Sunday 2 October 2022

Forever Friends teddy card

Having a little rummage turned up the makings for two identical Christmas cards. I found two Forever Friends Christmas teddy tags along with some snippets of red patterned paper - stored together in a cello bag, I'd obviously paired the image and the snippets at some point - and this is what I made:

I used:

- mini slimline white card blank, side opening

- piece of slightly smaller white card

- the snippets of red patterned paper, trimmed and added as borders to the top and bottom on the panel of white card

- then stamped the sentiment using Memento 'Tuxedo Black' ink and a stamp from Clearly Besotted's 'Simply Said Christmas' set of sentiment stamps

- glued the panel to the card front

- added the bear tag using thin sticky pads, thankfully it didn't have a hole punched for twine. I vaguely recall it coming with a roll of matching Christmas paper many years ago

- then die cut a few snowflakes using a Penny Black 'Snow Family' die to die cut a selection of flakes from the leftover card used for the card blank, then tickled them with Clear Wink of Stella on a scrap of paper and left them to dry

- finishing touch was to add a scattering of the snowflakes using a glue pen

Two more cards for the box!

Len had his COVID booster earlier in the week, he felt one degree under for the following day but it only lasted for 24 hours and was nothing like he's reacted previously. Mine was booked for today (Sunday) but is now postponed until the middle of October. 

Dudley Pupdate: We managed to swap Dudley's old Honka Duck for a new one, then Len, in a daft moment, showed him the old one. So right now Dudley has both of the ducks - and the new one is decidedly neglected whilst he never lets his old favourite out of his sight! So, I'll have to wait until he's asleep and hide the old one again! On Thursday he had a bath/shower and all three of us had a good soaking, perhaps revenge for the duck swop?! 

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  1. Aww - what a lovely Christmas card. Those Forever Friends bears never get old they are so cute and cuddly.

    Hope your booster goes ok with no ill after-effects.

    Oops - bit of a faux pas by Len on the Honka Duck exchange!!! Xxx

  2. Cute! Good like with your booster xx

  3. What a gorgeous card Di - love that image. Oh dear - Len really will have to be a bit more careful - and you a bit 'sneakier' to get Honka Duck off Dudley again...

  4. Those bear tags were a great find - super card(s) and love hearing the ongoing Duck saga with Dudley. Hope you get on ok with your jab.

  5. l just love your card and image Di a favourite of mine which l have many of those stamps which l should use again, l had my jab and was ok too, did Dudley notice the difference? he really is a cutie enjoy your day xx

  6. I think to have this cute Teddy bear too, in some bag of my chaotic craft-room... You matched him perfectly with those snippets of design paper and the snowflakes!
    I think that Dudley recognizes his old duck with the strongest smell (which you do not feel, but he does!) :D
    Hugs, Happy Sunday!

  7. Aww so cute Di! Sorry I haven't played along for a while, I've had zero mojo and when I do post I've usually missed your deadline!
    That's good to know that Len didn't have much of a reaction to his booster, mum had an awful time after her last one so hopefully this one will go better for her x

  8. Super card Di, so cute. I'm sure I still have some Forever Friends stamps somewhere, thanks for the inspiration to try and dig them out.
    Glad that Len didn't react too badly from his Covid jab. I've got mine in a couple of weeks time. xx

  9. These Forever Friends images are good old favourites and looks great on this card with the red and white snowflake paper which goes perfectly Di. Hopefully you will be able to remove Dudley's old duck and he will then take to the new one. x

  10. What an adorable card, Di! The added snowflakes are perfect & I love the red/white color scheme! What was Len thinking?!--haha

    1. Who know what Len was thinking? Whatever it was was totally daft! Or was it - this morning we saw Dudley snuggled up with the new Honka - and the old one within eyesight. Perhaps he can let go of his almost bald old one in stages? Who knows how a dog's mind works! I know one thing - the little so and so did a poop in the lounge during the night! No idea why as he's fine otherwise - we still have all the door portable barriers to hand so will test him tonight by blocking off most areas. Basically I think he just got 'caught short'! x

  11. I just love how well the cute teddy and the paper go together Di. You had obviously been very organised in keeping them together! Glad to hear you are all well, even if you are slightly damp!! Hugs, Vicky xx


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