Sunday 31 October 2010

James the Bear and DT Call

Happy Sunday Everyone,

Hope your all enjoying the weekend. I have had a long lay in, deserved after cooking dinner for friends last night with a few accompanying G&T's. House is now back to normal and I thought I would pop this Christmas card on that I made yesterday using James the bear from Lili of the Valley. I do love these stamps and am looking forward to seeing the new releases at the NEC on Friday, woo hoo!

The papers I have used are from Bearly Mine Designs. I have the CD Volume I which has some Xmas papers on and I love the added bonus of the little ticket sentiments, which I have also used on this card. Now right now Bearly Mine are having a Design Team call open until November 2nd, so hop on over, there are some free papers for you to use.

I have coloured James using copic markers and used prisma pencils for the shading.  The little present I have paper pieced using the Bearly Mine paper and red bazill cardstock.

Materials Used:-
Image from Lili of the Valley
Papers and ticket sentiment from Bearly Mine Designs Vol I
Spellbinders Nesties
Marianne Design Poinsetta and Swirls Die
Rose from Wild Orchid Crafts
Black Soot Distress Inks
Martha Stewart Border Punch
Star Dust Stickles
Ric Rac, Pearls

I have entered this card into the following challenges:-

ABC Challenge - Glitter
Creative Cottage - Embossing (poinsetta)
Paper Pretties - Square Card
Simon Says Stamp - Punches/Die Cuts
Stampavie and More - Christmas
Everybody Art - photo inspiration (red rose)

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Claire said...

This is a gorgeous card using my Fave James The Bear and he is beautifully coloured too. Hugs, Claire x

zoe.payne said...

Aww wot a cutie, just love him. Love the colours, green and perfect for xmas. the little pearls and snow are gorgeous well done hun, xxx

Marianne said...

Awesome card. What a great colouring and a lovely little bear!!!

Diamond Doll said...

Gorgeous christmas card Tracy,i love the image but i love all the LOTV stamps,so lucky you going to the nec i cant make it this year Boo Hoo!!! and i,d love to get my mitts on some of the new Lotv ones especially the sentiments.
Have a great time.
Trish (-:

Wishcraft said...

Gorgeous card Tracy - love these stamps (lucky you getting to see the new releases at NEC!), great papers and fab flower and swirl :o) Lisa x

lindyloo said...

Gorgeous card Tracy oh I Love lili of the valley stamps thanks for joining us at the creative cottage lindyloo x

Donna said...

What a lovely Christmas card Tracy, James is so adorable, love the poinsetta and swirls, very elegant looking in white. Thanks for submitting this as your entry to the DT Call
Donna xx

Sharon Traynor Designs said...
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Sharon Traynor Designs said...

Hi Tracey. You always blow me away with your work when I visit your blog. This card is no exception. It's sensational!
Thanks for your kind comments on my sweetie baskets. You asked if there was a tutorial...well, I can go one better than that. I bought the templates here:
(so cheap too!). It's the 'spring baskets'.
Sharon xx

CraftyC said...

Your card is gorgeous Tracy. Love the papers and James is beautifully coloured. Thanks for taking part in this weeks LOTV Challenge!

debby4000 said...

Gorgeous card Tracy, love the cute bear.

Juls said...

such fun!!! Loving the fabulous swirls! Hugs Juls

crafty amy said...

Hey temie :D
I LOVE this don't ya just adore these papers! I am so happy you are trying out for the Bearly Mine DT good luck.


Amy xx

Marcea said...

oh wow, what a gorgeous card and fabulous punching!!! Thankyou so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp this week

Sue B said...

I love this card - it sums up Christmas. Gorgeous colours.

Sue xxx

Lena Katrine said...

What a great creation! Beautiful colours and pretty details! Thanks for taking part at LOTV challenge this week - best of luck!
Hugs, Lena

Kahvinpapu said...

This is really lovely one!

Anne said...

Hi Tracey
Absolutely stunning work as usual. A smashing card:)
Thanks for joining us on Creative Cottage and good luck in the challenge
Anne x

Anne said...

oops, slap my wrist I added an 'e' lol