Good afternoon Blog Friends, and welcome to my world. I pray that any of you who might be in the path of Storm Sandy will be kept safe and will not be dealing with any storm damage. It's sunny here in SC right now, but not our usual sparkling blue sky & sun that we've enjoyed this past week. It's a sort of hazy sunshine, and it looks like we're getting a bit of breeze. No strong winds, just moving the treetops around. Don't think we'll see much effect here in the Upstate. On to the card, which I'm going to enter in Sarn's next to last Rudolph Day Challenge. I like this card, but it didn't photograph well. (My usual excuse!!!)
Here's the specs:
Penny Black Forest Friends Stamp
Copic coloring on Copic Xpress Paper (Airbrushed background, sponged with Distress Ink Tea Dye). Used the E markers for the deer, and YGs and R for the holly, which is also part of this stamp.
Background papers: Impression Obsession CAC Music CC029, Memento Peanut Brittle ink
Red Textured Bazzil card base, green Recollection matting
Spellbinders Grand Decorative Ovals One for image, S/B large oval for mat, S/B large square under Music background.
Will be using SU Hand Penned Holiday (Merry Christmas) stamped in SU Cherry Cobbler on the inside. Too large for the card front.
Hope you enjoy my card, and I have another image ready to put on a card, perhaps later this evening. See you soon, and please check out the Rudolph Day creativity. I promise you'll see lots to ooh & aah over.
Just popped over to Penny Black and More where the challenge theme is Animal Magic, think this might fit in. Another fun place to visit.


  1. What a beautiful card! So serene! The colouring is so gentle...beautiful work! I love the way you left the corners of the music sheet turned up...superb!

  2. Love this card! Especially love the papers and the turned up corners. Great touch. Take care and have a great weekend. Hoe the weather doesn't get to close to you.

  3. A gorgeous card, Mary. those deer are so beautiful

  4. Love it!!! Mary, the way you did the up-turn on the corners of the background paper is so creative! LOVE the image and your coloring is just outstanding too. I need to get out some of my deer images as hunting season is almost here and all the guys go a little crazy! Beautiful card.

  5. Oh Mary I love this card!! That image is so pretty!! I also love the SB's you used, so pretty that one is! Is that how you get your backgrounds to look so nice, buy airbrushing them?? I always admire how nice they always look! You are amazing my friend! Hugs!!

  6. Beautiful...I love the feeling of nature you have going here!
    Your colouring is superb...they look real!

  7. Yet another lovely card Mary, I really like the image and with coloured it to perfection. The little corner curled round as the rustic feel and complements the colours so well.

    Thank you so much for joining our Animal Magic theme at Penny Black and More challenge this month.

    B x

  8. Hi Mary
    So nice to see you back with us again at Penny Black and More. Your card is perfect for our " Animal magic" challenge this month.
    I love the Tea Dye inking on the music sheet.It gives the card that traditional vintage look.
    Thank you for joining us this month and we hope you will join us again soon.


  9. Gorgeous card, Mary! From the turned up corners of the music paper to the oval matting to the way you've colored the image and then popped the holly as an accent - this card is truly a piece of he{art}!

  10. Beautiful card Mary! I love watching the deer in my back yard out my studio window. They are so beautiful & elegant! Hugs Lori

  11. hi mary, this is another lovely christmas card! unfortunately, it won't be eligible for prizes as there is a limit of three entries at the penny black and more challenge.

  12. Great coloring! I chicken out when it comes to coloring animals. Yours look so life-like :D

  13. What a great i-deer! (Sorry!)
    Loving those curled up edges.

    Thanks for entering another card to my Rudolph Day challenge.
    Good luck in the draw.

    Sarn xxx

  14. Beautiful card and i love how the edges curl over at the sides. Hugs Mrs A.