Tuesday, March 06, 2012

Teddy 'n' Teddy

Today I have a "New Baby" card in pastel blue, Gem of a Challenge has Perfect Pastels as their challenge theme this time around and as this little cutie is a Pink Gem digi image it's right at home there.
Crafts 4 Eternity has Use Something Digital as its challenge - I'm in!  The Sundays with Chrissy challenge is "Animals", hope Teddy Bears count :-) and Crafty Sentiments has Bear Time so I'm entering there too.  I've coloured the image with Prismacolor pencils, and I am happy with the result - I finally feel like I'm getting the hang of them :-)  I've ordered a load more pencils, can't wait to get them it will increase my range of shades threefold.
The papers are from Kaiser... the Lullaby Collection and my stash, the blue cardstock is from American Crafts. Divas by Design has a Spots and/or Stripes  challenge, I have stripes so I'm in. 
I've popped all the layers up on foam dots,  The Pink Elephant wants us to use Three or More Layers - which is never a problem for me, lol, so I'm entering there.
The swirl is cut with a Marianne D die and the pearls are from my  stash; Cutie Pie Challenge this time is Pearls and Swirls, so I'm entering there.  Crafty Calendar has Spring Clean - use scraps or stash and Lisa's Waste Not Wednesdays challenge is always to use up some of our Stash.  Now this image is pretty new (I won it last month) but the paper and pearls are most definitely from my stash.
I added another swirl, cut with the paper the other side up so that the swirl "faced" the other way to the inside of the card, along with papers from the front and a jotting panel edged with Versamark ink.
I did use the sketch from Papertake Weekly, but missed the deadline (again, I'm always doing that!!), luckily for me they have an Anything Goes challenge running so I can enter there anyway and still offer my thanks for a lovely straightforward sketch, lol.  Craft Your Passion, Simon Says Challenge and Paper Crafting Journey all have Anything Goes challenges on too, so I'll be entering them.
I think that covers my simple little card, I really loved making this one; the colouring was very therapeutic, and it just "fell" together. I have had a bit of stress this last week or so; my lovely hubby has some health issues - he feels fine, but had bad results from some of the tests run at his annual check up and so we've been to Hospitals for scans, blood tests, Ultra Sounds you name it and are now waiting to go to a Specialist; you really don't like to hear the word "urgent" in any of these places, so I'm a bit distracted at the moment.
We're going away to Malaysia on Monday (all booked and paid for) and got a letter from the Specialist telling us that we were extremely lucky and should consider ourselves honoured (basically!) that they've given us an urgent appointment next Wednesday - our second day in Kuala Lumpur!  So we've had to rebook for the day after we get back, which the snooty secretary made quite clear was a personal favour and definitely worthy of some grovelling.  I hope we can still enjoy our holiday as Stefan has wanted to go "away" for some time and I'm a don't-enjoy-flying and love-my-log-cabin-holiday type of girl.
Enough from me, I'll be back soon with... something :-)  Until then, Happy Crafting, Donna


Jo said...

Hi Donna

I love your card. I think Janet's images are wonderful and you've used this one to make a beautiful card. Fab choice of papers.

Thanks for joining us at Crafty calendar challenge and good luck.

Jo x

pinky said...

I love this Donna. Its so fresh and gorgeous. Thanks for joining us at C4E this week.

catherine said...

Beautiful card and image. So nicely finished as well
x catherine

Doreen said...

This is just gorgeous Donna.Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion Challenge this week.xxx

Vicky said...

Just so gorgeous hunni...:o)

big hugs Vicky xx

Sarah said...

Hi Donna, ooooh very pretty! Love the pastel shades and the image is just so cute.

Thanks for joining in again with us at the Divas this week.


Lisa Jane said...

Oh this is adorable .. i love the little teddy - beautifully coloured
Thanks for joining us at Crafty Sentiments
Lisa x

NGCARDS said...

Lovely creation hun! Thanks for playing at PTW! xxx

Wishcraft said...

Absolutely adorable Donna! Love this image and you've coloured him so beautifully, fab papers too. Thanks for joining in at A Gem of a Challenge and also with WNW again - there's no limits hun, I don't mind how many times you enter :o) Lisa x

Rebekah said...

This is fab Donna thanks for sharing at Divas sweetie hugs rebekah xx

Christine said...

Beautiful card!! Love the layering. Thanks so much for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Challenge blog.
xoxo, Christine

Daniele said...

such a pretty card Donna, love the image thank you for popping by my blog and leaving your lovely comment

Shannah said...

Adorable!! Such sweet soft colours and an adorable image! So glad you joined our Sundays with Crissy Animal Challenge! Hugs, Shannah xox

michele said...

Fabulous card! Thanks for joining us at Crafts 4 eternity this week hugs x

Cindi Flass said...

Adorable card! This little bear is so cute! Love your coloring.

Cathy Lee said...

Adorable card, Donna. Perfect for a baby boy welcome card. Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion Challenge this week.
Cathy Lee

Jill said...

gorgeous card Donna and so cute I love the image thanks for joining us at PTW hugs Jill xx

lindyloo said...

Hi Donna

Gorgeous card hun so cute and the image is so sweet thank you for joining us at cutie pie

lindyloo x

Joey said...

Donna this is so cute, beautiful colourwork hun, I have left something on my blog for you. Joey x

Elaine said...

Gorgeous cards Donna.Hugs Elaine

Suzie McFloozy said...

Fab card, I love the super cute image
Thanks for joining in with us over at paper crafting journey & good luck
((hugs)) Suzie xoxo