It felt like rein-deer!

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The challenge this week at Craft Your Passion is Stitching – Real or Faux.Plus you can use any medium you like and it doesn’t have to be paper.We have the fabulous Bunny Zoe’s Crafts and Sweet Stamps.com as our sponsors too.Head on over to check how to play and win.Don’t forget to take a look at the DT and GDT inspiration,they’ve done a wonderful job!

This time I’ve gone way out of my comfort zone!Now,to say I’m really not known for my needlework skills is a putting it mildly…but once I saw this cute craft project in a UK based charity mag,Candis,I subscribe to I really wanted to push myself to the limit.This is a Cath Kidston design but I have put my own spin on it and thrown in some of my own ideas.I’ve changed the colours of the felt and added buttons for his eyes and nose (to make him more Rudolph like).The bow on the original was also made from felt but as I love gingham and it’s soooo Christmassy I just had to make him a ribbon one to match his red nose!I also stitched a jingly bell (yes,it really does jingle!) onto that as an extra detail.This makes it go perfectly with my red and gold themed tree too!I did enjoy making this and not having much experience or skill it was a great learning curve and made me think on how best to things.I’d definitely like to make more of these 😀

Supplies :

Felt : From stash (bought for making die cut pieces for my cards originally)
Buttons : Brown from Woodware Coffee and Cream,Red from Bag-O-Buttons Whirligig
Ribbon : Three Kings Ribbon Burgundy 10mm Gingham Ribbon
Bell : Woodware Mini Bells
Thread : We R Memory Keepers Sew Easy Floss in Brown and Red Embroidery Thread  for my stash (split down to 3 strands)
Brown Waxed Cord : From stash
Stuffing : Left over  from a kit one of my kids had
Pattern and Inspiration : Candis Magazine and Cath Kidston

Some challenges this is for :

Anything But A Card Challenge : Celebrating the Light or Seasonal Holiday
Dream Valley Challenges : Christmas
Great Impressions : Anything Goes
Joanna Sheen Challenge : With love at Christmas ( made with love for my family!)
PanPastel UK Challenge : Song/Carol Title – Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer (what else?!lol)
The Ribbon Girls : Christmas Projects
Di’s Digis Designs : Christmas Creation – Anything but a card
Brown Sugar : You have me in Stitches
Stampin With The Dragon : Anything Goes
Wags ‘n Whiskers :Anything Goes
C.R.A.F.T. : Christmas
Craft Us Crazy : Christmas/Winter and/or Favourite Embellishment (ginham ribbon is my fave embellie!)
MilkCoffee Challenge : Holiday Decorations
Paper Play :  Christmas is coming (hope this is OK couldn’t see anything in the rules about non papercraft projects)
Shelly’s Images : Christmas is in the air
Crafts and Me : Anything Goes, Christmas Ornament Optional
Creative Moments : Anything Goes
Paper Pretties Wednesday Challenge : Christmas inspired (hope this is OK couldn’t see anything in the rules about non papercraft projects)
Decorate to Celebrate : Holiday Party
Stampavie and More : Anything but square  (hope this is OK couldn’t see anything in the rules about non papercraft projects)
Whimsy Inspiration : Festive
Deep Ocean Challenge : Christmas (hope this is OK couldn’t see anything in the rules about non papercraft projects)
Everybody-Art-Challenge : Christmas
Flourishes : An Altered Christmas (Anything But A Card)
Going Grey With Scrap-Creations : Anything But A Card + Blog Candy
Papertake Weekly : Anything Goes
Ribbon Carousel Challenge : Holiday Spirit
Through The Craft Room Door : Always Anything Goes!
Top Tip Tuesday : Christmas * TIP : When stuffing something small and intricate like this it’s easier to do it stitching as you go.I also found the blunt end of a pokey/pricking tool useful to push the stuffing into smaller areas such as the legs,ear,nose and tail so as not to leave any gaps*
Tuesday Alchemy : Anything But A Card
Artistic Inspirations :  Anything Goes (hope this is OK couldn’t see anything in the rules about non papercraft projects)
Crafty Boots : Christmas (hope this is OK couldn’t see anything in the rules about non papercraft projects)
Lollipop Crafts : Happy Holidays
Totally Stampalicious : Anything BUT a Card (hope this is OK couldn’t see anything in the rules about non papercraft projects)
Whoopsi Daisy : Use Up Your Stash – everything has been stored in my stash for a long time,some for many years! (hope this is OK couldn’t see anything in the rules about non papercraft projects)
*Please note as this is not my usual type of papercraft project I have tried to be careful to follow the rules on any of the blogs I have entered this into.If this is not suitable or I have in any way broken the rules this has not been intentional and I apologise in advance.Please be kind if I have got anything wrong,thank you.*
 

Thanks for looking

Lisa x