Thursday, December 22, 2011

Have a Beary Merry Christmas

This might be the very last Christmas Card that I show you for the 2011 Christmas Season. I saved the best for last. After all, anyone that knows me knows I am a "Bear Collector". Don't you just love the Popcorn Bears. He is so sweet catching snowflakes in his Santa hat. I get the warm fuzzies looking at this card.
I have a hard time taking pictures of cards that are red. I took this outside and it didn't come out any better than the artificial light. Trust me when I say it is pretty IRL. I used polar flower soft on the Santa Costume with fur and sprinkles some glitter in it while the glue was still we. Martha Stewart Arctic Snow punch around the page and doily heart border was used on this card. The bear was colored with copic markers. Sizzix Tom Holtz on the Edge die Snowflakes was used on the top. I applied lots of glitter. I placed a soft fuzzy snowflake from the dollar store under the main focal point and punched a bunch of small snowflakes studded with rhinestones to make it look like Popcorn was catching them in his Santa hat. This card is embarking on a journey today to someones house. You can never have to many bears in your house!!!! Just ask me. lol

Thanks for taking a look today. I feel a little better breathing today, but I hurt my ribs last night trying not to sneeze because it hurts so much to sneeze!!! It's always something isn't it. And my back side looks like it was decorated for Christmas with all the blue I did finish wrapping presents last night and we have downsized the cooking I usually do for Christmas eve and Christmas dinner. That will help-I can rest more. That's it for the news here today. Busy day at work as we are only working a half day tomorrow.

Challenges Entered
Crafting for all Season - Christmas Cards and Projects
Crafts and Me - Christmas Bumper Challenge
Creative Belli Challenge - The word "Christmas" must be on the Card
Divas by Design - Christmas
Freshly Brewed - Christmas
Paper Pretties - Let It Snow
Sisterhood of Crafters - Christmas
Paper Play - Christmas
Oldie But Goodie - Christmas Animal (Must use stamp at least 6 months old)
Papertake Weekly - Last Christmas Card of the Year


sallysbitz2 said...

Your card is just beautiful x

I do hope you feel better soon. Merry Christmas to you x

hugs sally x

Glenda said...

Nothing says Christmas like bears and snowflakes! This is just gorgeous!

Marisa said...

Loving all those snowflakes :) Darling card. So sorry to hear you are under the weather. Hopefully you can feel better soon and be able to enjoy Christmas. Thanks for all your wonderful comments on my cards this year :) Have a blessed Christmas!

Shirley said...

How pretty and fun too, Carol! Love the snowflakes and that adorable bear!!! Hope you are feeling better. A Very Merry Christmas and Happy Healthy New Year to your and yours!!

DesignerDiva said...

WOW this is a gorgeous card Carol, the snowflakes are amazing!

Thanks for joining us at Oldie But a Goodie for Tracy's Christmas Animal Challenge and best wishes for a Very Merry Christmas
Hugs Laurie x

Love crafts forever said...

Carol this card is absolutely gorgeous. I don't see any problems with this card. You are one inspiring card maker, and i am so happy to know you. I wish you and your Family a very Merry Christmas!!!!!
Hugs Nataliya

KarinsArtScrap said...

you have made beautiful and gorgeous cards and projects carol.
have a wonderful christmas time with fam and friends.

greetings karin

Darlene said...

Your creation is so much fun and so festive ... LOVE IT!! Thanks so much for joining us at The Sisterhood ‘CHRISTMAS’ challenge and please come back again soon!

one of the 'Sistahs'

Robin Parker said...

Wow so many things to look at, thanks for sharing on the Belli Challenge.

Sue said...

This is wonderful, love those Popcorn bears, of course I know you have never met a bear you didn't love. Sorry to hear your not feeling 100%, get some rest so you can enjoy the holiday. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year dear Carol.


Fiona said...

oh what a sweet little bear....great layout!1

Thanks for joining us at Papertake Weekly.


Colleen Dietrich said...

Don't you mean the card is 'em-bear-king' on its way to someone? (sorry, couldn't resist the pun!)

This is a perfect "Bearzi" card, for obvious bear related reasons. He is SO cute! Love how you gave him some soft edging for his suit.

Glad you are feeling a little better. Knowing how sick you've felt makes me even more appreciative for that pretty, pretty ornament I received yesterday! Thank you! And Merry Christmas, too. May 2012 be better for all of us.

Whimcees said...


I hope this finds you well! I have been looking at all of your Christmas creations and they are all so wonderful! I hope in the upcoming year to be able to leave more comments!

Wishing you a wonderful Christmas with your family.


Barbara Diane

Tracy said...

Very cute, Fab entry, thanks for joining Oldie But A Goodie challenge, good luck.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

gina g said...

Gorgeous card i love the sweet image. Thanks for joining us at Crafts and Me, i hope you have a lovely Christmas and a Very Happy new Year. luv gina xx

Unknown said...

Hi Carol, your card is just gorgeous - such a cute image and love all the detail. Thanks for joining in with us this time at Divas by Design. Sarah

Shelly Schmidt said...

Wow- fantastic card- love the colors- the flower soft with glitter is really a great touch! Thanks for playing along with the Belli Christmas Challenge- we hope to see you back again next challenge too!

nwilliams6 said...

OM! I didn't even know you were sick - I have been so busy at work, I didn't even check anything. You didn't mention it in your email... I feel awful. What a horrible friend I am!!! I am glad you are little better. I hope your Christmas is wonderful.

To your card - it is so beautiful. I can see all the dimension and the colors are wonderful. Crystal and I got your church card out again last night and just took in the beauty. She told me I should learn to make cards like you. I told her I would have to take lessions in person because it is just way above me!!! This is really stunning and really you.

Hugz of good health and love to you Carol!!!

Merry Christmas.

TannyP said...

It is lovely in photo so I can imagine how stunning it would be in real life! Thanks for joining in the fun and playing along with the Sisterhood of Crafters Christmas Challenge!

Vicky said...

Such a gorgeous card hun...

thanks for joining us at Divas...and good luck..!

big hugs Vicky xx

Benzi said...

Carol, this is so precious. I know you give all your bears the 'bestest' home ever. Love all the fluff on this one.

Sounds as if you need lots of rest, Carol. Hope you get some over the holidays. BTW, glad you liked my wild tale about the tree and my tumble (fake as it was). :-)

Carol said...

Gorgeous card, thanks for joining us at CFAS this time. Carol DT x

Linda Anderson said...

Oh my, now isn't this absolutely stunning!!! I love it!! Happy New Year and thanks for joining us at the Freshly Brewed Christmas challenge.


sara said...

really sweet card love that image thanks so much for joining us at oldie but a goodie this week
hugs sara x

Mary Marsh said...

Wow carol this is a gorgeous christmas card-I love easel cards an Chou did a fab job with yours -thanks for playing along with creative Belli