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:

Hannelie said...

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

Greta said...

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

Sid said...

Your cards are fab and love that deer image !!

Pop's Cards said...

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

Carole said...

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!

Ros Crawford said...

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

~amy~ said...

Sounds like a fun weekend! Awesome festive cards!

icardeveryone01 said...

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

Leigh Penner said...

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

Marisa said...

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 :)

Monika Reeck said...

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

KayM said...

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! :)

Tracey McNeely said...

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!

Loll Thompson said...

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

Susanne Vargas said...

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

sandie said...

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

Dana said...

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!!!

Geri said...

"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!)

Anita in France said...

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 :)

Brenda said...

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

Barb Ghig said...

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!

Stella said...

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!

Kim Heggins said...

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.

Charlene said...

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

Julia Altermann said...

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 :-)

Deepti said...

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

Kim S said...

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!

Taunya Butler said...

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!!

Tracey McNeely said...

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

Tracey McNeely said...

...sorry can't spell Carol! :)