Monday, 9 September 2013

Early for Christmas??

Afternoon Folks!
Just wanted to share a card I made over the weekend!! Yep, look at me go - another Christmas card from the women who is usually finishing off her crimbo cards in the week just before Christmas!!
I dug out one of my all time favourite LOTV stamps, the gorgeous James the Bear and teamed him up with the sketch over at Sketch Saturday, although as usual I played around with it a bit, in this case I went for a mirror image!!

Here's the original sketch:

 Here's a closer look at James , I added some doodlebug flock to his hat, glitter and glamour dust for the snow - and  also managed to glitter and flock my black top in the process!!

I've also just figured out how to do the artistic edges to my images so here we are:

and a closer look at the snow flake cut with the ever faithful and almost antique cuttlebug die:

The papers are scraps from my folders, I think the blue stripes is from a Forever friends magazine freebie and the other one is from a very old paper pad by the English Paper Co. (are they still going??)
The sentiment is also by LOTV.

I'd like to enter the following challenges:
Aud Sentiments - Any sentiment
The Cutie Pie challenge - Christmas in September
Oldie but a goodie - Spots and stripes (old papers, stamp and snowflake die)
Papertake Weekly - Anything goes
Crafty little fairies - Cute and cuddly critters
Crafty ribbons - Anything goes
CHNC extra - Anything Christmas
Sparkles Christmas challenge - Non traditional colours
Totally Gorjuss - Anything goes
Crafty cardmakers - Christmas and snow or ice
Crafty calendar - going on a bear hunt

Thanks for looking today and for any comments you leave!! 
I'm off for a cuppa!!

Yipppeee - Edited to add:


  1. What a gorgeous colour combo, Jacky, one of my favourites for Christmas (need those papers!). James Bear is such a cutie isn't he. Thank you for joining us at the Cutie Pie Challenge. Jane xx

  2. Love this card, fabulous colour combo. And I love James the bear
    Hugs Kelly

  3. Very sweet! Thanks for sharing with The Cutie Pies and Good Luck. Sarah

  4. Fabulous card James the Bear and your colouring, and the papers are gorgeous.Great sketch too..

    Luv CHRISSYxx

  5. Gorgeous Christmas card, love the adorable image and gorgeous colour tones. Hugs, Claire x

  6. Gorgeous Christmas card! I love the colors and the cute bear! :)

    Thanks for joining us at the Simon Says Wednesday Challenge Blog!

  7. Absolutely gorgeous, love it!
    Helen x

  8. A lovely creation. Thanks for sharing with us at Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenges and good luck.

  9. Gorgeous Christmas card. Love the sweet bear. Thanks for joining us at JIC.

    Hugs Rossi (DT member)

  10. This is so lovely! What a brilliant image, colour combo and card. Really love this one and so pleased you joined us at an OBAG for our spots & stripes challenge. Jx

  11. Really cute card. Like the colors. Thanks for joining us at Aud Sentiments for our any sentiment challenge.

  12. Great card, really sweet image & layout!

    Thank you for sharing with us at Sparkles Christmas this month, good luck!
    Hugs Shell xx

  13. Beautiful card - love the colour tones - thanks for sharing for both CHNC challenges. You could also share this lovely card for The Glory of Christmas challenge 15: 'anything goes' - I'd love to see it there too, Hazel, Glory of Christmas DT. Hope to see you again soon. x

  14. oh this is adorable've made his wee hat look so fluffy I want to stroke it!

    thank you for joining in with the cutie pies xx

  15. Lovely card I really like the colour combo, thank you for joining in the challenge at Crafty Ribbons, Kate x

  16. Great colours and love the flock/glitter :-)
    Thanks for sharing with us at Totally Gorjuss.
    Hugs, Kat x

  17. Beautiful card! I am very glad you joined us this week at TSB. I hope you had fun!!! See you back very soon to play in another fun challenge. :)


    The Stamping Boutique Design Team Member

  18. This is an adorable card Jacky, James is so cute and I love your pretty colour combination.

  19. Another beauty!! You did a great job using non traditional Christmas colors!! Thanks for joining the TSB challenge a second time!! :-)

  20. wow jacky! this is fabulous! i love purple for xmas! thank you so much for joining us at THE STAMPING BOUTIQUE!

  21. Such a cute card. Love the snow on his hat and your snowflakes. Great coloring and interpretation of the sketch. I have an old-faithful CB too! Thanks for playing along with us at Sketch Saturday this week!
    Cathy xx

  22. Love the papers and the colors. The image is just the sweetest too. Thanks so much for joining us at Sketch Saturday this week! Hugs, Deb

  23. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this. :)
    Thanks for joining us at JIC!

  24. I have been on vacation so I couldn't play along with our challenge myself but it's great to see you at Sketch Saturday this week with this lovely card. I particularly like your pretty colour choices and the furry bits on James' hat!. Love your sentiment interpretation too. Hugs, Lesley

  25. What a cute little creature which fits perfectly with our theme at Crafty Little Fairies.

    Thanks for joining us and I hope you will join us again this week for the 'Baby' challenge.

    Sharon x

  26. Hi Jacky,

    Such a gorgeous card! I love the snowy backing paper and James' fluffy hat! Your artistic edges look great too! =)

    Thanks for joining our Lili of the Valley 'Ribbon and Lace' challenge.

    Good Luck!


    Erica x

  27. Gorgeous card. I love the image. Thanks for joining in our "Going on a Bear Hunt" challenge at Crafty Calendar this month.
    Bev x

  28. A beautiful Christmas creation. Thanks for joining us at CHNC Extra this month. Carol GD x


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