Sunday, 11 December 2011

A Bit of Polar Bear Sparkle

I thought I'd use one of my own digi for a change! And here he is. Polar Bear with Pressie. Very quick simple card, not too much going on. I thought it might end up in the bin, but I think it turned out ok in the end, although I'm not too sure about the red Stickles glitter around the edge or his blue nose, but Tom had my Black Promarker!! (He's brought it back, and he and Emma have been finishing off their Christmas cards this afternoon)
I'm not quite sure why, but when I first printed the digi out over some blue spotty paper the clear background PGN image didn't work the way I thought it would, or had done in the past and just printed it out normally, so the image was still mostly hidden by the back ground paper.
Then I remembered I usually do this printing paper and digi together in My Craft Studio. (or similar) So that's what I did, (see small brain, I always forget things, I need a post-it note stuck on my forehead!) Anyway, it worked the way it always does, with the image printed over the blue paper as you see in the picture and this time they came out with the spotty back ground behind the digi but leaving the png digi still white, so he can be coloured with ProMarkers or anything you fancy.
The picture above right, is not the way I wanted it and on the left side, is the way I wanted it, each with an extra 'white' digi to use as a 3D. (It's taken me years but I'm slowly getting there!)
So that's what I did. When you want to do a bit of 3D-ing with digi's make sure you 'copy' all you need at the same time, as you'll never get it the same size again. well, I don't! (Clever people of course, use the sizing box...)
Not really Christmasy papers, as it has butterflies and dragonflies down one side, but I liked the spottiness, for a back ground, thought it looked a bit snowy! It was saved on my computer in My Craft Studio file as pdfpaper1 (which didn't mean anything) so after a 'search' found they were originally saved and came from my Robyn Fetish file and found HERE in their store. Polka Dot Fantasy. ( $1.75 for 8 different papers)
As you can see I printed out another Polar Bear the same size onto white paper, coloured him with Promarkers, cut him out (minus his pom pom) then fixed him over the top of the image printed on the blue paper, with silicone glue to give him a 3D look.
It looks like the rectangle behind the polar bear is fixed on too, but no, it's all printed straight on to the background papers.
The font is a freebie. It's called Snowpersons (there's little snowmen's heads on the letters!) You can download it HERE (or just Google Snowmen free font) I've added eye-lash wool, Christmas Red and Diamond Stickles glitter, and red gems on the snowflakes.
I came across a few challenges, I wanted to add him to, so I hope I'm not too late for some of them! (Think I might be!) That's it for now! Thanks for stopping by!
OSAAT-Use a Digi
Paper Crafting Journey-Christmas challenge.
Pennyschallenges-Merry Christmas
Papersundaes.-anything Christmas
Ladybugscraftsinkchallenge-snowflakes and sparkle
Cutecardthursday-anything goes
Whoopsie Daisy - Sparkle and Shine
Top tip Tuesday- Let It Snow
Come And Get It Challenges-red,green and your choice (blue!)
and Quirky still have their Snow Challenge til this coming weekend.


  1. Love your polar board!! I made a card today on my blog using your snowman freebie from a while back. Love the images!!

  2. Your image is WONDERFUL! What a great layout you've produced here too. That fringe on the side is fantastic as well. :) Very Christmasy.

    Thank you so much for playing along with us at Top Tip Tuesday!
    Also, if you have a TIP you’d like to share you'll be eligible for the TOP TIPPER PRIZE as well. Check out the details when linking.
    Lisa xx
    Come by and visit us next week. We'd love to see you again!

  3. A great card, I love his cheeky smile. you have been very informative, I didn't know you could print the background with the image... this could be a good tip for Top Tip Tuesday as I'm sure I am not the only one who is not too computer literate. . Thanks for joining Top Tip Tuesday. Elaine

  4. Great card, love that polar bear!
    Thanks for joining us at Paper Sundaes
    Kat xx

  5. Awww such a sweet image! Love the glitter around the edge of the card and the snowflakes look gorgeous. Thanks for joining us at Ladybug Crafts Ink Challenge this week.
    Diane xx

  6. Awww such a sweet image! Love the glitter around the edge of the card and the snowflakes look gorgeous. Thanks for joining us at Ladybug Crafts Ink Challenge this week.
    Diane xx

  7. Hi Lyn,great card and image,I am still trying to get to grips with images and back grounds,well done you.
    Sue x

  8. Cute Christmas card! And nice work on your digi image! Thanks for joining us at Penny’s Paper-Crafty Merry Christmas Challenge!

    Kathleen – Guest Designer
    Blog: Creo by Lady Katutz at

  9. Nice card. Thank you for taking time to play on Come and Get Challenge this week.

  10. Great card and some super tips for a card making newbie, thanks for sharing.

  11. Great card. Love how you supplied detailed instructions. Thanks for playing along with us at Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge.

  12. Cute card. Thank you for joining us at Whoopsi Daisy

  13. Thank you so much for playing with us at Whoopsi Daisy and OSAAT.
    Hugs Nataliya

  14. Very cute card, love your little snowman digi! Thanks so much for the tutorial, it's really helpful. So glad to have you playing at WHOOPSI DAISY this time!

  15. What a cute card!

    Thanks for joining us at Whoopsi Daisy on "Sparkle and Shine" challenge. Hope to see you again next time!

    Hugs, Sande xx

  16. Lovely card thanks for sharing it with us at Whoopsi Daisy Challenge.


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