Sunday, January 15, 2012

Aren't We a Pair

Here comes Valentine's day yet it seems like Christmas is still here.  Maybe that's because I've been delinquent in getting the decorations stowed away.   I enjoy them so much I hate to put them away. I think I finally got it all but I think that every year and then discover something somewhere.  Last year it was a mini quilt and by the time I realized it was still out I decided to just leave it there and there it remained till I packed it up when we moved.  I do know the wreath is still on the front door but that bad boy is so dang large I don't know what to do with it.   Oh well...

So onto the real reason you're here.  It's Sunday and it's time for the Pile It On challenge #3.  The theme is Fuzzy Friends, sponsored by Di's Digi Downloads. 

I chose to use a couple of bears, or a bear couple depending on how you look at it, for my image.  I think they're perfect for Valentine's Day.  It's not a pink or red card but lots of hearts on it do the trick and it's fun to be non-conventional once in awhile. 

Here's some info (tips) about making the card:
The scarf is paper pieced.  I prefer to use a paper that will be used in the card layers.  To get this look I stamped the scarf several times on the paper and cut out six pieces.  I think it looks more realistic if the design on the paper is broken up in the image.  The pieces are laid down with the furthest away pieces down first.  These things may seem picky but in the end they make the card look better.  The heart the bears are holding is not pieced but that would have made a nice touch. 
Mistakes can end up helping your card.  After all the coloring of the image was done I noticed there was a small smudge on the background.  To cover it  Ranger Shabby Shutter ink sponged around the image.   I wasn't planning on sponging but as it turns out I think it looks better than it would have if left plain.

Here's the deets:
stamp - My Favorite Things "Polar Love"
ink - Memento Tuxedo Black; Ranger Shabby Shutters
paper Bazzill "Beesxax" cs; Jillibean Soup "Dutch Mustard Soup" dp
miscellaneous - copics; ribbon; baker's twine; heart charm; Crystazzi bling; stickles

Here's the challenges:
Pile It On #3 - Fuzzy Friends
My Favorite Things MFTWSC54 - sketch
2 Sisters #74 - Use Metal
Delightful Inspirations - Include a Heart
Tuesday Throwdown #80- Baby It's Cold Outside
Top Tip Tuesday- Anything Goes
Crafts and Me - Anything Goes
For Fun - Anything Goes
Sisterhood of Crafters - Let It Snow/Winter
My Time To Craft #170 - XOXO Hugs and Kisses
the Pink Elephant TPE130- Hearts

Thanks for stopping by, I hope you'll visit often.  I also hope you'll play along with us at Pile It On and create a Fuzzy Friends project.


  1. WOW ... such a cute image and fabulous design! Thanks so much for joining us at The Sisterhood ‘Let It Snow’ challenge and please come back again soon!

    one of the 'Sistahs'

  2. Don't feel so bad. I still have a very large lighted snowflake hanging in my front bay window and only took my tree down last week.
    Your card is adorable. Love the green and browns. Thanks for playing along with our Let It Snow Challenge at the Sisterhood of Crafters. Good luck.

  3. Very nice card! Cute images! I love the paper pieced scarf
    Thanks for Sharing at For Fun Challenges!
    ~Liz (Guest Designer)

  4. Very cute bears all snuggled together. Love the red and white bow. Thanks for joining us at 2 Sisters for the use metal challenge. Hope to see you again next week. Your heart charm fits right in with the challenge.

  5. Gorgeous card - love the sweet image :)

    You have added (TIP) to your Top Tip Tuesday link but have not specified in your post what your Top Tip Tuesday Top Tip is (that's a mouthful!). Is it the scarf paper piecing or the disguising of a smudge? Please mention in your post and you'll be in the running for the Top Tipper prize :)

    Thanks for joining us at TTT :)

    Carol x

  6. Thanks for sharing with us at FOr Fun.

  7. AWWW cute image! Thanks for playing along with us this week at TTT! Good Luck and hope to see you again soon! x

  8. Hey hunny Great card so fun to see you at Top Tip Tuesday and I had already seen your card on PIO! tehhehehee :0)

    LOVE the Bow you made with the twine too! and charm! great idea love that!
    Love the Paper piece idea and the how to sort out your smudge too!
    and as Carol said pretty please add to your post what your Tip is so we know! Ta muchly!

    hugs Samantha :0)
    TTT, PIO, Incy Wincy, ABC Christmas Challenge and Totally Gorjuss DT tehhehehee

  9. Such a sweet image and card! Thanks for playing at Designed 2 Delight this week!

  10. Great card, the bears are cute, and great tip on paper piecing. Thanks for joining the Anything Goes Challenge at Top Tip Tuesday.

  11. Thanks for playing in our christmas bumper challenge over at Crafts and Me with this fabulous creation. Hugs...Mona

  12. That ribbon rocks =) Super cute bears image and your tip is a great one! Thanks for playing along with our Let It Snow Challenge at The Sisterhood of Crafters!

  13. The image is so cute & the ribbon is great!


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