Monday, February 6, 2012

Reindeer Christmas Card

Hi Everyone,

I thought I’d better get in early this week with my Christmas Card for the
52 Christmas Card Throwdown as I missed the linky list last week!

Here it is…

I’ve used a couple of different stamp sets, The Papertree one I used on the last card for the Reindeers and the bauble, a Crea8tive Life set for the banner and the Christmas sentiment came from another christmas set altogether!

This week it’s a sketch challenge…
52cct Sketch 2

I had a lot of fun with this card. Christmas Card Challenges this week is to make your own background. The reindeers were embossed in gold on cream cardstock and I’ve then sprayed my own home-made glimmer mist all over to create a hazy background in the 3 colours of the card (gold, red & green).
Then I sponged the edges in Burgundy to tie it all in with the base colour.
 Speedy Fox & Friends Challenge this week is to Use a Spray, so I’m entering this card over there too Smile


The middle layer was dry embossed using a poinsettias folder and some gorgeous gold foil stickers were laid around the edges to finish it all off.

I’ve also decorated the inside with the Kaiser paper that was used at the bottom on the front of the card.


I decided to cut a Christmas bauble shape from it, just for fun. Also, I’ll be able to use the circle I cut out on another card. Using It Up is what we are aiming for this year after all. 
If you’d like to take the Pledge to Use it Up too – check out Fran’s post HERE.

- Or – 

if your more into Blog Candy – Put your name in the linky list HERE for a chance to win mine. Of course if you follow me too – we’ll have a winner faster as it will be drawn when I reach 133 followers! Thanks for stopping by again
Cheers, Vicki xx


Pat Garvin

This is gorgeous. I really like your background paper. Lots of shimmer.


Beautiful card!! Love the inside touch! *huggles* =0)


I absolutely love this!!!! hugs, martina


Wow - this is stunning. Thanks for following our sketch this week at 52CCT - Jacqueline xx


This is absolutely STUNNING!!! LOVE the background you've created and your gold reindeer are fabulous! Thanks for joining us again at 52CCT! :)

Barbara Colbert

What a lovely shimmer you made!!! This is gorgeous!!! Thanks for sharing with Speedy Fox and Friends!

Deborah Frings

Wow! This is gorgeous really rich and very elegant! Love the reindeer!

Trish and Treasure

Love the background, Great Xmas card!


What a beautiful card and I love your homemade spray!! Thanks for playing along with us at Speedy Fox.

Ruth M

Oooh, lovely, very opulent looking! Great job on the mixing of stamp sets! Ruth x

Payne Holler Cards

beautiful mist! gorgeous card!
thanks for playing in the Speedy the Fox challenge


Stunning card and details!
Thanks for joining the CCC "Create Your Own Background" challenge!


Wow what a totally gorgeous card. Love your reindeer, of course, and that background you've made is glorious hugs Karen x

Designing with Debbie

Beautiful card. I love the spray that you used, really makes the card pop. Thanks for playing along with us here at Speedy Fox and Friends challenge, we hope to see you again next week. Make sure to check out our challenge with Friends of SpeedyTV for more fun with Mark's Finest Papers, a Heinrich Co.


Oh my! Such gorgeous cards! Love the embossing! Thanks for playing with us at CCC!

Anita Hovey

Gorgeous card. Thanks for joining us at CCC this week.


Congratulations Vicki you made an honourable mention at 52{CCT} hugs Karen x