Just Cute Bears #36 - Swirls & Bling

Sunday, 26 September 2010
Good morning all, I hope you're having a lovely weekend inspite of the sudden chill in the air.  I know I'm finding it a difficult adjustment after having enjoyed temparatures in the 80's & 90's! It possibly accounts for the slight cold that I've managed to pick up from work too.

Before I mention this weeks Just Cute Bears Challenge, we have a change that you should be aware of.  We are going to a fortnightly challenge as of today so you will have 2 weeks to enter before our next challenge on 10th October.

This week we would like to see Swirls and Bling on your creations - we know everyone likes a bit of bling!
I've used one of my new Lili of the Valley James Bear stamps.  I think this one is so cute with the snow falling all around him. He's been coloured with Copics before being cut out with nesties and mounted onto a scalloped circle. I have added more Glamout Dust to the fur trim on his hat and Stickles on the ground and snowflakes.  The DP is from an old DCWV pad which I'm ashamed to admit I have only just opened!  The embossed panel is courtesy of the Snow Dots Cuttlebug embossing folder and I've finished off with some Papermania silver swirl corners and a blinging snowflake.  

I think purple and silver is such a lovely combination and I will definitely use it again.

Please check out the rest of the teams wonderful creations.

I am also entering this card into the following challenges:

AiFactory - Anything Goes
A Spoon Full of Sugar - Anything Goes
Charisma Cardz - Anything Goes
CES Challenge - Animal Antics
Crazy 4 Challenges - Bling
Cute Card Thursday - Sketch
Delightful Challenges - Make it Sparkle
Die Cut Dreams - Furry Things
Lili of the Valley - Untraditional Christmas
One Stop Craft - Snowflakes in September
Papertake Weekly - Animal Magic
Secret Crafter Saturday - Purple & Silver
Totally Gorjuss - Christmas

Thank you for stopping by and for any comments you may leave, they are greatly appreciated.

xx :0)


  1. Helen said...:

    Gorgeous card Sarah - such a sweet image, and I love the blingy snowflake!
    Helen x

    PS - thanks for joining us at the SCSC!

  1. Karen said...:

    This is gorgeous Sarah, and I agree silver and purple look great together, thanks for joining us at DCD Christmas Club.

  1. Lizzy xx said...:

    WOW this is stunning! fab colouring, luvin the lush colour combo too & those corners are gorgeous xx Lizzy xx :)

  1. Sue said...:

    Beautiful card Sarah, I just love these James stamps. Sue x

  1. Hi Sarah,
    Gorgeous card i like the purple and silver too,beautifully coloured image - need to get me these bears just so cute
    hugs amanda xx

  1. coops said...:

    stunning card sarah.gorgeous image and colours and i love the sparkle and your fab snowflake :)

    xx coops xx

  1. Anita said...:

    A very sweet and adorable card. I love your coloring on the image and the purple is so pretty.

  1. Gemma said...:

    aww how cute :) Thanks for joining in the challenge this week at Charisma Cardz! Gemma :)

  1. Gemma said...:

    aww how cute :) Thanks for joining in the challenge this week at Charisma Cardz! Gemma :)

  1. Kat said...:

    This is gorgeous Sarah. My favourite colour. Love that LOTV bear. I can't resist them. Might find some when we go to the show at the SECC at the end of October!

    Kat xx

  1. This card is SO DARLING... beautiful job with your Copics and just a wonderfully composed card altogether! We'd love it if you entered some of your pretty projects in the challenges at Papercraft Star... in fact there is still time to enter to win our gift certificate! http://papercraftstar.blogspot.com/2010/09/new-gift-certificate-drawing-for.html

  1. CraftyC said...:

    Tis a beautiful card Sarah and he is coloured beautifully. Thanks for joining in this weeks LOTV & CES Challenges!

  1. This is gorgeous Sarah - purple and silver is such a rich combination for christmas cards :O)

  1. Julie said...:

    Oh, this is so cute! What an adorable image. Thank you for joining us at Cute Card Thursday!


  1. Hi Sarah
    This is gorgeous! Adore this little bear and just love the colour combo! Gorgeous fancy corners too!

  1. Great job. Love your project. TYSVM for joining us at AiFactory and please be sure to come back and play with us again.
    I just LOVE your bear
    Laralee DT

  1. debby4000 said...:

    Oh this is so cute Sarah, fabulous card.

  1. Dulcie said...:

    Hi Sarah, thanks for your nice comments :-) Your Copic colouring here is gorgeous! :-) I agree that purple/silver is a nice colour combo too... Dulcie x

  1. Lorraine A said...:

    Gorgeous card Sarah :-) very cute bear and the papers and colours you used are fab :-)

    thanks for joining us on the PTW :-)
    Lols x x x

  1. chrissy xx said...:

    Gorgeous card. LOve your colours.
    Thank you for joining us at Die cut Dreams Christmas Club.

  1. tampatha said...:

    your card is fabulous! i love the image and I love your coloring
    thanks for playing this week at AIF
    -Tammy DT Lead

  1. Faye said...:

    What a wonderful card, it's gorgeous. Thanks for playing at Charisma. xx

  1. Annie said...:

    Sarah your cute festive teddy card is just adorable, and that's a gorgeous bling snowflake! thanks for joining us at CCT this week too.
    hugs,annie x

  1. Sandra said...:

    Gorgeous card Sarah...such a cute LOTV image coloured perfectly!...you're right the purple works so well with silver..

    Hope you had a lovely weekend
    Take care
    San x

  1. Renee said...:

    Wonderful card. Love the color combo..very unique, but it works wonderfully. Thanx for joining us at AIT this week and hope to see you back.
    Renee DT

  1. Suzi said...:

    I just love this colour combo, and that lotv image is adorable. Great snowflakes too. Thank you so much for joining us this week at One Stop Craft.
    Suzi x

  1. Squirrel x said...:

    Super card hun, and such a gorjuss image. Thanks for joining in with Christmas at TG this week. Big Big Hugs, Sxx

  1. Jill said...:

    beautiful card Sarah so cute and the embossing is a perfect touch thanks for joining us at PTW hugs Jill xx

  1. crafty amy said...:

    This is so sweet!! I love that little bear I need to get him :D
    Thank you for joining us at CES and good luck.


    Amy xx

  1. coldwaters2 said...:

    OMG Sarah this is my first visit to you but will not be the last. I fell in love with this card as soon as I set eyes on it, the image, colours and design are first class thank you so much for sharing this with us at OSCC this week.
    Lorraine x

  1. Lori said...:

    So perfectly coloured and soooo cute, omg I love it, Thanks for joining us this week at Die Cut Dreams with this adorable card, hope to see you back again!

  1. {Jane} said...:

    Lovely card

    Thanks for joining us on SCSC :)

    Hugs Jane x

  1. Vicky said...:

    A really pretty card & such a cute image beautiful colours.
    Thank you for joining us at CES Challenges.

    Hus Vicky xx

  1. Thank you for joining us at LOTV this week your card is stunning
    Hugs Jacqui

  1. Julie said...:

    Beautiful card - the white and deep purple are so striking! Thanks for joining us at CES this week. Juliexx

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