Tuesday, 31 August 2010

Christmas in August - just!!

Good evening! I've had an extra day off work today following the Bank Holiday, so I made this card this afternoon before I went out ... but I thought I'd better post it quickly as the title "Christmas in August" won't seem nearly so apt when we get to tomorrow lol!

I have inked up one of my darling new LotV stamps for the first time .. the difficulty is knowing which one to choose first, they are all SOOO cute!

I deliberately set out to make this card fit several challenges ....

Firstly, I used this fab sketch from Teddy Stampers #18 - I have not seen this challenge blog until now, but I'm guessing from the title that it requires a teddy image ;-) ... well that works for me with these LotV cuties!

I would also like to enter this card for the following challenges:

Creative Inspirations #41 - Christmas in August
Totally Gorjuss #45 - Christmas in August
Paper Sundaes #33 - Christmas in August
Secret Crafter #98 - Make a Start on Christmas
Crafty Cardmakers Spotlight - Glitter & Sparkle

.. and talking of gliiter and sparkle, here's a closeup of teddy's tinsel.

Main image: LotV "james Bear Wrapped in Tinsel", coloured wtih Copics & Promarkers, and tinsel effect created with Stickles;
Sentiment; Craftwork Cards;
Papers: Papermania "Silent Night";
Supplies: Flower, leaves and sparkly stars from Prima Chrstmas bubble; pearls, pearl gem and gold spacer from the Hobby House; ribbon from stash;
Tools: small, large and large classic scalloped circle nestabilities; Fiskars "Victorian" cutting blade.

Back to work tomorrow ... but I already have another card made and hope to have a third in the bag by then ;-)


  1. Aaawww gorgeous card Pauline, adore these bears! Love the colours and all that sparkle too!

  2. Oh how gorgeous, I love everything about it but especially the gold glitter - looks fab!

    Leanne x

  3. Love the card. How did you make the tinsel effect with Stickles?

  4. Awww...this is so sweet! I love the glittery tinsel!
    Thanks for joining us at the SCSC!
    Helen x

  5. Wow, wow, wow so many gorgeous details on this card. The garland is perfectly gold, the pearly center to the pointsetta, the ribbon, your coloring.......every aspect is glorious. Thanks for joining in at Creative Inspirations for our Christmas Challenge & Crafty Cardmakers for our sparkle and glitter spotlight challenge.

  6. I am soooo in love with James The Bear! Amazing card hun, you just want to pick him up and cuddle. Your tinsel is stunning! Hugs, Sxx

  7. Gorgeous card Pauline, sweet bear and love the gold garland.

  8. So wonderful card Pauline,I love the image and the colours.
    So beautiful papers and details.

    Hugs Riet.xx

  9. Oh Pauline he's just FAB! Love his gold tinsel.
    Kaz xx

  10. Oh this teddy is so cute and what a beautiful flower - love the sparkly stars too - thanks for joining us at Paper Sundaes!

  11. Your card is adorable. Especially love all the sparkle!

  12. What a fabulous card Pauline. I love that image it is gorgeous. Thanks so much for playing along with us at Teddy Stampers x

  13. Hi Pauline from Liverpool... just LOVE your card and take on our sketch. Your teddy is adorable and love all that glittery paper, so perfect for Christmas, which is coming far too quickly for me...lol Thanks for joining in the fun at Teddy Stampers. I am now going to browse the rest of your blog. hugs Sharon

  14. this is fab..James is just so adorable. Thanks for joining us at Paper Sundaes this week.


  15. Hi Pauline, Fabulous card, adore everything about it.
    Thanks for playing along with Teddy Stampers,
    hugs cherie

  16. Aw, very cute! Love the sparkle.
    Thank you for playing with the "Paper Sundaes" girls this week!
    hugs Nana


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