Sunday, 22 January 2012

The Bears are Back

Hello, wow can't believe it's Sunday afternoon already, the weekend seems to have flown by, Friday I had a meeting with one of the agencies about a couple of jobs that are coming up - fingers crossed I get one of them cos it sounds ideal and would mean that I could start saving for a house but really don't want to get my hopes up have done a few times over the last few months and just end up feeling worse, but anyway nevermind that. We headed over to near Manchester later in the day with a couple of friends, had got a cheap hotel on Groupon. So we got over there and checked in, (btw how come hotels all have high beds that you have to climb onto - I love it it's like being a kid again - but I've never seen any that high in the shops (and believe me I've looked lol)). So anyway we checked in and headed down to the pool, Ian headed off to the gym and Neil to the sauna so me and Steph took Tilly for her first swim. Had a really nice meal afterwards pan-fried chicken with silverskin onions and button mushrooms in a white wine and mustard sauce - mmmmmmmmmmmmmm. 

And then on the way back yesterday we called into Lady Heyes Craft Centre near Frodsham so I treated myself to a couple of papers and a new scrapbook magazine (Scrap365 - flicked through it yesterday and have to say at first look not overly taken with it but will have to give it a chance since I think there's only one other on the market here) and also called in the candle shop there and got a couple of yankee candles to go with the shade that my mum had got me the other day because I was stressing about interviews and things bless. 

Anyways enough waffle, onto the card, using my favourite Penny Black Bear Blanks - so glad I managed to track them down, they're just so versertile - I think I've used them on almost every type of card, although I do need to think of some new ways to colour in the bears, I've only ever done them in brown and think I need a change. The card blanks and the red card were bargains at half price and the red and white heard paper was a scrap left over from another project. And of course the bears have been used so much that they have more than paid for themselves :)

Supplies: 'Bear Blanks' Stamps by Penny Black, 'Forever Friends' Papers, Red Card and Card Blank from Craft Shop, Promarkers, Copics

I would like to enter this card in the following challenges...

Ruby's Rainbow Challenge 20 - Valentines or Red & Black

Right I best go and see if I can have a tidy up and find something to wear for meal-out tonight :) XOX


Basslady said...

how cute and sweet! love the bears on your card!

thanks so much for playing along with us at Ruby’s Rainbow Challenges!

hugs and kisses from germany,
silvi xoxo

* Shaz * said...

Fabulous card!

Thank you for joining us at Ruby's Rainbow for our * Valentines/Red & Black * challenge

hope you will join us again soon xx

As.I.Do.Rodos. said...

Such a gorgeous card well done Ginny

Tracey said...

Such sweet little bears! Thank you for sharing your creation with us at Ruby's Rainbow, I hope to see you there again soon.

kath said...

adorable card helen ann...thanks for sharing your delicious crafty bargain and for joining in the fun at Penny Black Saturday...hugs kath xxx