Saturday, 3 December 2011

... sleeps till Santa

 Brrrrr... it's cold here today, so no battling with the Christmas shoppers for me. A day in front of the fire with the telly on, is a much better idea :-)

Our lovely host at CES this week is Donna, and the theme she has chosen is

Bear Necessities

so we would like to see a bear somewhere on your card/project.

I made a little countdown calendar that can keep me up to date on how fast those days are slipping away!!!

I used a 6 x 6 petal edge card as my base and covered it with Prima, North Country papers.
I die cut some rectangles and  numbers and attached them by punching holes through the card and tying them on with Divine Twine. This allows you to just flip the numbers over.

My bear is from Lili of the Valley, coloured with Copics and sprinkled with Glamour Dust.

 I blinged the background paper up, by adding some Christmas gems.

Here's a pic of the little strip of card that I attach inside, to the front and back of the base card. This just stops it from splaying open, but allows you to fold the card flat, to fit in an envelope.

Now grab yourself a coffee and head over to the main blog to check out the amazing work of my teamies.
And, if you fancy playing along this week, you could win a £10 voucher (excl. p & p)  to spend at Crafty Emma's.

Stamptacular - Anything Christmas
Diva's by Design - Anything Goes
Simon Says - Anything Goes
Cute Card Thursday - It's just a Number



Craftyanny said...

Love this Caroline, it's so very pretty. A lovely idea too
Anne x

Juls said...

too cute!!! Love all the added bling! hugs Juls

Donna said...

Hi Caroline, this is just the cutest little countdown calendar ever, I love the colours and design and what a brilliant idea to attach the little strip of card inside to keep the card upright, I would never have thought of that! I would absolutely love to spend a DVD afternoon with you watching Christmas DVD's, gotta love National Lammoon's Christmas Vacation :) Donna ♥ x

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Fab creation hun, just love it!

Our KT wants to make one now lol!!
hugs shell xx

Sue said...

Hi hun
oh this is fab, great idea, lovely papers & design, luv the added gems, have lovely weekend, sue,x

Vicky said...

Hi sweetie gorgeous card love the design of it hun may have to pinch this idea from you its awesome!!
Day of watching dvds sounds bliss, my fave crimbo dvd is 'Miracle on 34th street' the newer that film.

Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx

Shannin said...

What a creative idea. I will have to give this a try. Thank you for the gorgeous inspiration. Your count down is beautiful. Hope you have a wonderful day.


Anonymous said...

Fab idea and beautifully made as usual!

karen said...

Wow Caroline, totally fab, love this, you clever thing!! hugs, Karenxx

Rica said...

Its blooming cold here today Germany today, they don't do shopper on Sunday so it's chilling today.
Your calender page is fabulous, I love those papers, especially where you've sparkly and the image is gorgeous and great colouring.

Thanks so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp challenge
xxx Heather xx

Nina said...

Ohlala, this is a very pretty calendar. Gorgeus papers, wonderful coloured motiv and i love the gems.

Thanks for joining our "Anything Christmas" challenge at Stamptacular Sunday :)
Hugs, Nina.

Deb said...

wow, that is so amazing, what a fabulous countdown to Christmas!
Many thanks for joining in the Cute Card Thursday Challenge this week!
have a great weekend, Debxx

Lee said...

Absolutely STUNNING in every way,Love that lil Bear.xx

Jennifer said...

Stunning Caroline! You are always so creative xx Jenny xx

Mary J said...

Just so dinky sweet!!

Vicky said...

Simply stunning sweetie...!

thanks so much for joining us at Divas...and good luck..!

big hugs Vicky xx

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laney said...

Super card and so cute too !!
thanks for joining us at Diva's this time hope to see you next time too