Sunday, 14 September 2014

Cocoa The Bear And A New Challenge At Lovely Hanglar Or Sweet magnolia.

Good afternoon, crafty bloggers.
I hope you are well?
Today we have a new challenge starting at Lovely Hanglar Or Sweet Magnolia and this time around our challenge theme is
Spots & Dots.
Our wonderful sponsor for this challenge is

I have made another Christmas card.
I used Cocoa The Bear With Present from the Little Christmas Collection.
The image is stamped with Memento rich cocoa ink onto Neenah cardstock and cut out using a Spellbinders floral oval.
I have coloured the image with Polychromos pencils.

For my shaped card I used GoKreate large frame frilly #2 and Maja Design Vintage Spring Basics papers.
Other dies used are La - La - Land heart doily border, Tim Holtz On The Edge Snow Flurries, Cheery Lynn Snowflake 5 and Pine Branches, Marianne Designs Ivy Circle, Joy Crafts Billes Flourishes and Doohickey Bloomy Tag.
I have inked the papers and die cuts with Tim Holtz tea dye distress ink.
The pretty lace across the bottom is from ebay
The circular Christmas sentiment is from LOTV.

Here is the bloomy tag removed from the white Corps mini bag.
The sentiment is Magnolia Vintage Merry Christmas Postmark. 
I have added Frantage shabby white embossing enamel to the tag and tied the bow with some pretty lace that my Mother's friend sent to me. I have also tied a gold jingle bell to the lace with some hemp twine from The Ribbon Girl.
The Frantage, Corps mini bag and jingle bell are from Live & love Crafts.

I made the Poinsettia's with Marianne Designs Creatables Poinsettia die and shaped them with an embossing tool and foam mat.
The beaded berries in the centre are from The Ribbon Girl.

Here is a close up of Cocoa The Bear. Isn't she adorable?
I sprinkled shabby white embossing enamel around the image and added ArtDeco glamour dust to the tag and frill on her apron. I also used 3D glossy Accents on her nose and dotted her cheeks with a Inkssentials opaque white pen.

Inside the card is decorated with Wellington paper and a Spellbinders floral oval.

I hope you like what you see?

we would love you to come and join in with our challenge which runs for 2 weeks.
My teamies have designed some gorgeous creations.
 Why not pop over for a peek?

I am entering my card into the following super challenges;

Thanks for stopping by to visit today and big thanks for all the lovely comments I receive.
Crafty hugs.
Donna xx


  1. This is a darling Christmas card Donna, beautiful design, papers and lots of pretty details. I love this sweet Teddy, she is so cute. Thank you for coming over to play with us at Midweek Magnolias. Good luck!
    Hugs Suzi

  2. Hi Donna,
    Cocoa is beautiful, wonderful design as always, you make the most gorgeous cards!!
    Love, Mel. xxx

  3. Ooh Donna you card looks so cute! Okay you probably have Cocoa to thank for it but still it is a beautiful card! Hugs,

  4. Hi super super cute your colouring is amazing!! So many gorgeous died love how you have put it all together :)