Wednesday, November 6, 2019

Reindeer and Turkeys


 Happy Wednesday, peeps!  I have two cards features a reindeer and the other a turkey!  For the Jingle Belles challenge this week, they want to see Rudolf!  This wee little reindeer from Holiday Haul is a perfect image for the challenge, especially when he is embellished with a tiny red glimmer nose:

I used an 1/8" punch to punch out his nose!  Toile Tidings makes a great background, and I stamped Rudolph in Soft Suede and added a Soft Suede mat behind the stitched circle:

The sweet sentiment is from the hostess set Greatest Part of Christmas:

Now, for my turkey card!  After seeing Su Mohr's beautiful use of the Day of Thanks stamp set, I finally broke down and got it for myself!  I need a few samples using it, so I used the Tuesday Morning Sketches sketch for this one:

And here's their sketch:

I stamped Tom in Early Espresso and colored him with assorted Blend markers.  My card base is Sahara Sand, and I embossed the front with the Subtle EF and added a panel of gingham DSP.  I had a hard time imagining sequins with my turkey, so I stamped some small leaves from a past Paper Pumpkin kit in Sahara Sand and Crumb Cake, fussy-cut them out and placed them around my turkey image.

I added a half-circle scalloped mat in Real Red, and stamped a sentiment from the same set inside, along with a few subtle leaves:

I actually cut apart the Happy Thanksgiving stamp that I used on the's easy to match back together to make it long again, and having it in two pieces allows me to stamp it in different orientations!  Thanks for visiting today!

I had a little free time last month and picked up a couple of cross-stitch projects to do....this one turned into a little pillow:

I had some buffalo print fabric in tan and black for the border and back, and I hand-stitched some SU black lace trim around the edges!  Now I am working on a little tom turkey sampler!  I just went to the frame shop today and almost had a heart attack when I got the price for a frame....I think I am in the wrong business! Enjoy your day and be blessed!

First Card Project Details—All Products SU! Unless Otherwise Specified
Stamps Holiday Haul, Greatest Part of Christmas
Card stock & Papers     Very Vanilla, Real Red, Toile Tidings DSP, Red Glimmer
 Ink Soft Suede
Accessories Dimensionals
Tools     Big Shot, Stitched Shapes Dies, Layering Circles Dies, Stitched Nested Labels Dies, 1/8" Circle Punch

Second Card Project Details—All Products SU! Unless Otherwise Specified
Stamps Day of Thanks, Paper Pumpkin (ret)
Card stock & Papers     Whisper White, Real Red, Sahara Sand, Sahara Sand Gingham DSP
 Ink Early Espresso, Sahara Sand, Crumb Cake
Accessories Mini Dimensionals
Tools     Big Shot, Stitched Shapes Dies, Layering Circles Dies, Blends, Subtle Embossing Folder


Joanne James - The Crafty Owl said...

Love that little reindeer card LeAnne - I had forgotten about him (so many stamps, so little time!! ) And there’s you making cross-stitch cushions too - very nice! Love the half scallop layer on the turkey card too - it really draws the eye. I went to the farm last weekend to order my Christmas turkey - the kids were thrilled to hear that the turkeys were all running around, until they realised one had our name on it!! Ah well, the circle of life!

Kampin' Karen said...

Perfect coloring on Tom and I love your design. Substituting the leaves for sequins was very creative. Your pillow is so cute. My eyes are no longer good enough to do cross stitching but it was enjoyable when I did it.

Tracy Grauer said...

Nice cards, Leanne! You are making me want that Holiday Haul set! LOL! I love the cross stitched pillow you did! What a talented lady you are! Thanks for sharing.

I Card Everyone said...

Three GORGEOUS projects, LeAnne... but you HAD me at Tom Turkey!!! LOve the colors [surprised?] and this handsome guy - another lovely gingham, and that pop of red! WOW this is one fab card!

Vicky Hayes said...

You really are the queen of gingham LeAnne! (Do you call it gingham in the US or is it plaid?!) I love the gingerbread feel of your little Rudolph against the red check and I like it in the subtle Crumb cake with the pretty leaves too. Vicky x

lauren bergold said...

oh my goodness what beautiful cards, aas always, tho of course i'm bound to say that sweet reindeer is my fave, right?! fabulous addition to our creature feature gallery at JINGLE BELLES! ♥

barb mann said...

LeAnne - Love both cards today. My card clubs are making a Turkey Thanksgiving card this week. Hope to post soon. I also was taken by Su Mohr's turkey card. She does amazing work, such great ideas - just like you!

Vickie said...

Very sweet and cute cards....lovely cross stitch....sorry about the price of frame...maybe turn it into a pillow.

SmilynStef said...

love the gingham plaid background ... so very glad you joined our Creature Feature at Jingle Belles.

lisa808 said...

What a darling Rudolph card. The red gingham and Rudolph's nose are perfect!

I like your turkey coloring and falling leaves.

What a great idea to turn your Halloween cross stitch into a pillow.

gabriella said...

I love your Rudolph card , perfect for a family with kiddos

Lisa Elton said...

This little Rudolph is as cute as he can be and I love the red gingham surrendering him! Your Tom turkey looks incredible strutting his stuff among the red and gray. Two fabulous card ans one sweet little pillow!

Debbie said...

Wonderful cards and cross stitch! I used to love to do that... then I had kids! ;)
Thanks for playing along with us at Tuesday Morning Sketches!
Debbie ~ TMS DT
Debbie's Dash of This and That

Melissa Craig said...

Oh I love the realistic tom turkey. Your card is beautiful. Thank you for joining us at Tuesday Morning Sketches.