Monday, January 23, 2012

Happy Anniversary to a Deer Couple…

Did you think I had disappeared; especially with all of my puns lately?  LOL.  No such thing.  I’ve got a couple more coming up next month, too.  (Just thought I’d fore-warn you.)
This is an image I’ve had pretty much from the beginning of my blog.  It’s so sweet, and is from a former site “”.  Melanie did such lovely animals.  This is the second time I’ve used him, and I can see him being one I could use again and again.

This little guy was just too irresistible.  Here is a close up.

And this is how I did the inside of the card. The top portion is where I wrote my message to the couple.


The ingredients I’ve used are:

I used four punches and die cuts. They are Cheery Lynn, Nestibilities, Martha Stewart and Fiskars. The image is my newest die cut by Nestibilities.  The card stock, buttons, gems word bubble, paper and ribbon are from my stash. I made the flower by using petals that came in a package that could be put together. I generated the sentiments on my computer.

I’m entering this card in the following challenges:

City Crafter Challenge – pretty inside
Scrap Creations – die cuts
Papertake Weekly – buttons, bows, bling, blooms
Little Darlings – favorite color – pink
Simon Says Stamp – sketch
Do You Stack Up – pattern paper
Shelly’s Images – anything
The Squirrel + The Fox – critters
Paper Play Challenges – ribbonsomething
Crafty Catz – buttons + bows
Stampin' For the Weekend – something old
Totally Papercraft – make own flowers
Sunday's With Crissy - beat the winter blues 
Robyn’s Fetish – love
Craft Your Passion – color tic-tac-toe – pink, dk pink, brown
Daisy Doodles – anything
Dancing in Pajamas – pale pink, melon, brown
The Stamping Boutique – die cuts
Alota Rubber Stamps – hearts
Aud Sentiments – word “love”
Paper Crafting Journey – flowers
Craft Us Crazy – love, animals
Crafty Ann’s – Nestibles die
Cardmadfairy’s Digi Days Challenge – buttons + bows
Fairytale Challenge Blog – movie – Bambi
Poodles Parlour – love
Stamping with the Dragon – anything
Craft Your Days Away – distressing
The Cutie Pie Challenge Blog – song – from Bambi, “Love is a Song”
Dream Valley Challenges – animals
Crafty Boots Challenges – song – from Bambi, “Love is a Song”
Bunny Zoes Crafts – photo inspiration
My Time to Craft – favorite embellishment – flowers
Hot Shot Craft – flowers
Sparkles Monthly Challenges – new items – Nestibilities die
Creatalicious Challenges – love + recipe
CC Monthly Challenge – love is in the air
Wags ‘n Whiskers – love
Whimsical Designs – anything
Card Makin' Mamas - something old - image

I hope you’ve all enjoyed my card and will leave me a comment.  I may be missing in action a little over the next few weeks, as I have a major project I’m working on, but I’ll still try to do a card here and there.


dj1952 (Debra)


Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

This is awesome! Yes, this is one of my Wink Wink Ink favorites too. I sure miss Melanie & her creativity!

Thanks so much for joining our "Anything Goes" challenge at Shelly's Images! Please come back and join us again real soon!!

Shelly's Images DT

Mary said...

Oooo I like your play on the word deer. I actually have a set from SU! that I never use and now I can with your clever idea! Thanks for the inspiration. Have a wonderful week! (I'm swinging over from DYSU.) ~APE Made by Mary

Krafty Hugzz Kenzi x said...

Oh wow, This is simply beautiful, i love the soft colours and sweet little deer, and your colouring is fantastic.
Thanks for joining us at Paperplay
Kenzie xx

cnelson said...

BEAUTIFUL! !! LOVE that image! !! Thanks for joining us at CCCB!!

Karen Letchworth said...

I'm sure this "dear" couple will appreciate your "deer" card. Very nice!
Thanks for playing along with us at Shelly's Images in our Anything Goes Challenge.
Karen - Design Team Member

debby4000 said...

