Saturday, December 11, 2010

Beary Christmas

Only got one card Saturday - I've found some additional freedom finally - I can drive again for the first time since October 8....Yipeee. So, I ventured into the city. Still don't have the stamina for crowds and lineups for this time of year - but at least I know I can drive where I need to.

This was a fun card - it's full of challenges, but the background was fun and stems from the colours given out by the Play Date Cafe....Here are the challenges:

Sweet Stop - Sketch
Crafty Creations - A Beary Creation - I used the Bear from "Under the Stars" and the Santa hat from "Sock Monkey Accessories". I found that if I placed the hat just right, I could get rid of the bears grumpy face - he still has a quirky smile - but at least he looks like he's in a more festive mood!
Play Date Cafe - Colours - Two blues and a purple.... I think it was just as much the inspiration
for these colours as anything that moved me to create the background I have. I embossed the star in gold on watercolour paper, spritzed the paper with water and then added the colours - Pacific Point, Tempting Turquoise and Elegant Eggplant using reinkers and my Aqua Painter.

The ribbons across the middle are both retired - the Pacific Point ribbon had the white stripes through the middle - I like how it looks with the turquoise on top.

Well, here's to a wonderful weekend - Hope you get all the little jobs done that are necessary at this time of year. Thanks for taking time to drop by for a visit - Joan

Stamp Set/s - Under the Stars, Sock Monkey Accessories, Snow Swirled
Paper - Whisper White, Pacific Point, Elegant Eggplant, Tempting Turquoise, Watercolour paper
Ink - Elegant Eggplant, Tempting Turquoise, Pacific Point, Versa Mark
Other - Gold Embossing Powder, Reinkers, Aqua Painter, Tombow Glue, Champagne Glass Glitter, Dimensionals, Pacific Point Ribbon (retired), Turquoise Grosgain Ribbon (retired)


HappyCrafter said...

What a fun and sweet card, I do like that bear!

Andrea, said...

Fab card Joan, gorgeous colours and I love the cute little bear

Ruby said...

Lovely card! I love the little stars, they look so cute with that cute bear! Thanks for joining in on the fun with us at the Play Date Cafe!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

Super cute card! LOVE the blend of colors and those stars--super fun!! Thanks so much for playing along and joining in the color fun over at the PDCC:}

Andrea Ewen said...

How sweet! Love that adorable bear and those sparkly stars are so eye catching! Thanks for playing along with us at the Play Date Cafe!

Kelly Schelske said...

What a fun card! Thanks for playing along with us at The Sweet Stop!