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Monday 6 January 2014

#107 Bear With Me

Good morning afternoon (sorry late with the post) and welcome to our first challenge of 2014. Our hostess Feebsy would love to see your creations along the theme of 'Bear With Me', in other words anything with a teddy bear, or more realistic image of a bear as the MAIN focal point of your project. Any sort of bear will be fine, so polar bear, grizzly bear, teddy bear etc., just make sure it is the MAIN focal point.

We are sponsored by 
Flourish with a Bling is an Australian retail and wholesale company, owned by Lucy Patrick, Kate Settineri and Maggie Lloyd who are three passionate and avid crafting mums with a love for design, colour and everything Bling!

“Our aim is to bring more colour and variety into the world of flourishes and embellishments. With our unique designs and new materials we feel we are putting the ‘Bling into Scrapbooking’. We have a beautiful range of flourishes, vines, pearls, gems and more. And just recently, Flourish with a Bling have introduced their own range of gorgeous flowers.”

They also sell fabulous themed packs at amazing prices. They have flat rate postage within Australia and also post internationally (half price shipping for large orders). You can contact them or find all their products on their easy-to-use website www.flourishwithabling.com.au.

Don’t forget to check out their facebook page for random giveaways and visit the blog to win monthly challenges or visit their gallery for inspiration and ideas too. 

 Some inspiration from our DT 

I've used Go Kreate's "Boo for You" die and Clearly Besotted's "Make A Wish" balloon dies to create my card.

I used a LOTV image called Teddy with Flower and coloured him with copics. The papers are from Craftwork Cards, as are the flowers. 

 I've used an image I won ages ago. It's called Teddies Do Piano from Crafty Pad. I coloured with Promarkers and finished with some embossed card and piano key backing paper I put together in Photoshop Elements. 

 For my card I have used a Pollycraft digi stamp called "Cuthbert Heart" which I have coloured with promarkers. The papers are from Tilly Daydream.

 I used a Marianne design die to cut the backing for my stamped image, it's a teddy Bo & Co rubber stamp and coloured her with pro markers. The flower is another Marianne design one and the flourish is Cheery Lynn.

 I have used a Hunkydory topper for my teddy! Yellows and oranges are a lovely warm combination so I stuck to that colour scheme on my 8x8 card.

I used a lovely Lili of the Valley image for my card and coloured it using Distress re-inkers. The background papers are from my stash and are also from Lili of the Valley. The sentiment is part of a brand new Woodware stamp.

I don't have any bear stamps so I did a punch art bear, using various circle and oval punches. I used Kraft card, inked with Vintage Photo DI. The bear’s blanket is Stampin’ Up’s top note die. The heart is a cuttlebug die and the baby letters are from Papermania. 

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  1. Lovely work from the DT, hope to join in with you all this time

  2. Gorgeous DT creations, thank you for a fabulous challenge.
    sue xx

  3. What a great theme! Your DT projects are adorable! Love those little bears! I just discovered your blog and your challenges, and this is my first time playing along - I just linked up my card. Thanks for a great challenge and I'm looking forward to playing along in future challenges. Wishing you a joyful day!

  4. Oooo fabby DT creations - not sure if link is working as i've tried twice and i still can't see my card, Luv Sam / Whispers cards x

  5. Oooo so sorry about that Lin, i did feel a bit of a muppet, after i had left the message, as i then read the message about the fact my entry has to be moderated - i think it's a brilliant idea and i think i may suggest it to Penny Black & More, as i'm a DT and we have the same problems !!, Luv Sam x

    1. Well as we are doing bears as our theme, perhaps you best be Fozzie from the Muppets!!! LOL. I disliked having to take this stance, but as a team we were tearing our hair out keep checking back with the host of the theme if this that or the other thing fitted the challenge, this way is a lot easier for all concerned. Hugs Lin xx

  6. Great designs by the DT, I have entered mine but will check back later to see if has been moderated.

    Linda xxx

  7. Thank you for a fun challenge and cute DT inspiration!
    Hazel xx

  8. I have recently found your blog after finally setting up my own. It did take me w hile to figure out how to link correctly (I entered another challenge but linked wrong so it just took everybody to a page that said they did not have access rights lol). Your little tutorial was a great help, as was the fact that froggie did not let me link in my first attempt - so I knew I had done it wrong :)

    Hugz Tinz


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