Friday, November 20, 2015

Reindeer...Inspirational Challenge #96~Photo, Merry Monday #180~Use a Reindeer

Hello,

Is time passing as quickly for you as it is for me? US Thanksgiving literally just a few sleeps away and Christmas following soon behind.  Please tell me I'm not the only one behind in preparations. Please? Perhaps a delicious turkey dinner, with all the trimming, topped off with pumpkin pie would spur me on. Yes, we had our Canadian Thanksgiving back in October, but I could easily be persuaded to celebrate again...Leftovers? Gladly!

Today, my wonderful team - SandieMarina ShaunaPiaNonniKimYvonne - and I, along with our amazing, sweet, crafting-talented, animal-loving guest designer, Asha from  Sunny Summer Crafts, invite you to Inkspirational Challenges #96. We have this lovely photo to spark inspiration..


Reindeer, mittens (aren't they gorgeous...so wooly and scrumptiously white), colours, textures...what catches your eye?

I went with literal for this challenge - minus the rustic - smitten as I am with my favourite reindeer die, who has taken the spotlight on a trio of cards today. 

A shimmery red deer and sentiment paired with a shimmery white forest; in real life, this card gleams!

NOTE: Thrilled to be selected for an Honourable Mention at Merry Monday Challenge #180. THANK YOU!

Second and third: red cardstock, silver shimmery reindeer and sentiments and a woodgrain textured circle in the background.  Simple...



Please visit the Inkspirational blog to see the pretty cards created by the team and Asha. You'll be dazzled, and that means you'll sooooo want to join  us in the gallery. I'm looking forward to seeing how you'll translate this photo!

Also sharing at: Merry Monday #180~Use a Reindeer

and CASology #173~Pretty (which happened only because my husband commented: "That first one is really pretty." Brownie points for him!


Wishing you a wonderful Saturday; I know many of you will be busy preparing for your Thanksgiving gatherings. Wish I could help (cleaning would be best, because I'm a klutz around the kitchen); I'm with you in spirit!

Thank you for sharing part of your day with me!
Hugs,





33 comments:

Marlene Bonetti said...

Hello Carol! What wonderful cards! Your first card is my fave ♥ And I'm also behind. Everything. Gosh, time is running so fast...
Have a nice weekend!
Marlene

sandie said...

Beautifully elegant Carol, with the touch of glimmer, perfect x

Pia Larsen said...

This is so elegant and also Scandinavian in style Carol. I'll take your word for the wonderful shimmery of the card....wish I was there to see it myself :)

Kim M said...

Love! Wonderful cards, Carol. I can see why you love that reindeer die. It's awesome. I may need to have it! Love the shiny red one especially. :-)

*Vicki* said...

Oh my goodness I just love these cards Carol!! Stunning reindeer die and just love the shimmer from the paper too!! Thanks for sharing these! Hugs & Smiles - *Vicki*
My Blog: Stamp Smiles

Carole said...

Oh Carole it's a pleasure to stop by your place and see your creations....love...love....love this reindeer die and that first card is just so simply divine...beautiful even and so classy! I adore white on white. I am always behind and this year no exception even thought the presents are bought and mostly wrapped. I always then set myself more to do ......and a stinking cold at the moment is slowing me down even more. Move over Rudolf you have competition. have a good weekend my friend...atishoo!! xx

Darnell J Knauss said...

We can put a couple more chairs up to the table, Carol, if you and Andy want to pop down for Thanksgiving!! Your reindeer inspiration cards are perfection. Lots of color, interest, depth, and easy-to-mail! MWAH, I say!! And doing three cards at a time is brilliant and will keep you on target! Hugs, Darnell

Bobby said...

I can see why you're in love with that reindeer, Carol. You make absolutely stunning cards with it.

Marisa said...

Great die and image! Mulitples are always a good thing when it comes to Christmas cards - you go girl :)

Kim Heggins said...

These are just amazing Carol, I love your gorgeous reindeer!

