Monday 23 September 2019

A beary merry Christmas

Hello crafty friends! I'm back with a second Christmas card.

For this card, I pulled out MFT's Bitty Bears set.

I started by creating a circle mask using the same die that I used for my frame, after which I pencilled in some lines onto the mask so that I could use those to stamp the present image all around before stamping my bears with the help of an acrylic block with grid lines.

I used Polychromos pencils (thanks, Ineke!) to do my colouring, and blended the background and the bears using odourless mineral spirits. I did not blend out the red and green elements, because I liked the texture. I trimmed down my panel and adhered it to my light grey card base (SSS). I stamped the sentiment using Black Jack ink (CP Designs). Before adhering my circle frame, I added a little glitter to various elements using a glue pen an ultra fine glitter.

I'm entering my card into the Coloring Virtuoso category 
of the MFT Card Design Superstar card contest

I'm also linking up my card at:

Colour Crazy - #37 Anything goes colouring

HLS Christmas - Anything goes

CAS on Friday - #164 Animals

52CCT - Bears


  1. Just so cute and I love the colours.
    Thanks for sharing with us at Penny Black & More challenge.
    Lynn x

  2. Such a sweet card Marianne and it's a great design as well, many thanks for joining in with our 'Animals' theme at Penny Black and More challenge. Hope all goes OK at your end.

    B x

  3. This is adorable! Thank you for joining in the Superstar contest!

  4. Great card, so cute! Thanks for joining Colour Crazy Challenges, good luck and hope to see you again! Dawn DT

  5. Lieve Mar, leuk te zien dat je de potloden al gebruikt! Wat heb je er mooi mee gekleurd. En wat een grappige kaart heb je gecreĆ«erd. Liefs Ineke☀️

  6. How cute, all those bears looking through the window! Thank you so much for playing along with us at 52CCT.
    Rosi x

  7. What a cute card, love the critters and fun design!
    Thank you so much for joining us at Penny Black and More challenge!
    Ellibelle's Corner

  8. What a beautiful card you made with bears :-))
    Thanks for join us at 52CCT!

  9. What a lovely card! Thanks for joining us at Happy Little Stampers Christmas Challenge

  10. You cannot beat a Polychromos pencil for quality and finish. This is such a fun set! Love the blue in the middle - it's a gorgeous colour xx

  11. Lovely animal card!
    Thank you for joining our challenge at Cas on Friday!

  12. Ah! Too cute for words! Just adorable...