Thursday, 28 April 2011

Please Bear with Me for the last time!

Phew! finally, my last card for today, again using the Harri Bears - Hats Off digi stamp set available exclusively from the Clipart Fairy, which has a cute teddy digi stamp and three little hats, birthday, baby and Christmas. In the previous two posts I have used both the birthday hat and the baby hat so the only one left now is... you've guessed it - Christmas. It seems total madness to be writing about a Christmas card, when the sun is beating down and the thermometer on my patio is telling me the temperature is 30 degrees C (we are south facing with a high wall one side and a high hedge the other, so the patio is a real sun trap) but I wanted to try and do something with each of the hats, so Christmas it is!

This is supposed to be closed to give the full frontal effect, but couldn't quite get it to stay together.

This time around I have used a freebie Christmas paper set called chalky red papers, I'm not sure if it is still available - and a small piece of paper from the Red, blue, green, checks and stripes, Christmas backing papers set for her bow and little tag which I cut using a sizzix die.
I wanted to make it look like teddy was sitting on top of a big Christmas present. so wrapped gold ribbon around the front before adding the tag and teddy. Some parts of the teddy image and hat have been layered to make her more dimensional.
I made the arched frame for the back of the card in Photoshop, adding computer generated text for the Merry Christmas wording. The white outlines of the arch and the letters are all covered in glamour dust as is the white band of teddy's hat. I have also picked out some of the snowflakes, from the paper that covers the front of card, with glamour dust to add extra sparkle.

Teddy and hat close up details

I am going to enter this card into the following challenges;

Happileigh Scrappin - Christmas
Moving along with the times - anything goes


Miria said...

Even cuter than the other ones - I'm a Christmas-holic you know. Hugs, Miria

Georgia Ehrmann said...

So very cute! What a darling bear and I love the way he sits on the opening! Thanks for playing with us at Happileigh Scrappin' this week and good luck!

angelwhispers said...

Well I love it but then I adore christmas so cards are welcome all year round!!! Love the image and the present card is just perfect!! Love Chanelle xxx

DesignerDiva said...

This is really cute Colette fab image and i'm mega impressed your making Christmas cards. Thanks for joining us at MAWTT this week for Pami's 'Anything Goes' challenge and good luck
Hugs Laurie

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

This is really cute, love the shape of your creation!!

Thank you for sharing with us at MAWTT this week, good luck!
hugs shell xx

Star said...

What a fabulous card! The teddy bear is just adorable!!

Thanks for joining us at Happileigh Scrappin'.

Cheers! Star

Karen said...

As far as I am concerned it is never too early for making Christmas Cards - and this is sweet!

Happileigh Scrappin' said...

OMG, what an adorable card, love the shape and how you used the teddy. Thanks for joining us at Happileigh Scrappin' this week.

XxJULESxX said...

oh wow gorgeous and soo cute that bear!!

Val said...

Very cute, love the colour scheme and image. Thanks for playing along at MAWTT with us this week. Please come back again.