Saturday, December 22, 2012

All wrapped up for Christmas

Happy Saturday everyone! First off, I want to "blog-officially" thank Ivonne for the incredibly beautiful Birthday card. I wish all of you could see it in person. I can tell you this much, it left me standing speechless when I opened the box. And that shocked my husband who kept asking: "what is it?" when he saw me eyes wide opened and jaw dropped. She put a lot of work into it! But more importantly, it shows how much love she put into making this card for me, and then later writing such a beautiful post for it. In a world that sometimes can be filled with confusion, pain, sadness, or even anger, I feel so blessed to have her, my soul sister, in my life. From the bottom of my heart: Thank You, Ivonne!

And now for today's card. Isn't he a cutie? I got a little out of my comfort zone and painted random strokes of acrylic white paint over the DP papers, and immediately cover it with some glitter snow just to try something new. He is on his way to the North Pole. And I'm on my way to the store for shopping. Enjoy!

Front view close-up:

Front view:

Inside view:

Detail of image:

Alternate view:
This card was created using a free stamp image from Papercraft Magazine-Crafters Companion: Popcorn the Bear "All wrapped up for Christmas"; DP: KaiserCraft "Christmas Carnival Collection"; also free download paper from Papercraft Magazine; Sizzix Dies: "Square Scallops"; K&Company adhesive border: "Elizabeth Brownd"; snowflakes, sign and other embellishments are from my stash. This image was stamped with Memento ink and colored with Copic markers.
I am entering this card in the following challenges:
A Christmas card: Copic Marker Europe
Challenge #50 - Santa Claus is Coming to Town!: Charisma Cardz Challenges!!!
Challenge 33...Merry Christmas: Craft Us Crazy
It's the HOLIDAYS: Card Makin' Mamas
Challenge #38 - Christmas: The Emerald Faeries Challenge Blog
Challenge 47 - Christmas: Dream Valley Challenges
CCH #134 Christmas Time: The Crazy Challenge
JAI 148 - Just Add Christmas: Just Add Ink
Ch#51: December Celebrations: Pause Dream Enjoy Challenges
Challenge #124 - Let It Snow: Raise The Bar Challenge

Happy Holidays, Kathya


  1. Gorgeous Christmas card with a really cute image and fab design!

    Thank you so much for sharing your creativity with us this fortnight at Dream Valley.
    Best of luck and we'd love to have you visit again!

    Wishing you a Merry Christmas!

    Dream Valley Design Team Member

  2. What a pretty card! I love that North Pole embellie and that image is adorable! Thanks so much for joining us at Pause Dream Enjoy Challenges :)


  3. Sweet Teddy Bear Santa card. Like the sparkle. I host a wkly challenge at Marks Finest Papers Simple Salutations in which the challenge this wk is Santa. Please enter & let them know I sent you.
    Thanks for entering Pause Dram Enjoy Dec Celebrate Challenge.
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"
    PDE DT MFP SS Hostess

  4. Such a sweet image and beautiful Christmas Card. Thank you for joining us this week at Charisma Cardz.
    Merry Christmas to you.

  5. FANTASTIC card dearest friend^_^ Love this image,tooooo sweet and cute,and beautiful perfect glitters added^_^
    Big hug and happy Christmas,

  6. Fantastic Christmas card, love the image he is so sweet. Thank you for joining us at Dream Valley challenge. Marlene DT

  7. What a sweet card ;o)
    Happy Holidays Ivonne ... enjoy it!

  8. What an adorable card ! Nice bear. The inside is also magnificent as the outside. Bravo ! Everything is perfect !

    Thanks for joining us at Charima Cardz this week !
    I wish you a merry Christmas !

    Hugs from France.

  9. Very sweet Kathya, what a cute image, beautifully done, Merry Christmas to you and your family
    Hugs Julie P

  10. What a Darling card!Adorable image!Superb!
    Thanks for joining us at PDE "Dec.Celebration" Challenge.
    Merry Christmas
    PDE DT

  11. Adorable Kathya! I really like how the paint looks. :-) Merry Christmas!

  12. A very sweet card and the card looks " chilly" , hehe. Thanks for joining in at Card Makin Mamas.

  13. OoOH this is so BEAUTIFUL!!! Love the color combo too!

    Merry Christmas and Big Hugs,

  14. Woww so sweet card. I love combo. Thanks for playing with us at Dream Valley challenge.

  15. Such a sweet card, that glitter is perfect for his suit! Happy new year. Thanks for sharing with us at Raise the Bar this past week.