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Monday, February 16, 2015

2015 Christmas Card #5

I must make at least an average of 3-4 Christmas cards per month to avoid the last minute stress in December. Seeing Donna's card over at CASE-ing Christmas I thought it was the perfect opportunity to make my 5th card so far this year. There are so many possibilities with Donna's card, and I took inspiration from the layout and the sentiment, only I made the background of sentiments instead.


I've used some odd bits and bobs, non used items intended for other previously made projects.
I made a forest scene for my metal charm reindeer, using a stamp from Lawn Fawn, stamped onto a DP with wooden pattern.
The hollies are cut out from a wreath image made by Anne Fenton. I die cut a frame using a die from Marianne and some white twine. The sentiment is stamped and I handcut into a banner.



This card is for these challenges:
1) CASE-ing Christmas -  CASE #7
2) Allsorts - Any occasion other than birthday
3) Fab 'n' Funky - #246 Charm Us
4) Crafting When We Can - #88 Stitching Real or Faux

32 comments:

Sue said...

This is gorgeous Pia. I love your design and beautiful reindeer.
Sue xx

Marina said...

So many fabulous elements - great idea to use the charm as a focal point - outstanding.

cotnob said...

A beautiful Christmas card Pia, such a beautiful frame and a fabulous design.
Pauline
x

scrAPpamondo said...

Make Christmas cards all around the year is a clever pratice, you don't will have stress near the next Christmas!!
Love the stiched red layer and the white frame is gorgous, it's the some frame you used for the card you sent me :D
The rustic twine with bow and the reindeer charm are perfect for your forest scene! The stamp and the hollies are a beautiful background for your reindeer!
Take care!
Hugs

Paper Profusion said...

Wonderful card Pia! I really should follow your lead and get stuck into Christmas makes to get a headstart. Thanks for the nudge. Have a lovely week. Nicola x

Lau W said...

Oh superb card, love the scene. Paper is beautiful !
xxx

KraftyKoolKat said...

This is so lovely and stylish. I love your take on the CASE-ing card.
Hugs
Cathy
xxxx

Sue B said...

Ooh this is gorgeous Pia… what a lovely forest scene… it's perfect for the cute reindeer! Love the ornate frame and scrummy paper! :-)
Hope you have a good week
Big hugs, Sue B xx

Laine said...

A classic and elegant festive creation Pia.
Laine
xx

Jacee said...

Lovely card Pia, great design, nice paper and i love the reindeer.
hugs Jacee
Simply Paper Card Design

Daen'Ys said...

You gave a beautiful setting at this little reindeer! Love the red paper in the background, it highlights everything perfectly - the stitching gives a very nice effect in addition.
Thank you Pia, for joining us at CASE-ing Christmas.
Rosi x

Chrissy said...

Oh! gosh Pia..I love this card...love the die frame in the crisp white and the little deer..fabulous design.

luv CHRISSYxx

chrissy xx said...

Just Gorgeous! FAbulous colours and I LOving your stitching too.
Such a pretty die, deer and sparkle.
Chrissyxx
You know I LOve Christmas cards x

Chris said...

Wow, this is a fabulous Christmas card! Beautiful design and I love the deer charm! Thanks for joining us at Fab n Funky this week.
Chris
x

Faye Wynn-Jones said...

Oh Pia, this card is WONDERFUL, I really love it. Well done on your 5th card x

Mynn xx said...

Hi, Pia! LOVE this amazing card--the fun scene you created is just beautiful and I adore the stitching and twine! Thanks for joining us at CASE-ing Christmas! HUGS! :) Mynn xx

scrappymo! said...

Looks great! Love the white string with that red sentiment background. The reindeer charm is fab and looks great in the little scene you created in your frame.

Sorry have not been around much. Had to post a really old card that I finally finished off with stickles, as we have both had bronchitis and have been resting for over 2 weeks now trying to shake it. Will get a good old catch up once feeling a little stronger.

scrappymo! said...

Looks great! Love the white string with that red sentiment background. The reindeer charm is fab and looks great in the little scene you created in your frame.

Sorry have not been around much. Had to post a really old card that I finally finished off with stickles, as we have both had bronchitis and have been resting for over 2 weeks now trying to shake it. Will get a good old catch up once feeling a little stronger.

Judy V said...

Oh wow Pia! Love your CASE of Donna's card! I especially like the die cut frame and the background created for the deer! Thanks for joining us at CASE-ing Christmas!

Lorraine Clinch said...

Lovely card Pia, you can't beat a reindeer on a card!
Thanks you for joining us at CASE-ing Christmas.
Lorry :o) xx

Deepti Stephens said...

Great design and lovely color combo.. :)

Anita said...

This is fabulous. Thanks so much for playing along with us at CASE-ing Christmas. Hugs, Anita, DT

Kim Heggins said...

Just so beautiful...love your sweet deer and that background paper is so sweet. Love the red!

Mervi said...

Fabulous and elegant Christmas card.
Thank you for sharing at Allsorts;-))m

Tammy said...

Another gorgeous Christmas card Pia! I love the forest scene you've created!
Tammy x

Donna Nuce said...

Great card Pia! Love that red Dp and the deer. Thanks for joining us at CASE-ing Christmas. Have a great day.

Lori Thomas said...

Thank you so much for sharing with us at Crafting When We Can. Good Luck and come back and see us soon! Lori - on behalf of Crafting When We Can Challenge Blog DT

Asha said...

You have nailed Donna's card. This is a marvellous CASE, Pia! Awesome card!
xxx Asha

cohenna said...

Beautiful card! Thanks so much for playing along with us at CASE-ing Christmas :)

crafty-stamper said...

Beautiful Christmas card love the die-cut frame and great rheindeer
Carol x

Monika Reeck said...

that metal charm reindeer really caught my eyes
and clever idea to stamp that tree on the DP with woodgrain pattern (but I have not also i stamped first my woodgrain then do the same like you did LOL)
really adorable Christmas card Pia
how many did you already made...
you are having pile of it?I have 0 (NOL) hihi...I am in the mood of making spring card sweety
happy Thursday
hugs, Monika

Rocky said...

Love the stitching and the background paper as well as the cute deer. Thank you for joining us at CASE-ing Christmas.