23 November 2013

'Beary Christmas!'

We went to the rugby again last night, it was fantastic even if it was freezing! lol! To make the night perfect my two favourite players were playing 'Danny Cipriani' (who is Kelly Brooks partner) & very tasty lol & Mark Cueto they both played fantastically, even tho Mark got injured!
To top it off Sharks won 26-10...come on you Sharks! lol

Anyhoos on to today's My Time To Craft challenges, where this week we want to see your


creations, so ....babies 1st Christmas, for Mom & Dad, Grandchildren etc....as long as the special sentiment is on the front of your creation!

My 'special Christmas' card is for our friends who are spending their 1st Christmas in their new home! 
Also its the first time I have used an 8 x 8" square card. I've had a pack of 30 for along time, but have always been scared to use them. You will be seeing them a bit more I think lol!

I just love the tiny snowmen die!

I thought I'd show you a close up of my poinsettia holly corner thingy!

Challenges I Would Like To Enter
Aud Sentiments- any sentiment
Happy Campers- glitter it
ABC Christmas- winter wishes
Crafts 4 Eternity- glitter & sparkle
Designed To Colour- Christmas
Sparkles Christmas- Have a Beary Christmas

Image & Colouring Mediums
Image- 'Forever Friends Cosy Christmas' by DoCrafts
Derwent Inktense pencils 
Bears- tan
Hats- shiraz & poppy red
Scarves- deep blue, iris blue, beech green & field green
Gloves- shiraz, poppy red, beech green & field green
Snow- sea blue
Tim Holtz distress ink
Snowmen- colour tinted with 'salty ocean' from Natalie & Amy's

Papers & Embellishments
DP- 'Back 2 Basics Vintage Christmas' 8x8 by Docrafts from Natalie & Amy's
My stash- ribbon, 2.5mm & 3mm red pearls, green, red & white card
'Star Dust' Stickles from Natalie & Amy's
Sentiment computer generated

Tools & Glues
'Collall all purpose glue' from Natalie & Amy's
'Collall 3D glue with tools' from Natalie & Amy's
Sizzix Bigshot
8 x 8" square card blank 
'Mini Snowmen' die cut by Memory Box 98675 from Natalie & Amy's
'Mini Poinsettia' die cut by Marianne D LR0142 from Natalie & Amy's
'Holly Branches' die cut by Marianne D LR0244 from Natalie & Amy's
'Icicle Border' die cut by Marianne D LR0135 
'Ticket' die cut by X-Cut 657569

Thank you so  much for stopping by today, I will be around soon if I haven't already been. The girls have made some real 'special Christmas' cards, make sure you pop over & leave them some love! 
The girls off out tomorrow night to Manchester to see '30 Seconds to Mars & You Me@6' so late night for them. Then next Saturday me & Katie are off to Manchester to see 5IVE!!! Sooooooooo excited lol!!
Have a fab weekend no matter what your doing
hugs xx


~ginny said...

I really like the icicles below the ribbon Shell - a very nice detail. The die cut shape you used for the focal image is a great choice for that layout too. Thanks for sharing your project in the “Any Sentiment” Challenge.
~ginny, DT for Aud Sentiments
RubberMAD (GettyCollection.com)

Rebecca said...

Hi Shell your card is adorable! The 2 bears hugging are soo cute and the holly leaves are really creative! I hope you have a wonderful weekend and its not to cold!

Love From Rebecca xx

Hazel (Didos) said...

Ah this is brill, Love FF Bears as you well know and Im loving this card, Super cute. Yeahhh 5s in da house!!!! Love Me xoix

Sue B said...

Aww this is gorgeous Shell… what a cute image and so beautifully coloured! I love the pretty papers and the poinsettia and holly! :-))
Yes, I must get some more 8 x 8 card blanks... you can fit so much more on them... especially those lovely corner dies!
Hope you have a lovely weekend hun!
Big Hugs
Sue B xx

Craftin Suzie (Susan Flynn) said...

Lurve it Shell! Those little poinsettias are too gorgeous! Susan x

coops said...

aw so gorgeous shell.adorable ff bears and your details and design are stunning ;D

xx coops xx

Annette said...

Aww, your bear couple are so cute.
Thank you so much for joining in with our challenge at the ABC Christmas Challenge.
Annette - Netty's Cards
Proud to design for :
ABC Christmas Challenge,
As You Like It Challenge,
Top Tip Tuesday,
Pink Gem Designs,
The Stamp Basket, and
Stamp Fairy.

Lorraine A said...

Fabulous card Shell :-)

apologies, I am having to copy and paste my comments as I have tendonitis

thanks for joining us on the ABC Christmas Challenge
Lols x x x

Dot said...

Really a cute Christmas card, love your sweet image.
Thanks for joining our W challenge at ABC Christmas Challenge, and good luck,
Dorte x

Debbie said...

Your friends will love this very special card.It is beautiful.Hugs. Debbie x

Claire said...

Adorable card Shell, love the image. Hugs, Claire x

Sandra H said...

Hi Shell......"wow" l adore your teddies and you colour them so beautifully gorgeous poinsettia too just gorgeous is everything about it xx

Kim. said...

This is a really pretty large card. Love the bears they are really sweet and your holly and poinsettia are both gorgeous. Can't wait to see more large cards now that they are not soooo scary lol.
Kim xXx

Craftyanny said...

Fabulous Shell, love it
Anne x

Jennifer LaVite said...

So cute! Love the holly branch. Thanks for joining us at Sparkles Christmas Challenges.

Pat said...

Gorgeous Christmas card, lovely image, great Holly and Poinsettia and super cute tiny snowman.

Pat xx

michele said...

Gorgeous card Shell! Thanks for joining us at Crafts 4 Eternity this week hugs x

Sandra H said...

Ooooo wow perfect card and adorable image for our challenge over at Sparkles Christmas Challenge "Have a Beary Christmas" thank you for joining our challenge and good luck hope to see you next time Dt Member Sandra H xx