Barclay with envelope

The Limousin, where we live in France, is always very green, which isn’t surprising given the amount of rain we have.   However we quite often have lovely dry Autumn weather at this time of year but it hasn’t stopped raining for days now.  It was so windy overnight that our tomato supports and cover have blow over – so I guess we’ve had the last of our tomatoes this year.

Barclay with envelope

I have always been fond of teddy bears, as will be obvious from my cards, and this time I have used Barclay with envelope, from Pink Gem Designs.  He is another cute little guy, whom I coloured with promarkers and glittered the fur on his hat with Stickles frosted lace.  Two of the papers are Raspberry Road and one is from my stash.  I embossed the square behind Barclay with a snow effect embossing folder – although the embossing isn’t clear on the picture – and put it inside a Spellbinders Fleur de Lys square.  I cut around Barclay, stuck him on the embossed square and added some Memory Box stars.   I cut a Memory Box frostyville border, trimmed it to give it a different shape and added glamour dust.  The large snowflake is a Joy Craft die which has also been glittered with glamour dust.   The sentiment is computer generated, distressed around the edges, and stuck onto a small envelope, which I then pegged to the top of the card.  The ribbon and the gems are from my stash.

I would like to enter my card into the following challenges –

Papertake Weekly Challenge – Anything Goes, with the option to make a Christmas card   http://papertakeweekly.blogspot.co.uk/2013/11/anything-goes.html

Ready Teddy Go Challenge – Use Embossing   http://ready-teddy-gochallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2013/11/challenge-28-use-embossing.html

Sparkles Christmas card challenge – Have a Beary Christmas  http://sparklesforumchristmaschallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2013/11/ch34-have-beary-christmas.html

Creative Card Crew challenge – Teddy Bear PIcnic   http://creativecardcrew.blogspot.co.uk/2013/10/challenge-48-teddy-bear-picnic.html

A Gem of a Challenge – Gems, Gems, Gems   http://pinkgemchallengeblog.blogspot.co.uk/2013/11/chall-105-gems-gems-gems.html

7 thoughts on “Barclay with envelope

  1. Hello Alison, beautiful card, really love all the blues, and of course that cute Barclay bear! Did you paper piece his scarf? That’s a wonderful snowflake too, I’ll have to look out for that one! Thanks for much for playing along with us at Sparkles Christmas Challenge this month, good luck and hope to see you again.

    Hugs
    Brenda

  2. Hi, Oh soooo cute is your card and thank you for joining in our challenge at “Sparkles Christmas Challenge ” Have a beary Christmas” good luck and hope to see you again next time Dt Member Sandra H xx

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