Saturday, 30 June 2012

Three Bears and Spellbinders

Hello Fellow Bloggers

A very big welcome to my newest followers, I really appreciate you joining me.  Fortunately for you I do not blog every day so you will not have to do too much to keep up with me!!

This is the time of the week when I usually try to enter a challenge or two but I got some stamps this week from Lili of the Valley, they are brand new designs and the lovely and talented Bev Rochester and who can be found at has been showcasing the new stamps for a couple of weeks now.  I got two stamps and the one I am showing today is three gorgeous little bears.

I made this card for my wonderful blog friend Lynn Holland.  Lynn sent me a gorgeous and totally unexpected  treat in the post and I sent her this card to say thank you.  She has received the card so it is safe to post it here now.  Lynn can be found at and she is definitely worth a visit to see her amazing Doodly Birds.  I was just saying to Lynn today that I cannot decide whether I like cute or grunge best but today it is definitely cute.  Who knows what I might get up to tomorrow.........

Aren't they just the cutest little bears?  The backing paper is by Papermania from a very old paper pad I had in my stash.  I coloured the bears with Promarkers, cut them out using Spellbinder standard circle small dies and then matting them, again with Spellbinders, using the Petite Scallop Circle dies cut out in in red card.  The sentiment comes with the set of stamps, a new and very welcome addition to the LOTV stamps.  The roses are from Orchid Crafts and I twirled the wire with a pokey tool to give an extra bit of dimension.  Did I say how much I love these bears??

Thank you so much for visiting and I hope you will leave me a comment, I love to read all of them and I will always try to return the compliment.  Enjoy your weekend!  Crafty hugs, Anne x


  1. Great card Anne, I would definitely go for grunge ;)
    I can never get my stuff looking this clean and crisp. great use of the images and colours.

  2. Cute those little images.

  3. I love these little bears from LOTV Anne! You've done an amazing job on your card!

    Sarah x

  4. This card is adorable, Anne! So perfect for Lynn; she'll treasure it!

    (Are you saying I blog too much?!)

  5. This is just gorgeous Anne,love the bears and fab

  6. Love this card Anne, very apt for a project or two I'm doing at the moment. I go through little phases of cute & grunge as well. Enjoy your week-end. Hugs Rita xxx

  7. This is gorgeous Anne - quite an unusual one for you but really stunning (which is of course par for the course!). I hope you have a fabulous weekend! Hugs Rachel xx

  8. Lovely card - I am sure Lynne will be delighted

  9. What a fantastic card Anne I love the colours and its such a fab design, those little ted's are gorgeous well done Hugs Elaine

  10. Hello!

    I love this card! The little bear images are wonderful! Wishing you a happy weekend!


    Barbara Diane

  11. This is a super cute and perfectly made card!!!no wonder it was loved! Sorry am late! Hugs trace x

  12. cute, CUTE card!! Love the images and you did a fantastic job coloring them in!! Just love it! waving hi from the "too hot for this mama without a pool" hills of North Carolina :)

  13. oh my...this is just so sweetums!

  14. What a lovely card Anne! So cute and I love your layout..I'm a big fan of LOTV stamps :) Carole Z X

  15. Beautifully executed Anne, and those bears are a joy. You can choose to do cute and grungie - it shows you are a versatile crafter! Hope things are getting better up there. Hugs, Buttons x

  16. Hello Anne, I have been going through some of your posts and I am inspired to get busy and make some cards. In fact I have a couple people on my sending list that will be expecting a card from Aunt Connie. I found you through Kay of "505 Whimsy Girl". Kay and I have been following each other for a while now. She is such a sweetie pie. I hope you don't mind if I tag-a-long and follow you, too. I love your cards, you are incredibly talented. I blog about lots of different things including; art, paper crafts, sewing, painting . . . I'm just a retired grandma that is enjoying each new day the good Lord sends my way. Have a great day, Connie :)

  17. What a wonderful card you've done.

  18. My dearest Anne, it tickles me that you came over to visit and that you decided to follow me, too. I am looking forward to following you and checking out your creative posts. Have a lovely day, and thank you again, Connie :)

  19. Could have sworn I'd already clicked 'Follow' on my last visit, tut. Well I have now :)
    This card is the cutest Anne, such sweet pictures! I bet Lynn was delighted with it :)
    I love how you have set the bears out. I must go and research the Spellbinder cutters you used they give an amazing effect. And the way you spiralled the rose wire is fab :)
    If anyone is interested, they can see my 'baby step' attempts at paper craft, or whatever else I get up to, on my Flickr page here Any constructive criticism, advise or tips on my attempts are most welcome :)
    Hope your weekend is going well Anne
    Mo x

  20. Definitely cutey bears and great twisted wire too. Thanks for the "cling film" translation on Sandee's blog. Can't find a Bow-Easy supplier here in the UK though. As for my AB, the undermined page was on the pink spread AFTER I took the photo, nowonder you couldn't see the repair job - LOL. Thanks as always. BJ

  21. Hi Anne,
    It looks like my first comment didn't come through. Drats. I love the cute little bears. I'm sure they brought a smile to Lynn. I'm not too sure about the grunge thing (haven't tried it myself yet)- definitely like cute!

    I'm at Starbucks where it's air conditioned as our heat wave continues. I'm just catching up with my favorite blogs this nice Sunday afternoon.


  22. Haha all these lovely compliments about your card but none of them have the pleasure of the real thing like me. I am one lucky girl. It is standing proudly amongst the Doodly Birds and will be visiting my Tuesday night craft group to be shown off.
    How about doing some craft workshops for all us who live near enough to you.
    Love Lynn xx

  23. Aww, super cute teddies!! x

  24. Hi Anne! I'm a Huge fan of Cute! This card is beautiful! Its been a real treat and a pleasure for me to visit your lovely blog. I am your newest follower!
    I hope that your feeling well.
    Warmest Hugs, Sheryl


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