Sunday 25 September 2016

Rudolph the Skating Reindeer


Hi Lovely Blogging Friends..

Well....... it's happened.....  I've made my first Christmas card for this year and it's only September!  Blame that Stamping Bella....  my head was turned by their wonderful release...  so much so that my bank manager got a bit nervous...  but hey, the happy mail I received made me smile, and surely that's what money is for!

So... meet Rudolph The Skating Reindeer!  The title is self explanatory really....  and reminds me of the wonderful scene in Bambi where the little guy is trying to find his feet on ice!  Remember?  Ooh lovely memories of going to see that at the cinema (yes I'M THAT old!)...

Now I'm still practising with Distress Ink backgrounds - I really do struggle when all these tutorials I watch on YouTube make it look sooooo easy! But I'm relatively happy... 

Card Info:
Image and Sentiment - Stamping Bella Rudolph the Skating Reindeer - available from Dies to Die for in the UK
Die - Double Stitched Rectangle (slightly altered to give the size I needed)
Paper - from stash - no name
Colouring - Copics
Reindeer - E30/31/33/34/37/57/47
Nose and Scarf - R21/37/89
Hooves and Skates - N5/7
Shading N0/1
Background - Distress Inks - Tumbled Glass, Salty Ocean and Chipped Sapphire
Snowflakes - Sharpie Poster Pen
Glitter, Twine and Glossy Accents (for his nose!)

So..... it's over with!  My first 2016 Christmas card done!!  Expect to see a few more in the near future - I have a huge pile of stamps to get through!! LOL!

Big hugs  


  1. sympa, adorable et rigolote cette carte!

  2. Oh this is fabulous! Love the tied bells! And you've done a fab job with those inks! The background looks brilliant! I know what you mean, how do they always make it look so easy, I usually mess it up lol!
    Lucy x

  3. The background is fabulous and so is the colouring of Rudolph, a brilliant creation and perfect for the Rudolph Day challenge that started today till the 30th of September over at Scrappy Mo's, Scraps of Life blog.

    Kath x

  4. Hi Christine,
    what a very super card.
    That Rudolf on skates stamped image is fantastic, and your colouring is ace.
    Great sentiment also.
    Thanks for joining the Rudolf challenge with this.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L. GD

  5. I definitely need this stamp and the background is superb. xx

  6. Christmas already!! arghhh!...ok I forgive you as it is a very sweet reindeer ;) hugs Viv ..(Debs)lol xx

  7. This is a really cute image Christine and your blended background is beautifully done, and I love the red and gold background too. Thank you for joining in the September Rudolph Days Challenge. x

  8. Super cute Christine! Love the sweet little reindeer! The shimmery detail sparkles like diamonds!

  9. Congrats on your first Christmas card for 2016! I can't say I've done many so far but am feeling ready to ramp up production now! Those Stamping Bella images were soooo tempting and this little chap fell in my basket...then out again...but I did get a few of his friends ;-)
    Your card is simply stunning with the rich Christmassy red and your beautiful vibrant background...I should flippin' well hope you liked it and I think it's amazing :-)
    Big hugs, Kat xx

  10. Hi Christine, your card is beautiful, your background is wonderful cannot believe your still practicing! The little reindeer is super cute too. Have a wonderful week... Megan

  11. Hi Christine, your card is beautiful, your background is wonderful cannot believe your still practicing! The little reindeer is super cute too. Have a wonderful week... Megan

  12. This is such a lovely card. That image is adorable. I can see why you had to have it.

    I noticed that your bio said you are from Yorkshire. I am just outside Vancouver, B.C. Canada but have been to yorkshire many times. To Sheffield, Filey and Scarborough mostly as I have family there...but to many other places in Yorkshire as well. You live in a beautiful area!

    Thanks for taking part in my September Rudolph days Challenge.

  13. This is a really gorgeous card Christine! Love how you coloured the sweet reindeer.


  14. A lovely card Christine, the image is so sweet. I really need to make a start on mine otherwise I'll end up buying!
    Hugs, Avril xx

  15. A gorgeous card for your 1st one this year and what a sweet reindeer he is. Love the design and colours too.
    Lorraine x


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