Tuesday 4 September 2012

Teddy Present!

Good morning! Yes, another post from me - that's three days on the trot! How keen am I?
It's just a quick post from me today as I'm off to work, hubby's at work as usual, Jack's back at school and Lauren's heading off to Manchester for the day with her friend for some shopping & lunch (alright for some!).  So I'm going to have a very sulky Tilly the Dog today when I get back from work - that after weeks of nearly always having someone here, she'll have been left on her own with just the grumpy cat for company! And the one thing that our hound craves more than anything (even doggy treats!) is company! So I'll have to do the extra-long doggy walks this evening and lots of fussing to compensate!

Today's card uses a lovely teddy stamp from LOTV (do they make any other sort?) - Patchwork Teddy.

I saw the challenge over at Lili's Little Fairies for 'Anything but a square' and decided to take up the challenge. I don't have a large die cutting machine, just a basic and much used BigShot, so any different shape was going to be self-made! Now considering my scissor skills I didn't particularly fancy cutting a large circle, and didn't have any circle shaped cards, so thought that perhaps I could manage a hexagon shape - and here is the result! 

I've coloured the image with promarkers and pencils.  The backing papers are from the lush new Nitwit paper pads at LOTV - ooh these are scrummy, particularly if you like making girly cards like I do! 
I've used Marianne heart & swirl die cuts, and the leaves are using a new set of Spellbinder dies - 'Fall Foliage' - that I recently treated myself to!  The flowers are from WOC, as is the cute heart charm. The sheer ribbon is from Joanna Sheen and the pearly heart from my stash. 

So definitely a 'pink & girly' card - yet again! But I do enjoy adding all the embellishments! I don't think I'll ever manage 'clean and simple' lol! 
Anyway, hope that your day goes well.  I look forward to hearing all my son's tales of how his first day as a Year 9 boy went - and admiring all my daughter's purchases! 
And thank you for all the lovely comments I've been receiving - they mean so much! 
Back soon, Kim x 

I'm entering this card into the following challenges:-
Lilis Little Fairies - anything but a square
Wild Orchid Challenge - layers


  1. Pretty card. Great shape and love the colours
    Hugs kelly

  2. This is great Kim. I love the shape, the image is adorable and all your embellies are fab.

    Jo x

  3. This is gorgeous Kim, I love the sweet image (of course!) and the colours are so pretty. Such a great card design and beautifully embellished too.

    Hugs Sue

  4. So pretty Kim, adorable image and love the shape/layout.
    Wendy xx

  5. Such a sweet card Kim. The papers are really pretty too. Thanks for sharing with us.
    Babs xo

  6. This is gorgeous Kim, so full of loveliness. I couldn't do CAS cards either. Lol!!!


  7. Such a pretty card Kim. Love the soft colours you have used. Great shape, design and layout and love the embellishments. Gorgeous
    Eileen x

  8. Gorgeous Kim, such a cute image ans pretty colours

    hugs Vicky xx

  9. This image is so cute Kim but you're right, which LOTV isn't? I love those and have a basket of 'em!
    I like the shape of this card and how you've coloured the little bear so he's so soft looking. I like the flowers and that sweet little charm too.

  10. Great shape and so pretty too! And you're right - those bears are all SO cute, love this one :o) Hugs, Lisa x

  11. What a lovely card, such a nice shape and love the embellishments

  12. Well you sure did an excellent job with that handcut hexagon! You're right, LOTV doesn't make anything but cute stamps and you've colored this one beautifully. Hugs!

  13. Such a lovely card!
    Lovely image ♥
    Thanks for joining our challenge at WOC this time - hope to see you back at our next challenge!
    Hugs Anne Kristine


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Kim x