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Sunday, 21 October 2012

Animals at PanPastel UK

Good morning, our theme this week at PanPastel UK is 'Animals' so I've decided to make another card for the Christmas Box. I've had this card in my head for a while so it was good to have chance to actually make it. As always our lucky winner will receive a fab PanPastel Starter set from our lovely sponsor Berni at Your Creativity Store.

I began by creating a scene using PanPastels and stamps from Stampendous (stamped with distress inks). I made a frame by using some waste from die cutting which I coloured with ultramarine blue tint PanPastel and the stamped with a Stampers Anonymous music stamp and versamark ink, I then dusted shades of brown PanPastel over the top. I used the same technique for the Christmas Carols' sentiment and cut it out to top the frame.  'The polka dot card is from Hunky Dory, distressed with a kraft knife and more brown PanPastels. I used Burnt Sienna and white panpastels to shade the reindeer die cuts, the spots are actually a snow stamp embossed with white EP. You can see the details a bit better in these pics.

I've added pastel blue seam binding ribbon, a little wooden button, bakers twine and some little beige faux berries. I also added some delicate holly die cuts, I was lucky enough to with this lovely die from the generous Teresa a couple of weeks ago.

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
ABC Christmas: anything goes
Craft a Scene: Majestic Mountains
Fussy and Fancy: Anything goes
Jingle Belles: living creatures
Sparkles Forum: Traditional Christmas
Stamp and Create: winter Wonderland

Thanks for visiting today
Have a lovely Sunday, 
Claire xx


  1. A fabulous scene Claire and I love how you made and added the frame.
    Happy Sunday.
    Hugs Brenda xox

  2. I see, Christmas is coming soon, your card looks fabulous.

  3. Gorgeous card Claire, I love how you've framed your scene and the 2 deer are perfect ! Sue C x

  4. Stunning creation hun, just love those reindeer die cuts!

    Thank you for sharing with us at Sparkles Christmas, good luck!
    Hugs Shell xx

  5. Oh my - this is another fabulous creation. Your scene behind the die cut frame is beautiful and the whole card is a masterpiece.
    Beryl xx

  6. I like this Claire and I love those reindeer, may have to use this idea with the frame.
    Jenny xx

  7. This stunning Claire, I love the scene and the deer around the outside. The holly die cuts look so delicate, but gorgeous.

    Sue x

  8. WOW! This is stunning Claire. The scene you have created is so beautiful. I love ever single detail


  9. Hi Claire, your scene again this week is beautiful, love all the deer surrounding the card, just gorgeous. Have a great weekend. x

  10. This is gorgeous Claire, I love how you have embossed the snowflakes on the reindeer

    Thank you for joining in at sparkles this time

    Jackie x

  11. Wow, awesome card Claire, hugs, marion

  12. Hi Claire,

    Super wintery scene I really like the prancing reindeers and climbing holly (oh dear anther die I need).

    Thanks so much for sharing with us at Craft a Scene challenge this month.

    B x

  13. Gorgeous. You seem to whip these masterpieces up so effortlessly. Love those reindeer die cuts.

  14. Lovely card, love how you have framed the scene and added the reindeer

  15. Love those perfectly colored reindeer ... gorgeous holiday scene ... so glad you joined our Creature Feature at Jingle Belles.

  16. hello Claire,

    beautiful wintercard!! ooo...the deers are so amazing on this card.
    thank you for joining at craft a scene.

  17. Those deer are so gorgeous, really beautiful winter scene!

  18. oh my gosh, what a ♥FABULOUS♥ and amazing card! so many clever details from the beautifully stamped scene to the PERFECT use of those awesome TH reindeer to... well, everything about this is just totally wonderful! thanks for sharing this in our "holiday creature feature" at JINGLE BELLES! ♥

  19. It's lovely Clare and I see that it is a scene within a scene too. Thank you for joining us at craft a Scene this month. NancyD

  20. An adorable creation Claire. Love the beautiful scene and the deer embellies are fabulous.
    Hugs, Fliss xx

  21. Oh gosh! Was on my way to check out your FSC piece and this caught my eye! GORGEOUS! Love what you did with this and those little dears are so realistic! Love it!

  22. A brilliant card!

    Thank you for sharing at Sparkles Christmas Challenges this time
    Good luck in the draw

    Shaz x

  23. This is such a beautiful card :)

  24. What a cute card! You dont' usually see stamping mixed with die cuts in this way. I love it. Really really nice.

  25. This is absolutely gorgeous-great design!!

  26. A really lovely card, beautifully framed too. Thank you for entering Craft a Scene this month and showing us your snowy mountains. xx Maggie

  27. A totally gorgeous card, such a great design!
    Thanks for playing at ABC Christmas :)

  28. Love the way you've framed the card with the deer - gorgeous - thanks for sharing with us at Fussy & Fancy Friday
    Debbie xx

  29. Gorgeous card!! Thanks for playing along with the ABC Christmas Challenge. We will have another fun challenge starting tomorrow. We hope you will play along again soon!!
    ABC Christmas Challenge DT


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