Monday, February 22, 2010

Magical Monday - Distressed Lucky Bear

Here's sending a big welcome to another edition of Magial Monday at There's Magic in the Air with Paper Cupcakes. It was so great seeing all of your creations last week and I can't wait to see what you do with this week's image by Nina and fun challenge by Nilla of "distressing"!! As you can see I distressed several of the layers on my card front and even crumpled up the punched flowers to make them look distressed too! While not on purpose, I think my Fun Flock covered bear also looks a bit "distressed" as I just couldn't get his fur on evenly...UGH! Oh well, looks kinda like the teddy bear I had growing up with it's worn out places of fur :) Kind of a fun embellishment in the balloon. I erased the shamrock balloon that Nina had drawn and instead added this fun shamrock layered sticker. Oh and here's the inside! I tried the Pop-Up Twirl Card at SCS which required some modification as I wanted to make mine square and I had trouble with the buttons on the end of the skewer. So I hammered and glued some snap eyelets onto the ends and it's worked pretty well so far.  
Since I was kinda doing this one at the last moment I was inspired by many other challenges and here they are:
1. A Spoon Full of Sugar - Springtime: When I think of St. Patty's Day I think of SPRING!
2. Challenge up your Life - Sketch plus colour combo of green & yellow
4. Die-cut Dreams Challenge Blog - 3 x Different patterned papers, 2 x different ribbons, 2 x flowers: OK I used 3 flowers, but pretty close... 
5. Incy Wincy Designs - PUNCH IT OUT: Those flowers are a punch and the sentiment on the front is punched and layered with punches
6. Lexi’s Creations - Spotted or striped: Got both of these in my DSP
7. Little Paper Shop - distressing
8. Lots To Do - Use a machine: I used a sewing machine and cuttlebug
9. My Time to Craft challenge - Green plus one: My plus one was yellow (but had to throw in a couple of neutrals with the white and kraft too!)
10. Paper Sundaes - distress your cards or altered paper project
11. Papertake Weekly Challenge - Check This Out - gingham or checks: one of my DSP (the green one) has a grid pattern that I thought looked like checks
12. Saturday Spotlight - Mess Around (distressing with ink, tearing edges, wrinkling card stock, etc)
14. Stamp Something - A Touch of Spring: My interpretation is the colors and image
15. Stamp with fun - Stitch
16. The Pink Elephant - Ribbon
17. Your Next Stamp - Spring Colours: green and yellow
Thanks for coming by and checking out my creation! Hope to see what you come up with too!
Aloha,

28 comments:

craftieodamae said...

wow how creative! Gorgeous card!

Nilla said...

Fabulous card! Great take on the challenge, perfect! Also thanks for joining us at SWF! Hugs Nilla

Patti said...

You are the challenge queen! I love all the wonderful elements to your card! Your furry bear is perfect!

Selma said...

What a creative card. Your little bear looks well loved with the fur -- very cute. Your distressing is great and I really like how you added the punched flowers. Great card design.

Lori said...

Love what you've done with the bear! This card is so cool, love it!

Danielle said...

Gorgeous card Kim! I love the shamrock embellishment and the fun flocking on your bear! Congrats on doing one of these pop-up swirl cards on the inside - aren't they fun!
Hugs, Danielle

STAMPING SAM said...

Your dad and I had a little giggle when when we saw your bear reminded you of the well-loved Teddy when you were little - I believe it is still here if you would like me to ship it to you! Great card and great memories of you as our Baby Kim!

Love, SAM aka MOM

Sue W said...

Ooh what a great card Kim love how you did the bear and the inside is fantastic!!

Patti J said...

Wow Kim - you outdid even yourself on this card! Fabulous, dear girl!!! So much fun! Love your fuzzy wuzzy bear! Great job!

Saskia said...

Oooh... so sweet and so gorgeous!! Thanks for joining us at Crafty Creations Challenge! Good luck!

Saskia :)

Chrissie said...

He is a real cutie... and what a fancy middle he has!
Thanks so much for joining us at MTTC this week!
Chrissie

Susie Sugar said...

Wow great card Kim shame your a little late to join in the challenge I'm always leaving things to late to enter myself
Still its lovely
why not try your luck this week again at the DCD challenge we have the theme "Easter"
Hugs Susie xx

Lesley said...

Great card and cute image! Thanks for taking part in the MTTC challenge xx

biggi-al said...

You made a lovely card - thanks for joining us at CUYL.

Yanitza Ramos said...

Really, really gorgeous! Definitely a great card. And the Fun Flock adds a special touch to the bear.

Great job and thanks for joining us at Stamp With Fun!

crafty creations said...

great card Kim - love the fur on the bear !!!! gorgeous

Thanks for joining the Lotstodo Challenge this week xx Hilda

Dawne said...

lovely card xxxx

*Vicki* said...

Oh wow!! This is absolutely adorable!! What a clever creation!! I just want to reach out and touch that bear!! :) Beautiful distressing job!! Thanks for playing along with us at Saturday Spotlight!! HUGS

Tina46 Kreativblog said...

wonderful sweet card !!!thanks for joining in our challenge.
hugs tina46
swf-team

Hope Jacare said...

Thanks for playing along in our stitching challenge at Crafty Creations. Great Project! Cheers Claire x

stempelhexe said...

What a creative card, its beautiful.

Greetings
Ulla

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

This is beautiful!! Love your image, dp, cheery colors and layout! thanks for joining us at Sat. Spotlight this week!

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

How adorable is this bear! Awesome creation! Thanks so much for joining us at Saturday Spotlight! I look forward to seeing more of your creations in the weeks to come!!
AND, if you're interested I have blog candy up for grabs on MY BLOG. Please feel free to pop on over and check it out!

Melissa said...

What an adorable card! Thanks for joining us this week at Stamp Something!

Pat said...

Great card, super papers and so many challenges.

Pat xx

Angela said...

Thanks for sharing your cute card, it is fab!!
Angela x YNS

Blankiefinder said...

Very cute card, I love the way you did your bear!

Nina said...

both cards are just wonderful! love the fur on your bear, and funny what your mom said, I had a bear like that as well! he's pretty flat these days but I still have him, not sure why! :O) All your other cards posted are just fab and I always love to come and look and see your lovely creations!