Sew Endeer-ing :)



At Craft Your Passion this week the challenge is Buttons Galore!We have the fabulous QKR Stampede and The Robin’s Nest as our sponsors too.Head on over to check how to play and win.Don’t forget to take a look at the DT inspiration,they’ve done a wonderful job.

How cute is this little Stuffed Reindeer by QKR Stampede?!He’s been printed directly onto the kraft card blank and coloured with Copic Ciao Markers,trying to retain the tartan detail.Just love how the colours turn out on these card bases 🙂 I’ve added some real buttons,threaded with jute twine,to his eyes and trousers.I had hoped to find a tiny pom pom for his nose amongst the kids crafting supplies but the only ones there were far too big.Never mind.A couple of scrap strips have been trimmed with decorative edged scissors to create a kind of ric rac look.In the top corner I’ve used some Epiphany epoxy button stickers stuck onto more scrap papers.I found these half price in my local craft warehouse and figured that rather than buy the special punch to go with them it would be easy enough to trim around them once adhered to paper.I then used a pokey tool to pierce the holes ready for threading 😀 Worked a treat…Yay!A leftover holly die cut is just peeking out from beneath them.Finally I stamped a sentiment,a freebie from one of last year’s Christmas magazines,in the top right corner.Chosen because he makes me smile 🙂

Supplies :

Image :Stuffed Reindeer by QKR Stampede
Sentiment : Past magazine freebie
Mediums : Copic Ciao Markers,Jet Black Archival Ink
Papers & Card : DP Basic Grey Jovial 6 x 6 Pad,Craft UK Limited 6 x 6 Kraft Card Blank,Green from stash
Tools : Fiskars Paper Edger Scissors Pinking Wide (unfortunately these seem difficult to source in the UK),Holly from Marianne Design Holly Garland Die Set,Big Shot
To Embellish : Buttons from Woodware Coffee and Cream Buttons (eyes) & Bag-O-Buttons Whirligig (trousers),Jute Twine,Epiphany Crafts Self Adhesive Buttons in two sizes


Some challenges this is for :

C is for Challenge : Winter is Coming
Crafty Bloggers Network : Christmas
Stamps & Fun = Creativity : Digi Stamp
613 Avenue Create : Anything Goes
Creative Inspirations Paint : Anything Goes
Dream Valley Challenges: Clean and Simple
Great Impressions : Holiday Card or Tag
One Stitch At A Time : Anything Goes
Crafty Calendar : All things Christmas
Little Claire’s  : Christmas
Creatalicious Challenges : Christmas Time
Designed To Color : Christmas/Winter
Die Cut Divas : Holidays & Celebrations
Flat Friends Challenge : Christmas
Freshly Brewed Monthly Challenge : Let it Snow/Christmas
Lia Stampz Challenge : Use Your Scraps 
Delicious Doodles : CAS
Graph’It Colour Challenge : Anything Goes
Sister Act Card Challenge : Anything Goes
Crafting By Designs : Anything Goes with a twist of Christmas
Creative Moments:  CAS/Anything Goes


Thanks for looking
Lisa x

24 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Chana Malkah
    Nov 19, 2013 @ 00:16:22

    This is adorable! I love the image and you have colored it beautifully! Thanks for dropping this off by our house here at 613 Avenue Create!
    Chana, Owner


  2. Nancy
    Nov 19, 2013 @ 01:56:18

    Lovely card! What a sweet image! Thanks for joining us at Lia Stampz! 🙂


  3. Julie O
    Nov 19, 2013 @ 13:29:48

    Your moose is adorable! He looks 3D! Thanks for joining the Anything Goes Challenge at Creative Inspirations Paint. Julie, DT member


  4. Hazel L
    Nov 19, 2013 @ 16:11:23

    He’s really cute and your button embellishments are perfect. Thanks for joining us at OSAAT. Hazel x


  5. Arlene
    Nov 20, 2013 @ 04:19:34

    This turned out so DARN CUTE!. He looks like he’ll step right out and say hello.

    So glad you joined us at Die Cut Divas.


