Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Thistle Hair The Christmas Bear

Well, we're here! We are on to another week. My, does the time fly fast! I have not gotten many comments made this week on the Sweet Sketch Wednesday blog as I have been sick. So I apologize for that. One of my main goals for my sweet Sketch Wednesday Blog is to see that we get our posting done to all DT and players. I have Fibromaliga and when I get hit with it badly, I usually have to crash. I do alot of sleeping and just the basic stuff that I need to keep up on to make my household run. Then Tuesday I was planning on posting comments at the last minute but ended up making our sketches to keep up with that. It's alot of work keeping my blogs up and running.

Well, on to this week's sketch. When I saw this cute bear I knew I had to do it. I just adored the whole thing and I love the darling added tree that the bear is holding. I love Christmas time and I happen to Love country music. Thus the title of my blog post from Alabama Thistle Hair The Christmas Bear...One of my all time favorite Christmas songs.

Our sponsor this week is Di's Digis Downloads. I fell in love with her digis the moment I found her site. She has tons of darling Digis to choose from. You will want to go over and check out Di's Digi's Downloads. The Design team has cooked up some really fun cards this week using Di"s Digis Downloads. The prize for playing along with my sketch at Sweet Sketch Wednesday is 5 digis. So why don't you run on over and play along when you're done here.

My next card for Di's Digis Downloads is the darling hello - lady bird. You'll notice she has a darling dog beside her feet. Well, this looks and remind me alot of my dog, Thor. He always likes to be next to my feet or following me. I found the daring rhinestones at Michaels. I had a heart punch I used to add more wings to the back of the rhinestone butterflies.

I hope you have enjoyed today line up of cards and that you will have fun playing along with my stetch. Thanks for stopping by and hope your day willl be filled with Sweetness.


  1. Fantastic card Arlana particular love the christmas tree brads in the middle of the flowers.

  2. Don't let that fibro kick your butt - you kick it first!! :)

    Another batch of awesome cards Arlana - love the tree embellies on the Christmas card. And the bright colors on your second card make my heart smile (is that possible? because I do mean it!!)

    Deanne :)

  3. Oh Arlana, I am so sorry to hear you are not feeling your best. Fingers crossed you'll be on the up-swing soon.

    Your cards are oh so sweet!!! Love those images and the cute little details you added along the sides. Cute, cute, cute!!


  4. Arlana, I hope you get feeling better! I love your cards this week, especially that sweet Christmas one! You always do an awesome job!

  5. Love both of your cards this week, Arlana. Especially that cute Christmas one. Love the 3D effect with how you added the Christmas tree buttons on top of your snowflakes and the hearts with the butterflies. Beautiful papers and adorable colored images on both cards.

    Hope you start to feel better soon :)

  6. Sorry to hear you haven't been feeling well Arlana. Your cards are gorgeous, I love the traditional colors on the Christmas one & the beautiful papers & stitching on the other.
    We really appreciate the work you put into your blog & sketches.

  7. Hi Arlana, I'm so sorry to hear that you haven't been well I do hope you're on the mend and feeling a little better. I adore both of your cards, love the little Teddy and those Chrimtams trees are to die for and those lovely butterflies are awesome. I think you get a lot more variety of embellishments in the US. We do have $1 and $2 shops where you can get these things from as well as Spotlight stores and the crafting stores but they are far more expensive. We are off to Australia in October so hopefully will have some time to craft shop. I better take an empty bag.LOL
    Take care hope your feeling better soon.

  8. Arlana, I sure love both of your cards but I have to say the Christmas Bears are my favorite. I lvoe the christmas tree emblishments and your paper is so cute. It almost looks like clothe. I hope you are feeling better. I have had one of those murphy law days today. I am exhausted. I will talk to you later tonight.

  9. A great summer and holiday card - I especially love that holiday plaid paper and the trees! Of course the butterflies are just too cute also!

    Please take care of yourself, you are in my thoughts and let me know if I can do anything to help.

    Peace & Luv,

  10. Super adorable cards, Arlana!! Love how the fun embellishing is highlighted by the great sketch!! Miss you girls too!!

  11. Arlana, Oh it was so fun to watch you whip your your August cards! These two are so adorable! I love both of these images. The flocking and glitter is fabulous on the bear and I love the bright colors on the girl image! You always choose the cutest papers! It amazes me that you can remember that you have certain papers and then can find them!!! It's beyond me! But you are the "Craft Queen." The word is out that I am going to take pictures of your craft room and give a sneak peak on the blog....

  12. Oh Arlana, I will be praying for you, what a horrible thing for you to live with everyday!
    How you found the energy to create these darling cards I will never know! I LOVE, LOVE the Christmas bear! The cross stich paper is perfect and gives it the warm country feel! Oh and that little dog is just a cutie! Fun, fun card with the sweet little girl! Hope you have a better week! Sending Hugs and healing thoughts your way.

  13. adorable cards Arlana! The Christmas one is inspiring!
    I haven't started any Christmas cards yet! TFS!
    Pam Going Postal

  14. Both cards are wonderful Arlana! I really love the Christmas card - that is so sweet!!


Have a Sweet day!!!