Thursday 15 March 2012

Granny's Tatty Teddy

This is a card I've made for Elaine and Ian to send their Granny for Mother's day.  I've used the Docrafts Tatty Teddy Stamp "Sitting Bear" as the main image for this one and have coloured it using Promarkers.  This is a really simple stamp to colour and only needed Ice Grey 1 and 3 and Powder Blue.  Stampin' up's ink Bashful Blue was used to sponge around the image, the scalloped card, the sentiment and the flowers. 

The backing papers are the left over pieces of patterned paper from my own Mother's day card and came from the Cuddly Buddly download A Patchwork of Papers Blue and the blue and grey ribbed pearlised card was from the Papeterie.  The large flowers were made from this card using Tim Holtz's Tattered Floral die with a shaped half inch circle raised on foam pads for the centre and and for the small flowers I used a Tonic Punch.  Blue satin ribbon from John Lewis, some silver brads, blue self adhesive pearls and peel off crystal dots were the finishing touches.

On Saturday I went to our local Hobbycraft store to look for some bits and pieces to put in my Mum's Mother's Day parcel, as she's also a card maker, and ended up treating myself to a couple of things too.  Amongst their reduced items I picked up a cupcake embossing folder and the X-cut speech and thought bubble dies and have tried these out on the card.  They went through the Big Shot easily and cut cleanly.  The enclosed magnetic sheet is a real bonus in keeping all the little bits in one place.  I can see all those little stamped characters having something to say for themselves on cards in the future.  Both Mother's Day cards and parcel have been posted this morning so hopefully they'll reach the Orkney Isles in time for Sunday. 

Although my mum-in-law is no longer with us to celebrate this day too we always remember her at this time of year as crocus bulbs she planted in our garden on one of her visits are usually in bloom.  They are also in her favourite colour.  Here are pictures I took of them a couple of weeks ago when they were in full bloom.

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Thanks for reading
Liz xx


  1. Really pretty design thanks for sharing it with us at PanPastel Uk this week.

    Kerry DT Leader

  2. I love the blues you have used and the speech bubble die was a good buy. Thanks for sharing this at PanPastel UK this week.
    hugs {brenda} xox

  3. so stunning liz.i love the sweet tatty ted ;D

    xx coops xx

  4. Really adorable cards. Thank you for joining in with the PanPastel challenge blog
    Lindsay xx

  5. A super card. Thank you for joining us at HSC for our ribbon challenge
    hugs Sarah x

  6. Gotta love Tatty Teddies, such an adorable card, thanks for sharing at PanPastel UK.

  7. Ever so cute, love the colour choice and your papers. Thanks for taking part in our challenge at LIIU, good luck. Hugz Suzanne

  8. really sweet card love that little bear thanks so much for joining us at dream valley this week
    hugs sara x x

  9. Simple, elegant, sweet.Thanks for joining us in the fun at LIIU this month.

  10. Love the bear. Very cute card. Thank you for sharing and joining in at LIIU. Hugs, Velma

  11. Awww your Mother's Day cards are adorable! (love your gorgeous crocus pics too!) Thanks for playing along at Dream Valley - good luck in the draw
    Lynne :)

  12. Oh this is adorable love tatty teddy! And the Mum card is fantastic!! Came over from MIM
    Nat -x-

  13. Hi

    Two gorgeous Mother's Day cards. I really love that cute little teddy.

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

    Michelle :o)

    Remember, to be in the running to win the fab prize from our sponsor this week, just leave a comment for another entrant. Be sure to mention you saw them on MIM. The more entries you comment on the more chances you have of winning.

  14. Wow! This card is so cute and I like the blue colour scheme just as much as the green. You are one talented lady. The flowers balance the bear perfectly and I love the detail. Thanks so much for sharing.

    Stamping Shanni

  15. Wow! I love your cute card. Gorgeous colours, really pretty papers and details, and great colouring and design. :)

    Lovely photographs too :)



  16. Beautiful cards Liz. Love Granny's tattered teddy the silver works fab with blue and white, great layering. Happy crafting,
    Erika. x

  17. Came over from Make it Monday to comment on this card as well. Not only do I love the card design but I really enjoyed reading the blog and can relate to the crocuses, with me it is the hellebores mum bought me for my garden and they are in full bloom at the moment.

    Alli D

  18. He is so cute! Thanks for joining in at Papertake Weekly this week, Andrea x

  19. Gorgeous layout and I love the use of the colours and papers. Very beautiful. The simplisity of the image works so well with the details. Thank you for joining us at MMCS xx

  20. Lovely cards love the super sweet images you chose x
    Thanks for playing along with us at My mums craft shop challenges this week & good luck x
    ((hugs)) Suzie xoxo

  21. Absolutely gorgeous card hun I love the circle card too..
    Two beauties!
    Thank you for joining us at Make it Monday this week.

    Hugs Krafty Karen - DT for Make It Monday.

    Remember, to leave a comment for the other entries & be sure to mention you saw
    them on Make It Monday.xx

  22. Hi, popped over from MIM, your cards are just beautiful!Love all the blues and fab embellies. Gorgeous flower pics, too!
    Jo x

  23. Gorgeous the blues and images.I saw your card at MIM.

  24. So very pretty honey, I love this! Thx for linking up to the Make It Monday party!

    Mary J x