Happy Bearthday!


At Craft Your Passion this week the challenge is Happy Birthday.We have the fabulous Birdie Brown as our sponsor too.Head on over to check how to play and win.Don’t forget to take a look at the DT inspiration,they’ve done a wonderful job.

For my card I’ve used a totally adorable  image from Birthday Bear set by Birdie Brown,the sentiment is part of it too,and coloured them with Copic Ciao and Sketch Markers.To create the kind of ‘fuzzy’ effect on the bear I went over it several times with my pens and covered quite a large area with the lightest colour first.This way when you apply the darker shade,then overlay the light colour when blending it bleaches it out a little and you get a mottled appearance.You have to be aware that when you layer up the ink this way it does deepen the colours despite having heard the contrary! The pretty papers are freebies from the centre pages of a past copy of Cardmaking and Papercraft magazine.I’ve got a ton of back copies with these in and I’m trying to make it a mission to use them up.I’ve teamed them up with some coordinating cardstock.I’ve created some fancy borders and corners with a punch and a die.A couple of layered Prima Flowers and a handful of gems have been added to embellish.

Supplies :

Image and sentiment : Birthday Bear set from Birdie Brown
Papers & Card : Freebies form Cardmaking and Papercraft magazine,Core’dinations Roy G. Biv 12 x 12 Cardstock Pad
Tools : X-Cut Guilotine,Martha Stewart Quilted Edger Punch,Cuttlebug Vintage 4 die set,Big Shot
To Embellish : Prima Flowers,Jacs Warm Series Gemstone Wheel

Some challenges this is for :

Divas by Design : Anything Goes
Inky Impressions : Birthday 
Paper Shelter Challenge : Anything Goes
Penny’s Paper-Crafty : Bling
Anything Goes Challenge : Anything Goes at Anything Goes
Bearly Mine Challenges: Anything Goes
Crafty Sentiments : Bling It On
Papertake Weekly : Die-ing For A Punch
A & T Emerald Faeries : “Happy Birthday”
Oozak : Anything Goes With Texture
Card Mania : Pearls and/or Gems
Craft It Up & Link It Up Linky Party by Craftin Desert Divas : Birthdays
Crafty Boots : Animals
Eureka Stamps : Happy Birthday
Kaboodle Doodles : Anything Goes
613 Avenue Create : Anything Goes 
Challenges 4 Everybody : Always Anything Goes
Word Play Saturday : Birthdays
Thanks for looking 
Lisa x

21 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Dionne
    Jul 25, 2013 @ 01:25:59

    Fab card, really sweet image and lovely papers.

    Thank you for sharing your work with all of us at Crafty Boots Challenges.



  2. Elisabete
    Jul 25, 2013 @ 02:16:17

    What a cute card!! Thanks for playing along with us at Inky Impressions! Hugs E


  3. Chasing the dream
    Jul 25, 2013 @ 02:35:56

    What a delightfully sweet card! The design is eye catching and I love the color palette on your design. Thanks for playing in our neighborhood at 613 Avenue Create. We look forward to seeing you again.


  4. Katie stringer
    Jul 25, 2013 @ 10:45:54

    Really cute card
    Thanks for joining in at Pennys Paper Crafty Challenge
    Hugs katie x


  5. Sue B
    Jul 25, 2013 @ 14:40:58

    Aww this is gorgeous Lisa… what a sweet image and you’ve coloured it beautifully… the bear’s fur looks very real ! I love the pretty papers and embellishments! 🙂
    Thanks for joining us at Divas by Design this week!
    Hugs Sue B xx


  6. Zoe
    Jul 25, 2013 @ 18:21:05

    Beautiful Card. The image is so sweet and your colouring is wonderful. The papers are pretty and the embellishments are great.


  7. Nonni
    Jul 25, 2013 @ 18:49:49

    Really cute!


  8. Norhalma
    Jul 26, 2013 @ 01:29:40

    Awesome card! Thank you for sharing your work and playing along with us at Kaboodle Doodles Challenge blog! 🙂


  9. Tara
    Jul 26, 2013 @ 06:37:31

    Super cute card. Love all the elements. Thank you so much for joining us at Craftin Desert Divas “Birthday “ Linky Party.

    Craftin Desert Diva’s


    Jul 26, 2013 @ 10:23:47

    A lovely creation! Thanks for playing at PTW! xxx


  11. Kelly Neis
    Jul 26, 2013 @ 14:43:58

    So cute, love your image!! Lovely card too. Thank you for joining us at Divas by Design.
    Hugs Kelly


  12. Vicky PP
    Jul 26, 2013 @ 22:20:18

    A super birthday card!!! Thank you for joining us at Inky Impressions this week

    hugs Vicky xx


  13. Barb Thompson
    Jul 26, 2013 @ 22:39:38

    Lisa, how sweet is this image by Birdie Brown! Great birthday card! Fantastic coloring as well! Thank you for playing this week at 613 Avenue Create and good luck!


  14. sharon king
    Jul 27, 2013 @ 21:06:44

    Great creation thank you for joining in the Kaboodle Challenge and good luck-Sharon DT


  15. Tanya
    Jul 28, 2013 @ 13:14:50

    awww such a sweet card. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Sentiments!


  16. bunny
    Jul 28, 2013 @ 16:45:02

    This is lovely..Thank you for sharing with us at Crafty Sentiments..And good luck.

    Caz x


  17. Bonnie Irvine
    Jul 29, 2013 @ 01:24:37

    Lisa, the colouring technique on the bear looks wonderful. Love the whimsical papers paired with this sweet image. The delicate punched and die cut pieces add lots of interest and texture and the gems give a wonderful hint of sparkle.


  18. Ann D.
    Jul 30, 2013 @ 00:53:16

    Such a pretty card with beautiful colors! Thanks for joining us for the Oozak Challenge. :0)


  19. Laura Love
    Jul 30, 2013 @ 05:19:04

    Beautiful! What a sweet image and your coloring is amazing! Thank you so much for playing along with us at Crafty Sentiments Designs this week! We hope you will play along again soon!


  20. Julieanne Cremen
    Jul 31, 2013 @ 10:50:53

    This is a great card and the image is awesome, so very cute. Thank you for joining us at A & T Emerald Faeries. Good Luck xoxoxo


  21. Samantha Casey
    Aug 01, 2013 @ 02:43:18

    So cute! Amazing job! Thank you for joining us for the Oozak Challenge!



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