Tuesday, November 9, 2010

A Very Sweet Christmas Pair

Hello folks.  How's it goin' for you today?  Pretty good on my end.  Yesterday wasn't all that hunky dorrie so it was good to come home and do some coloring and designing.  I'm getting into the Christmas mood.  Well... the Christmas card mood.  OK, I know... stop 'talking' and start showing.  Will do!  Here's the pair I think is so sweet...

This is Stampavie's adorable image called Bear and Robin.  I'd seen this soooo much last year and finally purchased it at the very end of the season.  I didn't get to use it last year, but finally... I worked it up.  Sooo FUN!!  The funny thing is, I was working on the bear last night and was so frustrated as nothing was looking like I wanted it to.  Instead of getting more and more unhappy, I put it down for the night and would try again the next day (today).  Well, lo and behold!!!  It looked pretty darned good to me!  I really need to keep that in mind.  It may not be as bad as I think.  Waslk away and come back to it later.  Does this happen to any of you too???

This was the first time I've used my BG jovial paper pad.  I decided to go the red and black route as I just love plaids, especially these red and black plaids.  Doesn't it just look like a great pair of flannel jammies??  I really ended up liking this card except it still feels like it's missing something.  I don't know what so I'm not touchin' it!!

I used MS snowflake punches, then glittered them up and added a red button to each.  Now those little snowflakes around the sentiment are just some little dimensional stickers.  They came as white flakes with blue centers.  I used my copic marker (R27) to change them to red.  I'd heard about doing this, but had never tried it myself.  I've got to say this is sooooo kewl!!!  Makes me happy!!  I paper pieced teddy's little muffler.  Oh and I didn't do so well keeping the VersaMagic chalk ink of my little birdie.  She's a mess in these pictures, but please know I have now gone over all stamped lines with a Zig black pen.  Looks much better !  : )

I was able to work this card into several challenges for this week so better get started on that list!

Sketch Saturday - the SKETCH
Little Red Wagon - use the color red
Charisma Cardz - with love at Christmas
Stampin' B's - an animal in a die cut
Alphabet Challenge - B is for bird
Wags 'n Whiskers - sisters or friendship
Allsorts - twas the night before Christmas
Crazy 4 Challenges - create a square card
Crafty Calendar - Christmas snowflakes
StampARTic - Christmas with glitter
Christmas Card Challenge - photo inspiration
Paper Sundaes - let it snow
Pile it on - Christmas featuring animals
Whoopsi Daisy - it's Christmas
A Spoonful of Sugar - snow/snowflakes
ABC Christmas Challenge - winter wonderland
Drunken Stampers - punch me
The Burtonesque Dolls - anything goes

Whew!!  How's that for a 'couple of' challenges??  Thanks for dropping by today and come back soon.

Stamps:  Stampavie bear and robin, SU warm words
Paper:  BG jovial
Ink:  Memento tuxedo black
Supplies:  Nesties, MS snowflake punches, dimensional stickers (little snowflakes), glitter, BG buttons, black rhinestones, VersaMagic chalk ink - wheat
Techniques:  Copic markers and prismacolor pencils w/ gamsol, sponging, paper piecing



Beautiful card! I hope today is better than yesterday for you. Yes, I totally have to walk away from projects at times. It worked, because your card turned out fabulous! :)


Gorgeous card! So glad you joined us for this weeks CCC!


A super card, thank you for joining in at Allsorts Challenge this week and good luck.

More Stampalot candy here


Hi Denise!
You made a realy lovely card, it's a cute Stampavie image! I like your colouring(I am glad you did not throw it away last night), and the dp from BG.Perfect for a Winter Wonderland.
thanks for playing at the ABC Christmas Challenge!
hugs Dorte

Hi my name is * Shaz * welcome to my crafty little corner.

Aww such a sweet cute card thanks for joining us at Alphabet challenge hope to see you again next week.

Love crafts forever

What a beautiful card, and very cute image. Thanks for playing with us at WhoopsiDaisy this week. Good luck. Hugs, Nataliya.


A real cute card
Thanks for joining my challenge at ALLSORTS this week, Good Luck
Hugz Fleur xXx


Oh my cuteness! Thanks for playing along with this weeks Christmas Card Challenge!

Cheryl of Sassy Cheryl's

How adorable is this! I LOVE that bear and those wonderful snowflakes!!!!!
Your coloring is amazing!


Your card turned out to be just adorable. Yes, walking away sometimes helps. Love your image and I'm with you about the them. Thanks for joining the Stampin B's this week.


Oh this is adorable, sooooooo cute!!
Thanks for joining in the fun this week over at Sketch Saturday :o)


Your card is as sweet as can be! Thanks for joining us at Little Red Wagon:)
Joanne xo

Sandy Ang

Such a fab colour combo on your card !
Love to see you at my Christmas Card Challenge


this is really nice. Thank you so much for entering the Allsorts challenge with this project!


WOW! Denise your card is fabulous! I love the sweet image and the design papers you used.
Thank you for joining us at the Whoopsi Daisy this week challenge. Hope you'll join us in our weekly challenge.
Hugs, Rleen

The Crafty Den

Hi Denise, what a gorgeous card. I love the image and your papers are beautiful. Thanks for joining us at Charisma Cardz challenge this week. Hugs, Denise x


Thanks for joining the Charisma challenge.Your card is beautiful.
xx Vee


Great to see you at ABC Christmas challenge, lovely card, I do that quite alot with images, some how they look better the next day, I was thinking the elves were making mine look better when in fact maybe its just time!! anyhow love your card and glad you saved it, and its missing nothing!!!!! Hope to see you next time too! Samantha :0)


awww, this is super cute! Wonderful coloring and lovely papers too!
Thanks for joining us at Paper Sundaes this week!


Your coloring is beautiful! Wonderful card.
Hugs and smiles


this is sooo sweet :0)..thanks so much for sharing it with us at WNW this week...Hugs Debs

Christine aka blankiefinder

Adorable card, and your bear is coloured wonderfully :) Thanks for joining us at Paper Sundaes this week!

Maria Becske.

Beautiful Card!



A gorgeous card, Denise! Love those colors you used. And the image is so cute and how you colored it is awesome. I guess you made paper piecing, right? Thanks for joining us at Paper Sundaes this week.
Hugs, Karina

Emma and Susan

Fabulous. Thanks for joining us this time at Whoopsi.
Love and hugs
Emma and Susan


Stunning card!! Gorgeous papers and super cute image. Thanks for joining us at the Crafty Calender Challenge this month.
Caroline x