Sunday, 1 September 2013

September's Challenge at Ready-Teddy-Go - "Summer Days"

Hello Crafting Friends, 

Oops I'm a little bit late posting this, I thought I had already scheduled a post to go live whilst I was busy in my garden, but no, wrong again!

Any way, September brings a new challenge to Ready-Teddy-Go and the Team Teddy DT are kicking off with the new theme

"Summer Days"

Autumn is definitely on it's way in the UK, the thermometer is beginning to fall, I've had to put the duvet back on my bed and I heard the first 'honking' of geese flying over in their 'V' formation the other day . . . a sure sign of autumn in my book.

But in celebration of a much overdue and wonderful summer which we have enjoyed this year, we are squeezing every last drop out of the sunshine and warmth of summer in an attempt to keep us warm for the autumn and winter to come (yikes, I don't think I'm ready for the cold!!!)

So we would like to see your summer colours, activities, and flowers on your projects, anything really goes just as long as we can spot a connection to summer somewhere on your project.
Please don't forget that your entry MUST feature a bear or teddy too!

We had a load of entries for last month's challenge and the winner has been announced on the challenge site, so do be sure to pop along to see if it was you!

Also the Top 3 winner selection has made a return.

Our wonderful sponsor this month is 

Meiflower with a super generous £20 shopping voucher up for grabs.

This online craft shop is a one stop shop for all things to embellish your work.  Mei offers fantastic customer service, excellent quality items and even an inspirational blog for when your mojo levels have fallen off the scale!

Not something that our Team Teddy ever have a problem with, just go and take a look at what they came up with.  Wow, those girls are good!

Here's what I managed to make:

I made the card from A4 cream cardstock and used a Martha Stewart Punch around the Page punch set called "Flourish Lace" to punch all around two pre-sized squares and them stuck them together to make a hinge.

The image is a stamp from Fizzy Moon and it was coloured entirely with Prismacolor pencils.
The pots were glazed with Pinflair glaze and the flowers and plants have been highlighted with Stickles Stardust.
The sentiment comes in the pack with the image.

The DPs are taken from a American Crafts 12" x 12" paperstack called "Yes Please".
The inside of the card was decorated to match the front.

The ribbon embellishment was made by layering yellow organza ribbon with gingham and a very narrow yellow satin ribbon.
The tag is from Graphic 45.
The little yellow flat back adhesive gems are from Papermania

Why not have a go at entering the challenge this month?  It's really easy, just show us summer in your work and of course show us your teddies!

Thanks for visiting


Debs M said...

gorgeous card and I love that bp! x

Claire said...

This is just adorable hun, love your colouring and gorgeous layout. Hugs, Claire x

Whisper said...

Oooo am loving the gorgeous edge, pretty DP's, and cute bear too, Luv Sam x

Judith said...

I love the punched edges - so pretty and the colours and image are just fab - I really like the prisma colours yo used for the bear - what colours did you use? Hugs Judith x

Marlene Atkinson said...

This is gorgeous, love the edges on your card. Marlene