Teddy Bear Christmas!

I was made into an “honourary Grandma” to my girlfriend’s daughter’s girls. There are four of them in total ranging from 3 to 9. This year I bought them all matching Teddy Bears, but to make each one unique to each “grand” daughter I decided to make each teddy a tutu. For Mya, who is in ballet, I made a pretty pink and white tu-tu. For her sister, Abbey, who does HipHop dancing, the skirt is black and pink. For Zoey and Piper, who both live in the USA, I made one tutu the colours of the US flag – red, white and blue, and the other to match the Canadian flag – red and white. I also made a cute gift tag in matching colours to attach to the ear tag and matching Christmas cards.

The Teddies decked out in their Tutus!



Ear tags made using Penny Black – Tutu Sweet Stamp. Coloured with Copicsear-tagMatching Christmas Cards. I made the cards the 2016 Kaisercraft Christmas Wishes Collection Card stock and die cuts. The bear was created from BEAR die set by Marianne Design Collectibles. I made the tutu simply hand switching then ruffling coloured tulle and gluing it to the bear. I popped the bear up. I will create a box envelop to accommodate the thickness of the card design.

Card 1 USA Bear


Card 2 – Hip Hop Bear


Card 3 – Ballet Bear


Card 4 – Canada Bear


Card 5 – I made an extra Bear card for another special little girl. I used different card stock from the same Christmas Wishes Collection.


I entered my card into the following Challenges:

As You Like It Challenge -Do you prefer: Teddies or Fairies (& Why)  I prefer Teddies because they are so huggable, soft, and different. When I was born, my brother who was 8 years older than me called me Pooh bear (from Winnie the Pooh). He also started my bear collection.  Card 4

Crafty Girls Creations – Anything Goes  Card 4

In the Pink – Winter  Card 3

Time Out Challenge 70 – Photo Challenge Card 3 (used soft muted colours)

ABC Christmas Challenge – W is for Wishes (I used Christmas Wishes Paper Collection bt Kaisercraft, and all they want/wish for is you!) Card 4

Filly and Funky – Mesh (used mesh tulle) Card 4


  1. Brenda says:

    What lovely gifts and perfectly matched tags and cards. Such lucky “granddaughters”! Thanks so much for joining us at As You Like It Challenge this fortnight!

  2. Mandy LaCroix says:

    Very sweet! :)
    Thanks for sharing it over at ABC Christmas Challenge!

  3. Kat W says:

    Really cute teddies and cards and how lovely to personalise them all so beautifully :-)
    Thanks for sharing one of your cards with us at In The Pink!
    Kat x

  4. Lisa S says:

    Thanks for sharing your card with us at ABC Christmas Challenge. I love the bear’s tutu!

  5. Nonni says:

    These certainly made me smile, such a cute selection of cards. Thanks for taking TIME OUT and joining us!

  6. Squirrel says:

    Great choice, and a gorgeous make, thanks so much for sharing with us at AYLI this time. Hugs xx

  7. Mojca says:

    Looks really pretty! Thank you for joining us at As You Like It Challenge. Hugs! Mojca

  8. These are all such gorgeous cards and what a clever idea. They definitely made me smile and the soft colours you used on Card No.3 are perfect for the challenge. So glad you joined us at TIME OUT!