Wednesday, September 12, 2012

A Teddy Bear and Two Birds

Hello peeps!

Hope you are all having a great week!

As threatened, I am back with my second post for the day.  My son will be turning three this year and when I asked him what he would like on his birthday card, he thought about it for about 0.2 seconds and responded "a teddy bear and two birds."  My first thought was - uh oh, I shouldn't have asked.  But then I remembered a cute little Penny Black stamp that I have from the Eat Cake set.  I pulled it out and found that it was actually a teddy bear with three birds.  Easily fixed with a piece of tape, so we were in business.

I coloured the image with Prismas blended with Sansodor, and then lucked out when I found some 3 Bugs in a Rug papers in my stash :).  I kept the embellishments very simple - added a button with a twine bow, some rhinestones (kids love stuff that shines and sparkles) and a chipboard three.  The three actually started out white and ended up sparkly by accident.  I tried to colour it orange to match, but it did not take the ink evenly and looked really awful.  So, I doused it in Paprika Stickles and I really like how it turned out.  The sentiment is from a Popcorn the Bear set (Crafter's Comp).  A MS edge punch and stitching finish it off.

I would like to enter this card in the following challenges:

Here Come the Boys - teddy bears
Ready-Teddy-Go - how many fingers?
Penny Black Saturday - buttons and bows
The ABC Challenge - w for wishes
Cupcake Craft Challenges - in stitches
Allsorts - layers

Thanks for stopping in and for taking the time to leave a comment!  I love reading them and visiting you too! Enjoy the rest of your week and have a great weekend!




As.I.Do.Rodos. said...

Gorgeous card good luck with the Here come the Boys #35 - Teddy Bears challenge. Hugs Ginny ♥

Craftdee said...

It's beautiful, Dawn, I'm sure your son will love it! Really nice papers and the image is too cute - perfect for the Teddy Bear challenge at Here Come The Boys Thanks for joining in, good luck and hope to see you next time too, Donna ☺

Anonymous said...

A fabulous card, love the papers and such a sweet image...thanks for joining us at Cupcake and Ready Teddy!
Helen x

Woo said...

Gorgeous card Dawn! Love it! Thank you for sharing your fab work with us at Here Come The Boys! Woo x

Craftnut said...

Great Card. Thanks for joining us at Allsorts this week. Tracy xx

Jenn said...

Adorable card, I'm sure your son will love it! I love the sweet image and the papers you chose. Thanks for joining us at ABC Challenges.

downrightcrafty said...

what a sweet image and love the soft colouring and such great papers too
Hugs Kate xx

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous card love that your little Boy chose 3 animals just some how seems right 2 + the bear! Love that you masked off one of the birds too! And glitzed the number 3, he's gonna totally love it!
Hugs me xx

Mojca said...

Wow what a gorgeous card. Really love the papers and the design. Thank you for joining us at Here Comes The boys Challenge. Hugs! Mojca

Brodders said...

Lovely card and great stitching :) - Thanks for playing along with us this week at Cupcake Crafts and good luck - Jane x

Sarah said...

Great card Dawn. Love the image and the colours and the papers. Great stitching. Have a great day.

Sarah x

Debs M said...

what a sweet image and yummy papers, i'm sure your son will love it! Thanks for joining us for our ‘How many Fingers’ Challenge at Ready-Teddy-Go! Hope to see you again soon x
Debbie Dt

xxxtglxxx said...

This is a beautiful, fresh looking card Dawn! :) Awesome papers and layout!



Daniele said...

just loving your card fabbie dt papers
thanks for joining us at RTG this month

Sweet Fairy said...

This is so beautiful. Such a pretty design. I have worked for the Print gift cards company and this design inspire me so much. I really appreciate this.