Wednesday, 11 May 2011

A Little Tatty Teddy :-)

Ooooh! I've looked forward to these - the Tatty Teddy range from Docrafts :-) Went to a faaaaab demo on Sunday and went over my budget despite a special 20% off.....

The image and papers are both from the Tatty Teddy range - so cute! I used the dark grey Tatty Teddy ink to stamp with but he blurred a bit when I coloured him. Not sure if it's the ink or the paper I've used - I'll have to experiment.....

I used some silver flowers and pink sequins that I've had since I first started crafting about six(?!?) years ago in the corners and added a few pearls to the centres. Now I'm usually a fan of faux stitching (and you can still see some of that on the corners and the sentiment tag....) but I've been admiring Amanda's hand-stitching for aaaages and really thought I'd better give it a try..... Don't laugh - it's a bit wonky....

I used my usual leafy lace border punch at the corners and added some ribbon that comes from around the card blanks I always used to use - Anita's, I think they are.... I added some blue gems from last year's blue papermania capsule collection and then stamped a Tatty Teddy sentiment onto a tag with some more ribbon stapled in place. More faux stitching, some glitter glue and a doodled border in white gel pen....

PaperPlay - Show us your style
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I'd better link these up - I've only got 20mins before the paperplay challenge closes - eeek! Then I'll be updating my allotment blog again - if you fancy, you can pop over and have a giggle at the things I've been trying to build for my veggies :-)

Love 'n' hugs,


Liz, said...

Aww, these little teddies are so cute, worth the extra spend!

Liz x

Donna Mosley said...

Hi Mel, this is a very cute card. Love the gorgeous image and yummy papers. Fab stitching, I have tried it too but not a patch on yours so binned it. Thank you for all the lovely comments you've left me hun.

Donna x

Wishcraft said...

Adorable! Love your stitching and the pretty colours you've used :o) Lisa x

Sally said...

Great card Mel, I love all the layers & of course the teddy is so cute. Your stitching looks fine, I wish I had the patience to do that!
Sally x

amanda stokes said...

Hi Donna!
I love Tatty ted too and have the whole collection...could'nt resist either! :)
Love your handstitching, it really sets the image off and its nice to know my cards are of some inspiration and thanks so much for giving me a shout out on your blog... now you need to have a go at zig zag stitches ;) xx

Mandy said...

Aww hun this is absolutely gorgeous, the image is adorable and I love the colours.
Thanks so much or all the lovely comments you've left me Mel, and aplogies for being a bad blogger and not popping over much lately, I've restarted my shoulder rehab treatment and the pain is hell :(
I nearly forgot to say thanks for joining us at Paper Play for our "show us your style" challenge
hugs Mandy xx

Mags said...

Aww, how sweet this is! I love the combination of silver and grey, it looks very chic. Must try it meself!

luv, Mags x

coops said...

gorgeous card mel.the tatty ted is so sweet and i love your pretty papers and fabulous stitching ;D

xx coops xx

xx Lizzy xx said...

Such a gorgeous card, luv the pretty papers

Thanks for joining us at S N S this week ...good luck!

xx Lizzy xx :)

downrightcrafty said...

wow gorgeous creation thank you for sharing with us at the SCSC
Hugs Kate xx

Jane (Carroll's Creations) said...

Thanks for joining our "Dust off your stash" challenge on SECRET CRAFTER SATURDAY CHALLENGE :)

Hugs Jane x

Helen said... sweet!
Thanks for dusting off you stash with us at the Secret Crafter this week!
Helen x

Jennifer said...

So gorgeous Mel. The sweet colours are perfect for Tatty! I could eat this card xx Jenny xx

Julie said...

Fab card - such a cute image and I love your papers and layering!! Thanks for joining us at Sketch N Stash this time around, Juliexx