Tuesday, 13 October 2015

Holly Jolly - Teddy Bears

Have you started thinking about Christmas presents yet? This year we are staying in the UK for Christmas, so I have to sort out the Christmas presents for back home so I have them in time to have them shipped over. Christmas is one of those times when I am reminded how far away I am from my family and friends. 

While contemplating presents, I'm also starting to stock up on tags to use for my Christmas presents. And our new challenge over at Holly Jolly was a great opportunity to make another tag for the stash. Our challenge this week is Teddy Bears, and it can be any type of crafting as long as it's Christmas and includes Teddy Bears in one form or another. Our sponsors who are kindly giving away prizes for our winners are QKR Stampede, Sentimental Susan and Oddball Art.

I got to play with an adorable digi from QKR Stampede called Santa Bear. I thought he would be perfect for a gift tag, so I die cut a tag using the Lawn Fawn Tag You're It die. I used my trusty Tim Holtz spritzing tool and distress markers on my snowflake stencil for the background. I coloured the teddy using Copics and fussy cut him. For a finishing touch, I die cut the sentiment in turquoise glitter paper and added a matching ring to the die and threaded some twine through it. 

I would like to link up with the following challenges:
Just Us Girls - Stencils 
Suzy Bee's Bloomin' Challenge Blog - Something beginning with S (snowflakes, spritzing, sparkling paper, Santa bear)
Crafting With Friends - Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Clean and Simple Christmas

Card: 300 gsm white card, Hobbycraft 160 gsm white card, turquoise glitter card
Stamps: QKR Stampede digi Santa Bear
Ink and colouring: Tim Holtz distress markers, Copics
Other: Lawn Fawn Tag You're It and Merry Christmas border die, Imagination Crafts Snowflake Frenzy Stencil, twine from my stash 


Virginia L. said...
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Virginia L. said...

This tag truly is JOLLY! Love the rich and warm colors! The sentiment is lovely in this. Way to get the Holiday cards/tags started! Thanks so much for playing Simon Says Stamp Wednesday “Clean and Simple Christmas” Challenge!

Nancy said...

I love tags and Christmas tags are just extra special. Such a sweet image and great background! So glad you joined us over at Just Us Girls this week! Hope to see more of your work in our gallery again soon!

Julie Gearinger said...

What a sweet bear and love your stenciled background!! Thanks for playing with us at Just Us Girls!

applejack cards by sue said...

Such a pretty tag, I really should get mine sorted soon. Thank you for sharing this with us over at Crafting with Friends. Sue DT xx

Chris Dring said...

Such a sweet bear on your wonderful tag! Thanks for joining us at Just Us Girls!

Elizabeth Hart said...

A very fun and sweet tag for the holidays!! Thanks so much for joining us this week at the Suzy Bee's Bloomin Challenge, Elizabeth (DT)

Cheryl said...

Really great stenciled tag! And the coloring on the bear is terrific! He looks fuzzy!!
Thanks for joining us this week at Just Us Girls!