Thursday, 29 March 2012

Hot cross teddy!


Hi there. It's been such a long time since I did any regular crafting that I thought I would try something a little bit different in an attempt to get my mojo back.

In a recent craft magazine the free gift was an Easter-themed decoupage pack of Forever Friends images. (I'm afraid I can't remember which magazine and the pack doesn't say on it!!) I don't normally do decoupage, but these images were so sweet I thought it would be a shame to completely waste them, and here's the result of my first attempt.


I have to confess that I started this card thinking it would be quick, but it took me hugely longer than I originally anticipated - decoupage is clearly not a quick option lol!


Image: Forever Friends decoupage;
Sentiment: Penny Black "Happy Easter";
Paper: Forever Friends "Springtime";
Supplies: Flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts; ribbon from Hobbycraft; lace from John Lewis; gems from The Hobby House;
Tools: Marianne D doily die; Cheery Lynn "Art Deco" corners; Leone Em "Ash Family" leaf punch.


Challenges:
By The Cute & Girly (March) - In The Kitchen
Forever Friends - 3D and/or Decoupage
MAWTT #142 - Cute & Cuddly
Scrapbook Sisters #77 - Easter
Top Tip Tuesday #73 - Easter &/or Animals
Paperplay #13 - Easter
Paper Shelter #57 - Easter 
Try It On Tuesday - Easter
Crafty Boots - Easter
Cute Card Thursday #210 - Happy Easter
Sentimental Sundays #95 - Easter or Spring
Sparkles #30 - Spring
Marianne's Design Divas - Spring into Spring
Totally Gorjuss #124 - Spots & Stripes
Simon Says - Anything Goes

Thanks for visiting - I'll be back on Saturday with a new Penny Black Saturday Challenge.
  

25 comments:

  1. Oh this is gorgeous, fab soft colours & great layout!

    Thank you for sharing with us at MAWTT this week & Sparkles Monthly, good luck!
    Hugs Shell xx

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  2. this is so pretty and that teddy is so cute!

    Many thanks for joining in the
    ♥Cute Card Thursday Challenge♥
    this week! Debxx

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  3. ahah! Totally cute and LOVE the title too! teheh Thanks for playing Top Tip Tuesday and Totally Gorjuss too! hugs Samantha :0)

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  4. Holy Smokes, I love, love LOVE the dimension on this card. Fabulous! Thanks sooo much for sharing this little cutie on the Creative Card Crew challenge!

    ~Jo

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  5. Gorgeous card!

    thank you for joining in the fun with us at SMC for our " Mothers day/Spring " challenge

    Hope you will join us again soon
    Good luck in the draw

    Hugs Shaz x

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  6. Love your adorable and cute card Pauline.
    luv
    Debby

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  7. Oh that looks so yummy, love your card and your design. Thanks for joining us at TPS, good luck with the challenge. hugs Shirleyxxxxx

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  8. Your card is so cute. I love the colors and the big bow and the image is so lovely.
    Thanks for joining us at By the Cute and Girly.
    Hugs, Uta

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  9. What a beautiful card.

    Hugs Riet.xx

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  10. I love that Teddy such a sweet card

    Emma W

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  11. Beautiful card, your green colour scheme has a lovely and fresh feeling to it, lovely decoupage work. Thanks for joining us at FOREVER FRIENDS 3D/decoupage Challenge. Good Luck. Diane (DT) x

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  12. Ah, isn't he cute and he comes bearing food! What is not to love?

    Fabulous flowers and lace, all in all a really lovely card. Thank you for sharing it with all of us at Crafty Boots Challenges.

    Dionne

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  13. Very real looking card! So much sophisticated! Seems like colors are coming out of it!

    Plastic Gift Cards
    Cleaar Business Cards

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  14. This is such a pretty card! I love your flowers and DP's.

    Thanks for playing along with us at Sparkles!

    Hugs,

    Linda xx

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  15. Aw this is lovely, love that cute image (well who doesn't love a Forever Friend Bear lol) and those soft colours are beautiful. Thanks for joining us this week at Moving Along With The Times.
    Kim xXx

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  16. Hi Pauline! :)
    Just when I thought there wasn't anything cuter than this little teddy bear, I see that adorable bunny peeking up and around. HOW CUTE! Just love what you've designed here. :)

    Thank you so much for joining in our challenge at Top Tip Tuesday!
    Hugs,
    Lisa xx

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  17. Love all the layering. Thanks for playing along with TG last week. Hope you play our Swirly Whirly challenge this week!

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  18. An adorable cute card. Thank you for joining us at TioT's this week.
    Yvonne

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  19. This makes me smile big time, cute, love the hot cross buns :) thanks for joining us at Simon Says Challenge blog

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  20. Such a gorgeous card Pauline! I love the colours, and the decoupage is so neatly cut. Lovely card, well done.
    Laura xx

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  21. This is such a pretty card, and lovely colours.
    Thanks for joining us at TioT.
    Avril

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  22. This is such a gorgeous card Pauline. I love the image you've used and the colours also. Thanks for joining us this fortnight @ Truly Scrumptious. Hugs Michele x

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  23. Very pretty, thanks so much for playing along with us this week at Paper Play
    Hugs Julie P

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  24. OMG what a wonderful card! I just love everything about it; the colors, the delicate lace; that super fun layered bear, those gorgeous flowers; and OMG that just oh so perfect bow! Very well put together...love it!

    Thanks for playing along with us at Top Tip Tuesday this time around; hope to see you back often:0)

    Hugs;
    Janette

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  25. This is great thanks so much for joining us at CCC xx Jan

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Thanks for looking, and for taking the time to leave a comment - I really appreciate it.
Pauline x