Thursday, 7 April 2016

Bear Hugs - Beloved

Hello crafters! we're in for a treat this week. The lovely Kylie, has organised an International Blog Highlight with a Love theme inspired project. It's always fun and exciting to take part and showcasing the fabulous new products. Hopefully you'll be inspired by the creative projects on display by so many talented stampers from around the world!

The love theme is perfect for the card I have made. It features the cute and sassy Bear Hugs stamp and die set bundle. It arrived just in time too and I just couldn't wait to use it. The bears in this set are just so adorable with their welcoming open arms, about to give you a hug hehe. It's a playful set and I have incorporated that into the card. It comes complete with a love theme as you can see from the sweet sentiments. You can place the bears accordingly and create a scene to match the selected theme as per the example in the catalogue. The coordinating framelits just makes this set a breeze to use and the creativity is endless.

Here are the products I have used and are mostly from the Occasions catalogue: 

• Bear Hugs bundle - coordinating stamp & dies 
• Going Places designer series paper
• First Sight stamp set
• Clear Wink of Stella glitter brush

Front card features:

• Top folding A2 card, using Sahara Sand cardstock.
• Horizontal Striped patterned paper on the back is from Going Places DSP.
• Watercolour wash panel background on watercolour paper.
• Colours: Bermuda Bay, Wisteria Wonder, Melon Mambo, Basic Grey.
• Heart decorative mask stencil, applied with whisper white craft ink, with sponge daubers
• Bear Hugs images stamped with StazOn black watercoloured in with aqua painters.
• Images die cut and mounted up with Stampin' dimensionals.
• Sentiment, white heat embossed on basic black cardstock.
• Panel has been corner punched to give it a fun and interesting look.
• Clear Wink of Stella used on the images adds a sparkle.

Inside card:

• Going Places DSP has been used - off cut from front centre panel.
• Same bear, heart and flowers appear again stamped and die cut with watercolouring
• Sentiment, "I believe in love at first sight" is from First Sight stamp set.
• Sentiment has been white heat embossed on basic black cardstock
• Tags and Labels framelit dies has been used to frame the sentiment acts as stand/sign.
• Clear Wink of Stella for shimmer highlights.

I hope you like my card as much as I had fun creating it. The watercolouring always adds a fun background and makes the card truly unique. The products are available on my online store, just click on the Shop tab and it will take you there. The product used are listed below also. By purchasing the Bear Hugs as a bundle you save 15%. Remember to use the current host code when you place your order to receive a thank you gift from me. The Hearts decorative mask is on the weekly deals and heavily discounted! Best time to get it now if you haven't already. The weekly deals are leaving on the 19th April. Don't miss out on the savings!

Ready for more inspirations? click on the link below to see many more creative projects using the Love theme from talented crafters from around the world. You can also vote for your favourites. Enjoy and don't forget to vote for Juana! - it's the most gentle appellation you could give me! hehe. :) 

Thank you for stopping by and hope to see you again soon. Cheers! :) 

Product List:

• Bear Hugs clear mount bundle - 15% saving when you purchase as a bundle.
• Going Places designer series paper
• First Sight clear mount stamp set
• Tags and Labels framelit dies
• Sahara Sand cardstock
• Basic Black cardstock
• Watercolour paper
• White Stampin' emboss powder
• Versamark
• Jet Black StazOn ink
• Whisper White Craft ink
• Hearts and Stripes decorative mask.
• Clear Wink of Stella glitter brush


  1. I really love your watercolor background! And the way you colored the bear is really nice too... this is not one of my favorite stamp sets, but you are making me like it!

    1. Thank you Julie. Love watercoloring, it just adds a special touch and makes the bears even cuter. :)

  2. Wow. Loving this card. The watercolouring is gorgeous and the bear is sooo cute!

  3. Beautiful card! Your watercolor background is FABULOUS and the white hearts on top of it is such a special touch.


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