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Monday, 31 January 2011

Chocolate Teddy Bear

I've been having a lot of trouble sleeping recently and been printing a load of digital images off and colouring them in with my Promarkers whilst watching loads of CSI programs I had taped on our Sky+ box. The Promarker storage system using a DVD stand is brilliant as it is portable and I can leave it downstairs at the moment as it isn't too big. I've just got to get my bottom in gear and actually make cards from all these lovely images.

This little teddy is a freebie image that I had but I've no idea where I downloaded it from. I am a lot more experienced now at filing them with the proper designers names etc and like to give the appropriate credit where it is due. I have added some texture to the fur on the bear with a blender pen by liberally splodging it on the brown. It amazes me how much it changes the flat colour!

I have used the current sketch from Sketches by Carly. I changed the heart shape for an oval with the teddy holding the heart shape, hope that is appropriate :)

The backing paper is some more of the lush flocked wrapping paper from Paperchase. It has a metallic gold thick handmade paper at the base and then all the chocolate swirls are flocked, it is just so gorgeous. Absolute bargain for £1.50 a sheet and it is the equivalent of 8 sheets of A4 paper :)

The wide brown ribbon is recycled from a Molton Brown purchase. I got some gorgeous shower gels and they give you a really posh bag and it is tied at the top with about 50cm of grossgrain ribbon. It is printed on one side but no one knows if it is stuck down on a card do they?

The yellow bow, buttons and heart brads are Papermania and the flowers are Primas. All in all a great valentines card for a man that isn't in slushy colours.

As it is the season for luurve there are tonnes of Valentine challenges at the moment so I would like to link to the following :-

79 comments:

WencheP said...

Supercute card, love the cute bear. Thanks for joining us at Do You Stack Up.

-Wenche

Poppet said...

Great card Mandy, you're right the colours are perfect for a male Valentine. The Paperchase paper looks luscious and the image is very cute wherever you got it from.

Thank you for sharing your wonderful card with us at Creative Cowgirls Challenge. :-) xx

Peggysue said...

Uh, how many challenges is that?! Wow. Well, I love your card and I will be looking at wrapping paper everywhere I go now. That paper is beautiful and would cost a pretty penny if packaged for crafting. Beautiful card in unique colors for V-day. Thanks so much for playing along with us at DYSU. Please join us again next week!

Cor* said...

Way to go with the challenges girl! I love the colors scheme and I LOVE CSI as well! Awesome! Great coloring!

Joynana said...

Wow, lots of challenges. the card is really cute and the papers are fabulous. Thanks for joining us at Tellen's Place.

Vicki Romaine said...

Mandy I really like your cute Teddy Valentine. The striking thing about it is it is not red. I really think you did a neat job.

Hopefully you have become a follower and and will return often to the Cheerful Stamp Pad for future challenges. Thanks for entering "Be My Valentine".

Joan Ervin said...

WOW!! that's quite a list of challenges!!! Your little bear is adorable and what pretty colors!!Thanks for playing in the Belli challenge!!!

Becky said...

Mandy this is adorable! Thank you for playing with Speedy's Friends.

Glenda Atkins said...

Mandy what an adorable card and your little bear is just so cute! The colour choices look good on this card, love them! Thanks for joining us at Lexi's Creations this week, come again!

email: Steph@SimonSaysStamp.com said...

Cool background. I'm diggin' those heart embellishments too!

Thanks so much for entering the Simon Says Stamp & Show Challenge!!!

-Sarah

Gina said...

Beautiful colour combi, and the flock background is awesome :D Thank you for joining us at Creative Cowgirls XXX

andrea said...

lovely card,gorgeous colours and image,love the backing paper thankyou for joining us at fab'n'funky
andrea

Jen said...

Lovely card and your right the backing paper is super. Thank you for joining in with Rainbow Lady's challenge this week.
Jen x

Rose Petal said...

Hello Mandy. This is adorable. Such a cute image and your background is fabulous. All so wonderfully co-ordinated. Thank you for joining us at Tellens Place and good luck. Happy crafting.
With love, Sandra xxx

Marianne said...

Beautiful card! Love the texture you added on the bear!
Beautiful background paper!
Thanks for playing along at creative cowgirls challenge!
Marianne

debby4000 said...

