Monday, 1 August 2011

NEW Ready-Teddy-Go Challenge #1 - Buttons & Bows

The first of August at last sees the launch of my new monthly Challenge Blog . . . 


There's a great prize on offer for the winner and also 'spot' giveaways for our lovely followers and folk that leave us nice comments, lol!

I've been incredibly fortunate and have managed to gather a fantastically talented group of ladies for the Design Team and my thanks go to them for some superb first challenge inspiration work.

Here's the card I made for the first challenge 

"Buttons and Bows" . . . 

and I have to admit to being very last minute with it, only finishing it last night!  

My excuse was that I had to learn how to make a blinkie for our challenge in a very short space of time . . . and "techies" will be very amused to know that it took me the best part of a day to make it!

The image I used is a pre-coloured digi but I can't for the life of me remember where I bought it from . . . I have a feeling that it was from The Clipart Fairy.  I printed it out a number of times and made my own decoupage.

The paper is from Pinflair.  I have used a glitter border around the floral card and silver corner peel offs in the corners.

The inside was decorated to match the front.

He's so cute isn't he?  I've used lots of Stickles Star Dust around the scalloped circle and on his little flower.

I will have to find some challenges to enter with this one . . .
ABC Challenge - Z is for Zoo (I know he doesn't look wild, but he's a bear!!)
Charisma Cardz #30 - 4 Legged Friends
In the meantime please go over the the Ready-Teddy-Go Challenge and join in the fun!!!

Thanks for visiting 


Sally said...

Gorgeous card Julie Ann, I love that image and the colour combination is gorgeous. Its good to see Lincoln is keeping an eye on you.
Have a good day.
Hugs Sally xx

Claire said...

Gorgeous card Julie-Anne - looking forward to playing along with this challenge. Hugs, Claire x

Vee said...

Really sweet card, love the image and lovely colours. Thanks for playing with Charisma this week.
xx Vee

Marianne's Craftroom said...

A really sweet card and a lovely new teddy challenge, whooppee. I keep trying to leave comments but the challenge blog won't let me. It asks for me to choose a profile but the profile box is tiny and blank. Looking forward to playing. Marianne x

Sonia said...

Julie Ann this is just so sweet, sweet lil bear.
Hugs Sonia xx

PinksyDoodles said...

This is adorable Julie-Ann. I love how you've coloured this cute bear.
Hugs, Clare x

Fleur said...

This is just so sweet. Thank you so much for entering our challenge at Truly Scrumptious this fortnight, good luck & hope you’ll join us again!
Hugz Fleur xXx

Christel said...

This is absolutly gorgeous!
You´ve made a fab card!
Thanks for playing at Charisma cardz this week. Please join us again soon.

Angélique said...

Very lovely card!
Thanks for joining us at ABC-Challenges. Hope to see you this week as well :)


Michele Roos said...

This is such a wonderful card. I love the colours you've used and the image also. Thanks for joining us this fortnight at Truly Scrumptious. Hugs Michele x