Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Winter Bear Buddies

If you're looking for my Whimsy and Stars Studio Blog Hop post please click here.

A HUGE thank you to all my friends who have voted for me at Fashionista Challenge.  The voting is open through Saturday if you haven't had a chance to vote yet.  Here's the link.

     Being sick really stinks!  Trying to sit still and not talk so I don't cough does leave me with lots of crafty time though so here's a for fun card with another adorable Birdie Brown digi stamp from Torico.  I won her freebie challenge in October and picked out this pair.
     I used fun Dovecraft Christmas papers and added white embossing to the edge of the blue mat for a frosty winter look.  Thought it could use a little Stickles, Baker's Twine, and buttons too.  ☺
     I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Ladybug Crafts Ink--sparklicious
Papertake Weekly--anything goes
Ribbon Carousel--holiday spirit
Top Tip Tuesday--Christmas
Crafty Bloggers Network--anything goes
Lexi's Creations--Christmas
Love to Create--holiday cheer
Make It Monday--anything goes
Tammy's Scrapin' Corner--anything Christmas
Sweet Sunday Sketch--sketch
2 Sisters--Christmas sparkle
My Sheri Crafts--tis the season
Totally Gorjuss--anything goes with glitter
Fussy and Fancy--I love Christmas
Jingle Belles--anything holiday

     Hope you like my winter buddies.


  • Paper:  Dovecraft, Bazzill, Recollections, Copic XPress-it Blending card
  • Stamp:  Birdie Brown "Winter Bears", sentiment from "Happy Santa" set
  • Ink:  Copics, Versamark
  • Tools:  Tim Holtz ruler, paper piercer,EK Success Dotted Scallop border punch, MFT Die-namics Fish Tail Banners die
  • Miscellaneous:  Mark Richards Glitter Domes, Waterfall Stickles, Kraft Outlet Hang Tag String and Bakers Twine, Liquid Applique, Stampendous white embossing powder, buttons from my stash, Inkadinkado Blending Chalks


  1. Gorgeous card the image is adorable and the layout is beautiful. Carolinexxx

  2. These guys really make me smile ... such a lovely card!

  3. These bear buddies are really gorgeous, Tracy! I hope you feel better soon!
    Hugs, Anja

  4. This is adorable, Tracy! Love the papers you used and the darling image! Fantastic coloring! Hope you feel better very soon!

  5. sorry to hear you are still sick, Tracy! Sending healing wishes your way!
    LOVE your card! Those bears are so cute and I love your design! The twine wrap and buttons are fabulous. Love the scalloped border, glittered details, and paper piercing, too!

  6. Awwwww that image is just so cute Tracy! I love the papers and the way you have added the buttons.
    I hope you are feeling better soon

    Hugs Sue

  7. So sorry you're sick, Sweetie! Hope you feel better soon!
    Your card is adorable! I picked the same images for a win but I haven't colored them up yet! I really like what you've done with them! :o)

  8. Poor you... Hope you will be better soon! Glad to see your being sick hasn't affected your creativity though ;-) for this is truly totally lovely! Hugs, Ira

  9. What a fun card Tracy!!
    XXX Heidy

  10. What adorable bears and I love the layout, thanks for sharing.

  11. Beautifully crafted. Great design and attention to detail. Thanks for sharing your talent with us at Tammys Scrapin Corner. Good luck. Hugs Desíre {Tammys Scrapin Corner DT Member} {Doing Life - my personal blog}

  12. Love, love, love this Tracy! Oh no, now I gotta buy this digi too!!

  13. Super cute card! I LOVE the winter bears image and your use of twine. I found you at Make It Monday.

  14. Such an adorable card! Love your paper and color combo! Wonderful job on it all! Thanks for sharing it with us at My Sheri Crafts! :)

  15. this is lovely, the image is so cute and i love the papers and colours. thank you for joining us at fussy and fancy challenge

  16. Another beautiful work, Tracy! I have no idea why you thought I got tired of you! LOL!!
    It is a great idea adding white embossing for a frosty look. I have to give it a try!
    Thanks for sharing, and I hope you feel better soon!

  17. This is such a wonderful pair of Polar Bears! Fantastic paper combo and twine!

  18. This card is so adorable. I can't believe you created this beautiful card when your feeling so yucky. You are a trooper my friend.

    Take care,


  19. hehehe are they not the cutest bears ever!!! LOVE them! The stickles border looks great as does the twine and little details :) hope you are doing well chickie!! xx

  20. Love the details on this card, it's just gorgeous :)
    Thanks for joining us at LTC
    Hugs Klair xx

  21. Here you go..... (_)P it's a little cup of chicken soup and \_/p this is a cup of warm green tea and honey! Feel BETTER soon. Nothings worse than a coughing fit when you're applying glitter or coloring.
    I love your card Tracy! Congrats on the win, you picked the perfect images.
    I had to laugh at your comment as to wether or not I'd had my IQ checked..LOL. Seeing as I steal most of your ideas..hee hee. ;)
    Here's sending you wishes for a speedy recovery and if you need a refill, just let me know. I have plenty on my keyboard. :)
    Lisa xx

  22. So sweet! Love the colors, twine and buttons!

  23. This is such a cute "Holiday Cheer" card! Thanks for joining us this week at Love to Create. NancyD

  24. Absolutely adorable!! Love the fun image and papers here! Thanks for sharing your creation with us over at Fussy and Fancy Fridays ! Hope you will join us again!! Smiles and Hugs - *Vicki* ~ DT member

  25. Your colouring never ceases to amaze me. These bears are so cute. Love the baker's twine and buttons. They add such playfulness to this fun card. Also, the powder blue and red combo!

  26. Hi Tracy, I hope you feel better : ) . Your card is adorable, love the layout too. We're so glad you share with us at Tammy's Scrapin Corner. Good luck this week, hope to see you next week also : ) Elisa DT

  27. Gorgeous card!
    Beautiful colours and design:)
    Hugs, Heidi:)

  28. Tracy this is so darn cute! Love the colours, design, and all your added details. These guys just make you smile.

  29. I saw your beautiful creation on Make It Monday and had to visit and take a closer look. Gorgeous! TFS!

    My entries are: #9, #12, #30, # 87, # 126, #127, #128, #157, #172, #173 and #176.

    I would love to have you visit my blogs: Paper and Scraps Creations by Julia and Me and Myself on the Dark…



  30. Awww...this is just so cute!! Love your papers! Thanks for joining us at My Sheri Crafts

  31. So very cute - love what you do with those adorable images :) Sorry to hear you're feeling poorly - hope you feel better soon!

  32. Fabulous holiday card design with beautiful embellishments, simply an incredible card. Thanks for joining us this week at tammyscrapincorner.
    We look forward to seeing your beautiful creation next week.
    Berni, DT

  33. Super cute card! Adorable image and layout! Thank you for joining us this week over at Love to Create Challenge Blog.
    Ruza, LTC DT

  34. wonderful christmas card !!!Beautiful image !! Thanks for joining in our EAC challenge.
    big hugs

  35. What a fab card. Great papers & layout, and the image is so cute. Thank you for joining us at Crafty Bloggers Network.
    Barbara DT

  36. Fabulous coloring aand colors on this cute card! Well done, Tracy!
    Hugs, Iulia

  37. Beautiful card. Thank you for joining us this month at CBN.

    Linda DT xxx


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