Friday, 11 November 2011

Textured Teddy

Well here we are nearly in the middle of November and it is still warm enough in the south of England to not need the heating on. I'm not sure what happened to the threats of snow by the start of the month but I'm definitely not complaining. Lets hope we can get all the way to January without it!
The challenge for the next two weeks is - Texture:  it can be embossing, fabric, embellishments or anything that adds some extra texture to your creation.
Once again the winner of this challenge will receive their choice of 5Cardmadfairy digis and, as a bonus, anyone who enters using one of our own designs will be entered into a draw to win another 5!
We are also saying goodbye to one of out lovely DT members and will be looking for someone new to join so if you would like the chance please just add DT to your name when you enter.

Right now on to my card!

I chose the image called Teddy Love this time which you can find here with all of Jenni's lovely images. I coloured it with Promarkers and tried to make the teddy look fluffy. I used a mask to then stamp behind the image instead of having the usual white background. I embossed the gold paper with an embossing plate but I'm afraid I wasn't able to take a good enough picture, you can just about see it at the top of the image. To get some texture into the flowers I took apart some old plastic daisies I have had for donkeys years and added the centres to some new flowers from Wild Orchid and I punched out a felt flower to go behind. It has a few crystals in the centre but again my picture could be a lot better!
The challenges I would like to enter are:
craftyourpassionchallenges  Anything goes & brown   Anything goes with a Digi Up-cycle/re-cycle ( flower centres)


  1. This image is too cute! I'm loving the DP and layers you've used...just lovely!

    Thanks for joining us in our FLOWER Challenge!

    Please be sure to follow either our blog or facebook page, or BOTH to be qualified for the prizes...Thanks! and

  2. Gorgeous card Gillian,fab colouring of the image, I like the papers and the flowers,
    Kevin xx

  3. So lovely Gillian...really love how you coloured the bear. Terrific papers.

  4. Such a sweet card Gillian love the colouring of the bear.

  5. This is so cute! Love how you have coloured the teddy!!!

  6. Gillian, your card is so adorable. I really like your color palette and all of you sweet little embellishments that you used to go with your sweet little girl hugging the teddy bear. Thanks so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge. XO, Candy

  7. Fab card Gillian, I love all the textures you have managed to introduce.

    Thanks for joining in the fun at Crafty Boots Challenge.


  8. Super card, lots to detail. Thanks for joining in with the Crafty Purple Frog challenge.

  9. A georgeous creation! Beautiful coloration, and your layout and details are fantastic!
    Thanks so much for joining us at Creative stamp Friends,

  10. What a gorgeous card I love the image and your colouring.Thanks for sharing with us at Craft your Passion this

  11. What a beautiful card Gillian the colours you have used are just so pretty.
    Carol Ann xx

  12. Wow! What a great make! Thanks for joining us at Crafty Boots x

  13. Gillian......what a FABBY flower cluster!! Just love what you did!

    Thanks Bunches for joinin' this weeks Simon Says Stamp and Show challenge ~ Recycle/Upcycle!!

  14. Great textures and layers used. Thank you for joining us at Craft Your Passion Challenges. Laura x

  15. This is lovely all the flowers and texture! :)
    Thanks for joining us at CFAS this week :)
    Lizy DT x

  16. Fabulous Gillian, lovely image :)

    Many thanks for joining in with our Thankgiving/Anything Goes with a Digi challenge over at Daisy Doodles Creative Challenges

    Mandy (DT member for Daisy Doodles)