Monday, 30 January 2012

First Chrimbo Card of 2012

Well, I may have been a teeny tiny bit slow getting out of the starting blocks, but finally here it is ... my first Christmas card of 2012. I'm determined that this year I'm going to do better than last year and get cards made ahead of time (where have I heard that one before lol!!??!!)

 I haven't inked up this darling LotV teddy for a while and have been meaning to get round to it; and I spotted a couple of challenges which meant this was the perfect time :-)

Stamps: LotV "James Bear - In The Snow"; LotV Christmas sentiment circles;
Media: Promarkers and Flexmarkers; glamour dust on hat and snow;
Paper: s.e.i.;
Supplies: sparkly gems from my stash;
Tools: lacy circle nestabilities; Cuttlebug "Ice Crystal" and "Snowflakes #2" dies; Memory Box "Snowflake Corner" die; Cuttlebug "snowflakes" and Crafts Too "snowflakes" embossing folders.

ABC Christmas - B is for Bear + other "B"s 
(I chose bling)
Craft Your Passion #95 - Beary Sweet
Stamps + Fun = Creativity #84 - Animals + Blue
Little Red Wagon - Winter Wonderland
Lili's Little Fairies #4 - Oh Boy!
Christmas Cards #9 - Favourite Technique 
(colouring with Promarkers)
Sentimental Sundays #87 - Dry Embossing
Cute Card Thursday #201 - You're A Gem
Simon Says - Anything Goes

Party Time Tuesday #52 - Picture Inspiration

Thanks very much for visiting today - I'll be back Wednesday morning with a new challenge over at I ♥ Promarkers.



  1. This is gorgeous Pauline - I love the frosty colours...and James is adorable! :0)
    Thanks for joining us at the ABC Christmas Challenge!
    Helen x

  2. What a great card! I love the frame in the middle of all the blue. Great colouring and use of colours to match!

  3. Gorgeous card Pauline, love the colours. Debs xx

  4. This is a beautiful card Pauline and just love the blues you have used. Great image
    x catherine

  5. Sweet bear! Love the layers of snowflakes!
    Thanks for playing with us at LRW!!

  6. WOW, your card is fantastic!!! I love your colouring and all the embellishments! Thanks for joining us this week at CCC and we hope to see you again next challenge. Hugs, Brigitte

  7. your card is so beautiful Pauline!
    Many thanks for joining in the Cute Card Thursday Challenge this week!

  8. Totally adorable! I love all the beautiful snowflakes! Thanks for joining us at Little Red Wagon :)
    Joanne xo

  9. Aw this is just so cute for a litttle boy, thanks for joining us this week at Lili's little fairies xxxxx

  10. Beautiful card. Love the winter colours and snowflakes. Thank you for joining us at Divas by Design this week.
    Sarah-Jane xx

  11. Wooooooooooooooooo hooooo!! YAY!!!!!!!! well done first one many!!!!!!! and hope to see you loads more playing along with us at ABC Christmas challenge too!

    James is sooooo cute in this colour!
    hugs me x

  12. such a beautiful card love everything about it x

  13. Gorgeous creation, fab take on the sketch!

    Thank you for sharing with us at Divas, good luck!
    Hugs Shell xx

  14. oh Pauline, this is just beautiful! I love the soft colors and that adorable image! thank you so much for joining the party at Party Time Tuesdays this week! :)

  15. Lovely card. Very nice colours. Hugs, Ankie

  16. Great card. Love the way you did the white border of his hat.
    Thanks for playing with us at CYP.
    LG Michelle

  17. YAY it's my favourite bear James, lovely card Pauline, gorgeous colours too. Hugs, Claire x

  18. this is mega cute card and bear - wow - thanks so much for playing with craftyourpassionchallenges- hugs Joanna

  19. I just love that teddy and the colours and lay-out are just gorgeous. Love the colours too. xxxx

  20. Stunning card, thanks for joining us at Sentimental Sundays this week.
    Hugs, Bente

  21. Beautiful card. Love that sweet image and the snowflakes look so pretty. Thanks for joining the Divas sketch challenge.

  22. wgorgeous card. Love your little bear and swirling snow.

  23. WOW!! super adorable! thanks for joining us this week at CCC.

  24. How cute is this card, loving the wintery feel, wishing it was winter here... thanks for joining us at Simon Says Challenge blog

  25. Love this card! Great colors, embellishments and adorable image! snow embossing was a great touch. Thanks for joining us at Sentimental Sundays. Hope to have you back soon. Olivia

  26. This is absolutely beautiful Pauline :)
    Thanks for joining us at Sentimental Sundays & Good Luck!

  27. What a fun card - love all the snowflakes - it's like a winter wonderland!

  28. What a beautiful card. So striking. Thanks for playing along with CCC this week.

  29. Beautiful card! I love all the snowflakes! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Christmas Card Challenges!! :)

  30. Wow your card looks absolutly fantastic.Thanks for joining us at SFC.
    Many greetings

  31. LOvely winter card with James. The dies you have used is adorable and so is the colours.
    Thank you for joining our B for.. challenge at ABC Christmas challenge.
    Enjoy your evening.


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