Isn't this Mug Bear from Gerda Steiner Designs just adorable? I've been meaning to join her progressive challenge for awhile and when I saw this image I could not resist. You buy the first image for the challenge and then each month you get the image for the challenge free! I just love to color bears, my favorite part is after coloring putting Copic blender fluid on a small piece of burlap or any textured material and pressing it to the bear, I have a close up so you can see the texture it adds to your image.
I used a new die cut I got at Hobby Lobby, it is a Momenta cutting template and I was also excited about the little pieces from the center, see below, I'm sure I can use those to embellish.
I've been following Jennifer McGuire's kindness challenge and as I was making this card I was trying to think of who I normally do not send cards to that likes purple as much as I do. The list of people that like purple was long but I decided on my husband. He makes the coffee on the weekends and usually get me a refill so I wrote him a little thank you/appreciate you not on the inside. I think he will be surprised.
A few fun challenges:
Cute Card Thursday:#339 Birds/Animals
Gerda Steiner Designs Monthly Challenge
Sparkle and Sprinkle November Challenge: Embossing (mug)
Word Art Wednesday #202: Anything Goes