Monday, December 23, 2019

The Library Challenge #48 and #49

 



I started playing at The Library Challenge at the mid-point of the year … I couldn't let the year end without playing again!  As my luck would have it, there were TWO challenges still available.  I broke out both Copics, and paint brushes today!

First up #48 Rupert Annual 1965 -
 
Rupert Bear Annual 1965 - I had this one....my Nan used to buy me one every Christmas (right up until I was 35!!)

I'm not familiar with Rupert, but I do have a bear that I love a lot, and I think [with a little stretch of his tree] he fits the bill...

SugarPea Designs - Hey, Winter!
 

I've opted to leave both of today's cards without a sentiment - there are thank you cards to mail, and plenty of Wintertime birthdays to celebrate, too!  Ready for #49?

The Library Challenge #49 is an Anthology - which means we can choose from any of the books highlighted in 2019, or 2018, too!  Here is my pick for today [there may be another!]:

The 30 Best Christmas Books of All Time – The Mission – Medium

Okay.  Guess who else wanted to play?  You guessed, didn't you?

SugarPea Designs:  Hey, honey!

A little haberdashery to make his hat, and also had to 'knit' a scarf... okay, he's NOT a snowman, but he is pretty chill, don't you think?  lol

Thanks for allowing me to snatch a few minutes of your precious holiday time!!

=]  Michele

Wonderful news!  my Rupert was rewarded for his trip to the tree farm
through that snow storm!!  LOL  Thank you, Marina!
 

25 comments:

Cornelia (fun stamping) said...

You got Rupert to the "T"! Same for the Snowman! That used to be one of my favorite books to "read" to my kids - and god help me, when I did not use the same words everytime ...LOL!

lostinpaper said...

These are both so wonderful Michele, I especially love the how you created the backgrounds for your sweet images, they are perfect!

Lisa Elton said...

I don't think I can "bear" the cuteness!! Love them both, both that second dapper fella has me smitten!

Marina said...

Two fabulous makes! I love the snowy background look on the Rupert card and his jolly red jumper.
Your 'snowman' car is so clever - such a great take on the cover and really fun to use a bear.
Thanks for all the great entries into The Library this year - hope you'll join in again in 2020.

Dotty Jo said...

What great ways to use the inspiration! Jo x

Ros Crawford said...

You're too young to remember Rupert but your take is amazing, as is the snowman! Brilliant Michele!!

Birgit said...

These are both darling Michele! I'm completely smitten with your snow bear!!

LeAnne said...

Well, I didn't think that anything could be cuter than Rupert, but then I saw your snow bear! You nailed it to a "t"! Merry Christmas!

JulieP said...

They're both darling! I had high hopes of getting in some more cards before the big day but it isn't happening. Merry Christmas!

Marcia Hill said...

Oh Michele...I absolutely LOVE both of your cards! I've never heard of Rupert either, but your bear and snowstorm surrounding him are AWESOME! And I am in awe of your 2nd card...I mean how amazing is that bear who looks just like The Snowman (a book I just happen to LOVE!!)??!! Your scarf and hat are perfect and I'm totally loving the whole card! You definitely aced these challenges my friend! Merry Christmas!! :0)

Jeanne said...

Oh my goodness, gracious! Michele! These are absolutely and utterly charming and delightful. I think you missed your calling as a children's book illustrator. My heart is filled with happiness seeing these. Thank YOU so much for taking the time to share these mini works of art. Merry Christmas my friend! hugs!!

Anita in France said...

Oh Michele, you captured Rupert beautifully ... and your snow bear is just a delight! They're both rather dashing and handsome against their cool, wintery backgrounds ... and adorable! Wishing you a joyful and blessed Christmas, my dear friend! Big hugs, Anita :)

conil said...

Leave it to you to bring delight to my sleepy Tuesday this Christmas Eve. Love how this versatile and sweet bear serves to cover the challenges. I do believe there is a winner here. Happy and joyous Christmas, my friend.

Cat Craig said...

Wonderfully festive cards Michele. Loving the shadows on your first one and the 'knitting" on the second. those little touches add such nice texture to cards.

TK said...

Wonderful cards, Michele, you're just plum perfect with those bears!

Bobby said...

I've never heard of either book but I love the covers and you've recreated them perfectly, Michele, right down to the backgrounds.

Bonnie said...

You are so clever, my friend! Love the bear with his tree! You certainly succeeded in making a blizzard around him! Brrr! The larger bear makes a fantastic "snowman"! Love his hat and scarf! He makes me smile! I hope you have a wonderful Christmas surrounded with your loved ones!

Patti said...

WOW!! these are two incredible cards!! They could BOTH serve as the cover of those books! This is a sweet challenge Michele and you aced it!!

BIG (((Hugs)))
Patti

Unknown said...

These are both adorable but that "Snowman" bear in his green hat is killing me...he.is.perfect! I am so excited to hear about this fun challenge!

Linda Callahan said...

Oh that bear.....he is at home in any setting! Love these!

Papercraft Boutique said...

Both bears are so adorable and they look like the ones on the pic books, Michele!
I especially love the patterns of the hat and scarf of the snowman bear!
I feel I missed so much while I was on vacation in Tokyo! :-)
Hideko xx

Mac Mable said...

Great take on Rupert the Bear...x Great haberdashery with the snowman bear and his face is adorable x.

Ivana Camdzic said...

Michele, you are SO creative! These are fantastic and I adore your little 'snowman'! So so cute!!! The hat and scarf are my favorite! :)

Barb Ghig said...

LOVE your take on Rupert...super fun details and coloring, Michele! Love your backgrounds so much, too...so clever and fun!

Marina said...


Your Rupert card has been featured as a ‘Librarian’s Choice’. Thank you for sharing it at The Library.