WM Sketch Challenge #103 Nordic Winter Reindeer

Today I have made a card for WM Sketch Challenge #103, a very challenging sketch by Edna Morrisedie. Here's the sketch:
Interesting sketch with all those little strips, don't you think? It had me stumped for a bit especially since I am on vacation with only 6 WM stamp sets with me. You would think I could make a decent card with 6 sets...but it was tough! As it turns out, I had also brought with me a roll of ribbon that I bought a very long time ago because it reminded me of Waltzingmouse Stamps Nordic Winter...that cute little reindeer image. Once I remembered I had that ribbon, the card came together quickly.

Doesn't that ribbon remind you of those little reindeer? I used two of the WM sets I had brought with me, Nordic Winter and Very Vintage Labels #18. I also used that ribbon, brown twine and a woodgrain impression plate. Nordic Winter is such a fun stamp set to use to create a cozy pattern and I was so happy that was one of the stamp sets I chose to bring with me. I am getting quite a collection of Christmas cards all ready to address and send out...what am I going to do with myself when Christmastime actually arrives?



19 comments:

Kim said...

First, to answer your question as to what you will do with yourself until Christmas time...my family celebrates Christmas in July, which is about a month away...just an idea.
Now on to your card, brings back memories of trips to the snow with my family when I was little, so warm and cozy, need a cup of hot cocoa to go with it. So beautiful, the blue and brown and those reindeer are just so adorable. Glad to know I am not the only one to bring stamping supplies on vacation.

Marybeth said...

Wow, I can't believe you can make such beautiful cards on vacation. You even embossed, I'm impressed! That just reinforces that we all have way too much and could do with less. :) This is beautiful and can't believe how perfect the ribbon goes with Nordic Winter, and that you brought it with you! Love the blue with the brown.

Anne-Elise said...

Beautiful Christmas card, Cathy! Love the colors and the fabulous background! Incredible that you can do all these cards on vacation!! Have a great vacation!

Carla said...

WOW this is a great Christmas card! Lovely colors together. Have a nice vacation! Love from Holland.

Pauline said...

This is gorgeous Cathy, so warm and snuggly!

You did good in your vacation stamping kit Cathy!! That ribbon is PERFECT with this set - what a wonderful Christmas card! Hope you are enjoying your time away as well!!

Vickie Z said...

You did good! The reindeer ribbon is wonderful with this set! Hope you're enjoying your vaca!

This is just fabulous - a real work of folk art! Love the reindeer ribbon!

Joyce said...

Such a perfect card. Makes me think of getting rustic and cozy during the winter. Love that ribbon--it does work perfectly with that stamp set. See, you really don't need that much to get creative, do you?

Great use of the sketch, love the little reindeers on the ribbon treatment, fabby!! Thanks so much for playing along with the Mischief Makers!

Sharron said...

Fabulous card, Cathy--and to think you took all this stuff with you on vacation! Great colors and I love how you did the ribbon--tying those little bows was a fantastic idea! Hope you're having fun and enjoying some restful time away from home!

Jeanne J said...

Cathy I think you are managing beautifully. I think your environment is influencing you. Everything is warm and cozy like your cabin in the woods! Your card is beautiful - I love the ribbon and the reindeer and the little peek of blue trim!

What a fun take on the challenge, Cathy! I love the way you alternated those cute reindeer on the ribbons and the snowflakes on the bottom! Super job!

Renee said...

Kim and Marybeth do Halloween...
you go for Christmas!!
And what a fabulous take on the sketch!!
Love how you used the ribbons for the words...
and I just love those reindeer...
I think they're my very favorites!!
We hit an unofficial 106 today...
I like snow right now...
wish I had just a little! :)

I LOVE how you interpreted the sketch - such a warm and country-cozy christmas card! Absolutely wonderful!

Asha said...

Great card, Cathy. Wonderful colour combo. And how about those teeny tiny reindeers! Too cute!

great take on the sketch!

enjoy *~*

So pretty Cathy!
Great way to showoff the Nordic Winter stamps! Love the layered label! Thanks for joining along with the WMSC :)

Kelly S. said...

Cathy this is gorgeous! Love the reindeer ribbons with the bit of twine...so warm and fuzzy like the Nordic print you made. Awesome!

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