It’s bearly spring

The challenge at Craft Your Passion this week is Grin and Bear It.We have the fabulous the fabulous Purple Panda Designs as our sponsor.Stop by for the full details and don’t forget to take a look at the DT and GDT’s wonderful work.

The DT were lucky to choose from a selection of bear images from Purple Panda Designs.I chose the cute Bearey Springy to work with.He’s been coloured with Promarkers.This is my first attempt at making a swing card.It was actually surprisingly easy.I managed to follow a tutorial I found on You Tube while balancing my paper trimmer on my lap whilst measuring and cutting !! The card I used has a lovely pearlescent finish as well as being textured.I mounted a frame,stamped with a greeting,from the same paper pack on the reverse side of the image.

These cards are a lot of fun to make.

Supplies :
Image : Bearey Springy by Purple Panda Designs
Sentiment : Personal Impressions Mixed Sentiments clear stamp set
Mediums : Promarkers,Jet Black Archival Ink Pad, Black fine liner pen for drawing in springy stems on punched flowers
Papers & Card : DP Freebie My Minds Eye paper pad from past issue of Cardmaking and Papercraft magazine,cardstock from my stash
Tools : Fiskars Euro Personal Paper Trimmer 30 cm,Martha Stewart Stamp and  Punch Set Flower,Circle Plier Punch
Embellishments : Mini buttons

Some challenges this card is for : 

Digital Tuesday : Button Up
Top Tip Tuesday : Show me those buttons
Cooking It Up With Katie : Animals with colourful buttons
Crafts and Me : Anything Goes
Fab ‘n’ Funky : Do it more than once
For Fun : Flowers and sentiment
Scrapbook Sisters : Anything Goes
Carmakin’ Mamas : Animals
Crafts 4 Eternity : Something hidden in your creation (the sentiment until you pull both ends of the card.The middle swings round to reveal it)
Crafty Ann’s : Inspired by an Elvis song – Teddy Bear 


Lisa x

14 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. michele spera
    Mar 28, 2011 @ 12:23:35

    Really cute idea for your hidden item:-) thank you for joining us at C4E
    Michele S.


  2. Samantha :0)
    Mar 28, 2011 @ 12:39:31

    Love your first every swing card! those mini buttons are mega cute too! Thanks for playing along with us on the Top Tip Tuesday challenge, hugs Samantha :0)


  3. Ann Whitfield
    Mar 28, 2011 @ 15:17:39

    This is so lovely – thank you for sharing it with us at Crafty Ann’s
    Ann x


  4. Jenny Pearson
    Mar 28, 2011 @ 19:30:04

    Super swing card and it goes so well with your choice of song. Thank you for joining us at Crafty Ann’s this week.
    Jen x


  5. Tammy
    Mar 28, 2011 @ 21:00:03

    Beautiful card! I love that image and the gorgeous paper! Thanks for Cooking it up with Katie this week!
    Tammy 🙂


  6. pinky
    Mar 28, 2011 @ 21:13:10

    That is so sweet and such a great idea. Thanks for playing along at C4E this week.


  7. corinne
    Mar 30, 2011 @ 00:37:55

    very nice card ! I love the colors.


  8. Claire C
    Mar 30, 2011 @ 06:52:17

    Stunning card, the colours are gorgeous! Thanks for joining us at Crafty Ann’s and good luck
    Claire xx


  9. Joyleen Lim
    Mar 30, 2011 @ 13:24:26

    Love your card. Unique style.


  10. michele
    Mar 31, 2011 @ 11:14:43

    Fabulous!! thanks for joining us at C4E this week hugs x


  11. keeley
    Apr 01, 2011 @ 01:25:52

    Oh! How cute to boot is this? Just adorable! Thanks for joining us at c4e. keeley


  12. Stephanie
    Apr 03, 2011 @ 01:49:20

    Adorable card! Great paper.


  13. Sammibug
    Apr 03, 2011 @ 02:42:22

    So cute, Lisa. Love the colors!


  14. Kym's Crafty Cards
    Apr 06, 2011 @ 20:12:49

    What a lovely bright and cheery card you have made here. Glad you found the tutorial helpful. I can sometimes watch them and gather what I should do – the other times I just make a mess!!! Thanks for taking part in Crafty Ann’s Challenge this fortnight and best of luck. We hope to see you back again very soon. Best wishes, Kym, Crafty Ann’s Design Team xxx


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