Sunday, 29 July 2018

There are more important things ~ friendship…

Sharing a card featuring a cute freebie image from Elizabeth Dulemba called Potter Bear.

A crafty friend has a bear named Bill who loves Harry Potter and it was his birthday so I went Googling for a bear and Harry Potter and found this fab image.  It was crafty serendipity!  I’ve coloured Potter Bear to look like my friend’s bear, hence why I don’t think his scarf is actually right for Harry Potter, it’s the colour of the scarf Bill wears.

To make up my card I’ve followed the current sketch at Freshly Made Sketches.  I just turned the circle element into an oval to better fit my image.  I made the rectangular element with a stencilled pattern and some glow in the dark Nuvo drops.  I made the stencil from a flourish die that kinda looked like spell magic swirls coming off a wand.  I then added some black with PanPastels to create the rectangle.

Over at Moving Along With the Times they are looking for wild animals.  Although my bear looks domesticated they are actually wild animals so hoping he still qualifies.  As this card was going to a male bear (yeah, I know he wouldn’t know but there’s a whole story behind Bill and making cards that bring a smile to people’s faces is why we craft) I kept it CAS with no embellies other than the chippies to add the sentiment.  So I’m also entering it in the current challenge at Sweet Stampin’.

Oh, and I visited Bill and his Mamma Bear today and he loved his card!

I didn’t write them down!
Chalks & Powders etc
Ranger Ultra Thick Embossing Enamel ~ Black
Stampendous! Embossing Powder ~ Detail Gold
Dies, SVGs & Templates etc
Couture Creations Intricutz Dies ~ CO724694 Sandy Frame & Flourish
Spellbinders Nestabilities Dies ~ LF-110 Ovals
Make it Crafty Chipboard Single Layered Words ~ 2¼" Magical
Make it Crafty Chipboard Twinklings ~ 0.35" Mini Stars
Inks & Paints etc
Nuvo Glow Drops ~ Blue Crush
PanPastel ~ Black, Rich Gold, Ultramarine Blue & Ultramarine Blue Shade
Tim Holtz Distress Ink ~ Embossing
Bazzill Card Shoppe Cardstock ~ Marshmallow
Bazzill Monochromatic Cardstock ~ Raven
Bazzill Orange Peel Cardstock ~ Honeycomb
Bazzill Smoothie Cardstock ~ Boysenberry Delight
House of Paper ~ Cryogen White

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. What a great take on two classics, Emily! I love that you integrated HP's colors in the bear's scarf. It's adorable, and beautifully done! Thanks for sharing your crafty project at the Moving Along With the Times Challenge Blog, and for supporting us. We hope to see more of your inspiring creations in the future. Please check back to see if you were one of the Top Picks. Leaving you with wishes for a wonderful day.
    {Creative Smiles - my little crafting world}

  2. It looks wonderful, thanks for joining us at MAWTT, xxxx

  3. Love the ideas behind this card...and the thought of a bear reading @Harry Potter' made me smile! Thanks for sharing your lovely card at Sweet Stampin' this week.

  4. What a cute image! I know my Harry-Potter-loving daughter would adore it. Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches this week!

  5. Lovely card Thankyou for joining us at MAWTT x

  6. How sweet this is! I love that little book reading bear. So glad to see you this week at FMS!

  7. How adorable!! Thank you for joining us at Sweet Stampin' this week. Sammy-x


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