Tuesday, 30 August 2011

Christmas Bears – Sledge Sneak Peek

I’ve another sneak peek today, this little poppet is called Christmas Bears – Sledge and is from the second Christmas release from Lili of the Valley.  I just love the detail in these stamps, those little robins are too cute!

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Jacqui and I have been beavering away behind the scenes for a while now colouring in all the images for advertising and the colour scheme this time is icy colours so these Bo Bunny Winter Joy papers fitted in with the pre-coloured image perfectly.  I always make the card first then colour my image so everything matches (yes I am positively anal about colours matching lol) so find it difficult to work the other way round.  So for this batch of colouring I actually picked the papers I was going to use for each image as I coloured them so when it came to making up the card it was all planned out.  It’s saved a lot of time doing it this way – note to self, remember to do this every time Bev.

I added Liquid Applique to the trees for snow and whilst still wet I poured some glitter over then blasted with a heat gun so the glitter set in to the puffy stuff as it swelled and dried.

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The icicle border was punched with a Martha Stewart punch then slathered in Stickles and glamour dust for added bling.

And a close up of the flowers that were featured on yesterday’s Quick Flicks on the  Ideas to Inspire blog.  I love how the Twinklets (from Crafts U Love) totally transform a simple mulberry poinsettia flower especially when those gorgeous moonstone brads are added into the mix. 

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Back to work today {sulk}, would much rather be at home playing lol.  Have a great week.

hugs

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51 comments:

  1. This is so adorable, Bev! I love the colours you've used, and that snow is perfect!

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  2. Gorgeous card.Love the colours and the flowers are so beautiful.x

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  3. Wonderful colour scheme Bev. Such a lovely image and a very beautiful card.

    Toni xx

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  4. Just adorable and super lovely colours and colouring.
    hugs Dorte

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  5. What a gorgeous card and the little bear is too adorable.

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  6. just stunning - as usual! Thanks for sharing

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  7. OOOOOOOOh your card is just so cute Bev. I love this little cutie bear here, and you´ve colored him so wonderful again. Awesome work once again hun.

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  8. Absolutely gorgeous, love the bears there is just something about them that just melts your heart.
    Hugs Cheryl

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  9. Beautiful Bev, yesterday i saw your videotutorial of the flowers!

    Hugs
    Thea

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  10. Absolutely adorable Bev, just love the Christmas bear images and can't wait for them to hit the LOTV website.

    Love the non-traditional colour scheme too and your attention to the smallest of details . . . I suppose that's the magic ingredient, lol.

    Received the card I bought from your Etsy site recently in perfect condition and I LOVE IT!!!! Thank you so much.

    Warmest wishes, Julie Ann x

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  11. This is so adorable!
    i love it
    greetings, Mandy

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  12. Yes it is a lovely cute image Bev and love the icicles and snow also the flower really goes so well.Makes a beautiful card.
    Myrax

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  13. J'aime beaucoup ta carte elle est magnifique
    Bisous

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  14. Beautiful card Bev, love the cute image and gorgeous icy colours x

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  15. Hi Bev
    This card is really scrummy.
    Why have I never thought of choosing my papers first? Doh!!
    My cards are very organic. And, If I am honest often things don't match.
    Thanks for the tip.
    Hugs
    Cally x

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  16. beautiful colours and such a little cute, I love his little lamp
    Tilly

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  17. Beautiful Bev. And the flowers great, thanks for the video.
    Hugs Astrid

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  18. What a lovely Chritsmas card.
    Nice colors.

    Hugs Astrid.
    http://creaastrid.blogspot.com/

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  19. Another beautiful card, I love the colour scheme. This stamp is so cute, think this is yet another one i will be buying xx

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  20. Truly gorgeous Bev, great image and l love the colouring:) Sandra H

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  21. This is a lovely colour combo, Bev and those flowers look superb!
    I'm delighted to hear that you're well enough to go back to work!
    Diane x

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  22. Wowee Bev that is gorgeous I love all the details youve put into it, the trees, the flowers and your fabulous colouring. hugs Shirleyxx

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  23. This is gorgeous. Your colouring and flowers are beautiful. Hugs, Carissa

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  24. Oooh this is adorable! xxx

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  25. Oh my gosh Bev, I can't believe someone isn't paying you just to make cards and you have to do other work. Your cards are absolutely beautiful.

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  26. Another cute image from LOTV. Think I am gonna be totally skint Lol.

    When I see an image, I picture in my head how I want it coloured, what nestie's I want to use & layout, then I hunt for papers to match !!

    Funny how we all have our ways x

    hugs sally x
    sallysbitz.blogspot.com

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  27. so beautiful as always!! that image is so cute and I agree about those gorgeous robins!
    I love the snow!

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  28. This card is so adorable Bev. The poinsettia are really fab. Will have to give this a go.

    Jx

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  29. How yummy is this card? I am loving the new images and you (as usual) have created a beauty!

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  30. How sweet! Your coloring is gorgeous as always and I really like the touches of snow.
    Jo xx

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  31. Sunning card Bev just beautiful hugs maxine x

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  32. I don't think I'd have purposely picked those winter colors, but they look beautiful. I also try to pick out my paper first, then color the picture. Learned that from my favorite instructor. Like the snow effect, but I don't seem to do it right and have problems with it. Must be you've found the right way to do it. Edna

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  33. What a fabulous card. I just love that image. TFS.

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  34. Какая прелесть! Чудесная открытка получилась!!!

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  35. Love love love the colour scheme of this card! Gorgeous image too...another to go on my birthday list I think!xx

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  36. This is realy nice. Lovely colors and flowers. Hugs, Ankie

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  37. Just lovely, Bev. The dp is so gorgeous, and the way you chose to make the card and then color in your image is brilliant! Absolutely superb! I love all the cards you make, and even though I don't leave a message each time, I pop by every day. Hugs, Jeanette :)

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  38. ,
    What a stunning card,I love your papers and the details.
    Hugs Trudy

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  39. Oh this is truly delightful Bev, lovely cute image and beautiful colours plus I am so loving the new brads.
    Kim xXx

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  40. Bev a brill card so much a special xmas one just love the bear image and love the iced bits but the icecicle cut form is a brill idea along centre of card super take care Doris have fun

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  41. Another beautiful card Bev. The bear is just so cute. Thank you for the tutorial - very helpful.

    Deb

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  42. Cute, cute, cute!!! Just love these images- they're so sweet and the colours you've used make them so adorable; great papers, too and embellishments- WOW!

    AliceH

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  43. Awww what a sweet bear! I love him with his little lantern and sledge and yes the robins are mega cute! Stunning card Bev! Love those papers and the flowers are awesome! Christmas personified!!!

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  44. What a super cute image. Love it and love this card. You are a genius card maker!

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  45. Love the image and your colorway. As always your coloring is brilliant!
    R/

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  46. Absolutely gorgeous, Bev! Love the color scheme and this new release is simply adorable! Lovely festive card!
    Hugs, Iulia

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  47. Oooooh my goodness this is sooooo Beautiful in every way.x

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  48. What a sweet card! Love it!

    Hugs,
    Nicoline

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Bev x

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