Thursday, 12 April 2012

B for Beads...and Bear!

A bit of a mixed bag for you today...I've been doing a little more beading...and made a couple more single wrap bracelets:

The first one is made from Denim Lapis beads on brown waxed linen:


And the second one is Snowflake Obsidian with a few silver beads on black waxed linen:


If you'd like to try making one of these yourself (and they're really very simple to make) here's a link to a tutorial.


And now for a card...I can't remember the last time I used this adorable bear ('Rainin' Daisies' by Penny Black), so thought I ink him up...in honour of the April showers we're having at the moment! The papers are from the 'Isabelle' pad by First Edition...I've had these since Christmas, but this is the first time I've been brave enough to cut them up! The flowers were cut using my 'Tattered Florals' die...and they do match the colours in the papers...but for some reason look totally different in the photo! I added some faux stitching to the papers using my CutterBee Bug and a white gel pen...and embossed the flowers using my Craft Concepts 'Budding Vine' folder.


Challenges for this card:

23 comments:

Desire Fourie said...

Loving your gorgeous bracelets. Thanks for sharing the tutorial link. Your card is just beautiful as always.
Hugs
Desire

Karen M said...

Hi Helen, I love this adorable card you have made and what lovely papers! Kx

Jeannie said...

Fun bracelets I will have to give it a try! Your card creation is adorable, such a sweet little bear! Thanks so much for joining us this week at Sweet Sketch Wednesday.

Peace & Luv,
Jeannie

mulberry station said...

Thanks for the link to the tutorial on the bracelets. they are really fun. I love your sweet image for your card. Your soft colors are so perfect for this image. Thanks for joining us.
Nancy SSW-DT

Sandra H said...

Wow l love those bracelets they are stunning as is your card just gorgeous:)x

Genevieve said...

Thanks for the bracelet link, can't wait to have a go. Your card is gorgeous, I love the sweet little bear & lovely papers. Thanks so much for joining us @ SSW :)

Genevieve DT

Catherine said...

Beautiful bracelets and card....

sweetbloominscraps said...

Fun bracelets. Thanks for sharing the tutorial! Your card is adorable. Thanks for playing along at SSW!
Judi SSW DT

Inkypinkydelights said...

What a lovely card Helen! Thank you for sharing at Papertake Weekly and good luck with the challenge. Judy GDT x

Sylvia said...

Such a cute card, Helen, love that bear image! Thanks for joining us this week for the Papercraft Star Umbrella challenge!

Lisa Jane said...

oh what a pretty little card - that teddy is so cute . Your bracelets are so pretty too
Thanks for joining in my April showers challenge this fortnight at Oldie but a Goodie
Lisa x

trish said...

Love your cards, so cute. Would love to have a go sometime with the bracelets thanks for the link.

Heide said...

What pretty bracelets.
Your card is just adorable. Love the sweet image and soft colors. Thanks for joining us at Sweet Sketch Wednesdays.
Hugs, Heide SSW-DT

DesignerDiva said...

Your little teddy card is adorable Helen, the colours are gorgeous! Nice bracelets too - well done you!
Thanks for playing along at Oldie But A Goodie and good luck in the challenge
Hugs Laurie x

The Stamper's Touch said...

How sweet it is!!! Cute teddy and such lovely papers. Have a wonderful weekend and thank you for joining us at Sweet Sketch Wednesday.

Linda

Kathie said...

Hi Helen thanks for the tutorial on the bracelet I must give it a go.
I do love your card this is such a sweet image and your pretty soft pastels are just perfect with it. Awesome card and thanks for joining us at Sweet Sketch Wednesday this week and good luck.
Kathie SSW-DT

Patti P. said...

What an adorable image and love the papers...I have had that happen with my pictures as well. So glad you could share your pretty creation with us at Sweet Sketch Wednesday. Your bracelets are beautiful, love those stones, opaque ones are my favorite.

Patti SSW/DT

Simply Pam said...

That is the sweetest image! Darling card. Thanks for playing in Paper with us at Paper Playtime!

Pam

Arlana said...

Sweet bracelets. Love your card. Such a darling image. Have a sweet day! Arlana@ssw!!!

Jinny Newlin said...

This is ever so sweet, Helen! LOVE that darling bear and your embossed panels! And your bracelets are fantastic! Thanks so much for playing along with us this week at Papercraft Star!

Sharon Basel said...

Helen this is gorgeous! Your papers are so very beautiful and I bet the sparkle on them is amazing in real life. Sweet image with perfect coloring too. I love this sweet card. Thanks for joining us at Sweet Sketch Wednesday!
Sharon DT

Suzie McFloozy said...

Great card - what a sweet image x
Thanks for playing along with us at Stampin' for the weekend this week and good luck x
((hugs)) Suzie xoxo

debby4000 said...

Love your gorgeous card, such a sweet bear and fab bracelets.
Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamps Challenge.
luv
Debby