Oh I love your adorable card, its gorgeous too.

WencheP said...

I love your card, it's adorable. Thanks for joining us at Do You Stack Up.


Ros said...

He is so lovely!! As is your card ... many thanks for playing along at CCCB

Denise and Louise said...

Oh this is so pretty DJ. I adore that deer - he is so cute and beautifully coloured. Lovely sentiment inside too.
Thanks for joining us at DYSU this week.
Denise xx

Lisa M said...

I just love the pun and that deer, you are correct, is precious! Wonderfully decorated and will surely be appreciated by the recipients.

Thank you SO much for playing along with us at The Squirrel & The Fox for our challenge.
Good luck to you and we hope you come back next week to play along again.
Lisa xx

Dorcas said...

Its super cute, Debbie! I love that deer, not so real it loses its charm and not so fake he looks cartoon. Just right! I love the white dappling on his back.

craftymum said...

Hi Debra
I did wonder if you were Okay!
I love your card. The deer is adorable
You can enter into Hotshot Crafts challenge too as our theme is FLOWERS

Hope you are keeping well
Hugs Sarah x

Hazel (Didos) said...

Just popped over to say thanks so much for the lovely comment you made on my blog earlier.

Love this card its so sweet and that play on words is great, Hazelx

Dragonlady said...

Beautiful card, love the play on words. Thanks for sharing at Aud Sentiments.

Hugs Ali x

lindyloo said...

simply beautiful thank you for joining us at crafty catz linda x

Claire said...

Beautiful card Debra, gorgeous colours and I love that image. Your colouring is beautiful. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Ann's and good luck
Claire xx

Elizabeth said...

Fantastic card! Thank you for joining us at The Stamping Boutique!!

Annemaritta said...

LOL, my deer friend. You can't stop now, can you? :)

Fab colorine. Smooth, livelike, and it stands out so nicely. I love all those edges and punch cuts.

Hih, thanks for warning... Can't wait! xx

Dee's Craft Room said...

Beautiful card, such a sweet image and great colour palette.

Thanks for joining in the fun at Crafty Boots Challenges.


Shari said...

Lovely card and a great pun! I don't see the link here for Sundays with Crissy but your name is on the list. Please add the link to qualify for the prize drawing. Thank you.

Lisa xx said...

very sweet, thank you for sharing this with The Cutie Pies xx

Bianca said...

DJ, your card is so very pritty and cute! So lovely coloration and colour combo! Thank you for joining us at Fairy Tale Challenge! xx Bianca

kyms kards said...

What a stunning project
Thanks for joining us at Robyn Fetish challenge this week
Kym DT

Sue Nicholson said...

Beautiful card thanks for sharing it with us at Cutie Pie Challenge, good luck cheers sue n x

Pauline said...

Gorgeous! Love the deer image and your colouring is fab! Thanks for joining us at DYSU this week!

* Shaz * said...

Gorgeous card!

Thank you for joining us at SMC for our * New Crafty Goodies * Challenge.

Hope you will join us again soon, good luck xx


Hi Debra

A gorgeous and beautiful card love the image,thankyou for joining us this week at CraftyCatz

Hugs Dianne xx

CraftyCatz DT

Ciska said...

Love the play on words in the sentiment and you're right, that deer is cute! Thank you for playing along with our "SOMETHING OLD" challenge at Card Makin' Mamas :)

Jack said...

What a great sentiment and image to go with it! Thanks for joining us at Dream Valley. xx

Deirdre said...

Sweet - love it. Thanks so much for playing along with us at Paperplay this week.

Sammibug said...

Cute, cute, cute! Thank you so much for sharing with us in our "Anything Goes" challenge this week at Shelly's Images. We really appreciate your participation! ~~Sammibug,~~ Shelly’s Images DT

Crafty Daffy said...

Precious card and such a sweet doe image. Very lovely. Thanks for sharing it with us at Crafty Boots Challengs for our Inspired by a Song Title theme. xx Denise

Maria Matter said...

so lovely Debra!
Thanks so much for playing along @ Aud Sentiments!

