Monday, 4 April 2016

Aiming to Please!

I have a Christmas card to share today...using a couple of new things that I picked up a lovely little 'Aladdin's cave' of a craft shop that I recently discovered on a trip to visit my parents. The cute bear stamp ('Aiming to please!' by Penny Black) was in the bargain basket...so I had just had to bring him home with me! I coloured him using watercolour pencils, then fussy cut him out. The other new item is the embossing powder...it's 'Sparkling Snow' by WOW...and although you can't really tell in this photo (in fact you couldn't really tell in any of the many photos I took!) it has a lovely glittery sparkle to it. I used it emboss my Simon Says Stamp 'Falling Snow' background stamp on a piece of watercolour paper that I'd 'smooshed' with Distress Inks (Salty Ocean, Broken China, Chipped Sapphire & Peacock Feathers). To complete the scene...I used a couple of my Lawn Fawn 'Stitched Hillside Border' dies, and added a sentiment from the 'Jolly Christmas' sentiments set by C C Designs/Pollycraft.


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22 comments:

Cazzy said...

The snow caught my eye even in the thumbnail Helen, I might have to buy some of that. I really need to make a list of what I want and why! I will forget I want it later, or I will randomly remember I want something (like the giant size petroleum jelly at a bargain 99p) only to forget what I wanted it for so it sits in the draw for years while I ponder!

Lovely Christmas card, you will be all ready for Christmas - well done!

Carol x

Veerle said...

Such a lovely card. Thank you so much for entering the creative corner challenges.
Greetings, Veerle - DT

Crafty She said...

Really cute card Helen, I can see why you had to bring him home. He made me smile :) xx

Aunty Sue said...

such a lovely card thanks for sharing with us at CRAFT this week in our create your background. Good luck

Shona Erlenborn said...

This is lovely - your happy little teddy image - beautifully colored. Love the snowy background and the lovely stitched snow drifts. Thanks for joining us over at the Creative Challenge of Sparkle N Sprinkle.

Lorraine said...

This is gorgeous, love the cute image and fab scene you've created
Lorraine x

Carol S. said...

Gorgeous card and love this sweet bear. Thanks for joining us at Winter Wonderland. Carol S. DT

Gayatri said...

Aww! Such a cute bear.. Love the snow background. Thank you so much for joining in Simon Says Stamp Anything Goes Challenge.
Gayatri xx

Susan Sudbury said...

This card is so cute! Love the snowy background :) Thanks for joining us at C.R.A.F.T. this time around :)
Susan DT

Heather said...

An adorable card Helen, a lovely design and super colours............your image is beauatifully recoloured along with a super sentiment!!

hugs
Heather xx
Thank you so much for joiningus with Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.

Pat said...

Beautiful card, lovely colours and image, thanks for sharing with us at Sparkles.

Pat xx

Pat said...

Back again to thank you for sharing your lovely card with us at Winter Wonderland this week.

Pat xx

Wendy Nicola Jackson said...

Oh Helen, that is super cute! I LOVE the way you've done the background. So pretty! What a sweet image too. Thanks for joining in our Christmas challenge at Fab 'n' Funky this week. So glad that you did. Do join us again soon. Hugs, Wends x Fab 'n' Funky DT

Susangail Powell said...

That bear is super cute! Love the way you coloured him and the snowy background too - there's a hint of sparkle in the picture - looks great! Thanks for joining us at Christmas Card Challenges this week.

Cindy said...

Such a cutie! Love the snowy background, too! Thanks for sharing with us at Sparkles Christmas Challenge.

laurie said...

Adorable image! I love that snowy backgorund,too. Thanks for sharing at the Christmas Card Challenge!

crafty said...

love the sparkling snow and the cute teddy. Thank you for joining us at Creative Corner this week.
Mary

sweet art designs said...

I love everything bout this card. It is colourful, shiny, and all around well done. Thank you for sharing with us at the C.R.A.F.T. Challenge. - Myrna DT

Sandra H said...

This is just the cutest card ever and just perfect for our challenge over at Sparkles Christmas Challenge "A CLEAN AND SIMPLE CARD" good luck and hope to see you again next time Dt Member Sandra H xx

Sharon said...

Oooooo..lovely card! so many great makes on your blog I have enjoyed browsing through..xxx

Eret said...

Your card is beautiful! Love your coloring of the image and the sky. Really gorgeous work. Thank you for sharing it with us at Sparkle N Sprinkle.
Eret x

Cazro said...

An adorable fun card. Thanks for joining us at Sparkles Christmas Challenges. Hope to see you again. Caz DT.