Just Cute Bears #23 - Open Theme

Sunday, 27 June 2010
Thank you to everyone for your best wishes the past couple of weeks. I'm sorry I've been absent completely, but I needed to rest my neck in the hope that it would get better. It has eased consisderably, although I do still get some pain, but I was able to make a card and participate in this weeks Just Cute Bears challenge.

Iwould like to apologies for not commenting on the last 2 challenges, or on anyone else's cards for that matter and I would like to thank my teamies for being so understanding. You're all probably aware by now that the lovely Ali is taking a break from blogging and has stepped down from Just Cute Bears. I would like to personally thank her for believing in me and picking me to be part of this amazing team.

Anyway, this weeks challenge is an Open Theme so you can create whatever you like as long as it includes a teddy image!

My card is for my wonderful parents as it was their 39th wedding anniversary yesterday! I used this gorgeous Forever Friends stamp which has been coloured with copics. The base is SU! Rose Red CS and some shimmer CS (sorry can't remember name!). The shimmer CS has been embossed with the CB folder from the Love Language set. An aperture has been cut using heart nestabilities. The frame has been made using the SU! CS and the heart and heart scallop nesties. I've finished off with a Craftwork Cards Oval and some roses from Wild Orchid Crafts.

A close-up of the image.

Please check out the rest of my teamies amazing creations and the prize that is on offer from Annie.
Thank you for stopping by and for any comments you may leave, they are greatly appreciated.
xx :0)

No card from me today

Sunday, 13 June 2010
As the title says, I'm afraid there will be no Just Cute Bears Challenge card from me today. I have been suffering with a very painful next for most of the week which has left me unable to sit in my craft room for any length of time. I've been trying heat and everything but, at the moment, nothing seems to want to work. I'm hoping that with some rest I will be able to get back to crafting again.

I apologise for not being able to check any ones entries for last week either, but laptop time is having to be restricted too.

Please check out the rest of my teamies amazing cards. I hope to be back next week, I also have a couple more bookatrix cards to show that I promised last week.

xx :0)

Golden Anniversary Bookatrix

Monday, 7 June 2010
As promised I'm back with one of the bookatrix that I was busy making last week!

This one is for my In-Laws who celebrated their Golden Wedding Anniversary on Saturday 5 June. I wanted the colours to be golden and match so used white, ivory & peach roses from Wild Orchid Crafts. I used a heart shape from another of the Glitter Girls boards but am a little disappointed that I couldn't quite make the heart shape. I hope it looks okay to you guys.

I thought I'd also include a photo of the top of the box that I'd made and decorated. Who knew how handy all those old peel-offs would come in handy?!

What do you think, is it acceptable?!
Thank you for stopping by and for any comments you may leave, they are greatly appreciated.
xx :0)

Just Cute Bears #20 - Fathers Day

Sunday, 6 June 2010
I'm sorry I've been AWOL again for the week. I have been really busy making two wedding and an anniversary bookatrix as well as my challenge card for this weeks Just Cute Bears Challenge. I will be posting my cards throughout the week so keep checking back!

Thank you to everyone that took part in last weeks Just Cute Bears challenge, there were so many lovely cards out there.

This weeks challenge is for Fathers Day. As it is fast approaching we thought it would be a good idea to make sure that you got your cards made early.

I took the opportunity to choose a stamps that I'd had for 12 months but had not yet seen an inkpad! This stamp is from Elzybells and so adorable. He's been coloured with copics and then cut out with my nesties. The CS is from SU! I think it's Close to Cocoa but don't quote me on that! The DP is from the new Hampstead Park pack which is great for men. It's been finished of with a CWC sentiment oval.

It's a very plan card but I think it's perfect for men. They don't do lots of embellishments or punches. I did contemplate a few buttons but then decided it was perfect as it was.

Please check out the blog to see all my fab teamies cards, including our newest recruit!
Thank you for stopping by and for any comments you may leave, they are greatly appreciated.
xx :0)