Sunday, January 11, 2015

Yippee-My first card of the year...well shown here:)


White glossy card stock, dark blue shimmer cardstock and basic dark blue card stock. Aegean silver embossing powder, new deer stamp, midnight blue and bright blue dye stamps, water, glue pen, light blue sparkles, fancy scissors and edging. Entered this card in:

52 Christmas- all about the blue
Dream Valley Challenges- Christmas
Crafty Hazelnut Challenge #2- Anything Goes
Simon Says- Something New
Crafty Creations- Brrrr-The Blues
Christmas Cards All Year Long- Anything Goes
Alphabet Challenge- X for X-periment
ABC Christmas- Anything Goes and/or Antlers
Sparkles Christmas Challenge- Christmas Critter with a splash of glitter

I plan to create allot more cards this year. I have no idea what happened last year..oh yeah-sickness, Shingles and no craft room for 2 months but now I have my very own razzle-dazzle craft room that my hubby made for me:) Now I am all about the blue ( not that bass) and I used something new! I got the reindeer as a Christmas present and I love it, as so much can be done with this deer. I stamped and then embossed the deer, I shall call him Gaylord as he seems to be prancing and may have a thing for Prancer. The Aegean silver is really cool glittery embossing powder. I used my fancy scissors to cut  him out (he is vain so that is why he has 3 images of himself-he is all about the selfie). I edged the paper with light blue glitter. I took my glossy cardstock and experimented with something new to me....I placed the colour on some plastic and sprayed water on it and then laid the card down and pressed it into the colour. I used a dark blue and bright blue. I have no idea if I did it right and I did not use the distress inks as I only have 1...I know something is wrong with me. I added some more sparkle to the blue background because I can and then I mounted the reindeer on the background and that was mounted on a nice shimmery dark blue paper. I added some sticker border and I am done!

I still have some Christmas décor to take down but I wanted to make a card and I started another one! Now off to watch a movie....

78 comments:

  1. I think Gaylord is cute. You did a good job with the card. I hope this new year is a creative one for you.

    Betty

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    1. Gaylord seems pretty happy and I hope I am creative

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  2. Your card is beautiful and your experiment with the colour is great too. I don't think there is ever a right or wrong way to do things just whatever you want. Look forward to seeing more of Gaylord.
    Thanks for entering CHNC Challenge extra.
    hugs
    Margaret M

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    1. Thank you and Gaylord thanks you too

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  3. Gorgeous deer! Love the colorful background. Thanks so much for playing along in the Something New Challenge over at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog with us this week :)

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  4. Shingles are awful! Had them before. Hope you heal fast.
    The deer are really cool.

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    1. Ughh still feel the pain after all this time-Gald you like the deer

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  5. Gaylord is a handsome stud, Birgit! He looks happy to be alive and stamping. :-)

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    1. Oh he is stamping his feet to be near Prancer:)

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  6. BEAUTIFUL. I love it. We saw a deer on our drive yesterday morning. It was so nice!

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    1. Thank you-Isn't it so nice to see these creatures-they are so gentle

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  7. This is beautiful - I love the cool shades of blue and the pretty silver reindeer. Thanks so much for playing along with 52CCT this week!

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  8. We're newish around here so I didn't know you made cards. That's so cool. I really like it. The wife and I try to handmake each other cards. Keeps things fun. But I don't think any of ours will end up looking quite as good as 'the professionals,' aka yourself!

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    1. Oh thank you and yes I create cards and general mahem...in my mind:)

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  9. BEAUTIFUL! I love your cards. Can't wait to see more in the coming year.

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  10. Gaylord is definitely a happy deer, I think mainly because you made him sparkle and shine so beautifully. Please let this be the first in a long line of cards you will create and show this year. You always do a wonderful job and I love to see your cards :-)

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    1. Thank you so much:) I love sparkle and shine and hope to create a card at least once a week:) Maybe more:)

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  11. what a great name for a reindeer....so lovely and sparkly!.....great to get started on the Christmas cards.....xxxxxxx

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  12. You'll win one or more of those awards. I love the card. Sorry about those Shingles things. I hear they are murder. Hope you're better and stay that way.

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  13. Gaylord looks happy to pose :) and card looks good to me. We need a photo of your new craft room, and get yourself a shingles shot. I hear it can come back!

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    1. Once I feel it is all gone I plan on getting that shot. I did post a picture a couple of months back on my new craft room:)

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  14. OMG, you had shingles? OUCH.
    I love Gaylord. I bet you have so much fun creating your beautiful cards.

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    1. Oh yes...It is not fun at all and the pain is intense. I love making the cards:)

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  15. It's a great card. You can be all ready for next Christmas.

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  16. Oh BIrgit, I'll never get over your humor. I'll tell you a secret - you're one of my favorites. Shhhhhh* I'm glad you're experimenting around because this card turned out AWESOME! I love the triple of reindeers and that inky background. I'm telling you though, you have to try those Distress Inks. You'll be addicted in no-time flat!