Anita in France said...

Three gleaming beauties, Carol ... stylish and so elegant ... that reindeer is just gorgeous! Hugs, Anita :)

I Card Everyone said...

Loving that dashing Reindeer, c... so pretty! Wish you were coming here for Thanksgiving! I'll set a place, just in case! xx
=]

Brenda said...

I would gladly feed you a Thanksgiving dinner Carol! I can't believe Thanksgiving is upon us Americans with Christmas trailing close behind. I'm so not ready to even deal with the holidays, but they will be here anyway so got to get on board. Your cards are stunning, love that beautiful deer as well. Simple always catches my eye and these beauties really caught my eye! Hugs, Brenda

Carole said...

Just popping back to apologize for spelling your name wrong....habit!!! and to let you know that I am waiting for an out of stock item at CB and then I shall be spending my prize. So thrilled with that surprise...birthday next week...a lovely treat! Thank you for the heads up too....so nice that friends look out for each other. Hugs xxxx

Heather Hopson said...

Carole, your cards are beautiful! I love the variations.

Bonnie said...

What a fantastic reindeer die, Carol! I love how he glides through the sky! (Although maybe it's a she since she is so graceful.) I especially love the red on the white! Thanks for sharing these with us at Merry Monday!

Pam said...

These re so pretty. My favorite is the first one. I can just see that shimmery shine! That reindeer die is awesome. How do I not have that? xo

Susangail Powell said...

I absolutely LOVE your first card - it's gorgeous!!

Susanne Vargas said...

No, you are not alone being behind in preparations. With me, panic is slowly starting...
Your cards are wonderful! I especially love the first one with the gorgeous trees!

Marina said...

All great cards but my favourite is the red reindeer on white- the reindeer really stands out and the placement by the aperture is perfect.

Julie B said...

Stunning red on white reindeer Carol. :)

Kim S said...

I love how you were inspired. Your shimmery white forest and red deer is beautifully elegant. And then the red and silver cards are bold and eye-catching. LOVE both looks.

Theresa said...

Wonderful cards! Elegant use of the beautiful deer die.

Katie Ann Brooks said...

gorgeous!

Petra Swart said...

Such a beautiful deer die, Carol and you have used it so wonderfully here!!!!! Love the first card with all the white and the lovely trees!!!! The red and silver of the other two ...perfection!!!!! Such lovely card!!!!

LeAnne said...

Oh my, this is beautiful! Can you share what company makes the deer die? It's awesome!

Bobby said...

Congrats on the HM at Merry Monday, Carol.

Stephanie Lanzalotto said...

Hi Carol. I am sooooo far behind on visiting my blog friends, but I have been keeping an eye on your wonderful work. I so wish I had more time to craft. These cards are gorgeous. I especially love the first one. It's such a great interpretation of the photo inspiration. I also love the two with the deer and the moon - just beautiful. Sending hugs. S

Joyce said...

Love your wonderful interpretations of those reindeer. All beautiful projects. I hope you actually do go ahead and enjoy another Thanksgiving this Thursday. I am looking forward to eating at a restaurant--no cooking, shopping or cleaning for me this year. Thanks so much for playing along at CASology this week.

Greta said...

Lovely reindeer cards, Carol! Red & white is always so beautiful for Christmas to me!

maria f. said...

I must agree with hubs. That first one is REALLY pretty. Love all that elegant white. You can come eat leftovers with me (our dinner happened on Sunday!)

Asha said...

Wonderful! Great take on the inspiration photo and how you've showcased the elements. Of course, that handsome shimmery creature is the real star! And Hubby is right - it is a pretty card!
hugs, Asha

Barb Ghig said...

WOW! You really know how to make this deer take center stage, my friend! Your first card is so elegant, and I love how you chose a woodgrain background on your 2nd and 3rd cards...so incredibly beautiful, Carol!
Congrats on your well deserved HM at Merry Monday :)