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Saturday, November 24, 2012

Angel Bears

I used The Sweet Stop's sketch as inspiration for this design.
I machine stitched 4 panels of vellum note paper onto kraft paper, using silver thread.
I attached a Crafter's Companion decoupage image onto a cloud of light blue paper with silver heat embossed edges.
The chipboard snowflakes came free with a magazine, I attached pearls to their center, as well as one pearl in each corner of the card. The sentiment - "Merry Christmas" in Norwegian - is made with alphabet stickers.

I enter this card into these challenges:
1) The Sweet Stop - SSS186 Sketch
2) Christmas Crafting! - #16 Decoupage
3) Sparkles Forum Challenges - Christmas is coming
4) Crafty Ann's - Birds or Animals
5) Totally Papercrafts – All Stitched up
6) 2 Sisters Challenge Blog - #119 Winter Wonderland
7) Crimbo Crackers - Anything goes Christmas
8) Crafty Creations - #197 Christmas Is Coming
9) 52 {Christmas} Card Throwdown - Pearls
10) Make it Monday - Anything Goes

31 comments:

meg said...

Love your card it would be perfect for a baby's first christmas,the colours are so soft and delicate thank you for joining in at Christmas Crafting this month

aussie aNNie said...

Lovely stitched design adding the vellum and these cuties are just that, cute. Great card..luv annie

Sue said...

Aww this is really sweet Pia… what a cute image and the decoupage looks fab! Love the papers and embellishments… the snowflakes and pearls are gorgeous :-)
Hope you have a lovely weekend!
Big Hugs
Sue xx

Laine said...

This is lovely Pia. Love the image, colours and all of your design detail. Thank you for joining us at TPC this week.
Hugs
Laine
X

KraftyKoolKat said...

This is so sweet Pia. Thank you for sharing it with us at Totally Papercrafts and good luck in the draw.

Hugs
Cathy
xxxxx

Faye said...

What an absolute cutie Pia. Are those bears sitting on a cloud? What a clever idea. Thanks so much for playing at The Sweet Stop this week. X

Sue - bearhouse said...

This is stunning Pia. I love the cute bears sitting on a cloud and your stitching looks wonderful

Sue

chrissy xx said...

Super cute! What FAbulous little 'angels'.
LOve your colours. LOve your stitching...
LOve everything lol. It's GORgeous.
Chrissyxx

Doris said...

What a nice sweet card.
Greetings
Doris

karen said...

So cute and gorgeous, a lovely design, Karenx

Chrissy said...

So gorgeous Pia, your stitching is so straight and perfect, I cannot do that...at all..
Adorable image and love the design.

Luv CHRISSYxx

scrappymo! said...


Great card. You are a very good seamtress! Your stitching is so straight. Those little bears look like they are just floating on that cloud...so cute!!!

I sorted out my problem...too bad i didn't know about this sooner but every time you load a picture to your blog, blogger loads it onto Picassa. I did not know this...we all have Picassa accounts. If we resize our pictures to 800x800 pixels or lower, then they never count towards our free 1 gb limit at Picassa. So now I will just resize each image before i load it on my blog. Just one extra step...I use My Pictures to store the photos on my computer...it was the program that came free with the computer. So now, before I load the pictures in the midst of my blog post...I will just start taking my photo, loading it to my computer and then clicking edit and selecting resize and then size it down...
For the photos already stored in my pictures previously, i will just open My Pictures before creating my post and click on the photo I want to use and select edit and resize and save.
Hope this helps you.
If you want to check how much room you have used already, just go to view your blog and select design at the top right. then click on your name which appears at the top right in black ink (if you hover over it with your mouse it will say profile). Once you have clicked on your name, then click on account settings which will appear right under your name. A new screen will pop up and on the far right will say accounts, click on products, then click on picassa web albums. your picassa account will then pop up. Scroll down to the bottom of the screen and it will tell you how much % of room you have used.

Mynnette said...

Such a darling card!!! LOVE the little bears and your pearls are the perfect accent with the soft colors you've used! Thanks for joining us at 52CCT! :)

Wishcraft said...

Lovely card Pia, those bears are so cute :o) Hugs, Lisa x

Cathymac said...

Love the darling layered bears, Pia...so adorable! Wonderful stitching, vellum, and snowflake embellishments, too! Thanks so much for joining us at The Sweet Stop this week!

Ustvarjalni utrinki Tamara P. said...

How pretty bears. Love your card Pia.
Hugs Tamara

downrightcrafty said...

such a beautiful card and adore the image just wonderful
Hugs Kate xx

Asha said...

Adorable card, Pia. So delicate and dreamy....and the colours are delicious!

hugs

Ann Whitfield said...

Beautiful card, thank you for sharing it with us at Crafty Ann's
Ann x

Janice said...

Great use of the sketch - lovely card, Jx

Ruth M said...

Such a pretty card Pia - I love that you put a cloud behind the angel bears! Thanks so much for joining us at 52 {C}CT for our pearls challenge! Ruth x

Skye said...

A very sweet card. Cute image and I like the use of vellum. Your stitching is wonderful

cotnob said...

This is so cute Pia, I love your decoupage image and your papers are the perfect accompaniment.
Pauline
x

Shelby said...

Love your layout on this card and the dimension with the bears is wonderful.

Shelby

* Shaz * said...

Fabulous creation!

Thank you for joining in the fun at Sparkles Monthly Challenges for our * Christmas is coming * challenge

Hope you will join us again & good luck in the draw
Hugs Shaz x

Danielle Vincent said...

Oh my what a darling card! Love those bears and that cloud too - they are truly little angels. Thanks for joining us at 52CCT this week!

Debbie said...

Beautiful card. Thank you for joining us at Christmas Crafting this month.
Debbie x

Claire said...

Gorgeous card, love those adorable bears and the stitching is fab. thanks for joining us at Crafty Ann's.
Claire xx

Meighan Wheller said...

Pia this is a lovely Christmas Card. Those two teddy bears are very cute. Thanks for sharing with us at Crafty Creations. Hope that you are well!! Meighan

Ang C said...

A beautiful card

Thankyou for joining us at Sparkles Monthly Challenges in our Christmas is Coming Challenge

Good luck in the draw

Ang x

Tip Top said...

Thank you for joining in at Crimbo Crackers – hope you can join me again for the next challenge! Crimbo Crackers