Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Summer, Flowers, and Bears, Oh, My!

     This delightful little "Tall Flower Bear" is a freebie I found last Friday at Bugaboo Stamps (Catch the Bug --Anything Goes.)  Isn't he just the most precious thing holding his big summer flower?  One look at him, and I decided it was time for another card done in my favorite color of purple.


My sketch is from Incy Wincy
and, as if I needed more inspiration to use purple, 
I took my colors from {Pin}spirational.

 

     The image is colored with a combination of markers, mostly ProMarkers.  The it's die cut and matted (dies from QuicKutz) and mounted on a black card base.  The inside has white paper for a hand written notation.

     The dp is from Recollections and is also used as the mat for the image.  I used sheer ribbon and purple ribbon with a sheen from my stash (could be Really Reasonable Ribbon) to make the dove tail strip, then I found a last scrap of purple gingham ribbon to tie that bow.  I added a pearl to the flower center and then added three more to the lower corner. Despite the patterned paper, the design is still pretty CAS with lots of open space.

     Challenges:
C is for Challenge -- Flowers
Card Makin' Mamas -- Monochromatic
Colour Me Creative -- Anything goes
Cutie Pie -- Cute and Cuddly
Fairy Tale -- Favorite colors
Friends of Speedy TV -- Monochromatic
Graph'It Markers -- Bright and bold
Love to Create -- Ribbon & bling
No Matter Which Challenge -- Anything goes
Outlawz PAM -- Summer
Send a Smile 4 Kids -- Diecuts
Tammy's Scrappin' Corner -- Animals
The Ribbon Girl -- Add a bow
There She Goes -- Animals

     I hope you're having a wonderful Wednesday!  We're halfway to the weekend and that's fun time.  :-D  Happy Stamping.  NanaConnie

38 comments:

  1. Fabulous card. Love the cute little bear ;o)

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  2. Love your little bear - had to pop over and get him! Thanks for playing with our Monochromatic challenge at FOSTV.

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  3. Oh what a cutie he is Connie! LOVE the purplish colors of course! :) Have a happy day friend!

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  4. LOL, this bear is so funny! Very joyful card. I would like to thank you that you entered my new challenge blog 'C... is for Challenge'. Thank you for your trust and I wish you good luck in the draw!
    Hugs from Poland,
    Anna xxx

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  5. Cute card, Connie. I love the bear and that big, tall flower.

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  6. You know my favorite color is blue....however, when I see your pretty cards in purple I just drool!! Love this cute image and a great sketch for it too.
    Lynn

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  7. Adorable! Loving the purple; love the take on the sketch. Thanks for joining us here at SAS4K.

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  8. oh what a sweetie, that really is a cute and cuddly image!

    thank you for joining in with the cutie pies

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  9. Great job with this cutie, Connie! Good sketch, and gorgeous purples (of course!).
    Thanks so much for joining us this week for the Catch the Bug Challenge! Hope to see you again!

    Cheryl First
    aka Cafexpressions
    DT Member for Bugaboo Stamps

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  10. Aww, he's a real sweetie & you've coloured him just beautiful!
    Hugs Jo x

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  11. Very sweet! Love the purple paisley paper! thanks for joining us at {PIN}spirational challenges!

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  12. Purple is one of my fav colors too and it looks great with the richness of the black. Great little bear too!

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  13. Purple wonderfulness! Adorable bear and a sweet card for our animal challenge at TSG. Thanks for playing!

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  14. Another sweet little card! Cutelittle bear & fantastic purple paper! Oooooooo!
    Hugs
    Dawn xx

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  15. This is a wonderful creation with great details and its perfect for our ‘Animal’ challenge. Thanks for sharing your talent with us. Good luck.
    {Would love you to visit my blog and join my 600-Follower Give-Away. Thank you so much if you already have entered and good luck.}
    Hugs
    Desíre
    {Tammy’s Scrapin Corner Senior DT Member}
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}

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  16. I grabbed this cutie and haven't used it yet. Thanks for the inspiration from your adorable card.

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  17. Oh that little bear is so cute - glad I grabbed him too! :) Love how you colored him and the sketch you used is so fun! Thanks for joining us at {PIN}spirational Challenges - good luck!!

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  18. Such fun card and that little bear is adorable. Thanks for joining us at Graph'It Colour Challenge and good luck
    Claire xx

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  19. Love the shadow you made for the bear! It looks great! Thanks for joining us this week at Love to Create!

    Mei
    LTC DT
    Creative Card Crew DT
    Crazy Challenge DT
    Anyone for Anya DT

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  20. This is just adorable and fab colours thanks for joining us at Incy Wincy this week and creating something with our sketch :)
    hugs Nikki & DT

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  21. Sweet card, love the coloring!!Thanks for playing with our Monochromatic challenge at FOSTV.

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  22. Your card is so very lovely! I love the image and your coloration plus the colours you have used. Thank you for joining us at Fairytale Challenge! xx Bianca

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  23. This is gorgeous Connie, I like the sweet image and the colours, Thanks for playing along with us at Graph'It colour Challenge, Good Luck.
    Kevin xx

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  24. What a great project, very cute!! We appreciate you taking the time to join joining our July Anything Goes Challenge at CTB! I hope you can join us for our week long Christmas in July Celebration starting tomorrow!!!

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  25. Awwwh the little bear is a darling isn't he! Love the purple and black colour combo.
    hugs
    Glenda

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  26. Love the bear and the purple!! Thanks so much for joining us at Graph’It Markers Challenge this week! x

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  27. Fabulous monochrome card! Thanks for joining us at Card Makin' Mamas - Susan x

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  28. Your card is so pretty. Thanks for joining us at the Fairytale Challenge.
    Hugs, Uta

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  29. Beautiful, thanks for joining us at Cutie Pie's. Sue x

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  30. Cute card and yes this little guy is a cutie...Love your coloring and the design...Hugz, joann

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  31. Ahh, too cute!! So glad you played with us and used our fun sketch over at Incy Wincy Designs! :)

    Hugs,
    Karen C

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  32. Nice card.
    Thanks for playing with us this week at {Pin}spirational Challenges.
    Anat (tshupile)

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  33. Gorgeous card, love the colours and that image is sweet. Thanks for sharing with us at NMWC
    Claire xx

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  34. Ohhhhh gorgeous!!! Thanks so much for participating in our {PIN}SPIRATIONAL challenge!! Hope to see you again for our next challenge!!
    ~DEANNE~
    A Little Bit O' Paper

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  35. Your image made me smile. And I love the rich colours too. Thanks for playing at the Graph'It Colour Challenge :)

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  36. Too cute and such lovely colours, thanks for joining us at Graph It Marker challenge, Karenx

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  37. Cute card, thanks for joining Color Me Creative Classroom challenge. -Shannon DT Member

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  38. Beautiful card and image. Thank you for sharing and joining us at NMWC. Hugs, Velma

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