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Sunday, November 10, 2013

Polar Bear Christmas!

Hello, my dear friends! I hope you're having a wonderful weekend. :o)

This month, the I Feel the Love Project is collecting cards for children spending Christmas at Flowers Hospital in Alabama. A previous beloved recipient of IFTL, Trinitie, receives some of her treatments there as she continues to battle brain cancer... and it is in her honor that we are spreading holiday cheer at that location. :o) I am delighted to be sending them love this Christmas!
When these sweet sledding polar bears appeared in the Silhouette Online Store a month ago, I didn't hesitate to buy them. I had a hunch we would be crafting for kids for Christmas again this year, so these cutie pies have been patiently waiting. I embossed the snow with the Swiss Dots folder for texture and added a festive twine bow (Christmas Candy Cane from My Craft Spot) to the girl bear. I put them on an action wobble for extra kiddo fun! They look adorable as they wobble in their snowy sled. :o)

The bears are upon a Spellbinders Classic Circle, which is atop a sparkling Picot Edge Circle. The rhinestone-accented swirl is the Fancy Flourish from My Favorite Things. I wanted it to look like they are zooming something fierce. ;)

The sweet sentiment is from My Craft Spot's Stampin' Around Christmas stamp set, which I cut out (and layered) with the coordinating metal dies. Star Dust surrounds a few of the papers for wintry delight. The smattering of snowflakes are from Cheery Lynn Designs, which I covered in Glamour Dust. (I apologize that they aren't very visible in this photograph due to the light paper they're fluttering across.)

The polar bear paper is from Memory Box, while all of the other papers are My Mind's Eye. The pom trim is from American Crafts.

The swirling candy interior:
The sentiment is from Peachy Keen, to which I added a tiny snowflake from the My Craft Spot Stampin' Around Christmas set. I hope this whimsical little card warms the heart of the precious child who receives it. :o)

Thank you for sledding on by! Have a beautiful day. :o)

Challenges entered:
 *Christmas Cards All Year 'Round~ Winter Wonderland
 *Cute Card Thursday~ Animal Magic
 *Papertake Weekly~ Anything Goes
 *Really Reasonable Ribbon~ Winter Holiday plus Ribbon/Trim (I used pom trim)
 *Sparkles Christmas Challenge~ Have a Beary Christmas
 *The Paper Girls~ Cut It Out (I used 5 metal dies and my Silhouette)
 *The Squirrel and the Fox~ Animal Antics
 *Winter Wonderland~ For a Child




19 comments:

  1. Awwww Such an adorable card Karen. I am in love with those cute sledging polar bears, they have such wonderful expressions on their faces and how great to add the action wobble. The papers are beautiful, I especially like the polar bears and your detailing is gorgeous too.
    I am sure this will warm the heart of the child who receives it.
    I hope you enjoy the rest of the weekend and have a good week.
    hugs Sue xx

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  2. Love the image and the matching papers to go with your card... It's such a happy Christmas card,love all the details you added to it. Super cute card Karen~

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  3. My sweetest friend, this is just the most adorable card ever!! How stinkin' cute are those sledding bears!! I love them!! The embossing on the snow is perfect!! And the snowman paper is so fun!! I love the pompom trim, too!! As always, the details are fabulous...even the inside is gorgeous!! Whoever receives this will adore it, as do I!!

    I hope you are having a fabulous weekend!! It was in the 60's and sunny here so I was practicing my photography when I probably should have been in the craft room ;) Happy Sunday my dear friend!! HUGS :)

    Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

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  4. Sweet card - love the colours. Thanks for sharing for CHNC challenge 150. Thanks also for sharing this for CCAYR 'winter wonderland' challenge - hope to see you again soon, Hazel, CCAYR design team - you could also enter this into my CHNC challenge extra for November - I'd love to see it there too. x

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  5. This is adorable Karen. Love the sledding bears.
    Jayne x

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  6. Aaaaw Karen.....this is just so stinken adorable! The sledding bears are so super sweet-The papers are so pretty! I love the fun flourish and fabulous pompom trim! Karen, your cards are so amazing. Always filled with such detail and a truly a beautiful work of art! TFS!
    Hope you are having a fabulous day!
    Sherrie K
    http://sherriescraps.blogspot.com

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  7. This is soooo adorable! The polar bears are too cute! I love all the details you added like the pom trim, the twine bow, and the cute circle sentiment! The inside looks amazing too! The child who receives this will treasure it! I hope you have a great week! :)

    Karen
    craftedwithlovebykaren.blogspot.com

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  8. This is beautiful, perfect for our theme at the Winter Wonderland. Thank you for joining us
    Hugs Kate
    PS I havandy if you are interested :)

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  9. Beautiful dies, and a beautiful card! Thanks so much for joining my PGCB challenge!

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  10. Stunning card, Karen. Love the papers and the fabulous colours. What beautiful die cuts you have used to show off that sweet adorable image. Wonderful! Have a fabulous week.

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  11. What a cutie this is, love it, thanks for joining us at Winter Wonderland.

    xx

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  12. We can't even find words when we see your cards! This is adorable, beautiful, and fun all at the same time. What a treat and a blessing for one special child. I am sure it will go to the right child who it was meant for. Thank you so much for your endless love and support. We love you!
    ~Madison and Cindy

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  13. This is so SWEET! The Polar Bears are just DARLING!!!!
    I LOVE this card and all the fun embellishment that's on it. I ADORE the pompom trim..LOVE it! I seriously juts want to hug those bears!! Yes! I am a hugger..lol...
    You are truly a blessing and I LOVE that about you. Any child will fall in love with this card. Amazing job my angelic friend!
    Sending a HUGE amount of my love and BIG hugs with a smile of course to you,
    Migdalia

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  14. Oh, wow! This is just soo stinkin' cute and I'll bet the action wobble makes it even more adorable! Love that DP too! Thanks for sharing with us at Really Reasonable Ribbon. Hope to see you again next time!

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  15. LOVE this adorable card!
    Thanks for joining us at Really Reasonable Ribbon.

    Jenn
    DT

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  16. Simply adorable! Both the inside and the outside of your card! Thank you for sharing with us here at The Squirrel and The Fox Challenge Blog.

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  17. This is so sweet.

    Thank you for sharing with us at Sparkles Christmas challenges.
    Hugs Helen P xx

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  18. Hi Karen, Oh soooo cute is your card and thank you for joining in our challenge at "Sparkles Christmas Challenge " Have a beary Christmas" good luck and hope to see you again next time Dt Member Sandra H xx

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Thank you for leaving some love! Have a beautifully blessed day. :o)

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