Just Cute Bears #24 - Decoupage

Sunday, 4 July 2010
Good morning everyone, I hope you are all well and enjoying this beautiful weather we are experiencing. I had a fabulous day yesterday. I went to the Art Stamps England show at Newbury Racecourse with my best friend Nikola. I got some lovely goodies to play with. Please check out Nikola's new blog, she makes some wonderful cards and is trying to design her own stamp range. She doesn't get many visitors yet so I would love it if you could all give her the support you give me.

It's now Sunday and that means that it's time for another Just Cute Bears challenge. Thank you to everyone that took part last week, I had a great time looking at every one's entries.

This weeks challenge is Decoupage. This gave me the perfect opportunity to use some more of my Forever Friends kits that I purchased last year. I apologies again for the darkness of the photos. I unfortunately left it until late last night to photograph them!

I made only my second easel card and am really pleased with the results. The base CS is core'dinations, the DP is from the Forever Friends decoupage kit as is the greeting. The white panel has been embossed with the Argyle cuttlebug folder. I have also used a Fiskars border punch and X-Cut snowflake punch. I finished off with 2 different ribbons that I purchased today and some gemstones. I have also done some more faux stitching around the edges.

A side view of the card so you can see the dimension of the decoupage.

Finally a close-up of the cute decoupage image.
Please check out the rest of my teamies cards and also our GDT this month which is the lovely Becky.
I am also entering this card into these challenges:
ABC Challenge - X for Xtra Dimensional
Creative Card Crew - Easel Card
Forever Friends Challenge - Stitching
ABC Christmas Challenge - N for Noel - Anything Christmas related
Crazy 4 Challenges C4C44 - I love Ribbon (minimum of 2 ribbons)
Charisma Cards - Metal Mickey (Gemstones)
Thank you for stopping by and for any comments you may leave, they are greatly appreciated.
xx :0)


  1. jenny said...:

    Wonderful wintery easel card Sarah!
    Love the colours and your new ribbon - sounds like you had a great day out :)

    Jenny xx

  1. Sandra said...:

    Morning Sarah....another gorgeous card again this week...such a cute FF image and well done for starting your Christmas cards...must make a start on mine!
    Another favourite of mine the easel card...so simple to make but oh so effective...brilliant work Sarah..
    Pleased to hear you and your friend had a good day at Newbury yesterday...plenty of new stash :0).

    Have a lovely day
    Take care
    San x

  1. Helen said...:

    Gorgeous card Sarah - love the colours you've used...and that's such a cute bear image!
    Helen x

    PS - thanks for joining us at the ABC Christmas Challenge!

  1. coops said...:

    gorgeous card sarah, beautiful image and i love the colors and your fab papers.luv coops.xx

  1. Hi Sarah!
    Gorgeous easel card love the FF images
    hugs amanda xx

  1. Trisha said...:

    Wow Sarah-this is a stunning card! I've never seen a decoupage effect like this one-It's awesome! Thanks for playing this week at DCD's Christmas Challenge. Swing by my site if you like, I have some blog candy up for grabs! P.S. Becoming a follower-love your creations! Hugs, Trisha

  1. Annie said...:

    what a darling Christmas card and a great layering technique! and thanks for joining in with us on the ABC Christmas blog too!
    hugs, annie x

  1. Lynne said...:

    Hi Sarah - I love easel cards and I love Forever Friends so great combination :o) You should be pleased with yourself! Thanks for joining us at Die Cut Dreams Christmas Club Challenge - Good Luck xx Lynne xx

  1. Kat said...:

    This is gorgeous Sarah. I think I like this kind of decoupage better than the kind I did lol!

    Looking forward to seeing what you do with your new goodies. And I'll try to pop over to your friend's new blog.

    Kat xx

  1. Nikola said...:

    WoW I love the card you have made. The colours compliment each other nicly and the layout helps draw you to the image. Awsome as always. Take care and happy crafting.

  1. Sandra said...:

    Great card! The colors I like very much. thank you for your participation in Forever Friends


  1. Sonia said...:

    Love it Sarah, these bears come in handy for all occasions don't they?
    I must make a start on my Christmas cards. Hope you have had a lovely weekend.
    Hugs Sonia xx

  1. oh how could you not have used this the minute you bought it (I know I wouldn't be able to wait so long) Love the colour combo which sets the layers perfectly and all those amazing punches.
    Fabulous card, thanks for playing along at Winter Wonderland with us this week, hope you will be back again on Friday for some more fun
    Hugs Kate xx

  1. CraftyC said...:

    Lovely card Sarah, fab papers!

  1. Evgenia said...:

    I like the effect that this card makes! thank you for playing with us at Die Cut Dreams Christmas Club!

  1. Becky said...:

    Aww, thanks for the warm welcome Sarah!! I'm so pleased to be joining you girls for July :0) I love your gorgeous Easel card!! I think I'm going to be using up my FF decoupage for Christmas cards this year after seeing your card!! xx

  1. Anonymous said...:

    Hi Sarah - love the card! Easel cards are so pretty and I love the layering you've done, it's really professional. Thanks for your comment! I used ready-made die-cut circles/scalloped circles from www.whichcraftuk.co.uk, because they're really too big to cut/punch at home. Hope that helps :-) Dulcie xx

  1. pickle said...:

    Absolutely gorgeous!!
    Kerry x

  1. hayward69 said...:

    Great easel card. Love the Forever Friends decoupage. Thanks for joining in with us on ABC Christmas Challenge.

    jayne xx

  1. Fabulous card Sarah. Thank you for joining us at ABC Christmas challenge and hope to see you next time.

    Cathy (GD)

  1. Lynne said...:

    I love easel cards and Forever Friends are sooo sweet! Beautiful card :o) Thanks for joining us at Die Cut Dreams Christmas Club xx Lynne xx

  1. Dot said...:

    Beautiful easel card and I realy adore the dp you have used.
    Thank you for joining us on ABC Christmas Challenge.
    hugs Dorte GD

  1. Sarpreet said...:

    This is gorgeous

  1. Sande said...:

    What a beautiful Christmas card Sarah! It's never too early to make them :)

    Thanks for playing along with Forever Friends challenge!

    Hugs, Sande

  1. Anonymous said...:

    Lovely card! Thanks for joining us on the ABC Christmas challenge, Samantha :0)

  1. Stephanie said...:

    What a wonderful cute card Sarah! Hope you're well honey :) xxx

  1. Anonymous said...:

    Lovely card, Thanks for joining us on the ABC Christmas challenge and hope to see you again for more Christmas challenges hugs Samantha :0)

  1. jules said...:

    gorgeous easel card!

  1. Adorable card. Please come by and see my decoupaged door@ www.mommiesandbeyond.com

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