Monday, November 4, 2019

Plaid Christmas

Hello!!! Well I knew I needed a bit of a blogging break but i certainly didn't think it would end up being almost a year long one?!  I have been making some cards all along just haven't been doing any challenges or blogging. But it's November and time once again for Beccy's Place, Month of Holiday Cards Challenge and I just can't pass up the opportunity to participate again this year! I enjoy it so much.

Okay unto my card! The bear silhouette is a older wooden Darcie's stamp. I couldn't get a solid enough image for my liking with just ink so i touched it up with my copics. Fussy cut it out and glued it onto a embossed oval. Thought the boot print embossing and Buffalo Plaid went great with the image but it just wasn't very Christmassy so added some holly around his neck? Not sure that it looks right but.....will have to do! I think i will do another card minus the holly and have it be a masculine Birthday day card?! Always need more of those in my stash!

Okay thats it for this card thanks so much for stopping by! I plan to be back again soon. List of challenges is listed below. PS I used the Freshly Made Sketch but it ended before i could get this card posted! Blogger was giving me a fit earlier today when I was trying to upload the photos??

Beccy's Place ~ Month of Holiday Cards Challenge "B" Brads, Buffalo Plaid, Bear, Boot (prints), Black
The Paper Players ~ Into the Woods


LeAnne said...

Love it! What a great image and the buffalo plaid works perfectly with Mr Bear!

Beccy said...

I LOVE the addition of the holly around his neck Janice, what a great way to add a festive element to the design... particularly with the little rhinestones as berries. I also like the wonderful Buffalo Plaid you used in the background, it gives your card a wonderful outdoorsy look.
I was surprised to read that you haven't been blogging for almost a year! I'm really glad you decided to get back into it for our November challenge.

Wendy said...

So great to see you back, finally!!! Love this adorable card and your Bear looks fabulous with the holly around his neck! That was the first thing I noticed along with the pretty Buffalo Check paper! Love the boot print embossing on the card base! It really adds to your card! Awesome job, Janice! :)

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

Well now, I have been slacking on here, but not a years worth! Good to see you, my friend! That Buffalo Plaid looks fantastic with the bear!

Joanne James - The Crafty Owl said...

Love your big brown bear with his holly decoration - he sets off your festive plaid a treat! So glad our challenge helped you find your motivation to blog - thanks for sharing your card with us over at The Paper Players this week!

Claire Broadwater said...

I am a huge fan of buffalo checks! This rustic card warms my heart. Love the black bear with his holly! So happy you joined us at The Paper Players this week! XX

Carol L said...

Welcome back to the world of blogging. I hope you are well and enjoyed your break. Loving this great masculine make with the bear and boot prints in the background. The plaid looks perfect with this image!

Anne Marie Hile said...

Janice, i just love the combination of elements you used on your card. The buffalo check has a warm and cozy vibe and that festive bear is fantastic. I especially love the embossed background. Thanks so much for joining us this week for my theme challenge over at The Paper Players!

Pat said...

Love everything about this super, neat card!