Saturday 5 October 2019

A Bear-y Merry Christmas

It's the first Saturday of the month, so that means it's time for  a new Penny Black Saturday Challenge.  The theme is Anything Goes ... Optional: Black & White plus one other Colour.

I really had fun making this next card...

My card is Anything Goes, although it almost fits the optional twist.

I applied the ink to the Penny Black 'Snowy Grove' stamp with various Zig Markers and Mini Distress Inks and stamped repeatedly until I was happy. Then I heat embossed with clear embossing powder. Next I sponged Distress Ink on the background and spritzed liberally. When dry, I used a Posca Paint Pen to add the 'snow'.  
The bear is from Penny Black 'Nose to Nose', which is a pair of bears and so I fussy cut to get the single bear. It was stamped on watercolour paper and coloured with Zig Markers.  The snow border was cut with a MFT Die and the sentiment, from Kaisercraft, was stamped with Delicata Gold Ink.

As always, we are sponsored by the awesome 1-2-3 Stitch  - they are giving a $20 voucher.

If you'd like to be considered for a Guest Designer spot on a future challenge, please add 'GDT' after your name on the link-up.

There's more wonderful inspiration at our blog and we'd love to see your creations in our gallery.

I'm also sharing my card at the following challenges:-

Let's Get Ready for Christmas


  1. A sweet little bear that looks like he's waiting for Santa!

  2. What an adorable little bear and great to get more out of your stamps but cutting one off....LOL x Great background and a super cute card x.

  3. Beautiful snowy background Jenny! LOVE that sweet Christmas bear! xx

  4. Oh what a gorgeous card Jenny - love that sweet bear, and your snowy background looks amazing!

  5. Gorgeously cute card! Thanks for joining us at Happy Little Stampers Christmas Challenge.