Wednesday, March 5, 2014

A very "deer" birthday card and a few challenges


I'm playing along with a few challenges with this "deer" little card. It's challenge #3 at the new Craft Hoarders Anonymous challenge blog. The theme this week is "Vintage or Retro". Heck, that's not right up my alley, that's at my front door. The central image of this card is cut from a 1953 French Farmer's magazine. This little deer is a favorite of hunters and is called a chevreuil in French. They're very small (to just about a meter in height) and quite common in our forests. Noteno priceless magazine was harmed in the making of this card; I only cut from the ones that are already falling apart (just so you know). The sentiment on the outside and inside were generated from my computer.



I'm also playing along with Cardz 4 Guyz challenge #8 "Nature". I was sorry to see the Cards for Men challenge stop in December of last year and am glad there's a new male challenge to once again participate in.


I'm also entering this card in Everybody Art Challenge #268 to use "Light green and brown".

I've used the sketch (flipped) from Tuesday Morning Sketches #239.


Material
PaperMahé cardstock
Topperdeer image from 1953 French farmer's magazine
DiesDie-namics rectangles
Embellishmentsribbon, pearls
FontEdwardian Script ITC

17 comments:

  1. This is such a 'dear' card, I love your design and of course using such a vintage image makes it special. Thanks for sharing with us again at Crdz 4 Guyz. Congratulations on winning in the Top 3 last week. Caz

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  2. Oh dear me! I love your card. Such a sweet image and the layout is awesome! Thanks for joining us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous!

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  3. You are a very clever to reuse the magazine image like this. What a great male card and thanks for joining us again this week at Cardz4Guyz. :)

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  4. Oh, my "deer" what a lovely card you have created! The subtle shine of the ribbon beneath this gorgeous vintage image adds a wonderful feeling of luxury. And I love the play on words! Thanks for playing along in the Craft Hoarders Anonymous Challenge #3!

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  5. Love the vintage image (and the disclaimer that no magazine was hurt in the making of it)
    Beautiful card.
    Thanks for playing with us at Craft Hoarders Anon :)

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  6. Beautifully done vintage work. Thanks for joining us at Craft Hoarders Anon.

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  7. I so enjoy seeing masculine cards as they are very difficult for me to create. Love the 'deer' sentiments.

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  8. Adorable card! Love the saying inside!

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  9. It is awesome to see you using up some of your hoarded, vintage items! I love this dear image. It reminds of a book I used to read as a child called "Fawn Baby." ;) Thanks for playing along with us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous!

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  10. So pretty! I just love that sweet deer.

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  11. This is so beautiful!!! Thanks so much for sharing it with us at Craft Hoarders!!

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  12. This is such a beautiful card!! I love your image!!
    Thanks for playing along with us this week at Tuesday Morning Sketches!!

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  13. I absolutely love the image in this card! It reminds me of my grandpa, he loved hunting white tailed dear here in the US while he was alive. It brings back fond memories of him. Thank you for sharing with us at CHACB!

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  14. my "dear" this is beautiful :) love the image and the green ribbon to make it pop :)

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  15. Fabulous card Shani, love the deer image...so manly. Thanks for joining us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous Challenge Blog!

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  16. Not only is this vintage, it's vintage!! Love how you've incorporated that old magazine art into your card. . .it's gorgeous!Thanks for joining us and sharing your style at Craft Hoarders Anonymous!

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  17. Such an unusual image - just perfect for a masculine card and our Nature challenge

    Thanks for playing along at Cardz 4 Guyz this week x

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