Thursday, November 12, 2015

Mug Bear

Isn't this Mug Bear from Gerda Steiner  Designs just adorable?  I've been meaning to join her progressive challenge for awhile and when I saw this image I could not resist.  You buy the first image for the challenge and then each month you get the image for the challenge free! I just love to color bears, my favorite part is  after coloring putting  Copic blender fluid on a small piece of burlap or  any textured material and pressing it to the bear, I have a close up so you can see the texture it adds to your image.
I used a new die cut I got at Hobby Lobby, it is a Momenta cutting template and I was also excited about the little pieces from the center, see below, I'm sure I can use those to embellish.

I've been following Jennifer McGuire's kindness challenge and as I was making this card I was trying to think of who I normally do not send cards to that likes purple as much as I do.  The list of people that like purple was long but I decided on my husband.  He makes the coffee on the weekends and usually get me a refill so I wrote him a little thank you/appreciate you not on the inside.  I think he will be surprised.

A few fun challenges:
Cute Card Thursday:#339 Birds/Animals
Gerda Steiner Designs Monthly Challenge
Sparkle and Sprinkle November Challenge: Embossing (mug)
Word Art Wednesday #202: Anything Goes


KT Fit Kitty said...

Yay, Donna! So happy you joined Gerda's progressive challenge - I love her cute images, and this bear is so adorable! What a cool way to add texture for the bear's fur! I love his purple scarf! Your new cutting plate is beautiful! I know you won't let those cut-out pieces go to waste! I think your hubby will like this - and he will feel appreciated - you are very thoughtful!

Lisa said...

This is so adorable!! That bear is so cute!! I love the background die, too!! The cut-outs will make fabulous embellishments!! Have a great evening :)

A Mermaid's Crafts

Anonymous said...

Another adorable bear and beautiful card. Your new die is really
neat. Love the little pieces Mom

Loz said...

Beautiful card Donna..Loz

Monika Reeck said...

Cuutee Donnaa
I love this teddy Image
and you are right the little pieces from the center you can make maybe a flower and another embellishment
cute card and again in purple my fav color yaayyy
how are you Donna
miss your visit
big hugs

*Vicki* said...

AWE!! That bear is just too cute my friend!! :) Yes...I think many people do love purple...I am one of them!! LOL!! Your background looks so fun!! HUGS

Mrs A. said...

That looks to be a neat trick with the copic blender ink and burlap.his fur ;looks very realistic. hugs Mrs A.

Ginny Maxam said...

Love this burlap trick, Beautiful card!!Thank you for joining the Word Art Wednesday challenge # 209! Ginny DT WAW

Asha said...

Eeeek! How cute is that little bears. Adorable card, Donna.
hugs Asha

Pia S said...

Thanks for sharing your coloring tip for teddies, I've been wondering how it's possible to get that fluffy look, now I know!
What a fabulous new die, it gives so many possibilities, also with the negative cuts.
It's a really cute card, Donna!

Darnell J Knauss said...

What a sweet idea for your act of kindness, Donna! He will love it! Your card is adorable and your coloring divine! I don't do Copics, but I think your tip about smooching with burlap to make fur is fantastic! TFS!! Hugs, Darnell

Glittered Paws said... cute you colored this little guy up and I know your DH will love it. You are going to have to give me training tips on how to "train my hubby!!!"

kim said...

so cute!!!!

Becca Cruger said...

Awwww - it so super cute! That bear looks like he's ready to snuggle in for a chilly winter day!

Charity Chamberlain said...

Adorable card! Darling little bear! Thank you for playing along in the Word Art Wednesday Challenge #209! Have a blessed day!

Charity - DT Member - Word Art Wednesday (my personal blog)

Michelle J M said...

This is just so sweet Donna and how lovely to give it to your husband, mine would fall over if I made him one like that!!! Michelle x

E. Marie said...

Another cute card with this sweet bear. I am a coffee drinker and my hubby is great about making the coffee and bringing me a cup. Great way to say thank you. Thank you for sharing in the Sparkle N Sprinkle November Creative Challenge.