Wednesday, October 5, 2011


Hello crafters and welcome to The World Cardmaking day blog hop DAY 4 on this the 5th October.
This is a 5 day blog hop with 10 different participants each day.

I have to admit, my post is not the post I wanted it to be when I signed up for this blog hop. A lot has happened in my life the past few months, hence the lack of entries over the past 3 and a half months.... I can hardly believe its been that long since my last post.

I nearly cancelled this blog hop, as I had to with others, but stood with it... even though I may not be able to post a few cards as I originally intended, I can at least do one... I cannot offer any blog candy with this, but I am donating my card to a charitable cause...and hopefully I'll be able to make a few more to add to it... So this was a personal challenge for me, too.... I had to force myself to take a few moments out of my busy day and create...

But ... back to the blog hop... If you have arrived from Lisa G's blog ( you are on the right track... if you have just happened on my post, but would like to see what the hop is all about, as well as all the great candy on offer, please go to Gill's blog ( Gill is the wonderful person who has organized this blog hop, and I know she has been working around the clock to make it a success...

Todays bloggers are:
Tami -
Lisa G
Melanie - YOU ARE HERE

Now on to my card....

One of my latest favourite things to do is make tear bears... I could not decide if I wanted a sentiment on the card or not, so I've left it blank for now.

I made the tear bear entirely purple except for its muzzle and inner ears. I also chose to make the card all purple too, with just a dash of pink.

The eyes were made entirely by hand. I drew them onto card, cut them out and stuck them in place. I drew the lashes on, and with a white gel pen added some detail to the nose and a few freckles on the cheeks.I hope you enjoy the hop.... and hope its not too long before my next post....

Your next stop is Jennifer (

Love Mel <3


  1. very cute card! Love the purple color especially the bear. hairy!


  2. So sweet. I havent seen a card like this before. Just beautiful, so happy you decided to post!

  3. Aw! What a lovely card! Can't beleive you made theteddy! What kind of material did you use for it? It's fab!

    Well done!

    And a big thank you to your two helpers for holding the card in the photo!

    I'm a new follower.

    Hope you are going ok.

    Lisa xx

  4. awe, so super cute. He looks so fuzzy and soft and huggable. Love it!!!
    Eva :0)
    I have a giveaway on my blog

  5. These are so cute and the card is gorgeous. I love the teddy and so clever of you to have made them. :)

    I have become a follower :)

    Linda xxx

  6. This is adorable Mel! Purple is my favorite color so I am going to love it no matter what, but that bear is so cute how could anyone not love it? I have never tried tear bears - I don't even know what the technique is - but the tear bears I have seen are so cute I might have to find out... when I have time to learn a new technique :) I love the flowers at the top - that is so gorgeous. I hope your life challenges don't keep you from crafting altogether - that would be a shame as your work is beautiful. I have become a follower and I don't care if you post erratically - I do too :)

  7. OMG Melanie this is so darn cute. i love fuzzy texture things and theres nowt better than a fuzzy teddy! i am curious what is tear bears as in the uk ive not heard of them. Thank you for sharing and thank you for sticking with the hop, with everything thats been going on with this hop i really really appreciate it.

  8. OMG this is absolutely adorable!! Thank you for being able to share your creation with us with everything that is going on in your life!!! HUgsxx

  9. OMGoodness! I love him! Is that Mulberry Paper? The reason I ask is that I have a stash of that I ordered over a year ago.....maybe, just maybe, you have inspired me to get cracking! TFS--really!!

  10. Thank you all for the comments... Yes, the bear is made from mulberry (handmade) paper... its really quite easy and lots of fun.

  11. omg!!!! this is just the cutest bear i have ever seen! did i miss in the posting where you told us what you used to make him!!! Thank you so much for sharing and who ever receives this card will be tickled with it!!

    Have a scrap-happy day
    Lisa G

  12. opps sorry didn't ready the comments just the posts!! lol thanks!!

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  16. Wonderful card you made! =)
    Hugs, Elenor

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