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Monday, December 10, 2012

Red and White Christmas Card with TeddyBea

It's so hard to get anything resembling a decent photo now - it's dark outside when I leave for work and it's dark when I get home... I so look forward to Christmas Eve, but I don't care much for Winter - I would gladly have skipped January-March...

I just love this TeddyBea image - I think she's perfect for so many different occasions. This time I colored her outfit in different shades of pink - colors I don't use very often. I cut the image using a circle shaped die. I felt there was too much white space, so I manually cut an inner circle so that more of the lovely gingham patterned paper from Forever Friends' A Christmas Tale Collection could be shown.
The snowflakes and large poinsettia are made with Marianne Creatables dies, and the smaller flowers are cut outs from a DP. I've sprinkled the snowflakes with glitter embossing powder and heat embossed them. A bit of glitter glue is added to TeddyBea's wings and to the little star. The border at the top my card is made with a Magnolia die. The sentiment is made with a stamp that came free with a magazine I bought, it's heat embossed with white powder.

This card is for these challenges:
1) 2 Sisters - #120 Snowflakes
2) Totally Gorjuss - #160 Oh No Snow
3) Kaboodle Doodles Challenge Blog - #149 Use the color red
4) Stampin' For The Weekend - Let it Snow
5) Crafty Boots Challenges - Christmas
6) Charisma Cardz - #48 Christmas
7) ABC Challenges - #8 Let it Snow
8) Incy Wincy Designs Challenge - Christmas with Snowflakes
9) Forever Friends - #51 Christmas Cards
10) Make it Monday - Anything Goes


Laine said...

I love Teddy Bea Pia and you have coloured her so well. Love the detail and the wonderful check paper.
Sending Merry Christmas Greetings to you.
Hugs from Laine

Deepti Stephens said...

wow.. this card is also cute Pia.. :D

Crafty Lark said...

She is perfect for Christmas, love your card. xx Flora

Loz said...

Fantastic card and colors Pia. Visited from MIM..Loz

chrissy xx said...

JUst GORgeous! FABulous colours and the cutest of images.
LOve how you've cut your own circle Pia'.
LOve your embossing too.

Cheryl said...

SO adorable, Pia! Thanks for joining us at Kaboodle Doodles this week!

cotnob said...

This is another gorgeous Teddy Bea card Pia, I love the way you have framed your image and your beautiful colour choice.

Lau W said...

Oh so fabulous design for this card, i love it very much ! This image is so sweet, and your paper is beautiful ! Flowers are superb too, oh all is wonderful on this card Pia !

Jackie said...

Your card is so pretty & that image is adorable! Thanks so much for joining us @ ABC Challenges!!!

Sue - bearhouse said...

This is stunning Pia. I love that sweet Teddy Bea coloured in pink. The layout is fabulous and your poinsettia looks amazing.
I feel the same as you about the Winter - roll on the Spring!!


Sue said...

Awww this is SO cute Pia… what an adorable Bea image and the papers and embellishments are really beautiful… it's a stunning card!
Hope you have a good week!
Big Hugs
Sue xx

Cat's sCrap said...

Very cute ! Ilike ! Nice bear. Simple and clean style as I like !

Thanks for joining us at Charima Cardz this week.

Hugs from France.

Asha said...

Isn't Bea adorable?! Such a cute card, Pia. Poppin' in from MIM. Thanks for visiting me and leaving a kind comment.


MiniOwner said...

Oh that's so pretty! Thanks for sharing on MiM.
Sue x (MiniOwner @26)

aussie aNNie said...

Lovely gingham paper Pia, and that goreous image again is a stunner...pretty red and white

Wishcraft said...

Aww just gorgeous Pia! Love the sweet image and I think gingham always looks fabulous :o) Hugs, Lisa x

Dee's Craft Room said...

Gorgeous card, Really sweet image and beautiful flowers.

Thank you for sharing your work with all of us at Crafty Boots Challenges.

Merry Christmas.


Ger said...

A lovely image and card. Love those glittery snowflakes! Thankyou for joining us at ABC Challenges this week.

Rosie Gustafson said...

Hi Pia, What a wonderful card. Love how you used the circle to break things up, just the tight touch and the poinsettia is just gorgeous. Thank you for joining us at ABC Challenges. Hugs Xx Rosie

Lisa S. said...

Love that sweet image Pia and the beautiful layers on this card. It's perfect for the holidays! Hugs

lalkygirl said...

what a sweet card ,beautifully coloured and i love the flower
thanks for joining us at MIM and good luck
tracey x

Shelby said...

Lovin the large poinsettia and the checkered red paper is so perfect. Great card


Kathleen (Kath) B. Hernandez said...

Love it! Love all the embellishments and the overall design! Thanks for joining us at Kaboodle Doodles’ “Use the Color Red” Challenge!

Kath - Admin
Blog: Creo by Lady Katutz

Meihsia Liu said...

Hi, Pia, this is such a gorgeous card. Love the beautiful flowers and cute image... :) said...

Gorgeous! Love the image, colour combo, snowflakes and border. Thank you for joining us at Charisma Cardz this week. Good luck. Hugs, Jill x

Petinka said...

This is so sweet. Thanks for joining us at Kaboodle Doodles.

sassy said...

wow what a fabulous creation...thanks for sharing it with us at FF this week good luck in the draw a worthy entry hugs sassyx DT

Allison said...

what a lovely Christmas card
thanks for joining us at Charisma this week

Sarahshandmadecardsx said...

A gorgeous Christmas card and I love the big poinsetta you have used.

Thanks for joining us at Charisma Cardz this week.


Decosse's Dynamite Doodles said...

Saw your card over at MIM and wanted to pop in and say hi. Your card turned out great. Those snowflakes and that poinsettia is fabulous.

Lisa D.

Michelle Looi said...

Great use of red!
Thanks for sharing at Kaboodle Doodles!

Danielle Vincent said...

This is a terrific card Pia! Love your fussy cut bear, the snowflakes and the gorgeous poinsettias! Thanks so much for joining us this week at 'ABC' Challenges!

RiNNE said...

What a darling and adorable creation, Pia!! That checkered paper is perfect for her!

scrappymo! said...

Oh my goodness...another pretty one! I am amazed that you can cut a circle freehand so perfectly. Well done!
The colours here are so Christmas looking I love red and white together at Christmas.

Decosse's Dynamite Doodles said...

What a beautiful card. Just wanted to come over and say thanks for popping into my blog. I appreciate the visit.

Lisa D.

Karen C said...

Pia this is so sweet! I love the colors!! Thanks so much for joining us this week at Incy Wincy Designs Challenge for our "Christmas With Snowflakes" challenge! Hope to see you again in our new challenge next week!
Karen C

Patty Gorka said...

This is adorable! Love that teddy bear image! Thank you for joining us at ABC Challenges this week!

Lela said...

Very sweet, the pointsettia flower is beautiful. Thanks for sharing with us at ABC Challenge Blog this week

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) A•Muse Consultant #1065 said...

Such a sweet card, Pia!

Thank you for participating in ABC Challenges this week!

Suzie McFloozy said...

Fabulous card love love love the layout and the super cute image x
Thanks so much for sharing it with us at SFTW and good luck x
Merry Christmas x
((hugs)) Suzie xoxo

Wattage said...

Gorgeous Teddy Bea card! Thanks for joining the challenge at Forever Friends, Lisa (DT) x

Anne-Elise said...

So beautiful, Pia! I wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!! Hugs