Thursday, February 21, 2013

Cure for the common cold


     I think this poor fellow is looking a bit like several of my bloggie friends have been feeling lately.  This is "Beary Sick" from Mo's Digital Pencil and I've used him for our "Anything but a square" challenge this week at DP2.
     My original plan was to make everything about him cozy.  He's dressed in his comfy night shirt and has his fuzzy slippers on.  I wanted to carry on the theme, so he got a sentiment about chicken soup and some tea on the inside of the card.  Perfect sickie food!
     To further carry over the theme I wanted him to have a quilt.  Now I have done a wee bit of quilting myself (I'm too impatient to see the end result so my seam matching stinks LOL) but this paper quilting was much easier.  I so wish I could have gotten it to photograph better, but it's really more of a tactile thing anyway.  After stitching my DP at intervals I turned the panel over and used my large embossing tool to soften the centers of each square, then I added a pop dot in there.  I also added 1/8" Score Tape to the seams.  Once attached to the card base it makes those little squares puff up like they're stuffed.  It feels so cool when you run your fingers over it.
     I added a 3/8" fold to the top of the card base so that there would be room enough on the inside for the tea bag and it's pocket.  There's also a little tag tucked in behind that says "Hope you feel better soon".


     I'm not really sure why I went with the octagon shape.  Thy're all cut by hand.  Here's a side view that you might be able to see the little pillows with.  I used the terry cloth and Colorless Blender technique for his fur to make him a bit fuzzy.


     We'd love to have you come join in the challenge this week.  Just grab one of your Mo images and create something that's NOT square.
     I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Little Red Wagon--totally teddies
Bearly Mine--lace, ribbon, twine
Craft Room Challenge--something for a man
Crafty Sentiments--fancy fold or not swuare
Deep Ocean--the letter "b" (bear, buttons, bow, bunny slippers, bag of tea)
Use It Tuesday--fasteners (I raided my huge tub on buttons for this one)
Kaboodle Doodles--anything but square
Make It Monday--anything goes
No Matter Which--ribbon and bows
Crafts 4 Eternity--Teddy bear picnic

     Thanks for stopping by!  I've got blogaversary candy!  Thanks to all of you who are already playing along.  ☺

Supplies:  Paper--Simple Stories, Bazzill, Kraft Outlet; Stamps--Mo's Digital Pencil "Beary Sick", sentiment on card front from Create with TLC; Ink--Copics; Tools--Nestabilities Scalloped Octagon die, Lil Inker Stitched Sentiment Flag, Crop-a-dile, Bow Easy, sewing machine; Miscellaneous--Offray ribbon, Kraft Outlet Hang Tag String, buttons from my stash

55 comments:

  1. WOWZERS Tracy, you keep surpassing yourself with each new card lol This is incredible. Very clever how you made the "quilt"...love it! This would have to brighten anyone's day, no matter how poorly they were feeling. Great work my friend :)
    Hugs xx

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  2. Fabulous card Tracy. I love Mo's images and I think I need to buy this one too. Enjoy your Day. Hugs Rita xx

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  3. Land sakes, girl... what a ton of work on this one... but WOW! Love your quilting! What a clever idea! Such a fantastic card, Tracy!

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  4. Love it Tracy,such a fun and stunning card!!
    XXX Heidy

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  5. Absolutely stunning. That quilt effect is amazing. Love the fussy cut around the image and the cute buttons.
    Hugs
    Desíre
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}

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  6. Oh how this would really cheer me up if I were sick ... It's a stunner Tracy ... the bear is so beautifully coloured ...

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  7. Wow! Once again I'm just speechless here! What an amazing card! Your coloring is beyond fabulous! He really does look fuzzy. And the quilting is stunning. First thought it was just stitching, which I thought was detail enough, but omword, how awesome! Soooo love the shape, too!

