Thursday, August 30, 2012

Some Birthday Cuddles for you...

Good day peeps! I am back again with another card for the Outlawz Twisted Thursday challenge.

Last week we had an amazing member turnout for our “Best Friends” twist, and I'll tell ya there were some great projects submitted. It’s funny how some challenges are more appealing than others, but it seems "girlfriends” took the cake on this one.

This week our Anything Goes with a Twist is “Teddy Bears”.
I’ll bet we will see a lot of projects for this one too, because everyone loves Teddy Bears, don’t we?

Here is mine...

This stamp is called “Popcorn the Bear” and it’s from Crafter’s companion. I must say that it was indeed a very labour intensive image to colour, and then to do the layering, well you can only imagine. So I don’t think I will be doing this one very often, and perhaps I will make it a much smaller image to work with next time. Either way, I love how it turned out. It’s so fun and bright, great for a child or young person’s birthday.  

I stamped the image onto Neenah card-stock and coloured it up with my Copic markers.

Teddy Bear: E30, 32, 33, W3
Blanket: YR21, 23, 24
Balloons: R000, 00, 02, 05, 08, W1
BG000, 01, 05, W3
YG21, 23, 25, W1
Y00, 02, 06, 08, YR 16, 18
R21, 24, 27, 29, W5
V02, 04, 08

  The papers are from my stash and the sentiment comes with the image, as well as a few others.

I used various accents such as, Smooch Illuminate & Glitz, Glossy Accents, various Atyou Spica pens, ribbon and some gems.

I hope you will join us this week over at the Outlawz challenge group, but before I let you go I want to provide you with a little bit of trivia. This way I will know if you read my blog from beginning to end, LOL.

Do any of you know the origins of the Teddy Bear?
 I didn't and was curious, so I went to Wikipedia, and boy was I surprised to learn what I did. 

The name Teddy Bear comes from former United States President Theodore Roosevelt, whose nickname was "Teddy". The name originated from an incident on a bear hunting trip in Mississippi in November 1902, to which Roosevelt was invited by Mississippi Governor Andrew H. Longino. There were several other hunters competing, and most of them had already killed an animal. A suite of Roosevelt's attendants, led by Holt Collier,[2] cornered, clubbed, and tied an American Black Bear to a willow tree after a long exhausting chase with hounds. They called Roosevelt to the site and suggested that he should shoot it. He refused to shoot the bear himself, deeming this unsportsmanlike, but instructed that the bear be killed to put it out of its misery,[3][4] and it became the topic of a political cartoon by Clifford Berryman in The Washington Post on November 16, 1902.[5] While the initial cartoon of an adult black bear lassoed by a handler and a disgusted Roosevelt had symbolic overtones, later issues of that and other Berryman cartoons made the bear smaller and cuter.

Cool eh? So there you have it, thanks for stopping by JS


  1. Love your adorable, gorgeous card Sandra.

  2. So cute card Sandra!! cute image and great coloring!
    Hugs, Sandra

  3. WOW, your card is great!!!! Like you said, it's perfect for a younger crowd, the colours are so bright and cheery! Thanks for educating me Sandra, I certainly didn't know about the origin of the word Teddy Bear! Hugs, Brigitte

  4. Adorable image and fantastic coloring!! I love teddy bears and used to collect them but gave many away over the years to the grandkids. LOL my kitchen at one time was done in TB's and my sweet hubby allowed it! I love the card! Hugz g/f

  5. Ho looks so furry and cuddly! Wonderful job colouring to show such dimension!! I just want to give him a big squish! Great work, Sandra!

  6. This is gorgeous, Sandra. You did an amazing job coloring that bear. He looks absolutely fuzzy.
    Blessing hugs.

  7. Your card is funfilled, real party feeling to it!