Monday, April 22, 2019


Hello bloggers, how's it goin'?  I think Spring has finally arrived here in PA...HOORAY!  It's about flippin' time!  Now, hopefully this spring and summer will not be anywhere near as rainy as last year was...we can only hope!  

Anyway, I know you aren't here to see me complain about the weather, so how about looking at a Christmas card instead?

I made this card for the current challenge we are having over at the Christmas With The Cuties blog, which is FEATURE A CREATURE.  This month, we are being sponsored by

I  absolutely ADORE Bugaboo images, and thanks to Jodie's generosity in giving out freebies every Friday, I have a plethora of them to choose from!  It just so happens that this cute little Polar Bear is one of my favorites! 

I decided on a blue and white color scheme for this card design, and I used another sheet of patterned paper from the Northern Lights 12x12 pad from Recollections.  I believe I have mentioned before how much I love this paper pad!  I colored the image (what little coloring there was!) with alcohol markers, and used Spellbinders circle and scalloped circle dies to cut the image panel and layers.  I had a hankering to add some ribbon to this card too, which is something I haven't done for awhile.  The wider white ribbon was too plain on it's own, and the thinner iridescent ribbon was too narrow, so I solved that problem by layering the 2 together.

To match the whimsical feeling of the image, I used a sentiment from the Lawn Fawn Winter Scripty Sentiments set.  Distress Oxide ink in Salty Ocean was used for stamping.


CHN Patterned Paper:  ATG using patterned paper
12 Months of Christmas Link Up #52:  ATG or option to use fairies
Christmas at Sweet Stampin':  ATG or optional Monochromatic theme
Fab 'n' Funky #436:  Christmas
Sparkles Christmas #93:  Feature a Creature
Winter Wonderland:  Cute Christmas

Thanks for stopping by today!  Don't forget to stop by the Christmas With The Cuties blog to check out the creations of my teamies, and to join in the fun!

Take care, and God Bless!



  1. Aww, this is very sweet. Super cute creation. Thank you so much for sharing it with us at Christmas at Sweet Stampin'. We'd love you to join us again next month too. Hugs, Wends xoxo CaSS DT

  2. Hehe, two visits from me in one day! I'm back with my Fab 'n' Funky DT hat on now. Thanks for sharing this darling Christmas creation with us. Come and play along again soon. Hugs, Wends xoxo Fab 'n' Funky DT

  3. A lovely card Marie, great colours and cute bear too x

  4. Great card Marie, such a cute image and lovely bp.

    Pat xx

  5. Super cute, I love it. Thank you for participating with us in the Pink Gems Challenge. Good luck with your entry.

  6. So cute and one of my favourite Bugaboo digis too!

    Thanks for joining us at the Sparkles Christmas Challenge.

    Helen x

  7. He is just adorable - and the image works so well with that lovely paper - thanks for joining us at Sparkles Christmas Challenge - Bugaboo is new to me so I'm off to investigate.

  8. Very cute card!! Thanks so much for participating in our WINTER WONDERLAND challenge. Hope you participate in our next challenge!! Have a happy crafty day!!!
    Deanne at A Little Bit O’ Paper

  9. Me again!

    Thanks for sharing it with us at Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge too.

    Helen x

  10. Gorgeous! I love the bear, the colour and the backing paper, it's all gorgeous. Thank you for sharing with us at CASS.

  11. And I'm back again!

    Thanks for sharing with us at The 12 Months of Christmas Challenge Blog too.

    Helen x

  12. This polar bear is toooo cute! the layout design really puts him front and center too :)



Hello crafty friends! Welcome back to my little section of blog land. While I have a bit of free time, I wanted to share this card that I ma...