Oh Deer!

My house is emptying out, person by person, so I felt the need to go sit at my crafting desk.  It was covered with scraps from various Christmas projects, so I decided to throw together a couple of quick Christmas cards.

Although I have the stamp set with the deer, I stamped these a couple of years ago, before I bought the set, with the thought that I would make cards from them.  That was the year that it snowed heavily in early December, and I decided that a photo of my house in the snow was a preferable card image.
Anyway, everything else was scraps, except the Merry Christmas banner on the second card - I just bought that stamp a couple of months ago.  You may notice some strange shapes - the gear shapes are waste paper from when I did a steampunk pennant, and the triangle on the second card is from a different pennant.  When you make pennants, you get triangular scraps.

So, now I have a head start on next year!

Challenges:
Cooking it up with Katie - anything goes
Crafts and me - Christmas
Creative Belli - "Christmas" sentiment
Divas by Design - Christmas
Oldie but a Goodie - Christmas Animal

Juliet Arrighi

11 comments:

Shelly Schmidt said...

I love your cards- you have a great knack for making the best cards! I think it is cool to see the scraps from the banners too.Ahhh you are lucky- peace......! LOL

Fluffles said...

Wow, you did have a lot of snow then! There wouldn't have been many deer going about then! Love your card, thanks for joining An Oldie But A Goodie. Hope to see you again in the New Year, Jx

sarah-Jane said...

Both great Christmas cards. I like the image. Thank you for joining us at Divas by Design.
Sarah-Jane xx

Chris said...

I really love that second one...with the music score and fading of colors.

Great house shot too!

Myrna said...

Juliet
Great cards. Love the idea of using scraps so beautifully.
Gorgeous house!!!!
Myrna

Tracy said...

Fab entry, thanks for joining Oldie But A Goodie challenge, good luck.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

NanaConnie said...

Absolutely magnificent, Juliet! Love that image of the deer. Thanks for playing along in the 'Anything Goes' challenge at Cooking It Up with Katie this time. Remember, it's open until January 3 and you can submit up to 3 projects. Happy New Year
NanaConnie DT Chef

Crafteezee said...

Lovely cards. Thanks for joining us at Crafts and Me. Hugs Tracy x

Beach Cat ! said...

Gosh I missed seeing your art while Amanda had my computer. I can't see squat on my iPad. It is nice to catch up with what you have been up to!

Vicky said...

Gorgeous card.

Thank you for joining us girlz over at Crafts & Me for our special bumper Challenge, good luck hun.

Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx

Mona Eidhammer said...

Thanks for playing in our christmas bumper challenge over at Crafts and Me with this fabulous creation. Hugs...Mona