Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Bah Humbug Reindeer

Hello Friends -

I'm back with another Bah Humbug challenge.  This week the ladies of the manor decided we needed to use reindeer in our creations.  Now, they mentioned cute reindeer or elegant reindeer, well, that had me thinking.  Are there any other types of reindeer Christmas cards?  I found a different kind.  I think it is so ugly that it is cute (but then I'm biased, maybe it is a card only the creator could love?).

What do you think?  Donna at Popsicle Toes turned me onto this wonderful artist, Lily Chilvers, and her Etsy Store, Octopode Factory.  You need to understand, Donna has an incredible style and always makes a digi shine.  I, on the other hand, needed Glossy Accents to even come close to having this little guy shine.  The Glossy Accents are on his nose and hooves.

Now, I've been wanting to use one of Lily's incredible drawings for a long time but I never found the right place for them.  That is until now.  Can you believe here it is almost Halloween and I find a way to put something a bit quirky in a Christmas card?  This digi can be found here.  After I bought this one and a couple of others, Lily posted three more Christmas digis.  She even has a girl reindeer, now.  I would go check them out.  They are a ton of fun.

I made the design paper myself using MS Word and the Chiller font.  The sentiment is done up with the same font.

OK, for everyone wanting a more traditional card, how about this one?

This digi is part of a set of 4 called Inky Critters over at Tiddly Inks.  You can find it right here.  The sentiment is a rubber stamp from Michaels.  I colored this one, like the first one, with my ProMarkers and Dick Blick alcohol markers.  The sentiment is stamped with cocoa ink from Memento.

So, now for my exciting news.  Next week I start my month at Humbug Hall.  Can you believe I get to guest design for a whole month? Wait until you see some of the creations I've been cooking up.  I hope they meet with everyone's approval.

I'm just hoping Barb has taken care of all the spiders at the Hall.  If not, Max and Ann had better have an extra sturdy table because I plan on sitting on top of it the entire month.

So, check back next Friday for my first Guest Designer spot at Humbug Hall until then, I have a few t-shirts to share and hopefully some fun birthday cards.  I have been designing my own birthday subway art.


Carol said...

Two great cards, love the quirky reindeer on the first. Look forward to seeing your makes as a GDT next month. Carol x

Ann said...

Both these cards are just so much fun. I really love the quirky reindeer and your backing paper is perfect to show him off. Must check out that site as soon as I get chance.
Looking forward to having you on the team next week.
As to the spiders -eeeeeeeeek still one or two big hairy ones about so watch out!
Ann xxx
Bah! Humbug! DT

Barb said...

That is one crazy reindeer! Love it! In fact, I really like both cards! I've had such fun with the ladies at Humbug Hall this week and I look forward to seeing your fantastic creations next month! As for the spiders, Max and I saved those hairy ones for Ann since she was AWOL most of the month!

Barb, Guest Designer