Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Gift Stack Teddy Bear

Hello, everyone!  This is my last Christmas card for the year!  That being said, I'll be making more in January because I have a goal to make two Christmas cards each month (whether I want to or not hehe!).

 

My card today was made for the Stamp of the Month challenge at From the Heart Stamps. This image is called Gift Stack Teddy Bear, and I received this digi for free since I joined their challenge last month.


I coloured the image with Prismacolor pencils and fussy-cut. The background was embossed with Couture Creations Joyful Christmas. I heat-embossed a sentiment from Poppystamps Cup of Cheer in white on a black scrap and then hand-cut into a banner shape.  I added Xmas Red Stickles to the heart. I die-cut polka-dot vellum with My Creative Time Bunch of Fun Circles and adhered the image and sentiment according to the sketch at From the Heart Stamps - I {heart} sketches #132 shown here:




I would like the join the following challenges: Art by Miran AG 1/3; As You Like It Favorite Christmas Colours and Why (I like the traditional red and green because they remind me of my childhood) 1/3; Beccy's Place AG UE;Crafting from the Heart 1/3; Crafty Gals Corner AG 1/2; Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas AG Christmas UE; Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Extra December UE; Creative Card Crew AG 3/3; Cute Card Thursday AG UE; Deep Ocean AG UE; DL.ART December Linky UE 1/day; DRS Designs Tis the Season UE; Dragonfly Dreams It's Christmas UE; Emerald Creek Dares Christmas Celebrations Around the World UE; Inspiration Destination AG UE; Just Keep on Creating December AG UE; Left of Center AG UE; Little Scrap Pieces Show it Off Saturday 1E; Love to Scrap AG 3/3; Mod Squad AG w. at least one die cut UE; Not Just Cards AG UE; One Stitch at a Time AG with the Colour Red UE; Pile It On Christmas/Winter UE; Pinterest Inspired Challenge Photo Inspiration (See below - I was inspired by the colours, patterns, and shape); Scrapbook Blessings Club 3rd Annual Christmas Party UE; Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Party (the bear is taking the presents to a Christmas party) 1/5; Sweet Stamps Blog AG UE; The House that Stamps Built Repeat Impressions WIW December Anything Goes Challenge UE; The Stamping Boutique AG UE; Tuesday Morning Sketches AG UE; Wednesday's Creative Inspirations AG Option Sketch UE; Word Art Wednesday AG w. Uplifting Sentiment 1/5



Thank you for looking at my card!  Wishing you a joyful day!

64 comments:

Michelle said...

I love this bright teddy image on the gorgeous embossed background. Beautiful card Kitty. I am looking forward to the Star Wars movie even though like you it is not my type of movie. I remember watching the very first one on video tape lol. Showing my age now. Michelle x

Tinka's paper wonderlland said...

How cute is yourteddy and mice :) and I love the embossed background!!
♥Hugs Valentina♥

Tina Z. said...

I love this digi. Your colouring is incredible.
I have the same goal regarding Christmas cards - two per month. Every month😃.

KraftyKoolKat said...

So cute and pretty and awesome colouring.
A Happy New Year to you too.
Hugs
Cathy
xxxx

Kuni said...

This is so sweet, i love the image.
Hugs
Kuni

Donna said...

Adorable, I am a teddy bear person so love the image and your beautiful coloring. My goal is to keep making Christmas cards too, hope we can do it! Happy New Year!

Barbara Godden said...

Super cute card, great take on the sketch. I'm going to join the Jingle belles Rock challenge to get a jump start on the Christmas cards and then I won't be making ones with snow men on to send out that say Warm Winter Wishes.

Jacee said...

How fab, love the cute image, a really super card!
Hugs Jacee
Simply Paper Card Design

Kathy Krug said...

Wonderfully colored image. I really like how you used white on white which allows the image to pop. Thanks for joining us at the Mod Squad challenge this week.

Kathy Krug said...

Wonderfully colored image. I really like how you used white on white which allows the image to pop. Thanks for joining us at the Mod Squad challenge this week.

Tenia Nelson said...

Super cute!!

scrAPpamondo said...

This bear is very cute and the vellum makes pop out so well it from the embossined background!! LOVE the banner embossed in white with the red sparkling heart!!
Happy New Year, my friend, I wish you that it brings you so much joy, health and love! And always a lot of crafting mojo, too! :D

scrAPpamondo said...

