Thursday, 24 October 2013


Regular readers of my blog will know that one of my favourite images is a reindeer. I use them all year round, but they come into their own for Christmas cards.


This "Rudolph" stamp was part of a set that came free with "Simply Cards and Papercraft" last year, and has become one of my favourite stamp sets.  I stamped the reindeer in coffee archival ink onto watercolour paper and coloured him with distress inks, adding some sponged Tumbled glass in the background to resemble clouds and a red gem for a nose. The Poinsettia is made up from a Papermania petal pouch set. I shaped each leaf and petal with an embossing tool, layered with Pinflair, and added some gold seed beads to the centre.

Entered for the following challenge:
Rhedd and Rosies - Anything Goes


  1. Maddy, I'm sorry I haven't been able to visit your blog for a long time. You have created a bunch of amazing Christmas cards in that time. They are all so gorgeous. Where to you get your inspiration?! Keep them coming :)

  2. I can see why you like that reindeer so much Maddy, its gorgeous. Your poinsettia is beautiful too, I love how you have shaped it.
    Sue xx

  3. Reindeers are the cutest, aren't they?
    Love your Rudolph - cute idea to add a gem for his nose - now why didn't I think of that!
    Caroline xxx

  4. Just fantastic - both the reindeer and the poinsettia.

  5. Gorgeous card love the reindeer and poinsettia. Love Alison xx

  6. I love reindeers too - great card!


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