A Little Foxy Festive Reindeer

by Joanne James3. July 2016 09:00

It's been a busy week with blogging every other day I'm afraid as there is just so much happening in the James household. Rebecca gave a sterling performance as Dorothy in the Wizard of Oz on Thursday and whilst Friday evening was a relatively quiet one, I did not manage a post! Yesterday I did manage to finish my preparations for next week's classes and make a few more cards, so onwards and upwards as the saying goes! 

Today it's Sunday and time for a new challenge over at The Paper Players! It's the turn of the lovely Sandy to host this week and she has a festive themed challenge for us to play along with:


Christmas in July - now that is what I call organised! For my card this week I decided to use my Foxy Friends bundle again - this time to create a cute reindeer for my Christmas card. I also used this week's Mojo Monday sketch and the Color Throwdown colour palette for my creation:


Here's the low-down on today's card:

A Little Foxy Festive Reindeer - As I mentioned last week, the 'Foxy Friends' stamp set makes all kinds of cute baby critters and woodland animals - including a festive reindeer. Aren't those little antlers just adorable?

Lots of Labels - I decided to frame my stamped reindeer with a double mat in Real Red and Chocolate Chip using the Lots of Labels framelits. These framelits are great for layering and create a little more interest than a standard rectangle.

Red-Nosed Rudolf - I have used a number of retired products on my card today: the red button, the circle framelits to cut the background circle and the paper that I used for it (it's so vintage I don't even remember its name!) but since the background paper has a lovely glittery red polka dot pattern, I decided I did need to use one of my new favourite embellishments to finish my card in style: a Real Red Enamel Shape circle - the perfect finishing touch for my reindeer's nose!

I just love the versatility of this stamp set; that coupled with my first Christmas card of the year I think makes this a worthy card! Here is the visual summary of the key products used on today's project for you to pin for easy reference:


You can see all of my 'How To' summaries on my 'How To - Tips and Techniques' Pinterest board in case you've missed any. 

Before you reach for your ink and papers, check out what our amazing team has created to inspire you this week:

The Paper Players Design Team
Laurie Schmidt
Nance Leedy
Sandy Mathis 
Linda Callahan
Hannelie Bester
Colleen Begley
Here's a quick recap of our challenge rules:
1.  Create a new paper project
2.  Upload your creation to your blog with a link back to us and provide a direct link to the post featuring your challenge submission.
3.  Please link your card to no more than four challenges, TOTAL.
4.  Have FUN! 

I look forward to seeing your Christmas creations in the gallery this week.

It is another big day in the James household today: Ben was selected for the Northamptonshire county allstars under-10s basketball team and he has his first match against Oxfordshire this afternoon. It's a big deal as he is one of only 12 children selected across the whole of the county - and we are all going to cheer him on for his match. Wish him luck!

Back tomorrow with another project; until then, happy stampin'!


Stampin' Up! Supplies Used:

Table built using Product Table Builder by The Crafty Owl - Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator.

Comments (12) -

mudmavenUnited States
7/3/2016 2:35:04 PM #

Great card!  I pulled out this stamp set and punch this week, but haven't used it ... yet!  What a great idea!  Thanks for sharing.  ~chris

Jenny Engelke
Jenny Engelke United States
7/3/2016 2:47:27 PM #

So completely cute, Joanne! I love this little guy as a reindeer!  And, you combined three challenges....I love it!!! Fabulous job!

LaurieUnited States
7/3/2016 5:26:11 PM #

So creative! He looks cute as a reindeer.I like that fun bow too.  Sounds like you have been busy....and having a good time!

jaydeeUnited States
7/3/2016 5:43:42 PM #

Great job combining the challenges, Joanne.  That reindeer is adorable.  Love the twine bow with the button, too.  Fabulous card

Kim P
Kim PUnited States
7/3/2016 7:13:42 PM #

This is adorable!  I would never ave guessed these colors for a Christmas card, but you nailed it!  Love the layout and all of your elements came together perfectly!

Colleen Begley
Colleen BegleyUnited States
7/3/2016 8:43:32 PM #

This little guy just makes me smile! Those antlers are super cute, especially on a fox! Love your use of the sketch and colors too. Such a fun Christmas/Holiday card.

VicckieZUnited States
7/3/2016 9:57:03 PM #

Love that foxy reindeer Smile jealous you are working on Xmas - perfect for the colors!! So glad you joined us at CTD!

LeAnne Pugliese
LeAnne PuglieseUnited States
7/4/2016 4:14:48 PM #

Oh, I just love seeing all the things you can do with Foxy Friends....what a cute idea to give him a red nose!!!  I should have thought of that!  The colors and the frames really pop, especially with that "vintage" DSP!  I remember it, but I couldn't tell you the name of it either!  Adorable creation!

Linda Callahan
Linda CallahanUnited States
7/4/2016 7:12:33 PM #

Your little foxy reindeer is adorable!  Super cute card for the holidays!

sandymUnited States
7/5/2016 7:21:04 PM #

Joanne this card is as cute as can be, and what a great combo of challenges. Love your sweet little reindeer.

Nance Leedy
Nance LeedyUnited States
7/7/2016 4:20:26 PM #

Oh my, such a darling card Joanne!  This little ruddy is perfect and I love these colors for a holiday card.  Kudos to Rebecca for her performance--I'm sure you are one proud Mum!

Claire Broadwater
Claire BroadwaterUnited States
7/8/2016 12:24:10 AM #

Joanne, could this get any cuter?  OH MY!  The little foxy reindeer is fabulous!  I love it!  Polka dots, too!   You are so talented!  I bet your daughter was wonderful as Dorothy!  I know you are proud of her!  XX

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