Thursday, 1 August 2013

A Beary Simple Christmas

I don't usually start making Christmas cards this early but there are so many cute images around at the moment, I couldn't resist this one. 
The card and tags are decorated using a Bugaboo Stamps Benji Bear plus papers, flower and embellishments from DoCrafts.

The patterned paper I have used is quite 'busy', so I have kept the card very simple to keep focal attention on the image. 
Starting with a red card blank, I cut the paper to fit and glued down, leaving a gap around the edge. 
I used a Fiskars shape cutter to cut three ovals from green patterned paper. I glued these onto red card and cut out to form borders.  I printed the image three times onto white card - one large and two small - then coloured them with watercolour pencils, brushed with water and cut them out.  I attached these to the centre of the ovals using 3D foam pads, then glued the one with the big image onto the card. 
I cut a strip from green snowflake paper and punched holes along the centre, then knotted some twine and threaded it through the holes, knotting at the other end. I inked the edge with dark green then attached it to the bottom of the card using 3D foam pads.  To give the poinsettia a bit of sparkle, I dipped a brad in some PVA glue and gold glitter before attaching it to the card.  
To complete the tags I punched holes all around the edges and threaded twine through, knotting at the top. 
Finally I added some fine white glitter to the white areas of the hats on all bears. 

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
1. Polkadoodles - Week 30 Christmas In July
2. Fab 'n' Funky Challenges - #180 Make A Set
3. Paper Creators Crafts - #12 Just Bears
4. Chocolate, Coffee & Cards - #44 Animals
5. The Crafter's Cafe - 22 Anything Goes
6. Cute Card Thursday - 280 Anything Goes


  1. Such a nice christmas card ! Superb colors !
    Thanks for joining us at the Paper Creator challenge !

  2. Nicola this is an adorable card! I love the little bear and the tags will look so cute on presents. Thanks for joining us at the Crafter's Cafe Challenge & good luck!

  3. Aww lovely Christmas card thanks for joining in with us at Polkadoodles

  4. Well done for starting your Christmas cards already and this is a great little set to start off with! Thanks for sharing with us @ Fab 'n Funky :)

  5. So very cute! - a great take on our sets challenge - thank you for playing along with us at Fab'n'Funky this week hugs Judith x

  6. fab Christmas Card!

    Kim a.k.a DigiDarla


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