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Friday, May 15, 2015

Christmas Card Stash Continues to Grow

It was one of those winters where Santa wished he were a letter carrier or a truck driver, anything but the man whose reputation and the happiness of millions of children depended on along with his crack team of reindeer. He was personally up to the job. The toys were made and being loaded with care, the list had been checked not once, not twice, but three times, thanks to that new software Mrs. Claus had insisted he install. The wonders of technology, he thought, shaking his head. Yet even technology couldn't save the disaster that threatened his livelihood.
Who would have thought his reindeer, his loyal, steadfast and dependable team, would be his downfall. And two weeks before Christmas!  Hoof and mouth disease, he snorted. More like wake-me-when-it’s-over disease, he thought.
Of course, they were getting on in years. Aren't we all, he sighed. Yet he had to admit there were signs that should have set off alarms well before the month of December.
Oh, well, no use crying over spilled milk and broken cookies. The question was, what was he going to do about transportation?
He strolled through the woods of northern Canada, where snow covered the ground and quiet reigned. He was so absorbed in his thoughts that he almost walked right past the possible solution to his worst nightmare. He stopped in his tracks, staring into the liquid brown eyes of a majestic buck and his mate. They looked strong, reserved, and unafraid of a human’s abrupt appearance in his territory. But could they fly?
Welcome to another fun month of Christmas cards at the 12Months of Christmas Link-Up blog.  Their sponsor this  month is Dee Dee’s Digis and I got to play with a set called Winter Woods. The set comes with 4 outline images, 4 pre-colored images, 4 layering images, and 4 sentiments, in JPG and PNG formats. All set elements have a resolution of 300 dpi/ppi, and are easily resizable to fit your crafting needs.
I decided to play a little in my Adobe Photoshop,so almost everything within the ribbon frame on my card is digital. I colored a smaller reindeer with my Copics and slipped her behind a tree alongside the buck, using dimensional dots. The patterned paper card base and embellishments are also from my stash of crafting supplies. It's a true mix of digital meets hand-crafted!! And another Christmas card bites the dust!! LOL
The 12 Months of Christmas blog would like to see your creations using some Christmas Critters. The theme, however, is optional. All you really have to do to join in the fun is to make two Christmas cards during the month. If you do so, you will receive some yummy digital Christmas paper from Linda of Decosse's Dynamite Doodles!
Want a chance to win more? Follow the theme of Christmas Critters and type in the letters FT after your name and you'll be in a special draw for a $25 gift certificate to DeeDee's Digi Store!!
Challenges I am Entering:
Pile It On - Cute Animal
Completely Christmas - Anything Goes/optional twist Silver (in my ribbon frame and silver tree bark) 
Jingle Belles - Happy Hybrid Holidays!
As You Like It - Favorite-Land or Sea? (I like land best, as the colors created on land are infinite, the seasons change the scenery each year, and most importantly, I DON'T SWIM! lol)


lauren bergold said...

what a cool card and such a great use of the deedee's digis "winter woods" kit! thanks for joining our happy hybrid holiday fun at JINGLE BELLES! :)

Monica Taylor said...

Great traditional country Christmas scene. Just love it.
♥ Monica
Co-Coordinator of The 12 MOC Link Up!
My personal Blog - Taylormadecards4u

Elizabeth Hart said...

Love this holiday card with this winter woods scene - very effective card. Thanks so much for joining us this time at the Pile it On Challange, Elizabeth (DT)

SmilynStef said...

Love that woodland scene ... so very glad you celebrated our Hybrid Holidays with us at Jingle Belles.

nnalorac said...

Gorgeous card, love the reindeers. Thanks for sharing on AYLI. Carol xx

Zw@@n said...

Lovely card! Cute reindeers and colours. Thank you for playing along with us at As You Like It. Luv, Wilma