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Friday, 1 November 2013

We have an embossing challenge over at Ready teddy go this month.

Good morning all

This is my first of two posts today - the other coming later is the Whimsy Stamps monthly blog hop - pop back and see it if you want to play along and win a great prize

But Back to the business in hand

This month our challenge at Ready Teddy go is 


Here is my card using this cute bear from  my favouriteLOTV
Called James bear in the snow - available here

Now embossing is not my favourite theme - in fact I never use embossing folders!  I struggled a bit as to what to do then decided  that I would adapt the challenge to suit the sort of embossing that I often do and that is embossed dies. I used one of my favourite Marianne dies which  embosses beautifully to give a really nice effect on these holly leaves.  This was a really easy card to make - the little bear colours up so quickly and after that it was just a bit of cutting, sticking and embossing, a quick and easy stamped sentiment - a really quick Christmas card  of the type you could easily batch make with different papers to ring the changes - think I might make a few of these.

This is what I did....

Image LOTV James bear in the snow 
Coloured with copics and prismacolor pencils
Papers LOTV traditional Christmas paper pad 
Sentiment LOTV Christmas labels
Die - Mariannes creatables holly
Ribbon and red pearls fom my stash
Card - Bazzill Basics
Snow - flowersoft

I hope I've inspird you with another option to make a card using embossing - that doesn't have to be an embossing folder or heat embossed design

Challenges I'm entering with this card

Crafty little fairies - anything goes/DT CALL
Card crafters circle - cute cards
Jingle belles - not a creature was stirring
Polka doodles - anything goes Christmas
Crafty hands challenge- anything goes


Judith x


Whisper said...

Aaah what a sweetie hun, Luv Sam x

McCrafty's Cards said...

Gorgeous card Judith, I like the sweet bear image the tartan and the holly.
Kevin xx

Doreen said...

This is gorgeous,love the image...Fab

Sue said...

Gorgeous card Judith, my favourite James Bear image coloured so beautifully and I love the die cut holly leaves.
hugs Sue xx

KraftyKoolKat said...

Adorable card Judith.

Have a great weekend.

Claire said...

Judith this is just adorable - love the tartan paper and holly detailing. Hugs, Claire x

Debs M said...

one of my fave stamps - love the leaves x

Debs said...

What a cutie - love the image and fabulous traditional Christmas colours.
Have a wonderful weekend.
Debs xx

Anjie said...

This is lovely! Thanks for joining us at Polka Doodles.

Sammy said...

Awwww! I do adore James the bear, and this is a gorgeous card! Thanks for playing along with the current CraftyHands challenge. Sammy-x

Marie B. said...

James is so durn cute! I love seeing him around the web, and your card is no exception to this! And you colored him so wonderfully! :)

Sandie said...

Such a sweet card for our very first challenge over at CraftyHands...good luck..x

lauren bergold said...

oh my goodness, that image just too cute and you've made it into the loveliest holiday card imaginable! thanks for joining our “creature feature” fun at JINGLE BELLES!!! :)

Shirley-Anne Barber said...

Beautiful image and love the paper and holly .Thanks for sharing on Card Crafters Circle

Lizzie said...

Lovely card! Thanks for joining us at Polka Doodles.

SmilynStef said...

What a cutie ... love your coloring ... so glad you joined our Creature Feature at jingle belles.

alethea said...

Beautiful card! Thanks for joining us at Polka Doodles! HUgsxx

Janice said...

So many lovely cards I've missed. Love the ones above but this one is my favourite. Brilliant colouring and design, Jx

Janice said...

So many lovely cards I've missed. Love the ones above but this one is my favourite. Brilliant colouring and design, Jx