Sunday, 14 October 2012

A Polar Bear's Tale

Today the Crafters Guild was dispatched to slay a giant white beast who was terrorizing the ice village of Frostvale. We donned our winter gear (in which the Lady Commander of Copics was already clad due to her unreasonable affliction to the cold), armed ourselves, drank some mana potions, packed some elixirs and mounted our horses for the journey to Frostvale. Upon arriving it wasn't immediately clear what the danger was. We could see no visible damage to any of the huts or market stalls. It wasn't long before we spotted the massive white bear in the sparkle fields beyond the town. 
I started off by colouring the "Bear Hug" image from Penny Black using Copics, causing the Lady Commander of Copics great pleasure. I used a scrap piece of that snowflake paper left over from another card for the background. I then used some scraps of that "glitter" paper and cut them into even rectangles. I used a snowflake Cuttlebug folder and embossed the pieces. A couple brads, and the front of this puppy was done.
For the inside I used the last scrap of that snowflake paper and a small bit of some leftover seafoam paper to stamp the sentiment on. I earned +98 neatness points with this card for using up so much scrap paper.
I stamped a pretty snowflake design onto the envelope, since I thought it went with all the other snowflakes on this wintery-fresh card.

This chilly creation will be entered into the following challenges:
Christmas Stampin' All Year Long Challenge #32: Anything Goes
Holly Jolly Christmas Challenge: Scrappy Christmas 
Crafty Hazlenut's Christmas Challenge #94: Snowflakes 
Creative Card Crew Challenge #21: Birds
Penny Black Allsorts October Challenge: Animal Magic

It turns out the gentle bear wasn't trying to create havoc in the sparkle fields of Frostvale; he was just trying to gather some sparkles to decorate his cave for Christmas. The Guardian of Glitter  bestowed a sack full 'o sparkles upon the cute bear so he wouldn't have to ravage Frostvale's sparkle fields any longer. Once again, the Crafters Guild save the day (and the sparkles)!

~ Guild Master Crystal ~


Paige said...

Ooh, I love the embossed glitter paper panels! What a pretty card! Thanks so much for joining us this week at Holly Jolly!

Joanna said...

Love the embossing. Thanks so much for joining us for the "bird" challenge this fortnight over at Creative Card Crew.

Judy McKay said...

Very sweet card. Lovely embossed details. Thank you for joinig us at Holly Jolly this week.

brenda said...

A very pretty Christmas card, many thanks for joining our Animal Magic theme at Penny Black and More challenge this month.

B x

Hazel said...

I love the way you've decorated the inside and the envelope as well as the beautifully crafted card - super PB image - thanks for joining in my CHNC challenge 94 - hope to see you again soon. x

chrissy xx said...

What a cutie this image is! FABulous colours and I LOve your embossing too.
Thank you soooo much for joining us this week at CSAYL.

linda said...

such a sweet image and a very festive christmas card! thanks so much for sharing some 'animal magic' with us this month at penny black and more.

Elle said...

Lovely card. Thanks for playing along with us at Creative Card Crew.


Vicky said...

A lovely card, great image and lovely colours!! Thanks for joining us at Creative Card Crew for our Bird challenge

hugs Vicky xxx

Heather said...

How cute!! Great coloring; I'm sure the Lady Commander of Copics is very proud. : ) Love the shiny snowflake embossed cs and the stamped envelope. Such an simple thing that makes the card that much more special. Thanks for playing with CSAYL.

Leikkaan Mervi said...

Hi, love the blue hair! Super cute card, beautiful embossed panels.
Thank you for sharing at
Penny Black and more Challenge,
good luck;-))m

Fabiola said...

hello, you card is to cute and sweet, thanks to play with us at CSAYL, hope to see you next week.

susiestacey said...

Lovely card and l like the stamp you have used too.
Thank you for joining the Animal Magic challenge over at Penny Black and More @ Allsorts and good luck x Susan x

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