Monday 17 August 2015

Christmas Teddy

Hi everyone,
I hope you had a good weekend. 
We had a great time yesterday hearing about our daughter's trip to France and Holland.
They started their journey in Paris then drove to Holland for our son-in-law's family reunion 
A ride in a hot air balloon in France was a highlight, along with visiting all the tourist attractions.
We were glad to see them home...tired as they all seemed.  Jet lag is the downside of traveling overseas. 
Our granddaughters are seasoned travellers and really had a wonderful adventure.

Today I have a Christmas card to share with you.
I picked up some Faber-Castell polychromos pencils and had a go at colouring this
cute digi from Di's Digital Images that I was lucky enough to win recently
at Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge.
He is called Christmas Bertie and can be found here in the sale section.

I liked colouring with the polychromos but need a lot more practice. 
I used a Derwent Burnisher which helped in blending 
....but I won't be retiring my Copics anytime soon.

The gold paper is Recollections from Michaels.  Kraft paper embossed with Cuttlebug folder.
Lily of the Valley tag stamped in Versafine Sepia.
My favourite MB Plush Poinsettia Corner cut in kraft then gold.
Bell charm that's been in my stash for several years
Tim Holtz twine

I would like to enter the following challenges:
  1. CHNC #242 - Something Old
  2. Di's Digi Design Challenge - Twine Used 
  3. Dream Valley Challenges #113 - Add a Charm
  4. 52 Christmas Card Thowdown - For a Child 
  5. House of Cards - August Challenge "Metallics" 
  6. Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge - ATG
  7. Sparkles Christmas Card Challenge #55 - No Designer Paper
Thanks so much for stopping by today 
and a warm thank you for all the lovely comments you leave me, much are all so lovely.



Lisa Lynn said...

Beautiful card Pat. I have a hard time using pencils - I don't know if I have the right paper or what???? I love the gold poinsettia flowers. I can't believe how soon Christmas will be here.

Mynn xx said...

Pat, this is totally darling!!! LOVE the fabulous image! And your coloring is AMAZING! Thank you for joining us at House of Cards! HUGS! :) Mynn xx

Rosmarie said...

OMG, this is such a cute card, Pat! Love the texture of the gold paper and the teddy is just adorable! Gorgeous card!
Thanks for joining us at House of Cards.
Hugs, Rosi

Doreen said...

This is beautiful,great design and a fab image.

Sue said...

This is gorgeous Pat, such a sweet image and beautiful soft colouring. I love the gold poinsettias too.
hugs Sue xx

Hazel said...

Sweet card. Thanks for entering your lovely crafting for CHNC challenge 242 - you could also enter this into my CHNC challenge extra for August - I'd love to see it there too. x

Laine said...

Such a cutie Pat, complimented by your fabulous design detail.

Chris said...

This is gorgeous Pat! Love the image and your colouring, lovely design too!
Sounds as if your daughters had the most fantastic trip!

Stamps and Paper said...

Totally gorgeous card Pat, love the colours of the flowers the dark background really makes your little teddy 'pop'..


cotnob said...

This is gorgeous Pat, such an adorable image and your colouring is fabulous.

Pia S said...

Love the combo of gold and kraft and the gold paper has such a beautiful textured look. Super cute card with elegant detailing.

StephC said...

This is absolutely gorgeous! I love the adorable image, and those beautiful flowers. All of your elements are so nicely put together. So glad you joined us for this month's House of Cards challenge!

Debs said...

Adorable card Pat - such a cute image and I love your colouring.
Debs xx

Melanie said...

A lovely card!
Thank you soo much for taking part in our "Anything Goes” challenge over at Penny’s & good luck in the draw.
Hope to see you again in our next challenge as well…

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Jacee said...

Lovely design Pat, great colours and a sweet image, love the floral corner, lovely!
hugs Jacee
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Babs said...

Your image is so cute, love the little bell you have attached beautiful background and a gorgeous card. thank you for sharing this with us at Sparkles Christmas this month...


Anet's Crafting said...

Gorgeous Christmas card Pat. Thank you for playing along with our Challenge at Penny's Paper-Crafty. We would love to see you again ... Anet DTx

Patricia Hays said...

What an adorable teddy bear! You've done a fantastic job coloring him. He looks so cuddly, I wish I could reach through my monitor and give him a hug! :) Thanks so much for sharing your darling card with us at 52CCT. I hope you'll join us again soon for another challenge.

Gibmiss said...

Fabulous card... Pat... Love the image... Love the colours to...
Hugs Sylvie xx

Donna Ellis said...

wow! the texture in that gold paper is wonderful, Pat! It contrasts so beautifully with the brich brown, and your darling Teddy Santa! hugs, de

Cazro said...

A brillianat ue of several different layers without any designer papers. I do like your embossed layer, the die cut flowers and of course the adorable and well coloured main topper image. Wonderful. Thanks for sharing with us at Sparkles Christmas Challenges. Caz DT.

Dr Sonia S V said...

Such an adorable creation and Especially love the textured paper you used
Dr Sonia
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Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

Oh! Pat this certainly shows your colouring skills, it is so very beautiful, love the design and colours too.

Judith said...

This is gorgeous Pat - I just love red and Kraft together - your pencil colouring is fab - can't imagine what you would have come up with if you'd practiced! - looks pretty darn good to me : ) x

Em Louise Fairley said...

Sooo cute! Thanks for joining us at House of Cards this month. I hope you'll join us again soon.

Em AKA Creative Em
House of Cards DT

Julie said...

What a cute card. Thanks for joining us at 52 CCT
Julie T

Deborah Frings said...

Super cute teddy, and awesome colouring! Love all the texture on this card too. Great work. Thanks so much for playing along with 52CCT and I'm sorry I'm so late commenting! x

Willeke said...

What a lovely card !
Thanks for sharing it with us and hope to see you again in our next challenge as well,
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Barbara Rankin said...

Fabulous card, and so adorable, Pat. Love your colored pencil coloring, and thanks for joining us at House of Cards. Hugs, Barbara HOC DT