Friday, June 13, 2014

Teddy Bear Adventures

Needed a quick card for granddaughter Bailey. She is recovering from foot surgery. I found this image over at Elizabeth Dulemba - a children's book illustrator/author and she has free coloring book images. I've used a few of her images before. Her fairy reading a book is one of my favorites. I used it here, and here and here. Here are a few other Dulemba images I've used: Cornucopia | Easter Bunny | Beach Reader | Duck | Birthday Cake | Dragon. Well THAT was not exactly comfortable...flashing back through old posts! Not only has my format for posting changed....but WOW....some of my cards....NOT SO GOOD! YIKES! Evolution of a card maker...

And this isn't my finest work! I either printed the image too gigantically or should have used a larger card. Bailey won't be critical. She likes getting home-made cards. Or...does she just love the inside contents? This one will hold an iTunes card. I'm pretty sure she will like the card (even with it's proportional flaws) because it will remind her of her best buddy - ButterBear. ButterBear has slept in the crook of her arm since she was a toddler. A gift from her Aunt Amy. Aunt Amy purchased the yellow Teddy bear during her study abroad in Germany. Since then ButterBear has experienced many adventures and continues to sleep with his favorite high school freshman.

Here is the photo she sent me of her surgical foot.
Ahhh a kid with an iPhone and a photo app....

Here is ButterBear with his favorite human and his human's BFF.

Now on to the card...

Butter Bear Crutches 
~Base card PaperTrey Ink Raspberry Fizz
~Layers of design paper from Ki Celebrate
~Gold metallic tape
~Heart button
~Two strips of decorative tape (not exactly Washi)
~Image by Elizabeth O Dulemba colored with Copics, nose heart highlighted with Stampin' Up Crystal Effects die cut Spellbinders oval
Challenges | Inspirations
Try Stampin' on Tuesday - sketch
Crafty Ribbons - anything with ribbon
Crafty Little Fairies - spots and stripes

Here's to little girls and their teddy bears, improvements, and coloring books!

Thank you for clicking by,
Nancy in Iowa


  1. She's going to like the inside with the gift card of course - but she'll love the outside too!!! Precious and so perfect for someone getting over foot surgery. Love all the bright colors on this and think the image is printed out in just the right size. Super cute!

  2. Perfect card for your granddaughter hope she is on the mend very soon.
    Great colourful card thanks for sharing with us at crafty ribbons
    Hugs Kelly

  3. Great card and such a cute image. Lovely cheerful colours too. Thank you for playing at Crafty Little Fairies xxx


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