Saturday, 4 June 2016

The Bear, the In Colours and the Wardrobe - and a Blog Hop!!

Can't believe how quickly it has come round to the Monthly Jems Team blog hop! And this month we are showcasing the new In Colours...
So I have already introduced you to the new In Colours quite a bit by sharing the projects I made (so secretly!) back in April for On Stage, Telford... All of these new colours are fabulous... even the ones I first didn't like!!... and each and every one has a place in the SU colour range ... so you do need every one... they are truly a great collection to have...


But I could not put my brand new favourite furry friend, Baby Bear down!!!  I having been having a lot of fun.... when you have a daft idea ... some days you just have to run with it...

Nor could I stop making my new favourite Square Pop Up Z Fold card format.... which I re-sized for today... Nor could I not use the Designer Series papers which only about 80 demos in the world have as of today!!! Monday being another matter.... 10s of 1000s will have them....

So without further ado let me introduce you to my new In Colour furry friends.... who have been playing dress up!
First we have Dapper Bear in Denim... all dressed up in his dapper bow tie and waistcoat (care of the Owl Punch)
Then we have the very Flirty Baby in Flamingo ... she is such a tease!! With a beautiful bow in her hair and her lovely baby bib (also care of the Owl Punch) Spot the decorated papers too....
Now it is time for our Emerald hugging Envy Bear... well I am envious of an emerald that big!!! (from Playful Pals)
Next up is Sweet Sugarplum Bear... adorned with her pretty bow and sweet candy necklace (do you remember those!!!? My baby sitter always used to bring is those as kids.... ) Again spot the coloured flowers on the paper too....
And last but not least... though he got lost on the way as he obviously he can't see!!!! Yes it is is Peekaboo Bear in Peach... with his shiny John Lennon glasses (care of Fine Tip glue & Playful Pals).... and he also has a shiny nose (though that won't be repeated! I have cheated by using my marker to colour it in afterwards )... Funnily enough Peeky was the first one made... and the originator of my idea for dressing up the bears....
I am SO loving Baby Bear - he is definitely bringing out the inner child in me.... (and yes  - in case you hadn't guessed it - my favourite childhood book used to be The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe!!! Hence the title of this post)

Go here for Bear Stamping Tips...
And here is the Tutorial for these Small Square Pop Up Z-Fold cards... 

Sorry I have kept you so long..... but now it is time for you to move on to my lovely team mates Karyn if you are going forwards...or to Sarah if you are in reverse mode... Just press on the relevant button... more new In Colour gorgeousness awaits you...




27 comments:

  1. Hi Amanda - these are absolutely awesome!!
    You have excelled yourself with these cute little beauties - adore them.
    Permission to case??
    I have to admit you have got me hooked on these pop up Z fold cards and I have done 4 of them this past week for close friends birthdays - sadly I still have to do a belated one for someone I missed!! This will have to wait til we get back from our golfing break on Tuesday.
    xx

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    1. Thanks Kate and yes to CASE! I too am still addicted to pop up z folds.... They are just so easy and quick! Have a great golf break...

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  2. Gorgeous!! I love how you've dressed then up! So cut!e Sam xx

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  3. Oh my goodness, how cute? You had me with the candy necklace ;!

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    1. Thanks Allie...glad I am not the only one that remembers those necklaces!

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  4. oh, that bear is so cute! great cards. Thanks for the inspiration x

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    1. Thanks Hannah... yes he is Beary cute...

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  5. Fabulous! Such a cute bear :) Looking forward to the tutorial for the cards xx

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    1. Thanks Jules... the tutorial will be posted soon... tomorrow or Tuesday if not!

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  6. Ha ha love the glasses on the last bear! Lovely cards

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  7. These are so cute Amanda & show off the colours beautifully. well done on coming up with new ideas after your marathon of In Colors since Telford! I did an A6 Z card at my classes this week which went down really well but I pointed my ladies in the direction of your blog for more ideas & sizes.

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    1. Thanks Sharon... Not surprised the pop up Z fold card went down well at your clases too! Seriously a great card... And yes I have a few more ideas to come!

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  8. Loving all the dressed bears, the bib one is genius ! x

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    1. Thanks Julie... Fellow bear dresser!

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    1. Thanks Anne... Difficult not to love the bear!

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  10. Another genius idea Amanda! I love that you have given these bears a personality ;-) and I must try the z fold idea too, it's so sweet.
    Thanks for sharing,
    Hugs xx

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    1. Thanks Sarah Jane... And yes you must give the Pop Up Z Fold card a go... Amazingly quick and simple....for a crad with such a WOW appeal...

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  11. Fantastic makes as always and another fold I have to try (as always Amanda) can not wait to get my little bear x

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    1. Thanks Karyn... And yes definitely a great card fold for you... So quick and easy but WOW too.... Tutorial for Small one now posted today (Sunday)

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  12. I have too many of your tutorials stored up to watch - I can never resist! Love how much you love this little guy :)

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  13. I have too many of your tutorials stored up to watch - I can never resist! Love how much you love this little guy :)

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    1. Thx Sarah... He is worthy of so much love! Hope you get to make some of the tutorial projects sometime soon....

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  14. These are the cutest bears in Stampin Up land! LOVE how you have dressed them up, simply STUNNING!

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    1. Thanks Sam... Can't believe how much fun I had dressing him up!!

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