Monday, 7 October 2013

Winged Teddy

We've been enjoying a lovely long weekend here in Sydney, with beautiful weather as an added bonus, so what better time to play with all things paper.

It started on Saturday morning with my "Quick & Easy Christmas Cards" class at Alice in Paperland, with a repeat of the class in the afternoon.  We were using Kaisercraft's "St. Nicholas"  6x6 pad of papers and die-cuts with just a bit of stamping added from the "Christmas Sentiments" clear stamps.

On Sunday I wanted to finish making some more 'cheap & cheerful' goodies for the Spring Fair I've booked a stand at in a couple of weekends time but before I started, I'd first hem some pants belonging to my brother.  Out came my mini sewing machine and what should have been a half hour (at the most) job, turned into a 2 hour job as the stitches kept looping on the back and I just couldn't work out why - grrrrrr !!!  Not the best sewing I've ever done, but hopefully they'll be ok as they are casual outdoor type pants.

Today I've been playing with a couple of ATC's, as that is the theme at Stampotique this week.

The background is Distress Inks in red and yellow with a touch of black, stamped with ink splodges from "French Foliage" (SU).  "Teddy" from Stampotique was coloured with Distress Markers before being fussy cut.  His wings are a freebie stamp from "Craft Stamper" magazine a few months back, and "Haunting" is from Graphic 45 - a bit of a mixed bag!  The top corner was distressed and torn just for added interest.

On landing, "Teddy" discovered the big black spider in it's web.  The spider, web and quote all come from Graphic 45.  The background has been done the same way as before. (apologies for the blurriness)

I hope where-ever you are in the world, you've had an enjoyable weekend and thanks for visiting.  All comments are appreciated (nice ones only) and if you comment as 'anonymous' please leave your name so I know who you are!

I'm entering "Teddy" in this weeks Stampotique ATC challenge.

Oh, and to update you, my back is feeling much better now, fingers & toes crossed it will stay that way!
Happy crafting!


  1. Great ATC's and thinking out of the box with Teddy

  2. Love the wings on Teddy! Thanks for joining us at Stampotique this week.

  3. Love your fun halloween-style teddies Helen! Glad to hear you're feeling so much better now. Vicky x

  4. You had a great play with Teddy, Helen! Love the tattered edges to your ATCs, perfect for the spooky theme here. Sentiment works beautifully here, too!

  5. These are super Helen!
    Thanks for joining in with us at Stampotique this week :)

  6. Your ATC's turned out phenomenal, love how the teddy's look on this. Thanks for joining us at Stampotique Designer's Challenge.


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