Wednesday, 15 August 2012

Bear Hugs

I am surprised that the weather is still good ,I enjoyed my picnic on Sunday , we had a lovely day out, and made the most of a nice weekend, I made far too much food so leftovers where Monday's lunch for work. It has been hot, not that I'm complaining but it is a bit to muggy for me! especially the last 24 hours, I'm finding sleeping very will probably rain now that I've moaned about it !
I'm still in my pink phase as you can see.I had planned to use this card for a sketch challenge and now realise that I missed the happens a lot I have an idea and then miss the boat as I lose track of time or I dont get the opportunity to make the card in time, but I liked the layout so have still used it.I haven't coloured Tilda in a while and liked the cute teddy bear so gave it a go. I was going to go pale and pastel but I thought it wouldn't have worked with my paper choices so I went for bold and bright's instead.This is the first time I have used pencils with my promarkers. I recently bought some Prisma pencils to try them out.I blended with the pencils, although I'm not sure I did it right...I watched some Youtube videos and tutorials but it didn't work out how I expected it too, not sure why? ...I think I should not have done any shading with my promarkers and used the pencils for all shading, it doesn't look much different, but I will try again as I love the look when others do it. I only have a small pack of 12 pencils so maybe its the colours I used? anyway I will watch more tutorials and have another go soon.I used my new flower punch to decorate the inside, I like how it embosses also, although this hasn't shown up well in the photos (ideally I would have liked to use a cupcake punch or embellishment but I didn't have another one).
I'm off work today so might get another card done if not I will be back at the weekend with another update, although I'm off to the Great British Craft Festival at Donnington with my daughter so might not get any card making done this weekend but will have had a great day out and hopefully a little retail therapy...I cant wait.

'Bear Hugs' 

I made this card using the following 
  • square scalloped base card
  • pink textured and plain card for layering
  • Magnolia Tilda stamp-Teddy bear love  - coloured with Promarkers and Prisma pencils 
  • pink spot and cupcake paper-magazine freebies(Cool Britannia I think)
  • cream-pink multi spot paper- Dovecraft back to basics 111
  • white lace-satin ribbons-buttons-chipboard cupcake-gems,-all from stash 
  • flower- punched from spotty paper as above

Challenges I would like to enter this week are-


  1. Very pretty card Andrea. Love the image, pretty papers and layout and I love the way you've woven the ribbon through the lace.
    Caz x

  2. Your embellishments add sweet emphasis to your cute image. Thanks for sharing with Jackson's Digital Expressions.

  3. Such a cuuuutie! Really wonderful coloring. I've never tried to mix pencils with the alcohol pens... will have to try out. I really love how you have treaded the ribbon through the wonderful lace!

    Thanks for joining us as Jackson’s Digital Expressions this week. Hope to see you again next week. DT Crafting Vicky

  4. This is just gorgeous,love the colours.I saw you on

  5. Adorable! Thanks for playing along with us at Jacksons Digital Expressions.

  6. Thank you so much for stopping by and leaving a nice comment. I thought I would reciprocate from MIM. Your card is lovely. I do so love the Magnolia characters. NancyD

  7. Just too cute! Thanks for joining us at Jackson's Digital Expressions.

  8. Very Beautiful card, saw you on MIM.

  9. Hi Andrea, what a lovely card. Great colours and so lovely details, like the buttons, just perfect.
    Thank you very much for joining us at Cards und More Challenge.
    Hugs Claudia

  10. Hi Andrea! So pretty card! And I like your shading with pencils! Beautiful with the lace and ribbon! hugs Sandra
    And I also got here from MiM :)

  11. this is such a cute card-love this swet tilda image with her precious teddy bear-thanks for playing along again in the Great Impressions Stamp animal challenge

  12. Hi There! What an adorable card decorated so prettily! So glad you shared with us at Great Impressions Stamps!

    If you'd like the chance to win our stamps just leave us a comment here:

  13. hi Andrea thank you so much for your kind comment, really means a lot, and your card wow love the hot pink works so well, gorgeous colouring and love the lace ribbon threading a perfect look
    Hugs Kate xx

  14. Oh I just love that image! Love how she's hugging her teddy. Beautifully the double bow too! Thanks for joining us at Jackson's Digital Expressions!

    DT Member

  15. A great card, love the colours and embellishments you have used. Thanks for sharing it with us at Whoopsi Daisy for our ‘Anything Goes’ challenge. Hope to see you next week. Hugs Christine x

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  16. What a lovely Card!!
    Love the Image :)
    Thanks for joining us at Cards und More.
    Hugs, Anja

  17. This is so sweet. The image is adorable and I love the beautiful pink papers and embellishments. Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Throwdown. Hpe to see you next week.

  18. Hi Andrea
    Thank you very much for voting for me over at Fashionista's. Very much appreciated! As it happens I won the vote.
    Your Bear Hugs card is gorgeous!
    Michaela xx

  19. Awww this is so sweet Andrea!! I love that image and your beautiful colors! Gorgeous lace and details! Thanks for joining us at Crafty Calender this month!
    Tammy x

  20. Just Beautiful! Thanks for playing with us at Jackson's Digital Expressions! Come Back and Play again Soon!

    Many Blessings,

  21. Andrea this is so beautiful , love how you have threaded the ribbon through the lace and your colouring is superb Well done Hugs Elaine


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