Friday 4 November 2011

'Bear' ing Gifts

Hello peeps, how are you all?
Have you got your sparklers ready for tomorrow night?
No fireworks for us I'm afraid - apart from the fact that last time we let dh arrange some, he came home with industrial sized bangers that nearly set the whole street on fire - poor Suzie turns into a nervous wreck at the slightest sound.

It's a new callenge at Totally Papercrafts today. 
Our lovely boss lady Cathy  (*grovel *grovel *curtsey *curtsey )
is our host this week and the theme is

Stitch it!!

We'd like to see some real OR faux stitching on your card/project.

We also have 4 new amazing ladies joining us this week.
3 new DT members and  our Spotlight GDT. So please pop over and say hello to them.

I am cracking on with my Christmas cards and I used a LOTV teddy stamp here. He's coloured with Copics and a sprinkling of glamour dust.

I used a zig-zag stitch around my DPs and  I even managed to run some plain, white ribbon through the machine

I bought some Marianne snowflake dies recently and I've been having trouble getting the DP out of them. Someone suggested putting a piece of greaseproof paper between the die and my DP - so I tried it. It worked a treat. It also gave me some  delicate,  greaseproof paper snowflakes, that look really pretty with a dab of glamour dust.

Pop along to the challenge blog to see the amazing work from my teamies and the fab prize from this week's sponsor Die Cut Dreams.

Challenges -
Crafty Ribbons - Bingo (Glitter/Punches or dies/Lace) For the lace I used a Martha Stewart Lace Doily Punch - hope that qualifies.

LOTV Stamp.    Catslife Press Stamp.  DP Prima, North Country.
Martha Stewart Border Punch.  Marianne Snowflake Dies.   Glamour Dust.
White Grosgrain Ribbon.


Janette said...

Wow beautiful card Caroline, love the colours and the papers you have used, and your stitching is lovely, stunning card. Janette x

Victoria said...

amazing work totally gorgeous hope you have a lovely weekend

WencheP said...

This is gorgeous! I love it, the image is so sweet and your coloring is fantastic. Thanks for joining us at Do You Stack Up and good luck.


Roma said...

This is such a gorogeous card , love the colours ,the papers ,image & snowflakes well basically i mean all the card lol!

Stressed Stamper said...

Brill stitching hun - I cheated on mine - fake..he he
Hugs for the weekend
Sarah x

Cathy said...

Stunning Caroline, love the iamge .. but those dp ... I have got to have me some of those LOL!!!!
Fab deets and sewing too!
Have a fab weekend,
Cathy xx

Joey said...

So beautiful hun, its a gorgeous card I love the colour. Joey x

Turtle In The Sand said...

Thanks DT welcome. Choosing gray to color this bear was pure creators genius. It looks so good with this DP. Sparkly and divine creation. Have a good weekend, Linda

Pauline said...

What a gorgeous card, such a sweet image, and I love the pretty sparkle!

Wendy said...

Absolutely gorgeous Caroline, adorable bear and such beautiful your stitching..

Thanks for the excited to have joined the TPC DT..enjoy the weekend..
Wendy xx

La Vikinga said...

Caroline your card is gorgeous! Thanks for sharing with us at Crafty Ribbons and I hope you get a lot of comments of people who like it!

La Vikinga

Jeni said...

Absolutely gorgeous Caroline!! I just love everything about your card. However...your Christmas count down banner is taunting me!!! Lol
~jeni :)

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous card Caroline :-) sooo cute !! love the bear and the papers, fab sewing,, very clever idea to sew the ribbon too ! :-)

Lols x x x

Anonymous said...

Absolutely beautiful! xx

pinky said...

Simply stunning, love the gorgeous colours. Thanks for joining us at CRAFTY RIBBONS.

Anne said...

ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhh am loving thos DP's Caroline, they are lush!!!
A smashing card, excellent sewing too
Have a smashing weekend
Anne x

CraftyC said...

A gorgeous card Caroline, love the colours and amazing detail!

Vicky said...

Gorgeous card the cute image and pretty colours hun...

have a super weekend....hugs Vicky xx

Sue said...

pmsl ya creep to the boss!!lol
totally stunning card hun, awesome colouring, gorgeous papers & embelies, fab stitching, sue,xx

Stamps and Paper said...

Love the colours of your card...and such a cute image. Thank you for joining in our challenge over at St LUkes.


Judy Rozema said...

Love your icy color scheme and your stitching looks great on that ribbon! Thanks for joining us at Really Reasonable Ribbon for our Christmas challenge!

Lee said...

Oh WOW,Fantastic card love the colours.Sorry but i really dislike fireworks for allsorts of reasons,glad when it's all

Mel X said...

Hi Caroline, fabulous card sweetie, LOVE the colour scheme!

Mel X

Naomi said...

Oh my goodness, this is simply STUNNING! LOVE the colours, LO, and all of that GORGEOUS stitching! Thanks so much for joining us, this week, at DYSU!

Deborah Frings said...

Oh how lovely!!! I adore these colours - cool, frosty look - so festive. The backing papers are fab and I love the cute teddy. Thanks so much for playing along with St Luke's Charity Card Challenge!

Unknown said...

Hi Caroline,
Love your card hun. Beautiful colours and love the snowflakes. Thanks for sharing with us at Crafty Ribbons in our Bingo challenge this time. Hope to see you again next time.
Dawn xx

Tara Cardwell said...

This is just beautiful - I love the DP and stitching. Great tip for the dies too will dig the greaseproof out.
St Luke's Charity Cards Challenge Founder

Jan Garber said...

your accent with the teal and glitter are so very sweet! Thanks for joining us at Do You Stack Up!

Unknown said...

Congratulations on your win at DYSU!

Jenny said...

Wow Caroline this is so pretty :)
Real cute teddy and love the tracing paper snowflakes, they look so delicate :)
Thanks for joining at us St Luke's Charity card Challenge.
Jenny x