Monday, 1 October 2012

Beary Nice!

This is my first post of the day - please scroll up to see my second post.

Good Morning All!

Sorry this post is a little late ... I've had rather a hectic weekend doing lots of boring (yawn!) but very essential paperwork, and although I made my card, I didn't get a chance to write the post. Anyway, it being a Monday morning it's new challenge time at Incy Wincy Designs, and this week it's Bears, Bears, Bears!

Our sponsor this week is the lovely Gerda from The Stamp Fairy, and she is offering this week's lucky winner a $10 Gift Certificate to her store. And with so many great images there, you're sure to be spoilt for choice! Gerda has also provided some images for the DT to use this week and, as it that wasn't enough, we've been joined by Chrissy and Larissa from The Stamp Fairy DT. Gorgeous inspiration ladies, thank you!
So, here is my beary (sorry, I just couldn't help myself!) nice card featuring a Stamp Fairy image:

My card recipe is as follows:
  • Base Card - is Centura Pearl in Snow White, which I have cut, scored and folded to make a 15cm square card.
  • Design Paper - is from my The Snowman Papercrafting CD-Rom. I tweaked the colour using the in-built 'Colouriser' function to reach this shade of blue. I then embossed a large star shape which is on my Ultimate Pro onto the paper, and then cut this out.
  • Image - This gorgeous little bear is called Toby Everyday Angel 4 and you can get him and other complimentary designs) by clicking here. I have brought Toby to life using my Spectrum Noir Pens in the following colours:
    • Bear Fur - BGR1, BGR3
    • Bear Nose - IB2
    • Bear Halo - Silver Gel Pen
    • Outline - IG1
    • Wings - TB1, Silver Gel Pen to make hatched lines to give a gauzy effect
    • Clouds - IG1, Silver Gel Pen
    • Background - Chalks in Light Blue
    • Edge lines - Silver Gel Pen
  • Sentiment - is by the talented Paulette at Create with TLC and was a freebie she gave away on her blog in August last year. As soon as I saw the image selection, I knew this was the sentiment I would use for this card as it is just perfect! I drew lines around the edge of my sentiment in Silver Gel Pen, so it ties in with my image.

There is bucketloads of wonderful inspiration over at Incy Wincy Designs, not only from my talented team-mates and The Stamp Fairy girls, but we also have Saumya joining us as a Guest Designer this month. So do check out their gorgeous Bears, Bears, Bears projects and leave the girls some blog love! Don't forget to come back and share your creations with us - you've got until Sunday 7th October 2012 to link your cards up.
I would like to enter this card into the following challenge:
Hugs, Helen x


  1. Love those blue colours and the colouring on the angel bear. Fabulous card!

  2. super cute Helen - love the colours you've chosen! Hugs rachel xx

  3. This is gorgeous Helen such delicate colours.

    Hugs Julie x

  4. This is so cute, I love it Helen. Thank you so much for sharing with us at Totally Papercrafts and good luck in the draw.


  5. Wow, this is gorgeous! Such a cute card, thank you for joining in with The Cutie Pies 1st birthday challenge xx

  6. A very sweet card, the design is simple but really perfect for this image.


  7. Beautiful card :) I love the layout and colour combo :)

    Thanks for joining us at Forever Friends Challenge Blog Fortnightly Challenge :)

    Tanya xx

  8. Adorable card. Thanks for joining us at Chalk N Stock!


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Helen x