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Wednesday, 6 February 2013

WOYWW- A Load of Scraps

Hello there followers, newbies, WOYWWers and anyone else who may have stumbled across our humble little bear blog. If this is your first visit here you may be surprised to see that this blog is not written by humans, but by a bunch of bears, who took over from the human sometime last year, as we decided we were bored of just sitting round looking cute, and that we could blog abut more interesting adventures than said human.

Anyway, Wednesday means it's WOYWW time, this is the best time of the week if you're nosey like us, as it's our regular snoop at desks across the world, courtesy of Julia at Stamping Ground. Check out her fab blog, but be warned, once you hop, you can't stop!

So, what's on our workspace this week then? It's Horace hosting the bears' desk this week, I asked Podgy to take a picture of me mid card make. I have a glue stick, a cutter, a half made card, ink pads, scissors, scraps of patterned paper..... All the usual pawraphenalia involved in a card making session. If you're anything like me, you'll have a thousand ideas going round your furry brain of what you want to make, and far too many embellishments to fit on 20 cards, never mind a small pawful!

Do you subscribe to any monthly craft kits? Although it's not a subscription kit, we've bought the Papermaze monthly kit since they started selling them last year. So far we've been rather bad at using them, thinking we'll save them for 'something special' but at last we've managed to make some scrapbook lay outs from one of the kits, and, determined not to end up with a bag of odds and ends, I thought I'd use the scraps to make some cards.

Here I am, in all my cuteness, with some of my paw made cards.

I utilised a balloon punch for this one, we bought this last year thinking it would become a much used tool, but I think this may be the first time it's actually been used!

Wilbear bought us some lovely Wellington bear embellishments for one of our Christmas presents, so I made some card toppers with them.

The card below is for our dear cub, who recently moved to a new town with her husband, as he had secured a new job there. Despite her having no job to go to, she had secured herself two interviews before she had actually moved, and was offered the first job she went for, not bad eh?

In the card below I utilised the negative of a leaf die, to show that all scraps can be used in some way.

We've decided that from now on, whenever we create a scrapbook page, we will endeavour to make a card with the leftover patterned papers.

After all that crafting I feel a deserved break is needed, so I shall go desk hopping across blogland. See you next week. Xxx

With love from the bears.


  1. I Love your Beary Blog, Gorgeous cards and will visit again soon Happy WOYWW Heather x

  2. What wonderful cards! How industrious are you guys, and so organised to make cards and scrapbook pages together. Hats off to you. Happy WOYWW, hugs Jenny x

  3. lovely cards , Happy woyww jill #16

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  5. Had to delete the first comment, this two handed typing is quite difficult now! I keep getting my letters mixed up and my fingers colliding with each other on the keyboard. I love your cards, and using the remnants from scrapping to make more cards is an ace idea. Have a great week, Hugs,xx Shaz #74

  6. Well, bears, you've been having a great time this week! Your cards are just lovely. have a good week. Helen, 14

  7. I love your cards. I rarely think to make them, but I am inspired by yours and might just give it a try soon.

  8. Nice lot of cards, Horace! You guys have certainly been busy. Maybe I should try making scrapbook LOs with my card leftovers. *giggle* Happy WOYWW! Nan 28

  9. what beautiful cards such lovely colour ranges and some really stunning cards
    Happy WOYWW
    Ria #75

  10. Oh wow Horace look at your fabulous cards! The colours are gorgeous. Happy Wednesday. :o)
    Sue x (MiniOwner@127)

  11. You’ve heard of busy, busy bees……..well I think it’s busy, busy bears this week judging by the number of cards you’ve made Horace, I hope the others mucked in too!
    I know what you mean about buying kits, I used to buy one from Scrap Goods about five years back and I still have some of the stash unused.

    Thanks for stopping by this week.

    Happy Crafting!
    Sue @ 88

  12. Wonderful cards and such a handsome photo of you and your cards.
    Great idea to make cards with leftovers from scrapping.
    I love the balloon one especially.
    Congratulations to your daughter, I hope she is very happy in both her new job and new town.
    Happy WOYWW

  13. Great Bear cards. Horace did a beary good job this week.
    Krisha #137

  14. It's amazing what bears can create when they take over the blog, and here I thought the humans were doing it, silly me. Love the cards ♥ Thank you so much for taking the time to stop by my blog, waving hi from the hills of North Carolina ♥

  15. Such lovely cards you have made. Love the idea of the negative on the last one and so glad the balloon punch got used at last.
    Thanks for the visit to my blog and happy WOYWW.
    Hugs, Neet xx

  16. Nice bear cards you've done think that is Wellington bear I may have a stamp with him on
    Jackie 11

  17. Well Horace you and your friends have Bearly had a minute to spare making all these cards. My favourite is wellington with his glass of wine, although it does look like he is about to spill some oh no! Hugs Mo x

  18. Those are some beary cute cards!!! Tamika #126

  19. fab cards and what a great idea for using the scraps love to all the bears Andrea#77

  20. Hi Bears Love your cards - I adore the Wellington Bear papers & embellishments & have had great fun making cards from them !
    Great idea to scrap AND card make - will try to be good like that too ! Enjoy your crafty week ! Ali #43

  21. What a delightful post and you have been very busy bears! ;D
    All the cards are fantastic. I love them all for different reasons.
    Thanks for popping over to my place earlier.
    Have a wonderful WOYWW hop about ~ enjoy!
    Neesie ♥ #7

  22. Lovely bear cards - I admire the ability of your paws - normally they would be satisfied in stealing and eating honey.
    Thanks for coming bye.


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