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.

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.


  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

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

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

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

  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!


  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

  6. Love your adorable and cute card Pauline.

  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

  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

  9. What a beautiful card.

    Hugs Riet.xx

  10. I love that Teddy such a sweet card

    Emma W

  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

  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.


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

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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!


    Linda xx

  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

  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!
    Lisa xx

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

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

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

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

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

  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

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

  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 it!

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


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


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Pauline x