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.
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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?!?