Thursday, 16 October 2014

A Time For Giving

Hello everyone, I hope you have not been getting too wet in the recent showers.  Here in Devon we have been suffering from bad storms, the worst of which was on Sunday and woke us in the early hours of the morning with the most amazing claps of thunder and flashes of lightning, directly overhead. It was so loud that it set off most of the house alarms in our street waking most of our neighbors.  We actually thought it had struck us as it knocked out our sky box for quite a few hours and we thought it was a goner.  My boys were ready to leave home at the prospect but luckily it is now working again. Anyway, Monday was my first day off in a long time and I was determined to get into the craft room and make some cards, despite my lack of sleep.   So without further ado here is one of the first ones I made, using my 'Twas the night pad and a cute James Bear stamp from LOTV colored with my lovely spectrum noir pens. Colours used are TN2 TN4 and TN6

I just had to add a little lace from the Ribbon girl (Laila) and a string of pearls from them too, and the greetings are from the Christmas greeting pad from LOTV too.I really did try to keep this CAS but couldn't help myself and couldn't help adding a sprinkle of Snow flakes and of course some sticklers.

Well I hope you like it and it gives you some inspiration
Please let me know what you think, I just love to read your comments, do you have trouble sticking to cas too.
Best wishes

Challenges I am entering

LOTV anything goes
Ribbon Girl add Lace
crafty little fairies challenge only 1 designer paper
Penny Black and more Get ahead for christmas
country view challenges.sparkle and shine
Craftyhazelnutspatternedpaper anything goes
crafty cardmakers and more blogspot.#125 its only words
crafty hazelnuts christmas challenge2.
sparkles forum christmas challenge
Christmas cards all year round embelishment


  1. Your bear is really cute looking. Not come across that name before. hugs Mrs A.

  2. A very pretty Christmas card Maria and so delicately embellished with the lace and pearls.

    Thanks so much for sharing your creativity with us at Penny Black and More challenge.

    B x

  3. This is a wonderful Christmas card! I love your little bear, he is so cute! Beautiful lace and pearls too!

    Thank you for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers and More for our 'It’s Only Words' challenge! Hugs, Pamellia DT :)

  4. Aaah what an absolute little sweetie and am loving the pearls, snowflakes and lace.

    Thank you for joining us at Penny Black & More this month and good luck, Luv Sam x

  5. Such a pretty Chrismtas card. Love your pretty lace and pearl ribbons.

    Thanks for sharing with us

    Crafty Cardmakers and More

  6. Ah, wat een mooie kerstkaart. Ik vind je stempel echt super. Gaaf gemaakt. Bedankt voor je deelname bij CHCC Extra.

    Groetjes, Renate

  7. Oh this is just the cutest card ever what a lovely image and just is perfect for our challenge over at “ Sparkles Christmas Challenge For a Child “ good luck and hope to see you again next time Dt Member Sandra H xx

  8. Adorable! Thanks for joining us over at Sparkles Christmas this time & good luck!
    hugs Jo x

  9. Fabulous card! Such a lovely image and beautifully coloured. Thank you for joining us at Crafty Little Fairies, Jayne x

  10. He's a cutie. Love how you colored your scene in. The textured look on the bear is amazing. Thanks for sharing your card at Christmas Cards all Year Round. Our new November challenge started yesterday. We hope you will join us this month too. Christmas Cards All Year Round

  11. Such a super sweet card, Maria!

    Thanks for joining our Lili of the Valley 'Anything Goes' Challenge!

    Good Luck


    Erica x