Saturday 5 January 2013

Teddy Bear's Party (To Celebrate My First Blogiversary!)

I am one today!  I can hardly believe it's been a year since my first tentative foray into blogland, I just wish I'd done it sooner as I've made such lovely blogging friends and been so inspired by a world of challenges.  Big thanks to all those who've become a follower and to all those who leave me lovely comments.  It seemed somewhat appropriate to have a cheerful, celebratory card for you today, I've used a Bugaboo digi I recently won in a challenge.
 The cute image was coloured with Promarkers to match my lovely new Papermania Capsule Collection papers, ribbon and chipboard buttons.  This collection is my latest craft crush, I can't get enough of it at the moment, it's Christmas money well spent and suitable for all sorts of occasions.  As the colours are all fairly pale, I inked all the edges with Tea Dye Distress Ink for extra definition.   All I added to my lush new stash was some bakers twine threaded through the buttons, some plain yellow cardstock, a sentiment stamped with a Personal Impressions stamp and a few lilac pearls.
Roll on my second year in the land of blog!
I'm entering this card in the following challenges -
Stella Says Sketch - #127 - sketch
Crafts 4 Eternity - #105 - something new, I used new stash
Sweet 'n' Sassy - #86 - something new, I used new stash
Forever Friends - birthdays
Paper Play - #1 - celebrations
Pixie Dust Studio - It's all new to me, I used new stash
Sarah Hurley - #76 - celebrations
The Stamping Chef - #1 - celebrations


  1. Wow, is it really only a year, anyway I love visiting you blog and being inspired by your work.....especially your colouring - always so good xx

  2. Well done on your first year Wendy and another lovely creation.

    Have a good weekend.

    B x

  3. Congratulations on your first year of blogging Wendy
    Your card is gorgeous. I love the cute image and beautiful soft colours

    Sue xx

  4. Happy Birthday:)
    Your card is JUst Gorgeous.
    FABulous image and I LOve your colours.

  5. Happy blogger birthday Wendy.
    Love you celebration card, those soft colours are gorgeous and work so well with that fun image.
    Have a good weekend
    Hugs Kelly

  6. Congratulations on you first year Wendy. Gorgeous card Ginny x

  7. Well done!! a whole year blogging, and it's a great blog too Wendy, I've always enjoyed visiting it.
    Another grat card and your right these papers are lovely. Missing the demo, car has another thing wrong with it, I quite dispair of ever having it back.

    Have a good day, kate x

  8. well done on your first year Wendy - I though you'd been blogging much longer than me - not just two days!!! Happy Blogaversary hun! xx

  9. So pretty Wendy! Happy first blogyear! Thanks for playing along with The Stamping Chef.

  10. Fabulous card. Love your image and papers.
    Thanks for joining Crafts 4 Eternity this week.
    Hugs Berit

  11. Congratulations on your win Wendy, Your card and image is gorgeous!! x

  12. Your card is really sweet! Love your choice of soft pastel colors for this card! Great design too.

  13. hi wendy, gorgeous card love the layout & colours
    congratulations one year old blogger..pam

  14. love this wendy.gorgeous bugaboo image and colours and huge congrats on your first blogaversary :D

    xx coops xx

  15. Happy Blogversary!!

    Very cute card!

  16. Happy blogaversary :D Your card is beautiful, the image is so cute and the pastel colours are perfect :) Thanks for joining us at Sarah Hurley Challenges this month, Carol x

  17. You did a super job coloring this cute image! Thanks for sharing it in this week's Sweet 'n Sassy Digi Challenge, and happy blogaversary!

  18. Gorgeous card & happy Blogaversary to you! Thanks for joining us over at Sarah Hurley this month.
    C xx

  19. Hi, thanks for joining in the FOREVER FRIENDS MONTHLY BIRTHDAY CHALLENGE with this lovely bugaboo birthday card..Lovely colours too,

    PS Did you already join the monthly givaway at FF ??

    Beary hugs Blankina FF DT

  20. It's a great card-love the teddies!Happy Blogaversary!Thanks for joining us at Sarah Hurley's Challenge Blog.

  21. This is just lovely - your coloring is beautiful! Well done!
    We're so happy you joined us for theCatch The Bug “Stella Says Sketch" Challenge with Bugaboo Stamps! We hope you’ll join us again Sunday for a new sketch challenge!
    Hugs & Happy Days!
    Kaymin Kreations

  22. Wow, tons of coloring and all of it spectacular!! You sure do have quite a talent! ♥ Denise

  23. Adorable the fun image and the soft colors! Thank you for playing along with us at Forever Friends!


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