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Sep 8, 2018

Allsorts 484: Bears

Good morning and happy Saturday! Hope your weekend is off to a great start! We've had A LOT of rain with flooding these last few days, funny how I had just mentioned a heat wave in my last post, but that's how quickly weather changes sometimes here in does look like we'll be back to sunshine and warm weather again next week :)

It's time for another fun theme at Allsorts challenge and this week Kath picked the theme of

"Bears - Any Type of Bears"

It's been a while since I used a bear stamp, and had lots of fun looking through my stamps to pick the one I wanted to use for today. Did you know ... my very first stamp was actually a teddy bear stamp by PSX :-) And while I don't have that stamp anymore, I still have the first card I ever made with it, because I had made it for my husband many many years ago!

For today's card I used a rubber stamp by Lili of the Valley. Unfortunately this stamp is no longer available.

I heat embossed the image on Bristol Vellum Paper using Versafine Onyx Ink and clear embossing powder. Coloring was done with Zig Clean Color markers and my Zig Detailer brush. As you can see the card is CAS. I just added a small strip of patterned paper from my stash, heat embossed the image and finished off with a polka dotted bow. The card front was cut out using Avery Elle's Wonky Stitches Die and then mounted on a white Neenah Linen Cardstock base. The sentiment is from the Penny Black set  Sweet Wishes, also heat embossed.

A little close up ...
Isn't this bear the cutest!!! I don't know why stamp companies decide to retire things, especially when they are this cute, but I guess they need to make room for new things...although I feel like LOTV retired too many of their designs!!

I know my coloring is pretty simple, but as much as I enjoy sitting there and spending time coloring, I just don't have the time for a long coloring session which is the reason why I love these Zig markers. I'm pretty sure this image was colored in about 10 minutes or less.

We would LOVE for you to join us this week at Allsorts challenge! This week we have this cute stamp by Penny Black to give away to one very lucky participant!

My card also fits these challenges:
The Paper Girls

Stamping Sensations - Something beginning with "B" (Bear, Blossoms, Bow, Bird and Bricks)
Little Red Wagon - CAS or One Layer
Simon Says Wednesday Stamp on it
Simon Says Stamp Monday - Stamp it On
Sisterhood of Crafters -  Blooming Flowers
Alphabet Challenge  L is for Leaves
Brown Sugar – All Creatures Great and Small
Sunny Day Crafting  - Any Animal
Simply Create Too Stitching: Real or Faux
CAS on Friday – Flowers
Crafting with Dragonflies - Spring has Sprung (little bear just woke up from a long winter's nap :)
Send a Smile for Kids - Anything Goes for Kids 
Cute Card Thursday Anything Goes
 If You Gave A Crafter A Cookie... - Anything Goes this time 
Crafty Catz -  Anything Goes 
Dragonfly Dreams - Anything Goes

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Thank you so much for visiting!


  1. It is indeed a very cute Bear Ellie, just perfect for our theme this week. And so nice to see you over at Stamping Sensations 'I Spy' theme and with five 'B's, well done and many thanks for sharing.

    B x

    1. Thanks Brenda, I was exited when I realized I had more than just the bear starting with a "B" so I definitely wanted to play "I spy" :-)

  2. Super cute card Ellie, so cute, xxx

  3. Oh Ellie what a gorgeous image and so beautifully coloured and presented

  4. Cute card! Love the little adorable bear!

    1. Thanks for stopping by Marilyn.

  5. This is ADORABLE!!!! I love love love that bear!!!!!!!

    1. Thanks Julie, he's such a cutie!!

  6. Awwww..... s sweet and cute card!!! This LOTV bear is a delight!!I agree about retired items, I loved so much LOTV papers, they were amazing but now are retired... There are still the digi papers, but I would prefer the real ones :D

    1. Thank you so much. It's a shame they had to go the digi only way, and sadly most of their stamps aren't even available in digi format...there are still so many I'd love to have but not available any longer! Thanks for stopping by!

  7. So very sweet. I really like that little bear. Thanks for joining the challenge at Little Red Wagon this week.

  8. Very cute! Thanks so much for joining us at The Sisterhood’s ‘Bloomin’ Flowers’ challenge and please come back again soon!
    one of the 'Sistahs'
    The Sisterhood of Crafters
    DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS Please come for a visit!

  9. A really super image and a great design of the card. lovely colouring too.

    Kath x

  10. Adorable image and card! Thank you for sharing with us at The Sisterhood of Crafters.

  11. Beautiful card, so glad you have shared it in the challenge at CraftyCatz this week.xx

  12. Such a pretty card and I really like the stitching around the edges. Thank you for sharing this with us at Stamping Sensations and good luck. Sandra x

  13. A gorgeous little CAS card, love the bears that LOTV produce. Thank you so much for sharing with us at Alphabet Challenge.
    Crafty hugs

  14. What a really sweet image and such a lovely CAS card design here Ellie! Thanks for sharing your creation with us at Cute Card Thursday Challenges! HUGS, *Vicki* (DT)

  15. Gorgeous card, and such an adorable image! And lots of "B"s for our challenge too! Thanks for sharing it with us at Stamping Sensations.


  16. This is such a fabulous card!n Love the beautiful coloring on the cute image. Thank you so much for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. :)

  17. So cute!!! Thanks so much for participating in our IF YOU GIVE A CRAFTER A COOKIE... challenge. Hope you participate in our next challenge!! Have a happy crafty day!!!
    Deanne at A Little Bit O’ Paper

  18. Just darling, Ellie - I love bears; this is a great challenge theme; I'll have to pop over and get my fill! Thanks for sharing your card with us at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge!

  19. What a sweet card! Your little bear is adorable and you showed him off perfectly. Thank you for playing with us at Alphabet Challenge and hope you will join us again soon.

  20. Well, I am back again - this time to tell you that I love this lovely pastel CAS card for the Sisterhood of Crafters! Thank you for playing with us and hope you will join us again soon.

  21. Cute animal card! Thanks for joining us at Sunny Day Crafting.

  22. Such a lovely card thanks for sharing at Crafty catz this week dont forget we have a gdt call if your interested.

  23. Fabulous and cute card, pretty design;-))m

  24. Love that soft pastel look .. so sweet. Thanks for joining in on the fun at the Brown Sugar Challenge. I wish you the best of luck in the challenge.
    Happy Crafting

  25. I'm back again .. still lovin' the color choice. Thanks for sharing at the If you Give a Crafter a Cookie Challenge. I wish you the best of luck in the challenge.
    Happy Crafting.

  26. This is just too cute! Love the window scene and the stitching.

  27. Lovely card. Thank you for joining the challenge at Crafting with Dragonflies. Hope to see you again next time.

  28. Such a sweet stamp! Makes it a lovely card. Thanks for joining us at Simply Create Too.

    groetjes, Ellen


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