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Sunday 15 September 2013

A new challenge

Hello there, it's Horace here today. How has your weekend been? Ours was cold and rainy, but on the plus side, we managed some creation time - once we had persuaded Wilbear he didn't need to spend the next 8 months glued to the desk studying!
I was pawrusing the Internet, reading some of my favourite blogs, when I came across a post by the very talented Ike, with a link to her new challenge blog. How exciting is that? So exciting in fact that I began creating, and before I had even thought to paws for some 'how to' photos, my project was finished. Oh well, it shows how fab the challenge is that I didn't even think to stop along the way!
Ike helpfully provided a TIc Tac Toe type grid, from which you can choose three elements to create your project with. I decided I'm a straight up and down kind of bear, so chose the middle vertical line, which was tag, doily ribbon.
I decided to be triple sure I included the tag requirement on my card, and made two overlapping tags for the image to sit on, plus, I cut my card blank into a tag shape too.

Ike has also provided a free image to play with, but we had this wonderful image she had previously offered on her blog, so now seemed the perfect time to utilise it. After colouring the image, I adhered it to my double tag, and added 3d stickies underneath, to allow it to pop.
I coloured 2 different sized doilies with distress ink, and after stamping a Kaisercraft text stamp randomly over my card blank, I glued my doilies down, stickied the double tag on top, and added two butterflies and a distressed flower, for extra interest. The ribbon requirement was met with the addition of some ribbon to top my tag.

This card will form the basis of a box of handmade cards for a friend, for Christmas.
Why don't you pop along to Ike's new blog and take part in her challenge? There's still plenty of time to join in, and she even offers prize.
With love from the bears


  1. Oh My !! Horace - you have done my image proud with this one ... it's beautiful :-D The colour scheme is wonderful. I am always amazed when I see my images coloured up and made into something gorgeous - I so much appreciate the time and trouble people take for my 'schtuff' :-D Thank you for coming over to play at IKE'sWORLD :-D
    IKE xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

  2. What a great make, Horace - such fabulously vivid colours, and the double tag layers look so good.
    Alison x

  3. Well Horace you did a bearly lovely job with Ikes Image... its nearly as lovely as you. I bet the stickles was horrible to get off your paw fur.... i know how hard it is to get off my scales :)
    Glad you joined Ikes 1st challenge XXX BDx

  4. Was there a bear challenge this month? I was away at the start of September and I fear I missed it.

  5. Stunning colours and the image is fabulous Ginny x

  6. Beautiful tag card! I love purples anyways, and you did great!


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