Friday, December 10, 2010

Meljen's Designs- Challenge #37 Red, Green, & Gold

When, what to my wondering eyes should appear,
but a miniature sleigh, and eight tiny rein-deer,
with a little old driver, so lively and quick,
I knew in a moment it must be St. Nick.

More rapid than eagles his coursers they came,
And he whistled, and shouted, and call'd them by name:
"Now, Dasher! Now, Dancer! Now, Prancer, and Vixen!
"On, Comet! On, Cupid! On, Donder and Blitzen!
(from the 1823 poem A Visit from St. Nicholas,
also know as Twas the Night Before Christmas)

Rudolph didn't join Santa's team until 1939 when he was devised for an ad campaign. (More HERE) Isn't it amazing that he has become such an important part of our Christmas folklore in less than 100 years?

So why am I spouting poetry and talking about Rudolph? Well, Melissa really out did herself with the newest Meljen's Designs release. I know I always rave about all her images but I LOVE these ones. Check them out:

I had some big, big plans with these images. I wanted to make an "ornament" out of each of the reindeer and Santa's sleigh to hang on the garland decorating my stairs. But after some mishaps (I spilled a cup of tea), I ran out of time to get them all completed before my post. I am still planning on completing my project, but it might be for Christmas 2011.
I did manage to complete one ornament with the most famous reindeer of all.....

While you are finishing up your Christmas cards and projects this week, don't forget to join in the Meljen's Designs "Red, Green, & Gold" challenge for your chance to win some Meljen's Designs digital stamps.
Thank you for looking!

  • Images: Rudolph by Meljen's Designs (available on Whimsy Stamps), Tree Trimming Trio & Just the Ticket from PaperTrey
  • Papers: Stampin' Up Real Red CS, Old Olive CS, River Rock CS, & Dashing DP, Neenah Crest solar white CS
  • Inks: Stampin' Up River Rock, Real Red, Old Olive
  • Tools: Stampin' Up edge punch, PaperTrey Ticket die, Big Shot, Spellbinders Nestablities, Copic Markers, EK Sucess snowflake punch, Xyron
  • Embellishments: misc. gold doily, red felt flower, button, bakers twine, glitter, gemstones, gold cord, ribbon, gold paint pen, & bell, Sakura gold & clear glitter pens



Kathy and Lucky said...

Gorgeous!!! I love this ornament. I saw those reindeer and her newest release and just squealed with excitement, they are so cute and you have really showcased Rudolph perfectly. Your garland will be adorable.

Karin said...

So pretty! Love the doily as one of the layers and all the embellishments too :)

Tina Connolly said...

Oh WOW! I love it, your colouring is amazing, and this is so darn adorable!

Katie said...

Simply gorgeous!
Thanks for Cooking It Up With Katie this week :)

Gina Lindsay said...

I love your ornament. The colors are great, love the papers too.

Tammy said...

Another awesome project Cheryl!! I love this and the colors are gorgeous!!

Maria@Crafty Cre8tions said...

Wow Cheryl!!!!! This is awesome!!!
I've got to make one of those ornaments!!! Maybe that will be this year's xmas dinner guest gifts!
Although - I better start moving on it!!
Those designs are just too cute!!!
PS: Check my sidebar for my 'favorite blogs' :)

Avril Tanner said...

Such a cool idea! Thanks for playing along with LRW!

Debbie said...

This is totally stunning - really love it. :)
Thanks for sharing it with us at The Crafty Pad Challenge this week. :)
Don't forget to be eligible for the prize draw you need to display our 100th badge on your blog, leave a comment to guess the amount. Only one entry per person ;)
Pop over to the other DT blogs and join in with their mini challenges too. :)
Debbie The Crafty Pad

Courtney said...

This is gorgeous Cheryl!! You are really inspiring me...Watch out Christmas 2011!! =0) Thanks for sharing your creativity with us at Penny's. Good Luck and Merry Christmas!


Janis Lewis said...

This is so beautiful, fun, and festive! Thanks for playing at Paper Playtime. :) Janis

Valerie H. Marshall said...

Lovely ornament and a wonderful job coloring! I love the festive colors of this project! Thank you for sharing this with The Stampsmith Challenge! Happy Holidays!
Val :)

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

What pretty colors you have there, lovely! Thanks for playing along with us at CCCB!

Tee McNeil Art said...

OMGosh your coloring on this little reindeer is amazing! I love it!

