Saturday, 21 June 2014

Mystical Reindeer

Had to say a very sad farewell this week to our beautiful mare, Rio. We had had her for 12 years and this was her forever home, she had a rapid onset type of bone cancer in her front leg and we lost her very quickly, only a few short weeks.

I've not felt much like crafting, so I'm glad I made this card a couple of weeks ago to share with you and friends from 52 Christmas Card Throwdown.Thetheme for this week's challenge is

I made a screen card, trying to create a moonlit scene where the deer would appear almost magically and disappear again.

I used Kraft cardstock to make a base ( I just folded an A4 sheet into quarters lengthwise), cut out the top of a punch to form the legs and added Hardwood stamped background panels. I used the colours from the photo inspiration at CSAYL, the ink was Indigo Island and the flourish is from Open Sleigh. The actual reindeer image is one I bought from a craft shop in The Netherlands. I have finished of the card with antique pearl brads, pearls, punched stems from the Bird Punch and some red gem berries. The top is made using a border punch. This is my second screen card, they are rather fun to make. I am going to enter the challenge atCompletely Christmas again this week. Why don't you?

Do have a look at the cards from the rest of the very talented DT.


  1. Sorry to hear about your loss ! Your card is beautiful and what a genius idea to let the reindeer appear like that - christmas is magical and your card is magical too. Thank you for sharing ! Anita

  2. Your card is really stunning Louise - quite magical and very beautiful, and one of the best screen cards I've seen. Thank you for sharing. I am so sorry to hear about your loss. Take care, Gill x

  3. superbe création Louise,

  4. Gorgeous Creation....Just perfect for our challenge over at Completely Christmas, thank you for joining us, we would love you to join us again next week for another fun challenge.....
    Suzy B Owner Completely Christmas
    My Heart goes out to you I too know what it is like to loose your beloved Horse, I lost my Shire Dazzle two years ago, and the pain is still with me.....

  5. Oh Louise, I'm so sorry to read about the loss of your beautiful mare, Rio. Such lovely photos of her. Sending hugs xxx

    Your screen card is absolutely gorgeous; I love the way the reindeer appears - just fab!

  6. Thank you so much for entering our Completely Christmas challenge 17 with your lovely screen card - we hope we'll see you again soon, Hazel, DT - you could also enter this into my CHNC challenge extra for June - I'd love to see it there too. x

  7. A lovely card Louise, and I'm so sorry to read you have lost Rio. I know how it is to loose a beloved pet, they're like one of the family. I'm sending you happy thoughts. Take Care. Bev x

  8. How fun! And unique!! Love how you created the legs for this screen. Such a great idea. Thanks for playing with CSAYL.

  9. So sorry to hear about the loss of your mare!

    Your card is so beautiful. Love the colors and the gentle feeling of the scene. Thanks for playing along with us at CSAYL.
    Tracey, DT

  10. Fabulous card hun great design love it - thanks for joining us at Completely Christmas hugs Judith DT x

  11. This is such a beautiful Christmas card Louise, the moonlit scene is mystical and magical! I love the way you made a screen card and using a punch to make the legs is a great idea!

    I am so sorry about your beautiful Rio, {{{{hugs}}}} to you. Ruth x

  12. Louise, I am so sorry to hear about Rio! Our beautiful animals are family members and I can't imagine how hard it must have been.

    This card, though, is AMAZING! I've never made a screen card, but this is just beautiful work! HUGS! Mynn xx

  13. So sad to hear about the loss of your beloved horse Louise :o( It's amazing how they can grab our hearts right from the beginning and not let go.

    That is a wonderful screen card. I've seen a couple of them recently but yours is the best by far :o) Hugs D

  14. Louise, the screen card is such a neat idea! Love the color combo you've used here - it gives your card a wonderful nighttime vibe!

    I'm sorry to hear about your horse. {Hugs}

  15. Your horse was lovely, sorry for your loss.
    Wonderful card, love the shape and the design with the reindeer. I'm going to have to try that out, thanks for the inspiration!!!
    Thanks for sharing with us at Completely Christmas.


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