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Saturday, 2 March 2013

I Love You Mummy Bear

Afternoon all, how are we today?  You would not believe how late I slept in this morning!  Never mind eh, doesn't hurt once in a while.

I picked up the new edition of Craft Stamper yesterday and was immediately captivated by a technique demonstrated by Chrissie Stokes.  I knew I just had to try it so after a couple of false starts and wrestling with acetate this is my first attempt.  By no means perfect, it will need shed loads of practice to get it right, but for a first go I'm happy enough.

Four challenges for this card

I've used Alfie Bear from Craftwork Cards
Painted in Distress Inks (ReInkers)
Vintage Photo, Brushed Corduroy, Walnut Stain, Tattered Rose
Spun Sugar, Worn Lipstick, Dusty Concord
The faux quilted background is done in Shaded Lilac DI, and the tiny hearts stamped
in the same colour are from a Hero Arts clear set
Sentiment is of course LOTV

Like I said, the quilting technique needs practice, I've not got it very even, and my acetate was too thin I think as it kept wobbling and moving.  But I'll have another go until I get it right.  Chrissie made it look so easy - ha!

Hugs, Squirrel xx


Kat said...

Gorgeous Squirrel, love that sweet bear. Love your quilted background. I saw the article in Craft Stamper too. Pity I'm too busy just now to try anything at all except what I need to. Every year I'm going to be more organised for the WRI show but I never am!! Tonight we're off to the theatre to see the Mousetrap. Can't wait!

Have a lovely weekend.

Kat xx

Mary J said...

I think the quilt effect is brilliant, Squirrel1 I love the little hearts in it too and that sweet teddy is beautifully coloured!

KraftyKoolKat said...

This is awesome sweetie and I bet it looks even better IRL. Acetate is the worse to work with and photograph.

Enjoy the rest of your weekend.


Zippy said...

Gorgeous card and the quilting is stunning, looks very professional to me! xxx

Doreen said...

Gorgeous card,lovely image and colours.xxx

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Looks great to me hun and what a cute bear

Chrissy said...

Such a cute Teddy, love the sentiment, and love the background..great technique and the little hearts look lovely.


Lorraine said...

Gorgeous card Squirrel. I love the sweet bear and your quilted background looks fab.
Enjoy the rest of the weekend
Lorraine x

Pop's Cards said...

Hey sweetie this is just gorgeous...

Have a great weekend Hugs Pops x x x

Claire said...

He he, he's adorable - great card hun. Great to see you playing along with Ready-Teddy-Go this month. Hugs, Claire x

Donna Mosley said...

Gorgeous card Squirrel. The lil' bear is adorable and I love the fab quilt technique.

Donna x

Debs M said...

fabulous colouring with the Di's - gorgeous card! Thanks for joining us for our ‘Mum’s the Word’ Challenge at Ready-Teddy-Go! Hope to see you again soon x
Debbie Dt

Sue - bearhouse said...

This is gorgeous Squirrel. I love that cute bear, your colouring is so beautiful and the quilted background looks fabulous.
Hugs Sue

rachel said...

fabulous work Squirrel - so cute! My parcel arrived today too - so thanks for that - I'm well chuffed!!! Hugs Rachel x

Sandra H said...

Awww.........Totally stunning card and image and thank you for joining in our challenge at Forever Friends "Bears" good luck and hope to see you again next time DT Member Sandra H xx

Jackie said...

What a beautiful card and I love that quilting look :o)
Jackie xx

brenda said...

A really pretty card Squirrel.

Thanks so much for sharing your lovely work with us at Allsorts this week.

B x

I have a little competition running with lots of prizes and it would be wonderful if you joined in, you can check it out here

Jennifer said...

Such a pretty card, Squirrel. As always it is beautifully coloured, and your faux quilting looks FAB!

Jennifer. x

Caz said...

Love this sweet card squirrel. Cute image and love the background.
Caz x

Faith A said...

Looks great to me,so clever, love the quilting and the little bear is so cute.

coops said...

so gorgeous hun.i love the effect of your quilted backgroud and he is just the cutest bear :D

xx coops xx

Mandy said...

Looks fabulous to me,love the sweet bear and as always your colouring is perfect...A Gorgeous card...
Mandy x

Sarah said...

Wow hun, I think this looks fabulous! If this is a first attempt, I can't wait to see how great it looks when you've perfected it!
Really sweet card.
Sarah xx :0)

catherine said...

This is a lovely card and thanks for joining us over at Allsorts this week
x catherine

Craftnut said...

Thanks for joining us at Allsorts Tracy x

Joanne Hood said...

What a great card, thanks for joining us over at SDD, good luck and hugs.
Jo (dt member)

Tanya said...

Beautiful card Squirrel, i love the purples, and the background is gorgeous! Really well done.

Thanks for joining our Fortnightly Challenge at Forever Friends Challenge Blog, good luck and hope to see you again soon :)

Tags xx

Julies Crafty Creations said...

Gorgeous Mothers day card, I love that beautiful sentiment circle
Thanks for joining in with our bear challenge over at Forever Friends and good luck
Julie x
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Sandra H said...

Oh this is such a pretty card thank you for joining in our challenge at Forever Friends "BEARS" good luck and hope to see you again next time DT Member Sandra H xx

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