Sunday, 1 August 2010


As anyone who knows me will know, I absolutely adore bears, so I had to have a go at the challenge this week which Just Cute Bears Challenge Blog have set for us.
The challenge is "anything but square ... AND include a tag".
They also don't mind if you include decoupage, and I've been dying to use this decoupaged bear which I bought a while ago.
First of all I cut a piece of white cardstock to 10" x 5" and I made a Spring Card out of it. 
I had some delightful pink mirriboard with a lovely pattern on it which I cut down to use on the base. Then I had some silver card and I used that as a base on the diamond part of the card, embossed it a little,  then stuck  the bear decoupage over it. This has hidden some of the embossing I did, but never mind.
I attached a brad to a sentiment tag saying "birthday" and added that onto the card, then added a few silver gems for a finishing touch.
As the bear was metallic, from Dufex, the flash from the camera bleached out the bear's image a little bit, so I'm sorry about that. I tried to take a picture without flash, but it came out too dark.

Thank you for taking the time to view my card. I hope you enjoy it as much  as I did making it.


  1. This is lovely Karen. Love these cute bears and really effective on a spring card. Thanks for joining us at Just Cute Bears this week.

    Kat x

  2. This is really cute Karen, it is lovely to see you back creating again. I will try to give you a call on Wednesday. I am supposed to be going disabled sailing tomorrow so that should be a laugh not, then I can tell you all about it lol!!
    Kim xXx

  3. Awww....such a cute your bears!
    Thanks for joining us at Just Cute Bears!
    Helen x

  4. Beautiful card and fab shape. Thank you for joining in the Just Cute Bears this time.
    Cathy xx

  5. an adorable teddy bear card! thanks for joining us at Just Cute Bears.
    hugs, annie x


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