"embossed"...not embossined... Lol... :D

Hetty said...

Such a sweet card for Christmas. love the pile of packages. Great goal for next year. Wishing you a very Happy New Year and may it brind you a lot of good things!

Bad Kitty said...

very cute card
and image is so cute!
hugs!
Bad Kitty's Craftroom
>^.^<

Helen said...

So cute! Love the embossing too!
Thanks for playing at Pile It On!
Merry Christmas!
Helen x

marion said...

What a sweet little bear stamp and card, you have been very busy and I saw every project, loved the snow globe kitty. For once I hope you do not mind I do only respond to this one, although went throught the ones I missed. So happy to see your mojo has returned and love every bit you showed. Have a lovely evening, sending lots of hugs and love your way and cuddles to Kiwi, Honeydew and Snowy, Marion

Leigh Penner said...

Super sweet card!

Liz said...

Adorable image set on a beautiful embossed background. I love how you've done the sentiment too. xx

Carole Robb Bisson said...

What a delightful Teddy and the embossing is unique. Thank you so much for taking time to post your very creative art with us this week at Word Art Wednesday in our 216th- FF AG challenge! Praying you will have a Blessed, Prosperous, Peaceful and Creative 2016, Carole

weim house said...

Cute! I am glad you are my motivator to make 2 Christmas cards a month in this new coming year! You give us such awesome postings! And so very kind comments! Hope you are enjoying our white wonder of sparkle! The flower shape tool is bloom impressions. Have a great new year's eve! Talk to you later , take care and many thanks for your kind words! You are so sweet!

weim house said...

Cute! I am glad you are my motivator to make 2 Christmas cards a month in this new coming year! You give us such awesome postings! And so very kind comments! Hope you are enjoying our white wonder of sparkle! The flower shape tool is bloom impressions. Have a great new year's eve! Talk to you later , take care and many thanks for your kind words! You are so sweet!

cotnob said...

An adorable card Kitty, such a cute image.
Pauline
x

Beccy said...

Great card Kitty, it must feel good to put the final touches on your last Christmas card for the year. You did a wonderful job colouring the sweet little image and I love the embossed background too. The white embossing on the black card stock looks fabulous... love that little heart. Well done!
Cheers,
Beccy

Sue Reynolds said...

Loving that embossing folder you used in the background...will be searching that as soon as I finish commenting. I notice you have a lot of challenges you have submitted it to, but I have a couple more if you are interested. Since I also read that you are going to try to do a couple Christmas cards each month you may want to join 12 Months of Christmas, they have a lot of rules and free digis, and it's Christmas all year. Another one is Merry Monday Christmas and Christmas Stamping All Year Long. Thought you might be interested.

aussie aNNie said...

Sweetness here and cute image and colours.
Happy New Year to you and yours. xx
{aNNie}

Lena's Creations said...

Very sweet card. Love that it's simple but still so festive. Thank you for your sweet comment on my blog and for becoming my newest follower. I'm now your newest follower too :-) Love making bloggie friends.
Hugs,
Lena
Lena’s Creations

UTs Hobby Time said...

Awesome. The embossed background,image and your oloring, all are beautiful.

Happy New Year Kitty!

Hugs,
Sara.

libleycraftsblog.com said...

This is gorgeous! The embossed background looks fab too! Thanks for joining us at From the Heart Stamps in our progressive Stamp of the Month challenge! Happy New Year!:-)

Olga Fink said...

Dear Kitty I would like to wish you Happy New Year!! I haven't been very present these holidays but I have seen all your cards! and I am a big admirer! Thank you for helping me and I hope 2016 will be a great year for you and your family! Hugs Olga

Lori m said...

Gorgeous, your kitties are so adorable too, Thanks for playing along over at DL.ART!

Hugs, Lori m
littlemscraftedmind.blogspot.com
DL.ART DT Member

Cammy said...

Beautifully colored and a lovely CAS card! Thanks for joining us at FTHS for the SOTM and Sketch #132 challenges.

KandA said...

Such a sweet image and the embossed background is lovely. Happy new year xx

Elaine Stark said...

A cute card. Happy New Year. Thanks for joining AYLI challenge. Elaine

terrie said...


Kitty, your card is so cute and adorable....with bright colors just right for Christmas...well done
Good luck your the challenges

Imke said...

Lovey card, Kitty. The colored image looks so great on all the white !

