Stencil Challenge


  1. What a wonderful, fun card! I love the faux stitching and could not agree more with your reason for choosing it. Thanks so much for joining us at As You Like It Challenge!

  2. A very pretty Christmas card, like the design and soft colours, many thanks for joining our 'Spots and Stripes' theme at Allsorts challenge. My Horses also love to roll in the snow!

    B x

  3. Beautiful color combo, snow stenciling, die cuts and rhinestones, Janis. So pleased you joined us at STAMPlorations Stencil Challenge. Hugs...Nancy

  4. Thanks for joining Allsorts challenge with this great entry, good luck.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

  5. Love the purple sky for your deer.

  6. This is such a lovely card Love the colors so soft ...Lis

  7. What a beautiful card, Janis! I love the muted colour palette and that swirl of diamante.Thanks for playing at The Christmas Kickstart Challenge, Jo x

  8. Fabulous sweet and soft design, love the deer and the textured purple sky!! And I totally agree with you about faux stitching :D

  9. Beautiful card! The winter scene looks wonderful, I love the touch of sparkle that you added using the gemstones too 😀. Thanks so much for joining the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge! Creative wishes, Jo x

  10. Love the falling snow. Thanks for sharing with STAMPlorations Stencil Challenge.

  11. Love your ginger cat in the snow!! This is really great, thanks so much for sharing your fabulous stitching make with us for this AYLI challenge. See you again soon! Squirrel Xx

  12. lovely Xmas card! thanks for joining in on the STAMPlorations challenges!


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