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Monday 5 March 2012

Tatty Ted

I'm busy making Mother's Day cards for my eldest to sell to raise funds for his Mongol Rally trip. I'm raiding the spare prints and stamped box along with the bit box so hopefully I may make a dent in both!
My first features a Tatty Ted image which has been lying around for months.

Paper is from Joanna Sheens Daisy and Friends CD and was in my bit box. Dies are all Spellbinders. Sentiment is computer generated. Ribbon, button and twine from my stash. As I only had one piece of the aqua card I've cut the oval from the middle of the square and the circle from the middle of the oval!

Challenges entered:
Crafty Calender - spring clean
Lothian Crafts - two main colours
Reddy Teddy Go - it's a wrap (Liz Earle products)
Unique Crafter's - anything goes
Divas by Design - spots and/or stripes
CRAFT - Mother's Day
Crafty Ribbons - celebrate Mum
Craft your days away - Mother's Day
Dream Valley Challenges - Mother's Day
Pile it On - spots and/or stripes
Pixie Crafty Snippets - challenge #10
Stamps & Fun = Creativity - one bow
Craft Your Passion - anything goes
The Pink Elephant - lots of layers
Lollipop Crafts - CAS

Carol x

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  1. Hi Carol, this is a fab card, Tatty Ted is such a lovely character. Like how you made your card go further - a woman after my own heart!

    Hope your son manages to raise lots of money.

    Jo x

  2. Gorgeous card Carol, Have had a few Tatty Teddy Mother's day cards over the years, seem to appeal to all ages don't they. Carolxx

  3. He's adorable Carol and with cards like this your Son will make a small fortune I'm sure.Zx

  4. Such a cute card! love the pale blue x

  5. Hello Carol,

    It may be a box of tricks card but it very much appeals to my taste! I think it looks absolutely gorgeous!

    Good luck with your eldest's trip, are you going too? Its just that Ive seen the countdown up there on your blog and wondered if it was for you too?!
    I can be very naive at times! Sorry if Ive got it all wrong!

    Keryn x

  6. I also use your idea of cutting out of the middles of the cardstock. Saves card and helps it go further. Love Tatty Ted, he's so cute. Beautiful cards for your son to sell and help him on his way.

  7. Beautiful card Carol - I love Tatty Teddy and the blues are so perfect.

    I learned something today from you that's sooooo useful!! I use Core'dinations quite a lot for matting and layering and it always grieves me to cut into a second sheet of 6" x 6" card to make a mat to go behind the image.This way the card could go twice as far! What a star - one for the playground roll call write up on Sunday for sure!

    I can't see from your older postings if you join in WOYWW or not. If you don't, is it OK if I also mention it there and send folk over to your blog? I'm tickled pink with such a clever idea!


  8. Hi Carol
    This is gorgeous love the image and fabulous colours.xxx

  9. Aw, such an adorable card. Thank you for joining us at Ready Teddy Go and good luck.
    Clare x

  10. Oh Carol, I love Tatty Ted. Your card is so pretty. Hugs Rita xxxx

  11. Thanks Carol! I'll give it a mention on Wednesday and of course on Sunday. I know what you mean about perhaps seeming mean but the only way anyone would know is if they pulled your handmade card apart - and if they do that then they deserve to know :) Di xx

  12. A fab card and I love the colours used. That image is just so cute. Thanks for joining our challenge Elaine

  13. A fab card and I love the colours used. That image is just so cute. Thanks for joining our challenge Elaine

  14. Beautiful card,love the sweet Tatty Ted image....
    Mandy x

  15. Its really pretty Carol I'm sure someone will snap it up!! xx

  16. So sweet Carol. Love Tatty Ted and the blue and white is so clean and crisp.
    Thanks for joining us at Ready Teddy Go this month.
    Hugs Sally xxx

  17. This is just adorable Carole, love the soft colours. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Ribbons.

  18. Lovely card - Tatty Teddy is so cute.

    I may just have to borrow your idea to make card go further - how come I din't think of that?

    Thanks for joining us at CYDA for our Mother's Day Challenge!

    Julie x

  19. Gorgeous card Carol :o) Love the sweet ted and lovely shade of blue. Lisa x

  20. This is a lovely Mothers day card Carol, if you do plenty more like this Carol your son will raise lots for his funds this is stunning love the image layout and colour truly beautiful:)

  21. Gorgeous card carol ,love tatty teedy & your choice of colours & papers ,all the best to your eldest with raising funds x

  22. Adorable card, Carol. You Teddy bear image looks so soft. Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion Challenge this week.
    Cathy Lee

  23. This is so cute!!!
    Thanks for sharing with us at SFC!
    Hugs, Andrea

  24. Great card and perfect for the challenge at CRAFT challenges this week

    Good luck

    Sylvia x

  25. I love tatty teddy and your card is lovely. Thanks for joining us at CRAFT this week. Hugs Sheryl xx

  26. What a great Boy card and like your choice of stripe paper for the challenge over at Pile It On this week. Thanks for joining us.

  27. A fab card. That image is just so cute and I love the colors.
    Blessings Bernie

  28. Lovely card! Thank you for entering the Cards Galore Challenge...good luck xx

  29. What a sweet card and a great cause. Good luck! Thanks for joining us at Unique Crafters.

  30. Super thrifty snippet card Carol. Love the Tatty Ted image xxx

  31. Oh, this is lovely! :) the simple layout and gorgeous soft colours are perfect for Tatty Ted! :)
    Thanks for sharing with us at Dream Valley this fortnight!! :)
    huge Rachel x

  32. Brilliant idea. 3 shapes within a shape. I like it!!!
    Used to do something similar when sewing applique shapes on the childrens clothes, just never thought of doing the same on cards. !!!! Hugs Mrs A.

  33. Hi Carol
    Lovely card and colour scheme.
    Thank you for joining in at Ready Teddy Go Challenge this month.

    Warmest wishes, Julie Ann x

  34. what a cute little bear image and a very pretty card. so glad I got to visit here.
    thanks for playing with us at Pile It On.

  35. Lovely Mother's Day card!! Love the cute bear image and all the wonderful layers. Thanks so much for playing along with us at The Pink Elephant this week!!

  36. Tatty Teddy is sooo sweet! This is such a lovely card! Best of luck to your eldest in his fundraising! And thanks for joining in at Dream Valley Challenges!

    love Mags B x

  37. Gorgeous card. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Calendar Challenge.
    Bev x


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