Monday, 30 May 2016

A Christmas Bear Hug

A Christmas card today, using one of my fave Christmas colour combos, red, white and kraft.  I dug out one of my old Penny Black stamps, called Bear Hug, for this one, colouring it with my Promarkers, highlighting with a touch of Star Dust Stickles.
 The spots and stripes card is from Anna Marie Designs, to which I've added kraft card for matting, stamping and heat embossing a sentiment with a Papermania stamp, directly onto one of the mats.
To embellish, I added some kraft coloured ribbon with a matching bow, some snowflakes cute with Sweet Dixie dies from glitter card and topped with red gems, and some home made Card Candi, made with a small Xcut circle punch and an embossing tool, as I didn't have any real Candi in the right colour.

I'm entering this card in the following challenges -
Dragonfly Journeys - #59 - Polka Party
Passion for Promarkers - #347 - Ribbon or Lace
Penny Black and More - Anything Goes
Pile It On - #109 - Tic, Tac, Toe - Dots, Image, Stripes
52 Christmas Card Throwdown - Dies and Punches
Crafting With Dragonflies - #58 - Animals
The Stamping Boutique - Furry Friends
Crafting By Designs - Get Ready For Christmas
Fab 'n' Funky - #306 - Christmas


  1. Gorgeous card Wendy, love your design and colours, sweet image too, Kate x

  2. A totally gorgeous card Wendy, I love the spots n stripes papers and I adore the cute PB image too :)

  3. Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at TSB, good luck!!! Amy DT

  4. A fantastic colour combination and beautiful card too. Love the image, so cute.

  5. What a sweet and beautifully made card. Thanks for sharing with us at Penny Black & More.
    Lynn x

  6. such an adorable image and card design
    Ginny x
    My Blog As I do Rodos

  7. Fantastic colouring! Thanks for sharing your lovely card with us at 52CCT, April x

  8. So gorgeous Wendy.Really sweet image and I love your colouring and papers :D

    xx coops xx

  9. Adorable and so gorgeous...Thanks for playing along with us at Fab'n'Funky this week:)
    Wendy xx

  10. Ooh wow, that's delish! Love the paper combo Wendy. The red, white and kraft is a fabulous combo. Such a gorgeous image, beautifully coloured and that bow, oh my, it's perfect! Fantastic entry for our Christmas challenge last week. So glad you shared your gorgeous creation with us at Fab 'n' Funky. Come and play again soon. Hugs, Wends x Fab 'n' Funky DT

  11. Fabulous Christmas card. I love your bow and the colour. Thank you for sharing it with us at Crafting with Dragonflies. Wynn DT

  12. c'est trop adorable Wendy, cette scène est trop mignonne et les couleurs superbes, merci de jouer avec nous chez 52CCT, biz

  13. This is so cute card. I feel that warm hug :-) Jarka (DT Crafting with Dragonflies)

  14. Hi Wendy! This is just so cute! I just love the red and white with the touches of kraft too, and of course that sweet stamp really will cheer someone up around the holidays. Thanks so much for joining my challenge this week :)

    Jeannie T.
    Dragonfly Journeys

  15. This so cute - lovely image and the colours are super. Sorry to be so late commenting, but thanks so much for playing along with our stash challenge at 52CCT this week! Deborah, DT.

  16. I love this Wendy, I just saw it spotlighted at Crafting By Designs and had to take a closer look. The kraft card looks gold with that ribbon, and against the red and white it is so beautiful, simply stunning. XOX Lucy

  17. This is just lovely! Perfect coloring and the whole card is really cute!

  18. Wow! Your colouring is amazing. Congratulations on being in the Spotlight at Crafting By Designs. Emma x


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