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!

Hugs,

Dawn

15 comments:

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 ☺

Molecraft 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

Samantha 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!

hugs

xxalisonxx

Daniele said...

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

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.