Thursday, 14 April 2016

Rodney the Reindeer

Evening crafty peeps, I hope you have had a good day. I started off with a ride in the early morning sunshine and spotted bluebells bursting out along the way. The verges and hedgerows are markedly greener than the weekend and the lawn needed mowing again today. I do believe that spring is finally making an appearance.

On that note...I have a Christmas card to share!!




Let me introduce Rodney. I bought him, together with Derrick the fox a while back, put them away (as you do) and forgot all about them until I saw the latest challenge theme at ABC Christmas.







He was coloured with my Promarkers to match the Studiolight paper pad. The snow was stickled but for the background I had a dig around and found my little Twinkling H2o pots and used one of those for the snowy sky. I had forgotten how fabulous they look and will be definitely using them more often in future. the Little sentiment came from an Inkylicious set. 

I am joining in here

A Snowflake's Promise #20 - Anything Goes


I have a fancy for something cheesy so think I might go and knock up some cheese scones.

Whatever you are eating have a good evening!! xx


43 comments:

Carole said...

Your early morning ride sounds lovely
Adorable image, love the colour combo
Hugs Carole x

Julieanne..aka pinkjools said...

Hi Sarah....Brilliant card....the image me smile...such a happy chappie....great colours and love the papers....Spring has come to Suffolk to even the apple tree is in bud....Joolsx

Laine said...

Full of fun and christmas spirit Sarah. Love the image. We have bluebells out in the garden, so spring is sprunging!
Laine
xx

Jules said...

This is gorgeous Sarah .. .. such beautiful papers and a great fun image.

Hope all is well at your end.

Love Jules xx

cotnob said...

A super Christmas card Sarah, Rodney is cute and you have chosen lovely colours.
Pauline
x

Kelly Lloyd said...

Great Christmas card.. I wish I had started mine already, just can't seem to get my mojo for them
Hugs Kelly

Carol S. said...

Brilliant fun card. A great image, Rodney!! priceless! Hugs, Carol S.xx

Debra Kenworthy said...

Wonderful Christmas card Sarah! Love Rodney and your colouring. The papers look fab.
I hope your scones were a success and you enjoyed them. Debra x

brenda said...

It certainly is greening up Sarah and the paddocks are looking good, albeit saturated after nearly 24 hours of rain.

I do like those Nordic papers which compliment Rodney's hat a treat.

B x

Brenda said...

Rodney is darling! I love the way your banners echo the design in his hat! Glad Spring is heading your way...my favorite season! Have a wonderful weekend!

Debs said...

Fabulous card Sarah - Rodney is adorable!! Love the snowy sky and gorgeous colour combo.
It is definitely all looking far more 'lush' in my part of the world too - makes the daily walk along the canal path far more interesting.
Have a great day.
Debs xx

Veerle said...

Fun card Sarah and lovely on that wood background.
Hugs, Veerle

Rainey's Craft Room said...

A fun and fabulous card for our challenge here at ABC Christmas this week. Love that wood plank background it works so well with the Nordic theme paper banners.
Lorraine

Pamellia Johnson said...

Fabulous Christmas card Sarah! Rodney is adorable, what a fun holiday character! The wood background works well with your patterned banners. hugs :)

meg said...

Super cute image, great to see that you have chosen a paper to match the hat and lovely shades of blue

raven said...

I just adore Rodney. Great card. Thankyou so much for sharing with us at a Snowflakes Promise. Good Luck..Genny DT xxx

coops said...

So stunning Sarah.I love your backing papers and design and your design is fab :D

xx coops xx

Alanna said...

Super cute card. Thanks for joining us this week at Christmas Card Challenges. Also, your card has been featured on our Facebook page.

https://www.facebook.com/christmascardchallenges/

*Vicki* said...

Oh I just love the sound of your early morning ride! :) Your Christmas card is absolutely adorable!! Love the image along with the wood grain background!! Have a lovely weekend! HUGS

Asha said...

Love the country feel of this card, Sarah.
x Asha

Sue said...

