Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Beary Big Hugs

This week's challenge at Belles N Whistles is to create a card using all the things you love. The image I used is one of my favorite Belles N Whistles stamps called Beary Big Hugs. I also used pink (my favorite color), pearls, flowers, ribbon and punches. The other part of the challenge is to add a heart which I added by using a lace heart border punch from Martha Stewart Crafts.

The sketch that I used is from Wild Orchid Challenges. The colors I used are pink, brown and cream for the challenges at Craft Your Passion (pink), Colour Create (chocolate, strawberry & cream) and Stamping Scrapping Challenge Central (pink). Part of the challenge at Stamping Scrapping Challenge Central is to use at least one item from their store. I used Martha Stewart Punches.

I am also entering this card into the following challenges:

Paper Play: Hearts & Flowers But Not Valentines

Cute Card Thursday: Hearts & Flowers

Fun With Shapes & More: Hearts

Drunken Stampers: No Sentiment

Sweet Stampin: Love Bugs

Crazy 4 Challenges: Hearts

Aly's Sunday Challenge: Bling It Up

The Crafty Pad: Hearts

I Did It Creations: Bling It Up

One Stitch At A Time: Make It Pretty

Crafts For Eternity: Photo Inspiration

Crafty Cardmakers: Hearts

Kaboodle Doodles: Hearts & Flowers

Cupcake Craft: At Least One Heart

Some Odd Girl: Hearts Hearts Hearts

The Creative Cottage: Fabulous Florals

~ Supplies Used ~
Belles N Whistles Beary Big Hugs Rubber Stamp
Bazzill Basics Berry Blush Cardstock
The Paper Company Chestnut Cardstock
Nicole Crafts Cream Cardstock
White Cardstock
Queen & Company Pearl Pearls
Pink Paper Flowers
Cream Velvet Ribbon
Martha Stewart Butterfly Punch
Martha Stewart Lace Heart Border Punch
Martha Stewart Branch Punch
Crayola Colored Pencils
Prisma Colored Pencils


Kristy said...

Hi Mary! Your card is so sweet and lovely! Unfortunately our challenge at Some Odd Girl requires on of our stamps to qualify. I hope you'll consider making a new card and joining in! Thanks so much!

Jill said...

Oooh I just love that image, gorgeous! Really pretty card! Thanks for playing along with us this week at Kaboodle Doodles. Jill

debby4000 said...

Beautiful card Mary and love the adorable image.

Abi said...

Oh what a fabulous creation, such gorgeous colours & a beautiful well coloured image. Thanks for playing along with our Sweet Stampin challenge x

Delphine said...

Just gorgeous, Mary! I love everything about it! Thanks for joining us at Cupcake and good luck! Delphine xx

Lorraine said...

Beautiful, Mary. Just lovely. Thanks for taking part at The Crafty Pad this week.

mudmaven said...

Very beautiful - love that edge punch! Thanks for playing in our Hearts and Flowers challenge at Kaboodle Doodles this week. ~chris

The Bug said...

What a pretty card! Great job! Thanks for joining our pink challenge at Stamping Scrapping Challenge Central.
Hugs, Wini

Fiona said...

gorgeous card and fab layout. Thanks for joining us at Sweet Stampin this week.


pinky said...

This is so cute and adorable. Thanks for sharing at C4E this week.

CraftyC said...

So sweet Mary and a pretty colour combo.Thanks for taking part in this weeks Sweet Stampin Challenge!

michele said...

Gorgeous card! Thanks for joining us at c4e this week hugs xx

Vicky said...

Such a beautiful card I love the image & the butterflies are lush.
Thank you for joining us girlies at Sweet Stampin this week, good luck.

Hugs Vicky xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Mary! What a great challenge card made with things you love! Love the colours and the use of that MS border punch! The image is adorable! I must check out that stamp co!

Thanks for playing with us Drunken Stampers this week!



Love crafts forever said...

Thank you for playing with us at One Stitch At A Time.
Hugs Nataliya.

Kathy said...

Oh this is just darling!! LOve the sweet image that you have used and the colors are so pretty! Fabulous take on the sketch as well!
Thanks so much for playing along with us at BnW and WOC!

Rebekah said...

This is fabulous Mary such a sweet image! Thanks for joining our floral challenge at the creative cottage and our pretty challenge at OSAAT hugs Rebekah xx
PS I have blog candy at if you are interested! Ooo and please pop by my blog on sunday for a surprise!!

Elise said...

Oh gosh! This is soooo sweet and beautiful! I love this image as well, and you've showcased this stunningly~! Thank you for joining us at BnW!


gillyflower said...

what a pretty card just lovely thanks for entering our challenge at crafty cardmakers

Jennie said...

This is really sweet! I love the image and the colours you have chosen :)

Thanks so much for joining us at IDIC this week xx

Jayne said...

Lovely card Mary, great colour scheme and so pretty. Thanks for joining us this week at OSAAT.

Lauretta See said...

stunning card.. love that sketch.. and the stamp.. awesome :) GREAT JOB!
Thank you for joining our challenge over at Craft your passion.. hope you will join us again on the new challenge tomorrow ;) HUGS X

Liza said...

Gorgeous work. Thanks for joining us at CCC.

Liza x

Anonymous said...

Oh wow Mary!!This is so gorgeous! I love your layout with the pretty colors and hearts!! Such a great job!! Thanks for playing along with us at BnW challenge!!HUGS

Sharon said...

Hi Mary,

This is a really beautiful image and the colouring is lovely. Love the card, those butterflies are gorgeous.

Thanks for joining us at Colour Create this week.

Sharon x

Cindy2 said...

This is a sweet card, love the colors and the coloring. Thanks so much for sharing at the SSCC 'pink' challenge. C2

Di said...

WOW what a stunning card! love all of it your colouring and the image and your heart border and pearls are all gorgeous!
thanks for joining colour create this week
Hugs Di xxx

Lynda Nielsen said...

Wowee, this is beautiful. You did a fab job on it. Your layout and colors. Beautiful!!!
thanks so much for playing along with us at Belles 'n Whistles.

Kathy said...

Just gorgeous!!! Love the pretty color combo that you have used and your details are darling!! She is a little cutie! Great job with the sketch as well!!
Thanks so much for playing along with us at WOC and Belles and Whistles!

Judie aka Craftymess said...

what a sweet card, love the image that you have used hun

Thank for getting crafty with us at Crafty Cardmakers xx

Judie xx