Polar party by Stampin’ Up …

Hi and welcome to my blog. We have a brand new hostess this month – can you believe we are into June already – where does the time go to? By now, if you’ve been joining in our weekly challenge, your stash of Christmas cards should be growing nicely. Once December comes, you’ll be able to relax, sit back and write your beautiful cards to your friends and loved ones, safe in the knowledge that you have taken the time and effort to make them a beautiful, handmade card.

The first week of the month is always sketch week at 52 Christmas Card Throwdown, and this month we have a great sketch lined up for you to follow ...


I still have lots of the beautiful Nordic Christmas paper that my friend, Debs, bought for me last Christmas, and this tree pattern was perfect for the background of my card. I chose a cute image for my central tag, stamping this polar bear from the polar party set by Stampin’ Up!


Colouring this little guy in was going so well unto I made one stroke too many with my blender pen and the whisper white cardstock pilled up, making a terrible mess. It was right smack dab in the centre of the image too – pah! So I had a decision to make – do I scrap it and start over again, or do I think of a way of masking my mistake? Well, there are no mistakes in crafting as they say – just opportunities for embellishment, so that’s exactly what I did, I covered it up with dazzling diamonds, maybe a bit too much, but if you can’t have sparkle at Christmas, when can you have?  I kinda like his sparkly fur … I think it makes him look very festive …


I hope you like my card for this week. The Design Team has created lots of lovely cards to inspire you, so do pop over to 52 Christmas Card Throwdown challenge blog to take a look.

 Want to make this blog colours

stamps: polar party;

inks: black stazon, real red, garden green;

cardstock: whisper white, real red;

punches: scallop tag topper;

accessories:  real red satin ribbon, mini glue dots, stampin’ dimensionals, blender pen, Trimcraft Nordic Christmas paper;

All supplies from Stampin’ Up unless otherwise stated. 

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6 Comments to “Polar party by Stampin’ Up …”

  1. Gill, this little bear is absolutely adorable and positively sparkles!!!! Love the papers you’ve used too. Great take on the sketch! xx

  2. Super chou, très mignon petit ours, c’est une adorable carte Gill, biz

  3. love your cute little sparkling polar bear

  4. Such a cute polar bear. Love how sparkly he is. I read what you said about making a mistake so of course, I looked. Couldn’t find any mistakes or even where you tried to cover it up so your dazzling diamonds worked. Great card
    Julie T

  5. Gorgeous, glittery bear! I’m always making “creative decisions” with my mistakes! 🙂 Lovely card Xx

  6. What a darling sparkly bear! You did a super job turning the near-oops into an embellishment opportunity! 🙂

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