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    1. I thought I responded here a couple days ago. Thank you so much. I love your creations and what you write. Glad you liked my card

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  17. Love the colours you have combined very non Christmas colours. Thanks for playing in Christmas Cards All Year Round Challenge

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    1. I enjoyed making this card and love your blog

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  18. This card is just beautiful and I love that you gave this handsome deer the name Gaylord. It's very fitting, I think! Your name caught my eye in the Simon Says roll of cards, as my name is Birgit as well. Where I'm from, it's not a very commonly used name. Most people have never heard it before. I too have a dog and three cats. Just funny tidbits I found in common while enjoying your blog.

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    1. Great names must stick together:) Thank you regarding my card:)

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  19. A great card indeed, awesome way to start the new year

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    1. It is fun to start the new year in a great way

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  20. A lovely sparkly card - thanks for playing along this week at 52CCT - Jacqueline xx

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  21. Thanks so much for the surprise visit to my blog! If I had a dollar for every time someone called me "beergut"! I got quite a chuckle out of your last post after you mentioned it. Yeah, I've heard 'em all too...

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    1. Great card. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Creations. Hugs Anna-Karin

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    2. I loved what you created and I love your name...so unique:):)

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  22. Amazing card (as always!) I love the way your experimental background turned out. So sorry to hear about your shingles. I've been dealing with adjusting to a new Rx and have been to brain fogged to compose comments for a while.

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    1. Thank you about the background-I think it looks not too bad. Shingles suck

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  23. Stunning card, Birgit. I love the colours and the deers are gorgeous. Thank you for joining us at ABC Christmas Challenge. Luv, Wilma

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  24. c'est très élégant Birgit, j'ai un faible pour les rennes, très beau dégradé de bleu, merci de jouer avec nous chez 52CCT, biz

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  25. So pretty! I admire anyone who has the vision to create pieces like that. I guess I'm envious because it seems the kids and writing have sapped all my creative energy, but there used to be time for crafting. Maybe there will be again one day.

    Gorgeous!

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    1. Your creativity is your writing! It is not sapping your creative energy as it is being utilized in a different manner:)

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  26. You have an artistic gift that I certainly don't have.

    What movie did you watch?

    Lee
    Tossing It Out

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    1. Thank you! My hubby and I watched 3 movies: Boyhood-ZZzzzzzzzz-just don't get why all the hoopla except for it being filmed over 12 yrs. Expendables 3-Fun action flick where you don;t need brains to enjoy this. The 100 Foot Journey which I really enjoyed. I would not have it up for any awards but it was a really nice film to sit back and enjoy. The Indian father is excellent!

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    2. Maybe I should give Expendables 3 a chance then. My wife loves action flicks, but we both hated the first The Expendables. Most of the action took place at night or in dark places and we could hardly see what was going on most of the time. I thought it might have been our TV, but afterwards I tested it with any movie filmed in normal light and everything looked just fine.

      Lee
      Tossing It Out

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    3. No this takes place in day time and don't expect any major thought in this flick except allot of blowing up real good events in this flick. I did enjoy Antonio Banderas

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  27. Aegean glitter is also a REALLY cool name for a craft product. I just picture the sea, sparkling under the sun...ah, warm temperatures!!

    I love the card, BTW. And your card-making room is like the stuff of DREAMS. Go enjoy it!!

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    1. I do enjoy my room and the glitter is so cool

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  28. Wait, your hubs made you a craft room? Dang, you have a keeper. As does he. I hope you gave him a nice thank-you card and...
    xo

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    1. Oh yes he got so much more:) He is a keeper...I guess:)

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  29. That's a really pretty card! And that's so cool that you now have a craft room. Enjoy creating more beautiful things in there.

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    1. I love my craft room...really love it!

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  30. I love the beautiful background. The reindeer is pretty cute too. Thanks for joining us at Alphabet Challenges.

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  31. "I plan to create a lot more this year". "I have a razzle dazzle craft room".... I shall hold you to these words, my friend! You're off to a dazzling start. Love the blue hues and Gaylord too!
    hugs, Asha
    p.s. Sorry I'm late visiting. Rosie was wanting some TLC...and we're at a stage where Rosie gets what Rosie wants. :)

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    1. Oh I hope I don't eat my words but I really plan on it. Thank you about my card and Rosie should get first dibs on everything and hugs to Rosie

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  32. Awesome Christmas card!
    Thanks for playing at the ABC Christmas Challenge! We hope you'll join us throughout the year!
    Helen x

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  33. Thank you for sharing your lovely crafting for my CHNC challenge extra for January and CCAYR January challenge - hope to see you again soon x

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  34. Gorgeous card, so pretty.Thanks so much for joining us at Crafty Hazel Nuts this month.
    Hugs
    Fiona x DT

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