Sunday, September 26, 2010

Just Cute Bears - Swirls & Bling

Over at Just Cute Bears the challenge for this week is "Swirls and Bling".  I'm using a Penny Black image called "Aiming to Please".  With all the gifts he's carrying, someone is going to be very pleased, indeed!

I colored my image with my Prismacolor pencils and gamsol and added some Stardust stickles to the package and the tree on the shopping bag.  I added a little glitter under the bear's feet to look like snow.  My background cardstock is embossed with snowflakes and swirls and I've added little pearls to the centers of the snowflakes. I used my Nestabilities to cut out and mat my image, and added some pretty red flowers, leaves, and pearl "bling" to the flowers.  I used PTI's Mixed Messages for the sentiment and tied it onto my ribbon with a little piece of floss.

Thank you for stopping by.  Be sure to check out the Just Cute Bears Challenge for more inspiration from the  DT.

Stamp:  Penny Black Aiming To Please
Paper:  Bazzill
Other:  Prismacolor pencils, gamsol, embossing folder, Nestabilities, flowers, pearls, glitter, leaf punch, tag punch, floss, ribbon


  1. I just love your card Anita. Flip... your colouring is superb... woweee... will have to get my pencils out and practice a bit more. This looks absolutely FAB!!! Love your design and colouring combo too. Have a super Sunday, hugs Sharon

  2. Gorgeous card Anya - I love that ted...and the embossed background looks fab!
    Helen x

  3. Gorgeous card Anita, you can't beat a white and red combo for Christmas! Beautifully coloured image and I'm really loving that embossed background.
    xx :0)

  4. So cute! Love the embossed background with the pearls, looks lovely :o) Lisa x

  5. I so love this card, the white and red are so striking together and what a bear!!

  6. This is so pretty can't go wrong with a PB stamp! Love the embossing folder you used for the background and as usual your colouring is beautiful :-D xx

  7. This is gorgeous Anita. Love that embossing, it's really pretty. The image is so cute and you've coloured him beautifully.

    Kat xx

  8. It's beautiful Anita, I love the colours you used and the image is soooo... cute! What a great idea to add pearls to the centre of the snowflakes :O)

  9. beautiful card - love that embossed background
    Lisa ;)

  10. Aawww love this Anita! Adore the little bear, gorgeous colour combo, love the embossing with the pearls and gorgeous red roses too!

  11. Gorgeous card Anita :-) the image is adorable and your colouring is perfect :-) Love the papers and embellies too :-)

    Lols x x x

  12. Gorgeous, Anita! Lovin' those pearls - brilliant idea! Gonna have to steal, I mean borrow that idea!

  13. he's an adorable teddy bear, such a cheerful card and I love the splash of festive red!
    hugs, annie x

  14. WOW!!!! I love this card, so cute and that embossing with glitter is fabulous!
    Looking forward to seeing everyone's creations tomorrow xx

  15. oh, how cute! beautiful colouring and i love the bright red roses.

  16. Oh, Anita....I love this!! So beautiful. What a great idea to add the little pearls to the center of the snowflakes. Gorgeous coloring.