Thursday, 4 October 2012

Boy’s Christmas …



Good morning everyone, time for another challenge over at Lili’s Little Fairies, and this week it’s ‘Christmas Card for a Boy’


The only rule of entry is that you have to use a Lili of the Valley image (stamp or die cut)  …I don’t think that’s hard to understand or unreasonable but every week we get a few random entries that don’t comply. I had a couple of emails from concerned crafters saying it wasn’t fair but rest assured that these cards don’t go in the draw for the winner even if we don’t get time to delete them from the list  :o(


Cards for boys and men are notoriously tricky for most crafters so the fairies have come up with some lovely inspiration for you



Here’s the card that I made;







I’ve used James The Bear Big Star for my card and credit where it’s due he was coloured in by the fabulous Dawny in a demo at work. I had to make him up into a card for the showroom which tied in nicely with this weeks challenge!


I’m still using the My Minds Eye Christmas papers which I’m loving. I’ve cut him out and all the different layers are on 3d tape so it’s got a nice lot of texture which you can’t really see on the picture


I’ve distressed the edges and inked them with Walnut Stain then finished off with Walnut Stain distress stickles round the edges and under the bear. This is brilliant stuff if you haven’t seen it, it comes in all the distress ink colours and just gives a bit of colour and texture if you don’t want glitter. I like clear glitter but tend not to use coloured – this is a great alternative. Finally I’ve popped a bit of stardust stickles on his hat and the star


The sentiment is from the Christmas Handwritten Phrases set which again I’ve been using a lot


Hope you’re going to enter the challenge, we love seeing all the entries  …and if you do, good luck!! 



Have a lovely day



  1. Fabulous card I love the image and your layout is fantastic. Caroline xxx

  2. Gorgeous card Anne. Hugz Fleur xXx

  3. Gorgeous card Anne!! Love this little bear...Love your paper choice and your layout is just great...

  4. this is fabulous Anne. I really love the colour scheme and brilliant layout

    Hugs Sue

  5. gorgeous card Anne. love the bear. fab colours x

  6. Gorgeous card Anne, James is such a cute bear. Your design and backing papers look fab too.
    Lorraine x

  7. Adorable Anne, I love James the bear!

  8. Hi Anne,
    What a lovely card using, again, my favourite MME papers. This teddy is such a cutie and the way Dawny has coloured him coordinates perfectly with the colours and style of the papers.
    Hugs Linda x

  9. Gorgeous card Anne :-) such a cute James and the papers and colours are fab :-)

    Hope you have a lovely weekend :-)

    Lols x x x

  10. A perfect boy Christmas card and so cute! Love the layout xx


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