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Wednesday, 18 September 2013

The Cutest Bear On The Block!

Hi Everyone,
Surprise!! Two posts in one week! 
I have been really busy making things for the Craft Fair I am doing at the end of the month in Sevenoaks, Kent. Christmas gift boxes, with gifts inside, clocks, treasure boxes, Christmas door hangers and of course, loads of Christmas cards, to name but a few.
This card is using James the Bear from Lili Of The Valley. It was one from the latest release of their Christmas stamps.
I first sprayed the card blank  and the piece of card for the topper, with 'Tattered Angels' Gold Glimmer Mist, Mica Spray. I also stamped a bit of a snowflake in each corner, with gold Brilliance Ink.
The backing paper is from last year, so have no idea where I got it! I stamped James with the Christmas Tree, using Versafine Grey Ink Pad. I then coloured him with Distress Inks, my favourite product. For the fur on his hat and the snow on the tree, I used Americana Acrylic dimensional writer.  Whilst it was still wet, I added a mixture of fine Crystal glitter and white Flock, which gave it a fluffy feel.
The sentiment is a Hobby Arts stamp I bought from The Craft Barn. I stamped it with InigoBlu Flitter Glue and then applied gold Mega Flakes to the glue. I then matted this onto a piece of silk finish gold Mirri Board.
I cut out James, so I could 3D him onto the piece of card, alongside the sentiment. I used Pinflair Gel to do this and then added some Stickles to the star and the baubles.

I hope you like little James and if you do, you should visit LOTV for even more James the Bear stamps. I do have a couple more!!
I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
                          Papertake Weekly Challenge - Make it Sparkle
                          Creative Card Crew - Christmas
                          Crazy Hazel Nuts Christmas Challenge - Cut It Out
                          Sister Act Card Challenge - Anything Goes
                                     Crafty Hazel nuts Christmas Challenge2
Thanks for stopping by and please return again soon. If you are not a follower, then I would love it if you took the time to join me.
Big hugs,
Carol S.xx


Chrissy said...

Adorable card Carol.Love the wee Bear with his tree and the fur trim on his hat.Fabulous colouring too and love the sentiment..


Hazel said...

He certainly is cute - thanks for entering my CHNC challenge 142 - you could also enter this into my CHNC challenge extra for September - I'd love to see it there too. x

KraftyKoolKat said...

What a cutie. Come here give me a hug. Lovely card. Thank you so much for sharing your lovely creation with us at Creative Card Cew.

Cathy DT

shampylou30 said...

Beautiful card I love this bear xxxxxxxxx

Unknown said...

What a beautiful card Carol and love the idea of using the crystal glitter and flock...awesome card and love the image.xx

Pop's Cards said...

Hi sweetie, this is just gorgeous hugs Pops x x x

Shelly said...

Oh so cute Carol... just love the snow effect! Good luck with the Craft Fair! xx

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karen said...

he is so cute, fabulous card, thanks for joining us at PTW, karenx

Jennifer said...

Beautiful Carol. Love his fur! xx Jenny xx

Elise said...

OooOoH Carol!!!!!!! This is simply GORGEOUS!!!!!!! I so love what you have done with James the Bear .. he is sooo CUTE isn't he?? hehehe!!! I truly LOVE your creation!

Big Hugs,

Anonymous said...

Definitely the cutest bear, so sweet
Hugs Julie P

Unknown said...

Oh my goodness - this is just such a sweet card! What an adorable little bear and I love the dimension you've added. Thanks for playing along with us at Creative Card Crew!

shampylou30 said...

hi carol hope your stall did ok thanks for visiting my blog glad I made you laugh sue xxx

Elaine said...

A gorgeous card Carol.
I'm not good at colouring animals at all and I avoid them at all costs, but I do have a soft spot for James...I must get the stamps out and get inky!

Your colouring is this ♥

Big hugs
Elaine xxx

Anne said...

What an adorable card, I love James the Bear too Carol, he's so cute!
Anne x