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52 Christmas Card Throwdown – Feb 17, 2018 Theme – Polar Bear(s)

Hello Everyone, Myrna here! As a member of the Design Team for 52 CCT Challenge, we all get to select a month of Challenges. For our Theme Challenge, I selected Polar Bear(s). I love all kinds of bears from Teddy Bears to Polar Bears, thus my choice for this month’s theme. For my card I used dies. The bear die is from Marianne Design Cutting Dies & Clear Stamp – Eline’s Polar Bear COL1370. I created the card using various cardstock colours, stamp from Mama Elephant, and Stickles.

polar bear and igloo

I look forward to seeing your Bear(s)

Craftyhazelnut’s Christmas Challenge Extra – September 2017


This challenge will last for the whole month of September 2017 – anything goes as long as it’s Christmas – it doesn’t have to be a card, you can link any project as long as it’s Christmas!

Once again this year, all of these monthly challenges are being generously sponsored by Bugaboo Stamps – a winner will be randomly chosen using random.

Bugaboo Stamps are proud to sponsor this challenge – they are offering 4 digital stamps to the randomly selected winner.

For this month’s card, I have revealed exactly what Santa does while on his Vay-Kay! I love this series of Tropical Santa’s that Bugaboo Stamps Created. This one is called TropSantaSuntan. They have since retired the series and that is why you need to keep checking their website. As new stamps are created, they retire the old ones-heavy sigh.

I started by colouring him bright, festive colours with my Copics. Once done, I fussy cut him out and set him aside. Next I die cut a sun using the Sun and Moon Die-namics from MFT. The waves were created with a die from Marianne’s Designs called, “Eline’s Whale.” The final step was to assemble my card and stamp a sentiment from Penny Black’s Festive Snippets.

Sunbathing santa

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52 {Christmas} Card Throwdown – Sketch

I am sorry I was a little late posted our current challenge. This challenge is based on a Sketch. I used an adorable stamp from Lili of the Valley Stamps called, “Present Trio.” This stamp is really not a Christmas stamp, but I thought I would improvise. I started with colouring the little bears with my Copic markers. Next I fussy cut them out. The sentiment is from a Lawn fawn Christmas based 6 x 6 paper pad. Once I adhered the images and sentiment, I added some die cut snowflakes from Marianne Designs to give the card a more festive feel. The finally touches were adding clear Wink of Stella to the presents, glossy accents to the bears noses, and a few gems.

3 circles

Our Challenges run two weeks. Please join us, we would love to see your festive creations.

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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

The Glory of Christmas – Challenge 81 – Shadow box card


For this challenge, we are asking you to create a shadow box card. I created my “shadow box” using the three largest circle dies from my MFT Stitched Round Stax set. I used various snowflakes dies by Lawn Fawn, Impression Obsessions, and Marianne Designs.

Step 1 – For my base layer 4.25 x 5.5  , I used a snow/dot patterned embossing folder to create the background.

Step 2 – I coloured the adorable Bugaboo - cscarf Cubby Snowman w/scarf (retired) with Copic and fussy cut him out and glued him to the card with the smallest circle cut out. I used Stampin Up dimensional to add a space between it and the base.

Step 3 – I  added snowflake die cuts to the card with the next sized circle cut out and added additional dimensionals to add space between it and the previous layer.

Step 4 – I added the final card with the largest circle cut out. I stamped on a sentiment from Avery Elle, and added more snowflake die cuts, plus some gems. Once again used dimensionals between layers.

Step 5 – I added the “shadow box” to a standard A2 card base.

snow 3d

Our Challenge runs from March 27th until April 8th, 2016

I entered my card into the following challenges:

Hiding in my Craft Room – HIMCR #244 – Any Holiday! (Christmas)

craftyhazelnut’s christmas challenge extra – anything goes every month

The 12 Months of Christmas Link up

Winter Wonderland – For a Child

Sweet Stampin’ Christmas