Tuesday 13 July 2021

Late for a very important date!

Hello, crafting friends!

Welcome to another crafty challenge at CAS Colours and Sketches. Our host Holly has come up with a sketch for you to play with this week:

Everyone seems to be talking about 'Christmas in July'  this month and it must have rubbed off on me because I've come up with a fun festive card for my stash - and just look at the expression on this little cutie's face!

Most of my card front was masked off, leaving a two inch section for my scene. The goofy looking Rudolph is from Funky Fossil's Christmas Characters and I chuckled as I stamped him because he really does look like a reindeer who has forgotten the time and is late for a very important appointment with Santa and his sleigh!

I coloured him with coloured pencils adding in a basic blue background. The snow was added with a Posca white acrylic paint pen and I stamped a sentiment along one of the diagonals. The final detail was to draw a red line on the two lefthand edges of the scene to add a bit of depth.

So now it's your turn! There's some fabulous inspiration at the CAS Colours and Sketches blog from the design team as well as this week's special guest Michal of Scrappy Hour. You'll find the Linky Tool at our website too so  that you can upload your own creation when you're ready. Have fun - but don't forget to keep your card nice and clean and simple with plenty of that all-important clean space!

I'm linking up with some challenge sites that are asking for Christmas themes: AAA Cards has a Twinchie theme with optional Christmas in July; Less is More is looking for clean and simple cards with a Christmas theme; The Male Room wants to see Christmas cards suitable for the males in our lives; and I'm joining in with Happy Little Stampers Christmas where there's an optional Jingle Bells theme.

I think I am just about getting over the disappointment of the England football team missing out on the European Cup trophy on Sunday night. It has been a lot of fun to get together with family and friends to watch the key games in the tournament and I applaud our wonderful team for doing so well. 

Sending hugs,


  1. Cute reindeer and super CAS card.

  2. Likewise on the fottie Vicky. As some of the boys had come to visit they put up two gazebos in the garden, re-located our main TV and we watched as a family in the garden socially distancing of course. It was lovely...until the Pens. Hoping for something more positive for Lewis at Silverstone.

    Such a stylish CAS Christmas card.

    B x

  3. So beautiful Vicky!! I love the adorable reindeer, so cute and you colored it beautifully :) xx Michal

  4. OH! Vicky this is an absolute delight, love your fun Reindeer and the great take on the sketch. Love your card. I'm here with both hats on so will say - Thank you so much for joining us in our Christmas in July challenge at The Male Room Good Luck and I hope you will join us in our next challenge.
    Faith DT

  5. Love your fun reindeer image Vicky,a beautiful CAS card

  6. He just makes me smile, love him...great make hun

    Thank you for sharing with us at 'Happy Little Stampers Christmas' this month
    Hugs Shell xx

  7. What a quirky character! Your card is just fabulously CAS, and the colouring is just right. Thanks for playing along with us at Less is More.


  8. What a beutiful festive card in a hot July :-))
    I am happy that you are with us at The Male Room this time.

  9. I LOVE this rendition of Rudolph, Vicky! He is adorable and can't help but make anyone smile! I love how you've used the red ink on 2 sides and the placement of the sentiment!

  10. Your Rudolph is so funny, love it!!!

  11. Beautiful card! Love that funny nose! Thanks for playing at The Male Room Challange

  12. Super twinchie,love that quirky reindeer. Thanks for playing at AAA Cards, hope to see you join in with future challenges too. Stay safe and keep crafting!

  13. Smashing card, design and image - so fun!


  14. I just love that reindeer, and yes, he looks like he just realized that he forgot something very important and he's in a bit of a panic!! I love the pencil coloring for this awesome character. This is a perfect CAS card. I love it. Thanks for playing with us at Less Is More. It's always wonderful to see you in our gallery, and lots of other places!

  15. That reindeer image cracks me up - that's just how I feel when I finally realise Christmas is coming on Dec 25th and there's nothing I can do to delay it! Fabulous!

  16. What a beautiful Christmas card! Love it!

  17. I love that you created with a diamond shape instead of the standard square... and that deer is adorable! Thanks for playing along with us at AAACards!

  18. Fantastic Christmas card. Thank you for joining us at The Male Room challenge, Goga

  19. Perfect for our challenge! Love that little cutie! Thanks for joining AAA Cards! Hugs Åsa


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