Thanks so much for sharing!


Rleen said...

WOW! This is gorgeous! I love the sweet image and how you color it.
Thank you for joining us at the Whoopsi Daisy this week challenge. Hope to see you again next week.
Hugs, Rleen

Riet said...

Ohhh wowww Cheryl,This is so beautiful.

Hugs Riet.x

downrightcrafty said...

oh wow love the fan detail around the edge of that gorgeous image just beautiful, thank you for sharing with us at Stampin with the Dragon
Hugs Kate xx

Pat said...

Beautiful project, super image and colours. Thanks for sharing in our 100th challenge at The Crafty Pad this week.

Pat xx

Tamara Morton said...

Wow this is totally gorgeous love it love,love it.
Thanks for joining in at Cutie Sunday
Hugs and Christmas Wishes
Tamara GDT

Elizabeth said...

WOW - amazing Cheryl. I just love this.

Saskia said...

Gorgeous ornament!!

Saskia :)

Anonymous said...

LOVE IT! this is gorgeous! thanks for playing with us at AIF this week and hope to see you again!

Ren-Yi said...

very cute card. love the rosette and gold embossing.

Shell said...

Gorjuss, i love making these myself, thanks for joining us at the Sarah Hurley Challenge Blog this week.
Shell xx

Nancy said...

This is adorable... and so beautifully coloured!

Lisa Jane said...

wow - beautiful ornament
Thanks for joining us at Sarah hurley this week
Lisa ;)

Tami said...

This is so pretty. I really love those reindeer. Thanks for playing at Gingerloft.

uksharon said...

Gorgeous card.
Thanks for joining us at OSAAT this week.
Best wishes, Sharon

Anonymous said...

Such a beautiful creation.Superb colouring too.Thanks for joining us at AiFactory and Craft Your Passion :D
Lisa x

Tammy Miller said...

What a great card! I just love it! Thanks for joining us this week at Catch the Bug Challenge Blog for our December Anything Goes challenge! We Hope to see you again for our next challenge! Thanks Again, Tammy

Karen B. said...

This is fantastic Cheryl! Love the pleating and the coloring! And, so sorry about the loss of your tea, and your time...

Ann said...

Wow, yet another fabby project! Thanks for playing twice at Wee Memories this week!

Julie Mutch said...

Cheryl, this is a gorgeous ornament! I love the reindeer and your coloring is beautiful! Thanks so much for joining us this week at The Stampsmith Challenge!


sammi said...

Beautiful ornament, Cheryl! This would be perfect for any tree!
Thank you for sharing your wonderful creation with us at Stamping With The Dragon.

Anne Marie Hile said...

There is a reason he is the "most famous reindeer of all"...he is sooooo stinkin' cute! Great ornament, love the lace trim and the little bits of sparkle! So fun and festive! :)

HappyCrafter said...

Wow, fabulous project! I just finished putting my tree up and noticed I need to make or buy some ornaments, thank you so much for this idea and inspiration!!

Wendi said...

Wow your ornament is beautiful it's the prettiest one I have seen this year
Thank you so much for sharing with us at ooh la la this week

Paul said...

Another great entry. Thanks for joining in once again.

Ros said...

Beautiful ornament ... thanks for sharing at CCCB

Laney said...

WOW!! Stunning creation!!!
Thanks for joining us at OSAAT this week would love to see you next week too

Mary's Creatieve verslavings Blog said...

Hi Cheryl,

what a great ornament, beautiful.
Great job!
Thank you for joining us this week at
Craft Your Passion Challenges,

Jana said...

This is adorable. I think Rudolph strikes a chord with all of us because we can relate to being the under-dog. Or under-reindeer. Your project is ADORABLE. I love it. Thanks so much for getting Frosty with us at OPUS GLUEI.
I am off to get these digi stamps now. I don't think I can live without them.

Susan (peebsmama) said...

What a fun idea to fan fold the circle behind your reindeer to make it 3D. Cute oranment.

Love crafts forever said...

OMW! This ornament stunning.
Thank you so much for playing with us at Stampin With The Dragon, OSAAT and Whoopsi Daisy.
Hugs Nataliya

Shannon Erskine aka e3stamper said...

LOVE this ornmanent!! So very pretty!

Cassie said...

Once again you have made an amazing creation!!!
This is so fabulous!!
I still have not tried to punch the border of my rosette! I always forget!
I must do this!!!
Thank you so much for sharing it with us at Paper Issues!!!!!

