Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Reindeer and Trees...CAS(E) this Sketch #98, City Crafter Challenge Blog Week #236~My Deer

Hello...

This week is zipping by and before I know it, Friday afternoon will arrive to see us heading off to visit my family for FOUR days (we have Monday and Tuesday off - a wee 'fall break' from school added on to Remembrance Day)! Call me excited!

My husband will be racing the last two cyclo-cross events of the season on Saturday and Sunday, so hopefully, a bundled up niece and nephew will join their mega-bundled up Aunty C (should have seen me last weekend. I was a fashion statement indeed...of what not to wear, but I was much warmed than the cyclists sporting their racing kit. Snow and spandex...yeah, no) to cheer him on.  I'm hoping to get a bit of shopping in (sweaters...I need sweaters!), and then spend most of Sunday helping my mom with a family supper preparations to celebrate by brother's birthday (from October) and my husband's (on Sunday).  Of course, having Ms. T and Mr. C joining us is a 'must'!

I've been crafting mightily, any minute I can, to get cards ready for the Christmas Bazaar at the seniors' residence where my mom volunteers. A few are ready to go, then once back home, I'll be working frantically to get them ready for shipping (my husband will be the delivery man, as he has a meeting in Edmonton) on  Dec. 2, in time for the Dec. 6 event.  Cards, and the Advent Countdown for my niece and nephew, will be my focus, soooooo...hope I don't bore you to tears with the abundance of Christmas you'll see for the next bit.

Today, three cards to share. The first two are heading to CAS(E) this Sketch #98



and this one, as well as the one below, are off to City Crafter Challenge Blog Week #236~My Deer




Although I didn't get my reindeer cards done in time, I was inspired by MUSE #91, where the talented, creative Michele, invited us to use designer paper to make a set of three cards; same theme, different formats. I do have a third, but it's a 'little secret' for now.  I'll be following her suggestion as I continue with my Christmas-only diet (and maybe three will become fours, or fives...).

Thanks so much for dropping by; your visit and comments add sparkle to my day!

30 comments:

  1. I love that little reindeer! he really looks so full of JOY!
    3 fabulous cards!

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  2. Hi Carol--your cards are wonderful! You always inspire me!

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  3. Your cards are fab and love that deer image !!

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  4. Good morning sweetie, these are just gorgeous I ♥ them all! I love the reindeer one the bestestest my kids used to look for them when they were small, sad that the magic has gone now, I told Shaleise I want to be a grandma so she has to hurry up,didnt go down to well, one can but try Hugs Pops x x x

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  5. Wow! you sound so busy but at the same time so happy. Your cards are lovely...cute reindeer. Have a great weekend with the family and keep warm!

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  6. Oh your deer is so cute!! Lovely cards! Thanks so much for playing along at CCCB!!

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  7. Sounds like a fun weekend! Awesome festive cards!

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  8. Yay!!! So worth the wait, c.... love that DP!
    =] Michele

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  9. Oh, these are all fabulous! I love the foil you used on the first two-- so pretty! Wonderful takes on the sketch!

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  10. That little reindeer makes me smile every time I see him :) Great mix of cards and oh how I love seeing "JOY" on them -- my favorite word. I have a wonderful visual of you bundled up because I do the same for my son's soccer games LOL! Oh and the spandex with winter - no thanks!! Good thing they are generating so much heat. Have a great w/e :)

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  11. Oh Carol that Reindeer is too cuuuteee I love it....that tree in three colors are woderful all adorable card..I just have so little time (DH just arrive from busines trip and muss prepare my son too :)) and want to tell you I never forget you Carol..
    big hugs from Germany, Monika

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  12. Oh you could never bore me with your Christmas loveliness! I'm Christmas all year over here! haha! Your cards are beeeeautiful!! I love the darling little reindeer and that lovely little grouping of evergreen trees! So festive and fun! I hope you have a wonderful time with your family and at the race with the hubby and kiddos! ((Hugs)) Stay warm! :)

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  13. All fabulous cards Carol, I love that cutie patutie deer! The foil tree and sentiments and the colours are fabulous. You weekend sounds busy and fun all rolled into one! Enjoy the time off!

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  14. All three cards are so sweet Carol. LOVE the elegant foil trees and joy. I have that same patterned paper you've used for the background ... so I feel a CASE coming on :) Your reindeer is so adorable ... especially with the gingham and polka-dot belly --- cute, cute, cute! Loll xx

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  15. Another trio of cuteness! Great use of DP and love the foil die cuts on the first one!

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  16. Those trees are gorgeous and you have done a great take in the sketch, love the fun reindeer, I don't have any reindeer stamps and need to change that for next year I feel x

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  17. Fabulous cards!! That reindeer is so darn cute!!! Cant wait to see the third card b/c the first two cards are awesome!! I also love the joy card, just fabulous!!!! Have fun this weekend!!!

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  18. "Bore us to tears" ???? That will NEVER happen! I'm always so amazed (okay, and a wee bit jealous) at how adept you are at shifting gears between styles like you have here - classy & elegant to cutie patootie with the snap of your scissors! Gorgeous color combos - love the shimmery Joy! That little reindeer melts my heart (Paper Smooches - ?)

    Snow & spandex...it's gotta be a guy thing!!! (Insert eye roll here!)

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  19. How adorable is that prancing reindeer, Carol ... so full of Christmas joy! The shimmery paper on the trees and die cut sentiments is just gorgeous! Hope you're enjoying a wrapped up and fabulous weekend! Hugs, Anita :)

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  20. Oh my you are up at your folks, watching the bike racing and doing what you do best at helping the cyclist, snuggling the niece and nephew and a birthday party to boot for your brother and hubby-wow, what a busy, busy weekend you are having my friend. But what a really fun weekend!!! It can't get any better than that! Now I am loving all these cards!! Your first card is full of class and elegance, so beautiful that one is! I love the reindeer cards and that cute paper you used, they are so cute and whimsical and so stinkin' cute!! I know you will get all the cards done for the Christmas Bazaar and I'm looking forward to seeing them! Hugs, Brenda

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  21. Absolutely stunning cards, Carol! You have such a great eye for colors and design...WOW! I love them all! Looks like you're going to be in great shape for the Christmas Bazaar, too!

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  22. Your reindeer is a cutie and I LOVE both cards. Gorgeous design. Glad you found time to make these cards and submitted them to our challenge. Thank you so much for joining us this week at CCCB!

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  23. Oh my goodness...what a fabulous collection of cards! I love sweet Rudolph prancing across your cards with that sweet grin, just perfect for the holidays.

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  24. Beautiful cards! Thanks so much for playing along at CCCB!!

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  25. That deer is just so adorable! And I had a good laugh reading your blog post: I imagined you, completely bundled up in some wilderness, and while you are waiting for the cyclists that deer jumps by and grins at you. Sorry, I don't know how I conjured up this image but it still makes me laugh :-)

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  26. These are just perfect :) love ur Christmas creations !!

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  27. So were you mega-bundled?? I love that set - it's been on my wishlist since last year and I still don't have it. I don't know why - because that reindeer is so cute jumping across the gap in your paper!

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  28. That reindeer makes Me want to jump for joy!! Just the same way a visit and a comment from you make my heart jump for joy!! Love that reindeer - it is the cutest ever and I love that challenge from Michele - isn't she so clever?!!!! Love what you have done with your designer paper - so cool!! Way to go!!

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  29. I am loving all the foil paper these days Caol! <3

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