Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Teddy Bear Hugs ~ MMSC40

In addition to having Cornish Heritage Farms as our sponsor for the month, we also are thrilled to have Stamp and Create as our weekly sponsor this week. :) I've used this really sweet image from the Wags & Whiskers stamp line that can be found over in the Stamp and Create store.
Wow! This week's sketch turned out to be a little more challenging than I originally thought it would be. :) I love the sketch, but when it came to actually putting it to paper, I must admit I was stumped for a while. What I ended up doing is using a Spellbinders Labels Four and cutting it in half to make the purple section on the side and then I used my Top Note SU die-cut to cut the M5D Wood Paper section, which I also ran through a Cuttlebug embossing folder. I've never tried an embossing folder with the wood paper before and was amazed at how well it worked! :) All of these pieces were then lightly shaded with SU Magenta ink along the edges and raised embossed areas. I really like the effect it made. I also added Diamond Stickles to the Prima Flowers and the little girl's dress, hair and wings. There is a little green metallic sequin butterfly (I hope that counts in the Wags & Whiskers Challenge) hovering near the Prima flowers and little iridescent sequin flowers randomly placed with purple rhinestones layered on top all around.
Be sure to make some time to play along with us this week and link up your creation over at the Midnight Madness Blog to be included in our weekly and monthly drawings for some great prizes! Thanks so much for stopping by! :)

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
Teddy Stampers ~ dry embossing
Wags & Whiskers ~ metal
Pile it On ~ To the one you love
Dutch Dare Card Challenge ~ Use happy colours, lots and lots of flowers, a summerly themed image... whatever comes to mind.
Flutter By Wednesday ~ Love


chercroppin said...

Hi Michelle! I was a tad stumped for it too, but whenever I feel like that it always ends up looking great once completed...just like this one! I love that sweet image...and your side panels are perfect!

Anonymous said...

She's so darling!! I love this!! You layout with the textures look beautiful!! HUGS

Carol said...

Michelle-embossing that wood paper is really eye catching. I didn't know it was wood...but I do love how deeply embossed it looks and how striking it is. Your panel looks amazing...you did a great job with creating that. Your embellishments make this such a charming, attractive, stylish card. Simply beautiful.

Bear Hugs,
Carol :o}

Dianne said...

Awwww! This is so sweet. Everything about this card is fabulous. I love all the different textures and embellishments.

Denise @ kc242 said...

Carol what a fantastic card. Your image is colored beautifully. I love all of the fine details. Your background embellishments as well as your flower selection is just perfect for your lovely creation!

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Aww!! So sweet!! I love all the pink, your coloring and all the bling and flowers Michelle!! Great use of texture and gorgeous details!! Amazing!! Awesome use of the sweet image and a stunning take on the sketch my friend!!

Jeni C Slack (^0^) said...

Hey Creative Michelle, I would never have thought to use the spellbinder labels and make that the border on the side. Came out wonderful! And the wood paper, nice touch, I was always afraid to emboss it, else it might break, but now I know I can! Lol, You Rocked the sketch this week, xox ~Jeni

Danni said...

What a sweet card!! Fabulous job!

Phyllis said...

What a darling card, Sue!! I haven't seen this image and it is just toooo cute!! Love your colors and embellishments!!

Phyllis MMDesign Team

Carolyn said...

This card is so sweet. It reminds me of when my daughter was little like this. I LOVE pink bears too! What a beautiful mix of pretty, pink flowers and lovely dp to make the perfect card.

Jane, at Thepaperaffair said...

What a sweetie card, somewhat magical I am thinking. Love the bright colors and girl hugging her stuffed animal, precious! Hugs, Jane

designsfromwithinbycharlotte said...

Michelle, this is such a lovely sparkly card. Such a gorgeous image that you have colored so beautifully. I love the dp, flowers and that flower soft she is standing in! Just beautiful work, as always!

Sharon Keanly said...

Hi Michelle, your card is delightful, thanks so much for taking part in the Teddy Stamper's challenge. There'll be a new one coming out this Friday, 12th Feb, so check out our blog again. hugs Sharon

Andrea M said...

What a sweet image! Lovely sparklies on the girls hair :) Thanks for joining us at Pile It On!

Nancy said...

Super cute image and card!! Thanks for fluttering with us this week!!

Nicola said...

Such a darling image coloured to perfection Michelle and your layout, papers and textures are gorgeous.
Thank you for joining us at Flutter By Wednesday.
Nicola -x-

Priscilla said...

This card reminds me of a fairytale.. prefect for a little girl :) Thanks for being you :)

Anonymous said...

Wow Michelle you outdid yourself with this one....so many details and I love the image! Always a treat visiting your blog:)

Tina said...

great card - there is so much detail. Love the soft colors too.

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Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

Hi Michell,

Sorry I haven't been by in SOOOO long. I think I have just a tad overcommitted myself with DT work - be careful what you ask for, right? Thanks for the nice compliment you left on my blog last week!

I have to tell you, this card is fabulous. I really LOVE the way you handled this difficult sketch with the Spellbinders die cuts! Beautiful color combo and coloring job too! It was so nice to see you joining in the fun with the Pile it On girls this week!


Kristine said...

Hi Michelle! This is sooo CREATIVE and beautiful!! I LOVE how you used the Nesties labels to create that side piece, and your DP and flowers--it's all so pretty!! Great take on the sketch *Ü*


Lovely Linda said...

Hi Michelle - you used MNesties 4 - you are one clver things aren't you! I would never have thought of that - thanks for the inspiration!! I love the soft and 'dreamy' feel of your card - it is gorgeous - your colours are fabulous and your details are always perfect! I love this Michelle - thanks for sharing - you are amazing! {{{hugs}}}

Christina C. said...

You are right, Michelle, I thought that the sketch was quite challenging also. It definitely took me out of my comfort zone, but that's a good thing!!!
I think you did a wonderfully amazing job with the sketch.....stunning!

Bunny Zoe's Crafts said...

Your card is stunning Michelle and such a fabulous layout! I love all the sparkles.

Nikki x
Wags 'n Whiskers Rubber Stamps

cabio's craft corner said...

Awe...so sweet Michelle. Very adorable and sweet. Love those flower arrangement and the rich color is awesome!

Kristie said...

Very pretty! Thanks for joining Flutter By Wednesday this week!

Sharon Caudle said...

Beautiful card! Thanks so much for joining us at Wag 'n Whiskers! hugs!

Michele said...

Such a pretty card Michelle. Love the image you've used and the colours also. Thanks for joining us this week at WnW. Hugs Michele x

Lacey Stephens said...

Wow! You did such a great job with this card! I love the side element you created using the Nestabilities! Your coloring and use of my sweet angel is gorgeous! Thank you so much for allowing me to be a sponsor this week. Also, thanks for playing along with the Wags 'n Whiskers Challenge! We have a fun and easy one this week...Favorites!!
Wags 'n Whiskers