Monday, 23 September 2013

Christmas Stocking

Hi everyone .... well I haven't posted for a while as I just got back on Friday night from a 10 day holiday in Majorca. We were really ready for it after the difficult summer we've had; and we had a great time even though the weather was a bit mixed. Needless to say I've been pretty busy this weekend with unpacking and laundry (I'm sure dirty holiday clothes multiply in the case on the way home!!); but inbetween all that I have managed to sort out this week's DT work and also make an additional card.
It's fair to say that I'm rather behind with my Christmas makes ... so I'm determined to start making more of an effort to get on top of the situation!
Here's a card using this adorable teddy stamp sent to me last Christmas by my lovely friend Jennifer ... I really love this image, he just has the cutest little face!  This card was really quick to make as I had already coloured the image some time ago :-)

My only concern is that foer some reason the pictures look MUCH brighter when imported into this post than they do on my PC .... don't understand!!

Stamps: Stampavie "Teddie's Stocking"; LotV "Christmas Sentiment Tags";
Media: Promarkers and Flexmarkers;
Papers: My Mind's Eye (holly) and Dovecraft (damask);
Supplies: Poinsetta by Crafts4U2Do; pearls by Wild Orchid Crafts and The Hobby House; ribbon from my stash;
Tools: Spellbinders "Floral Ovals" die.

Christmas Cards #43 - Sketch

ABC Christmas - S is for Stockings
Winter Wonderland - The Holly & the Ivy
(I have been inspired by the red of the flowers and green in the picture)
Creative Romance - Dies & Punches
Oldie But A Goodie - Dies & Punches
Fussy & Fancy Friday #98 - Punches & Dies
Crimbo Crackers #50 - Quick & Easy
CSAYL #34 - Christmas Cheer (Anything Goes)

That's all for today. Back to work today so little time for crafting :-(



  1. This is just adorable, love the image and colours. Hugs, Claire x

  2. How gorgeous is this little bear! So good to hear from you Pauline ..time away eases some of that pain, take care of yourself. Ruby x

  3. So gorgeous hunny, love it! Hugs xx

  4. gorgeous creation, just perfect for our challenge at the Winter Wonderland
    Hugs Kate xx

  5. So pretty card and cute image. love coloring. hugs, Helena

  6. This is a fabulous Christmas card, such an adorable image.
    Thank you for joining us at Winter Wonderland this week.

  7. Stunning card, Pauline!! Beautiful coloring job. This card is perfect in every way.

    Thanks for joining our Christmas Challenge at Creative Card Crew.


  8. Thank you for sharing your lovely card with us at Oldie but a goodie. Sarah

  9. Your card is a great take on our them Pauline, thanks so much for sharing your creativity with us at Stamping Sensations this month.

    B x

  10. Love your cute and gorgeous card. Good to hear you had a good holiday.

  11. You can't be any less organised with Christmas cards than me - think I have done 2!
    Love the traditional colours on this one and the sweet image :-)
    Hugs, Kat x

  12. Adorable. Gorgeous colouring, great take on the sketch.
    Thank you for joining us at Creative Card Crew

    Huggsss, Angelique

  13. Wow, what a wonderful card you have created Pauline. Your colouring is perfect, and I love the rich colours, and your design.

    Jennifer. x

  14. What an absolutely gorgeous card, great use of dies. Thank you so much for entering my challenge theme on an Oldie But A Goodie, and good luck!

  15. Thanks for popping into Christmas Card Challenges to share your fabulous card with us. Hugs x

  16. What a fabulous card. Love your design! Thanks so much for joining us this week at The Creative Card Crew!

  17. Oh what a gorgeous christmas card,the image is so cute and the sketch is really great.
    Thank you for joining us at our S for Stocking or Sktech Challenge by ABC Christmas Challenge
    Hope to see you again
    Hugs and greetings
    Angela DT


Thanks for looking, and for taking the time to leave a comment - I really appreciate it.
Pauline x