Tuesday, November 23, 2010

I was feeling Challenged today.....

I'm early for the Tag Tuesday Challenge (that's a new thing for me) and I'm squeaking in just in time for the Play Date Cafe Challenge. Both are color challenges, using 2 of the same colors so why not go for two.

Play Date Cafe enticed me with Olive, Red and Turquoise so I made a little winter scene with my favorite little "Winking Reindeer"......
I'm also entering this in the month-long challenge at Hero Arts as I used an the acrylic block stamping technique on the background.

Louise at Kard Krazy challenged us to make tags using Red, Turquoise and Navy. I actually started this tag yesterday..another mosaic background with the old HA shadow stamp.
 I set it aside because I wasn't sure how to finish it. Thank you, Louise! All it needed was some red! That spiffed it right up in a jiffy. I'm calling the gold embossing a holiday neutral so I hope this will fit the color constraints.

~ Psalms 95:1-2 ~
Come, let us sing for joy to the Lord;
let us shout aloud to the Rock of our salvation.
Let us come before Him with Thanksgiving
and extol Him with music and song.

Reindeer card~
Paper: Cosmo Cricket Mitten Weather Patterned Paper, White cardstock-Neenah Solar White
Stamps: Hero Arts- Winking Reindeer H5457, Season's Greetings CG223, Lace Background S5341, La Letter K5344, Holiday Sayings CL343.
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Tim Holtz Distress inks- Barn Door, Crushed Olive, Broken China, Forest Moss.
Gold gems-Michaels, Black gem- Hero Arts.
Jute twine.
Corner Chomper

Reindeer Tag~
White tag
Stamps: Hero Arts- Shadow Stamp 1 A1873, Three Holiday Messages LL956, Swirl Christmas CL469, Holiday Sayings CL343.  
Memory Box-Night Before Clear Set CL141
Ink: Tim Holtz Distress Ink- Stormy Sky, Chipped Sapphire, Aged Mahogany. Versamark Watermark ink.
Ranger Gold Embossing Powder, Xmas Red Stickles.
Gold and Jute twine.


  1. Nancy!! LOVE your winking deer card!!! Fantastic tag too!

  2. The deer is adorable and great use of the colors! Cute card. Love the richness of the blue and gold on your lovely tag!

  3. Lovely holiday card and tag, cute paper pieced deer. Thanks for playing at the PDCC.

  4. your tag is so elegant - it is beautiful!

  5. These are beautiful! Love the colours on the tag :)

  6. Had to come visit before heading to bed. Love your reindeer card! Great take on the challenge colors and that tag is so pretty with the rich blues and gold embossing!

    Hugs and a very Happy Thanksgiving to you, my friend! :)

  7. Good morning Nancy! What a great way to use the colors on your tag - there are so many ways to be creative with a color scheme - don't you just love this kind of creativity?!
    Blessings to you for this new day!

  8. Your winking reindeer is adorable...I love his blinged-up antlers! The gold embossing on the mosaic background is really beautiful! Lovely projects! :o)

  9. Both of your card and tag are Beautiful! Great Work!

  10. Looks fantastic with the gold embossing on your tag Nancy - adorable card, too :)

  11. Great use of the color schemes!


  12. Love your two-toned blue background, Nancy. And that gold embossing is such an elegant touch. Just love gold for Christmas! Gorgeous tag!

  13. Wonderful card and beautiful tag. Love the gold embossed reindeer.

  14. Adorable card, Nancy! You are doing wonders with that reindeer!

  15. Such a smart idea to incorporate this into 2 challenges! Love the fresh combination of colors here! I don't work with olive green too much, but the prettiness of its shade is starting to get to me! ;)

  16. Such lovely color combos, and such beautiful projects! I especially love that tag... the gold is the perfect accent for the Tag Tuesday color challenge (yes, neutral, I'm with you!) :)

  17. I LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOVE this card! I love love love those trees and that reindeer! FAB job:) Thanks so much for playing along with us and joining in the fun over at the PDCC!! We appreciate and love our players:}

  18. Love the card and tha tag! That deer is cute and I love the trees!

  19. i SO love your winking reindeer cards! how does a girl get on your christmas card list??!! LOL!
    happy thanksgiving nancy!! it's a sunny day although a bit of santa ana winds kicking around all last night & right now! can't complain though!

  20. Beautifully embossed reindeer. Lovely tag. TFS. Lynne M

  21. lovely card and beautiful tag, Nancy! love the "forest" that you created for the reindeer and the background on the tag is so pretty! wonderful work!

  22. Thank you for sharing your adorable card! Too cute!!

    Happy Holidays!
    Please come and visit my blog too!

    Jessica Lynn

  23. your card is just perfect!! gorgeous tag!

  24. I love your red reindeer! :) So cute! Your tag is gorgeous too Nancy!


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