Friday, 9 May 2014

A Very Bare Bear

Hello to everyone out there in Blog land, 

I just stopped by with a quick card I have to show you using the gorgeous Lili of the valley stamp 
James Daisy.

It is my first attempt at CAS, and goodness it was so hard for me.  Think I may still have got a little carried away with my flowers  however but I was really good and stayed clear of ribbon and pearls and all other embellishments.

James was coloured with my spectrum noir pens, using the dot technique as I have done previously. The papers are from the Promises pad from LOTV.

Just a few die cut daises to embellish with buttons of course

A stamped greeting and a bow to balance it out

I am pleased with the finished result but it was so hard not to reach for the paper roses and bling, hope you like it. Many thanks for the pics which were taken by my lovely daughter Beth as I didn't have time, before I sent it off. She takes much better photos than me I am sure you will agree.
I  hope you have a lovely weekend and get lots of crafting done, bye for now Maria

Best wishes Maria

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

The Ribbon Girl Challenge Blog  Flowers

Crafty fairies Challenge in the garden

Penny Black and More Anything goes

Papertake weekley anything goes

Simon says stamp monday challenge blog Using 5 colors

Bearley mine challenges flowers

My mums craft shop challenge blog lots of layers
Cutie pie challenge blogspot april showers bring cute flowers
One crazy stampers challenge anything goes and an embelishment.
spectrum noir challenge flowers
Country view challenges natures glories
 stamping sensations


  1. This is gorgeous Maria. Adorable James is coloured so beautifully. I love your fabulous design and pretty flowers.
    Thank you for taking part in the Crafty Little Fairies Challenge this month.
    Sue xx

    1. Thank you for the kind words Sue, I just love your blog and the wonderful challenges. Thanks again Maria xxx

  2. Hi Maria!

    Welcome to the Snippets Palyground - so glad you came to play and hope you'll be back soon.

    Beautiful card, such lovely colouring and just the right amount of flowers (IMHO).

    Hugs, Di xx

  3. Gorgeous card, love the sweet James bear.
    Thank you for sharing at cutie Pies 'April Showers bring may flowers' and good luck x Susan x

  4. Your first CAS card looks fabulous! Love the pretty background paper you used behind the bear. Fabulous sketch and beautiful embossing!
    Thanks so much for joining us this month at Penny Black and More! Good luck!

  5. Totally adorable.
    Thanks for playing along at Papertake Weekly this week.
    Good luck.
    Debs xx

  6. Waving hello from the Snippets Playground. Love your cute teddy bear card.

    Hugs, Sarn xxx

  7. Wonderful work Maria. Great layout. Welcome to the snippets playground Shaz in Oz.x

  8. Lovely cute card thanks for joining us at Cutie Pie challenge cheers Sue N x

  9. What a lovely card Maria and perfect for our In the Garden challenge at The Crafty Little Fairies. Love James' fur and the papers are delightful. Good Luck and hope you will play along next time too. Sarah

  10. So cute. I love how you embossed the frame, must try that.
    Thanks for sharing with us at Penny Black & more this month.
    Lynn x

  11. Such a cute card! Thanks for joining us at Stamping Sensations this month and good luck!

  12. This card is adorable! I love the soft color palette and how you interpreted our theme by using five colors! I also really liked how you made the white "frame" so sophisticated. It's a great accompaniment to the perfect central image. The flowers are fabulous and the whole card is so thoughtfully done. Thanks so much for sharing your talents with us for this week's Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge!

  13. This is a really super piece of work for our challenges Maria, thanks so much for sharing your creativity with us at Penny Black and More and Stamping Sensations.

    B x

  14. Welcome to the Pixie's Snippets Playground, Maria! Your card is so adorable and full of lovely details! Hugs, Darnell

  15. What a pretty card, I love the way you have used the buttons in the flower centres. Thanks for joining in with us at Stamping Sensations this month. Maddy

  16. Lovely card you made! Good luck and thanks for joining us with "Flower" challenge at Bearly Mine :-))
    Hugs, Andreja