Sunday 11 March 2012

Fairy Bearday

This is a stepper card I made for Jenna, a grand-niece, who celebrated her third birthday yesterday.  Back in January I had made her brother Alex a card in this style using the free Heartly Farm downloads from Cuddly Buddly so I decided to make the same style of card for Jenna too.  To decorate her card I used the Cuddly Buddly download Teddy Bear's Playtime and the Happy Birthday paper from their download  A Patchwork of Papers Purple.  The gingham paper is from the Crafter's Companion CD Papercrafts 2 

Lilac pearlescent card was used for the base card and from the same card I used Marianne dies to cut the star circle frame behind the Teddy and the star ribbon border behind the Teddy's feet.  Pearlescent card is like mirri card in that it is difficult to photograph without getting a reflection from it.  The turquoise card is also pearlescent and both were bought from the Papeterie.  To personalise the card I added Jenna's name to the star frame using peel off letters and added the number three to the Teddy's wand.

The tag toppers on the next step were cut using a red Sizzix die.  A mixture of old and new tools were brought out this time.  The Woodware punches used to make the daisies were some of the first punches I bought when I started crafting.  Smaller versions of the Teddy image were printed, cut out and attached to the tags.  The ribbon used on this card is Marina Mist grosgrain ribbon from Stampin' up and Stampin up's Wisteria Wonder ink was used to colour the daisies.

The third layer was decorated with a cluster of daisies.

The back of the card is decorated with a matching Teddy topper from the same download and the Happy birthday sentiment below was cut using a Go-create die.  On the layer behind are heart shaped messages printed from the computer and then cut out using Nestabilities dies.  The final layer was again decorated with clusters of daisies. 

There are two more little grand-nieces in the family celebrating their third birthday this year and one to celebrate her first so I think I'll do a bit of batch making.  Lately most of the cards I've made have had a topper which has been coloured using Promarkers so it was a nice change to go back to papercrafting for this one.

I'd like to enter this card in the following challenges
Fussy and Fancy Challenge 58  - Fairies
Poodles Parlour Birthday Challenge 
Crafts and Me Challenge 74 - Things With Wings 
Celebrate the Occasion Challenge 53 - Birthday plus shaped card 
Crafty Sentiments Challenge - Bears
Hooked on Craft Challenges 18 - More than one fold
Make it Monday - Anything Goes

Thanks for reading
Liz xx


  1. wooow what a lovely creation, realy like it

    have a nice day


  2. Lovely work beautiful card. Thanks for sharing it with us at Poodles Parlour, good luck, cheers Sue N x

  3. stunning card liz.gorgeous shape and colours and the bears are so sweet :D

    xx coops xx

  4. Liz this is a great card and those bears are sooooo cute :-)

    Thanks for joining our “fairies” challenge over at Fussy and Fancy and good luck.

    We currently have a design team call running, if you are interested why not pop over and have a look at the details.

    xx Happy crafting and glittery hugs xx


  5. Another fabulously adorable card!! You have been busy! This is beautiful!
    Nat -x-

  6. Just adorable, your card is soo sweet with all the wonderful details! Thanks so much for joining us this week @ CTO for our "Birthday (shape card)" challenge :)

  7. Love your card. The images are great and layout is just delightful. Thank you for sharing on MIM.

  8. Liz, your fairy bears look wonderful on this sweet purple step card. So glad to see your entry at the Crafts and Me Stamps digi team's Things with Wings challenge. Hugz, ~ Rose

  9. All your little bears are adorable! Wonderful step card!
    Thanks for joining us at Celebrate The Occasion this week!

  10. Lovely stepper card with beautiful papers and cute images .Thanks for sharing on make it Monday

  11. Wow Liz, this card is fantastic!

    Loads of fabulous detail.

    I have featured your card on the Pink Paper Paradise facebook page.

    Thank you for sharing with us at Make It Monday this week.

    Michelle :o)

  12. Oh wow! Your grand-niece must love this card! Stunning work.
    Thanks for joining us at Hooked On Craft Challenges, hugs Kelly xxx