Monday, January 2, 2017

Mama's Girls

    We're starting a new challenge at Ike'sworld Challenges and we have an "Anything Goes" theme to make these early January days easy for you.  I adore this polar bear family drawn by Ike!

The colors are perfect for the challenge at Great Impressions.

     I colored the image with my Pro-Markers and then cut it with a Double Running Stitch die by STAMPlorations.   I've had this set of dies for a while now and the die is actually a rectangle but I needed a square, so I cut the image once, then moved the die up and cut the bottom off to make a square,  I love inventing new ways to use my dies!  :-D

     The dp is digital paper and I simply can't remember what digi stamp company created it so if you recognize it, please leave me a comment and tell me.  I'd love to give proper credit.  It's old paper I printed out some time ago and had left over from another project.  It was the exact size I needed for the background on this card so I used it instead of throwing it away.

     The silver snowflake embellie was made by cutting 3 layers of CS with a brand new die from Spellbinders,   I used dimensional dots to separate the die cut layers and attach them to the card front.  The top layer is silver and white stripe CS, made sparkly with extremely fine glitter, and the other layers are plain white.

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     As this post goes live, the Christmas and New Year holidays are officially over and behind us for another year.  For me, that means I will be back and into my usual routine making cards and posting more regularly than I did during December.  I hope Santa treated you well and that you had a warm and wonderful New Year.  Happy Stamping.  NanaConnie


Donna Hanley said...

Oh what a sweet image and your coloring of them really looks lifelike. Very pretty digi paper also. Happy New Year Connie.

Linda Simpson said...

Gorgeous card and just adore the sweet image of the polar bear and her cubs. Wonderful winter card.
Linda xxx

Donna Ellis said...

Great card, Connie! Loving all those snowflakes on that amazing purple background! Your coloring in the polar bears is fantastic, and the little silver detailed snowflake is lovely! Wonderful card, my friend! hugs, de

Leanne said...

Nice paper and the image is so awesome, love bears, and the stitching around the edge nice touch, thanks for playing our challenge at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends.
Leanne DT/LPCF
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*Vicki* said...

Really love the wintry card with the snowflakes and polar bears here Connie!! Wonderful details and colors!! HUGS :)

Cut It Up Challenge Blog said...

The image is adorable! That mom looks so proud of her cubs. You did a great job coloring this family. The paper is awesome, too! It actually looks 3D to me.

Thanks for joining us for our Out With the Old, In With the New challenge at Cut it Up, and Happy New Year! Enjoy using your new supplies.


Annette Stapylton said...

Oh so beautiful. Love it.
Nice work.

Thank you for sharing with us over here at Classic Design Team Open Challenge and best of luck with your entry.
[Annette Registered Owner/Admin for Classic Design Team Challenge]

Dori Shelton said...

Aww!! This is so adorable. I love that precious image and the snowflake background is wonderful too! Thank you for joining us at Great Impressions for the January color challenge! We hope to see you again soon!

Michelle Windsor said...

This is gorgeous great creation thank you for joining into our challenge at

Michelle DT

Brenda said...

Beautifully colored image! Thanks so much for sharing with us at CRAFT Challenge this week!

Teresa Arsenault said...

Sweet card. Blessings to you and yours for 2017. hugs, Teresa

Jenny Colacicco said...

Super cute! Thank you for sharing with us at Time Out! Jenny x

aussie aNNie said...

Your creation is beautiful and thank you for entering our challenge theme of SOMETHING NEW, at Allsorts Challenges, do hope to see you again. ♥
[aNNie DT for Allsorts Challenges]

Jennifer Bradley said...

Such a cute image of the Polar bar family and super background paper. Thank you for sharing with us at Unicorn and hope to see you again. Jennifer DT member x

Elena Orsi said...

beautiful creation! Thank you for playing along at Brown Sugar this week.
We look forward to seeing you again next time.
Brown Sugar DT

Diane Louise J said...

Hello… Thanks for joining our ‘Anything Goes’ challenge with your lovely card… Good luck in the draw and hope you will join us for our next challenge…
[Diane-Louise DT for Classic Design Team Open Challenge Blog]

Pam Tiedtke, or Pammie Lou said...

SUPER cute card! Polar bears are my faves and your card is gorgeous! Those PBears are great and your coloring is fantastic! Thanks for joining in with us at Tuesday Throwdown!

Jill Vickers said...

Very sweet image - and great snowflake background! Thanks for playing along with us at Time Out! Jill

Cross Stitch Claire said...

Beautiful card! Thanks for joining us at Unicorn, Claire DTx

ike said...

I just adore how you coloured them :-) Thank you so much for making such a beautiful card with my image :-)

IKE xx

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Ileana A. said...

Beautiful creation! I love papers and snowfake!
Thanks for playing at I Love Promarkers Challenge:

Larelyn said...

Such a sweet image, Connie. Love the snowflake and creative way to make your mat. Thanks for sharing at Cut it Up.

Ruza Rebel said...

Beautiful card! Such a sweet image and great design. Thank you for joining our Great Impressions Color Challenge this month.
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Janelle said...

This is so sweet! Love how you've coloured the polar bears. Best wishes from Angie's Digital Stamps. Janelle (DT)