Tuesday, December 24, 2013

For my niece, TAG! I'm *IT*!! Round 8, and for mom and dad...Merry Monday: Use an Animal, The Pink Elephant #231: Anything Goes

Hello once again...

A while back, my dad asked if I would make a card for my niece, for him, to give to her. And not just 'any card'. No siree...he had a plan.  The plan was based on his observation that "she seems to have a liking for the Care Bear person."  Well, I'm not sure if he knew (at the time), that Care Bear 'person' is not a specific bear, but a whole 'sleuth' of them.  I looked that up: a group of bears is called a sloth or sleuth.  Where we live, so too do sleuths of bears. They are not 'care bear cute'; they are big and scary (my view), occasionally wandering a wee tooooo close to our town for my comfort, and their safety.  Bears: I like them best when they stay in the forest, out of sight, away from me.  Don't even get me started on cougars.  Care Bears, however, are a completely different story...

I searched far and wide for Care Bear stamps; no luck.  Next direction, internet search. I googled Care Bears Christmas colouring pages (and coloring pages, just in case the "Canadian" spelling was a throw-off), and while I found plenty of sweet images, one truly Christmas-themed didn't appear in my view.  So, being that I'd accepted the task, that Pa was counting on me and that, actually, his image choice was perfect for Ms. T...I adapted.  The image I chose is intended for a birthday, as the Care Bear had a cupcake on its tummy, however, with some Christmas colours, the addition of  snowflakes and great big heart (a bit too big given the size the bear, but from what I've learned from the Grinch, 'big heartedness' is a positive. Besides, it's sparkly and she'll like that), I think I've made it sufficiently Christmas-y.

Animal on the card fits the current Merry Monday challenge,


so I'm heading there, as well as to The Pink Elephant #231: Anything Goes.



Hope Pa approves...

If you have another minute, (thank you...I know you're busy!), here's the card/envelope for my mom and dad, 


and Round 8 of my tags.  I went with a 'little'' canvas this time. It's simple math: the shorter the time, the smaller the tags (but still a bit of time involved in assembling the the bell arrangements. LOVE this WPlus9 die/stamp combination)


Just as a side note:  the letters *from* Santa that I sent to the kids arrived. Yayyy...

To all my wonderful blog friends: I wish you the merriest Merry Christmas ever!  May Christmas Day see you surrounded by family and friends, enjoying gifts of time, peace,  joy and LOVE!  Rest, relax, rejuvenate, indulge, enjoy...all things good and wonderful, may they come your way!!!

All of you have brought me untold joy over these past few months: thank you so much! 

Thanks so much for dropping by; your visit and comments make my day.


21 comments:

  1. I think your Care Bear card fits the remit perfectly. so nice to see a matching envelope to go with a card. smashing set of little tags with the bells on . Hope you have a lovely time over the festivities and I wish you much craftiness in the New Year. Hugs Mrs A.

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  2. You aced the Care Bear card :) She will love it. I'm drooling over that bell die again - just may have to get it!! Fabulous tags using it!! Have a blessed Christmas :)

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  3. Are you kidding me?!!! This is the PERFECT CB image!! So resourceful that you turned it into a Christmas scene - and an absolutely charming one at that!! I KNOW this is getting your Dad and your niece's gigantic stamp of approval! It is SO sweet!! Hours and hours of searching...paid off!!! Big time!!! Cover your ears, because Miss T is going to be squealing when she sees this!! (your Dad might let one out too!!). The card and envelope set for your parents is again, delightful, filled with sparkle, love and elegance! Watch out, your Dad might let out a squeal when he sees this one too ;) !!! And the tags, simple, pretty and sweet - LOVE the size! Merry Christmas sweet friend! You too, have brought joy to the lives of so many this year too - including mine!!! Giant Christmas hugs to you!!!

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  4. I remember when you asked about Care Bears & I say what you ended up with is just right--sure to thrill your dad & your niece! These tags are gorgeous--love the shape & those bells--wowzer! Have a wonderful, blessed holiday with your family, dear friend.

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  5. Check you and your CB card out! How fun, mission accomplished and wonderfully too! Love your card and envelope for your folks and the tags...awesome!

    Merry Christmas Carol!!!!

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  6. Care Bears are the best. I love the way they waddle when they walk lol
    The card/envie you made for your parents...beautiful! Wow...such pretty designs...I keep scrolling up to look at them again!
    The tags are gorgeous. I LOVE the layers and perfect stamping. Absolutely perfect!!

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  7. Well you have sure been a busy bee!! The care bear card is DARLING! How cutely colored and I love the added snowflakes! I hope Pa approved :) Your envelope is wonderful and all those little tags are amazing! I really love them! Hope you and your family had a lovely Christmas :):):)

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  8. Bet your Dad loved that little Christmas-adapted CB, Carol ... it's so cute! Your card and envelope for your Mom and Dad is simply lovely ... I adore the sentiments, they're just perfect! The miniature tags are fabulous ... love how the leaves are over the edge! Hope you're enjoying your Christmas family time! Anita :)

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  9. You are a wonderful daughter to search far and wide to make this sweet card happen! Those tags are beautiful~you made an amazing number! You decorated an envelope too??? Hands down you worked HARD this Christmas to make it special for those around you. Bless you Carol!

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  10. Wow!! Your creations are all AMAZING!! Such sweet details and LOVE went into making each one and it shows in the finished projects!! THANKS so much for sharing and I hope you had an AMAZING Christmas and you'll have an even better New Year!! ;)

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  11. Well you card certainly fits your Dads specific instructions. It is so cute and nicely coloured. Your other cards and tags are wonderful too. You have been very busy. Thank you so much for joining us at Merry Monday. A belated Merry Christmas and all the best for the New Year.

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  12. I love your Care Bear card. Brings me back to my child hood. ;) Thank you so much for joining us at Merry Monday!
    Have a very happy New Year!!

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  13. Your bear card is so ADORABLE and the tags are awesome. I'm sure your dad must be really happy with it and your niece must have loved it :) Thanks so much for stopping by my blog. It means a lot to me.

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  14. Hello you sweetest-sweet person! Can I just tell you that every time you leave a comment on my blog you have me feeling like a million bucks! You are wonderful, thank you!!!

    Meanwhile, I LOVE the tags and the cute Care Bear card! I gave my daughter a Care Bear mug with the number 6 on it for her 6th birthday...I'd had it since I turned 6 and 28 years later it was still in one peice!

    Happy New Year Miss!

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  15. Wonderful Care Bear card, it is such a sweet image.Thank you for joining us for Merry Monday.

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  16. So much crafty goodness on this page. I love the cute little bear card, and your tags are wonderful.

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  17. These are all awesomely cute CM!!! You really rocked these cute tags and the card too!
    Happy New Year to you and yours and yes...we're home folks will be spending the evening in as well.

    Susie

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  18. Hey there pal! Congrats on the win over at Barb's blog! (http://kinsalecreations.blogspot.com/). Love the TAWS stamps!

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  19. So many lovely projects!! Thank you so much for your lovely comment...wow, 40 years is a long time to volunteer. That's great :) Hope you and your family had a very merry Christmas!

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  20. That care bear card is cute! You're so thoughtful to do all the research to find a good image for her! I also love your tags. Smaller is sometimes sweeter, right?

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