Monday, 5 December 2016

Christmas card with deer and sleigh

Today is December 5th, tonight Saint Nicholas (Mikulás) will visit the Hungarian kids to put some tiny presents and candies to their shiny boots. Usually the kids put their cleaned and waxed boots on the windowsill to find the Mikulás treats on the following morning.

Mikulás comes in a sleigh pulled by deers (not reindeers). So for the second inspirational piece of our December challenge over at Country View Challenges I have brought you a card with Sizzix - Tim Holtz Prancing Deer (660033) and Sleigh.

I used a heavy duty craft sheet as a basic. Then I covered with a light blue winter patterned paper but before I stencilled snowflakes with pearl shine modelling paste/texture paste. 

I cut out the sleigh and the deer from chipboard and painted with acrylic paints. After drying I smeared some shine on the surfaces.

I hope you like it! And if you have a project in Christmas theme (I bet you have), please don't forget to link it to our December challenge at Country View Challenges where you can win a £20 voucher!


  1. The shapes are quite simple, but the textured background makes this seem ornate and magical. I'm English but we had a Dutch aunt and so we followed the Dutch custom of St. Nicholas's day , and when we woke up on the 6th there was a bar of chocolate in our slippers. Thanks for reminding me of this custom.

  2. Beautiful Christmas card Monika, love the colours and the die-cuts... TH knows his stuff doesn't he!

  3. Beautiful card, Monika! Love all the die cut pieces and the stenciled snowflakes!
    Schöne Adventszeit!
    xxx Evelyn


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