Tuesday 7 February 2012

Cute & Cuddly - Craft-Room DT Project

Hi, it's time for another challenge over at the Craft-Room Challenge, but firstly, thank you - what beautiful Valentine entries we saw.  This time it's the lovely and wonderfully talented Julia's turn to choose the theme and she has chosen Cute and Cuddly.  As usual, there will be a random draw for a £10 voucher to spend in the Craft-Room Online Shop, and there's still 30% off everything at checkout - usual rules apply - and the DT team will choose a top 3.

 Now, I can't remember when I last thought "cute and cuddly" so this was definitely a challenge for me, lol.  I dug out one of the very first rubber stamps I every bought (Stamps Happen).  I decided (groan!) that instead of making a card, I would make a little hanging (surprised?):

Everything, including the colouring of the teddies, is done in various distress inks, along with some Jenny Bowlin Brown Sugar ink (which is quite dark, but such a gorgeous shade of brown) for the background/background stamping.  I then mounted the stamped image onto some sanded Core'dinations cardstock and attached.,
For the teddies, I used a drop of various reinkers mixed with a spritz of water.  Colouring that checked teddy and those three red hearts were a challenge in themselves!  
The text I made up and done on the pc, and those beautiful wooden heart-shaped buttons were from Marie at Dolly Daydreams (thank you again Marie) - they were part of a fabulous prize I won in a Get Creative challenge a few months ago.  Some cream cotton lace around the bottom to finsih, and it is hung by some dyed seam binding.

There are a lot of creams and browns around for little ones at the moment, so I thought it would be nice to hang up in a little one's room, or maybe on the door?

I hope you join in with the challenge, I'm looking forward to visiting your blogs to see your creations.  If you need some inspiration, please check out the creations by the rest of the Design Team as they really are stunning.

I'd like to enter my Cute 'n' Cuddly teddy hanging into the following challenges:

The Cutie Pie Challenge Blog - Anything But A Card
Charisma Cardz Challenges - Vintage
Colour Create Challenge - Whites or Creams, Light Browns & Dark Browns
My Time To Craft - A is For Adorable

Have fun and I hope you all have a great week!

Maria x


Ink Art Designs said...

Oh I love teddy bear anythings! This is super cute. Love all the colour tones...beautiful
Dot x

hazel said...

This is fabulous Maria. The teddies are adorable and I love it.
xxx Hazel.

Cat's sCrap said...

Hi Maria !

What an adorable project ! I like the row of bears. Beautiful graphic effect with your papers. It's very successful ! Congratulations !

Thanks for joining us at Charisma Cardz this week.

Hugs from France.

Zoechaos said...

Completely and utterly charming Maz will look wonderful hanging in a babies nursery. XOXO Zoe

Mynn xx said...

Awww!!! What darling teddies! LOVE them--and that pop of red is awesome! :)

Mervi said...

Hi Maria! It's so sweet and lovely vintage, beautiful for nursery;-))m

Pauline said...

This is gorgeous! Thanks for joining us at Chrisma Cardz this week!

craft-roomjulia said...

I love this so much Maria, those teddies are just adorable, you have created the most beautiful vintage wall hanging. Julia xxx

Unknown said...

gorgeous! Love the teddies and your colouring is dreamy! Thanks for joining us at Charisma Cardz this week!

Lisa xox

Dolly Daydreams said...

Hi Maria , thanks for the mention they do look super on this gorgeous hanging, love the vintage feel about this and those teddies are so so cute love them. Me thinks this beauty has already found a home ! Congratulations on our wonderful news , am so happy for you . Take care my friend.


Suzie McFloozy said...

Fantastic craft project - those teddies are just precious x
Thanks for playing along with us at colour create & good luck x
((hugs)) Suzie xoxo

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

Oh wow, this is so pretty, I love the adorable teddybears and the vintage look and that lace trim is gorgeous
Lindsay xx

Anonymous said...

So sweet! What a lovely idea! Thank you for playing at the Cutie Pie CHallenge! Woo x

Sharon said...

WOW this is so cute... I love the bears!

Thanks for joining us at Colour Create for the Brown Challenge!

Sharon x

Vicky Hayes said...

You are the queen of these hangings and I love your cute teddy bear version. I like the way you've coloured the teds and I like the splashes of red against the neutrals too. Vicky x

marilynprestonn said...

Love this wall hanger with the cute and cuddly bears Maria. I really dig that lace and fabulous art! :)Peggy

kbrandy4 said...

Gorgeous creation and those bears are so cute!! Thanks for sharing with us Cutie Pies and good luck!!
Hazel xx