Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Plaid Bear Hug

Happy Wednesday!!  It's time for another challenge from The House That Stamps Built and this week it is a fun Designer's Choice Challenge!   Cheri has challenged us with "A Bear Hug".
And here is the card I created for your inspiration:
I just LOVE this adorable image with the kitty loving his bear friend!!  And after this week, it might be one of my favorite images to paper piece!  How cute is that plaid bear??  I can image it in so many other patterns and colors.  I stamped/partially stamped the image three times.  I stamped it on to plain white card stock twice, once for the main panel and once for the cat as it was easier to piece him ONTO the bear rather than the bear onto the cat (plus the dimension works better that way).  Then I stamped the bear onto the plaid paper.  It looked too plain without a sentiment, but the layout really didn't leave any place for one.  So, I curved my stamp and stamped it around the edge of the circle.  I really like how this looks; it adds a really fun look.

Thanks for stopping by!  I hope you will hop over to the House blog to see the rest of the DT's creations and then get inky and play along with us.  And if you need any of the stamps I used, check out my 10% off your ENTIRE order coupon code over in my left sidebar.

Stamps: Repeat Impressions "Feline Friendly" and "Christmas"
Dies: Spellbinders "Classic Circles, large" and "Teardrop Circles"

Little Miss Muffet #201--anything goes
C.R.A.F.T. #489--winter
Cute Card Thursday #554--anything goes
4 Crafty Chicks #427--anything goes with the optional twist: Christmas
Unicorn Challenge #38--use a sentiment
Christmas at Sweet Stampin'--anything goes
Cards Galore Challenge #57--anything goes
Crafting with an Attitude #45--anything goes
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper--anything goes with patterned paper
Divas That Cut--anything goes
Crafty Calendar--paper piecing
SheepSki Designs #20--Christmas
2 Crafty Critter Crazies #20--anything goes
Pile It On #148--pets
Crop Stop #45--anything goes
Craft Rockets #54--Christmas is coming
Merry Little Christmas Challenge #4--anything goes
Crafty Catz #436--anything goes with the optional challenge: use a sentiment
Cardz TV #72--anything goes
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge #410--anything goes with the optional twist: use some glitter
Cheerful Sketches--sketch

Crafty Friends #96--2 or more patterned papers
Incy Wincy Designs--Christmas
Double Trouble #14--Thing #1: Christmas, Thing #2: use the Tic Tac Toe board from Try Stampin' on Tuesdays

Try Stampin' On Tuesday #6--tic-tac-Tuesday (see the board above) I used the bottom row: stamping, red, plaid (as well as green, circle, glitter, trees {on the paper} and winter--everything except foil)
Crafty Sentiments--anything goes


joy said...

I adore this card! Great colors for this time of the year and the image is so sweet!

Cheri said...

Wow, Heather!!!! This is a fantastic card!!! I love the paper pieceing and you're right, that checked paper is perfect on the bear. Bending the sentiment was this card.

Esther Asbury said...

Oh my, I love that adorable gingham bear! Such an adorable card!

tilly said...

a cute image and lovely layout, thanks for sharing your creation at crafty catz challenge and hope to see you again

Krafty Kaylin said...

way to go on using almost every row on the board. you made a lovely cute card. thanks for joining us at TSOT!

Heather said...

Such a great image, Heather - and perfect coloring! What a great Christmas card! Thanks so much for playing at TSOT!

*Vicki* said...

Your card is absolutely precious Heather! Love the way you've made this image for Christmas and the paper pieced bear too!! Thank you for sharing your creation for the 2 Crafty Critter Crazies challenge this month! HUGS, *Vicki* (DT)

Wendy L said...

It is a great image, lovely card, thanks for joining us at the Craftyhazelnuts PP Challenge and Craft Rocket too. Xxx

Donna Scholz said...

Heather, your card just begs to be hugged! What a sweet image. Your use of paper piecing to make the bear a plaid for the holidays is genius! Looks like you just about did every row on our Tic-Tac-Tuesday challenge!! Foil would have been too glitzy for this adorable homey feel card. Thank you for inspiring me to try paper piecing for my holiday cards, and especially for sharing your creativity with us at Try Stampin' on Tuesday!!! -Donna

Suzanne Reynolds said...

Heather, the kitten's expression leaning on the Teddy Bear is precious, for sure deserves a hug. Love that background and aren't those acrylic stamps great for adding a curve to the sentiment. Thanks for sharing with us at Double Trouble and Try Stamping On Tuesdays. Please come back and play with us again.

Suzanne Reynolds said...

Heather, will give you an extra chance at our random draw for Twisted Sister's optional twist..."hanging around".

Margreet said...

Your card with the paperpieced bear is too cute!
Thanks for joining Cheerful Sketches.
xxx Margreet DT

Glittered Paws said...

Cutenesses overload with the gingham bear. And love his best bud the car. Curving the sentiment is perfect. What a great card fir this weeks challenge.

Bea said...

What a beautiful card did you make for the challenge at Cheerful Sketches, thanks for playing along...

greetings Bea.

papercraftingprincess said...

I love this plaid did an amazing job! Thanks for joining us at Double Trouble...hope you'll come back and play again soon!

Esther Asbury said...

I'm so happy you linked this adorable card up to the Cropstop blog this month!!

Laurie Unger said...

Perfect bear hugs card - love how your paper pieced the bar. Wonderful job!

Arlene said...

This really is a warm and furry kind of scene. I love the cat's coloring. And that plaid bear is adorable. So glad you joined us at Die Cut Divas.

Bernadet said...

This is such a beauty!
Thanks for joining us at Cheerful Sketches

sweet art designs said...

I agree, Love the plaid bear. Thank you for sharing with us at the C.R.A.F.T. Challenge. - Myrna DT

anncreatief said...

Beautiful card. Thank you for joining us at Creative Craft Cottage challenge good luck. Have a nice day
Anneke DT

Beatriz said...

Pretty and cute christmas card! love the paper piercing on the bear. Thanks for join us at Crafty Sentiments Designs this time, good luck in the draw. Beatriz DT

Janice W. said...

That bear is so cute paper pieced! I love it! Thanks for sharing it with us at Little Miss Muffet Stamps!

jolanda creatief bijtje said...

mooi kaartje
bedankt voor het meedoen
groetjes jolanda bongers
dt cheerful sketches

Helen said...

That is so cute! Love your paper pieced bear.

Thanks for joining us at 2 Crafty Critter Crazies and we hope to see you again next month.

Helen x

Gale said...

This is just too cute! Love the plaid bear. Thank you for sharing with us over here at the Crafty Calendar Challenge and best of luck with your entry. Love to see you join in each month. Thank you.
Gale DT for

Dwie lewe rączki said...

So, so cute! Thank you very much for sharing at Craftyhazelnut's Patterned paper Challenge.

Nancy Soetaert said...

Mooie kaart!
Dankjewel voor je deelname bij Cheerful Sketches Challenge!
Nancy DT CSC

Cara said...

OMGosh! That images is so adorable and I love the paper pieced bear sooo cute! Thanks for playing along with us at SheepSki Designs! (Hugs) Cara
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Beautiful creation! I love sweet image!
Thank-you for joining us at the Crafts Galore Encore Challenge November "ATG" and sorry for the late comment.

Helen said...

Awww...such a sweet card!
Thanks for playing at Pile It On!
Helen x