Just Cute Bears & Friends #39 - Black, White and One Other

Sunday, 7 November 2010
Good morning all, sorry I'm late posting my card this morning!  I have to admit I was making after an amazing trip to the NEC and was so tired that I feel asleep on the sofa before writing up my post!  I got to meet the amazing, Sonia, Jacqui and Bev but was sorry to miss meeting my lovely teamie Cathy.  It was so busy there, it's the first time I've been on a Saturday or to the November shows.  I think I will definitely choose a different day next time!

Anyway, enough chit chat, that's not why you've stopped by!  It was great to see so many of you take part in the last challenge, you all loved Helen's sketch as much as we did.  This weeks Just Cute Bears &  Friends challenge is Black, White and one other colour of your choice.  My first thought was red and I think a number of the girlies had the same idea!

I did have to change direction with my card as I was going to use a DP from my pc but my poor cat had a little accident on my printer, so I've had to go with an embossed background instead. although it doesn't seem to show up so well in the photo as I was using pearlescent cardstock.

I decided against colouring my bear in partly because to me Forever Friends bears are only one colour but the other reason was I thought it made the rose stand out more and give a striking effect.  The rose has been coloured in with a spica pen over the copics.  I used my new (purchased yesterday!) MS deep edge punch!  Great effect, pain to stick down!  The roses have also been spritzed with Pearl Glimmer Mist which I also purchased yesterday.  I finished off with some red gems on the punched centres and at the bottom of the card.

Please check out the rest of the girls cards, they are just stunning this week.  I hope you'll take part.

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

xx :0)

14 comments:

  1. Anita said...:

    Very pretty Sarah. I love how the red flowers just pop off the page. Sounds like you had lots of fun shopping yesterday and added some nice goodies to your stash.

  1. Aaaww super cute card Sarah! Such a cuddly FF bear, love that border punch and gorgeous red roses too! Sounds like you had fun yesterday, I'm sooo green right now! :D
    Kelly.x

  1. What a sweeet card Sarah. xx

  1. ~ Ali ~ said...:

    This is so cute Sarah. A beautiful card. Love it. Have a lovely evening. Hugs Ali x

  1. Kat said...:

    This is gorgeous Sarah. Love all that white. I love that punch too. I sometimes run the strip through my little Xyron. I don't know about the NEC but at the SECC last week there seemed to be a bit of a price war and you could get MS punches (all kinds) for great prices!

    Kat xx

  1. Sandra said...:

    Beautiful card again this week Sarah....pleased to hear you had a good time at the NEC....i went on Friday,it wasn't too bad...spent alot of money :0)...

    You asked about the stickles...i apply it with a brush,i find i can keep it neater this way.

    Have a good week
    Take care
    San x

  1. coops said...:

    stunning card sarah.adorable image and i love your embossing and colours :D

    xx coops xx

  1. Lorraine A said...:

    very cute card :-) the image is adorable and the few spots of red are perfect :-)

    luv
    Lols x x x

  1. Cathy said...:

    Such a gorgeous card Sarah. I love the embossing and the punched border .. a fantastic CAS card.
    Hugs
    Cathy xx

  1. Annie said...:

    gorgeous card Sarah! you were right to leave the bear uncoloured, it makes the red rose pop! and the little rose embellishments tie it in beautifully. sounds like you had a great day at the NEC too - maybe one year I'll manage to make the trip.
    hugs, annie x

  1. This is fabulous Sarah :O) I so love that MS lace strip punch, I used mine a lot. Great idea to keep the design simple and the uncoloured image is inspired! I wish I'd known you were at NEC on saturday, I was there too and we have maybe said Hi! in passing!! it was just too crowded though wasn't it? felt like a sardine much of the day :O(
    hugs
    wynneth
    x

  1. Helen said...:

    Gorgeous card Sarah - the bear looks fab 'naked'!
    Helen x

  1. Sarpreet said...:

    hi there, I have been back from India from my wedding for a while, and now have just started to get back into the swing of things. Slowly but surely. A stunning card, I have enjoyed reading and catching up on your blog. Thank you for your support on my blog.

  1. jenny said...:

    I love your card Sarah! The bear looks fab un-coloured, it really makes all the red 'pop' x
    The NEC sounds like a great day out :)

    Jenny xx

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