Saturday, 1 September 2012

September - New challenge at Ready-Teddy-Go

September brings a new challenge over on the Ready-Teddy-Go challenge site
Challenge #14 and the theme this month is . . .

Needs some explanation???  Well, we had some laughs amongst the DT as to the nature of this theme.  One of the DT [she knows who she is] thought it was something to do with Cadbury's Chocolate Fingers [yum, yum!!!] but sadly no!!!  But if you do want to provide us with some choccy fingers, we wouldn't decline, would we DT???

I have been fondly reminiscing recently about some of my happiest memories of when my girls were small.  Whenever they wanted to demonstrate number they showed the appropriate number of fingers, i.e. four fingers for four years of age.
Have you known any children who did the same? or were my children a bit strange?

Anyway we would like to see your cards for birthday or anniversary which have a number on them.

But please remember to be within the rules your card must have a bear or teddy as the main image too.

Our fantastic sponsor this month is Lili of the Valley

Lili of the Valley, started up in 2004 and strives to produce excellent quality products with beautiful designs that enable you to make lovely cards every time, simply and easily. They also pride themselves on taking care with everything they do to make sure you receive great products, at a good price and as quickly as possible. 

They are proud of the fact that all their products are made in England


with a £10 voucher on offer for the winner of the prize draw

The winners of challenge #13 "Anything Goes" have also been announced over on the challenge site.  

Here's my inspiration card for the "How Many Fingers?" challenge

This is an 8" x 8" Kraft card blank
A green Kanban cardstock mat was laid down.  DP's are from Dovecraft's Garden Party, love this little inexpensive stack, very pretty.

Go Kreate XL die was used to cut a shaped top layer and the edges were distressed with Vintage Photo Distress Inks

A frame was die cut from pink glitter paper from Papermania Capsule stack.
This was decorated with 4mm flat back gems bought from eBay.

The paper and ribbon embellishment and also sentiment are all from Kanban.
The digit was cut freehand from more glitter paper and gold mirror card.

The image is a sweet little bear from Lili of the Valley, it was coloured entirely with Prismacolor Premier pencils, love this little bear, so very sweet.

Why not have a go at entering the challenge yourself and have a look at what the very talented DT came up with.

Thanks for visiting


Sally said...

Gorgeous card Julie Ann.....adorable image and love all the sparkle too.
Have a good weekend.
Hugs Sally xxx

Unknown said...

Such a creative work! and the color selection is really amazing! but did you ever tried working on Plastic business cards ?

Claire said...

This is so pretty Julie-Ann - love the colours and papers and the teddy is soooo cute. have a lovely weekend. Hugs, Claire x

Wendy said...

Gorgeous card Julie Ann, adorable image and love the pretty papers.
Enjoy the rest of the weekend.
Wendy xx

Little K Smith said...

Aw so gorgeous hun, adore the little teddy and such pretty colours n papers too :)

XxJULESxX said...

aaw! gorgeous cute card!! also just to let you know i have e-mailed you, hugs.