Sunday, 29 April 2012

Penny Black Saturday Challenge Week 199 - Spring Themed Card

Hello Blog Friends,

It is Sunday I know but I really wanted to enter this Challenge and was out all day yesterday.  The theme is Spring/May day.  I do not have too many Penny Black stamps but this one has not been inked up for ages so I thought I would chance my luck. 

I am using my rather vivid imagination and thinking that the little bear has just come out of hibernation and he is so tired after chasing butterflies and running through the flowers that he has had to take a rest! 

I have coloured the bear with promarkers and prismacolour pencils, decoupaged the bear and used BoBunny papers (I love these gorgeous fresh yellow colours) and used distress ink (wild honey) to finish the edges.  I added some guipure lace and also green stitched ribbon to signify the lovely green of Spring. The butterflies are cut with a Martha Stewart punch and I added green pearls to give them a lift.

My close up is a little shaky, no matter whether I use the tripod or not, I still seem to get a shaky result.

If you would like to enter the challenge then please pop over to for more details.

I hope you like the bear, if you do please leave me a comment and I will do my best to visit you and return the favour.  Crafty hugs, Anne x


  1. This is gorgeous Anne,love the image and

  2. Hi Anne, I think your bear is lovely and think you could be right that he is worn out after chasing butterflies!! Thank you for visiting my blog and your kind comments, lots of love Steph

  3. ...tis loVely Anne with beautiful spring time colours...very apt too as we had the huge bear stuck up the tree in the news yesterday and the papers too!...Mel :)

  4. Hi Anne as you saw in WOYWW I love bears.......and this one looks so cute lying asleep on the branch. He is dreaming of lovely flowers and butterflies as seen on your card. Good luck in the challenge. Hugs Annie x

  5. Anne, lovely card, you did a super job with your coloring as usual. ( Do you have a timer on your camera? That would elimate the shakiness of the camera, I use mine a lot on close up shots! ) Hope you have a great day, waving hi from the hills of North Carolina :)

  6. Hi Anne,
    What a beautiful card! Love the whole layout of it.
    The dimensional butterflies are perfect. :)

  7. Fabulous card Anne, LOve the bear image and he is coloured so perfect, Great colours... Happy Sunday, Hugs May x x x

  8. Hi Anne

    What a beautiful card, I love the golden yellow dp you used and wow does that green ribbon really pop against it!

    Thanks for the lovely comment you left on my blog :)

    Emma xxx

  9. Beautiful bear Anne and I love the butterflies. Very Spring like colours.
    Hugs, Buttons x

  10. HI Anne...great your take on the challenge and that bear is so sweet..thanks for joining in the fun this week at Penny Black Saturday..hugs kath xxx

  11. What a pretty card. I love the colors you used and that bear is too cute!!

  12. Such a pretty card Anne. Love the little bear xx


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