Saturday, May 4, 2013

Wild Rose Studio - Teddy Topper birthday card

Hi blogging friends From Millan.Net

It's a chilly Saturday night here where I live in Australia and I am sitting in front of the slow-combustion fire whilst I type this and watching my AFL footy team Geelong Cats play Richmond on TV - and Geelong is winning so I am very happy!  We had a roast for dinner - yum - and now I am having a cup of tea.  Perhaps it doesn't sound very interesting - even boring - but compared to last year when I was spending much of my time at hospital with my loved one, it is bliss!   I didn't even notice the seasons last year because when you live at hospital, the seasons lose any meaning as it is always warm at the hospital and you are stuck inside.   Dealing with a life-threatening illness changes you and your outlook on life:  simple things bring so much joy to me and these days, I tend to live in the moment and don't worry about tomorrow.  It's been unseasonably warm this autumn and I am really hanging out for cold days and (hopefully) plenty of rain as I have had to water the garden alot recently because we haven't had the usual autumn rains.  Anyway, I shall stop chatting now and get on with my card........

Wild Rose Studio recently released some gorgeous stamps along with some pre-coloured toppers - and of course, being a lover of anything teddy bear, somehow a set of the Teddy Toppers found its way into my shopping basket....happy sigh..... 

The topper was square but I wanted it a bit more fancy so diecut it using my Lifestyle/Quickutz Nesting Frames dies and my Big Shot.

The side panel was embossed using my Crafter's Companion Embossalicious Die'sire 6" x 6" Floral Square embossing folder and my Big Shot.

The designer paper on the card base is by Prima - Meadow Lark - so pretty.  The side panel is from the other side of the designer paper.  I have been doing well using my stash of designer papers rather than buying new papers - one of my New Year resolutions for 2013.  Mind you, that may all change when I go to the Picture to Page Scrapbooking and Card Making Show at East Burwood on the weekend of the 18th/19th May, as I may be tempted by lots of pretty papers.......LOL!!    If you have never been to this show, I highly recommend it.  Parking is free and it is very well organised.  Check out the organiser's blog with all the info:  Picture to Page Scrapbook Show

Here is a close-up of the sweet image:

I added some Kindyglitz Crystalina glitter glue to the edges of the flower petals and the teddy's cheeks.  The glitteriness doesn't look as gaudy in real life. 

The pink organza ribbon was attached in 2 separate elements and the bow itself was made with my Bow Easy.  I added Fray Stop to the cut ends to stop them from fraying.  I sewed on a pink flower button to the bow then glued the bow on with fabric glue.  I really love the softness that the organza ribbon adds to the card.

I used my Perfect Layers Tools to edge the layers with a 1/8" border.

Lastly, I added 3 pink self-adhesive Sparklets to the bottom right-hand side:

I couldn't figure out where to add a sentiment and whatever I tried just didn't look right so I (obviously) left it off - and really, the Teddy Topper says it all with the present.  This card is going to my niece who is turning 11.


I am entering my card in the following challenge -

The ABC Challenge - M for Make It Sparkle

Thanks for stopping by.  Have a fab weekend!


Card Recipe:

Stamps:  None

Ink:  None

Designer paper:  Prima Meadow Lark Windsong 12" x 12"

Accessories:  Pre-coloured Topper - Wild Rose Studio - Teddies, Lifestyle/Quickutz Nesting Frames 10, Big Shot, Perfect Layers Tools, Crafter's Companion Die-sire Embossalicious 6" x 6" EF6 Floral square embossing folder, Kindyglitz Crystalina glitter glue, pink organza ribbon, Fray Stop, pink flower button - Spotlight, pink sewing thread, fabric glue, Kaisercraft RS415 Princess sparklets, cardstock - pink, white


Louise said...

Very pretty card, love the sparkle and it's such a sweet image. Thanks for joining us at ABC for our challenge
hugs Louise

Natalie Laurijssen said...

Oh, this is adorable! I love your image and lay-out. Thanks for joining us at ABC.
X - Natalie - X

Anonymous said...

Hi Jocelyn,

time seems to have flown but at the same time passed so slowly! You have had a stressful time and I'm so glad that things are more normal now. You are so right in your attitude to life and it really is the simple things that give most pleasure.

Your card is so pretty!I love the shape of the topper and that beautiful bow.

Jackie said...

This is such a delightful card, so sweet and pretty :o)
Jackie xx

Merry said...

A beautiful card and beautiful post. So glad you are enjoying the simple things . That roast dinner sounds nice. Cooler up my way but still have ceiling fans on the lowest setting. Your card is so pretty, cite bear and love those brads.

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

OOo Jobear how my delighted when I saw your card and thought at first when saw it on my sidebar you had used a similar bear to one I had used recently a LOTV bear!! do love them too pretty bubble glittery buttons have them or ones in stash unused you remind sadly not in pink.

oh how i would love to come to that show......oooo sounds so good .. but cant this year..

maybe one day... love and hugs dear Jobear warm here really and dry too would love bit of rain as well. love Shaz in oz.x

debby4000 said...

What an adorable, gorgeous card.

Diane said...

Awesome card design, wonderful colors and adorable image.

Regards diane

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