Monday, 11 August 2014

Summer picnic

   This is a simple card apart from cutting out the teapot shape. Getting the front, back and insert the same size was a bit tricky. Oh for a cutting machine! I used a template from a My Craft studio CD ROM and printed it onto scrap paper. I folded a piece of card in half and drew round the template on the front, cut the front out first and then with the card closed cut the back. For the insert I just used the central part of the template.
   I covered the front with pale pink centura pearl paper and added highlights to it using a coloursoft pencil from Derwent. I then added a happy birthday peel off strip where the lid joins the pot body.
   The image is from the Lili of the Valley stamp called 'Teddy bears picnic' and I coloured it using Promarkers and distress inks. I then edges it edged peel offs.

   I wish to enter this into the following challenges:
   The Cutie Pie - teddy bears picnic
   Inky Impressions - shaped card
   Crafty Catz - lazy summer days
   Send a Smile 4 Kids - cleans and simple
   Creative Fingers - anything goes
   Addicted to Stamps and More - make your mark
   Animal Friends - summer
   Open Minded Crafting - summer food
   Crafty Little Fairies - cute and cuddly
   Penny's Paper-Crafty - anything goes


  1. Sehr schön gewerkelt. Ganz toll gemacht.
    Danke daß du bei den Animal Friends mitmachst.
    LG Dreja

  2. Oh, a little bears tea party - cute. I like that it's also a shaped card, which you don't see too often in Clean and Simple cards. Thank you for sharing your work with us at Send a Smile 4 Kids. We really appreciate it and hope you will come again soon.

  3. was für eine schöne karte!!!
    Klasse !!!

    Danke das Du bei den AF mit machst.

    Lg Sternenglanz

  4. oh this is so sweet, what a gorgeous shaped card too

    thamk you for sharing with the cuties

  5. So cute!! Love the shape! That is fantastic! Cute image too!!! Awesome!! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Open-Minded Crafting Fun Challenges!!! Good Luck! I hope we see you again!!

    - Susan, Co-Owner @ Open-Minded Crafting Fun Challenges
    {Scrap A Thousand Words}

  6. A teddy bear tea party on a tea pot --- adorable!! Thanks for joining us at ATS&M.

  7. Beautifully coloured teddy bear's picnic, I want to join them. Thanks for joining us at ATSM this week. Monika DT

  8. What a fabulous card!! So perfect for our Teddy Bear's Picnic at The Cutie Pies!! Thanks for playing!! Sarah-J

  9. Super cute, you did a great job of hand cutting the teapot :)
    Thanks for joining us at Open-minded Crafting Fun.
    Julie DT

  10. A wonderful birthday card!
    Thank you soo much for taking part in our "Anything Goes” challenge & good luck in the draw…
    Hope to see you again in our next challenge as well…

    (DT Penny's Paper Crafty Challenges)

  11. Wonderful a Teddy Bears Picnic, thanks for joining us at OpenMinded Challenges this fortnight

  12. So cute! love the shape of your card. Fabulous colors as well.

    Thanks for joining our fortnightly challenge here at Open Minded Crafting Fun Challenge. Hope you will join us next time co-owner Crafting Vicky.

  13. Such a lovely shaped card. I love the gold sentiment around the top :-) Thanks for joining our challenge here at Open Minded Crafting Fun Challenge. Melanie, DT

  14. My daughter would love this tea party themed card - those bears are too too cute and the shaped teapot is perfection! Thanks for joining us this week at Addicted to Stamps and More!

  15. A stunning card. I love your shaped card. You have showcased the image beautifully. Great job. Thank you for joining us over at Crafty Catz. Hugs Nina

  16. This is adorable - I love the LOTV images and these are colored up great and the teapot is an awesome idea. I saw this card on SAS4Kids - hope this card is sent their way to make a child smile !!

  17. What a sweet card. Love it! Thanks for joining us at Crafty Catz this week. Cindy-gdt

  18. Fabulous shaped card. Thanks so much for joining us over at Open-Minded Crafting Fun Challenges, good luck and hope to see you again.
    ~ Denise DT ~
    Open-Minded Crafting Fun Challenges
    {Denise's Patch of Creativity}

  19. Adorable card and a very sweet image. I love it.
    Thanks for joining us at the Animal Friends challenge.


  20. Super cute card , thank you for joining us at Creative fingers with our anything goes challenge. Hugs Tania (DT)xx