Wednesday, November 11, 2020

Power Poppy's Quiet Christmas Continues with Forest Fellas

 Hello, dear friends! Well, I jumped the gun and tomorrow (November 12) is the start of the second half of the release for Power Poppy's "Quiet Christmas" clear and digital sets. This one is so adorable, and it is sure to delight many. (I apologize for the mistake.)

Power Poppy, Marcella Hawley, Quiet Christmas

After seeing this sweet stamp set, I knew which "fella" I had to color. Anyone who knows me well, knows my love for teddy bears that I inherited from my dear mom. I started with this piece of designer paper and colored this adorable bear, but then I always get stuck with layouts and actually making cards. So this is what I ended up with. Not my favorite card or colors, but it was still fun to make. I always relax when coloring (so I guess I need to do more of that -- especially since I am still rusty and a bit shaky). 

Power Poppy, Marcella Hawley, Forest Fellas, CherylQuilts, Designed by Cheryl Scrivens, November 2020

For my stamping friends, you will find this new stamp (clear and digital) at Power Poppy

Power Poppy, Marcella Hawley, Forest Fellas

Check out the adorable and sweet creations my dear Bloom Brigade teammates have shared along with what Marcella has to share about the "Quiet Christmas" Release on the Power Poppy blog. You are in for a delight! (Back later for the Bloom Brigade list.)

I'm not sure about you, but I definitely miss hugging. My dear dad was a hugger, and I inherited that gift and truly miss giving and receiving hugs. Even greeting others with our hands is something we miss today. However, I am comforted by the constant love of God my Father. There are times at night when I cannot sleep that I imagine being held in the arms of my Father. This is a precious verse from Isaiah.

He will tend His flock like a shepherd;
He will gather the lambs in His arms....
Isaiah 40:11a

No matter what we are experiencing, our Father in Heaven is always available. Just call to Him. That's what prayer is -- speaking to God, Who is infinitely powerful and always wants to help us -- especially during these difficult times.

Your friendship, love, and prayers are cherished. May God continue to give great peace, comfort, and strength to you. And may God always be glorified and praised!

Blessings, love, and big hugs, sweet friends,

Stamps: Forest Fellas (Power Poppy)
Paper: X-Press It Blending Card, Harvest Gold (PTI), Twelve Days of Christmas (Graphic 45), Scenic Route Paper Co. designer sheet
Ink: Tuxedo Black (Memento), Onyx Black (Versafine), Mustard Seed Distress Ink (Tim Holtz/Ranger)
Tools/Accessories: Copic markers, Stitched Rectangle STAX dies (MFT), Mini MISTI tool, Mini Perfect Layers tool, Blueberry Sky button (PTI), Perle Cotton #725, X-Press It adhesive tape, Tombow Mono Glue, Gemini Junior die-cutting machine
Techniques: Copic coloring, sponging
Card Size: 5"
Copic Markers: Bear – E30, E31, E35; Coveralls – B91, B95; Scarf – R27, R29, G07, G19; Mug – Y15, Y19, B91; Watch Band – Y15; Shoes – N8, N9; Grounding – N4, N1; Shading – BV20


Vicki Burdick said...

so cute Cheryl!! I love that bear, I am a hugger too and I really miss it! Hope you are well! Love you my dear friend!

Donna Ellis said...

From one hugger to another, sending gentle cyber hugs your way, Cheryl! Your cute winter bear is darling with the "plaid" background and darling blue button to match the denim overalls. Funny thing about overalls -- my husband said yesterday that he was hoping Santa might bring him a pair for Christmas. LOL Maybe I'll find some just as cute as your Hugging Bear's? Wishing you lots of love and happiness, and good health, too. Hopefully Eta was good to you - we were extra fortunate being on the tail end of her furies. xx

Cheryl said...

Such a beautiful card! Teddy bears are so comforting, aren't they? Trusting Jesus you are feeling well today, sweet friend. May the Lord richly bless you always.

Heidi MyLittleStampingBlog said...

Oh what a wonderful and sweet image! I love your coloring, it looks very textured on that bear. You are right that we are all missing hugging, but I do like that idea of imagining being in the arms of God. Very comforting.

RitaR said...

Warm bear hugs right back to you, Cheryl!! Thanks for sharing this sweet piece of art ... your coloring of Mr. Bear is beautiful, as always, and I really love your button and twine treatment!! Your sharing of Christ's love in your post always warms my heart, sweet friend!

Stamp like you mean it said...

Cheryl, your post is heart warming and the card is so charming! I always love your coloring. Beautiful, x2.

Unknown said...

Aw :) I love your big chubby teddy bear Cheryl! I’m a hugger too. Looking forward to the day we can get back to it!


Conniecrafter said...

Oh he is a sweetie, I can see why you picked him, makes for a great masculine card, I love how you did his fur, terrific coloring, and like how you finished it off with the Perle cotton and button! Continued prayers for your appointment next month!

kiwimeskreations said...

A sweet card Cheryl - he is quite a huggable bear :)
I too missed hugging when we were under lockdown - what a relief when we could touch again!!
Stay safe

Barbara said...

So stinking cute! I love the moose, but I think the bear wins. Going to color him up all year long. Great for many occasions.

Jerri Jimenez said...

Cheryl, I love your card, the bear is totally adorable and is colored beautifully! Pooh Bear was one of my son's favorite stuffed animals when he was a toddler. I love hugs as well and miss getting together with my girlfriends for luncheons and hugging them. I've been praying for you and hope all is well. Cyber Hugs!!!

Leslie Miller said...

Oh, Cheryl, your bear is a sight for sore eyes any ol' time you want to share him. Colored beautifully, and so cute with the paper and the string and button (which is exactly the perfect matching color). I know how you love Teddy bears and I think this guy is the best! I miss hugs, too, sniff sniff.

Sathya said...

Wonderful coloring! Perfect!
Thanks So much for leaving love at my blog, Cheryl!!

Pretty Paper Junkie said...

Now isn't he just the cutest ever all cozied up with his wool scarf and a cup of hot cocoa? (that what I decided he had in the cup).
Fantastic card. Love the gold and blue.

Karen Dunbrook said...

hello mf.
It made me so happy to see your name pop up in my emails.
So happy you are creating. I love how your card turned out and what a sweet image.
I'm with you...I so miss hugging and being with my friends.
Sending you a virtual hug mf and hope that you are continuing to do well.
xx Karen

Monika/Buzsy said...

Super cute cards Cheryl. That bear is colored to perfection! Love the texture of his fur! The button is the perfect embellishments with the thread! Do you have a huge bear collection? I knew someone and she had 100's of teddy bears... Happy Thanksgiving sweet friend!

Ann said...

He's looking warm to me. Plaid paper is perfect with him and cute button for the finishing touch.

Terry Quinn said...

i love your coloring

Stacy Morgan said...

Cheryl he is darling. And that fur looks awesome! Totally cute!

Irish Cherokee said...

Love your coloring. Makes you want to hug a teddy bear. I have several that were gifts.

Love, Hugs and Blessings,

Susan Roberts said...

Oh Cheryl, this is such a sweet sweet image and as always beautifully colored. And I love the rich colors you used along with the designer paper. Although we aren't hugging as much any more, it will hopefully only be for a short time. As you remind us, He will gather us all in His arms. Love that knowledge that He is always there, and we are always in His arms.