Sweet Stampin' ~ White on White

Well I'm getting the New Year off to a good crafty start with two posts in one week! It's time for a new challenge at Sweet Stampin' and we have a lovely one for you this week. We are bringing you a White on White challenge. I think that really IS a challenge considering we are a 'stamping' blog! But I managed to work in some white embossing and the cutest lil' white polar bear you ever did see! So I'm feeling like a nailed it right now! LOL.

I am guilty of having a huge stash of dies, gorgeous dies, that I very rarely use, so I took this opportunity to pull out two very neglected Memory Box dies. I just love that lil' moon and stars die and I think this is the first time I have ever used it! I must do so again soon, as it really is sweet. The wee village die I think was perfect for this make too, so that was good to pull it out again after a long break.

That cutie patootie wee polar bear is from Some Odd Girl. I LOVE the way she draws animals! This little guy is simply irresistible. So when I was thinking about a White on White creation that had to include stamping, this lil' guy sprung to mind immediately. I used my blue grey Promarkers to add a little shading and definition to this wee guy. 

The sentiment is a Lili of the Valley sentiment from one of their Christmas sets called Christmas Wishes. This set has a really nice mix of sentiments and styles too. A really good all rounder for Christmas creations. I chose a sentiment which I thought worked well with this sweet bear. I think he's kinda dreamy, so it resonated for me. I embossed the sentiment straight onto the background paper with Ranger Super Fine White Embossing Powder. I really would love to have made the sky a lovely inky blue and the sentiment would have stood out much better, but that wouldn't be white on white now would it?! So you just have to read the sentiment a little closer. In the right light, it's clearly visible.

This year Sweet Stampin' is becoming a Just For Fun Challenge. We have lost so many wonderful sponsors this past year with businesses closing down, so we have chosen to continue as a Just For Fun challenge, with entrants being recognised with a Top 3 pick each challenge. I have always thought this was the greatest honour for me personally so we're hoping our followers will continue to join in the challenges and enjoy stamping along with us. I'm off now to a late New Year party with some of our lovely pals tonight, so I'll catch you all again soon. Hugs, Wends xoxo

Update: I managed to take a better photo in the sunlight today, so here's an extra peek at this lil' cutie in better light.

Challenge Entries:
7 Kids College Fund: #4 ~ Anything Goes
Simons Says Monday Challenge: Be Square
Colour Crazy Challenge: #2 ~ Anything Goes
Christmas at Sweet Stampin': Anything Christmas Goes
Aud Sentiments Challenge: #171 ~ Anything Goes + A Sentiment
Crafting By Designs: Inspired By A Movie (The Golden Compass)
Deep Ocean Challenge: #146 ~ Anything New ('New' Stars & Moon Banner*)
Moving Along With The Times: #36 ~ Something In The Air (Lil' stars and moon)
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge: Winter Birthday (I think this card could work for either Christmas or Birthday! I haven't stamped anything inside yet, so I might yet use it for a Winter Birthday. Hope you agree it could do either.)
I Love Promarkers: #326 ~ Use Something New (*well... it's not strictly speaking 'new', but it is its first outing! I've not used that cute stars and moon banner before. It's been in my stash unloved and unused since I bought it! So it's a 'new debut' of this cute die for me.)


Dawn T said…
So adorable! What a really special card Wendy. Beautifully designed
Wends this is absolutely gorgeous - you really nailed the challenge!! THose die cuts are the perfect accents.
Thanks for your query - we take it day by day - some are rougher than others as things seem to have taken a bit of a downhill slide this week, which includes more pain for DH :-(.
Gibmiss said…
Hi Wends
Fabulous card... so cute love white on white...
Hugs Sylvie xx
Have a nice day x
Chris said…
This certainly has the WOW factor Wends! The polar bear cub is adorable and I love the little scene you've created inside the circle with your lovely die cuts and fab texture from that beautiful embossed background. Great start on this year's Christmas cards too!
Loopylou. said…
oh my <3 I love it hunny. That bear is just cuteness and you little houses and tree's die is soooo gorgeous (...and now on my neeeed list!!!! he he!!!!)
hugs Lou xx
Billie A said…
So cute. Love the white on white. and the cute little critter.
So glad you shared over at Aud Sentiments.

Billie A
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Kath Stewart said…
I love white on white card Wendy and our cutie patootie card is just so adorable...thank you so much for sharing with us all at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge...hugs kath xxx
Wendy L said…
Love it, I love white on white, so sweet, thanks for joining us at MAWTT, xxx
As.I.Do.Rodos. said…
Gorgeosu card . Thank you for joining us at I♥Promarkers challenge good luck Ginny DT forI ♥promarkers My Blog As I do Rodos
coldwaters2 said…
Beautiful creation Wends the dies you have used are amazing so is that cutie image he is adorable and looks so lovable as well, super make
lorraine x
Pat said…
Oh Wends this is a fabulous card, I love all your die-cuts, the beautiful embossing and that ever so cute polar bear, a really terrific make.

Pat xx
Chris said…
Hi Wends,
Just popped back for another look! Great to see you playing along at Sweet Stampin' Christmas!
Ginny said…
I love white on white cards and this is no exception... gorgeous xx
7 KIDS said…
Awesome and so sweet, I love the dies and the bear with them. Well Done! Thank you for joining us at 7 KIds College Fund.
Hugs Kelly
Tracy Freeman said…
So so cute !!! I love the white on white and how you have not stamped the polar bear in black, just perfect.

Thank you for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge x
Pia S said…
Aw... it's as cute as can be. A great choice of image for a white on white design. Lovely!
Rachel said…
Hey Wendy - Happy New Year!
Hope you're keeping well.
Love your card, that's a super cute polar bear!

Rachel x
Elle Kay said…
This is the sweetest card I have ever seen! I love everything about it! Thanks for sharing at Aud Sentiments Challenge Blog!
Louise F NZ said…
So freaking adorable. And yes you totally nailed the white on white, looks totally amazing.
Gail said…
Oooh, I love this card. The little polar bear is adorable! Great job pulling off a white-on-white card! Thanks for joining us at Christmas at Sweet Stampin' for our Anything Goes With Christmas challenge! --Gail
Unknown said…
Aw this is such an adorable card!
Thanks for joining us for week 2 at the Colour Crazy Challenge!
Hugs xx Cara xx DT
MagsB said…
So delicate and elegant, Wendy!

love Mags B x

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