Tuesday, 1 September 2009

Teddy Bear Fairies

Hello again!
I know, it has been an awfully long time between posts. I do apologise, but I do have a wee bit of an excuse. I am 16 weeks pregnant with my third child and have been feeling pretty yuk. Only now am I feeling a little like my old self :-)
I haven't been terribly busy creating, but I have managed to make a few cards when birthdays have come along. I will post these over the next few days.

Last week was my daughters 7th birthday. For her party we went to the Teddy Factory where all the children got to make their own teddy bear to take home. It was very sweet. I do not own a teddy bear stamp so I decided to make my own wee teddies. I found a tutorial on Andrea Wilford's blog (she is a very talented Canadian demonstrator) on how to make teddy bears with punches. They were very easy and fun to make.

Andrea uses a butterfly die for the wings which we don't have here in New Zealand, so I had to put my thinking cap on. What I did was trace around the butterfly wings from the Garden Whimsy set onto vellum, and cut them out. Viola! Fairy wings, just the right size :-)

For the background sky with clouds, I cut a template of a cloud from card and sponged the sky with Stampin Pastels. The flowers are also punched from the Scallop Circle and 1" Circle punches.

My daughter absolutely loved the card and I was pretty chuffed with the outcome too.

Card: Pink Pirouette, Whisper White, Pink Passion, Real Red, Only Orange, Yoyo Yello, Lovely Lilac, So Saffron, Gable Green, Glorious Green, Green Galore, Wild Wasabi (retired), Vellum, Chocolate Chip, Creamy Caramel, Kraft, More Mustard
Stamps: Itty Bitty Background (retired)
Punches: Scallop Circle, 1" Circle, 1/2 " Circle, Word Window, regular hole punch, 5 Petal Punch
Accessories: Sponge Daubers, Stampin Pastels, White Gel Pen, Stampin' Write Markers, Fine Supernova Stampin Glitter, 2-Way Glue, Dimensionals.

Until next time...


Sharlene Meyer said...

Gorgeous cards Janine! Congratulations on your news. I am 18 weeks and also suffered the yuks, so can certainly empathise with you!

Anonymous said...

Absolutely stunning!

Anna Sutherland said...

Congratulations Janine and what adorable teddy bear fairies. I know exactly where you are coming from. My wee bundle is now 11 weeks old and I still don't seem to have time to blog.