Monday, 13 January 2014

A Snowy Reindeer

Good morning friends and I hope this post finds you well. We've had some dry and sunny weather this weekend (makes a change from the wind and rain!) ... hope some sunshine came your way.

It's new challenge time at Incy Wincy Designs this morning, and this one might require you to use the 'little grey cells'. We want you to Add Texture to your creations.

Our wonderful sponsors for this challenge are Jodie and the team at Bugaboo Digi Stamps who are offering this week's lucky prize winner a whopping 7, yes seven!, digital stamps. If you're not our lucky winner, don't worry as everyone's a winner with Freebie Fridays at Bugaboo. Jodie has also very kindly offered the DT their choice of image for this challenge, thank you Jodie!, so without further ado here is my card:

My card recipe is as follows:
  • Base Card - is some black card I had in my stash which I cut, scored and folded to make a 10cm square card. This is my last sheet of this card :o( ... think I'll have to invest in some more!
  • Background - is made from homemade texture paste and a stencil made out of a cereal packet (good old Blue Peter "makes" ... they set you up for most things!). The texture paste is made to a recipe in this month's Cardmaking and Papercraft magazine using PVA glue, talcum powder, Pearl White Acrylic Paint and a little water, which I mixed together with a coffee stirrer (now I know what that good reason was when it jumped into my handbag last time I was at  Coffee Shop!) in an old mustard jar with a lid. The stencil was made by using my small Snowflake Punch to make a random snowflake pattern in the card. I then used an old plastic club membership card to smear the texture paste across
    the stencil, so that the shape of the snowflake came out on my base card. I then sprinkled some White Glitter onto the snowflakes and then left it all to dry overnight.
  • Image - is the utterly gorgeous Snowflake Reindeer Silhouette by Jodie at Bugaboo Digi Stamps. I have simply printed this onto white card, cut round  and mounted it onto my snowy, night sky  ... OK, so a little imagination may be needed here!
  • Sentiment - is by Paulette at Create with TLC which was a goodie in the December 2011 Club. I know that the line "Dashing through the snow" relates to a horse-drawn sleigh, but I thought it highly appropriate for this image too, given the number of snowflakes on the Reindeer image and my background.

So, that's it for my card with texture - why don't you head over to Incy Wincy Designs and see how my teamies have Added Texture. Don't forget to come back and show us your projects with texture - this challenge will end on Sunday 19th January 2014.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenge:

Hope you have a good and crafty day!
Hugs, Helen x


  1. Great card Helen I might have to have a go at making some texture paste.
    Jenny x

  2. this is wonderful Helen - \i really love this - so cool! Was so pleased to be in the top 3 too! Big Hugs Rachel x

  3. a wonderful and very elegant card!

    thank you so much for playing along with us at ruby's rainbow challenges!

    hugs and kisses from germany,
    silvi xoxo

  4. Beautiful card
    Thanks so much for joining us this week for the Catch the Bug Challenge! Hope to see you again!

    Cheryl First
    aka Cafexpressions
    DT Member for Bugaboo Stamps

  5. Beautiful card, thanks for joining us at Robyn's Fetish Challenge this week.

  6. A gorgeous monochrome piece just perfect for our challenge at the Winter Wonderland, thank you for joining us
    hugs Kate xx
    ps I have new release candy if you are interested :)

  7. oh very clever of you to make your very own paste!!! love this background you have created.

    Thanks for joining our fortnightly challenge here at Open Minded Crafting Fun Challenge. Hope you will join us next time co-owner Crafting Vicky

  8. A very elegant card Helen, love the reindeer and the wording on the sentiment. Susan x

  9. Very pretty! Thank you for joining us for our DTBST challenge this week! HUGS

    SSD DT

  10. Beautiful!! Love all the sparkly snowflakes!! Love it!!! Brilliant that you made your own paste and texture.. Love that!! Absolutely brilliant!!! Thanks so much for playing along with us for our first challenge at Open-Minded!!!

    - Susan
    {Scrap A Thousand Words}
    {Open-Minded Crafting Fun Challenges}

  11. Such a wonderful card, Helen.
    I love those snowflakes. And that deer... is just amazing!
    Thanks for sharing this at Open-Minded Crafting Fun. Hope you join the fun again at the next challenges
    Hugs, Mikha

  12. Wow what a great project! Thanks so much for joining our Winter wonderland Challenge at CTB! Join us next week for our 4th Birthday Week long Celebration!

  13. Fabulous card and great song/film choice
    Thank you for sharing with us at Ruby's Rainbow
    Shaz DT xx

  14. Loving the Snowflakes! Beautiful card!Thank you for playing along with us at Open-Minded Crafting Fun Challenge. Hope you will join us again!


  15. Beautiful card! thanks for playing with "Robyn's Fetish Challenge".

  16. Love the texture you added………….Even in the absence of pattern paper……...your card is very lovely!………..Thanks for joining us at Robyn's
    Fetish this week………We hope to see you back again next week.

    (Robyn's Fetish DT)

  17. Great card, lovely design!

    Thanks for playing at The Squirrel and The Fox this fortnight.

    Happy Crafting

  18. Oh I love your black/white design christmas card with the reindeer and snowflakes. Thanks for playing at ABC Christmas Challenge and good luck. Hope to see you back wednesday for another challenge. Bettina DT Member at ABC Christmas Challenge xx PS I have follower candy: My candy

  19. A gorgeous Christmas design. Love the sparkle and monochrome colouring.
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