Tuesday, 2 August 2011

Teddy Bear Blues

I've been using up leftovers on today's card...I had some of the card I'd coloured using Distress Inks for this card going spare, so I embossed it with my Cuttlebug 'Snowflakes' folder, and used it for a Christmas card. The adorable bear is of course 'James the Bear - In the Snow' by Lili of the Valley...I coloured him using watercolour pencils, and added 'Crystal' Stickles to the snow. The snowflakes were cut using Marianne Designs Creatables and Cuttlebug dies...adding some more Stickles and an adhesive gem to the smaller ones, and the ribbon (dyed using more Distress Inks) is from my stash.


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25 comments:

Dot said...

Beautiful blue bear,Helen.
hugs Dorte

Debs M said...

he is my go to xmas image, lovely x

Debbie said...

Wow Helen had a nose at your other Christmas cards, you have made 60+ already, brilliant.
I have just made two in a row, and have had a letter for a Christmas Craft sale in November, so need to do more now!!
I love the embossing on your background, will have a go at this on my next C card. Debbiexx

Claire x said...

Gorgeous card - love the distressed embossing on the background. Hugs, Claire x

SmilynStef said...

Fabulous water coloring and I love how you dyed the ribbon to match ... so glad you joined us at jingle belles.

lauren bergold said...

ooooooooh you are SO CLEVER to create your own custom cardstock and matching ribbon with DI's... brilliant way to stretch supplies and have EXACTLY the right stuff for ANY occasion! as proven by this very lovely and VERY appealing, totally festive "blue xmas" card! LOVE it! ♥!

Little K Smith said...

Aaawww super sweet card Helen, love this lil' bear, beautfiul blues and love all the embossing too :)
Kelly.x

June Houck said...

Helen, your image is *beary* sweet! I just want to snuggle him. Your embossed snowflakes and die cut ones are the perfect embellishments. Beautifully done!

Sandra said...

Beautiful blue card love the embossed background and the bear is adorable:) Sandra H

Riet said...

What a gorgeous card Helen.

Hugs Riet.xx

Mona E said...

Wow...this is so sweet. Thanks for playing at Crafts and Me. Hugs...Mona

Annette said...

I just adore this image Helen, and your paper is so lovely. Thanks for joining us at the Incy Wincy Challenge this week. Annette xx

bettand said...

Beautiful christmas card. Love the colour combo and the image. Thanks for playing at Totally Gorjuss this week. Hope to see you again on saturday for another challenge. Bettina

Kat said...

Beautiful card Helen, lovely in blue. One of my favourite James the bear Christmas images. Thanks for joining us at TG this week.

Kat xx

CraftinGranny said...

What a beautiful card Helen. One of my fav images and I love those blues.

Thanks so much for joining us at CCAYR with this gorgeous creation. Hope to see you back soon. "Hugs" Carol

mamapez5 said...

He's so cute and you have coloured him beautifully. I love that embossing folder and use my one loads. Altogether a lovely card. Kate x

Paper Pixie Handmade Cards said...

Lovely card , love blue xmas cards K x

Angela said...

Oh Helen he is soooooo cute, I jus want to hug that cute little bear. Great card. Thanks for joining us this week at Crafts and Me Challenges.
Hugs:)
Angela

Edith said...

Helen, this XMas card is so sweet! Love your coloring and all the beautiful details!
Edith

Vicky said...

Just gorgeous Helen...!

thanks for joining us at tpc...and good luck..!

hugs Vicky xx

debby4000 said...

Wonderful cute Christmas card Helen.
luv
Debby

Marie B. said...

ACK! This is so cute! :)

Katarina said...

What an adorable card! Thanks for playing along in our LOTV challenge!

Kaz said...

Awww I do LOVE this little fella with blues! Absolutely adore your card!
Kaz xx

Carissa said...

This is gorgeous. Love the embossed and distressed background and those large snowflakes.
Hugs, Carissa