Monday, 26 November 2012

Beary Merry Christmas

Happy Monday everyone! When I was still working I hated Monday mornings but now that I'm retired they aren't so bad....just another day. Every day is a good day now.  I am getting on well with the Christmas card list & tomorrow I am heading into the city for 3 days to make a serious dent in the shopping (atleast I hope I'm going to make a dent in it!!)
This is probably my favorite card I have ever made! I love everything about it, from the adorable LOTV image to the beautiful Imaginisce DP. As always, the image is colored with prismacolor pencils. I used Spellbinders Lacy Squares to frame my little bear & the pine bough punch is from McGill, pearls are by Zva Creations, ribbon is Offray & I printed the sentiment out on my computer. The sketch is from Simon Says Stamp. Not sure if you can see from the picture or not but I have used the oh so wonderful stickles on the 2 decorations & also to make"berries" on the garland.  I wish I was as happy with all of my creations as I am with this one. Hope you all have a sonderful week & thanks for taking a look!

Challenges I am entering:
Simon Says Stamp...sketch
Crafty Creations #197
7 Kids College Fund
Delightful & green
Lili's Little Fairies...anything goes
Aud, bling,die)
Crafty Ann's...birds or animals
Polka Doodles...any die
52 (Christmas) card throwdown...pearls
Little Claire's...Christmas


  1. This is so so cute Renee! Love it so much, the images is just so beary sweet and so is the sentiment... Very pretty layout and papers....
    Great card!

  2. This is just darling! LOVE your image--and the coloring is amazing! Thanks for joining us at 52CCT! :)

  3. Just gorgeous, love the layout & the papers are perfect!

    Thank you for sharing with us at Delightful Challenges this week, good luck!
    Hugs Shell xx

  4. Such a beautiful card, love the layers and the image is so cute. Thanks for joining us at Polka Doodles this week. Karon, DT Polka Doodles.

  5. What a beautiful card Renee, I can see why it is your favourite!!!!. Gorgeous image and totally in love with the Imaginisce pp. Thank you for playing along at Polka Doodles and hope to see you back again next week. Hugs Clare xxxx

  6. oh this is adorable! what a sweet bear! thank you for joining in with aud sentiments xx

  7. Beautiful card! What a sweet image! Great subtle embellishments! Thanks for joining us for the Simon Says Stamp Challenge!

  8. What a sweet little bear! Beautifully colored and decorated!

    Rosi x

  9. Super cute card - love your attention to detail and the coloring. Thanks for joining us this week at 52CCT!

  10. Renee he turned out beautifull and the paper is just perfect for him when ever I make a favorite card it goes to the other half so I can still enjoy it lol
    hugs Nikki

  11. Beautiful card, and a very cute image!
    Thanks for joining us at Aud Sentiments!
    Hugs xx Sandra

  12. James is one of my favourites too
    Thanks for joining us for this challenge at
    Lili's Little Fairies
    Hugs, Becky x

  13. Such a sweet image and a very pretty Christmas card, love your layering! Thanks so much for joining us at 52 {C}CT! Ruth x

  14. So cute! I love this sweet, little bear you used.

  15. Such a sweet little bear image. Love the gorgeous papers and dies you used too.


  16. Beautiful card Renee. thank you for sharing it with us at Crafty Ann's
    Ann x

  17. Oh he is so sweet Renee, I have fawn coloured Jay's with a splash of turquoise on their wings , we have a family of three in the back and as we face the woods at the front of the house we have loads there I have never seen grey ones, we have a male and female woodpecker in our tree in the back garden I say Our tree , we only rent here. I am spending a fortune on bird food but its worth it . Biggest hugs Elaine

  18. Hi Renee,
    What a super card, that teddy is so sweet & the design of the card is beautiful. The colours are lovely & I love the touch of greenery tucked in behind the die cut .... Wonderful

    Jane xx

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  20. this is so ding dang cute!!! i noticed that you have a few deleted comments. are you getting hit by spammers too? i've had about half a dozen in a week. i really don't want to turn on my notification, but its getting pretty annoying. :/

  21. Really gorgeous, I love this image and you have coloured it so beautifully, fabulous layout and papers too, I am not surprized that you are pleased with it, really fab design
    Lindsay xx

  22. Gorgeous, beautiful and elegant. Love the details. Thank you for joining us at 7 Kids College Fund. Hugz

  23. Adorable card, sweet image and pretty papers. Thanks for joining in with our Christmas Challenge at Little Claire. xx


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Hugs, Renee