Thursday 9 November 2017

Xmas Alpha Bears

Hello lovely peeps

I've got another make to show you using the Alpha Bears that are being released at Lili of the Valley later in the month. These bears are so versatile, I can see me using them a lot. There will also be lots of word ending stamps to accompany them - appy, ishes, irthday etc., one of which I have used here.

I grouped the x, m, a and s bears together in Craft Artist (using PNG versions of M and A to avoid overlapping) then printed them onto Supersmooth 120gsm and cut them out as one item. The bears themselves were coloured with Flexmarkers (Blue Grey 2-4 and blender) and originally I coloured the letters in with markers also. However I'd forgotten that Supersmooth 120gsm paper and silicone/3D glue gel do not go well together. The glue seeped through and made the letters all blotchy, so after a little panic I decided to go with Plan B and add paper-pieced versions of the letters on top :D

For the present I used a paper, bow and ribbon from the 'Snow Embrace' digikit by Diane Rooney.

Other Ingredients:
Sakura black fineliner pen
snowflake charm from Dovecraft
white organza ribbon
Berry Red Cosmic Shimmer Pearlescent PVA
Tonic Crystal drops.

I would like to enter this in the following challenges:-
ABC Christmas Challenge W for White and X for X marks the spot
Send a Smile for Kids Happy Holidays (for kids)
The Crafty Addicts #42 Anything Goes/Christmas 
Crafty Friends Challenge #70 Christmas
Pile It On  #136 Large sentiment

Thanks for stopping by,
Katrina x


Chris said...

How cute are these little bears! Fabulous design too...great save with the paper piecing!

Fikreta said...

its so sweet card!

Planetsusie said...

Those little stamps really are a useful addition to have and they are useful for paper piecing too. Great design for an unusual Christmas card. Hugs Sue Pxxx

Barb said...

What a cute and very unusual Card. I love the little alphabet beards. Barbxx

Unknown said...

aaa h this is so sweet. Thank you for joining us at the Crafty Addicts Helen DT

Brawny x said...

Fabulous cardvx

Helen said...

Awww...such a cute card!
Thanks for playing at Pile It On!
Helen x