Sunday, 7 October 2012

Warm Autumn Teddy

Hi everyone, hope you are enjoying your weekend. I have been catching up with some DT work, but I also found the time to make a card for the numerous Autumn-themed challenges that are around right now. As I said when I posted a couple of autumn cards a fortnight ago, this is really out of my comfort zone as I never normally craft with autumnal shades. Last week though, I sent off to LotV for the sentiments to go with the new geisha scroll; and I thought that the stamp might get lonely on its own in the envelope so I also ordered this adorable teddy stamp to go with it :-). I thought straight away that I may be able to make this stamp work with autumnal colours ... so here's the result.

 I also knew I had some yummy orangey-gold and brown shimmery foil flowers in a little tub ... I craft in my dining room, and some time ago I placed the tub on top of a heavy waist-high bookcase and it fell down the back. Well,today just had to be the day that I asked my husband to pull all the books off the shelves to retrieve the packet!

I'm also having a bit of a moment with floppy scrunchy bows. I saw an online tutorial somewhere (sorry I can't remember where to give a credit) about twisting the ribbon into several loops, so I've had a few goes. The results are a little eccentric looking, but luckily I think that's half the point! I topped this one with a little wooden flower button from my stash.

Stamps: LotV "Patchwork bear" and sentiment circle;
Media: Promarkers and Flexmarkers;
Papers: mixture of My Mind's Eye, Robin's Nest and Dovecraft;
Supplies: pearls, pearl brad and antique gold spacer from The Hobby House; ribbon, button and flowers from my stash;
Tools: large classic square and Fleur-de-Lys square nestabilities; Leone Em "Ash Family" leaf punch.

Pretty Little Ribbon #15 - Autumn Colours (max 11 challenges)
I ♥ ProMarkers #137 - Autumn Colours
Crafty Creations #190 - Colours of Autumn
Dutch Dare #185 - Fall Is In The Air
DYSU #92 - Warm Colours
Cute Card Thursday #237 - Lotsa Ribbon!
Stamptacular #184 - Photo Inspiration

Need to go and get my dinner now before sitting down to the X-Factor results and Downton Abbey - lovin' the new autumn TV schedules but they really do eat into my crafting time lol!



  1. This is fabulous Pauline, loving the colours on this one!

    Hope you are well

    Ali x

  2. Gorgeous card Pauline. I love this teddy. Your colours and design look fab too.
    Thanks for joining this weeks challenge at I ♥ ProMarkers
    Lorraine x

  3. Stunning card. Love the layout and the image. Thanks for joining us at crafty cats this week

  4. oooh, i love the foil flower, the sentiment on kraft and the oh so sweet teddy! thank you so much for sharing your beautiful animal creation with us this month at penny black and more.

  5. Mega cute Pauline! LOVE the autumnal colours and also the Fabulous flowers too! LUSH! hugs me xx

  6. This is gorgeous Pauline. I love the cute image, your beautiful colouring and fabulous Autumnal colour scheme. The gold flower looks wonderful


  7. This is fantastic Pauline! I love the colours and that foil flower was definitely worth the effort of retrieving it :D

    Tags xx

  8. So very pretty!!!! Love all the wonderful layering. That bow is wonderful and that flower totally stunning!!!!

    Thanks for joining us as Dutch Dare Card Challenge this week. Hope to see you again next week. DT Crafting Vicky

  9. Pauline, I love your card--it is a great take on the sketch and on the color inspiration! Love the colors and papers you chose, the darling image and coloring, your die cuts, and embellishments! Thank you for sharing this with us at Stamptacular Sunday. Hope to see you again next week! :^)
    Hugs, Penny

  10. This is so cute!!! Your colouring is beautiful and i just love the flower!
    Thank you so much for joining us over at the Stamptacular sunday challenge!

    Hugs Jessica

  11. Love your gorgeous card Pauline, its so adorable and what fab colours.

  12. An absolutely gorgeous autumnal card Pauline and if it's outside your comfort zone I'd never have known.

    Thanks so much for joining in our Animal Magic theme at Penny Black challenge this month.

    B x

  13. Just fabulous hun, love it to bits! Hugs Sxx

  14. So beautiful card,I love the image and the colours.
    So gorgeous papers and the details.

    Hugs Riet.xx

  15. Fabulous card... perfect image and colouring! And I love that fab gingham bow!

    Thank you for sharing with us at Anything Goes... hope to see you again soon!

    Christine x

  16. Oh wow I love this image and colours on this stunning card.
    Thanks for sharing it with us at anything goes challenge.
    Hugs Emma xx

  17. This is just adorable! The image is so cute! Thanks for joining us at Do You Stack Up.


  18. Gorgeous card in such beautiful shades of autumn. The flowers are stunning and glad you retrieved them.
    Thank you for joining in the Animal Magic challenge at Penny Black and More @ Allsorts and good luck x Susan x

  19. Fabulous card Pauline, lovely image and design, thanks for sharing with us at the pretty little ribbon shop challenge, hugs Liz xx

  20. aw this is just so very cute what a fab card colours are superb too..thanks for joning in with the challenge at CARTFY CATZ hugs sassyxxxxxxxte

  21. I love your coloring. The bow and wooden button are perfect. Thanks for joining us at DYSU this week!

  22. Gorgeous Pauline - love the rich colours which could be used for any occasion and not just Autumn x

  23. Hi Pauline,
    ooh so lovely card, fabulous festive flower and gorgeous other details.
    Your colouring is always beautiful.
    Thanks for sharing at Penny Black and more, good luck;-))m

  24. Gorgeous card, love the embellishments. xx Flora

  25. Love your card Pauline. Such a cute image and wonderful fall colours. Fantastic details. Thanks for sharing with us at Crafty Creations. Regards Meighan

  26. Hi Pauline! I love your teddy cute!! Beautiful colours and design x
    Thanks for joining us at I Love Promarkers x

    Jenny xx

  27. Pauline, this is adorable, I love the colours and your teddy bear LOTV image.. got that one me too .. and can you believe I haven't used mine yet!!! Thank you for joining us at I ♥ Promarkers this week and good luck xx

  28. Lovely card Pauline! That bow is so effective, will have to fiddle around to try one of those. Ruby x

  29. Beautiful card!
    Many thanks for joining in the
    ♥Cute Card Thursday Challenge♥
    this week! Debxx

  30. Gorgeous card! Love the sweet image, and your colouring is fabulous!

  31. How cute is this! Such a sweet image, wonderful autumn colours and really great flower decoration! Thanks for joining us at Sketch Saturday!
    ;-) Alex H.

  32. A cute and Pretty creation. I love the flower. Thanks for joining Penny Black & More @ Allsorts challenge, good luck
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x


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Pauline x