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Sunday, 22 May 2011

STAMPTACULAR # 112 BEARnecessities with Paper Play, Simon Says, Creative Inspirations and Flutter By Wednesdays

Hope you are all having a great weekend so far!  This week at Stamptacular Sunday Challenge our theme is "BEARnecessities".  Doesn't that make you think of Baloo in the Disney Jungle Book movie?  We want to see a card or project that includes at least one BEAR! Doesn’t matter what kind of bear or what the bear’s doing as long as we can see a bear you will have fulfilled this week’s challenge requirements! Oh…and don’t forget to stamp! After all, we don’t call this STAMPtacular for nothing!
We are sponsored by the lovely Bunny Zoe's Crafts who are offering a £10 gift certificate and also by the oh so sweet Teddybo who are giving away a winner's choice of three digis.  Huge thanks to both companies!
This is an anniversary card for my sister and her husband using Teddy Bo and Teddy Bea coloured with Copics and Promarkers.  My papers are Up Up and Away by Mindy Terasawa at First Addition which I picked up at Ali Paly - I got the last pack they had on the stall and I love them - every page has sparkle and shine.  A piece of ribbon and an MS lace punch separate the two triangular DPs.  And I've used the lace punch again on the base as the "stay".
I used half a page of another sheet for my base of this easel card and some Basic Grey for the pale green matting - it was a perfect match.  The butterfly is an MS punch cut from some Papermania paper I think and the sentiment, stamped directly onto the page, is by LOTV.  Julie got them for me for my Birthday back in January and I love them! 
And this is the finished card.   I am also entering into the following challenges:
Flutter By Wednesdays - who have an optional sketch but an "anything goes" main theme;
Creative Inspirations - where the challenge is for "lace and pearls" (my lace is paper punched and the butterfly has pearls on his body)
PaperPlay Challenges - who have a "Sparkle Galore" theme; and
Simon Says Stamp - who also want to see "Sparkle and Shine".
Please join us with all of your lovely bears at our challenge this week and check out the lovely makes of my teamies.  They are stunning and their photography is better than mine.  I just can't seem to take good pictures at the moment and I can't blame it on dull days - we've had fabulous weather!


Dena said...

EEEK! Now you gotta know I love those Teddy Bos. Maybe this is my excuse to got get some and enter the challenge haha!
Your card is just too cute. Love how you did the stamp around the LOTV sentiment, it works perfectly. Your coloring is awesome on the little couple and it makes such a great anniversary card!
Have a great day Lesley! I am only a few hours away from you, come visit me!!!!!
Hugs, Dena

Unknown said...

Hi Lesley! Thank you so much for stopping by my blog! Hope you are well! Love this card-such gorgeous detail and I love the spring colours! Have a great week my friend! Rowena

Turtle In The Sand said...

Just finished coloring a Teddy Bo. Have to make the card up and This is such a cute litte anniversary card. Love your work as always.

debby4000 said...

Gorgeous card Lesley, love the sweet bears.

Uhooi said...

Waw,, This card is sweet, pretty and nice,,

Faye said...

Oh Lesley, this is superdoop! Love your beautifully coloured image. xxx

Nina said...

Ohlala, this is so beatiful ♥♥♥ Love how you have coloured the sweet motiv and of course; all the sparkle!

Have a nice day :)
Hugs, Nina.

Anonymous said...

Oh wow Lesley, these bears are just darling and I love how you've made your creation here with the colors and design!! Really gorgeous creation! Thanks for sharing! Smiles, *Vicki*

NGCARDS said...

This is a wonderful card! Thanks for joining in with our Challenge of Lace & Pearls over at Creative Inspirations Wednesday's Challenge Blog! xxx

Bron said...

Awww this is so pretty Your sister is going to love it. Hugs from Bron :D

Mona Evy said...

Gorgeous card Lesley! Thank you for playing this weeks at Creative Inspirations Wednesday's Challenge!

Jules said...

Hi Lesley

I am loving these bears and just know I going to be caving in sometime soon and buying one or two LOL!! Yours are coloured so pefectly!!

Such a beautiful card for your Sister.

I love all the detail around the sentiment too. Gorgeous work.

I think that easel cards are the hardest thing to photograph so don't go beating yourself up .. .. your pictures are fine!!

Love Jules xx