Oh gorgeous, adorable card.
Thanks for joining us at Simon Says stamps Challenge.
luv
Debby

ElizabethR said...

What a cutie and that flocked paper is just perfect for a chocolate teddy! Thanks for joining us at Rainbow Lady's challenge this week Elizabeth x

Cards by Gina said...

Oh, so very sweet! Love that tiny bow! Thanks for playing with us at PPA this week!

Elaine Stark said...

a very sweet card. Thanks for joining Top Tip Tuesday. Elaine

Janis said...

SWEET! Thanks for playing with us at Paper Playtime. :) Janis

Wendy Colledge said...

Super cute card Mandy!
Thank You for sharing at Mami Doodles

Rainbow Lady said...

Gorgeous bear and love the background papers. Thanks for sharing Love Cynthia x

StamperBee said...

Very cute and I can relate to the sleeping problems :)

Chocolate Orange said...

Really cute card. Love the gorgeous backing paper its beautiful.
Thanks for sharing it with us at One Stitch At A Time, good luck !

Choccy x

Debbie said...

Aww so cute and gorgeous DP. :)
Thanks for sharing with us at The Crafty Pad challenge this week. :)

Debbie The Crafty Pad

Paige said...

Sweet Bear! Thanks for joining us at Stamps R Us!

Sharon said...

What a cute card.
Thanks for joining us at Fab 'n' Funky this week, hope to see you again next time.
Sharon x

Hands On said...

What a warm and fuzsy card. From the bear to the colours! Thanks for playing with Paper Players.

Tineke's hobby said...

what a beautiful card lovely colours and a cute image
Thanks for joining us at fussy and fancy this week
Tineke

Virgo5 said...

Great card, love the non-traditional colours!
Thanks for playing with Speedy's Freinds!

princesskitten said...

he's a darling. At least you have something to show for being up - all I can manage is a cup of tea and stare out the window ;-)

kitten DYSU team

Barbara said...

What a darling card. I love the image and especially the DP. Great color combo you chose. Hope your sleeping will improve. Thanks for joining us at The Creative Cowgirls this week.

Karen W said...

Very cute card, thanks for joining us at Creative Belli Challenge.

Sandra said...

Beautiful card,such a cute image and a great take on our theme...thanks for joining us this week at Stampavie and More..

Take care
San x

Janna said...

Hi Mandy, I love your profile pic :) Your patterned paper card is fabulous, thanks so much for sharing it with us at DYSU! Janna

Julie said...

Such an adorable card Mandy,Glad you chose to share it with us at Scrapbook Sisters card challenge Hope you're having a good week,Julie.x

Dawn said...

Lovely colours and BP. Thanks for joining us at OSAAT

Vicki Dutcher said...

He is too cute! Thanks for playing with Speedy's Friends~

Love crafts forever said...

Ah Mandy, i was looking for our Birthday Bash Poster every week on your blog. Finaly you got it. LOL
Beautiful card. Thanks for playing at OSAAT.
Hugs Nataliya.

Deirdre said...

aaaah, sweet.

Thanks so much for playing along with Paperplay this week on our Layer it Up Challenge. ♥

Mummylade said...

great way to reuse the ribbon. Thank you so much for entering my recycling challenge at Allsorts this week and good luck!

Lisa B said...

I adore the papers and colors you picked for this card!

Thank you so much for sharing this gorgeous creation with us over at the Sisterhood of Crafters. We hope to see you playing along in future challenges.

Denise said...

fabulous! Love the dp! Thanks for playing RESQ challenge this week!

Shelly's Images said...

Sooo pretty! I love the colors!

Thanks so much for joining our Tic-Tac-Toe Challenge this week at Shelly's Images. We hope you will join us again soon!

Tracey Brossart said...

Oh gorgeous!! That shimmery gold DP is fabulous!

Thanks so much for joining us over at FFF this week and goodluck! :)

x♥Tracey♥x
FFF/DT for PFD

Hazel (Didos) said...

Hi Mandy , Ah this is super, Love the colours, thanks for playing along on OSAAT and Rainbow Lady this week Hazelxoxo

WeirdCat said...

Mmm chocolate, great card, thank you for joining us at Digi Doodle Shop's Best this week,
Ruth x

Christine said...

Did someone mention 'Chocolate' LOL
Super card, almost good enough to eat. Thanks for joining us at Rainbow Lady's Challenge this week.
Christine x

Jane (Carroll's Creations) said...

