Thursday, October 27, 2011

StampinB's Challenge and a 12 Days of Christmas reminder

Speedy the Cat at Mark's Finest Papers likes to get a head start on special Christmas gifts and memories for friends and family. He gathered the design team at Mark's Finest Papers to bring you 12 days of exciting paper crafting gift ideas to get that holiday mojo flowing. The hop runs for 12 consecutive days, starting October 17th! Begin your holiday hop at Speedy's home base, the Mark's Finest Papers Blog and relax with a cup of eggnog (or sprig of catnip, your choice) as Speedy leads you though a short, daily hop. You'll find your holiday paper crafting ideas and supplies at Mark's Finest Papers.

This week Brenda gave us the challenge:  to make a GATEFOLD card using the letter "P".

Here is my card, using a Polar Bear cub.

This view shows the card open with the message inside
saying :

"Wishing you a Merry Christmas"

Below is the way the card will look
when it's taken out of the envelope.

The only way I could keep it together and
take a photo, was to hold it in my hand.
Please ignore those awful nails, and the 'age'
spots.  After all, I am old.  My Mom says
we are VINTAGE.

I hope you can see the cute little face on the Polar bear, and the snowflake on the tip of his nose.  I think he is really cute.  He comes from the set called "A Time To Chill" from Mark's Finest Papers.  The bg is torn paper, sponged in blue.  Please join us next Thursday for another challenge from the StampinB's!!!