Thanks for joining our FREE Stamp of the Month December Challenge and also our Sketch Challenge with a tWiSt # 132 @ From the Heart Stamps. Hope to see you back again soon.

Happy New Year !

Lisa said...

So adorable!! I love the white embossed background... love the bear and your coloring and LOVE the look of the white sentiment on black cardstock... I have to use that more often... Happy New Year Kitty! Finally getting to the post office on Saturday so keep an eye on your mailbox!

Heather said...

This is super cute!! Such an adorable image and I love the white embossed sentiment on the black. Thanks for playing with CHNCC2.

Heather said...

And thanks for playing with The House That Stamps Built, too.

Lori Kobular said...

That Teddy Bear is so cute! I love him and the embossed background!!

Carol L said...

That teddy bear is adorable with his stack of pretty presents! Wishing you a very happy new year in 2016!

Tracey said...

Happy 2016 Kitty.....wishing you a fabulous year! Really nice card, love the embossed background and sweet image!

Tracey said...

Happy 2016 Kitty.....wishing you a fabulous year! Really nice card, love the embossed background and sweet image!

maria f. said...

Adorable and the black sentiment certainly draws attention to that little guy!

Karen Letchworth said...

That's a really cute digital image, and you really made that look sweet. Great card, and thanks SO MUCH for stopping by to share your art with us. I am so grateful to have you join us.
Blessings,
Karen
Word Art Wednesday

Donna Ellis said...

Aw, very cute, Kitty! love the white on white layers, and darling little teddy! I hope your Christmas celebrations were extra special. I'm beginning to emerge from this last exacerbation, and hope to be visiting more regularly, soon! Happy New Year! hugs, de

Lyn said...

What an adorable card - awesome coloring and fun embossing folder (I may need that one :))! Thanks for joining the challenge at From the Heart Stamps! Happy New Year!
Lyn

Kathy S said...

This is such a great image. Thanks so much for sharing him with us at The House That Stamps Built. Good luck on your year-round Christmas card making - I can't do that. Just don't have the spirit in the off season.

Pamela said...

Such a cute card, thank you for joining us at Crafting from the Heart.

Pam x

*Vicki* said...

Such a super cute bear!! Love your darling card with such a fantastic take on the sketch too my friend! :) Wishing you many blessings in 2016!! HUGS

Tracy Wray aka Trak said...

Thank you for taking part in our Art by Miran challenge, your project is so delightful and delicate,
and is a joy to look at .. good luck hugs tracy

Davi said...

What a fun card!! I love the little image and way you colored it and with the little pop of black it really stands out :) Happy New Year!

Michelle said...

The image is so sweet. Love the cas-style.
Thanks for playing with us at Inspiration Destination.
xxx Michelle (DT)

Shilpa Nagaonkar said...

Such a cute card! Thanks so much for joining us at Emerald creek this month.

Jessi Fogan said...

I love the white on white! I have got to join you in the year-long Christmas card making - this summer I fell off that wagon and I paid for it come November, lol!

Debbie said...

Sweet card! The white BG really make the image and sentiment pop!
Thanks for playing along this week at Tuesday Morning Sketches!!
Debbie (TMS DT)
Debbie's Dash of This and That

Sall said...

Beautiful especially the embossing. Thank you for taking the time and sharing your creativity with us at OSAAT this fortnight, I hope you have enjoyed playing along as much as we have enjoyed seeing your talent. Love 'n' hugs Sall OSAAT DT.

Brenda said...

I love all the texture and white space. Keeps things interesting but really allows your beautifully colored image to pop! Thanks for joining us again this month at From the Heart Stamps SOM Challenge! Happy New Year!

Tip Top said...

Wonderful card! Thanks for entering I {heart} card sketches with a tWist - hope to see you again next time!

Lisa Mensing said...

Great design and embossing with this adorable image! Thank you for playing along at Crafty Gals Corner Anything Goes Challenge. Lisa DT

Jingle said...

This is super cute! I love the bright colors on the white! Thanks so much for playing along with us over on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge blog!

Dwie lewe rączki said...

Lovely card. Your teddy is so sweet! Thank you very much for joining our challenge at Creative Card Crew.
Hugs, Yvonne

Diane said...

Just adorable, love the colored image and design.

Hugs Diane

Nikki C said...

This is so cute
hugs Nikki C