Tuesday, 6 December 2011

WOYWW 131/ Reindeer & Sleigh

First I must post my deepest sympathy to the family and friends of Sarah Lawrence who regularly contributed to WOYWW and who has very sadly died, suddenly and unexpectedly. I only met Sarah at some of the shows and through our comments on WOYWW and have only good things to remember her by, but I also know that people who are her friends have the highest regard for her and her creative abilities. 

WOYWW 131
Where lots of the world's crafters give open access to snoop on their creative spaces and all that's going on. The Control Desk to the whole works is engineered by Julia at the Stamping Ground. Pop over if you're nosey, join in if you dare!
I am pleased to tell you that at last the gnomes have emigrated to Brighton and some to Germany, apart from the odd one or two who are on sleigh steering duty. 
I'm in the middle of creating a scene with the reindeers but it looks a bit like a crash at the moment. I've added gifts and still need to add reins. 
I'm adding to the scene with snowflakes cut with one of my "just arrived" new Memory Box dies.  As you'll  probably spot, I tried a reindeer in brown suede type card but I really prefer them all white.


Here's the last of my Free Templates.....
 but remember to place the top edge of the sleigh template on a fold as I forgot to mark it on the drawing. 
A good tip ... It is easier to punch out the hearts on the sides instead of cutting out the fiddly shapes! It doesn't have to be hearts ... could be something more filigree if you've a punch or die to suit! My heart punch is small so you will see that I punched it out 4 times instead of 3.
Cut out two shapes for each reindeer (use double card) then stick them together just along the spine and the head but do not glue the legs or the antlers. The legs will then pull astride to enable them to stand and the antlers will open up to create one set each side. 
Don't forget to make one with a red nose for Rudolph!!!
I made tiny gifts and a sack to go on the sleigh but I have realised that maybe they should have tiny gifts inside so the grandees aren't disappointed. Back to the drawing board but I'll have a job finding gifts so small... maybe chocolates?!?

24 comments:

okienurse said...

Cute sleigh and reindeer going across your work surface today. Thanks for the template! Hope you have a great week and Merry Christmas. Vickie aka Okienurse http://www.okienurse.blogspot.com

Helen said...

Your 'crash site' is looking good - can't wait to see it all finished - it will be spectacular. You are so kind posting yur templates.

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Was Santa driving his sleigh 'under the influence'?? Lol. I love the reindeer, what a great idea - think chocs definitely have to go in the sleigh!
You are a winner in my bunting bonanza! Email your address and I'll get it off to you pronto.
Hugs, LLJ #3 xx

Annie said...

Lovely to see I'm not the only one chasing my tali to get things done at the mo Jo. Never quite enough hours in the day is there? :-)
Hugs,
A x

Twiglet said...

Hehe Annie and her tali!! Great templates Jo - I bet your grandees will love them. x Jo

Neet said...

So that's what you have been up to - and I thought you didn't do Christmas! Gorgeous sleigh, reindeer etc.
I hope you notice I have not blackmailed you or posted a certain picture on my blog. As if I would do that to a friend!
Thanks for sharing your templates and what you have been up to.
Hugs, neet x

sandra de said...

wonderful creations (as I have come to expect) and always so generous with your templates. I have quite a few. Congrats on the bunting win.

Ann B said...

Love your sleigh scene and white is definitely the right colour to go for. Can see I will have to give in and buy a couple of the Memorybox dies - the tree one is on my list but probably a bit late for this year.
Thanks for the free template Jo.
Ann B
#6
PS love your arty black and white photos

Paul Browning said...

The reindeers & sleigh look like a brilliant project to get stuck into. So many different ways to add a personal, creative touch. I agree, I prefer the all-white deer. Good to see a messy table too lol. px

Jingle said...

TOTALLY cute!

Spyder said...

I love your reindeers and really love that die cut I 'spyied' in front of them. Thanks for my snoop, have a great crafting week. Happy WOYWW
((Lyn))) #31

lisa said...

I see you've found these totally gorgeous memorybox dies, Jo. I have my eye on this snowflake one too, but will treat myself in time for next Christmas!!! I've sent one of the ornate scroll ones off to Santa though!!
Your reindeers are fantastic. If I manage to get my cards made in good time we will definitely be having a play with your templates. Thanks so much for sharing them.
Happy WOYWW
Hugs Lisax

cockney blonde said...

Is there no end to your talents Jo. That looks amazing, can't wait to see the finished item, x

Dragon said...

Aww that is so lovely and I like all white too... you are so creative and your desk looks SO tidy and organised...
Love and light
Frankie
xx

Julia Dunnit said...

I love it Jo, and all in whit as you say, and great good luck with finding teeny presses!

ScrappnBee said...

Ok. I apologize. my comment keeps getting eaten! Love the cutouts too cute! Thanks for sharing them! The Gnomes rock! Happy WOYWW -Amanda 17

Bridget Larsen said...

Thank you so much for the gorgeous lace parcel that arrived today, I love it and also the beautiful ornament. Has mine arrived yet? Your desk is holding up well and looking good and very busy

Carola Bartz said...

Your reindeer are wonderful, I love how hard they pull the sleigh.

Shoshi said...

I love how you've written about all your projects, Jo - a reindeer crash??? I can just imagine such a pile up on the motorway, with pressies strewn all over the place... You've been so productive of late! I am all behind, having been so poorly for ages but getting back into things now.

Thank you so much for your lovely comments on my blog - glad you like my mirrors, and that you enjoyed reading about my uncle. I'm thinking of printing that piece out and giving it to my aunt. Still no news of a funeral date but we are hoping to get there - although the weather may prevent it if it snows. Hugs, Shoshi #56

minnie_mac said...

Wonderful creative space. Love your reindeer scene.

Marilyn

Gabrielle said...

Thank you for popping over and leaving such a gorgeous comment on my blog! I love your reindeer - what a fabulous idea!

sandysewin said...

I like the white reindeer best, too. That's going to be beautiful when you're done!

Happy wowyww, Sandy #76

MaggieC said...

I love those reindeer and their sleigh. What a wonderful idea. Maggie #33

The Crafty Elf said...

I love it I love it I love it. So generous of you to share too! Thanks for sharing your desk and have a great week!