Monday, 24 August 2015

A Beary Merry Christmas

Because of my holiday, I had to miss the last challenge at CD Sundays but I'm back up to speed now and delighted to be able to join in again. The new challenge is "Bear with me" and I've used an image, backing paper and border from the Crafters Companion "Popcorn the Bear" CD - actually a mini-CD that was a Create and craft member freebie.

The image is supposed to be the base layer of a decoupage design, but I'm trying to make more of my Christmas cards fit through that magic slot at the Post Office that means you pay the small letter rate rather than the large letter one - last year almost all my cards had to be sent at the higher rate and the cost was crippling! So to add interest to the image, I brushed all the pine sprigs in the garland with clear Wink of Stella. I don't think it shows on the photo, but it looks lovely in real life!

The sentiment was a free download from a blog last year - I wish I'd kept a note of the name of the blogger so I could credit her. If you are reading this and happen to be - or know- her, can you please let me know so I can link to her blog and say thank you?

I am also sharing this with

Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge - Add Some Gold
Christmas Card Challenges - Anything Goes


  1. Great Christmas card Jayne. I've seen one or two crafter using the Wink of Stella and I think I'll have to try to source it online as I think it's perfect to use on Christmas cards to give a hint of bling!! I like the layout you've chosen too. Thank you for joining us again at CD Sunday. Wynn DT

  2. fabulous Bear Jane, a real traditional one, beautiful card , the wink of stella works so well.
    Thank you for joining us at CD Sunday.
    sue-b xx

  3. How lovely to see Popcorn the Bear for our challenge this time. A lovely Christmas card and I love all the touches of gold.
    Jocelyn x
    CD Sunday DT

  4. Lovely card. Thanks for entering your lovely crafting for CHNC challenge 243 - you could also enter this into my CHNC challenge extra for August - I'd love to see it there too. x

  5. Lovely card, love the christmas bear


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