Snowlar Bear

It’s a WINTER WONDERLAND over at Pear Tree Designs this week!There’s also something special going on too.As well as our sponsor The Character Cafe giving one lucky winner a $10 Gift Certificate to spend in their store there is also another prize up for grabs from the DT.It’s a Goody Bag full of crafty stash to say ‘Thank You’ to all our followers who’ve been joining us over the past year.

To play along and be in it to win it check the challenge blog for full details.Whilst you’re there why not draw some inspiration from the DT’s Festive creations!

I’ve used an Imaginisce Polar Bear stamp I bought for 99p!He’s still just as gorgeous as last year.Now,to cut down on time I tend to choose a style of card and mix it up a bit with colours/papers/stamps/embellies etc. So this wil be my signature card this Christmas.I also try to come up with a design that doesn’t use up too much DP or card but still has an interesting feature.This card has some Cuttlebug embossed acetate attached to the front (‘tho it doesn’t show too well).I’ve even made some other cards with embossed vellum too just to mix it a little further.There’s little waste as I’m stamping onto the piece of card I’ve trimmed off the base.I’ve coloured him with Promarkers,using the Blender on his body to blur any harsh lines and sat him on a snowy mound of, the aptly named,Polar White Flower Soft!

Supplies :
Image : Imaginisce Polar Expressions Collection Polar Bear
Sentiment :Imaginisce Polar Expressions Collection Merry & Bright
Mediums : Memento Dew Drops in Tuxedo Black and Paris Dusk,Promarkers,Polar White Flower Soft,Cosmic Shimmer Specialist Craft PVA glue,Inkssentials White Gel Pen (highlights on eyes and nose)
Papers & Card : DP Daisy and Dandelion A Winter’s Tale,Blue and Silver Mirri from stash
Tools : X-Cut guillotine,Nestabilities Inverted Scalloped Circles and Standard Circles,Big Shot
Embellishments : Dovecraft Christmas Brad Tower,Dovecraft Navy Blue Grossgrain Ribbon

Challenges this card is for :

Alota Rubber Stamps : Snowflakes
Catch The Bug : Anything Goes
Crafter’s Companion Monthly : Christmas
Challenge Up Your Life : Advent/Christmas
Winter Wonderland : Penguins or Polar Bears (oh,he’s definitely a Polar Bear!)
Crafts and Me : Dreaming of a White Christmas
Crafty Ann’s : Christmas
Lots To Do : Words
Crafty Ho’s : Any Religious Holiday
Sunday’s With Crissy : Christmas is coming
Rainbow Lady’s Challenge : Christmas Animals
Kort O Mania : Christmas Card
Secret Crafter : Christmas
Created By Hand : Christmas Countdown
Sunday Stampers: Wonderful Christmastime
Dutch Dare  : Christmas Card/Tag or Ornament
Tuesday Throwdown : Embellish it
Stampavie and more : Snowflakes
Sew Many Challenges : Snowflakes
Paper Playtime : Snowflakes
ECP : Christmas
Inky Impressions : Christmas
Paper Romance :Winter Theme
Lollipop Crafts : Welcome Winter
The Shabby Tea Room : ‘Tis the Season
Scrap-Creations : Anything Goes
Stamp ‘n Doodle : Anything Goes Winter Theme
The Crafty Pad : Anything Goes
Wags ‘n Whiskers : Snowflakes

TFL

Lisa x

Christmas with Pizazz!

It’s ANYTHING GOES at Craft Your Passion this week!!So you’re free to make whatever you choose!!

We also have some fabulous news.We are being sponsored this week by Pizzazz Aplenty.The owner Judy is very generously giving away a $15 Goodie Pack to one lucky winner!But that’s not all – for every 50 entries one person will win digital stamps from either Lauretta’s Digital Stamps  or CoCoDingo Digital Stamps!!

With all that going on you’d be mad to miss it!So what are you waiting for ?Head on over to check out full details on how to play and take a look at the DT and GDT’s beautiful work.

I’ve used French Cutie from Lauretta’s Digital Stamps.She’s not really a Christmas stamp you could use her anytime.She just reminded me of the type of image you seeon Victorian style Christmas card with all her lacy petticoats on show.She does look wintry too,keeping her hands warm in that muff.She’s been coloured with Promarkers and her tiny buttons have been given dimension with Ruby Red Liquid Pearls.

I decided to make a rossette using some beautiful Jezebel lace from Pizzazz Aplenty.Us DT were so lucky to recieve some gorgeous goodies from the store.I can tell you first hand I was so impressed with the quality of these products.The lace cut so perfectly I didn’t feel the need to sew the edges of the rossette together once I’d pulled it into shape.I’ve also used some fabulous  red Rhinestones to adorn the die cut corner pieces.I’ve also discovered a fantastic new tool!It’s called a Gel Picker and can be found on the same page as the Rhinestones.There is also an informative guide on how to use it.I had so much fun using it and boy did it make life a LOT easier.It’s a real ‘must have’.No more trying to pick them up with with tweezers only for them to ping across the  room or trying to position them with fumbling fingers.And most important of all  – no cursing when one of the little blighters escapes just as your youngest enters the room!

Supplies :
Image : French Cutie from Lauretta’s Digital Images
Sentiment: Computer generated by me!
Mediums : Promarkers,Ruby Red Liquid Pearls
Paper & Card : DP Daisy and Dandelion A Winter’s Tale,Papermania Textured Capsule A4 Colossal Pack
Tools : X-Cut guillotine,Fiskars Scallop Sentiment, Cuttlebug Vintage 2 x 2 Die Set (corners),Nellie’s Multi Frame Dies Ovals 2,Big Shot
Embellishments : Jezebel Lace,Rhinestones both from Pizzazz Aplenty

Here are some challenges this card is for :

ABC Christmas : Y for Yuletide (red & green)
Alota Rubber Stamps : Snowflakes
Catch The Bug : Anything Goes
Crafter’s Companion Monthly : Christmas  
Challenge Up Your Life : Advent/Christmas
Crafts and Me : Dreaming of a White Christmas
Crafty Ann’s : Christmas
Lots To Do : Words
Crafty Ho’s : Any Religious Holiday
Cutie Sunday : Red & Green
Speedy the Cat : Red & Green
Sundays With Crissy : Christmas is coming
Kort O Mania  : Christmas Card
Secret Crafter : Christmas
Created By Hand : Christmas Countdown
Dutch Dare : Christmas Card /Tag or Ornament
Tuesday Throwdown : Embellish it
Stampavie and more : Snow/Snowflakes
Sew Many Challenges : Snowflakes
Cupcake Inspirations :
Paper Playtime : Snowflakes
Delicious Doodles : Use a digi
Design Dollies : At least 5 layers
ECP : Christmas
Inky Impressions : Christmas
Karber Christmas Challenge : Christmas card
Paper Romance : Winter Theme
Lollipop Crafts : Welcome Winter
The Shabby Tea Room : ‘Tis the Season
Stamp Something : Christmas Color Combo
Scrap-Creations : Anything Goes
StampInsanity : Lucious Lace
Stamp ‘n’ Doodle : Anything Goes Winter Theme
The Crafty Pad : Anything Goes
The Stampman : Any 3 colours,Christmas (red,white & green)
Wags ‘n Whiskers : Snowflakes

TFL

Lisa x