Saturday, September 14, 2013

"Santa" Bear Gets the Tree

     This adorable image is from QKR Stampede and they were generous enough to provide it to Lady Anne's for the progressive Christmas challenge.


My colors came from Chromatic Craze 
and it's based on the sketch from Christmas Challenges w/ Sketches,
with a couple of small liberties taken like tilting the image background.

August 2013 Color Challenge  (Edited to add:  The sketch ad to be removed
but you can find it by clicking on the link.)

     I used ProMarkers to color the image and used a white gel pen to add the snow and snowflakes.  The ribbons came from my stash and the papers are some I've been hiding and hoarding so the maker is unknown.  The white snowflake embellies are punched from vinyl and I added blue gems to them for a colder, more icy feel.

     Challenges:
ABC Christmas -- R for Recipe: 3 dp, 2 ribbons, 1 image
Christmas Stampin' All Year Round -- Cute and cuddly
Crafty Cardmakers -- Christmas snow & ice
Creative Creations -- Christmas
Cutie Pie Challenge -- Cute Christmas
Holly Jolly Christmas -- Include some nature (outdoors & tree)
One Crazy Stamper -- Christmas

     You'll see more of my day-in-the-craft-room if you visit me this weekend and again early next week.  I've really kept myself busyplaying all day today.  Other than taking time to wash a couple of lunch dishes and do some laundry, I gave myself the entire day to just play and enjoy crafting.  Too soon now, everything will be packed and I'll be forced to take a week or so without any card making at all.  :-(  Happy Stamping.  NanaConnie

32 comments:

  1. Fantastic creation. Love that bear but I think he could have cut a bigger tree! Thank you for joining us at the Cutie Pie Challenge. Jane xx

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  2. Such a gorgeous card,love the image and fab details.xxx

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  3. Well it's very cool here this morning and with viewing your card, you put me right in the mood for Christmas. Thank you. Christmas is always a great time of the year. Adorable card, Connie.

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  4. Fabulous image Connie, beautifully coloured.

    A really cheerful Christmas card

    Thanks for sharing with us

    Lin xx
    Crafty Cardmakers

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  5. Such a fun little Christmas creation. Loving the snowflakes.
    Hugs
    Desíre
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}

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  6. This is a fabulous card. Such a fun image, beautifully colored and such a wonderful layout. Keeping my fingers crossed that your offer was accepted!

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  7. Very cute card! I love all of the little snowflakes you added.:) Thanks for playing along with us at Chromatic Craze!

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  8. So cute and love all those snowflakes! Beautiful coloring.
    Lynn

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  9. Totally loving the image!!! Thank you so much for playing with us at Chromatic Craze!!!

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  10. So cute an image and love the beautiful papers.

    Hugs
    Linda xxxx

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  11. That bear looks very satisfied with his tree! :)

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  12. Fabuluos NC, fun image and beautiful design and colors.
    Hugs

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  13. Very cute! Though I agree with the first commenter that his tree could have been bigger. : ) But that's part of what makes the image cute. Thanks for playing with CSAYL.

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  14. Hi, Connie! I love the coloring you did on the image! Super cute! Thank you for leaving a comment on my challenge blog -- I sure am looking forward to seeing what you create!

    ~Shery

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  15. What a great image. Love all the 'icy' embellishments. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers this time. Cxx

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  16. So sweet card! Thanks for joining Crafty Cardmakers' challenge.

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  17. Great Card and thank you for joining in the CCChallenge good luck x

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  18. Fabulous card - such an unusual image too!

    Thanks for joining my 'Christmas Snow and Ice' challenge at Crafty Cardmakers!

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  19. Just too cute, love the bear and the spindly tree, very adorable! Loving all the snowflakes!
    hugs
    Glenda

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  20. Great image & a fantastic card! I love the expression on his face!
    Hugs
    Dawn xx

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  21. Great colouring, thanks for playing along at Crafty Cardmakers. Good luck! Sharon x

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  22. Love the image and wonderful colouring. A fantastic card for our challenge at Holly Jolly. Thanks for joining us this week. Meighan DT

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  23. Another fabulous card and love the quirkiness of QKR stamps. I have a wish list, but there is a "need to" list of house duties to get house ready for sale.

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  24. Another fabulous card and love the quirkiness of QKR stamps. I have a wish list, but there is a "need to" list of house duties to get house ready for sale.

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  25. Fab card and great use of my sketch. Thanks for joining us at CCWS this week. Carol DT x
    PS you need to remove the sketch from your blog post to be in with a chance to win the prize :)

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  26. Great card I have several QKR digis they are such great fun. Love your choice of colours.

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  27. Thanks for the laugh, I wonder if I would be happy if my hubby came home with that tree ;)
    Love your card.
    Thanks for joining our recipe challenge at ABC Christmas Challenge and good luck!
    Dorte x

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  28. Hmmm, think he needs a bigger tree!! Love the image.
    Thank you so much for joining in with our ‘Recipe’ challenge at the ABC Christmas Challenge.
    Annette
    Netty's Cards
    Proud to design for :
    ABC Christmas Challenge,
    As You Like It Challenge,
    Top Tip Tuesday,
    The Stamp Basket, and
    Stamp Fairy.

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  29. Eine tolle Karte mit einem witzigen Motiv. Danke für deine Teilnahme bei CSAYL. LG Jenny

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  30. Fabulous card Connie :-) the image really made me smile,,, he looks so proud carrying the sorry looking tree ,, haha :-)

    thanks for joining us on the ABC Christmas Challenge
    luv
    Lols x x x

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  31. Fabulous card! Thanks for playing along with the ABC Christmas challenge. We will have another fun challenge beginning tomorrow and we hope you will play along again soon.
    ~Lacey
    www.stampandcreate.com
    ABC Christmas Challenge DT

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  32. This is sooo cute! Love the great layout you have done and can't believe I'm so behind in commenting!

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