Magical Reindeer

My page today features a magical reindeer and was inspired by some Christmas shopping at a fabulous shop specialising in wool and haberdashery; there are photos later!

For the background I stuck a piece of wood effect design paper onto the page using a UHU Stic. Then I added some ripped pieces of holly tissue paper over the top using Liquitex matte gel medium and stuck some glittery snowflake stickers to the page. Next I arranged an A6 card, stars, leaves, gem flowers and foliage which are all from a Die Cut Book with some gold swirl foliage and gold stars which I die cut using my Big Shot machine. I added the wording “It’s the most wonderful time of year” which is from the same decoupage book and also the magical reindeer image which I cut from an old book; it’s stuck in place using double-sided foam tape. To finish, I added some small blue gemstones using Ranger Glossy Accents to add a little more sparkle.

Mrs. Johnsons Emporium is located in Blackpool in this grand building and they stock a large range of wool and haberdashery.

The owners are enthusiastic about knitting and created this amazing reindeer to decorate the shop and …

… also this colourful elephant – aren’t they both amazing!

They have an extensive range of wool and haberdashery to choose from, with lots of finished examples to show how the pattern and wool turn out. I was very tempted although I do not knit or crochet (grin!). As there website says, it really is a haven of gorgeousness for those who knit, crochet, sew and craft!

As T Stands for Tuesday, I’m sharing our deer mugs filled with tea and a yummy custard slice – Happy T day (grin!).


I’m glad I found out about Challenge Blogs as I enjoy taking part, they provide me with inspiration for my pages and are a wonderful way to meet like-minded arty people. So here are the challenges I’m joining today:

I’m pleased to join the lovely Yvonne, aka Meggymay and her Words and Numbers challenge over at Art Journal Journey with the wording I added to this page.

I’m happy to join in the Stars challenge over at Country View Challenges with all the gold stars I added to my art journal page too.

I’m joining in the Let’s Sparkle challenge over at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge with the glittery snowflakes, gold accents and gemstones on my page.

I’m also pleased to join in the fun over at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge and their Anything Goes challenge too.

Here is a list of all the materials used to create this art journal page:

  • Docrafts A4 Ultimate Die Cut & Paper Pack (Festive Fauna PMA160949)
  • Holly Tissue Paper
  • Home Bargains (Wall Stickers 16221)
  • The Works Die Cut Book Foil (Royal Christmas)
  • Gold Paper
  • Spellbinders (Unknown – Leaf Swirl)
  • Sizzix Thinlets Tim Holtz Alterations (Snowy Stars 663117)
  • Hobbycraft Decorative Embellishments (Round Gems Blue 5665381001)
  • UHU Stic
  • Liquitex Matte Gel Medium
  • Stix2 Mini Glue Dots and double-sided tape
  • Ranger Glossy Accents
  • The Range double-sided foam tape

24 thoughts on “Magical Reindeer

  1. Ohhh, that reminds me of when my big Niece was little and was “forced to” ride our IKEA reindeer (by her Daddy, not me).
    Magically dangerous, that´s how her expression was.
    A beautiful piece of art! (Yours, that is).
    And the knitted ones!
    Cute mugs! As long as they don´t show up in front of your car, those deers, they are cute. Happy T-Day.

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  2. Your page is gorgeous like a Christmas card and wrapping paper all in one. The shop looks like a wonderful place to poke around. The deer and the elephant are awesome. Tea and a custard slice? Yes, please! 😋 Happy T Day

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  3. Your post has me smiling! Your page is just so lovely-gorgeous!! and I would love to visit this shop-I will checkout their site -amazing what they have created for displays. I don’t knit or crochet but I do weave and love wool. those reindeer mugs are adorable and I would love to taste that custard-looks so good. Happy T hugs Kathy

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  4. Wonderful page Jo, love all the details. That haberdashery shop looks wonderful, and love their knitted animals – fantastic place. But the stars of the show for me today are the slices of custard tart, sigh! Happy T day, Valerie

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  5. That page is so golden and perfect for Christmas. I love it. What is it about the holidays that brings out the need for glitter and gold (and even silver)? The vintage reindeer is a great image. And be still my heart with that shop. Now I know what I need to knit. Of course first I need to stop spending so much time online reading blogs and cyber shopping. I have about 1/16 of a sock left and the pair will be done for my daughter. And yummy T this week. Send me a slice please. (smile) Have a wonderful week and hope your T day is going well. It is still snowing here. Hugs-Erika

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  6. Wow, I would love to visit that shop Jo, it looks so inviting and that elephant looks awesome.
    Your own art page looks magical as well as beautiful and I am so happy you linked it to my theme at Art Journal Journey.
    Those custard slices look delicious, and the reindeer mugs look lovely.
    Happy T day wishes Jo.
    Yvonne xx

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  7. Your magical reindeer artwork is gorgeous! That store looks like a fun place to browse (I don’t knit or crochet either). I love your reindeer mugs and your dessert looks delicious. This was a wonderful Christmassy post to see and read. Happy T-Day!

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  8. A stunning page Jo, so beautiful and festive, gorgeous! MAGICAL layout with the golden swirls.
    A wonderful, their animal displays are amazing. And yes those slices of custard tarte with tea would be a temption.
    Big hugs, Susi

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  9. That is a fabulous reindeer journal page, Jo. Such beauty. I love it. The swirls and gold really pop against the reindeer. It’s fabulous and perfect for Yvonne’s theme at Art Journal Journey. We love how supportive you are of AJJ, and we thank you for that.

    If you knit or crochet, that would be a dream job to have. Just think of all the samples you could make. The elephant and reindeer are over the top and beautiful. They go so well with your journal entry, too.

    Of course, your dear deer mugs continue the theme. I love that you always have a theme for T. That custard looks worthy of eating, too. Thanks for sharing your journal page, your trip to Mrs. Johnson’s Emporium, and your tea and custard with us for T this Tuesday.

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  10. that is one beautiful, festive journal page Jo! I love looking at and feeling all the wools and things. I used to crochet much better than knit but really don’t do either any longer. Your deer mugs are so lovely and that pastry looks quite good too. Happy T day!

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  11. What lovely foliage on your journal page and I love the reindeer image. Such a gorgeous haberdashery shop. That elephant is AMAZING! That would look stunning in my house 😉
    Tea and custard slice look yummy! I have never had custard slice but I am going to look it up.
    Happy Tea Day,

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  12. The page is delightful, rich with the shades of gold! The custard slice looks too yummy to resist! Thanks for playing with us at Country View Challenges and enjoy this week Jo! xx

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  13. Your art page is beautiful. I love how you used the holly tissue paper on your project.
    Also, the knitted animals are fun. I think the elephant is my favorite. Thanks for sharing. Happy T Day!

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  14. This is a WONDERFUL Art journal page Jo !! Absolutelly Gorgeous. The paper is amazing, and I loove every detail you have added. Great reindeer and elephant !! They are lovely. Wish you had a very happy T-day ! I wish you a very nice Thrusday, and send you biig hugs,

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  15. Oh your page is magical! Beautiful!
    I now see why it is inspired by the haberdashery shop. What a fantstic shop! There aren’t many of them around. Those knitted heads are crocheted I think. And what a work of art they are.
    I’d love to have nose around that shop. I have always knitted and crocheted although I haven’t done any for some years (apart from knitting the odd sock).
    Sorry I’m late, but happy (belated) T-Day,

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