  6. Emma Canning
    Nov 20, 2013 @ 12:34:02

    He is a cutie – gorgeous image and stunning colouring. Love the card design too – I’ve got a bit soft spot for kraft card 🙂 Thanks so much for joining us at the Flat Friends challenge, Em xx


  7. Heather D.
    Nov 20, 2013 @ 18:04:38

    Oh how sweet! I love this little card. His eyes are adorable!

    Thank you for playing along this month at Freshly Brewed Challenges November Prize Challenge.
    Big smiles,
    Heather D.


  8. taniaj
    Nov 20, 2013 @ 19:22:57

    Wonderful card, cute image.Thank you for joining us at Crafty Bloggers Network with our Christmas challenge , hugs Tania (DT) xx


  9. carol gill
    Nov 20, 2013 @ 22:48:15

    gorgeous image beautifully coloured ,looks great on kraft card and love the embellishments-thanks for joining us at OSAAT
    carol DT x


  10. Samantha K
    Nov 20, 2013 @ 23:05:35

    He is so adorable, love his button eyes. This looks great on kraft card too. Hugs x
    Little Pear Tree


  11. Ingrid Mason
    Nov 21, 2013 @ 12:40:20

    Oh what an adorable Christmas card Lisa. I love your image that you have coloured so beautifully, the tartan Rick rack is lovely and I’m so taken aback by the wonderful buttons you had to create yourself. They’re so realistic. Good luck in our challenge this week. Ingrid xx ( OSAAT Team )


  12. lisa winnard
    Nov 21, 2013 @ 19:48:30

    So cute. Lovely creation, thanks for joining us @ OSAAT. Lis DT


  13. mary anne harmon
    Nov 21, 2013 @ 19:54:55

    Wow, your coloring is fab. I am way impressed.

    Mary Anne, Great Impressions DT


  14. Jennie
    Nov 21, 2013 @ 20:21:12

    Aw! He’s just too cute! Love your card and thank you for joining us at OSAAT with this gorgeous card. Jennie x


  15. Claudia
    Nov 21, 2013 @ 21:48:12


    Lovely card. Thanks for joining us at c… is for challenge and good luck.



  16. Dawn T
    Nov 22, 2013 @ 07:04:04

    delightful card. Thanks for joining us at Die Cut Divas.


  17. Bonnie Irvine
    Nov 23, 2013 @ 00:09:07

    Oh my goodness, I thought the tartan was paper pieced…fabulous. Your shading has really given him a 3D look and the buttons and twine make me smile. He looks like a lovely vintage decoration from a treasure box in the attic. Love the rickrack papers, as well.


  18. Jacquel Bowman
    Nov 23, 2013 @ 17:58:28

    This is such a cute card & what an adorable image you used! Very nicely put together…LOVE it!!!!! Thanks so much for playing along with us @ 613 Avenue Create & hope to see you back again next week!!!!!


  19. Claire C
    Nov 23, 2013 @ 18:43:01

    wow gorgeous card, love that image and the buttons look fab. Thanks for joining us at Graph’It Colour Challenge this time
    Claire xx


  20. Melanie
    Nov 23, 2013 @ 18:58:15

    A lovely card!
    Thank you soo much for taking part in our “Christmas Time” challenge & good luck in the draw…
    Hope to see you again in our new challenge.

    (DT Creatalicious Challenges)


  21. Tracey D
    Nov 23, 2013 @ 22:54:32

    Your stuffed reindeer is exceptionally sweet! I love all the spots you found for buttons on this and you did a fantastic colouring job. Thanks for playing along with us this week at OSAAT, hope to see you back again soon.
    Hugs, Tracey (DT)


  22. Anna
    Nov 24, 2013 @ 11:03:19

    Oh, this is so sweet, reminds me of my childhood. I would like to thank you for entering my ‘C… is for challenge’ blog and I wish you good luck in the draw.
    Anna xxx


  23. Iris
    Nov 25, 2013 @ 12:30:54

    So cute! Thanks for joining us at Graph’It color challenge! Good luck!



  24. Marianne
    Dec 15, 2013 @ 00:27:25

    What a sweet card! Thanks for joining us at Lia Stampz!


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