Saturday 4 July 2015

Beary Christmas

What a lovely Saturday it has been. It is definitely summer now - although there was a lovely storm at 2am this morning. Also, we are forecast rain for the first few days of the week :(. Just means I will have to make sure I get a suitable amount done at the allotments tomorrow, so that I do not have to worry abut possibly not getting anything done in the evenings.

I have made a Christmas card today (in between painting the sun-room walls), and here it is:

The base card was free with a Cross Stitcher magazine a few years ago, so I decided it was time to use it. The sentiment piece is recycled from last years received Christmas cards, but I thought it fit the themes of glitter and silver belles nicely. The patterned paper is also glittered and is fro the Winter Wonderland paper stack by Helz Cuppleditch. The bear stamp is one I got from my grandma, and is coloured using promarkers and cut using X-cut hearts nesting dies. Finally the strings and card embellishment were added to finish the card to follow the atlantic hearts sketch 114.

The other challenges that inspired this card are:
Winter Wonderland - All that Glitters
Crafty Hazelnut 236 Include a sentiment
sweet stampin' Bear with me
alphabet challenge J for Jewels (on the strings and topper)
jingle belles Silver Belles
simply create too #89 Get head for Christmas
stamping boutique Recipe - 1 image (bear), 2 papers (backgrounds), 3 embellishments (2 strings and 1 topper)
Christmas at Sweet Stampin' Christmas Stockings
Card Mania #70 Anything Goes
crafty calender Christmas in July

Thank you for looking and do feel free to leave constructive chriticism.

Hugz Tinz


  1. This is a "bear-y" cute card! Thanks for sharing with us at AHSC.

  2. What a fun combination of papers ... so glad you celebrated Silver Belles with us at Jingle Belles.

  3. Cute card! Christmas! I suppose I should start mine too but I don't think I'm Thanks for playing at AHSC!

  4. Too cute! Love that you've incorporated Christmas already!! Thanks for playing along at AHSC.

  5. Tinz this is just so festive for Christmas and I love the little bear.
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  6. I love how you used all the different elements. Thanks for joining us at the Stamping Boutique Challenge blog -Annalisa (DT)

  7. Super cute card, I love all the details! Thanks for playing along with Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge (AHSC)!

    Brandi R
    DT member AHSC

  8. So that image! Thanks for joining us over at Crafty Calendar this month & good luck!
    hugs Jo x

  9. What a beary cute little guy he is. I am very glad you joined us this week at TSB. I hope you had fun!!! See you back very soon to play in another fun challenge. :)


    The Stamping Boutique Design Team Member

  10. A lovely design - thanx for sharing with us at the Alphabet Challenge.
    Hugz, Jan (DT) xx

  11. A cute card. So pleased you shared with us at Alphabet Challenges. Caz

  12. Great bear card. Thanks for joining us at Sweet Stampin'
    Cass xx

  13. this is beary BEARY cute indeed! thanks for joining our JINGLE BELLES fun! <3

  14. Sweet bear Christmas card! Thank you for joining us at Sweet Stampin' this week :)

  15. This really is pretty, I do love the layout. Thank you so much for entering the Crafty Calendar (Christmas in July) Challenge this month, lots of luck to you.

    Hugs Sue Pxxx DT

  16. Lovely card. Thanks for joining us at Card Mania Challenge! zetkaArt


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