Tuesday, 22 February 2011

Preparing For Christmas !!!


We all have colds in this house, i think it's something to do with the fact we went to the 'British Wildlife Centre' in Lingfield on Sunday and it was very cold and damp there and the cold seemed to get into all of our bones :-(

After i have uploaded this card i'm going back to watch QVC to see if i can get any inspiration from the fabby Tim Holtz.

Ok todays card nearly didn't happen, as when i went to start cutting the paper yesterday i noticed that son had some how taken the plastic guard off of my Making Memories paper trimmer and as i tried to put it back it snapped in 3, so when i picked son up i had to drive over to The Glitter Pot to get a new trimmer - how unimpressed was I !!!

For todays card i wanted to do something a little different - i wanted to tell a story :
in image 1 - the bear is writing a letter to santa
in image 2 - the bear is shopping for gifts
in image 3 - the bear is filling it's stocking on Christmas Eve

Right onto the card and Challenges :

One Stitch At A Time - where Challenge No: 50 is 'Anything But Square'

Winter Wonderland - where the Challenge is 'It's Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas'

The Secret Crafter - where Challenge No: 122 is 'Fancy Folds'

CES Challenges  - where Challenge No: 24 is 'Spots & Stripes'

Incy Wincy Designs - where Challenge No: 81 is 'Punches or Dies'

All images - Penny Black : Bear writing letter to santa - 'Dear Santa'
Bear shopping - 'Aiming To Please'
Bear Filling Stocking Up - 'All Yours'
Papers - Doodlebug

Thanks for looking, Luv Sam x


Fluffles said...

A lot of work's gone into this one - love the Christmas story theme. Great card. Jx

Lizzy xx said...

Fab card Sam, luv the style .... hope you feeling better soon :)

xx Lizzy xx :)

ona_i_ja said...

Sam, your card is adorable!
Thanks for joining us at OSAAT this week and good luck!

Claire x said...

WOW love this card! It must have taken alot of work to produce and love the story throughout too. Hugs, Claire x

Carrie said...

What a fabby xmas card!! love all the folds!!thanks for playing along at CES this week and hope you feel warm again soon lol xx

susiestacey said...

Lovely card and a great story! x Susan x

CraftyC said...

This looks gorgeous Sam. Thanks for taking part in this weeks CES Challenge!

Vicky said...

Fantastic card Sam! ~ I love it :o)

hugs Vicky xx

Lee said...

I absolutely adore this card,sooo darn cute.All that work,a really gorgeous card.xx

Jennifer said...

Brilliant card, fab shape xx Jenny xx

debby4000 said...

Wonderful sweet card Sam.

Kay Carley said...

This is great Sam and indeed is VERY different!

By the way if you do go ahead and get that PB stamp I'm sure you'll use it a lot just like I do!! xx

coops said...

fabulous card sam.great shape and i love the images.
hope you are all feeling better soon :D

xx coops xx

Mandy said...

Beautiful card...Love the shape and the story,sweet little bears....Thank you for your visit...
Mandy x

Jo Davies said...

What a beautiful card, just fab..... Thanks for sharing with us at One Stitch At A Time. Jo xxx

Suzi said...

Gorgeous card, love that sweet bear and your design. Thank you for joining us at Winter Wonderland this week.
Suzi x

Helen said...

This is fab - love how you've combined all those adorable bears!
Thanks for joining us at the SCSC!
Helen x

Curlybear said...

Wow this is such an amazing creation, and beautiful colours

thanks for sharing with us at Secret Crafter: 122 Fancy Folds

Good luck with the challenge,
Hugs Bridget :) x.

Debs said...

super shape and adorable bear, hope everyone there starts to feel better soon, thanks so much for joining our challenge this week at OSAAT

Marjo said...

Wonderful Christmas Card, thanks for joining us at OSAAT

Hugs, Marjo