Sunday 27 May 2012

Heart Teddy Birthday Card - Sunday Snippet Make

Good Afternoon,

It's hot here in Ayr, in fact, our back garden is a super hotspot at the moment ... the thermometer on the patio registered 90°F (around 32°C) yesterday! Much as I like the sun, that's just too hot for me. However, the craft space is a cool and welcoming refuge :)

The postie delivered the latest issue of Scrapbook Magazine on Saturday and I couldn't resist settling down with a cuppa for a good read. A lovely layout by Helen Eddie, featuring punched heart embellishments inspired me to make this cute little teddy card. Here's a snap of Helen's scrap page:

I just thought that the design would transfer well to a tall card, so scraplifted it, replacing the photo with a Cute Teddy Bear topper - from Cardmakers Delight ... another example of me being led astray by my friend Di! ... well, what are friends for after all :))

Helen has a blog, Little Miss Scrapper, where you can see more examples of her lovely scrap pages.

The hearts and the matting on my card have all been made from snippets qualifying it for submission to the Snippet Challenge # 22 over at Di's place, Pixie's Crafty Workshop.

Materials used:

  • White card measuring 8" square folded in half to form base.
  • Teresa Collins, Celebrate paper collection - free from Scrapbook Magazine - for the polka dot design paper and the sentiment topper.
  • Cute Teddy Bear topper from Cardmaker's Delight
  • Snippets of paper from various sources, the only two I can name with any degree of certainty are Cosmo Cricket, Earth Love Borders and American Crafts, The Colour of Memories.
  • Heart template from Memories Forever, maker Westrim Crafts - I've had these scrapbooking templates forever ... well, since 1996 at least - I think I brought them back from the US ... and they are soooo useful, especially when I haven't got a punch or die of the right shape or size.
  • Small Woodware heart punch
  • Buttons, black marker, ribbon and embroidery floss from stash

I worked on this card some of yesterday, and I thought I'd finished it ... I even took the photos ready to post early this morning. However, when I looked at the card in the cold light of day, I thought there was something missing ... it needed a little something extra. Here's last night's photo:

Spot the difference!

Right, I'm off to see what my fellow bloggers have been up to - if not soaking up the rays :)

Happy crafting,


Bernie said...

Oh Elizabeth this is lovely! Wonderful without them but even better with the buttons.

Tracy @ Cardmaker's Delights said...

Beautiful card Elizabeth, thank you for the mention too! :) xxx

Mrs A. said...

Took a minute to spot it was the buttons. They do make just that finishing touch to the card. Hugs Mrs A.

Sandra H said...

Oh Eliazabeth thats some heat!! my sister-in-law bless her!! was running today in the Edinborough Marathon and she was worried about the heat she runs for the Golden Girls over 50's club for Blackpool and her time was 6hrs 8mins a 1st for all of them and it was a hot race we are so proud of her, your card is a stunner love this image and the layout glad you made it to the playground:)x

Anonymous said...

Great card Elizabeth with or without the cute button. Your teddy is very sweet, he looks very cuddly!

Have a great evening xx

Di said...

Fabulous card Elizabeth - and did I twist your arm go get the adorable teddy from Tracy huh, did I really? :) Tee, hee - I have my eye on those cuties as well and you used yours brilliantly. Yup, the buttons are a great finishing touch to an already fab card.

Great weather as you say, just hoping it lasts for the Jubilee Celebrations.

Mind you, I think we need a bigger paddling pool in the playground - everyone's fighting to cool down!

Di xx

Jackie said...

What a gorgeous teddy card, I can't remember when I last made a tall card. I'm afraid the heat is too much for me, I need to hibernate! :o)
Jackie xx

coops said...

so gorgeous elizabeth.i love the sweet vintage bear :D

xx coops xx

Annie said...

Hi Elizabeth this is a beautiful card. I love teddy bears so this image is right up my street. The buttons just bring it all together. Thank you for the lovely comments you left on my blog and for becoming my 50th follower. It's lovely to read comments and follow the blogs of like- minded people, who are happy to share their knowledge and expertise. Mum had a fabulous time with you and is looking forward to the next catch up. Take care Annie :)

Irene said...

A fabulous card Elizabeth, I love the Teddy Topper and all of your embellishments especially the heatrs and buttons.

Rita said...

Sorry for being a bit late on the go Elizabeth. I got so caught up trying to finish the bag for the Diamond wedding card ,that i'm behind with everything to-day. However, your card is stunning and yes,the buttons do make a difference. I'm off to bed now and looking forward to crafting to-morrow as I've cleared away to-day's mess. Take Care. Hugs Rita xx

Amanda said...

Gorgeous card and a great way to use up the snippets too. Love the teddy image and can feel a crafty spend coming on lol. Hugs, Amanda x

Sarn said...

Aww, such a cute teddy! Love what you've made with him xxx