Friday 6 December 2019

Beary Christmas

Hi Crafters, 

how is it? 
We are mostly fine, our exchange students arrived yesterday, and I am finding that my French is very, very rusty. Conversations are difficult, but they are nice girls, and I hope we'll get more fluent with practise. 

On the sad side, I am rather worried about my little feline girl. She is sick and won't eat and since she is so skinny anyway, that is very worrying. We'll see the vet again later today, which she hates. She is a darling at all times, but at the vet she gets really aggressive. They had to sedate her yesterday, just to take a bit of blood for testing. Poor thing.

Today, I'd like to share another mother-daughter collaboration. 

While I was searching for a specific card panel I made weeks ago, I found a background that my daughter made and discarded. She used water colours for the sky (I think) and ink blending for the snowy hills. 

So with the background already done, I just added a bit of dark blue ink blending around the edge of the sky, to create a more dramatic vignette and splattered on some gouache for snow. 

While this dried, I searched my stash of images and found this ice bear, which I thought was perfect. I just needed to cut it out. 

Then I added the sentiment on the dried panel with gold embossing. 

It roughly says (in German):
Dance with the snowflakes
Build a snowman
Stomp hearts in the snow  
Eat loads of cookies
Sing loudly and
Look into the winter sky."

I think it's perfect for the scene, though a bit optimistic in terms of the amount of snow we usually get where I live. 

A slight dusting of snow usually will cause my daughters to jump for joy, with "all the snow" and all the drivers to crawl and realise they still didn't change their tyres. Compared to when and where I grew up, I can only smile at that. 

Anyhow, I love how this card turned out. 

Wishing you a brilliant day


Cards 4 Guys: #234 Christmas Critters
Shopping our Stash: #410 Happy Holidays
Simon says Stamp: Traditional Christmas
Stempelgarten: #87 Christmas


  1. Adorable, Ela. And great save and use of the discarded background panel. You should enter this in the Polar Bear challenge over at Creative with Stamps,

  2. Wunderschöne Karte, so niedlich der Eisbär und der embosste Text passt perfekt!!
    Viel Spaß beim Französisch lernen und für Miez drücke ich ganz fest die Daumen!!
    LG GUndi

  3. He's so cute and I love the sky behind him. Thanks for joining us at Cardz4guyz. Love Dawn x

  4. Great use of the discarded panel, never throw anything away!
    Thanks for sharing at Cardz4Guyz. :)

  5. Your Polar bear is darling! Love your blended background and the gold embossed sentiment. Thanks so much for joining our Challenge this month at Creative With Stamps :-)

  6. I love your polar bear and the cute scene. The embossed sentiment is perfect. Thanks for sharing over at Creative with Stamps.

  7. Such an amazing card, love it.♥
    Thanks a lot for joining us at our Polar Bear Challenge by
    Creative with Stamps Challenge
    Good luck and hope to see you again.
    Hugs and greetings Angela DT