Saturday means it’s time for another 52 {Christmas} Card Throwdown challenge!  This week we have a fun theme – Christmas animals.  You can join in by making a Christmas card with an animal (or two or more!) on it, and linking it to the 52{C}CT website by 1:00 pm Eastern time Friday, March 22.  Check out the challenge site for all the details.

I will give you advance notice right now that my card definitely leans toward cheeky humor rather than seasonal reverence.  I haven’t been sleeping well this week, and the constant state of tiredness has skewed my sense of humor.  So when I was looking through my stamps and narrowing down my options for today’s card, this humorous bear image seemed perfect.  In the fall when this card is donated to Operation Write Home, maybe one of our heroes stationed overseas will appreciate its quirkiness. I decided to use the current Cards in Envy sketch challenge for the layout, tweaking it a bit to suit the image and sentiment. The designer paper I picked for the background reminds me of a woolen sweater, and I thought that fit in with the bear’s scarf.  The bear, speech balloon and banner are all fussy cut, and the bear is adhered to the card with dimensional adhesive.


I don’t usually put sentiments inside the cards I make for OWH, but I felt a need to include one on this card to give it more of a Christmasy feel.  I also turned a few leftovers from the card front into a decorative embellishment.

So, there you have it.  Thanks for stopping by today!  I hope you’ll join us and play along with 52{C}CT this week!

Stamps: Beary Christmas (Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps); Bannerific, A Birdie Told Me (Lawn Fawn)
Cardstock: Pure Luxury White (Gina K. Designs); Riding Hood Red (Stampin’ Up); papers from Nordic Holiday 6″ x 6″ paper pad (Basic Grey)
Ink: Tuxedo Black (Memento)
Other: markers (Copic); dimensionals (SU)

14 Responses to “52 {Christmas} Card Throwdown – March theme challenge”

  1. LOL!!! I think it’s great! The sentiment, the bear and the perfectly positioned Christmas wreath – just love it. Oh yes, the sentiment inside too! Great work!

  2. I don’t think your card is too irreverent! It’s hilarious! I like the way you put it together with the sweater paper and all! Great job!

  3. A really fun card – love it! – Jacqueline xx

  4. Love your sayings and it is such a cute card. Thanks for playing at Cards in Envy.

  5. Love this take on the sketch! Thanks for sharing with CIE

  6. Hi Patricia your card had me laughing out loud when I saw it. What a fun Christmas card :o) It’s great to have some humor in the Christmas cards too and this is perfect for that. Hugs D

  7. oh I LOVED this one! That polar bear and the sentient, perfect choice, it made me laugh. I especially love the DP which goes so well with the whole thing. Brilliant job, just what I hoped for for this challenge. Thank you
    Louise xx

  8. Oh Patricia, what a fun festive card! Thanks so much for the chuckles! The bear is just adorable as is the patterned paper you used!
    Ruth x

  9. Oh, this is adorable! I love your take on the Cards In Envy Sketch. Thanks so much for joining us and sharing your work with us.

  10. He, he, he! I like your humor. Great choice of colors – it really does remind me of a sweater! Great job on the fussy cutting, too. Thank you so much for making my day and also for joining us at Cards in Envy! ~ Marilyn

  11. What a fabulously fun Card for Christmas and wonderful take on the sketch! Thanks so much for joining us at Cards in Envy this past fortnight and I do hope you will join us again soon.
    Danie xx

  12. Thanks for the laugh! Your card is just adorable. I really like your take on the Cards In Envy sketch. Thanks so much for joining us!

  13. LOL–this is great! LOVE the “sweater” papers–the pattern reminds me of a sweater someone would wear to go skiing! The polar bear is fabulous and your sentiment is hilarious! Great card! 🙂

  14. CONGRATULATIONS!! You’ve won TOP THREE at Cards in Envy ! Please head on over to pick up your “Top Three” winners button to proudly display on your blog :o) We hope you join us for our next challenge. We’d love to see what else you design! ♥ Denise @ Cards in Envy ♥

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