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Saturday, 5 March 2011

Too excited by Stamptacular to do Teddy Bo Justice!

I have been invited to be a DT member for Stamptacular from April and I got so over-excited by the news that I made a complete mess of the card I was trying to make and photographed it badly to boot.  I do hope the rest of my team don't stop by to see it or they might vote me off!
My dear blogging buddy Janiel made a super card recently (all of her cards are always super of course) in which she framed Tilda on an easel card so that she popped up (Tilda that is - not Janiel) for display.  It was lovely and inspired me to work on something similar.   So using Bo and Bea from my newly acquired Teddy Bo collection, I thought they would look good hanging from a heart frame for this 1st Anniversary Card.  It was a good idea but I did not execute it well.  I spent a lot of time colouring my bears with Copics and Promarkers and I was pleased with the result but I put them on the card too close together so my heart had to be quite thin and it would have looked so much better with a more sturdy heart.    Also, I should have put more effort into decorating the front panel of my card because the bears looked lonely stuck in the middle of the Papermania DP and now they still look lonely but are boxed in between two strips of  DCWV DP.  There is more DCWV paper on the base, together with some Craftworks card candy and a Sentiment by Hero Arts.
I do love the images.  Teddy Bea has shiny boots (which are not visible sadly) but I'm not really happy with the card so I'm only taking a picture of it open (it's not crooked IRL) and a close up of the Teddies.  To top off my troubles I think I might also be too late to enter it into the Teddy Bo challenge who wanted to see "duck-egg blue and brown".


♥Gemma♥ said...

Congrats on your new DT position sweetie and your card is gorgeous.....such sweet teddies :o)
hugs and xxxx

Vicky said...

Hi sweetie congrats on your new DT position you so deserve it hun. I love this card I think its gorgeous I just love these Teddy Bo image & these just look fabulous hanging from this heart. You really do worry too much I would be over the moon to receive something like this hun & I would cherish it forever.

Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx

Lisa said...

Hi Lesley, Gorgeous card! Bo and Bea look so sweet hanging onto the heart and beautiful sentiment.

Congrats on your DT news!

Thanks for joining in the fun at Teddy Bo!

Lisa x

Gayle Cook said...

Lesley...seriously!?!?! You're not happy with it?!?!? It's GORGEOUS!!!! I so wish my cards were as good as this....xxxx

FairyD x

Debbie (Little Gingham Bear) said...

Congrats on your new DT - can't see anything wrong with it myself but know how you feel hun - thanks for joining us at Teddy Bo,
Debbie xx

Colette said...

Great card, why are we our own worst critics? I love the way they are holding on to the heart! congrats on DT news too. Thanks for joining us at Teddy Bo this week, good luck!

Anonymous said...

AWW!! Lesley, this is so precious my dear!! Love the easel style with the heart sticking out!! So sweet!!

pickle said...

Wow...I adore!!
Kerry x