Friday 18 May 2012

A Pile of Pressies

This week on Lili's Little Fairies we are hoping you will share your projects made with your favourite LOTV teddy bear.  I have a couple of confessions to make .. .. first off, I've gone off teddy bears! and secondly I made this card a couple of weeks back when my mojo was off somewhere else so it's a minimalist design.  Now if I had to choose a teddy bear image it would have to be cute James from LOTV, he might just creep back into my favours!  I found a piece of dotty paper in my stash and matted both the image and paper with bright red card along with the stamped text, then doodled the edge with a black fine liner pen.  Embellishment is a scattering of red punched stars - simples!

I do love colouring with my Copics, the best part of the project for me!  Teddy is coloured with E30, 31, 43 and a touch of 44.  As the stamp has a sketchy look  I used the feathering technique with my pens for teddy and didn't blend too much so hopefully there's a look of fur.  The reds are R35, 37 & 39, the greens are G20, 21 & 28, and the golden yellows are YR20, 23 & 24.

Truly Scrumptious have had an anything goes theme running this past week, so I'll squeeze in at the end with my Christmas teddy bear card.

On the build front, most of the tiles are on the roof.  Next week they will start on the rendering and fitting the gutters before taking the scaffold down and fitting the doors and windows.  I am hoping they will fill in the footings soon so I can get an idea of what to do with the garden, or what is left of it .. .. a patio area or lawn? and where to have the borders - and would a wisteria survive around the shed?  I've never grown one, the pruning seems terribly complicated, but they had a new beauty at the Weybridge garden centre when I visited last week.  It's a smaller version but I need to find out if the flowers have perfume, if they do then I could be on to a winner.  The classic Chinese wisteria has a beautiful fragrance and there was a very sorry looking plant for sale with beautiful flowers but no sign of leaves .. .. and as it would have gone rampant over shed, trees, neighbours etc I left it.  The new variety had leaves and lots of flower buds but they weren't open so I couldn't sniff .. .. the label didn't mention fragrance so I may be disappointed - I'll have to pop back next week and see if they have come out yet.

Hubby should be here later today and because he has to work tomorrow in the Callington area I'm hoping to hitch a ride and make it to the Kelly Bray craft shop demo - it's been ages since I went, over a year - I hope the crafty ladies will still recognise me!  I didn't get any crafting done yesterday but I did have a moment of weakness and ordered half a dozen new Copic pens from Cult Pens over in Devon.  Fabulous service as they have just arrived so I'm off to colour in my chart and maybe make a card .. .. Enjoy your weekend, whatever you get up to!


  1. I know what you mean about bears......sometimes you just need a rest & they from you!
    Hope you get to the demo - I'm playing catch-up Friday so have a good weekend.
    Paula (PEP)

  2. Lovely X-mas card! This little bear is just too cute. Thanks for joining in with the Truly Scrumptious' "Anything Goes" Challenge.


  3. wonderful card annie I love the colors and great stamp
    huigs Lia

  4. Gorgeous card Annie,Love the cute little Bear,Hugs Debbie x

  5. oh he is cute ... i love the layout and that fun dotty DP
    Lisa x

  6. Oh Annie!!! How can you go off bears, especially LOTV bears missus?! Adore what you have done with James, this really is my kinda card. I was so excited by the bear challenge that I got a bit carried away with teddies... HugsSxxx

  7. Gorgeous card Annie - I do love James bear. Hope you manage to get to the demo I was hoping to go but jetlag got the better of me sadly.

  8. I love James bear too and I love how you've coloured him and his present pile.

    Kat xx

  9. Uber sweet! I'm gonna have to start my Christmas cards soon! Hugs, Lesley


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