Monday, 16 February 2015

The cheerful stamp pad challenge 105: B stands for bear

This is my design card for the Cheerful stamp pad challenge 105: B stands for bear. Please click on the link to see the lovely beary designs of the rest of the team and we would love you to join in our challenge.

I covered a piece of card randomly with red and yellow Pan Pastels and then brushed this lightly with a thin layer of white gesso. I then used a stencil with hearts, first using red Pan Pastel and then a thin smear of white gesso, gently wiping some of this so that the years became pink. I got the idea to use Pan Pastels and gesso in this way here. I printed out the digital image of Beary Dust Stamps 'ballerina bear' kindly supplied by the challenge sponsor, Stitchy Bear Digi Outlet. I coloured this with spectrum noir pens. I added some small pink hearts on to the larger hearts dotting with liquid pearls gold, adding some also to the bear, the sentiment oval and the chipboard number 1 that had been coloured with a spectrum.

This is, of course, for a baby's first birthday.

This is also for:

Frosted designs: get messy x 2 - first with Pan Pastels, then with gesso, for background and then through stencil - messy hand to prove it!:

Pan Pastel UK 4: pink and white
Creative corner: kiddy fun
Pink gem 138: children's playtime
Come and get it: birthdays
Craft for the craic February: birthday or anniversary
Allways something creative 93: birthday
One stitch at a time 230: anything goes with love (using a Stitchy Bear image)
Digi sketch: love is love
Deep ocean 97: love is all around
Stampartpaper retarte 34: love is in the air or anything goes
Inky impressions 196: love
Meljen's 247: loving you
Wags n whiskers 147: for some you love
Fussy & fancy 132: it's all about love
Oddball: love
Fitztown 68: have a heart
Seize the birthday: hearts and/or arrows
Cute card Thursday 360: perfectly pink
Whoopsi Daisy February: pretty in pink
Get creative 8: red, white & pink
Crafty boots: use a sentiment
Stitchy Bear facebook February: anything goes with a Stitchy Bear imageCraft your passion 249: anything goes
Crafting from the heart 47: anything goes
Card and scrap 91: anything goes
Inspiration destination 20: anything goes
Sister act 93: anything goes
Not just cards 13: anything goes
My craft creations: anything goes
DL.ART February linky


  1. Beautiful birthday card! Love the background and the cute bear. Thanks for joining us at Fussy and Fancy Friday Challenges! Hugs, Ivonne

  2. Fantastic Hazel, you should have seen my efforts yesterday, I was plastered in stuff. And came away with nothing from it for my efforts. Love cards with texture.

  3. oh i do love this, great fab background x

  4. wawwww så super flot ♥

    10000 tak for at du deltager på Card and scraps udfordring.

    knuzzzz ♥

  5. Wow. This is such a beautiful card. You have done a great project here. Thank you for joining us at Fitztown this month. Traci DT x

  6. Another lovely card Hazel - I adore Teddy Bears ! Such a great background as well and I did smile at the pic of your dirty paws!!! Thank you for entering the OSAAT (AG with Love) Challenge this fortnight, lots of luck!

    Hugs to you Sue Pxxx DT

  7. Very pretty and adorable bear! Thanks so much for joining us at Seize the Birthday!

  8. Super cute 1st Birthday card. love the added buttons too. Nice job!!

  9. adorable 1st birthday card the bear is so cute and love how you have achieved the background. Thanks for joining our challenge at Whoopsi Daisy and hope you will come back soon. Jennifer DT member

  10. Very sweet, Hazel. Thanks for joining the Loving You Challenge at Meljen's Designs this week!

  11. So cute Hazel, that background is fabulous. Thanks for joining in at Crafty Boots Challenges this time.

  12. A positively adorable teddy bear card! I can see how messy you got but it was well worth it! Thank you for playing along at Frosted Designs.

  13. Lovely card, thanks for joining us at Inspiration Destination and good luck. Wendy DT x

  14. Lovely design Hazel, the bear image is so cute. Thank you for sharing your work with all of us at Crafty Boots Challenges.


  15. Lovely card. Thank you for joining the challenge at Whoopsi Daisy. Hope to see you again next time.

  16. Super cute Lovin' the teddy.
    Thank you for joining my DL.ART Thankful Thursday Anything Goes February Linky Party. Have a blessed day
    DIANA L.

  17. Så fint kort.
    Tusen takk for at du deltar hos Card and Scrap.

  18. Messy but worth it! Cute card! Thanks for linking up with the girls and I at Seize the Birthday!

  19. Great technique and such a pretty card! Thank you for joining us at Sister Act card challenge!

  20. What a cute card!!!! Thanks for the tutorial. Thanks for joining us at Come and Get It and good luck!
    Lynne, Come and Get It DT

  21. Hazel, love your card, and the messy hand photo! A crafter's hands cannot lie! Beautiful project, and perfect for the Craft Your Passion challenge this week!

  22. Gorgeous card, soooo cute! Thanks so much for joining our Pink and White challenge at
    Claire xx

  23. Beautiful Birthday card Hazel. Love all the details. Thank you for joining us this week at Come and Get IT Challenges. Hope to see you back here again soon. Judy DT

  24. Lovely card thanks for joining us at Whoopsi Daisy. Louise x

  25. Such a beautiful creation. Fits perfectly to our "Red, White and Pink" challenge at Get Creative. Good luck in the draw!

    Hugs from Finland,
    Eemeli {DT}

  26. lovely card thank you for joining us at Whoopsie Daisy ChellengeSue DT xx

  27. Klasse gemacht! Danke für die Teilnahme bei allways something creative.
    LG Dreja

  28. This really is a beary brithday card :) Thank you for joining the allwayssomethingcreative challenge.
    Kind regards from stempelfrida

  29. Ganz niedlich geworden. Vielen Dank für Deine Teilnahme an unsere aktuellen ASC-Challenge.
    Liebe Grüße, Manuela

  30. Adorable!!!!!!!! Thanks for playing along with Frosted Designs!!!

  31. This is adorable! Thanks for joining us at Frosted Designs!

  32. Very sweet...thanks for joining us at A Gem Of A Challenge!
    Helen x

  33. Very sweet!!!!Thank you for playing with ust at Frosted Designs!

  34. It's me again Hazel, thank you for sharing another fabulous card with us at A Gem of a Challenge.

  35. Beautiful project! Love the teddy!. Thank you for taking part in CFTC challenge. Hugs! Sylwia DT

  36. This is great,Hazel thanks for joining us at NJC xx Jan

  37. Sweet card. Love the details on how you created the background. Thanks for playing along with us at Fitztown. Good luck.

    Lynn, Fitztown CT

  38. Beautiful Hazel as is your painty hands .. bliss! Thank you for joining us over at the Pan Pastel UK Challenge and good luck. xoxox


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