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Monday, 2 August 2010

Copics Creations' One Stop Papertake weekly Cardvaarks' Paperplay with Prairie Fairie for Colour Create and Cute Card Thursday!

Okay - so I've gone a bit mad entering eight challenges for this card but what's a girl to do when she makes a card that just happens to meet the requirements of so many.   I stopped short of entering into an animal challenge even though, in my mind, teddy bears are animals too!
The card started out with Colour Create who have a fab colour combo this week of "hot pink, warm orange and saffron" and I made a "birthday card" which was the only requirement for Cardvaarks
I wanted to use my Copics to colour the teddies so I checked out Copics Creations where they have a theme of "summer reading" and a whole raft of fabulous images to choose from by the very talented Elizabeth O Dulemba.
So I just had to make a book mark to go with the card and used two of Elizabeth's lovely images; a mouse for the front and a bear for the back.  I coloured these with Copics, added some punched flowers, laminated the bookmark and added a tassel.

I wrote a litte ditty about forgetting work, snuggling down with some teddies (the recipient of this card has quite a number of teddies) and relaxing with a coffee and a book. The use of "text" met the challenge at Cute Card Thursday.  In order to incorporate the bookmark on the face of the card, I needed to pick a "sketch" with a tall design paper panel and Papertake Weekly came up trumps!  One Stop Card Challenge wanted to see "patterns" and I used pink patterned paper from Basic Grey Green at Heart, little saffron flowers on white from Stampin Up and a bold pattern of yellows, saffron and orange from Wild Rose Studios.   In order to insert my bookmark I had to "3d" the paper panel which met the challenge at Prairie Fairie and I also decoupaged and glazed the balloons which are digital images from Black Leaf.  Finally Paperplay had an "anything goes" theme and it seemed churlish not to enter!

I added Prima flowers and a pearl-brad, a gem string on the bottom right and finished with a little teddy charm.  I used my own teddies as models for the picture on the front of the card.  I had to take their clothes off first and then position them individually to draw them how I wanted them.  Hubby thought I'd gone mad and if I had checked out Copics Creations first then I could have found lovely teds and simply printed them out!


Jules said...

Hi Lesley

So much to love about your creation. So have you drawn the bears yourself? If so you have one great talent.

I love the message on the balloons and your bookmark is wonderful.

So much loveliness in one project!

Love Jules xx

Lindsey said...

Hi Lesley,
This is such a lovely card and I love how you have incorporated the little bookmark within it. Great colours and a very sweet image too. Thanks for joining us at OSCC this week
Linds x

Cheryl said...

Such a cheerful card! Love the pocket for the bookmark and what a great idea to laminate it. I didn't think of that. Lovely!

Suzi Mac said...

Hi Lesley, what a lovely gift set you have made, the card is adorable and the little bookmark is so sweet. Thank you for joining us at Fairy Fun Friday this week.
Suzi x

Inger Harding said...

Ohhh these are just adorable and super cute!!!! :o))))
So lovely!
Have a nice day.

♥ Hugs, Inger

Dena said...

Lesley, I have totally neglected you my friend!!! You have made soooo many pretty cards. This one for Colour Create is adorable. Love how you used the colors and added the bookmarks. Very cute!!
Hugs, Dena
P.S. Thanks for joining CCC this week!

Annie said...

wow so many challenges! thanks for joining us at CCT this week. a fabulous card and your teddy bookmark is just adorable.
hugs, annie x

debby4000 said...

Oh wonderful creations Lesley they're so cute.

Suzi Mac said...

Hi again Lesley, I'm back with my other hat on and want to thank you for joining us at Once Stop Craft this week with your lovely card and bookmark.
Suzi x

Julie said...

This is fabulous Lesley! As usual, so much work and attention to detail!! Your bears are gorgeous and the book mark fantastic!! Your friend is going to love it!! Thanks for joining in our challenge at Colour Create!! :) Juliexx (Did you get my email today?)

coldwaters2 said...

Oh my Lesley this little set is fabulous the card is so bright and beautiful and love the bookmark thank you for joining us at OSCC this week.
Lorraine x

Mina said...

wow what stunning creations Lesley, I love that little book mark its stunning
Mina xxx

Shelley said...

Wow I love the bright vibrant colours. Thanks for joining us at OSCC. Hugs Shelley xx

Deb said...

beautiful card and bookmark! many thanks for joining in the CCT challenge, hugs Debx

Val said...

Hi Lesley - this is a fab card - love the colours and the detail.
Thanks for joining OSCC this week. I hope you join us again soon.

Cathy Spicer said...

What a fun card! I love your coloring and the patterns are FUNTASTIC! Thanks for playing at OSCC.

mycardz said...

WOW! What a fabulous gift ... I love your card and the bookmark is a perfect accompaniment. Wonderful Copic coloring on both. So glad you could join us at Copic Creations! Thank you.

Elizabeth O. Dulemba said...

I love the flowers! :)