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7/13/2014

Christmas Teddy

Good evening and thanks so very much for all the wonderful thoughts & wishes for our anniversary yesterday. It was a quiet day, but pleasant. DH did some moving around in the garage yesterday - cleaned out some bookcase type affairs. This afternoon, we dusted those out, and moved some into my stamp area. I had other things I wanted to do today, but hey, I don't turn down help when it is offered. I've been wanting a higher table for my Genesis cutter, as standing for long periods of time makes my back unhappy. DH used a heavy counter-top that had covered some cabinets, added some metal legs to the height that I need for comfort..and soon my cutter will have a new home. All of my punches can rest in the new bookcases - where I'm trying to arrange these by season. The table is high enough I can store plastic boxes of 'stuff' under it, and still leave a space for a sit stool. The table is next to the air brush table, which has a high stool, so that can serve both places.  I'll try to take some pictures of the re-arranged area and share. It's not 'pretty', but I think it's going to work better for me. (nothing matches and I'm not the greatest decorator/room arranger either).

SIL took us out to dinner last night (DD is in Fla, but called later in the evening). We had come home for dessert and the fellas watched Gravity - which is not my kind of movie. Today we spent moving things around in what used to be a basement bedroom. Gave away that bed and now it's MY room. I was gradually encroaching on the room anyway, but it's great to not have to pile stuff on the bed.

Today's theme for our bi-monthly Christmas Card Club was chosen by our sweet Miss Sue P. and she selected Teddies. Ok by me, as I knew exactly the Ted I wanted to use. (oh yes, Miss Sue had a birthday yesterday too - so Happy Birthday Sue.)

Here goes:

- PBlack Give Us a Kiss image, colored with copics and WoS. Hat fur is Sparkle n Sprinkle Twinkling Clouds - which works great for snow. Also added to the snow where Ted is standing. Ted looks a little moth-eaten in the photo, but I used the image on the stamp as a guide for coloring.

- Cottage Cutz holly flourish, from green glitter paper, shaded just a bit with dark green copic, berries colored with a red Smooch. (it looks dark in the photo, but is a ruby red color IRL; the holly shading is not that dark either).

- IO snowflake die from silver glitter paper.

- holly paper from a 6x6 BoBunny Rejoice Collection from stash. Opening die cut with S/B Label 4.

- red & white dot paper from 6x6 Pebbles Welcome Christmas paper. Opening die cut with S/B Gold Label 4. Edged with gold WofLuna, 2 coats. Dried, then edged with a Pentel fine tip gold pen.

- SU punch for the sentiment, then used the same punch on the holly paper, cut in half, to add to each end for a matting look.

You can find the links to the other members of this Christmas Card Club in the sidebar, so do please give them a visit for some great Christmas inspiration. As always, thanks for spending some time with me this evening. Have a great week, and many hugs.



40 comments:

Lisa said...

What a gorgeous card, Mary!! That Teddy is so sweet!! I love the design and all of the details you added!! This is just fabulous my friend!! Love, love it!! Have a great evening :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Lisa said...

What a gorgeous card, Mary!! That Teddy is so sweet!! I love the design and all of the details you added!! This is just fabulous my friend!! Love, love it!! Have a great evening :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Irish Cherokee said...

Love your Teddy card Mary. A fun and festive card.
I am a day late and a dinar short but HAPPY ANNIVERSARY.

Granmargaret said...

Lovely card.

Mrs A. said...

Teddy looks a very well loved bear and so cute too. I love the card and your colouring is fab. I'm thinking of getting myself a proper storage arrangement for my craft area so that it looks more tidy. Need to do a quick measure up first though to make sure it will all fit. hugs Mrs a.

jimlynn said...

So fun and pretty! Love the "snow" and the framework around such a cute image. Of course the snowflake just tops it all off perfectly! VERY nice!

Sounds like you're as busy as a bee! Can't wait to see pictures of your craft area/room now. Snap away and give us a peek!

Lynn

Gail said...

Great card!

aussie aNNie said...

Beautiful Christmas card Mary, love this sweet image and your dotty papers...just super gorgeous.xxx
The Journey is the Start

Lizzie said...

Gorgeous card ! Hugs xx

Sarah said...

Glad to hear the "move" is going well!! Love your card, what a sweet ted!! xx

Maxine D said...

Beautiful card Mary, and beautifully coloured too. Your table sounds wonderful, especially being 'custom made' for you!!
Blessings
Maxine

Christine Harrop said...

I think Mrs A put it best - not moth-eaten but well loved! It's a great card Mary. Sorry I'm late for your anniversary but belated good wishes all the same. Glad your craft are seems to be coming together so well. Hugs Christine xx

scrappymo! said...

This is an adorable image. I always love Penny black stamps...they seems to be so earnest and true!

Your card is really retty. That holly image is a keeper...so pretty!

We just got home from the lake and I am shattered. IT was 39 degrees there today...so a good day to head home and catch up in the garden.
It is 34 here today, so the house was pretty stuffy when we arrived but feels a bit better now. Thank goodness!

You are doing a good job on your "sorting". I need to get cracking on with mine too.
Sounds like your scrapbook room is going to be much more organized with the help of those shelving thingy's!

dutchess said...

well done with all that organisation its so satisfying to get crafty stuff where you can find it.....
What a fabulous image Mary and I love your colours....a really sweet card that gave me a big smile!xxxx

McCrafty's Cards said...

