Friday, 22 October 2010

Beary Happy Christmas

OK I know you don't hear from me all week and then you get two posts in one day!

Anyway, I've made this card for my friend's little boy who is ever so slightly obsessed with bears! It was one of those cards that you plan do one thing with and then it travels in a completely different direction (please assure me that it's not only me that does this).

The bear has been coloured with Promarkers and then decoupaged. His fluffy coat is some more of the el cheapo flock that has sat in my stash for ages and his oh so shiny nose and paws are of course glossy accents. The circle background upon which he's sat has been given the stickles treatment. I've used Sakura Stardust on the snowflakes. The edges of the card have been distressed, given a dusting of Distress Inks and then faux stitched.

Sizzix Bigshot
Tim Holtz Blender
Tim Holtz Distressing Tool
Nestabilities - Large Circles

Image - Dragons Lair Designs
DP's  - Smirk
Cardbase - Craftwork Cards
Tim Holtz Distress Inks
Flock - The Papermill
Card Candy - Craftwork Cards
Sentiment - Papermainia
Glossy Accents
Sakura Gel Pen
White Gel Pen

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Marks Finest Papers - Stitching
The Crafty Pad - Distressed or Torn Edges
Paper Sundaes - For someone little
Pear Tree Designs - Free for all
Top Tip Tuesday - Anything goes
Tuesday Throwdown - Anything goes
Crafty Creations  - Red, brown & green
Moving Along With The Times (sponsored by Letraset) - Anything goes Promarkers
Charisma Cards - Vintage
Meljens Designs - Anything goes
Delightful Challenges - It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas
Stamp Something - use a digi


  1. so cute, lovely distressing and stitching

  2. cute the flock!! Thanks for joining us at Paper Sundaes this week.


  3. aww what a cutie - love his fluffy fur
    Thanks for joining us at MAWTT this week
    Lisa ;)

  4. Great card, the flocking looks fantastic

  5. Hi Claire, wow wee! me loves this so so much, it is so rich in colour and just full of gorgeousness. hugs chrisxx

  6. This is SO adorable! I love EVERYTHING about this card! May be one of my favorites from you, yet!

  7. WOW this is so cute, Thanks for joining in with us on MAWTT this week Hazel xox

  8. Awww I wanna give him a squeeze he looks so real, well as real as a teddy bear can get anyways lol...
    Thank you for joining us at MAWTT this week! Good Luck! Hugs shell xx

  9. This is sooo cute, Love the 3D effect ! Thanks for joining our Paper Sundaes challenge !

  10. That is sooo cute - I love the flock effect even on the pics it looks really effective bet it looks fab in real life xx

  11. oh he looks so cute and furry!! great effect :) x

  12. So cute! This little bear is just adorable!
    Thanks so much for playing along this week in our Anything Goes challenge at Meljen's Designs this week! Good luck!
    Dee (Spryte)♥
    Sprytebyrds Spot

  13. That is one cool Bear. Love it!!!. Hugs, Nat.

  14. Claire i totally love what you did with Ted here you could just pluck him right off there awesome job hun, thankyou so much

    Hugs Janette
    Stamping Dragon

  15. Aaaaah, he looks so lovely and fluffy, he's so cute. And I love the colours of the stripey paper. Great card.

  16. Love how this teddy is popped up. Your sentiment looks vintage and love the DP.

  17. Gotta love "cheap" flocking, it made this card even more wonderful. Love the results.

  18. Very cute card and adorable image. I'm sure he'll love it! Thanks for joining us at Meljen's Designs this week and good luck!

  19. What fabulous texture on this fluffy bear!! Such an adorable holiday card!!

    Thank you so much for sharing it with the Friends of Speedy the Cat in this week's stitching challenge!

  20. I love the texture, dimesnion and of course the sparkle! Fabulous holiday card.
    Thanks for sharing with us and for joining Speedy's Friends this week!!

    p.s. I love the name of your blog! I ask myself that very question each morning :)

  21. Thanks for joining our 'free for all' @ PTD this week. Good Luck. x

  22. His fur is so perfect. Love the fuzzy look.
    Thank you for joining us at Top Tip Tuesday. this week

  23. Very cute card. I especially love that you made him come to life with the fur.

  24. Ooh gorgeous card and colouring, fabulous distressed edges too. :)
    Thanks for sharing it with us at our Crafty Pad Challenge. :)

    xxDebbie The Crafty Pad Stamp Designs.

  25. Lovely card, cute image. Thanks for joining in at The Crafty Pad this week.

    Pat xx

  26. What a cutie!! Love the flocking makes him look so real. Thanks for sharing with us at TT this week.

  27. Awww this is so cute!

    Thank you for joining us at Top Tip Tuesday - good luck!

    Leanne xx

  28. Hi,

    sooooooooooooo cute!
    Great job!
    Thanks for joining Delightful Challenges,


  29. Such a sweet card, he looks so fluffy! Thanks for joining us at Pear Tree Designs this week and good luck x

  30. oh hes gorjuss Claire, love his fur, such a fab idea and a gorjuss card xx

  31. Lovely card... so cute!

    Saskia :)

  32. Amazing layering with that bear! Very cute! Thanks for playing with Speedy's Friends!

  33. What a fabulous card Claire, love the colours and colouring in and that image is gorgeous. The flock has worked very well too and I shall have to look out for some. Thankyou for entering it into the Promarker challenge at MAWTT this week. Luv Brenda xxx

  34. How did I not see this card before? It is absolutely gorgeous, I love the bear x

  35. Adorable! Thanks for joining us at Stamp Something this week!


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