Friday, 11 December 2015

Have a Beary- Merry Christmas

I am always terribly last minute when it comes to making my Christmas cards, and this year has been no exception. As one of five children, all of whom have growing families of our own, you can imagine how long the card list is, and it certainly keeps me busy through November and December as no way could I ever send them production line shop bought ones!

Today's card I am sharing was made for my eldest sister Paula, and her husband Stuart. Paula is a teddy bear artist by trade. She makes the most stunning collectible bears ( if you love all things furry you can check out her work here). I wanted her card to be personal to her work, and the little bear stamp from Indigo Blu was the perfect stamp for the job. I was so happy when I realised it fitted in my snow globe stamp ( which came free with a magazine recently) as it created a perfect look for Christmas.

I created the sentiment in Craft Artist, and printed on mixed media card stock before stamping the image underneath. The background was made by stamping and embossing snowflake stamps by Visible Image then going over with tumbled glass distress ink. I added some frantage for more dimension, and mounted on silver mirror card. 

I have been so busy with digis lately that it felt good to get properly inky again. You can't beat some good old fashioned rubber stamping!

I am entering this in the following challenges:


  1. Hello Lynda, what a lovely card, I'm sure your sister will love it. The little bear looks so cute. Thank you for joining the Lisa B Designs challenge.

  2. Your sister is going to love this fantastic card! I love the whimsy of adding the teddy inside the snow globe.


  3. Lovely card, Lynda. Thanks for joining us at Artitsic Stamper this month.

  4. Big Sis did love her special card! Thank you Lyn, it's beautiful :-)

  5. Thank you for joining us at Card Mania Christmas Challenge:) good luck:)
    Marzena DT

  6. This is so cute! Thanks for playing along at Happy Little Stampers. Linda xx