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Wednesday, 2 February 2011

All Creatures great and small ....

The title is the theme of Sir Stampalot's February Challenge, and luckily for me this Penny Black image has a great big bear on it and a little bird, so that was perfect. I have coloured him in using Promarkers and have followed a sketch (See Below).

Before punching out the flowers I embossed using a TimHoltz folder and attached using brads and 3d squares, adding chalk to the edges before popping on the card.

Three papermania green gems were added to the top lhs and two buttons and a wee LOTV sentiment circle was popped on the bottom lhs (as per sketch).

The gorgeous red ribbon is from around a christmas pressy.

Now for the part that I enjoyed the most. This would be adding the swirly scrollwork, I used my versamark pad (long forgotten in a drawer) on another penny black stamp and stamped onto the base card, then using my lovely tray of chalks(also long forgotten in a drawer), I added a mixture of reds/grns/pinks and generally had lots of fun with it. I am sooo going to be using this effect much much more in the near future.

I am entering this card into 6 challenges as follows:-

Teddy Stampers #28 - Anything Goes

Sir Stampalot February Challenge - All Creatures Great and Small (1st entry)

Penny Black at Allsorts February Challenge (1st entry) - Say it with Flowers

Thanks everso for stoppin' by.




Vicky said...

Gorgeous card Heidi I love the bear it looks fab.

Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx

Clare *Littlebear* said...

This is gorgeous Heidi. I love how you have added the swirls with VM and chalk. I am going to hunt out my chalks now!
Thank you for joining us at Sir Stampalot this month.
Clare x

chris said...

oh this is os very special,Thanks for joining us in the Sir Stampalot Challenge. hugs Chris xx

LouDotMac said...

Awhh this is adorable!! That image is a must have, I wanna take the robin home! I love the array of flowers down the side and the buttons either side of the sentinment! Gorgeous card.

Thanks for joining us over at Pear Tree Designs - good luck in the challenges.

Lou Mac. xo

Jen said...

Lovely card, love your chalked scroll work. Thank you for joining in with Rainbow Lady's challenge this week.
Jen x

Hazel (Didos) said...

Ah this is super, I love the colours, I really need to think about some more Christmas CArds!!! Only done a few since Christmas and need loads by the end of the year!!! Thanks for playing along on Rainbow Lady this week Hazel xo

Christine said...

Lovely card and I feel like wrapping up today as it is cold and windy. Good to see christmas cards not forgotten. Thanks for joininh us at Rainbow Lady's Challenge this week. Christine x

Liz, said...

Beautiful Christmassy card. Thanks for joining in this week at Penny Black.

Liz x

Violets Corner said...

Oh, this is so cute! Love the way you used the snow scroll stamp, it's very beautiful.

Thanks for joining us at Penny Black at Allsorts.


jenny said...

Fabulous card Heidi! Gorgeous teddy and I love the chalked swirl x
Thanks for joining us at Penny Black Saturday :)

Jenny x

pinky said...

Oh gorgeous Christmas card, so many pretty embellishments. Thanks for playing along at Sir Stampalot this month.

Sally H said...

Such a cute and beautiful card! Thanks for joining us at Sir stampalot this month and good luck!

coldwaters2 said...

Beautiful card the stamping, design and image look super thank you for joining us at Sir Stampalot this month,
Lorraine x

Rainbow Lady said...

Gorgeous card Heidi love the chalking effect and super image and colouring. Thanks for playing Love Cynthia x

Ellie said...

What a darling card! The sketch is fabulous and the image is too cute!

Thank you so much for sharing with us at penny black at all sorts, hope to see you again soon!

Mervi said...

Beautiful colouring,
cute image and lovely card!

Thanks for sharing this with us
at Penny Black @ Allsorts;-))m

Shirley said...

Even though Xmas has long gone it is a treat to see such a pretty card Heidi. You have layered it up beautifully and the embossing and chalking is perfect. He is a delightfull bear and your flowers seem so tactile and they seem to "pop" right off the card. Just gorgeous.
Thank you for sharing your lovely work with us at Penny Black at Allsorts and we hope you will join us next month with another lovely creation.


louise said...

Gorgeous card and love the embossed flowers and the lace detail, thanks for joining us at Penny black at allsorts.
Louise xx

Jules said...

Hi Heidi

A gorgeous card.

Love the bright colours and that cute bear!!

Lots of lovely touches that make this card really special.

Thank you for sharing with Penny Black at Allsorts this month.

Love Jules xx

Sharon Keanly said...

Oh Heidi, your teddy card is gorgeous. Thanks for joining in the fun at Teddy Stampers.

Cherie said...

What a brilliant card Heidi, I love all the flowers.
Thank you for joining us at Teddy Stampers.
Hope you can join us for our new challenge later today.
Hugs cherie

debby4000 said...

Gorgeous Heidi, fab cute image and colours.

kath said...

gorgeous card heidi and great colour work on your adorable bear......thanks for joining in the fun this week at Penny Black Saturday...hugs kath xxx

Pauline C said...

Fabulous card Heidi - love the cute bear and your samped background is fab! Thanks for your fab interpretation of my sketch and for entering this week's PBSC
Pauline x

Tracy said...

Thanks for joining Sir Stampalot’s and Penny Black At allsorts challenges with this great entry, good luck.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Susie said...

Gorgeous card, such a sweet image and love the swirl! Thanks for joining us at Pear Tree Designs this week and good luck xx

Francesca said...

A cute card

Thanks for joining us at Sir stampalot this month and good luck!