7 January 2014

'Dear Santa'

 Yes I know my card is a Christmas card, but in my defence its is a new stamp. My darling hubby took me to The Range & Hobbycraft & I managed to pick up some fantastic Christmas stamps, papers, inks & dies!! Awesomenesses!!!

Anyhoos, it's time for our first challenge of 2014 over at 
Try Stampin' On Tuesday. This week we have a fab sketch for you to follow, which you can find below or here. But we also have a theme for you to follow if you want to...I haven't I have just followed the sketch. The theme is


Challenges I Would Like To Enter
Crafty Cardmakers- bear with me!
Come & Get It- something new (stamp)
Craftitude- Christmas Sparkle
Winter Wonderland- Christmas bears

Image & Colouring Mediums
Image- 'Antlers' Forever Friends
Derwent Coloursoft pencils
Bear- mid brown, pale brown, blush pink & pink
Antlers- dark brown & mid brown
Scarf- deep red & red
Shadow- petrel grey & persian grey

Papers & Embellishments
DP- 'Vintage Christmas' by Hot Of The Press
My stash- red & green card
'Christmas Red' Stickles from Natalie & Amy's
'Dear Santa' from the 'Santa's Workshop' set from Natalie & Amy's
Banner stamp from the Forever Friends 'Good Life' set 

Tools & Glues
'Collall all purpose glue' from Natalie & Amy's
Sizzix Bigshot
5" square green card blank
'Mini poinsettia' die cut by Marianne D LR0142 
'Holly Branches' die cuts by Marianne D LRO244 from Natalie & Amy's

Thank you for stopping by today, please pop over to the main challenge blog & see what fab creations the DT have made using this sketch...

Hugs xx


Sandra H said...

Fab card Shell and your colouring is amazing your soooo good with your bear colours xx

Lin said...

I had to read your post very carefully here Shell. For a moment I thought 'oh no, someone didn't read what we asked and they have used a Moose!' But on closer reading I see it's a forever friends' stamp and they are, of course, bears!

A pretty creation, and well done you. I had fully intended to make all 2014's cards this month, but as usual my resolution has come to nothing for the first week!

Anyhow thanks for sharing this little cutie with us

Crafty Cardmakers

Josephine said...

Beautiful - I love the papers and the sweet image.

Thanks for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers and More!

Joey said...

Awww Shell he would have been too cute to leave in a box till december lol, this is a fab card hun. Joey xx

MJ said...

Super cute, love the stamp. Great job with the sketch.

Sue said...

Gorgeous card Shell. I love the cute image and beautiful detailing.
hugs Sue xx

Craftin Suzie (Susan Flynn) said...

She'll this is fab, what a cutie! Susan x

downrightcrafty said...

Totally Gorgeous love the image, thank you for joining us at the Winter Wonderland for our Teddy challenge
Hugs and Happy New Year
Kate xx

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous card, thank you for joining us at Craftitude this fortnight xx

Elaine said...

I love the image very cute. Always good to get started on xmas cards early. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Carmakers and more.

fiona walker said...

A beautiful cute christmas card thankyou for joining our challenge at Craftitude.
Good luck
Fiona dt x

susiestacey said...

Lovely card and gorgeous stamp.
Thank you for joining the Winter Wonderland 'Teddy Bear' challenge and good luck x Susan x

Feebsy said...

Such a lovely card, I think your colouring is fabulous the layout and papers are great too. It was good of your hubby to take you craft shopping, it looks like you picked up some great items.

Thanks so much for joining in with my challenge at CCM&M.


coops said...

so gorgeous shell.adorable ff bear and I love your colours :D

xx coops xx

Cindy van Oorschot said...

This is really a sweet card. I love the image, and all the embellishments, and as far as Christmas in January, that's great as I do them all year, means less you will have to do at crunch time. Thanks for joining us at Come and Get It this week.
Cindy DT

Meighan Wheller said...

Love the sketch and the adorable image. You can never have too many Christmas cards!!! Thanks for sharing with us at Come and Get It and we hope to see again soon. Meighan DT