Tuesday, January 11, 2011

James the Bear Christmas

I'm back with my last card for the night and it's another James the Bear card.  What can I say - I'm in love with this little bear, lol, and with the Lili of the Valley stamps!  It took me almost two hours last night to order some new images but I finally got through!  Now the anticipation of waiting for them to arrive in my mailbox!  But anyways, like I said, here's a card to keep me satisfied until my new ones arrive.  I followed the sketch from Lili of the Valley and I LOVE how it turned out!  Yes, it's a Christmas card - I know, I know, Christmas is over.  But I've resolved that this year I will not be scurrying around at the last minute trying to find cards so I'll be making them all year long (I hope!).  So, here's the first one for my stash.  I used two pieces of My Mind's Eye designer paper from last year and I love how they compliment each other.  I used a Martha Stewart border punch and a white satin ribbon for the middle of the card.  I cut both the image and the sentiment out using my Circle spellbinders.  I inked the edges with Tim Holtz Walnut Stain Distress Ink and added a glitter snowflake ornament to two of the corners.  I colored James in with Copics and added Diamond Stickles just about everywhere to add to the overall sparkle of the card.

Here's another angle:

For the inside of the card, I used more of the same designer paper.  I added another ribbon and distressed the edges of my journaling block.  I hope you like it!

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

ABC Christmas Challenge - A is for Anything Christmas
Die Cut Dreams Christmas Club - Punch Out Your Sentiment (Circle Spellbinders)
Craft Your Days Away - Anything Goes
Paper Sundaes - Circles
Fuzzy Wuzzy - Anything Goes
Pear Tree Designs - Circles
Papertake Weekly - Cold and Frosty Morning
ABC DT Challenge - Baby It's Cold Outside
Top Tip Tuesday - Anything Goes


  1. Wow! I love this card, the paper, image & border punch look great! This image is super sweet too and I love these little bears! It's never too early to get your Christmas cards done you'll be way ahead of everyone else :)
    Thanks for playing with us at Paper Sundaes this week.

  2. This is gorgeous! I love James the Bear too! The design papers are beautiful!Thanks for joining us at The Fuzzy Wuzzy Challenge!

  3. Lovely Tiara, thanks for joining us at DCD Christmas Club.

  4. Gorgeous on the inside and the outside!

    Thanks for joining Craft your days away this fortnight!

  5. lovely! i have that stamp and i love him!!! thanks for yoining us at PTD this week, good luck




  6. Fab card!

    Thank you for joining us at Top Tip Tuesday!  Hope to see you again next week!

    Leanne xx

  7. Great card, love Tim too! love the way you did the inside too!

    Thanks for joining us at ABC Christmas challenge, and Top Tip Tuesday too!

    hope you continue to play throughout the year too! hugs Samantha :0)

  8. A great card with a cute image
    Thanks for joining in at CYDA this time

    Jackie x

  9. Tiara, this card is gorgeous!!! Gotta love those LOTV stamps huh???? Thank you so much for joining us at DCD Christmas Club this week!!

  10. Beautiful card, I love these stamps...they're sooo cute!! Thanks for joining us at Pear Tree Designs this week and good luck xx

  11. This is a beauty!
    Love the scallop punch and the ink distressing.
    Thank you for joining us this week at
    Hope to see you real soon.

  12. Ahhh, this is one of my fav LOTV stamps - isn't he gorgeous?! You have made a brill job of colouring him! Lovely card!

    Thanks for joining us over at Pear Tree Designs - good luck in the challenges!

    Why not pop on over to my blog - I have candy available until the 31st.
    Lou Mac. xo

  13. James is a sweetie, and you have colored him up beautifully. Stunning DP choices and colors. Your card is lovely inside and out. Thanks for sharing it with us this month a the Fuzzy Wuzzy Challenge.


  14. Gorgeous card love that image thanks fir joining us at DCD Christmas club
    hugs sara x

  15. Adorable, and beautiful from the inside out, thanks for joining us at the DCD Christmas club, we're glad to have you!

  16. Awww...this is adorable!
    Thanks for joining us at the ABC Christmas Challenge!
    Helen x

  17. I really love how you decorated the inside of the card! I'm always halfhearted when it comes to doing that...so I admire those who follow through! LOL! the little bear is super cute!

    Thanks so much for playing along in our Paper Sundaes challenge this week!

    ♥ Lisa

  18. Beautiful card, James is so cute! Thanks for playing along at CYDA this time.
    Carol Ann xx

  19. This is adorable! I love LOTV images :)
    Thanks so much for playing at The Fuzzy Wuzzy Challenges this month!

  20. What a pretty card, adorable bear!
    Thank you for joining us at Top Tip Tuesday! Hope to see you again next week!


  21. Gorgeous card :-) the image is adorable and the colours and sparkle are perfect, I love those papers too, my faves :-)

    Thanks for joining us on the ABC Christmas and PTW Challenges :-)

    Lols x x x

  22. Oh this is just too cute! Beautiful coloring and design! Thanks so much for joining us at Papertake Weekly, and hope you can join us again next week!
    hugs, Sharon

  23. So stinkin' cute! Perfect project for the Baby It's Cold Outside Challenge. Thanks so much for playing with us at ABC Toys & Crafts!

  24. I think it's great you're keeping with the Christmas spirit!! I have a ton of stamps that didn't get inked and if I wait til Christmastime, they're never gonna get stamped, so I may take a lesson from you and just keep on going!!! Beautiful work too, love the image and the colours are cool and elegant, so pretty!! Thanks so much for sharing with us at The Fuzzy Wuzzy Challenges this month!!
    hugs, stephanne