Wednesday 10 January 2018

Birthday Bear with gifts card (Di's Digis image)

Hi Crafty Friends,

This is my favourite card of the day to post, I actually made the background for a Saturated Canary image but when I put my sweet bear against it I liked them together better, sometimes that happens doesn't it? The gorgeous image is from Di's Digis. I used a star stencil and white smooth texture paste, waited for it to dry then sponged some oxide inks over it. Some crafters manage to get the stars to stay white, I tried baby wiping them but they remained yellow and I didn't mind it but I'd love to know if you know a handy tip for my issue?

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

A Gem of a Challenge - happy anything
Artistic Inspirations -  anything goes 
Catch the Bug - anything goes 
Colour Crazy Challenge -  anything goes wk 1
Country View Challenges - anything goes  
Crafting with an Attitude -  anything goes 
Crafty Girls Creations -  anything goes 
Creatalicious - anything goes with optional: wishes
Creative Inspirations - something new - new star stencil 
Cute Card Thursday - anything goes 
Deep Ocean - something new - new star stencil
Digi Choosday - anything goes wk2 
Di's Digis - celebrations
Double D challenges - any Birthday/anniversary
Fairytale Challenges - a new technique - using distress oxide inks over texture painted stars
Happy Little Stampers - anything goes with dies - stitched border die
Incy Wincy Designs - red and green
Inspiration Destination - anything goes  
Lemon Shortbread - anything goes  
Let's Craft & Create -  anything goes with optional Love is in the air
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends -  anything goes 
Love to Scrap - anything goes  
Paper Creator's Crafts -  anything goes 
Polkadoodles -  anything goes Wk1
Simon Says Stamp (Mon) - winter blues
Word Art Wednesday -  anything goes 

Have a great day, I'm so glad you dropped by my blog,

XOX Lucy


  1. Super cute and adorable bear and perfect for our Double D challenge....thank you for joining us!
    Diane DD DT {Nellies Nest}

  2. Love the colours! Thanks for joining us at Artistic Inspirations Challenge Blog.
    Bye, Groetjes van Ine (DT)

  3. Lovely colors, Lucy. The birthday bear is so cute. [Bunny]

  4. Wowza! Another fun and beautiful birthday creation! Love it! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Double D ‘ATG Birthday/Anniversary’ challenge! We hope you’ll come back often.

    DOUBLE D Challenge Blog
    DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS Please stop in for a visit!

  5. Beautiful card and great background--maybe stencil over inked background?
    Carol x

  6. Oh WOW the background is amazing Lucy and you are right the cute bear works so well with it! Thank you for sharing with us at Creative Inspirations, good luck and I hope you will join us again.
    Gina xx

  7. Oh it's so cute your bear! I love it. Thank for playing with us at Di's Digi challenge.
    Nathalie DT

  8. Such a cute image Lucy and thanks for sharing with us at Paper Creator hugs Sue xx

  9. Sweet card and that background looks fantastic! I don't have any solution for you though on keeping the stars white, other than using embossing powder instead of texture paste.

    Thank you so much for joining in the Polkadoodles Anything Goes Challenge this time. Hope to see you again.

    Hugs, Vannessa
    Polkadoodles Design Team

  10. Hi Lucy just popping back to say---Thank you for joining us at Love to scrap
    Carol DT x

  11. Gorgeous card Lucy! Anne W Let’s Craft and Create DT

  12. Beautiful card Lucy. Thank you for playing along with our Challenge at Digi Designs. We would love to see you again ... Anet DTx

  13. your cut image made me smile, great card,thank you for joining in at Paper Creator this month

  14. Super sweet and what a fabulous background! Thanks for sharing with us over at Catch the Bug, good luck in the challenge! Pia, Bugaboo DT

  15. Oh, my gosh, love this one, too! Your background is fantastic and the bear is so cute against it. Thanks again for joining us at Double D!

  16. Gorgeous card, super cute! ... Thanks for joining us at Di’s Digi Challenge :) and using one of Di’s images.
    Wendy xx

  17. He is so cute. Lovely background.
    Thanks for playing with us at Inspiration Destination.
    Good luck!! Michelle (DT)

  18. Great background for the fun birthday image. Thanks for joining us at Double D Challenge Blog Anniversary Challenge.
    DD DT

  19. Cute as and simply adorable. Thanks for sharing with us at HLS for our AG with Dies Challenge.

  20. This is gorgeous. Love your colour choices and super cute images. Thanks for sharing with us at Double "D" Challenge.
    Amelia (Double "D" Challenge Design Team)

  21. This is such a beautiful card! The colors and image are awesome. Thank you so much for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. :)

  22. So much fun! Thanks for joining us at Lemon Shortbread!

  23. Cute image and lovely background!
    Thank you for sharing with Happy Little Stampers!
    Calling All Crafters! – My personal Blog!

  24. Another fantastic card! I love the colors and the wonderful stars-background. Thanks for showing it for the fairytale-technik-challenge.

  25. Lucy, your star bagground is just amazing! I love your card and the sweet Teddy! hank you for joining us at Fairytale Challenge. xx Bianca DT

  26. Thank you for sharing your lovely crafting for Let’s Craft and Create challenge 133, Hazel, DT x

  27. Love the happy colors you used in this card. We are grateful that you joined our Challenge here at Word Art Wednesday. Leaving you with the inspiration that comes from God's Word in Romans 1:17 which says, "For in the gospel the righteousness of God is revealed—a righteousness that is by faith from first to last, just as it is written: “The righteous will live by faith.” Have a blessed week.

    JO ANN

  28. Love the colours thank you for sharing it with us at Digi Choosday crafty hugs Julia xx

  29. Bright and cheerful! lovely.
    Thank you for joining us at Crafting With An Attitude Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

    Mary DT Member for Crafting With An Attitude...

  30. the bear is very cute against that background
    thanks for joining us at HLS.
    Barb Housner (DT)

  31. Really very cute! Love the image Lucy! Thanks for joining us at Countryview Challenges and good luck in the draw! Hugs rachel x

  32. cute image and adorable card.Thanks for playing along with us at Let’s Craft & Create challenge. Hope to see you again
    Shylaashree DT@LCCC

  33. A lovely card!
    Thank you soo much for taking part in our "anything goes with optional wishes” challenge over at Creatalicious & good luck in the draw.
    Hope to see you again in our new challenge as well…

    (DT-Coordinator Creatalicious Challenges)

    (DT Crafty Friends)

    (DT The Sketchy Challenges)

    (DT Stempel-Magie)

    PS: Sorry for the late comment, life had been very busy these past weeks…


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