Sunday, 8 December 2019

The Library Challenge - Rupert Annual 1965

The new book at The Library is Rupert Annual 1965.  I have no recollection of reading any Ruper the Bear books or comic strips or TV shows but somehow I do know a song that goes' Rupert, Rupert the Bear, everyone knows his name...'! So I guess somewhere in the depths of my childhood I must have watched the TV programme. 

Anyway, I thought the cover was a great inspiration to combine two of my card-crafting faves: bears and snow. 


Rupert Bear Annual 1965 - I had this one....my Nan used to buy me one every Christmas (right up until I was 35!!)



For my first card (top) I stamped the bear and sentiment, paper-pieced his outfit and coloured him in. I created the snow using stencils. 

I'd like to enter: 
Through the Purple Haze 
Sweet Stampin 
Time Out 


For my second card (above) I watercoloured using Lindy's Magicals powder pigments - although my watercolouring is dreadful, in real-life the shimmer from the paints kind of makes up for it. I added shading etc with a grey marker (I'm quite pleased with the footprints in the smow). and falling snow with a gel pen. The sentiment is from my new CCC holly set - I've used it a lot already , it's my new favourite.

I'd like to enter:
Krafty Chicks  fave stamp is the sentiment!
Cardz4Guys
My Time to Craft 
52CCT  watercolour 


18 comments:

Sam Squires - A Crafting Niche said...

Beautiful cards, they are both brilliant. Thank you so much for taking part in the "My Time To Craft Challenge" #411 (Christmas Scene). DT Sam x

sandie said...

These are such sweet cards. Love the glitter snow and as always-fab paper piecing and colouring. Thanks for joining us at Time Out

Liz said...

Beautiful cards, Marina. Rupert the Bear - that's a blast from the past! I remember my brother having these annuals many years ago. xx

I Card Everyone said...

I haven't a clue who Rupert is, but I do know a darling bear when I see one... or two!!! Darling cards, Marina! I sure hope I can play along!
=] Michele

Chantell Randall said...

Both sweet cards. I like the inspiration you have used. Chantell Just Add Ink

Dawn Phillips said...

I actually think your watercolour sky looks atmospheric. It's a lovely card. (I like your Rupert too). Thanks for joining us at Cardz4guyz. Love Dawn x

Patrice said...

This is the most divine Christmas card, Marina. I'm guessing you've linked up as a One Layer for the Just Add Ink challenge this week (it's not in your list)? Thanks for joining us again. x

Tangii said...

Both cards are super adorable! Thanks for playing along with the Krafty Chicks challenge, hope to see you again!

Donna said...

These two cards are absolutely adorable, I've had to look at them a couple times they are soooo cute!

Heidi MyLittleStampingBlog said...

Oh my goodnesss! These are so much fun! I don’t think we know about Rupert in the USA? I especially love the dark sky with the lindy powders.

Lori Turner said...

LOVE this dark sky!!! Gorgeous card - thank you for playing along with us at Krafty Chicks Challenge! xoxoox

Cazro said...

A super card ,loving your critter. Happy Christmas. Thanks for joining us at Cardz 4 Guyz. Caz. DT

Ros Crawford said...

Rupert is my era! I just love your cards!

Stephanie Lanzalotto said...

I just love Merry little Rupert, and what a fantastic take on the book cover!!! Awesome card. Thanks so much for playing with us at Time Out.

TracyB said...

Love your watercolouring; I think that you did really well. So glad that you decided to play along with our Pick a 2019 Challenge over at 52CCT. Have a great Christmas.

Pia S said...

Two really sweet designs, same theme, different looks. The first one includes two favorite things, Kraft and paper piecing. As for the second, that night sky really looks amazing!!

Deanne Saunders said...

Cute card!!! Thanks so much for participating in our MY TIME TO CRAFT challenge. Hope you participate in our next challenge!! Have a happy crafty day!!! *Sorry so late commenting! I’ve had a busy couple of months!
Deanne at A Little Bit O’ Paper

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