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.


  1. Fabby card Tine...I love the image...!!

  2. This is SO soft and lovely! Gorgeous soft pink and I adore your sweet image! Thanks for joining us at Great Impressions! :)

  3. Tine, this is beautiful and sweet and adorable all rolled into one. I love the soft colors and your coloring is outstanding. Thank you for playing along with us at 613 Avenue Create Challenge #44!

  4. Wow stunning card, love your clever design, thank you for sharing at 613 Avenue Create
    Alex x

  5. Just gorgeous. James is one of my favourite stamp characters! Thank you for joining us at Sweet Stampin'. Sammy-x

  6. Outstanding colouring Tine, very cute little bear. Fab card.

  7. Stunning! - Love your coloring!

    Thanx for joining us at The Paper Shelter
    We wish you the best of luck, and hope to see you back next time!

    Eva Gro
    The Paper Shelter DT

  8. Beautiful card!! Love that sweet little digi and the colors are so soft and pretty. Thanks for joining us at silhouette challenges :)

  9. So soft and sweet. The colors palette is gorgeous, as is your snowflake embellishment.

    Thanks for joining our Teddy Bear Picnic at Creative Card Crew.


  10. As it’s something I really don’t like doing for a whole comment will admit to this being a copy and paste one because I am unable to type properly at the moment, but didn't want to miss the opportunity to take a look at your lovely creation and thank you for joining us at Penny Black and More challenge.

    B x

  11. Wow what a super cute the pale pink thank you for joining in with us at digi sketch

  12. The bear is so cute. so many layers and all put together perfectly. What a lovely card Tine.

  13. Gorgeous card Tine, I like the adorable image, Thank you for joining in with us at Heck of a challenge this month, Good Luck
    Kevin xx

  14. super sweet! Thanks for playing along with There She Goes Challenge!

  15. Adorable. Love the image its so cute and your colouring is beautiful.
    Thank you for joining us at Creative Card Crew

    Huggsss, Angelique

  16. This is just lovely! This would make a perfect baby girl first Christmas card. Thanks for joining us at Sweet Stampin' this week.

  17. Aw lovely card. The colours are gorgeous
    Thanks for joining in this week at Pennys Paper Crafty Challenge
    Hugs katie x

  18. Adorable card. Love the colour combination. Thanks for joining us at TPS this week. Pat K x

  19. What a delightful card. Love the beautiful colour scheme. Thanks for joining us at Die Cut Divas.

  20. This is so pretty! What lovely soft colours, and the poinsettia is fabulous! James the Bear is so cute, and I love your colouring! Thanks for joining in at The Squirrel and the Fox!

    love Mags B x

  21. That bear is just so cute and adorable. Sigh... the coloring is marvelous.

    So glad you joined us at Die Cut Divas.

  22. What a pretty card.

    Thanks for sharing at Sweet Stampin'.


  23. he's an adorable cutie and the pink and white look very festive for the holiday season. thank you so much for playing along with us this month at penny black and more.

  24. OMGOSH...this is just ADORABLE! Thanks so much for joining us at Sweet Stampin' this week :)

  25. What a totally adorable card. Thanks for joining us at Die Cut Divas.

  26. This is a delightful card. I love all the layering inside and out and the cute tag. The image is darling and I like your colors

    Mary Anne, Great Impression DT

  27. Lovely ! thanks for playing with "Stampavie and More Challenge" this week. Good luck!

  28. I'm lovin' James in touch with his feminine side all in pink! Fabulous and so pretty Tine, your die cuttin is amazing too Mrs!!
    Thanks for playing along at HOAC challenge this month and I hope you will join us again soon
    Hugs Laurie xx

  29. So pretty, TFS with us at OCS!

  30. What a gorgeous card! Love how all the layers are cut with your cameo, that's amazing. I need to use my cameo more. Thanks for the inspiration!