Wednesday 4 October 2017


Good morning... over at Creative Moments we're celebrating World Smile Day (Fri 6th October) so the optional theme for this fortnight's challenge is 'Smile'. A smile makes everyone feel better and with all the terrible things going on in the world at present it's a good time to make the effort to spread a little happiness. Our lovely sponsors this time are Creative Bug and Sheepski Designs and as soon as I saw this fantastic image I knew I'd have to use thank you Sheepski! Well, it really makes me smile anyway! For the above card I used the image just as it was, keeping my card design very CAS. I printed the image onto a piece of white cardstock, coloured it in greyscale apart from his fabulous shiny red nose. The sentiment is stamped. I enjoyed making it so much I made some more...
This time I cropped the image (my new favourite thing to do with digis!) coloured it with copics and stuck it into an aperture in a piece of DP. the pom pom is covered with stickles glitter. I die cut the letters and added a tiny LOTV tag.

I used the cropped version again on the third card, cut right round it and adhered to black cardstock , matted onto DP. white gel pen around edges of DP. 'Fluffy puffy stuff' on the pompom. Stamped and embossed sentiment.
These cards were really fun and very quick to make, the only thing that took time was the colouring..but that's a pleasure :) I think they make great Christmas cards for men!

Now it's your turn to make us smile, just click here to visit the Challenge blog and add your own fabulous creations. 
Thanks for calling by

Challenges entered:
mmmchallenge #56 animal antics
crazychallenge. #258 add an animal
crimbo-crackers #142 reindeer


Henry said...

I just love visiting your nice blog!!! Your cards definitely put a smile on my face!!!! You're so talented!!!

Chrissy said...

He is fun and cute with his pearly white smile Chris..FABulous set of cards..


Unknown said...

Great cards, that reindeer is fab !
Hugs Kaz x

Julieanne..aka pinkjools said...

LOL....Chris....What great cards....Just love the fun images....Joolsx

EmmaT said...

haha Fantastic fun set and image, certainly made me smile. Thank you for joining us at Make My Monday. Emma

Jenny L said...

Hi Chris,
brilliant cards and they did make me smile.
Your designs are brilliantly created as always.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Pat K said...

LOL...did this make me chuckle. Brilliant card Chris. Thank you so much for playing along with us at Winter Wonderland. hugs, Pat K xx

Janis Lewis said...

This makes me smile too. Thanks for sharing at The Merry Christmas Challenge.
Janis, Owner/DT

Pat said...

They certainly made me smile Chris, three lovely cards and as you say they would make great cards for men. Have a good weekend.

Pat xx

aussie aNNie said...

What a real cheery up card my lovely Chris, thanks.
getting back onto my feet after the influenza strain and commenting..

scrappymo! said...

These are all hilarious!
I saw a great senitment said, "Smile, while you still have teeth".

Sue - said...

What a great set of teeth! Love your smiley cards. Thanks for joining us at Make My Monday.

Cindy said...

LOL! Great cards. I just made a card with this image, too. Thanks for sharing with us at Winter Wonderland.