Monday, 28 September 2015

Present Pile

I have another Christmas card to share today...featuring cute little James the Bear by Lili of the Valley...this stamp is called 'Present Pile'. I coloured him using watercolour pencils to match the 'Bundled Up' paper by Crate Paper. I distressed all of the edges, then added some faux stitching using my CutterBee Bug and a black gel pen. The sentiment is from the 'Scribbly Trees' set by Tim Holtz for Stampers Anonymous, and the adhesive pearls are from Hobbycrft.

Challenges for this card:


scrappymo! said...

This one is so adorable, Helen. I love this sweet little image and your card design is a fave of me! Those distressed edges look fabulous.

Thanks for taking part in the September Rudolph days Challenge.

~ginny said...

I really like the distressed layers and stitching in your design Helen! The pearls are a great detail on this shabby chic project! Thank you for sharing your project and creativity with us at Aud Sentiments for our Christmas challenge!
~ginny, Aud Sentiments DT
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Bonnie said...

What a darling little bear with his pile of presents! Love how you did the faux stitching too!

Kathleen said...

Who can not but love James the Bear, really lovely card.

Kath x

Jean said...

What a cute little bear, ( I love teddy bears) and you have coloured him beautifully. I love the festive papers and faux stitching too.
Jean x

Joan said...

Such a cute little bear and beautifully coloured to tone with your papers

Thanks for joining us at Stamping Sensations this month


Jane Willis said...

Really sweet and I love the patchwork background

KandA said...

Fabulous card and such a cute image xx

April said...

Such a sweet image! I love your card's layout. Great job!

brenda said...

A super creation for this months theme Helen, many thanks for joining in at Stamping Sensations challenge.

B x

JennyH said...

Such a cute card, love the sweet image : )

Craftychris said...

ooh, this is sooooooo cute! I adore it! xxx

Glittertastic said...

Watercolour pencils produce such a soft effect - a lovely card. Thanks for sharing your creation with us this week at Simply Papercrafts

Sharon (Glittertastic)
DT Member

Jennifer_GlitterInMyHair said...

Oh gosh he's just too cute for words! I love the look of this coloring and how you paired it with all the distressing and stitching. Really brings it all together. Thanks for sharing it with us at Aud Sentiments, good luck and hope to see you again in our next challenge!
Jennifer, DT

Lin said...

What an adorable Christmas card. I love the contemporary colours and the funky patterned papers.

Thanks for sharing in our Recipe challenge.

Dream Valley