A Forest Christmas

www.asyouseeitchallenge.com/ & A Walk In The woods Challenge

It is always great when I can get one card to work for two challenges. Double D wanted a walk in the woods and my trees and deer fit well for this. And the As You See It, want us to fill in the blanks about what Christmas means to me. Where to start with the explanation is more challenging than making a card. So many things sum up Christmas for me. Family and friends rank way high on my list as do memories. We have no children and no family living close enough to visit for holiday celebrations and I honestly cannot remember our last family Christmas. In a way it has become the same with friends as the people closest to us in spirit live too far away for short visits. Memories become important in this situation. As well, we have a small tradition where, when we traveled a lot, we always made sure to buy one Christmas ornament that represented that holiday so I call our tree a memory tree. Many ornaments have a big memory attached to them and putting up the tree is a trip down memory lane for both of us. Celebrating Christmas in our new home this year is exciting and I’m happy to say that we shall have guests for the holiday.

My card used a leftover border circle that was from a long ago project, some dies from creative Expressions and a LawnFawn stamp set. Sentiment is from a very old Hot of the Press stamp set. I added a few sequin stars and a little sparkle to some of the trees and used a Sakura glaze pen on the deer eyes, nose and tail. He was coloured using Inktense pencils. I love this little deer as he is so cute.

18 thoughts on “A Forest Christmas

  1. Thanks for sharing your Christmas traditions and your memory tree, Johanna. Your card definitely fulfills the two challenges. Your forest trees made an awesome backdrop for your deer.

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  2. Your deer is very cute and I love the way she’s leaping for joy, into the trees. Thanks for playing along with us at As You See It Challenge.

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  3. Your trees are just beautiful, and a perfect backdrop for that sweet little deer. Lots of beautiful work here, and great take on the Mood Board. Thanks so much for playing along with us this time over at Double D. Hope we see you back again soon!
    Judy~ DD DT

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  4. I just love your circle of trees in the background and your story of your tree of memories, Johanna! Thanks for filling in the blank with us at As You See It Challenges!


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