Monday, February 10, 2014

Merry Monday: Sleigh Bells Ring

I am thrilled to be the featured designer at Merry Monday this month!!  It's a wonderful team - they have been so welcoming and left such sweet comments on my first post last week.  And it's always fun to get a sneak peek at the challenges.


I was quite excited over this one because I have a charming set with animals that hadn't yet seen ink.  I fell in love with these deer as soon as I saw them.  That little fawn makes my heart go pitter-pat.   He's looking up at daddy deer with such awe.  You can also stamp dad without his antlers so he becomes mommy deer(!) - can you imagine the sweet scenes you could create with mom and baby.

Sleigh Bells Ring

I know you all have animal Christmas stamps.  And I know you all want a head-start on Christmas cards. So I look forward to seeing what you create!
  • Stamps: Mama Elephant Winter Wonderland
  • Paper: Stampin' Up Sahara Sand, Real Red
  • Ink: Stampin' Up Soft Suede, Sahara Sand, Real Red, Versamark
  • Accessories: Lawn Fawn twine, misc jingle bell and rhinestones (on the snowflakes), Wow Opaque Bright White Super Fine Embossing Powder (wow!  I think they need to shorten the name!)

26 comments:

KimCreate said...

Great card!

Marjolein said...

Ha, ha, that baby fawn is looking to see if it can escape the attention of daddy deer, ha, ha that's my guess, up to some mischief!
But indeed you're right, this set is so cute and versatile! Love the birchtrees behind the image!!!
Such a great way to add something extra!!!
The colors you used are such a warm and perfect combo!
Gorgeous sentiment too.
The twine and tiny sleighbell around daddy's neck are great details.
Very beautiful card!!!
Bye,

Marjolein

ps. and I loved your story as well as always. :-)

Lisa said...

This is beautiful Kim! The little fawn is a sweetie and I love the birch trees peeking out!

Marisa said...

Great image and love the added jingle bell and birch trees in the BG.

Tracey McNeely said...

Gorgeous card Kim! I love how you separated those images in two panels.

Katie Melhus said...

Kim, I'm in love with everything about this card! Those deer are just precious and love the white embossed trees in the background. Just a great card!

Katie Melhus said...

Kim, I'm in love with everything about this card! Those deer are just precious and love the white embossed trees in the background. Just a great card!

Kristie Goulet said...

I have been waiting to be able to comment on this card ever since I saw you post it on the blog. LOVE it! The little reindeer is so cute and the white embossed birch trees are perfect!!! Have a great week!

snappy scrappy said...

So super cute!!

Bonnie said...

This is an amazing scene, Kim! I love the daddy's antlers and agree that mommy and baby would be a delightful scene too! Love the red sentiment you've used here and the red mat that adds just the right amount of color!

Shannon J said...

Ahhhhh, gorgeous, Kim!! Those deer are sophisticated, and at the same time adorable! Love the jingle bell too!

Kathy Schweinfurth said...

Kim, this is just fabulous! Love the birch trees set as the background and the jingle bell touch -- simply beautiful!

Bobby said...

It seems every post you have stamps that haven't been inked yet. You must have a house full. ;) And not everyone has an animal stamp because I don't. I'll have to come up with something else. But about your card, it's darling. I love those birch trees in the background and the wonderful antlers on daddy.

Happy Dance said...

Oh Kim, this is just lovely. Love the birch trees behind your focal panel. I've been eyeing this set, and now, I just might have to order it. Great card. Bev

dpkennedy said...

This is just adorable! I love the embossed tree background and those deer are so sweet! Beautiful card!

LeAnne said...

I love this....these deer are so sweet, but the sentiment is what sends me over the top! Love it all....oh, and the trees in the background? Perfect!

Karren said...

Beautiful card, Kim. I love the birch trees behind your main image but those deer take center stage! Just gorgeous!

Karen D said...

I just adore this colour scheme Kim. The trees in the background are such a perfect backdrop for your gorgeous deer. I love the wee bell around mama's neck, OR, with those antlers it may dad.

Gibmiss said...

Hi Kim
This is a fabulous stamp.... Gorgeous card.....
Hugs Sylvie xxx

cm said...

Your wintry scene, with the darling fawn and his dad looking after him, paired with the sentiment and the special touch bell has melted my heart...happy, happy sighhhhh...
c

Notes by Nina said...

Fantastic card Kim, I love this little scene you have created.

Princess Judy Palmer said...

What a great card and you are so right that the baby deer is just darling. I like the trees on the background of your card, subtle yet effective.

Judy1223 said...

Kim, this is a classic, classy, GORGEOUS Christmas card! You amaze me with every post, I tell ya!

Susan Joyce said...

Welcome to the design team Kim as our Featured Designer this month fantastic to have you with us. Love, love your card, such cute images.

Wendy said...

So adorable, Kim! Love the embossed trees and those cute deer! The sentiment, twine & jingle bell are wonderful embellishments! Love it! :)

Margaret Moody said...

Fabulous card, Kim! Love the deer and the added jingle bell! The birch trees are wonderful too! So glad to have your joining us at Merry Monday this month! Love your work!