This is gorgeous Mary, I like the image the embellishments and the colours.
Kevin xx

Hazel said...

Mary. Your card is lovely. Your room sounded like it was mine with a bed piled with stuff. Oh how I wish I could give the bed away, but it is useful for when I am not feeling good and don't want to go up stairs, the spare room is on the same level as the bathroom , so the bed will be staying much to my disappoint ment. Your craft room has to work for you so how it looks does not matter. Hazel xx

Carol said...

Love this Mary, the image is adorable. Love the dies you've used too. Wishing you and OH a belated Happy Anniversary. Carol x

Planetsusie said...

Hi Mary - I do think this little bear is a sweetie! I love how you have coloured his fur, he looks so cuddly! Just brilliant.

Thank you for my birthday wishes and I am sending you a happy belated Wedding Anniversary wish for the same day!!!! Congratulations to you both.

Big hugs Sue Pxxx

Rainey's Craft Room said...

Fabulous card for the challenge this time and I think everyone enjoyed the theme of Teddies. Yours looks so cute and cuddly and a lovely way to frame him.
Sounds like you've been very busy, I think us crafters all have issues with space and storage - the sides of my room are beginning to meet in the middle I'm afraid, lol.
Enjoy your week.
Lorraine

Brenda said...

Oh so glad that you are getting things organized Momma Mary and getting that room too!! That will be so nice having your cutter up high enough so you don't have to aggravate your back, I know first hand what it is like with a aggravated back. Now on to your card, which I just love!! That little teddy bear is just the cutest! Love the birdie too bring the mistletoe. You have colored them so well-not that I'm surprised or anything. lol Love the frames and that beautiful snowflake and holly. Oh heck you know I am loving the whole card! Hugs, Brenda

Tina Campbell said...

Beautiful card just love that bear :) Love when the Hubby helps out :) I seem to spent a day yesterday like you with cleaning up my craftroom, DD is coming in the end of the week so need to spruce the house up a bit :) You have a fantastic day :)

Pat said...

A gorgeous card Mary, and I love the PB bear. The red dotty background goes beautifully and the die cut holly and the dimensional snow effect on the hat and under his feet is so pretty too. Glad you had a good weekend. We spent all weekend preparing for a visitor who now is unable to come, but I suppose at least the house has had a good clean..lol. x

Shona Erlenborn said...

That little teddy looks so loved! Perfect coloring! Love the added fuzzy details. Sounds like you had a lovely day on your Anniversary - congrats!

rachel said...

such a cute card Mary - a lovely teddy! Glad to hear you had a lovely anniversary too. Hugs Rachel x

Brenda in IN said...

Love the title of your post. I pictured you in silk and lace only to find a darling teddy bear instead. I thought you were really celebrating your anniversary in a fun way! The card is cute as can be. I love the little bird bringing mistletoe. Can't wait to see your pictures and how you arranged everything.

Faith A said...

LOVE your pretty card.

Sounds like "your" room is going to be just right for YOU and after all isn't that the object of enjoying what you are doing? Does it matter it doesn't match? NO!, recycling is in vogue so you are ahead of the the lot, good on you :)

ENJOY

Redanne said...

I love the little bear on your card Mary and your colouring is so beautiful too. Well done on the re-arranging of your craft room, it sounds like it suits you perfectly now. Look forward to seeing your photos. Hugs, Anne xx

Sue said...

What a sweet card Mary and such a great one for Sue P's challenge its really gorgeous! huggles Sue xx

Jean Straw said...

I just love this cute teddy bear and the little robin. The backing papers and die cuts add to the festive feel of this lovely card.
Belated congratulations for your anniversary, it sounds like you had a good weekend.
Jean x

Patricia said...

What a super bear image, love what you have done with him. Brilliant design.

Patricia xx

crafty-stamper said...

cute Christmas card and image love the dies
carol x

Diane said...

Greetings Mary, what a darling bear and great coloring.

Hugs Diane

Bonnie said...

Awh! This is such a cute little teddy bear and I love that sweet little bird! Isn't it fun to get our craft space fixed up? Makes it even more fun to craft!

Carol L said...

I'm glad you enjoyed your anniversary and are getting your crafting area in order. The card today is so adorable, and all those embellishments add so much! I love the holly and snowflake! I watched Gravity this weekend too, and thought it was a stoooopid flick! I only watched it because nothing else was on, but what a let-down!

coldwaters2 said...

Hi Mary thank you so much for your wonderful comment on my Christmas card I really appreciate it. Mary this is full of so much sweetness and delight, I absolutely adore that cute image I love the embellishments and the spotty paper, I am a big fan of spotty card/paper.
hugs
lorraine x

Terry said...

First off, HAPPY ANNIVERSARY, even if it was yesterday! Sounds like you had a great time. Your Christmas card is beautiful and that teddy is too darn cute! Thank you so much for the lovely visit to my blog and for following. I am now following you and please stop by anytime! Enjoy!

Pippa said...

Love the colouring on the bear Mary, great card as ever. :)

Petra Swart said...

Oh, this is so cute, Mary!!! Love the sweet little teddy with his blue scarf and the adorable little bird!!! Such a lovely Xmas card!!!

Loll Thompson said...

Such a sweet Teddy! So great to have extra storage for our craft room ... I'm sure they'll be full in no time :) Loll xx

Sheila H said...

Cute as a button, Mary!