Lovely!

Thanks for joining our "Hot chocolate" challenge on SECRET CRAFTER SATURDAY CHALLENGE :)

Hugs Jane x

Ann said...

Mandy this is just too adorable!!! I stamp too when I can't sleep at night!!! We got socked with 12 inches of snow overnight and so I have a snow day!!! Thanks for playing along at the Nook this week!!!

Terry Oulboub said...

The background paper really stands out and I love the yellow flowers and ribbon with the heart that cute bear is holding. Thanks for joining us at Tellen's Place this week for our "Male" challenge.

Miranda said...

gorgeous card
thanks for joining the DYSU challenge this week

hugs
Miranda

Croms' Cubby Hole said...

A lovely textured card. Cute image and sketches are there to be adapted - as long as you can still see the sketch. Hope the sleeping gets better.
Thankyou for joining us at Tellen's Place this week and hope to see you back next time

downrightcrafty said...

oh what a beautiful creation and perfect for our Hot Chocolate theme at the SCSC this week
thank you for sharing you lovely work with us
Hugs Kate xx

Lin said...

What a gorgeously cute teddy. Love your BP. It's so lush and expensive looking, and clearly was a bargain. I can almost feel it, lol

Lin xx

Rainmac said...

Hi Mandy, what a gorgeous card, I love the image and colours. Thank you for joining us at Craft Your Days Away for our love challenge, good luck xxx

Rainmac said...

Oops! Thanks also for joining us at Cards for Men, good luck with the challenge :-)

Sara said...

Adorable! Thanks for playing along with DDSB!

~ Kendra ~ said...

Cute card!! Thanks for joining us at Creative Inspiration Paints!

Kendra

Crystal said...

what a sweet card & cute image too! thanks for joining in AiFactory's "For the Boys" challenge! hope to see you again soon! hugs!

Suzi said...

A real cutie. Thank you for joining us at Fairy Fun Friday this week with your lovely creation.
Hugs
Suzi x

Myriam said...

Lovely card! Thank you for playing along with our challenge.

Hugs, Myriam
DT - Digi's by Phooka

Creative Inspirations said...

Cute card, great job coloring that adorable image. Thank you for sharing it with us at Creative Inspirations Paint.

Lauretta See said...

fabulous card!! LOVE THE colors!!! Thank you for joining us in our challenge over at Meljens. Hope you will come and see the blog hop we have starting today ;) HUGS X

Wendi said...

Super cute card love that paper
Thank you so much for sharing with us at ooh la la this week
Wendi

Mandy said...

Wonderful card,love the sweet image and the papers are gorgeous...Thank you for joining in with us at Cards for Men...
Mandy x

Janis said...

Sweet! Thanks for playing at Paper Playtime with us. :) Janis

Karita said...

Lovely card with cute image! :)

Thanks for joining at SSC this week :)

Hugs,
Karita

JD said...

What a fun adorable image Thank you for joining us at Paper Playtime.

~ JD ~

scotspanda said...

what a lovely card, the image is fabulous and I love the brown recycled ribbon, it looks lush

thanks very much for joining in with our recycling theme this week at Allsorts

Hugs

Amanda xx

rosalien said...

Fantastic card! just love this Teddy. ;)
Thanks for joining Creative Cowgirls.

Hugs, Rosalien

Dionne said...

You did an awesome job with the Promarker, this card is very pretty.
Thanks for playing with us at Fairy Fun Fridays.

Rose said...

Mandy this is super duper CUTE!!!
So glad you joined us on Simply Create :)

LynneForsythe said...

Cute...cute...card!!

Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp and Show!!

Terri's Cards N' More said...

Cute image. Beautiful card.

Carly said...

Hi Mandy!
LUV the yellow flowers with the brown buttons to accent them. Thanks for joining in on my latest sketch!

xxCARLYxx

Alison said...

Lovely colours! Thanks for joining our Valentines/love challenge at Cards for Men.
Hugs, Alison x

Linda said...

Beautiful card...love the color combo!!
Thank you for joining us at Simply Create...look forward to seeing your creative work for our next challenge.
Linda - Simply Create DT

Mel X said...

Superb colour combi. Love the design.

Thanks for joining us at Fussy and Fancy. Good luck.

Mel X