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Tuesday 12 July 2011

Seaside Ted

Today's card features this little cutie, 'Seaside Ted' from Chocolate Baroque. I don't often use teddy stamps but I couldn't resist this little chap, I love his outfit and the background stamps with him are fab too.

I stamped Teddy with memento ink and masked him before I stamped the background and coloured the image with promarkers. The top bp is made with shell stamps, again from Chocolate Baroque and the buttons are from my stash.

I wanted a vintage 'deck chairish' bp but didn't have anything in the right colours so I had a bit of a brainwave and used the side of my acrylic block to stamp the blue stripes (using tumbled glass distress ink) and the edge of an acrylic block to stamp the fine red stripes (fired brick distress ink). I used my clear ruler to space the blue lines and just guessed the spacing of the red lines. I used part of the bp at the bottom of the card and used the scraps, crumpled and pleated to create the border and the 'pelmet' at the top of the image. I'm really pleased with this idea as i can have stripey bps to match any ink pads I'm using now :-) 

I'm entering Seaside Ted in the following challenges
Allsorts: Free and easy
Cardmaking Mama's : summertime
Lexi's Creations: At the beach
Pollycraft: The Great Outdoors
Sweet Stampin: Cute and Cuddly

thanks for visiting today
Claire xx


  1. Lovely card Claire, a very good idea with the stripes and I love the ruffle..fabulous image.
    Luv CHRISSYxx

  2. Hi Claire, what a cute card. Love the paper.
    Love, Wilma

  3. Great card Claire, and very clever to use the side of your block to make your own deck chairish paper.
    Beryl x

  4. Boy! You really got it right for the Inky fingers challenge at Sentimental Sundays, thank you for your entry, just beautiful!
    Tammy Louise

  5. What a very pretty card Claire and love the ruffled papers, it sort of fits the beach theme beautifully.

    Thank you for sharing with us at Allsorts this week and good luck.

    B x

  6. This is just gorgeous and so clever - I love the way you've created your background paper. I wish I had so much patience! Thank you for playing at Sweet Stampin' this week. Tracey x

  7. love how you have done the paper - great effect- Great card
    Thanks for joining us at TPC this week - Good Luck

  8. So cute! Love the ruffle! Thank You so much for joining us at Dutch Dare this week! If you have not already done so, you may want to check out my blog as I am hosting a no strings attached blog candy with several prizes to win. Just scroll down to the blogoversary giveaway post. (Not the blogoversary post) I apologize if I have already given you this invite!

  9. Beautiful card, love the ruffled paper with string and button.

  10. Gorgeous card, hun! Love the acrylic block stamping, must try it myself - just perfect sea side them. Love, love, love!!!! And well done for getting the right feel of the challenge lol; ))) Ps. Thanks for joining us for our unconventional inky challenge at Sentimental Sundays! ;)
    Joanna xx

  11. Great card!!!

    Love the crumpled edges to the paper strips...

    Thanks for playing our free and easy challenge at Allsorts this week...

    Emma xxx

  12. Awww, this is gorgeous and so cute and cuddly :) Love the crumbled paper, great idea and thank you also for joining us at Sweet Stampin this week. Good luck xxx

  13. Awww....thanks for sharing your cute & cuddly creation at Sweet Stampin this time! xx Jenny xx

  14. Firstly thanks for your recent comments, I'm so pleased to be back in the world of crafting. I adore your cute teddy, the masking is perfect, overall a wonderful seaside card. Thanks for joining us at CCM's Spotlight. Hope all is well for you. Caz

  15. Gorgeous summery/beach card & so impressed with your papers! They do say necessity is the mother of all invention...

    Thanks so much for playing along at Sweet Stampin xx

  16. Such a cute card. Thanks for joining the Sentimental Sundays Challenge!

  17. WOW how awesome!! I love the stamped block look!! Thanks for sharing it with us at Sentimental Sunday's

  18. Wow, this is a lovely card Hunnie! Love those papers it's gorgeous!
    Thank you for joining our Beach Theme this week at Lexi's Creations!
    Hugs Kobie

  19. gorgeous!!! love how you have roushed the papers!! Hugs Juls


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