Hi Sarah, this is a gorgeous card. I love Rodney and you have coloured him beautifully. I also like your super card design - fab papers.
Sue...xxx

Lorraine said...

This is gorgeous Sarah, love the cute image and pretty papers
Lorraine x

Crafts-by-Alison.blogspot.com said...

Sarah fantastic card love Rodney he is a cutie. Love Alison xx

Debbie said...

Really sweet card deRie. Fun too. Thanks for joining in with us over at Sparkles Christmas. Good luck. Hugs X X X

Jenny L said...

Hi Sarah,
playing catch up with my comments yet again as hubby had an hospital appointment yesterday.
ooooooooooooo! Rodney is brilliant, and your have coloured him in perfectly.
Love the sparkle, and your super design also.
Have a very wonderful weekend.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Karon said...

Fabulous fun card and love the way you say Spring is here and then give us a Christmas card LOL! TFS

Lisa xx said...

oh how fab, isn't Rodney a handsome chap....and beautifully matched papers too

After lunch on Wednesday, Alistair and I decided to go out for a drive through the Kent countryside, and it was glorious to see the bluebells in the more woody areas

Shirley-Anne Barber said...

What a fun card design .Love the image . Thanks for sharing with us at Christmas card Challenges

Inkyfingers said...

What a fun image Sarah - his expression really cracks me up! Love the texture of the snow and the sparkle that the H2Os add.

aussie aNNie said...

Brilliant creation, love this image and gorgeous colours chosen. Hope you are enjoying your weekend.xx
 {aNNie}

Michelle said...

Rodney is so cute Saraha and I love the layout and design of this card. Spring is not showing through here just yet :( Michelle x

Wishcraft said...

Such a fun image, love him! Fab design and colours too, great card :o) Hugs, Lisa x

laurie said...

CUTE! I love that hat and smile,so fun.Thanks for joining us at the Christmas Card Challenge this week!

Wendy Nicola Jackson said...

Ooh yes! I LOVE this!! I'm always up for a bit of Scandi' inspired crafting!! Love the fab wooden boards paper and the fab fishtails using the Scandi' themed paper. How cute does that wee deer look in his fairisle hat too?! What a fun and fabulous Christmas card hun. Love it! Hugs, Wends x

Debbie said...

Ahh Sarah...Rodney is so cute. Love your card. I really must get back to some card making. x

Annette said...

Rodney is adorable Sarah. Hope you're having a lovely weekend.
xx

Lynne in NI said...

Heee, Rodney looks fab! Beautiful DPs too.
Hope you enjoyed those cheese scones, yummmmmmm :)

MaryH said...

Rodney is just darling, and I'm so happy you remembered where he was hiding. I thought 'viking' when I first glimpsed him, and he's handsome in his Nordic costume too. Loving that wood background with all the soft reds & blues. How clever to have the banner colors replicate the look of Rodney's outfit too. Your cheesy scones sound yummy. I think I'm hungry now, and pizza will not be nearly as tasty as cheese scones. Have a great week, and glad you had a nice ride in the Spring sunshine. Bet Surprise enjoyed it too! TFS & Hugs

Sandra H said...

This is just the cutest card ever and just perfect for our challenge over at Sparkles Christmas Challenge "A CLEAN AND SIMPLE CARD" good luck and hope to see you again next time Dt Member Sandra H xx

Babs said...

Love your cute reindeer he's so sweet, thank you for sharing your beautiful card with us at Sparkles Christmas hope to see you next time
Hugs Babs DT member x

Lorraine A said...

Super cute card Sarah, the reindeer is adorable and I love the colours and CAS design, perfect :-)

thanks for joining us on the ABC Christmas Challenge
luv
Lols x x x

Anonymous said...

hehehheheee Oh Rodney is a great chap LOVE this image will have to have a look out for him.... lovely colouring and a great image for our challenge, Thanks for joining in with our challenge at ABC Christmas Challenge,
hugs Samantha :0)

Cazro said...

A beautiful nordic card, loving the reindeer and background. Thanks for joining us at Sparkles Christmas Challenges. Hope to see you again. Caz DT.