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.
- 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 :)