Friday, 18 November 2016

Christmas shopping!

Hi Folks!

Yay, it's Friday - I began to think the weekend would never arrive.....

I'm on a roll with Christmas cards - this is the third one this week!! I won this gorgeous Stampendous stamp on Ebay over the summer, it was in a  job lot of three new cling Xmas stamps which I got for £2.20 - I do love a bargain. Here it is in it's first outing :

I think this must be a lady polar bear because 
1. She has gorgeous eyelashes 
2. She has sorted out, bought and wrapped Christmas parcels and it isn't even Christmas Eve!

She is coloured with promarkers and flexmarkers along with some flower soft 'snow' and a good sprinkle of glamour dust. The papers are all from my scraps folders, the darker one is from The Snowman range and the other one was a magazine freebie, all finished off with my favourite Christmas die by Memory Box and some gems.

I was inspired by the sketch over at Tuesday Morning Sketches:

I'm joining the fun over at Snippets playground, I haven't managed to play along for a while so I'm heading over to say hello to Di and Parsnip who are up to week 255

I'd also like to enter the following challenges:

Simon Says Stamp on Wednesdays - Christmas critters
Word Art Wednesdays - Anything goes
Passion for promarkers - Christmas is coming
Crafty Creations - Animals
Cute Card Thursdays - Christmas / Holidays
CRAFT - Christmas
Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas extra - Anything Christmas
As you like it - favourite Christmas colour combo - for me the image really tends to dictate the colour I choose to use, but if I'm receiving a card I do love a more contemporary palette, especially with purple or lilac!

I'm hoping to get to the Craft show at Excel tomorrow - perhaps it will boost my Christmas spirit??


  1. Such a sweet bear, lovely Holiday card!! Thank you so much for sharing with us at Word Art Wednesday! Ginny M , DT

  2. Very sweet bear!
    Thanks for joining us at CraftyHazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra for November!
    Monica - DT

  3. Such a wonderful card, beautiful nontraditional colors and talk about a deal! This stamp was a steal. Thanks so much for sharing with us at As You Like It Challenge!

  4. Really lovely Christmas card and thanks for sharing at craft this a bargin too

  5. Hi Jacky! Great to see you in the playground again! What a lovely card - she's a real darling :) Wonderful stamp!

    Mrs A and I were given tickets for Excel but I had to cry off due to my wretched back, sigh. Would have been great to meet up!


    Di xx

  6. Sweet card, Jacky! Love the soft, frosty colour tones and cute bear, framed brilliantly in this CAS design. Thanks for playing along with us at Passion for Promarkers this week! Lisa x

  7. Ahhh how cute is this wee card, love all the touches of glitter too. Thanks for sharing with us on Passion for Promarkers this week, Hazel xx

  8. Beautiful colours, so soft and creating a magical effect. This is such a pretty card.
    Thanks for sharing at CRAFT.
    Hugs Sheryl DT members xx

  9. FAB card. The image is adorable. You've really done a super job with the sketch this week. Thank you so much for sharing your adorable card with us at Tuesday Morning Sketches.

  10. So adorable. I agree the eyelashes on this lady polar bear are fantastic. Love all the glitter on this beauty. Thanks for sharing with us at Tuesday Morning Sketches.

  11. Super cute image, Jacky and such lovely soft pastel colours! Thanks for joining in my Christmas challenge at PFP this week, good luck! Juliexx

  12. I love the polar bear! She's lovely and the die cut is so pretty. Thank you for joining us at Tuesday Morning Sketches.

  13. I love your bear! The sparkle you added is a perfect touch!
    Thanks for playing along this week at Tuesday Morning Sketches!!
    Debbie's Dash of This and That

  14. Another beautiful card Jacky. I love the image and your colouring is perfect. Thanks for joining us at PFP this week. Hugs, Denise x

  15. Oh what an adorable Christmas bear Jacky and what fab colours too.
    Thank you for joining us at Simon says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.

  16. Now that's my kind of polar bear, can you send her round to me for some more wrapping! Great colour choice hun, thanks for sharing with us at AYLI this time. Hugs xx

  17. Waw this looks so pretty! thank you for joining us at As You Like It Challenge. Hugs! Mojca


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