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Thursday, December 11, 2014

Christmas Chaos - Day 6 - Christmas Critter

This is day 6 of a funfilled week with daily Christmas themed challenges over at Catch the Bug. You can win prizes by participating in one, some or all challenges this week.

If you ask me to name the first animal I think of for Christmas it's reindeer. So for my Christmas Critter GDT card I chose the adorable "Plush reindeer", he's colored with Promarkers and have a generous amount of glossy accent on his nose. I went with a Nordic design pattern for the background, using a stamp from Tim Holtz and gold embossing powder. I used a Christmas stamp in Norwegian for the sentiment, also heat embossed. The die cut holly branch is made with a Memory Box die and I decorated it with some red pearls from my stash.

This card is also for these challenges:
1) Inkspirational - Anything goes with Gold
2) Sentimental Sundays - #236 Embossing Wet or Dry
3) Allsorts - Animal Magic
4) Pile It On - #49 Anything Goes Christmas/Holidays
5) Holly Jolly Christmas Challenge - Anything Goes

29 comments:

Loz said...

Stunning card and colors Pia..Loz

chrissy xx said...

WoW! FABulous colours and design Pia.
LOve your sweet image.
Chrissyxx

KraftyKoolKat said...

So cute, love your colour palette.
Hugs
Cathy
xxx

Sue B said...

Aww this is really sweet Pia… such a cute reindeer and I love his shiny nose! the papers and embellies are gorgeous… the card has a lovely nordic feel ! :-)
Hope you have a good evening!
Love Sue xxx

Laine said...

Stunning Pia, so cute reindeer, love the paper and sentiment.
Laine
xx

Chrissy said...

He is just gorgeous Pia with his lovely glossy nose..and I love the gold embossed background and holly..fabulous.

luv CHRISSYxx

cotnob said...

A wonderful card Pia, your reindeer is adorable with his shiny nose and your papers are perfect.
Pauline
x

Lisa M said...

Very cute card Pia. I love reindeer too! Someone here in Missouri just shot and killed the famed albino deer that has been around for a few years...this person is getting all kinds of grief from people. Of course, what do you expect when you smear it all over FB with photos. Poor deer... :( However, the one on your card is FABULOUS and I'm really digging the background design!!
hugs,
Lisa

Jacee said...

I really love your card here Pia, the reindeer is adorable and as always, your design is perfect!
hugs Jacee
Simply Paper Card Design

Regina said...

Pia, this looks adorable! Oh, this is so beautiful Pia! The little reindeer looks adorable and your coloring is great!
sending hugs Regina

scrAPpamondo said...

Oh, love this little reindeer! It's so cute!! Love also the nordic background with these colours, they make your card very sweet and clean!

scrappymo! said...

This reindeer one is so darn cute! You have made him up into a wonderful card.

Asha said...

Oh my! This is a super cute card. The bg looks like a stencil by Tim Holtz... which I bought and still hasn't seen the light of day! There's something quite adorable about the look on the reindeer's face ... just want to hug the little guy! :)
xxx Asha

brenda said...

Sweet Christmas card Pia, thanks for joining in at Allsorts this week.

If you have not added your name and would like to there is still a few days left to enter my candy here .

B x

Leikkaan Mervi said...

Hei again,
love that background, so familiar pattern! Colours are gorgeous and reindeer cute.
Thank you for sharing at Allsorts Animal Magic Challenge;-))m

sandie said...

I thought the background was DSP, superb stamping and the glossy nose really shines! Thanks for joining us at Ink x

Donna Nuce said...

Love the little reindeer. Your background is gorgeous and that holly die is definitely on my wish list. Have a great day Pia!

Pink Unicorn said...

What a cute card! Thanks for linking up your fabulous creation at Holly Jolly, hope to see you soon again! Karola, DT

Monika Reeck said...

Pia the face of your deer is sooo cuuttee and I see many gold here that paper DP looks so yummy love it..you always have great paper Pia :) great and so cuuttee critter card...thanks for inspiration..hugs

Donna said...

So cute!

Danielle Vincent said...

Super cute! Terrific paper for that design.

Tammy said...

Awww this is so cute Pia!! I love that little reindeer and your gorgeous bg paper!
Tammy x

Lisa S. said...

Love the Nordic background on this terrific card Pia! Super cute image too!!

Chasing the Dream said...

Marvelous and so charming, the image is simply outstanding. Thanks for joining in on the fun over at Sentimental Sundays. We look forward to seeing you again.
Hugs    
Berni,DT
sentimentalsundays.

crafty-stamper said...

Great card and love the fabulous embossed background
Carol x

Deepti Stephens said...

The card design is so beautiful and the reindeer is so cute.. :)

verybellemakes said...

Cute reindeer! Thanks for joining the Sentimental Sunday's challenge, hope we see you again soon.

Victoria DT

cm said...

I want to give that reindeer a big cuddle! An absolutely adorable card; smile-making guaranteed! Thank you for sharing your gold-inspired gem in the Inkspirational gallery!
~c

Meighan Wheller said...

Fabulous Christmas card Pia. Love the layout and the sweet reindeer. Hope you had a wonderful Christmas and I wish you all the best for 2015. Thanks for sharing with us at Holly Jolly. Meg x