Monday, February 29, 2016

Poinsettia Bear

Welcome to March and welcome to another challenge from Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra.  As always, it is a month-long anything goes (Christmas-related) challenge.  The sponsor is the fabulous Bugaboo Stamps.  I used this adorable image called "Poinsettia Bear".  Unfortunately, I think it might be retired as I couldn't find it in the store.  But, it doesn't really matter because each and every image in the store is super cute.
This card started with the cream colored circle and the strip of flower patterned paper; the circle was in my bits and pieces stash, and the patterned paper is part of a paper pack I am almost finished using up.  Oh, yeah, the sentiment strip was in the bits and pieces stash, too.  It was a fishtail banner, but I trimmed it down to fit my space.  The poinsettias were die cut from scraps and the background paper was also an offcut. The only full sheet "harmed" was the chocolate brown card stock for the base and the scalloped circle, and perhaps the cream mat under the patterned paper.  Hope you can play along with us this month, it's time to get started on those Christmas cards!

Fantastic Tuesday #125--include an animal
Holly Jolly--getting sentiment-al
Lacy Sunshine--anything goes
Creative Fingers #103--anything goes
Aud Sentiments #149--cute
Christmas at Sweet Stampin--snowflakes (on my embossed circle)
Word Art Wednesday #220--anything goes with uplifting sentiment
Creative Inspiration #345--sketch

Fab N Funky Challenge #293--Christmas
Mod Squad Challenge--animal fun
The Paper Shelter #257--animal magic
Little Miss Muffet #132--anything goes
As You Like It--Favorite Occasion (Christmas is definitely my favorite occasion, but to make cards for and to celebrate)
Cute Card Thursday #414--florals
Crimbo Crackers #101--die cuts
Winter Wonderland--must use a sentiment
Crafty Hazlenut's Christmas Challenge #270--use a sentiment
Hiding in My Craft Room #240--any holiday
Come And Get It--monochrome
Pixie's Playground #218--anything goes with snippets
Craftin' Desert Divas--Lots of Layers

Stamps: Bugaboo Stamps "Poinsettia Bear" digi; Verve "Ornamental Christmas" sentiment
Dies: Spellbinders "Standard Circles, large", "Classic Scalloped Circles, large" and "Layered Poinsettias"
Cuttlebug snowflakes embossing folder


Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Gorgeous card Heather, love all the details well done on your creation and thanks so much for popping over too :D
Shaz in Oz.x

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AO Creations said...

Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at HIMCR, good luck!!! Amy DT

Sarn said...

Www . . . cute bear and a lovely layout. Xxx

Sarn said...

That was meant to say AWW!!! X

Sarn said...

That was meant to say AWW!!! X

Di said...

What an adorable card Heather - cute bear and I love how you also used poinsettia flowers as embellishments.

Thank you so much for coming to play in the Snippets Playground!


Di xx

Unknown said...

So cute and well done getting ahead with the Christmas cards! Thank you for joining in with us on Cute Card Thursday this week. Lynn, CCT Design Team x

Unknown said...

Heather this is super a super festive card. The wee bear and poinsettias are super sweet. Thank you so much for joining our 220th challenge at Word Art Wednesday. Your creation is inspiring and very beautiful. Blessings, Carole

Plony said...

Such a sweet christmascard with your retired like the colors and the sweet bear...Thanx for joining us at Winter Wonderland, xxx Plony DT

Chris said...

Beautiful rich, warm colours a cute image and a lovely design.
Thank you for joining us at Fab N Funky this week.

Pat said...

Lovely card with such a sweet image and great colours, thanks for sharing with us at Fab'n'Funky this week.

Pat xx

Barbara said...

This is a Beary Merry Christmas card. Lol, I couldn't help myself.
Thanks so much for playing along with us at The Mod Squad Challenge. Good luck, and hope to see you again.
Barbara, Challenge Host.

Gail said...

This is just adorable! I love the image and layout of your card. The embossed snowflake background is perfect for our challenge, too! Thanks for joining us at Christmas at Sweet Stampin'! Hugs, Gail

Jennifer_GlitterInMyHair said...

So adorable! Love the image and great work with the sketch. Thanks for sharing it with us at Aud Sentiments, hope to see you again!
Simply Papercraft DT
Creative Knockouts DT
Aud Sentiments DT
Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge DT
Kitty Bee Designs DT DT

Elaine Stark said...

A lovely card. A good mix of traditional and cute. Thanks for joining Aud Sentiments challenge. Elaine

M DelValle said...

Beautiful bold colors! Love those Poinsettas! Maria

marion said...

pure sweetness, thank you for joining us at LMMS with this cute one, hope to see you back soon, hugs, Marion

Rainey's Craft Room said...

I love the sweet image and gorgeous poinsettias. Thanks for joining us at AYLI this week.
Lorraine DT

Barb said...

I think your card is lovely. What a sweet little bear and the poinsettias look very pretty. Barbxx

Hazel said...

Thank you for your lovely design inspiration for CHNC challenge extra for March x

Jasmina said...

Lovely card Heather. Love the papers you used and the image is super cute!
Thanks so much for joining us at Holly Jolly Christmas Challenge.

Dwie lewe rączki said...

Great card and cute image. Thank you very much for joining our challenge at Come And Get It challenges.
Hugs, Iwona

Hazel said...

Thanks for sharing your lovely crafting for Fan-tastic Tuesday challenge 125 - hope to see you again soon, Hazel, DT x

Hazel said...

Thanks also for entering your lovely crafting for CHNC challenge 270 - hope to see you again soon x

Sarah said...

Super cute Christmas card and I love the poinsettias. Thank you for playing at AYLI and Good Luck!! Sarah :0)

Eileen said...

Another wonderful creation. Love the image you have used and coloured beautifully, and those poinsettias really are the perfect finishing touch. Thanks again for playing along with our 'Add a Sentiment' challenge at Winter Wonderland this week,
Eileen x

Lyn said...

She is so pretty!!! I love the embellishment (and embossing always makes me happy)! Thanks for joining the challenge at Little Miss Muffet Stamps!