Sunday, 26 September 2010

Just Cute Bears - Swirls & Bling

Before I get on to the theme of the new Just Cute Bears Challenge...I have a couple of announcements to make...firstly, the challenges will now be fortnightly, starting with this week's challenge, which gives you more time to play and hopefully join in with our challenges...and secondly, that Lols, our lovely guest designer this month, is joining us permanently...yippee...we're so pleased to have you on our team!

Ok, so the theme of this fortnight's challenge is:

'Swirls & Bling'

We are sponsored for this challenge by Pollycraft...

...and the prize is an amazing 10 digis from the Pollycraft store!

I've used one of my favourite Penny Black stamps ('Rainin' Daisies') on my card...I haven't used it ages, so I thought it was about time. I cut the image out with a Nestie, then stamped some swirls around the edge using some Whiff of Joy stamps and a pink chalk inkpad. The paper is Bo Bunny 'Back to Basics', and I embossed the reverse side with my Cuttlebug 'D'Vine Swirls' folder, then sanded the raised area to reveal the white core. I used my EK Success 'Diamond Scallop' border punch on plain white card to separate the two papers. The sentiment is from the 'Anytime Messages' set by Hero Arts, and the pink gems are by My Mind's Eye.

I'm also going to enter this card into the following challenges:
For more inspiration, please stop by the Just Cute Bears Challenge to see the fabulous cards by my lovely DT buddies.


Debs M x said...

gorgeous card x

Sarah said...

Gorgeous girly card Helen! That stamp is one of my fav PB too! I love the distressed embossed panel, very effective but never brave enough to try it myself.
I hope you're having a lovely weekend.
Sarah xx :0)

Wishcraft said...

Gorgeous card, love the image and all those swirls :o) Lisa x

Clare *Littlebear* said...

This is gorgeous Helen. I adore this PB image and the sentiment is so sweet!
Thank you for joining us at Oldie but a Goodie.
Clare x

Uma said...

very pretty, like your stamped swirls

Karen said...

REally lovely Helen, thanks for joining us at Digi Doodle Shops Best.

Judy said...

Hi Helen,

You did a lovely job with this card. Thank you so much for sharing and joining us at Digi Doodle Shop's Best.


Sandra said...

Gorgeous card the distressed embossing and such a cute image too...

Hope you're having a good day
Take care
San x

Anita said...

Beautiful card. I love your embossed and sanded paper and your image is adorable!

Kat said...

This is gorgeous Helen. Very pink and girly. Love that sweet image. I meant to do embossing on my card but it was finished when I realised I'd forgotten!

Kat xx

Monika Reeck said...

what a very cute and lovely card...thanks for joining us at Digi Doodle Shop's Best.Hugs, Monika

My name is Wynneth said...

This is so pretty Helen, what a cute teddy!!! and I love all the pink :O)

Thanks for your lovely welcome and nice comment on my blog :O)


Mags said...

Lovely card! I love the swirly background, and the image is so cute!

luv, Mags x

Little K Smith said...

Aaawww this is sooo pretty Helen! Adore this PB bear and love all the little swirls around her! Love the embossing too.

Fleur said...

A beautiful card very pretty
Thanks for joining PENNY BLACK @ ALLSORTS & our 2nd challenge at OLDIE but a GOODIE, hope you’ll join us again
Hugz Fleur xXx

flowerdisco said...

hello dear Helen...all the Helen's I know are very good friends :}

I tell you I have been so busy but I finally got to your blog.

I wanted to say Congrats again and I am very happy to be working with such a talented group of crafters like you, in this DT.

Donna said...

Great card, Helen! Love the swirls and bling. And the image is so cute! Can't wait to see what you create for the Cuttlebug Spot.

brenda said...

Hi there

What a sweet card.

Another favourite Penny Black stamps and the pink colourway suits it perfectly.

Thank you for sharing with us at penny Black at Allsorts this month and good luck.

B x

Jules said...

Hi Helen

Loving your gorgeous pink creation.

Great image and your background is perfect alongside. The embossing sets everything off a treat.

Thank you for sharing with Penny Black at Allsorts this month.

Love Jules xx

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous card Helen :-) the swirly embossing and stamped swirls are lovely :-)

Lols x x x

Annie said...

such a sweet teddy bear card Helen, and so pretty in pink.
hugs, annie x

Mummylade said...

how absolutely adorable! Thank you so much for entering the Penny Black at Allsorts challenge, good luck!

Carrieanne said...

Absolutely gorgeous card. You have reminded me how much I love my PB stamps and I really must get them out again! Thank you!! x

Pauline C said...

This is just adorable Helen - love your embossing and the pretty swirls round the edges - the whole thing is just so cute! fab sentiment too
Pauline x

Francesca said...

Beautiful creation, Thanks for joining us at Oldie but A goodie this fortnight and good luck!

Debs said...

Hi Helen
This is such a very pretty girlie card.
I love the distressed embossed panel and how you have used yoiur MS border punch.
Thanks for sharing it with us PB@Allsorts and An Oldie but a Goodie.
Good luck
Debs xx

Tracy said...

Fab entry, thanks for joining Oldie But A Goodie challenge, good luck.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Karen Howard said...

Beautiful card, I love the embossing! Thanks for playing along with us the Digi Doodle Shop's Best! Hugs, Karen