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  8. What a great card Tracy! I love the shape and DP and such a nice surprise to see that tea inside. Hugs, Hanneke

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  9. Wow, You really went to town with the sewing on this one...I can not sew a straight stitch to save my life! Awesome job on the coloring of the fur!

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  10. Love your bear creation! The recipient will love it! Love the paper.

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  11. This Mo image is so fun with the look on his fuzzy little face and those bunny slippers. I really like the terry cloth effect. The background is amazing...I don't even know how you would think of that. Part quilting, part paper sculpting and part engineering. It is awesome, you brilliant thing. Love the octagon shape...it plays well with the stitching. And then you add the tea bag... so cool. Wow!!

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  12. WOW!! This is wonderful Tracy. I love that image with his cute bunny slippers. The way you have made the quilt looks amazing, such a clever and effective design. The pocket is a lovely touch too.
    hugs Sue

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  13. Fabulous card, Tracy! I love the shape and colors and the quilted papers! The image is adorable and perfectly colored! The sentiment is perfect, too!

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  14. Mo created the perfect sick bear...even his eyes have that "I feel rotten" look. Of course, your coloring of "Sickly Bear" made it even more realistic. And your fantastic quilting technique is so original. Thanks for sharing that. Inside and out, this card will definitely make someone feel better.

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  15. WOW...this is fab! that stitching is amazing and so perfectly done! Great detailing. Thank you for sharing with us at the Craft Room "something for a man" challenge this fortnight. Suzanne x

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  16. This is tooooo cute! What a great card. I love the pocket inside the card. Thank you so much for sharing with us at Use it Tuesday!

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  17. this is a fantastic card, I love the shape and the colour combo is super.
    Thanks for joining in the Kaboodle Doodles Challenge
    Janet

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  18. I just adore this card and what a brilliant sentiment. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Sentiments Designs this week.
    Pinky

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  19. If this super cute isn't going to make you feel better, I don't know what is! Lovely shaped card, another gorgeous design Tracy, so beautifully embellished ,too! Hugs, Ira
    irascreacorner.blogspot.nl

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  20. This is fab Tracy, what a great quilted look, I bet its amazing to see and feel it.
    Love the colours too, it beautiful!
    Huge hugs Mau xx
    its good to be able to comment again, I do miss your wonderful creations.
    xxx

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  21. Nothing like a bowl of chicken soup to make you feel good when you're sick nor a beautiful card made by you!!! this is just Gorgeous!!! Love the affect you made, and the shape is just perfect.

    Hugs
    Debbie

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  22. Really a great card ! Love that stamp .... Thank you for joining us at NMWC. Christa.

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  23. Fabulous card! Thanks for joining us at Crafts 4 Eternity this week hugs x

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  24. SUPER fun card! Thanks for joining us on the Kaboodle Doodles Challenge Blog!

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  25. This is just so fantastic!! Love the very cute bear (he's just gorgeous even though he's poorly) and the paper quilting is inspired :) What a great pick-me-up for somebody!

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  26. Wow, all the detail on this is amazing! Love the "quilt", the shape, the colouring and that digi. (A bear wearing bunny slippers - that's awesome.) Fabulous-ness! Thanks for joining us at Little Red Wagon.

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  27. That bear in bunny slippers is super cute! What a great little tea holder!

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  28. Oh Tracy, this is so cute...I just bought this wonderful image by Mo and now can't wait to make a card like this with the tea packet. Wonderful....Thank you Tracy also for your kind words after the passing of my husband. I get a little bit stronger each day and week and I know he is watching over me. joann sassy raggedy

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  29. I know this card would make me feel better. Hey just looking at it has me smiling. I LOVE it my friend.

    Hugs~

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  30. I love everything about this card! The effect you've created with stitching is such a FABULOUS detail to this card, and your choice of papers and colors are perfect for this cute little bear that you've colored so beautifully! Love the shape too, and you've decorated the inside as well as the front. FANTASTIC! So glad I popped over from MIM to have a closer look!

