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,
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.