Whimsy Reindeer in Training

It is time for another good bye now. I’m stepping down from the Whimsy Stamps DT as well. This autumn has simply thrown me off course too much so I want to take a step back and do more “just because” crafting. I will miss being on the team and its great ladies, especially the wonderful DT leader Wendy.

For my final project I’ve used Crissy’s Reindeer in Training. I know it is a bit late for Christmas cards, but I really wanted to use this stamp and this month has been crazy so I’ve been unable to get it done to share it until now. I quite enjoyed trying to draw in a little scene for it as well. It’s good to get a head start on the Christmas cards for next year anyway, I think! The sentiment is from this set.

Here is another photo of it.

Copics used: BV0000, BV000, BV00, BV01, BV02, BV20, BG000, B0000, B01, E41, E42, E43, E44, E71, E74, E77, R22, R24, R29, E18, G14, G17, G28, C00, C0, C1, C2, C3, T1, T3, RV00

And with that is wish you all a very happy new year. May 2021 bring you fun adventures and great memories!

LotV 3 little reindeer

The new Lili of the Valley release is due on Wednesday and it’s full of adorable little Christmas stamps as well as other fun things such as background papers. This time the stamps will be available as both .png and in lighter colours so you can colour them in no-lines without it being too fiddly. Great, right?

I wanted to make a slimline card using the three little reindeer. I coloured them up in no-lines and once it was pretty much all done, I decided that I wanted to use a printed sentiment to go with. I had already made the card front double thickness and painted white around the edge as well as finished colouring up the image so I was prepared for the printing to go bad. In fact I just did a quick eye measurement for the positioning of the sentiment as I thought it would just ruin what I’d made. (It’s only paper, right, so have to give it a go anyway, haha.) It worked out perfectly and the placement looks like it was done a lot more carefully than it was! I definitely don’t recommend doing it this way, though, haha!

The sentiment is from the Christmas Circular and more sentiments. I removed the word Christmas to make room for my chipboard and then moved the two snowflakes a little bit further down. I also drew in a few extra stars to make them cover more of the card panel. Finally I glued on three enamel stars. Let’s have a close-up of it.

And a close-up of the reindeer. You can see what colours I used below.

Copics used: E41, E42, E43, E44, YG93, YG95, YG97, YG99, R24, R27, R29, R59, R89, BG93, BG96, BG99, C0, C1, C2, YR23, YR31, E34, RV10, RV32, RV34, E70, E71, E74, E77, N9, W0, W1, W3

Whimsy penguin with reindeer

My Prismacolor pencils came out to play for this Whimsy penguin as well. I seem to have a thing for Whimsy penguins in pencils for Christmas cards this year! I cut a rectangular panel slightly narrower than the card base and used a piece of semi-matching paper as a stripe on the side. I used one of the labels from the Quick Strips die set (which is great, by the way!) along with the Bold ABC die set.

Tiddly Reindeer

It is Tiddly Friday time and as we’re very close to Christmas, I’ve opted for making a Christmas card: a blue one! The stamp I’ve used is the super cute Reindeer Games.

I’ve kept the card simple by framing it with some blue card stock, a sentiment by Huldra Designstudio and some silver rhinestones.

Oh and did you know that Tiddly Inks is having a sale this weekend? Though Monday 26th November you can get 45% off by using the code THANKSG18! Crazy! Check the main blog for more details.

Copics used: (skin) E000, E00, E02, E13, E15, (reindeer) E70, E71, E74, E77, C3, C5, C7, C9, R00, R11, (hair) BV20, BV23, BV25, BV29, (blue) B32, B34, B37, (grey) C0, C1, C3, (red) R22, R24, R29, (yellow) Y19, Y38, (green) YG61, YG63, YG67, (ground) W0, W1, W3

Blue Santa-Wryn with reindeer

It’s the middle of the month so we are ready for a new challenge at Copic Marker Norge. This time it is one of my favourite themes: blue Christmas! You have until middle of January to enter.

I have made a plain card this time around. I like my Christmas cards to be reasonably plain this year as you might have figured out already! The image is by Tiddly Inks, and is one of my favourite images for Christmas cards. It is called Reindeer Games. I’ve coloured it in with copics, but not the usual combinations. Both the blues and the colours I used for the hair are new copics I hadn’t used before. I like them!

The background is made with a snowy background paper to which I added white embossed snowflakes. I added the same snowflakes around the card using blue glitter embossing which I also used on the text stamp, which, by the way, is by Norsk Stempelblad and means “Santa hug”.

And another photo, because why not!

Copics used: (skin) E000, E00, E04, E21, (hair) E71, E74, E77, (reindeer) E41, E43, E44, E47, C3, C5, (outfit) B32, B34, B37, B99, C3, C5, (bells) Y19, YR18, (ground) C3, C5 + white pen