Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Confession and announcement

I have a confession: I made my first card for Christmas 2014 the day after Christmas 2013.  I know, right?  Crazy!!  But that leads me to the announcement: I was asked to join the newly formed Design Team for Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra!!!  Such an honor and so very exciting!  Our Design Team Debut is today, January 1,  and as it is a Christmas Challenge, I had to make a Christmas card.  So, here it is:

Is not this little reindeer the cutest ever??!!  Oh, I just love him!  He looks just like a sweet stuffed animal and I just want to hug him!  And the paper?  I picked it up on clearance at Marshall's the day after Christmas as it is a Christmas pack.  Now it's time to get started on your Christmas card crafting.  It's never too early to start.  Hop on over the the Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra and play along.  You have all month and it is "anything Christmas goes".

Christmas at Sweet Stamping--Let it snow (I've got snowflakes!)
Charisma Cardz #49--anything goes
Hy Heart Pieces--Can you Digi it?
Milk Coffee Challenge--any Christmas project
Stamping with Dragon--last minute Christmas (or very first thing Christmas)
Di's Digi Designs--anything Christmas
Fussy & Fancy--chocolate inspiration (I went with the colors of chocolate)
Southern Girls--Christmas Wishes
Brown Sugar--winter
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge--anything Christmas goes (yes, there are two challenges and you can enter both!)
Wags & Whiskers--Christmas
The Squirrel & the Fox #60--anything goes
Christmas Card Challenge #5--anything (Christmas) goes

Stamps: Bugaboo Stamps "Plush Reindeer"; Verve "Merry & Bright"
Punches: Fiskars apron border punch; Martha Stewart snowflake punch
Papers: American Crafts Christmas pack


Hazel said...

I'm so glad to have you on the DT, Heather - and thank you for sharing such a lovely card and also entering it for CHNC challenge 157 - hope to see more of your Christmas crafting soon. x

Pia S said...

It's so sweet and I do like your choice of colors and design for this card!

Crafting Vicky said...

very cute card!!!! Love that DP you have used for it.

Thanks for joining our fortnightly challenge here at Wags ‘n whiskers. Hope you will join us next time DT Crafting Vicky

happyglitzygirl said...

Get in early I say...gorgeous card, thanks for playing along with us at Brown Sugar, blessings Hilde

La Papera Gialla said...

Oh I started my cards for Chrsitmas 2014 the week before Christmas 2013... I'm glad I'm not alone in my passion for Christmas cards!
And congratulations for your achievement!
Thanks for joining us at Christmas Cards Challenge this week!
Monica - CCC DT

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

SUPER SUPER cute! LOVE that patterned paper with the snowflake and reindeer! FAB coloring for the reindeer--- I love that you were able to get your 2014 Christmas cards started already:) You rock!

THANKS so much for leaving some love on my blog! <3 You've made my day <3

Craftdee said...

Cute card, perfect for the "Anything Christmas" challenge at Di's Digi Designs
Hope you can join us in the new challenge starting today too, Donna ♥

PennyRae's Mandala Creation's said...

Cute card. Thanks for joining us at My Heart Pieces. PennyRae DT

kanatanewf said...

oh my goodness...I have to agree that the little reindeer is the cutest! Thanks for joining us this week at the Sister Act Card Challenge! Sheena B.

Rose said...

thrilled to be on this fun dt with you girl :)
such an adorable card!!!!

Tina said...

really lovely card , just love him! Thank you for joining us at Stamping with the Dragon. Hugs Tina (DT) xx

* Shell B.* said...

Super cute card Heather, adorable image & design!
Thank you for entering our challenge at Southern Girls.... good luck in the draw.
We love it if you could join us again in our future challenges.
¸..• ´¨¨)) -:¦:-¸.•´ .•´¨¨))*((¸¸.•´ ..•´
Shell in Alaska ~ SG DT

Shelly said...

Fabulous card! I love the dp and you've embellished it beautifully.

Monika/Buzsy said...

What a darling card Heather. Love that cute image. Congrats on being on the DT! :) Good for you making your first Christmas card that soon.

MaryH said...

Heather, congratulations on being selected for Hazels DT, and I absolutely love your adorable reindeer with his puzzled expression. Perfect paper to show him off as well. Kudoes for finding it on sale as well. TFS & will be joining as a new follower. Hope you'll find time to visit me too. Hugs