Wednesday, May 11, 2011

A Beary Merry Christmas

Welcome and a wonderful morning to all of you.  We are really moving through the year, I can't believe that we are already at May. I love seeing the signs of spring and knowing that it means that summer is just around the corner but before we know it winter will be upon us again and with that comes Christmas.

For those of you wanting to beat the rush and get a head start, we have another great challenge over on the ABC Christmas Blog.
This week we are hosted by Helen and she has chosen the theme of
J is for Joyfold.


We are sponsered this week by Simon Says Stamp who are offering a $15 voucher for one randomly selected entry.

For my card, I have used one of my favorite Teddies. I just adore James who is so cute with his tinsel. I have coloured him with Copics and accented the image with glossy accents and Martha Stewart tinsel glitter.
You can find him over at the Lili of the Valley Store.

All of the papers for this card are from the Basic Grey collection Jovial. I find that the black and red combo from many of the papers in the collection to be very striking and love the rich effect that it gives.

To help hold the card closed, I have opted to tie it with a ribbon and the bow has the added touch of acting as an embellishment. I wanted to keep the card simple to allow this image to shine so I have accented with only one pointsettia and a few punched leaves.

Basically a Joyfold card is a card with two overlapping flaps, below is a picture of the card open.

If you have not made a Joyfold card before, Helen has created a wonderful tutorial for you which can be found on the ABC Christmas Challenge Blog. Be sure to stop by and see the rest of the gorgeous creations made by my teamies to inspire you.

This card will be entered into the following challenges:

Lili of the Valley - Animal Antics
Creative Inspirations - Glitzy and Bling
Winter Wonderland - The Colours of Christmas
ABC Challenge - U is for Underneath


Dorte said...

Your cars is so pretty , Carissa. The red and black is really brilliant together. Beautiful inside as well. The wreath look so real.
hugs Dorte

Unknown said...

Oh my...This is absolutly LOVELY!!! Just love your card, the colors the folding..:Everything! Thanks for joining us at The ABC Challenge this week! Good Luck! Hugs & Sunshine! /Sari

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous card Carissa :-) I love this image ,, so very cute and the papers and design are fabulous !! :-)

Lols x x x

Sally said...

Adorable cute card. Love your Christmas colours. Thanks for joining us at Winter Wonderland this week.
Hugs Sally xxx

Delphine said...

Gorgeous, Carissa! The image is so cute and your papers are fantastic! I love the black and red combo too and the addition of the text inside! Hugs Delphine xx

Lacey Stephens said...

Oh this is so adorable. What a sweet image. Great take on the Joyfold Card! I love how you used the ribbon for the closure. Big hugs!!

Helen said...

Awww...James is just the cutest! Gorgeous card Carissa!
Helen x

Heidi said...

Carissa, James the Bear is so cute. I love how you did the garland! Fabulous card.

Anonymous said...

Carissa this card is mega cute! these lili bears are sooooo cute and you have coloured him perfect! hunny love the colours, Hugs Samantha :0)

Victoria said...

a gorgeous card love this thank you for joining us on abc this week x

cheryl said...

this is one gorgeous card bless you for playing at creative inspirations this week,hugs cheryl xxxx

Jayne Hayward said...

Adore your beautifully coloured image and the sparkle. Love the dp and the sentiment inside.

Jayne xx

Distressed Miss said...

Such a gorgeous card Carissa, Thanks for joining us at ABC this week.