27 July, 2017

Merry and bright

Just a simple Christmas card for a quick sign of creative life.
For my spring exhibition, I picked a couple of old Christmas cards, but I also wanted to present some new ones. As most of the old ones featured rich stitched patterns, I decided to create a couple of CAS cards, too. 
For this one, I took a picture of a deer from an old calendar and placed it on a card base of brown natural paper. Since it turned out to be too brown altogether, I placed a white embossed background paper that matches the snow on the image.
To make the transition between the background and the card's focus more obvious, I added another layer of dark brown paper.
To make the holiday message clear, I used a piece from a block of Christmas papers that says "May your days be merry and bright".
On the inside of the card, I solved the problem of too much brown with a layer of white paper that is attatched to the background through a decorative border from the same block of Christmas papers.
little contribution to the July collection of Create in Austria - artwork created by Austrians and/or in Austria.

613 avenue create: ATG
a bit more time to craft: ATG
gem of a challenge: Christmas in July
ABC Christmas challenge: N for new (new paper block), O for old (old calendar)
cardz4guyz: Christmas in July
crafting with an attitude: ATG
crafty gals corner: ATG
crafty sentiments: ATG
craftyhazelnutschristmaschallenge: ATG as long as it's Christmas (optional twist "embossing")
craftyhazelnutschristmaschallenge2: ATG as long as it's Christmas
creative inspirations: ATG
creative moments: ATG
cute card thursday: ATG
fussy and fancy: ATG
little red wagon: sing a song (Bing Cosby: "White Christmas")
love to craft: ATG 
less is more: no stamps
12 months of Christmas: oh deer!
through the craftroom door: ATG
unicorn challengeblog: Christmas in July
wortartwednesday: ATG


  1. What a lovely card with that festive image and sentiment! As a clean and simple challenge, a little more empty space would be ideal, but it's a super card. Unfortunately, we only allow a maximum of 5 challenge entries including our own so you're over our limit, but thanks anyway for playing along with us at Less is More :)

  2. A great way to create a card without using stamps and I love the winter deer image. As Esther mentioned, we do prefer to see a little more white space on our entries, and it's such a shame you've linked up to too many challenges on this occasion.
    Thanks so much for sharing with us at Less is More, Anita x

  3. great way of recycling! lovely wintry image. your composition does give a CAS feel to the card. thank you for sharing it with us at TTCRD and good luck, Theresa DT xx

  4. What a creative way to use an image from an old calendar to make s card ! Never thought of it! BTW, beautiful image and fab card ! Thanks for sharing and for playing along at Less is More!

  5. Fantastic! Thank you so much for sharing this with us at Creative Inspirations. Good luck,

  6. That image is fantastic!! I love your wonderful festive design here!! Thanks for sharing your creation with us at Cute Card Thursday! Hugs & Smiles - *Vicki*-DT member

  7. What a lovely, festive card and great that you were able to recycle from last year.
    Thanks for sharing with us at ABC Christmas Challenge.

  8. Beautiful card! Love the texture! Thank you so much for entering our ATG challenge at Through The Craft Room Door this week. Looking forward to see you again next challenge.
    Scrapbookingmamaw {My Blog}
    Through The Craft Room Door

  9. Beautiful card and some great upcycling. Thanks for joining us at Cardz for Guyz.

  10. Thanks for entering both of my CHNC challenges with your lovely crafting - hope to see you again soon. x

  11. Beautiful card! Thanks for joining us at Crafty Sentiments this week! Anna

  12. I love that this is a recycle project and a gorgeous one at that! Thanks so much for sharing it with us over at Little Red Wagon!

  13. Beautiful card!
    Thanks for playing at the ABC Christmas Challenge!
    Helen x

  14. Great creativity and recycling! Thank you for joining us over at Crafty Gals Corner Challenge. Hope to see you again soon. Best of luck this week. Jana DT/CGCC

  15. Love this! Your attention to detail to amazing! Thanks so much for sharing with us in the Love To Craft Challenge Blog's "July Anything Goes" challenge!
    Leslie, LTCCB DT
    Love To Scrap 2
    Love To Scrap!

  16. This is such a pretty Christmas card...I think it would work great for either gender! I'm really glad you shared it with us at CHNC Extra! :)

    ~Marie B -DT

  17. This is such a lovely and peaceful card, Cheiro. Beautful design. Thanks for joining us at 12 Months of Christmas Linkup. Hope to see a new creation next month.

  18. Such a lovely and pretty Christmas card. Thanks for joining us at the ABC Christmas Challenge for the 'N for New' and 'O for Old' challenge!
    Dorte x

  19. Beautiful Christmas card. Such a sweet picture.
    Thank you for joining the CWAA challenge.
    BożenA DT CWAA

  20. Such a beautiful image and card. Thanks for joining us at Cardz 4 Guyz.
    /Maria, DT

  21. Great Card
    Thx for joing us at Creative Moments
    Hugs MiaPuh Dt

  22. Fantastic! Thank you so much for sharing this with us at Creative Inspirations. Good luck,

  23. Lovely work. Thank you for joining the challenge at the 12 months of Christmas cards link up and A Bit More time to Craft. Hope to see you again next time.