Wednesday 15 January 2014

Work, work and more work

After working late yesterday I did not get on to post a blog. Unfortunately we are still a little behind at work and so I may need to work overtime again :(

I am contemplating what seeds I need to plant out by the end of the month, and what needs to wait. I also need to allocate space for everything I grow as I have not been confirmed a new allotment plot yet. I must remember to bring it up again otherwise I might miss out and I do not have enough room on my current plot for everything I have got planned to try this year.

However, I did manage to get time to make a male themed birthday card using a bear as the focal image for the crafty cardmakers challenge and also for the Monochromatic challenge from countryviewchallenges.
The bear is a Wellington topper which has been mounted on papermania velum. I got a few eyelet setters from my mum when she got a cropadile from her mum and decided to try using them with the square eyelets on the corners of the velum. However, the back of these squares does not seem to have worked properly, and the paint has peeled slightly :(  I then found a ribbon in my stash that matched the colours and was masculine looking and stuck gold 'Happy Birthday' stickers along it before sticking it below the image, and adding a bow to the ribbon.


  1. Wellington is just adorable. I love the colours here, and the ribbon is spot on

    Thanks for sharing with us

    Crafty Cardmakers and More

  2. A beautiful card, love the sweet image of the bear. Thank you for joining us at CCM this time.

  3. What a lovely card, Wellington is totally adorable and I love the colours. I'll be honest I have the same issue with my crop-a-dile so I often end up using my old setter. Hitting things with a hammer can be a great stress reliever though so I don't mind too much.

    Thanks so much for joining in with my challenge at CCM&M.


  4. awww this little guy is so sweet :) Thanks so much for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers and More for our "Bear With Me" challenge.
    Fiona x

  5. nice looking blog . some lovely cards xxx

  6. A lovely cute image and great card. Thanks for sharing it at Country View Crafts Monochromatic Challenge xx


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