Sunday, May 8, 2016

Bear hugs and roses

Happy Mother's Day to all you out there, whether your children are near or far !!  I think this is THE most darling bear and it's a digital from Conie Fong.   This image is really versatile, as I can see it working for just about any occasion - like Mother's day today, or a birthday, valentine, thinking of you, etc.   My image was colored with prismas and gamsol, then I added stickles to her bow and skirt.  I think my favorite patterned papers are dots and stripes, since it doesn't detract from the image, and the stripes make for such a nice frame, as you can see here.  The hearts and foliage I've used here are diecuts,  and the ferns added to it are done with a punch.
The heart center is a 3-D embellishment and I've attached a small white bow beneath it.   The larger bow was pre-tied for me by my BFF (thanks SO much !!) and the bear is a button, of which I cut the back shank off of.    I really like how this card's turned out and I hope you do, too -- please feel free to leave me a comment and let me know your thoughts.
I would like to enter these challenges:

 A Bit More Time to Craft - AG
Art Impressions - creative critters
As You Like It - favorite patterned paper
Brown Sugar - mother's day
Craft-Dee Bowz - AG w/handmade bow
Crafty Friends - in the garden
Crafty Gals Corner - celebrate mom
Cute as a Button - AG
Glitter 'n Sparkle - one for the ladies
Inky Impressions - diecuts and flowers
Lacy Sunshine Color and Craft - AG
Mod Squad - April showers bring May flowers
The Crafty Addicts - AG/use ribbon
The Paper Girls - all about the ladies
The Paper Nest Dolls - AG
The Paper Shelter - love


  1. So beary precious! TFS it with Brown Sugar Challenge~

  2. Back to say TFS it with Crafty Friends Challenge~

  3. Adorable card Lillian! Love the image and your pretty embellishments!

    1. PS. Thanks for sharing at Crafty Gals Corner too!

  4. Thanks for joining Crafty Friends 'In the Garden 'challenge with another one of your lovely card… Good luck in the draw and hope you will join us for our next challenge… Diane Louise (DT) xx

  5. And you made another beutiful card for our challenge!! Love it, thank you for joining us at Lacy Sunshine! Hugs,
    Mieke (DT).

  6. Hi Lillian, your card is sooo pretty!!! I love the image and your colouring. Gorgeous details. Thank you for joining us at As You Like It. Luv, Wilma

  7. Very sweet card! Thanks for playing with us at The Crafty Addicts :) xx Mari

  8. Thank you for joining the fun at The Paper Shelter! Good luck and please play with us again! Your adorable bear card is so eye catching! Lovely details also!

  9. Can I borrow your idea about putting a little bow under that heart? I really like that and the touch it gives the die cut. This card is one of the prettiest I've seen during my cruise today. The colors are absolutely gorgeous and GIRLY, and I love girly. The die cut ferns and swirls are fabulous in white with the darker flowers. This card jumped right off the page to me. The bow with the teddy bear button is gorgeous in that corner! This is just beautiful, Lillian, absolutely gorgeous.

  10. Great card! Thank you for joining us over at Cute As A Button designs Challenge. - Francesca, owner

  11. Another gorgeous creation, Lillian! Thanks again for playing with Barbara and I in the Mod Squad Challenge Blog's "April Showers Bring May Flowers" challenge this week!
    Leslie, MSCB Hostess
    Love To Scrap!
    Love To Scrap! Challenge Blog DT
    House of Cards DT
    Crafty Friends DT
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  12. What a beauty! That little bear on the bow is adorable! Super cute card! Thanks for playing along with us over at Art Impressions!

  13. Hi again, ohh I love bears and this card is so sweet, love the bear button (?) on the bow too, good lukc again at Crafty Friends, hugs Blankina

  14. What a sweet card ,love the cute bear
    Thanks for joining us at Craft-Dee BowZ and good luck
    Tracey X

  15. What a sweet card, thanks for sharing with us at Paper Nest Dolls Challenge. Hope to see you again soon
    Cindy DT

  16. oh this is just too cute! love the bear button and all of those beautiful flowers. Great job coloring as well! Thanks for joining us over at PND Challenge!