Just Cute Bears #6 - Mint & Brown

Sunday, 28 February 2010
Another week has gone by and I've been another bad blogger and card maker. I can only apologise yet again.

It's time for another Just Cute Bears Challenge. Thank you to everyone that took part last week, I saw some amazing cards out there. Please check the blog to see last weeks lucky winner.

This weeks challenge is a colour combo of Mint & Brown. These are two colours that I don't use very often, certainly not together so I found it a challenge in itself! We are once again sponsored by the amazing Cuddly Buddly

I'm conscious that all my cards so far have featured Forever Friends bears so I was determind to use one of my other many cute bears for this card and who better than Cutie Patootie from Elyzbells. I've also made a C6 card for a change too. The CS is Bazzil Basics. I simply mounted the green onto the brown before mounting onto the card blank. I then cut another strip of the brown CS and puunched both sides with the MS Doily Lace Punch before attaching some green and white polka dot ribbon. The flower is from Hero Arts and was cream until I coloured it with my Copics. The image has also been coloured with Copics before being cut using oval nesties and mounted onto a brown scallop oval.

Please check out the blog to see the rest of the DT's awesome cards!

I haven't attached a sentiment at the present time as I'm not sure what I'm going to use if for just yet, but I think it could cover a multitude of occasions.

I'm sorry about the slightly wonky photo, I'm not sure what happened there! It was definitely standing straight when I took the photo!

Thank you for stopping by and for the comments you leave, they are greatly appreciated.

xx :0)

Just Cute Bears #5 - Lilac

Sunday, 21 February 2010
I'm sorry I'm a bit late posting this. I normally schedule it on Saturday but my OH has been poorly so was looking after him. I'm not sure if he's had food poisoning or a bug, I'm hoping it's the former as I have a real phobia of being ill and have been obsessively washing my hands and cleaning all surfaces touched!

Anyway enough of that! It's time for another Just Cute Bears Challenge. Thank you to everyone who took part in last weeks challenge, it was great seeing everyone's interpretation of Jane's sketch.

This which the challenge is Lilac. We want to see your project, with your cute bear image, using just lilac.

I have to admit that, being short on time this week, I CASE'd a card that I had done last year. I wouldn't normally do that and I apologise if I've let everyone down but I've been short on mojo at the moment and was struggling a bit. Anyway I hope you like it.

It was my sisters birthday yesterday so this also doubled up as her birthday card.

Please check out the rest of the DT girls amazing cards and find out who last weeks lucky winner is.

Sorry this is short and sweet.

Thanks for stopping by and for any comments you may leave, they are greatly appreciated.

xx :0)

Just Cute Bears #4 - Jane's Sketch

Sunday, 14 February 2010
I can't believe that we're already on week 4 at Just Cute Bears! Time certainly flies when you're having fun! Thank you to everyone who took part for our Hearts challenge. I saw some amazing creations out there. Don't forget to pop over to see if you're our lucky winner!

This week I had to face my fear as the challenge is a fabulous sketch by Jane! My regular followers will know that I have a slight phobia of sketches! I never really know what to do with them, maybe not helped by another fear of patterned papers! Because I go for the CAS style, I find it difficult trying to work out what I will be using for all the individual layers. I just hope that I've done a good job.

I've used another Forever Friends stamp and, you may have noticed, i'm still stuck in a red/white colour combo! I've switched opposite sides for the two gems as, for me, the sentiment is better placed in the bottom left corner (or is it the right?). The CS is Stampin Up! and the backing paper is from a Christmas FF Decoupage set. I've also brought out my MS Doily Lace punch for this card. I think I need more of these as I only have the two!

I thought I would show you a close up of the coloured image. Isn't it cute?!
We are once again sponsored by the fabulous Cuddly Buddly. I hope you'll join us again as I love seeing what you all come up with.
Thanks for stopping by and for your lovely comments, they are greatly appreciated.
I hope you all have a lovely Valentine's Day.
xx :0)

Happy Valentine's Dad..!

Saturday, 13 February 2010
Another week, another apology for being a bad blogger! I seem to be lacking in mojo at the moment and that may be because I'm just so tired at the moment and seem to be lacking in energy. I'm really sorry for my lack of creations.

I do have something to show you and it's my Valentine's gift for Jon....

I love this photo of Bozzy (Boris) and I fancied the challenge of altering a photo frame. I used one for the Docrafts Bare Basics Photo Frames and covered it in two coats of acrylic paint. The satin adhesive ribbon around the edge is from Hobbycraft. I was so gutted when the last piece moved as I stuck it down, but I couldn't pull it off as it would've removed the paint underneath. The little hearts around the corners are also from Hobbycraft and I finished off the sentiment using Papermania foam alphabet letters. Doesn't he just look adorable!! He looks good for 19!

I wanted to make an album as well using more photos of Bozzy but I've never completed a project like that before and my mind kept going blank when I sat down in front of it. Maybe once I start to pick up a bit, I'll get some inspiration and get it completed in time for Jon's birthday in May.

Anyway, I'd better go as I've still got to make his Valentine's card! I hope to post that at some point but please make sure you pop back tomorrow to see my latest Just Cute Bears challenge card.

Thank you for stopping by and persevering with me. Your comments and support are greatly appreciated.

xx :0)

Just Cute Bears #3 - Hearts

Sunday, 7 February 2010
I know, I've been MIA again. Same old excuse I'm afraid, work! We have been planning for last 18 months for a large amount of work that was coming our way and how we would cope. Well, it's hit us and I've got so much on now that I'm too tired when I get home to do anything else! Hopefully once we get into the swing of things more I'll be able to adjust. Please accept my apologies for my lack of blog hopping and commenting.

Anyway, it's time for another challenge at Just Cute Bears. Thank you to everyone who took part again. I know we've had some issues with Mr Linky in our first two weeks, but please bear with us. I've had so much fun visiting all our amazing entries, there are some very talented people out there.

Well, with Valentine's Day fast approaching, our challenge this week is to see Hearts on your project along with a cute teddy! It doesn't have to be a card, it can be an ATC, scrapbook layout, altered art etc, the only requirement is the little bear.

As I was a little short on time this week, I went for some Forever Friends decoupage that I'd picked up at the NEC last year. The red CS is from Stampin Up! and the backing paper is from the All Loved Up Forever Friends paper pad. I have also used my MS Valentine Lace punch and Love Language CB Folder.

Image: Forever Friends Decoupage; CS & Paper: Stampin Up!, CWC White CS, All Loved Up Pad - Forever Friends;

Tools: Love Language CB Folder, MS Valentine Lace Punch, Heart Gems - Stash

I thought I would do a bit of an "arty" shot to show the decoupage layers.

As always, we have a fantastic prize from Cuddly Buddly for the winner of this weeks challenge. Pop over to Just Cute Bears to find out more and to see the rest of the DT's amazing work!

I do hope you will join us and I look forward to seeing what you come up with.

xx :0)