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Sunday, 18 November 2012

Scarlette's Christmas Bear

Hello fellow crafters,
Well here we are, yet another day closer to Christmas, and tonight  I have a card in one of my favourite colour combos - pink and green. It is for our little granddaughter, Scarlette, in London. This will be her 3rd Christmas...where did that time fly???
I told you that you would be seeing a lot of this little bear this Christmas - he is so adorable.
I usually colour bears in soft browns, creams, or fawn, but this time I chose greys, as I also love pink and grey together. I applied Glossy Accents to the holly berries to give them some dimension.
The gorgeous pink glittered cardstock is great to work with - no matter how much it is handled, it does not shed its glitter. It comes in a vast array of yummy colours, of which I have several.
As usual, I have decorated inside the card, to co-ordinate with the front. I hate to waste anything, so I used the negative of the die cut border on the front of the card, vertically on the inside panel.
On the back of the card, I used some leftover snowflakes from an MS 'Aspen Snowflake' border punch.

Challenges I would like to enter are -
Crafts and Me #110 - 'Non Traditional Christmas Colours'
Sparkles Christmas #22 - 'Contemporary Colour Combo'
Penny Black and More - 'Any Die Will Do' (2nd entry)
Fab and Funky #147 - 'Let's See Those Bears' (Top 3)
Sparkles Monthly #38 - 'Christmas Is Coming'
Crafty Sentiments - 'Christmas' (3rd entry)
In The Pink #8 - 'Punches and/or Dies'
Bearly Mine #61 - 'Pink Christmas' (Top 3)

Image - Stampavie 'Merry Bear'
Colouring - Promarkers
Sentiment - Computer generated 'Beachman Script'
Paper - Kaisercraft (several years old)
Glittered card - Art Stamps Australia
Paper for holly leaves and flourish - handmade from my stash
Dies - Cheery Lynn 'Holly Flourish'; Marianne 'Snowflakes'; Spellbinders 'Poinsettia', 'Fleur de Lis Border', 'Floral Ovals', 'Scalloped, and Classic Ovals', 'Classic Rectangles'
Punches - Martha Stewart 'Aspen Snowflake' PATP, Carl
Bells, pearls, silver cord, Stickles, Glossy Accents - from my junk stash

Until next time, happy crafting and thank you for visiting.
Jennifer. x


  1. This is beautiful Jennifer. I can see why you love the image. Great colouring and use of dies. The poinsettia looks gorgeous. I'm sure she will love it
    Eileen x

  2. Gorgeous card I love your image and your papers, the diecuts are fabulous. Thanks for joining us at Bearlymine, good luck with the challenge. hugs Shirleyxxxx

  3. So gorgeous, adorable bear and love that pretty sparkly poinsettia.
    Thanks for playing along at Fab'n'Funky this week.
    Wendy xx

  4. Aww Jennifer this really is beyond cute .... I'm sure Scarlette will a bsolutely love it!
    Pauline x

  5. oh, he is adorable and this is such a sweet card! i love the sparkle, the berries, die cuts and those cute little bells. thank you so much for playing along with our 'any die will do' theme this month at penny black and more.

  6. Wonderful Christma card -Thanks for joining us at Crafty Sentiments this week
    Lisa x

  7. Hi Jennifer

    Your card is fabulous... I love that image and that gorgeous pink flower. And with it's personalised 'made by' on the reverse, it should be treasured forever.

    Thanks for sharing with us at In The Pink... hope to see you here again soon!

    Christine x

  8. The card is really lovely Jennifer and I imagine that poinsettia even prettier in real life.

    Thanks so much to joining in with our Any Die Will Do theme at Penny Black and More challenge this month.

    B x

  9. Totally gorgeous. such a fabby card and beautifully decorated inside and out. Thank you for sharing with us at BearlyMine Challenges this time. Jackie GD.

  10. This is just beyond sweet! Fabulous job! Thank you for joining us this week at the Crafty Sentiment Designs Challenge!

    Jackie, Crafty Sentiments Designs DT

  11. Just gorgeous Jennifer !! Super colours, super cute image and super flower !! Thanks so much for joining us this week at Crafty Sentiments Designs !!

    hugs Diane xx

  12. Jennifer, this really has the Awwwww factor - how could anyone resist that little Teddy Bear - he's adorable, and the inside decoration makes this card extra-special.
    Thank you for joining in the fun again at ITP - do pop by next time too!
    Sylvia xx

  13. Hi Jennifer, fabulous card made with love, beautiful details.
    Thank you for sharing at Penny Black and More, good luck;-))m

  14. What a stunning card you have made. It fits our challenge this week well. Thanks for taking part and good luck. Best wishes, Kym (Bearly Mine Challenge Blog Design Team)

  15. A brilliant creation!

    Thank you for sharing at Sparkles Christmas Challenges this time
    Good luck in the draw

    Shaz x

  16. Sooooo sweet Jennifer, I;m sure she will love it. Cheers Di xo

  17. Absolutely gorgeous! Loooove that poinsettia! Thanks so much for joining in our "non traditional Christmascolours" challenge over at Crafts and Me. Hugs..Mona

  18. Ah this is lovely, What a great card, Thanks for playing Sparkles Monthly Christmas Challenge, Hazelxox

  19. A beautiful card

    Thankyou for joining us in our Christmas is Coming Challenge

    Good luck in the draw

    Ang x


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