Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Winter is Here

Hello, everyone!  Before I get started, I would like to welcome my newest follower - karin - thank you for joining me!

One of my goals is to make at least two holiday cards a month.  I fell short last month so I'm going to make three cards this month to get caught up.  Here's the first one.  I was inspired by Dotty Jo's Christmas Kickstart Challenge 5, where the theme is Bears.  I make holiday cards for charity, and some request a non-religious sentiment, which is what I've done here.

I used clipart from Echo Park's Celebrate Winter collection (image and word art).  For the background, I did some ink blending using the negative of a snowflake die-cut as a stencil, with Tumbled Glass Distress Oxide.  The white panel is embossed with Darice Snowflake Background.  I finished off the card with a few snowflake sequins.

I would also like to support the following 7 challenges:
Cardz TV 84 AG 2/3
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas AG Optional Shabby Chic UE
Winter Wonderland Fuzzy Wuzzy 1/3
Simon Says Stamp Monday Whatever the Weather (snow) 1/5
Through the Craft Room Door AG 1/2
Word Art Wednesday AG w Uplifting Sentiment 3/5 wk1

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


karin said...

Such a cutie Kitty. Love the embossing on it.

KandA said...

Super card Kitty, great idea to use the die negative as a stencil and the little bear is so sweet xx

Michelle said...

This is very adorable Kitty - the embossed background with the inking is gorgeous - Michelle x

cotnob said...

A super card, such a cute bear and lovely embossed background.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob

Verna Angerhofer said...

I love the bear and he is so cute sitting on your card. Great card design by the way too!

Donna Ellis said...

Aw, such a darling little polar bear, KT, and beautifully colored with the blue tones, and cute "tummy tuxedo" look. Loving the snowflake in the background, too! Beautiful card! hugs, de

Donna said...

This is so adorable, you can't go wrong with bears, like the blue and white combo and how you added the blue snowflakes to your embossed background!

Debi said...

Adorable card, Kitty. The stenciled snowflake is a great addition making the bear image really pop. Nicely done, my friend. And thanks so much for stopping by my blog. Hugs, Debi

Alice (scrAPpamondo) said...

So so cute!! You have had a briliant idea using the negative diecut as stencil, the light blue snowflake shape is just perfect to make the sweet bear pop!! Love the sentiment and the texture on the bakground, too!!
Hugs my friend!

Patti said...

Awwww no one could be tired of winter when they see this adorable little card!!

Scrapper69 said...

Aww.... what a sweet bear!!! Your card is adorable KT!!!


Lisa Lynn said...

Your bear is so adorable. Love the embossing. You will get an extra one made...I know you ...if you put your mind to it...you will do it.

Hetty said...

That polar bear is so sweet and adorable.
Great card!

Megan J said...

Hi Kitty, a sweet wintry card, love the soft colours. Have a wonderful week... Megan

The Enticing Creation said...

So cute ready,love the snow effect...thanks for playing for ATG on Through the Craft Room Door,hope to see you next

Rituparna DT, TTCRD

Shirley-Anne said...

Beautiful card love the embossing . thanks for sharing with us here at
Good luck with your entry
Shirley-Barber DT

Barbara Godden said...

Lovely background great ef and love the way you did the blue snowfalke, super cute little bear. Fabby job.

Linda Simpson said...

So super cute, love the embossed background.
Linda xxx

KraftyKoolKat said...

So cute Kitty, I love your clever background.

Bunny said...

Who doesn't love a good bear. This is really cute. I love the embossing folder, too. [Bunny]

terrie said...

Winter is still with us with the snow and cold weather but your card is adorable and love the touch of blue, cute image and embossed background.
Well done Kitty and tfs

Dotty Jo said...

Such a sweet card - love your limited colour palette and adorable bear. Thanks for playing at The Christmas Kickstart Challenge, Jo x

Fikreta said...

this is so adorable card!
love it!

Anne said...

You're very good to stick to your Christmas card target, mine went horribly wrong already! This is fab, I love an embossed background
Anne x

Claudia Rogier said...

Really cute card. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Hazelnut Christmas Challenge

DT Crafty Hazelnut Christmas Challenge


Lynne in NI said...

Awww so cute! What a great idea to use your snowflake as a stencil, it looks fab!

Suzanne H said...

I like the stencil behind the bear. I have to remember this technique. While I love a winter card, I'm hoping spring is coming soon.

Cards By MI said...

Thank you for joining our monthly challenge over at the Winter Wonderland with your fantastic creation!
Love n hugs