2 February 2009

Loving football bear and snowfall

Hi everyone, a card today for Secret Crafters Saturday Challenge and a theme of at the Zoo, so I've used my football loving bear image available here and coloured with markers. I've cut the bear out with a nestabilities ova abd also cut some with scalloped ovals from coredinations card which has been embossed and sanded and kraft card which is also used for the card blank. The background paper and strip between the image and scalloped ovals is Pink Petticoat pretty doodles mini set which I printed out in chocolate and white and sponged with vintage photo distress ink. The sentiment is a Studio G stamp which I went over with a clear glitter gel pen. I added the ribbon and doodled in white gel pen around the scallops of the oval and the edge of the card.

Digital Image: 'Loving football bear' Sketching Stamper Digi-stamps.
Sentiment stamp: Studio G
Colouring: Promarkers in vanilla, apricot, terracotta, cocoa, black, warm grey 2 and 3, raw sienna. Ranger Distress Ink in Vintage Photo
Card/paper: A4 Kraft card from The Craft Barn, Pink Petticoat paper dowload 'Pretty Doodles' in chocolate
Embellishment: white gel pen, chocolate ribbon, heart gems, sandpaper, clear sparkle gel pen, Paisley embossing folder

I hope you've all had a safe day in all the snow. There's been more snow here on the South Coast than I've seen for years. No children went to school and not many Daddies either by the looks of all the huge snowmen outside LOL! It was a lovely atmosphere with everyone outside enjoying themselves. I think we must have had about six inches of snow during the night and it continued until mid afternoon, I took a quick pic of the table in the garden which shows the depth of it, I couldn't get over it really.


Lorraine A said...

Lovely card Chris, love the bear image, the warm brown colours look lovely and rich, very cute.
Hope you re keeping as warm n cosy as the bear :-)

Alison said...

Ooo stunning card Chris, very cute.

Katy said...

Fab card Chris, love the card, the teddy images are so cute :)

We had about 6 inches of snow aswell we went for a walk and it was lovely so quiet just the sound of crunching snow :)


Donna said...

Gorgeous card Chris, I really love how you colour this little bear and the chocolate colours on your card are so lush! We have had lots of snow today too, hubby has just got back with little one, he took her out on her sledge lol! Thanks for joining us at SCSC this week :) Donna x

Liza said...

Gorgeous card Chris, lovely rich browns and fab bow! Wow re: the sonw!!! Nothing like that over here in Spain.... I sometimes do miss sitting inside on a winters day (beside a warm fire) looking out at snow and frost....although if I was in the UK I'm sure I would be complaining about the cold!!!lol!!...never satisfied!!

Liza x

COCO said...

WHOUUUUUUAH !!!!! Chris your card is very fantastic !!!! very perfect !!!!! I love it !!!!!
oh your have many snow in your home !!!!!
hugs coco

Carolyn Bounds said...

How sweet!!!! I love every stunning detail, and that chocolate colored ribbon is absolutely yummy!!! This fabulous card is sheer paper confection, and it is sure to brighten the day of its recipient:o) I adore it!!!


Anita said...

Beautiful card! Cute image!

Poppy said...

love the card.

Rach said...

a yummy card Chris love the rich chocolate colours. your image is delightful.
Hugs rachxxx

joey said...

oh Chris this is stunning, love the layout and the bear gorgeous colouring as always. joey.xx

Wendy said...

Love this one it looks lovely in the colours you have choosen, which we had snow down here.
Wendy x

Jane Carroll said...

what a simply spectacular card chris

love it

thanks for joining us this week on SCSC

hugs jane x

Jill said...

aww Chris this is gorgeous I love the image and your colouring is just perfection. Love the chocolate bow so beautiful. thanks for joining us at scsc hugs Jill x

marja said...

How cute!
Love the papers and everything about it!

Sue said...

Hi Chris,this is a super cute bear,lovely chocolate colours too and very well put together as always:)

We only ended up having a light sprinkling of snow and now it's absolutely pouring it down with rain :-0...lol

Thanks for joining us at scsc:)


Heike said...

Wow, Chris love your creation with this wonderful colors. The Image is so cute......


jacque4u2c said...

I just love the colors you used in this card - just beautiful hues!

Lyndsey Marie said...

Havent blog hopped for a while, so have just seen your latest cards. Love them all and your new digi images are fabulous.
We had loads of snow here to, Oli had to go to school this morning as his school was the only one open in our area. He was not a happy bunny, they didnt even let them leave early either. Nevermind though as he has got tomorrow off.
Lyndsey xx

Rosie (Freycob) said...

You have some truly gorgeous works of art here Chris! xxx

Steph said...

This card is just so warm & rich & I can't get over your colouring!! wonderful x

Sandra said...

Love it Chris....the card not the snow,another gorgeous one of your images and coloured perfectly as always,
Take care
San x

Dawn said...

Wow this is so striking - and cute too!


Emma said...

Stunning card Chris....I am loving your downloads. Will let you know when posted on my blog so you can take a peek...will link back to you also.
Thanks for visiting me.
Emma x

Kim Piggott said...

Chris such a fabulous card!
Your colouring is supurb and love your sweet image.
Gorgeous bow!
That snow is so deep!
kim x

cats whiskers said...

Oh wow what a yummy card this is hun, love the colours and the layout and that gorgious big lush bow just stunning. Wow you have certainly had some snow, be careful if you go out dear
big hugs
Jacqui x

Bunny-Zoe's Blog said...

Your card is breathtaking Chris and such wonderful colours, I just adore the sweet bear which you have coloured so beautiful, Gorgeous details as always, Big Hugs, Nikki x

craft mad Jenny said...

wow - great bear, love the colours and the ribbon!

Tasha Hickert said...

Wonderful card. All the texture and pattern give it such a warm/furry bear feeling! I had to laugh, though, when he I saw the soccer pattern, not what we call football! :) So glad to hear that you are enjoying the snow. Your upbeat attitude was refreshing after all the doom and gloom I read in the news. Thanks for sharing.

Georgia said...

Ooh! I love the brown on this card, it reminds me of chocolate! Hee hee! Really pretty and I love the ribbon!
Love, Georgia xxx

Kim Dellow said...

Yummy, that is good enough to eat. Lovely card. Love the snowy garden table :) Kim

Larissa said...

Great card Chris! You colored the bear so beautiful!


It started snowing tonight overhere, but not as much as at your place. :)

Sue from Oregon said...

Beautiful coloring on the little bear!

Gillian said...

A beautiful card and a beautiful digi image. Love the dot effect around the image too.

Your Pretty window card is gorgeous but I can't seem to open the comment box. I love the decopaged flowers and once again the dot effect makes it stand out.

Gill x

Mimiko said...

This is so beautiful :)

Nixe07 said...

Wow Chris, what a stunning card! I love the colour and paper and how you´ve coloured the cute image. Fantastic job!!

Ila said...

Your card is Fabulous!! and that Bear is Super Cute!!...Sounds like you had a Fun Snow Day!!...We have lots of snow..but it is too cold here for the snow to stick together to make a snowman...In a few weeks though it should warm up enough...and snowmen and oddities will spring up in peoples yards...lol..Hugs, Ila

Love to Doodle! said...

Ooooh - this reminds me of melted chocolate - a very yummy creation....fab papers, design and ribbon...and a beautifully coloured bear...xx

Tova said...

beautiful card, love the teddy bear :-))