Wednesday 21 November 2012

Leap of Joy

When I saw the sketch over at Sketch Saturday I knew that I would just have to use it, and what is more I could just 'see' which image to use too along with the rows of bells cut files I would have to make to recreate what was in my head. Everything is easier said than done of course!

I had the image already, that of Crissy Armstrong's 'Leap of Joy' & I coloured this seasonal deer with Promarkers to match my chosen papers from Heather Jolly. Doesn't he look proud in his velvet attire?  It was the cut file for my row of jingling bells to match those on the deer's festive outfit that really stretched those 'little grey cells' this week. Welding circles, ellipses, parts of ellipses & layering - just to create my jingle bells. I did, you might have noticed, also cut the word 'Joy' on the front. The holly wasn't one of my own files, but one from Cre8tive Cutz & although very tempted to make it nice & dimensional managed to restrain myself & kept it all nice & flat instead so it will go through the post more easily & cheaply. Like the snow beneath the deer's feet, the holly was then duly 'Stickled' for a nice, crisp frost.

Card open - following the design layout loosely on the inside too.
I created more cut-files for the back/inside of the card to give me a narrower version of the bells on the front & added a further set between the sentiment I made myself on the PC and the box I added to sign in later.

Thanks for looking today.

Tine :)

Challenges I would like to enter this card for are:
Sketch Saturday - design sketch
Whimsy - traditional Christmas colours
Our Daily Bread - Winter holiday (Christmas or Thanksgiving)
Holly Jolly - Christmas + 3 things beginning with 'R' (reindeer, red, row of bells)
Craft Room - die cuts/punches
Whoopsi Daisy - diecuts/punches
Creative Cutting - Christmas + SVG or similar (every element was a cutfile as I even cut the papers & image as print & cuts using my Silhouette Cameo)
Crafty Pad - it's beginning to look at lot like Christmas
Bunny Zoe - Christmas
Little Claire's - Christmas
OSAAT - use a digi
Crafts & Me - (creative) circles (the rows of bells)
Joanna Sheen - cold & frosty
Crazy - inside of the card
My Mum's Craft Shop - inspired by a song (I heard the bells on Christmas Day - trad. carol)
Eclectic Ellapu - either layering/ interactive /'openable'
Pan Pastel - red & green
Dream Valley - anything goes
My Grafico - anything goes
Forever Friends - anything goes
Creative Moments Bloggers Network - anything goes.


  1. What a wonderful card.

    Hugs Riet.xx

  2. Gorgeous card I love the reindeer and the layout is fab. Caroline xxx

  3. Very the row of bells and reindeer together! Thanks for joining us at Holly Jolly this week!

  4. Love this gorgeous card,great image fab

  5. Beautiful card Tine, I love the image and fabulous colouring..

    Luv CHRISSYxx

  6. JUst GORgeous!
    A FABulous image and LOve your colours.

  7. This is such a cute, fun Christmas card..Thanks so much for sharing with us at Craft-Room...Esther xx

  8. Beautiful card - I love that image!

    Thanks for joining us at One Stitch at a Time this week, and good luck!

  9. This is a lovely Christmas card, great design and beautifully coloured image.
    Thank you for joining us at The Crafty Pad this week.

  10. A awesome card, colouring is beautiful. A wonderful Chrissy card.

  11. This is gorgeous, love the fabulous image.......Thanks for playing along at Joanna Sheen challenge.
    Wendy xx

  12. Wow, your card is simply outstanding!! Love every detail. Thanks so much for joining us at Creative Cutting Challenge!
    DT Leader

  13. What a beautiful card!
    Thanks for playing along with Creative Cutting Challenges!
    <3 Pam

  14. Card looks great Tine. Love that image it looks fabulous. Great layout - thanks for sharing with us at Holly Jolly. Regards Meighan

  15. Fabulous card, beautiful colours!
    Thank you for sharing at Craft-Room Diecuts and punches Challenge,
    good luck;-))m

  16. What a fab card. I love the image- not seen it before. Gorgeous colours and I love the bell diecuts!! Thanks so much for joining us at Sketch Saturday this week, hope to see you again soon! x

  17. hello Tine , how fabulous is this , and so colourful a wonderful card well done .
    A Fabulous entry to our “Die Cuts and Punches ” Challenge ,and thank you for joining us at Whoopsi Daisy Challenge this week Good Luck Hugs Elaine

  18. A beautiful card, love the image and papers you have used. Thanks for sharing it with us at Whoopsi Daisy for our ‘Dies & Punches’ challenge. Hope to see you next week. Hugs Christine x

  19. Hello Tine, well how I'm going to phrase this without hurting peeps feelings is beyond me. I LOVE IT, absolutely took my breath away when I saw this, in fact OH was surprised because I gasped out loud and said 'oh that's so beautiful'. It really is a wonderful card and who ever gets it is going to love it - i would frame it.
    Thank you so much for joining us at Creative Moments this fortnight for the Anything Goes challenge. We really appreciate it and hope to see you again for the next challenge Karen Creative Moments Design Team

  20. Beautiful Christmas card. Lovely reindeer image. Thank you for joining us at Holly Jolly this week.

  21. Tine, this looks amazing hun! :) Love your border and what stunning colouring (as always!) :)



  22. A great Christmas card and lovely red and green colours. Thanks for linking to PanPastel UK this week.
    hugs {brenda} xox

  23. Lovely card. All the layers are perfect for our challenge at Eclectic Ellapu. The reindeer image is beautiful. Wonderful job with the bells, I struggle a bit too with merging images. Great card.

  24. Gorgeous card, love the image and well, just about everything, Linda x

  25. What a beautiful card!! I just love your reindeer and the design inside and out. Thanks for joining the Our Daily Bread Designs Shining the Light challenge this week!

  26. Beautiful! fab image and gorgeous papers. Thank you for joining us at OSAAT this week. Good luck. Hugs, Jill x

  27. How lovely! You did an incredible job on the reindeer! So glad you've joined us at Creative Cutting Challenge.
    Vicki - CCC DT

  28. Really cute image!! I love your card!! Thanks for playing along with us at One Stitch At A Time!! Good luck :) I hope we see you again next week!!

    - Susan, DT @ OSAAT

  29. It's a beautiful card. I love the colouring of the stamp. Thanks for joining us at The Crazy Challenge.

    groetjes, Ellen

  30. This is such a gorgeous christmas card and I just love the sparkly colours of that reindeer. Thanks for playing at Whoopsi Daisy and good luck. Hope to see you back monday for a new challenge. Bettina xx

  31. Hi Tine,

    This is stunning...the coloring/shadowing is awesome..looks like that dear could jump right off the card. Beautiful creating.


  32. Adorable. Thanks for joining us at crafts and me.
    Hugs Tracy x.

  33. Adorable card. Thank you for joining us at Creative Cutting Challenges.

    CCC DT

  34. Wow what a fantastic card! So many elements to it, just stunning. The inside looks almost as good as the outside of the card. Thanks for joining us at Creative Cutting Challenge

  35. A lovely festive card. Thank you for joining Little Claire's blog challenge.

  36. I love this! Thanks for playing along with us at WS xx Jan

  37. An absolutely stunning card, I really love it. Thanks for entering your card into our Monthly 'Anything Goes' Challenge, Good luck in the draw and we hope you will join us again for the next challenge at Forever Friends.
    Diane x

  38. Hope you had a lovely Christmas and all the best for 2013
    Ruth x

  39. I love the jingle bell border! It is simply wonderful!