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Monday 26 November 2018

CCM #223 Anything But A Card

Our challenge today at Crafty Cardmakers, and hosted by Angela, is Anything but a Card.

I made two sleighs, a large one and a smaller one.

Large Sleigh 2

Both started off as plain mdf, the rails of which I painted with silver acrylic paint. On both of them I covered the main body of the sleigh with some lovely foiled paper I have had in a stash since forever!

Small Sleigh

I glittered the edges of both sleighs with red glitter glue to hide anywhere my cutting out might not have been up to scratch, and also to give them a more Christmassy feel.

I used various Christmas berry picks and clusters to decorate them, along with poinsettia fabric flowers and metal snowflakes. The smaller sleigh was filled with cinnamon sticks and pine cones, dipped in gesso and glitter to simulate snow.

Both sleighs were glued down onto some old scraps of a cardboard box which I gessoed and the covered with artificial snow, mixed in with transparent mica flakes and glitter. The Reindeer were just painted brown and darker brown for their antlers.

The most difficult thing I found was attaching the reins, which just kept slipping off as they were just a soft silk thread.

Unfortunately I forgot to take a picture of them both together to show the different size scale of them, and one has been sent to my Daughter for a decoration for her house.

A Inky Mess – #26 Anything Mixed Media Goes
Alphabet Challenge – R is for Reindeer
Bastel-Traum – #71 Winter/Christmas
Challenge Up Your Life – #101 Winter Animals
Craft Rocket Challenge – #54 Christmas Is Coming
Crafteezee – Nov: Anything But a Card
Crafty Hazelnut’s Patterned Paper – Nov: Anything Goes with Patterned Paper
Creative Craft Cottage – #113 Christmas is Coming
Creative Knockouts – #273 Snow Much Fun
Daisy Chain Challenges – #25 Christmas/Winter
Fabrika Fantasy – #26 Christmas/Winter
Hiding In My Craft Room – #'380 Any Holiday
Rhedd’s Creative Challenge – Nov: Anything Mixed Media
We Love2Create – #14 Anything Creative/Mixed Media Goes

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  1. Wow this is so lovely. Great how you decorated them.
    Thanks for playing with us at Creative Knockouts.
    Good luck!! Michelle (DT)

  2. The sleighs are so cool...beautifully crafted....
    Thank you for joining us again this month at Rhedd's Creative Spirit...x

  3. They are so delightful and quite beautiful too. Have a great day!

  4. Won't these look great in your holiday decorating? Thank you for joining us at Rhedd's Creative Spirit Challenge this month.

  5. These are beautiful Lin.

  6. Beautiful sleighs for decoration, I love the berries! Thanks for joining us at Rhedd's Creative Spirit challenge!

  7. Lovely creation, well done! Thanks for joining us at Craft Rocket Challenges.

    groetjes, Ellen

  8. Wow, these are gorgeous, Lin! I love everything about them. from the foiled paper, to to the artificial snow they are placed on ;o) Thank you so much for sharing with us at Challenge Up Your Life ;o))) Have a wonderful Sunday and happy crafting, yours Maike

  9. A wonderful project. Thanks for playing along with us at Alphabet Challenges. Caz. DT.

  10. Fabulous projects! Thanks for sharing with us at Creative Craft Cottage!


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