Pattie G said...

What a cute ornament! Love the image too, Thanks for joining us this week at Dutch Dare Card Challenge.

Audrey Ernst (hippieaud) said...

What a beautiful ornament Cheryl! I love the colors and all the amazing detail you have added. Thanks so much for joining the challenges at:

Maria Matter said...

this is fabulous Cheryl!!! gorgeous coloring, as always!!
have a wonderful wknd hun!
hugs & blessings!

Jinny Newlin said...

This is gorgeous, Cheryl! I love your color choices and all the little details you tucked in. So pretty! Thanks for playing along in the Wee Memories' Scrappy Saturday Challenge!

uksharon said...

Gorgeous decoration.
Thanks for joining us at OSAAT this week.
Best wishes, Sharon

Nadine said...


wow, ein Traum.
Da stimmt einfach alles.
Danke für die Teilnahme bei
Cutie Sunday.

Liebe Grüße Nadine

Frau Ninchen said...

wow what a great ornament!love the little rudolph!
thanks for joining us at CF and the BlogHop!

xx janina

*Arwen* said...

Oh wow!
So great - it's gorgeous!
Thanks for joining Cutie Sunday this week.

Hugs Arwen

Anonymous said...

Very pretty. It must look amazing on a tree. Thanks for playing with us at Stamping With The Dragon.


Dragons Lair Designs said...

This is lovely thank you for joining us here at the Stampin with the Dragon Challenge Blog.

Hugs Janette
Stamping Dragon Designs

D said...

Saw your ornament at paper issues. It's gorgeous!!!

Kathy said...

Adorable, love the pleated background.

Rhonda Miller said...

What a great creation. Thanks for joining us at AiFactory.

Rhonda Miller said...

What a great creation. Thanks for joining us at AiFactory.

Carolina said...

Very beautiful and super cute reindeer.
Thank you for cooking it up with Katie this week

Marushy said...

sooo sweet card.

Thanks for joining in at Cutie Sunday this time.


Unknown said...

What a pretty creation.. Love the image you used.. Thanks so much for playing along with us at CCCB!

Meilani Z. Smith said...

That's a great idea!!! Thanks for sharing with us at Stampin' Royalty.

Patsi said...

great ornament, I love the papers and the image. your colouring is gorgeous.

Thank you for joining us at Sarah Hurley this week.



Tracey said...

WOW, this is just beautiful!!!!! So stunning. Thanks for joining us at Fresh Brewed Challengs this week.

cnelson said...

Just as cute as cute can be! LOVE it!
Thank you for joining us at CCCB!

racinggrandma61 said...

What a stunning project. Wow, wow, wow.

TYSVM for joining us at Stamp-n-doodle cards, and be sure to come back and join us again.

Laralee DT

Unknown said...

Truely a piece of art. Thank you ever so much for joining us at Fresh brewed designs this week!
Lovely work yet again here!

Bella´s Bastelecke said...

I love this image :) Your card is amazing. Thanks for joining Cutie Sunday this week


Tracy Valure said...

This is adorable!! What an awesome creation!!!
Tracy V

kaylou said...

wow a fabulous project, thanks for joiing our christmas challenge at SAM.
Hugs Kaylou xoxo

Minxy said...

Super cute, thanks for playing along with the Artistic Stampers team blog christmas challenge x

Crissy Armstrong said...

Those reindeer are fantastic. I love your ornament and your spectacular colouring. If you can do all the reindeer up in ornaments, that would be amazing! Thanks so much for playing at my challenge, Sundays With Crissy!

Tammy said...

Wonderful Cheryl, thanks for playing along with Stampin with the Dragon.

Carissa said...

Fantastic project, this is gorgeous. Thanks for joining us on the ABC Christmas Challenge. Hugs, Carissa

Pamela said...

Wonderful card. And the song is so great.

Thanks for joinings us at CF and the BlogHop.

Hugs Pam

Clare Brown said...

wow this is gorgeous and so many challenges.Goodluck at sarah hurley challenges this week.

hugs Clare x

Barbara said...

Vielen Dank für deine Teilnahme an unserem vorweihnachtlichen Weihnachtsblog-Hop.
Ich wünsche dir frohe Weihnachten und viel Glück.
LG Babsi

Doris P. said...

OOOh, wow! It´s sooo cute!!! Thanks for joining us at CF!
Hugs Doris