Nela said...

Hi, gorgeous card, lovely image & coloring!
Thanks for playing along with us at Fairytale Challenge
Hugs Nela

Ruth Little said...

Such a pretty card! I love your color palette and choice of's all just loverly! I so enjoy a good pun myself...well done! And a stunning job on the deer!

Thank you for joining us and sharing your creation with us.
Ruth DT for Stamping Dragon Designs

Ann Whitfield said...

Stunning card Debra, thank you for sharing it with us at Crafty Ann's
Ann x

CraftygasheadZo said...

So sweet, love the image. Thanks for joining us over at Crafty Boots. Zo x

Victoria said...

lovely thank you for joining us on totally papercrafts this week

Mummylade said...

what a lovely project Debra! Thank you so much for sharing with us at SFTW and good luck!

Eva Marie said...

Thanks for joining us at DVC

Woo said...

beautiful card, suited to your song choice too! Thanks for playing at Cutie Pies Woo x

Stacey G.-2 Craf-t-4u said...

Very sweet Debbie! Love that image! Love the pink too! As always love those punches and dies!

happyglitzygirl said...

How beautiful, all your details are perfect, love the sentiment. Thanks for sharing at the Poodles Palour, blessings Hilde

Curlybear said...

Oh my word, this is such a beautiful creation , lovely design and layout and very pretty colour theme,

Thank you so much for joining us at Crafty Catz Use Something New Challenge I hope you can join us again next week

Have a lovely day,
Good Luck with the challenge,
Hugs Bridget Crafty Catz DT :-)x

Julie said...

You colored that deer to perfection! Thanks for joining the challenge at Aud Sentiments

Лілюська-Lilia said...

Very lovely!! Your colouring is fabulous! Thank you for joining Robyn's Fetish!! Lilia DT

Tracey said...

Congratulations Debra, your gorgeous card made Top 3 at The Squirrel and The Fox this fortnight.

Ren-Yi said...

Sweet pun. I'm sure the couple will love it! Thanks for playing along with us at DYSU.

karlinchen50 said...

A very lovely card, nice colors.
Thank you for joining us at Fairy Tale Challenge.

Laura (sandytoz) said...

Debbie, such a pretty card!
Love the sopts on the deer's back, fabby coloring!
Thanks for playing along with us at Paper Crafting Journey,
Love, Laura PCJDT

Celeste said...

awww such a pretty card
Stopping by to invite to visit Link Up for Pink's new website:
We are celebrating with several giveaways! :)

Pami said...

What a pretty card, love the colours! Thanks for sharing with us at Wags 'n Whiskers this fortnight, good luck and hope to see you again soon. Pami x

earthspirit927 said...

wonderful Work:)Thanks for joining us this week at Craft Your Passions Challenges for our Bingo Board Challenge:) Good Luck:)


Ulina /Apricot Bubbles said...


Buladi said...

Your card is so very pretty and cute! So lovely coloration and deer image is amazing.

Plastic Card
Plastic Card Printing

jackid said...

the colouring on this is stunning love it thanks for joining us at Poodles this time
Jacki xx

Susan said...

Very pretty! love all your little details :)
Thanks for joining us at Robyn's Fetish Challenge blog :)
Susan G (DT)

Dazie said...

Awww this is so sweet!

Thanks for joining the sparkles girls this month!


Catherine said...

Beautiful card and great sentiment. Thanks for joining us at Cardmad Fairy this week...

Kym's Crafty Cards said...

You have made a lovely card which fits our challenge well. Thanks for taking part in Crafty Ann's Challenge this fortnight and best of luck. We hope to see you back again very soon. Best wishes, Kym, Crafty Ann's Design Team xxx

Audhild said...

Your card is beautiful. Thank you for joining us at the Creatalicious Challenges

Hugs, Audhild

karen said...

Brilliant card and totally gorgeous, fab sentiment too, thanks so much for joining us at Cutie Pies,Karenx