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Monday, December 28, 2020

Christmas/Winter Card - CTMH Winter Nature's Gift - Bear

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I'm happy to bee part of the Bitten by the Bug 2 Design Team in the New Year 2021. Please check out the welcome post by clicking here and the current challenge by clicking here

Used an older CTMH stamp set (set has animals: bear, deer, eagle, fox, moose) that has swirls pattern to make this Christmas/Winter card. Had a card I sent to a friend not reach its destination so sending another. Matter of fact I have 2 cards that did not reach their destination so will be making another. Stamped the sentiment in black first and then stamped over it with gold ink (not easily seen in photo but pretty in person}. The MISTI tool makes it easy to stamp in same position. The gold ink & gold foil add just the right touch of sparkle. Used a Simon die to give dimension with pattern paper hill. Used a paintbrush & stickles to add shine to swirls on Bear.










cardstock/paper: gold foil, white  

  patt - the Paper Studio Gifts of Gold

die: Simon Layered Hills

ink: Delicata Golden Glitz, VersaFine Onyx Black

stickles: icicle



  stamp - #C1424 Winter Nature's Gift



The Close To My Heart CTMH Nov - Dec catalog and new Core Sept 2020 - Aug 2021 catalog are available. My CTMH website link is below or you can click on my right sidebar where it indicates CTMH. I will send a free stamp set I have from my extras (unused) if you place an order of $30 or more. Please email me if you do order so I can give you a choice as to free stamp even though I do get notified if you place an order. Also, I'm a Cricut affiliate and you can order from by clicking the Cricut icon on my right side bar.


Entering this in:

CHNC Christmas Ch522  1/1

CHNC Dec Pattern Ch  12/31

Modsquad Ch Bears  2/3  12/29  

Simon Wed Ch Sparkle & Shine  4/5  1/5   

  sparkle & shine -  gold ink, gold foil cardstock, icicle stickles




  1. Wonderful design. Thanks for entering your wonderful creation in our Holiday Challenge at The Crafter's Cafe this fortnight. Merry Christmas and a Happy New year

  2. Beautiful design. Love the simplicity and the small details.
    Thanks for joining us at Craftyhazelnuts patterned paper challenge blog.
    Happy crafting!
    Catherine x DT

  3. Fabulous card Melissa!
    Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
    Mandy xx