Tuesday, 10 June 2014

Bears in a spin

Hello Bloggers

Today I felt like getting back to a girlie card and using a few of the lovely flowers and embellishments I just e received from the Ribbon Girl. Also of course I had to have a go with my wonderful free gifts from Papercraft inspirations this month, my LOTV bonnets and bowties pad and Happy Birthday Stamp. So the Ribbon Girls Lovely Lilli competion seemed the idea reason to create a card especially as I just love using my lovely LOTV posy trio stamps and my so cute James Daisy stamp.

I saw a spinning wheel on th internet the other day and fancied having a go at one and the posy trio stamps were perfect for this type of project. I decided to set the wheel into a twisted easel card.

Just got these lovely flowers from the ribbon girl which matched perfectly, they are an excellent site and so quick on despatch.  Also they supply small quantities so you can try lots of different items for little cost. I simply can't recomend them enough, and they do the most marvellous lace and charms too.

I coloured James in Grey this time with my spectrum noir pens

 My lovely free gift from papercraft inspirations which I have wanted for ages as I do so many Birthday cards

My first ever Pin, with a charm from the ribbon girl, thought it marched the daisy on the stamp.I coloured thr two top parts of the pin with alcohol pens to get it to match better.  However I think I need some spacer beads for my pin and some silver rather than bronze jump rings. Still not bad for my first pin I hope.

The Bears in Motion, I stamped all three and another sentiment stamp from LOTV
The view from above, showing how the stamp holds up the easel card, just love my new papers and can't believe it was free.

Hope you like my project, if you want to have a go here is a link to a video that shows how to do it.


Bye for now

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

The ribbon girl lovely lilli challenge

Penny Black and more use your favourite stamp

The butterfly challenge
 I have used die cuts butterflies and designer paper and my butterfly is on one of the wheel images

stamping sensations animal antics

Southern Girls challenge dies and punches

Crafty Hazelnuts Patterned paper challenge June

A creative romance blog challenge

My Mums Craft Shop


  1. oh my goodness, this card is so sweet! i love both the spinning wheel and easel design - how creative and i love all the pretty flowers. thank you so much for playing along with us this month at penny black and more.

  2. Hi Maria, I see that you entered into our challenge at Southern Girls but you have no link to our challenge.....which is one of the rules to enter.......please add the link
    Super cute card, great images & design!

    ¸..• ´¨¨)) -:¦:-¸.•´ .•´¨¨))*((¸¸.•´ ..•´
    Shell in Alaska ~ SGC~DT ~

    1. Dear Shell, thank your for bringing that to my attention. I tried several times to enter but unfortunately the link didn't seem to be working so didn't add the link to my blog. It appears that one of my attempts was successful and my entry is now on your site, and I have now placed the link.

  3. Fantastic card! Love the 'wheel' with the different designs that show in the circle. So clever!! Lovely papers and sweet image. Do make sure as Shell noted above, that you add a link to our challenge to be eligible for the prize. Thanks for joining us for our 'Diecuts & Punches' challenge at Southern Girls Challenge. Hugs, Wends x SGC DT

    1. Thank you Wendy, have now added the link as I have explained to Shell I tried to enter several times to no avail so didn't link it. I am delighted that my entry has now gone through so have been able to link it. Thank you for bringing it to my attention and for the kind comment.

    2. Your welcome hunny and so glad you managed to link up to us x

  4. Such a pretty card Maria, it's just bursting with Summertime and thanks so much for joining in at Stamping Sensations challenge.

    I can see you have been having problems linking your entries, if you go to our challenge blog you will find a page at the top 'help adding an entry', hope that helps but if not always happy to help if you drop me a mail.

    B x

  5. I totally missed you had also joined in at Penny Black and More challenge, so popping back to thank you. You will also find the help to link info on hat blog as well.

    B x

  6. How pretty. Just love all those gorgeous colours together. Have never seen a spinning wheel card made before and to add to an easel card is even more of a twist. I love your idea. Thanks for the link and thankyou for fluttering by my bingo challenge. Hope to see you again . Hugs Mrs A. (Butterfly challenge).

  7. Hi Maria, this card is absolutely gorgeous and so much effort has gone into it! I'm sure whoever receives it will be thrilled. I love the fact that you set the wheel into an easel card. Wheels within wheels :-) thanks for joining in with us at Stamping Sensations this month. Maddy x

  8. Fabulous card, gorgeous design with beautiful details and flowers.
    Thank you for sharing at Penny Black and more;-))m

  9. Maria, you did amazing work with it. I absolutely love everything about your stunning card. Colors are so pretty and so are all the flowers. Your spinning wheel card is magnificent! Love the images and your coloring too. Thank you for sharing your gorgeous card with us at Stamping Sensation.
    Eret x

  10. Love the design and coloring of this card..image used is perfect....cute and soooooo beautiful....

  11. Oh wow, this is absolutely stunning - I love it! Such a fantastic way to use the stamps, I love how the images move! So beautifully embellished (I really love the Ribbon Girl shop too) and your colouring is gorgeous with the lovely texture on the fur.

  12. Gorgeous card, love the image and beautiful design. Thanks for joining us at MMCS, good luck!

    Donna x

  13. Such a sweet card and a fabulous idea. Thanks for joining in our Anything Goes Birthday challenge and blog hop at A Creative Romance :) xx