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Wednesday, 21 August 2013

Benson Bear

It'a bit scary isn't it how fast the days are flying by. That mouse in the treadmill is beginning to look more and more like me. It only seems like a few days ago that I was announcing another challenge at Penny's Paper Crafty...well that one has finished, and we have a new one for you. The theme we have for you is usually very popular :-
Thank you to our generous sponsors this week.
I chose to use Crafty Sentiments dig stamp Benson Bear Birthday. However, 
I created a Christmas rather than birthday card.
I used kraft card for the greetings tag, and all my layering, and
sponged it with Mowed Lawn distress ink. That tiny holly, and
the greeting are brand new dies I bought at a craft show last week.
A closer look at Benson Bear, coloured with Promarkers. The red dots
are the tiny holly berries from my new mini die, cut from mirri board.
Inside my card matches the front. The tiny holes in the scallops were 
made with a Fiskars punch. That pretty paper is heavily glittered, but
as is so often the case, the glitter does not show in the photo.

Craft Room - 'Something New' (mini-holly, & greetings dies)
Christmas Card #38 - 'Non-TraditionalChristmas Image'
Christmas Cards All Year Round - 'Fussy and Fancy'
Winter Wonderland - 'Red and Green'

Image - Crafty Sentiments Designs digi Benson Birthday
Colouring - Promarkers
Paper - Art Stamps Australia
Dies- Spellbinders Classic and Scalloped Circles; Memory Box Mini Holly Leaves; Cheery Lynn Deco Corners; Elizabeth Craft Designs Season's Greetings
Punches - EK Success Scalloped Corner; Fiskars 1/8" hole
Ink - Tim Holtz Distress Ink Mowed Lawn

For a chance to win great prizes, why not visit Penny's Paper Crafty and enter our Dies and/or Punches challenge.

Until next time, happing crafting,
Jennifer. x


  1. What a darling card! Your image is so sweet and I adore the gold corners! Thanks for joining us at 52CCT! :)

  2. gorgeous use of those reds and greens, thank you for sharing with us at the Winter Wonderland
    Hugs Kate xx

  3. An adorable Christmas card, traditional with a modern twist love it. thank you for sharing with us at Craft-Room Challenge XOXO Zoe

  4. Gorgeous card Jennifer. the image is so cute and i love the papers.
    Lorraine x

  5. perfect cute christmas card, thanks for sharing with us at the Craft Room Challenge, Debi x

  6. Thanks for sharing your lovely Christmas card for CCAYR 'Christmas extravaganza - fussy and fancy' - hope to see you again soon, Hazel, CCAYR design team - you could also enter this into my CHNC challenge extra for August - I'd love to see it there too. x

  7. Such a sweet card, love the matching inside too! Thanks so much for playing along with us at 52 {C}CT, please come back soon! Ruth x

  8. An adorably cute Christmas card, I love the bear. Thanks for joining in with our 'Something New' theme at the Craft-Room.

    Maria xx

  9. This is lovely - the backing paper is just fab, with a great vintage feel. Such a cute image too. Thanks so much for playing along with 52CCT this week!

  10. You did a terrific job coloring that darling image! I'm impressed that the tiny red embellishments to the scallops were cut from a die and that you placed them so perfectly! Thanks for sharing your card with us at 52{C}CT. :)

  11. Adorable Christmas card Jennifer. The image is so cute and I love the layout.

    Deborah A


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