Saturday 9 November 2013

James Bear's Pile of Presents

Deciding to play along with this month's challenge at LOTV Ideas to Inspire where the theme is pink & white, I chose a Christmas-themed image rather than a particularly 'girly' one. Isn't this bear a cutie? He is LOTV's James Bear with his 'Pile of Presents' & I coloured him with Promarkers.

I used my Silhouette Cameo to create all my cut-file layers from the basic card shape upwards, including the poinsettia & (pink) holly leaves too. The centre of the flower has pearly dots of Cosmic Shimmer but I went for 'real' pearls on the card itself, one in white & a white one coloured with my Promarker to the correct shade of pink. (How is it my pearls are never the same shade that I need?). Sadly, though now the right shade, colouring the pearl made it lose it's lustre rather.

Tag front

The image & it's pink scalloped mat were attached using glue gel to give some dimension which would allow  my tag to pop in neatly behind. Again cut with my Cameo, the tag with matching papers has a ticket sentiment from Cuddly Buddly on the front & on the reverse I created an off-set white mat to allow me to write who the card is to/from later.

The back of the card, also a scalloped design, has a few layers of it's own. I opted for a centralised circular sentiment (again from Cuddly Buddly) set on a another scalloped mat.

Bye for now,

Tine :)

Challenges I wish to enter this card for are:

LOTV's Ideas to Inspire - pink & white (using LOTV image)
Sweet Stamping - Christmas is coming
Penny's - lots of layers
Creative Card Crew - teddy bears
Digi Sketch - use sketch &/or theme of animals
Pile It On - animals with character
Squirrel & Fox - animal antics
Cards Galore - animals
Artistisc Inspirations - spots & stripes
There She Goes - pattern power - spots & stripes
Crafty Calendar - all things Christmas
Silhouette Challenges - anything holiday
Great Impressions - holiday card or tag
One Crazy Stamper - Christmas
Art Impressions - holly jolly (Christmas cards)
Paper Shelter - winter fun (shopping for presents!)
Colour Me Creative - winter frost cold
Die-cut Divas - let's celebrate
Heck of a Challenge - in the frame
Stampavie & More - die-cut embellishments (cut using Cameo)
Lady Anne - more than one layer
Hobby House - pearls
613 Avenue - anything goes
Papertake - anything goes
Penny Black & More - anything goes.

Friday 8 November 2013


Just a quick post today & this card uses this cute little image from A Day For Daisies called 'Sami' peeping from a Christmas stocking. Coloured with Promarkers, I also paper-pieced the central part of the stocking.

I chose to use this week's MOJO's sketch & used my Silhouette Cameo to cut out the image's tag (print & cut) & other elements too using papers traditional Christmas colours with a distinctly spots & stripes theme. The sentiment is a stamp from LOTV & fit onto the shape beautifully.

Tine :)

Mojo Monday - design sketch
Artistisc Inspirations - spots & stripes
There She Goes - pattern power - spots & stripes
Creative With Love - Christmas reds & greens
Crafty Calendar - all things Christmas
Silhouette Challenges - anything holiday
Great Impressions - holiday card or tag
Jingle Belles - holiday traditions - hanging up that stocking in anticipation
Pink Gem - Christmas is coming
Art Impressions - holly jolly (Christmas cards)
One Crazy Stamper - Christmas
Incy Wincy - use either ribbon, twine or fibres
Lady Anne - more than one layer
Crazy - B is for.....banners
Digi Makeover - layers (& use a digi - image, papers & cutter)
Timeless Tuesday - negative energy (heart 'embellishment' is negative space)
Sister Act - anything goes
Papertake - anything goes.