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Wednesday, 6 December 2017

Welcome to Wednesday ..

Morning readers,

How's the week coming along? If you're anything like me you are struggling to fit everything in right now, all the people wanting to "catch up before Christmas", we've a number of Christmas meals too - not good for the waistline but always so good to catch up with family and friends.

Tried a new Indian restaurant last night, with a pal. It was VERY nice, we'd be happy to go again, just don't tell Raj, the proprietor of our regular haunt! When we arrived there were just two tables occupied and it was SO nice not to be seated next to either as is so often the case - look forward to trying other dishes on their menu.

Anyhoo, I've a little crafting to share with you today and I hope you like it ...... and it's NOT A CHRISTMAS CARD! I appear to be currently obsessed with little bears!


My card
And a closer view of the image panel
 
The front, back and inside of my card along with the front and back of my envelope

Materials used:
  • White C6/A2, 300gsm, card and matching sized envelope
  • Two white card panels cut to fit and one red card, to mat
  • My Favorite Things image and sentiment (from the Bitty Bears set) stamped using Memento tuxedo black ink
  • Faber Castell polychromos pencils used to colour along with sansodor and a paper stump
  • Stardust stickles to bling it up a notch
  • Mod Podge dimensional gloss to add a dimensional shine to the balloon




I have to say that Clean And Simple does make my heart sing these days as does colouring with pencils, though I NEVER thought I would say that!.

I'll be entering the above make for the following challenges:-
  1. PaperNest Dolls - December challenge - ANYTHING GOES
  2. Colour Inspiration Monthly - December challenge - ANYTHING HAND COLOURED GOES
  3. Pammie's Inky Pinkies - challenge No. 1749 - ANYTHING GOES
  4. Crafting from the heart - challenge No. 186 - ANYTHING GOES

And, I'm plainly in my "bear" phase now as here's another bear card - this time not a bitty bear ...... 


My card
And a closer view of the image
 
The front, back and inside of my card along with the front and back of my envelope

Materials used:
  • White C6/A2, 300gsm, card and matching sized envelope
  • Two pieces of white card and one of red, due cut using MFT stitched rectangles
  • One piece of red and one of white cut using stitched square dies
  • MFT (Birthday Bears) image, hat, cake and sentiment stamped using Memento tuxedo black ink
  • Faber Castell polychromos pencils used to colour
  • Stardust stickles used to bling up the cake and bears hat



I'll be entering the above make for the following challenges:-
  1. The Paper Girls - challenge No. 141 - STAMPING FUN (MUST feature stamping)
  2. Crafty Cardmakers - challenge No. 201 - ANIMAL MAGIC
  3. Artistic Inspirations - challenge No. 191 - ANYTHING GOES


10 comments:

SARN said...

Utterly adorable . . . both of 'em! Glad you enjoyed the new Indian venue. I won't say a word to Raj . . . your secret is safe with me!
xxx

Kathyk said...

Pheww! thanks, Sarn

Kathyk

Viv's Visuals said...

Brilliant little bears! Great cards Kathy!

Pat said...

What sweet bear images Kathy and love them both with the red layers, and such pretty sparkle on the cske too. Glad you enjoyed your Indian meal last night. x

Glenda Atkins said...

So very cute Kathy, the bear is wonderful and so are your layers and the stitching around them. Thanks for sharing with us at Crafty Cardmakers!
Happy Crafting
Glenda

crafty said...

Cute images. Thank you for joining in the Crafty Cardmakers challenge with your lovely card.
Mary

Cara said...

These ate just adorable and your colouring is lovely x

Dana Johnson said...

These are to stinkin cute!! Thanks for joining us at The Paper Nest Dolls challenge! ~DT Dana

Kim x said...

Lovely Kathy. Thank you for entering my Animal Magic challenge at CCM.
Hugs Kimx

Karen (karey2005) said...

Super adorable! Thank you for entering the Paper Nest Dolls challenge! Karen (DT)