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  31. Oh Tracy, I love your paper quilting, such a fabulous idea! Sorry for not being around the last couple of days – this sick bear looks just like me at the moment, because I have a bad cold ;o)
    Hugs, Anja

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  32. Tracy, I love this little guy...just look at those adorable bunny slippers! I just can't get my head into making any cards these days but I alway love to see what you are up to my talented friend!
    Hugs, Renee

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  33. Oh Tracy, how did you know I was under the weather? So thoughtful of you to make this for me...why, I feel better already!!!
    Absolutely ADORABLE! Love every single little detail...after all, (creepy voice) "I am your biggest fan!" Lol!
    Thank you so much for joining us at MIM this week! Don't forget to leave a comment for another entry and mention you saw them on MIM for a chance at our second prize! Good luck and I hope to see you back next time!
    Rene :D

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  34. Gorgeous card Tracy!
    I love that image:)
    Your colouring is fantastic as always.
    Lovely details.
    Hugs, Heidi:)

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  35. CUTE!!!...I was just thinking of how many people have felt like he looks when I started reading your post;) My hubby and Jilli have just gotten over it, so I can relate!!!

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  36. A stunning creation, so beautifully crafted. I adore that cute image, and the sentiment is so sweet. Thanks you so much for joining us at Craft Room Challenge and good luck with the draw. Julia xxxx

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  37. This is so fabulous! I love this poor little bear. Your quilting is wonderful.

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  38. Tracy, this is awesome, love the colors and tea pocket on the back. The sentiment is perfect.

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  39. Oh, Tracy! This is just adorable! Love the cute image and how you added texture :-) I love the sentiment as well, but what caught me most is the tea inside the card! Great idea! :-)

    Hugs!

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  40. What a funny creation Tracy, totally love it! This Mo's bear has a so lovely little face!

    Brillant coloring, as always ;)

    Hugs, Franz.

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  41. Super cute card!
    Thanks for playing along with us at Bearly Mine Challenge!
    Nela xx

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  42. Great idea and beautiful project!!
    Hugs,
    Natali

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  43. Beautiful card. I love how crisp it looks. I hope you know what I mean.

    Thanks for playing ay NMWC this month.

    Happy Crafting
    Sam

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  44. Now I've got a chum with Man flu this would be perfect for him! Terrific man's card. Thank you for sharing with us at Craft-Room Challenge XOXO Zoe

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  45. This is lovely, thank you for sharing with us at Crafty Sentiments...And good luck..

    Caz CSD DT xx

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  46. stunning creation, thanks for sharing it at KD

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  47. what a poor little fellow! I hope he will be better soon... your card is just awesome!
    Thanks for playing along at Crafty Sentiments Designs!
    Beate
    CSD GDT

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  48. Wow what a stunning card! Thanks for joining us at NMWC! Hugs, Chantal

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  49. What a lot of lovely cards you have made recently Tracy. This one is delightful. Fab colouring, fab shape, fab sentiment and I love the inside too! Hugs, Lesley

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  50. Oh man....I soooooo wish I could work my little sewing machine! hehehe!! Your card is perfect...I love all the stitching...and how sweet is this image. Gorgeous coloring...and I love the tea bag in the little pocket!! So clever!! Hugs. Pat

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  51. Your card is absolutly fantastic, Tracy! And the design and esp. the sentiments are really fitting the "sickie theme". Totally reminds me of myself cooking chicken soup and making a felt hundrets pots of tea for my kids... Thankfully they are healthy again. Love the way you colored the fur of the poor guy.

    Hugs across the miles, Anja

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  52. GF!!!
    You are amazing!!! Another beautiful card. I love what you did with stitching and the embossing tool. Totally brillant!! I need to get to sewing on my cards again. Hopeful soon.

    Hugz
    Kim

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  53. OMGoodness what a Sweetie he is!! 8-) THis little fella would make anyone smile under the weather or not, lol!
    Love this Tracy! 8-)

    Hugs
    Shannon

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