Monday, April 1, 2013

Clowning Around! - BBTB2 Challenge

Hello crafty friends, I hope you had a blessed Easter! Our Easter was low keyed and very nice.  Time for another BBTB2 Challenge and this week our super talented leader Susan has chosen for us to use the clown off of the Teddy Bear Parade cart or any cartridge that has a clown on it, you know-for clowning around on April Fool's Day. We also are starting a new feature at BBTB2 and that is every month we will have a guest designer, how exciting is that?!! For the month of April our guest designer is Nadia Herbst-McConnell from With Glittering Eyes.  If you don't know who Nadia is you must go check out her blog, she is a very, very talented paper crafter!!! Also please go check out what all of my sister designers have down with their clowns, you will be amazed at all the fun projects!  Then if you have the Teddy Bear Parade cartridge or any clown from any cartridge make a fun project and link up with us at BBTB2!

Here is my card, I of course used the Teddy Bear Parade and cut my cute clown at 4 inches and used scraps from my scrap pile.  I put him on a "Z" fold card base. I stamped my sentiment which is from CardzTV "Good Times" and planned on embossing it white, but oops I picked up the clear embossing powder instead. lol So I just stamped it down the card base and embossed it all in clear.  Then on the inside I stamped another sentiment from the same Cardz TV stamp set. For my next mistake, I smudge my inside sentiment some when I stamped it.  So this card is full of mistakes, but I still think it is a cute birthday card for a child. lol So it will go in my stash for when I need a card. Children seem to over look my mistakes. lol




16 comments:

Jayne said...

Love your clown bear Brenda!I think we are our harshest critics..your card looks spot on to me!
Hugs
Jayne x

melanie said...

Love your card! Your paper choices are perfect!

Carole Beath said...

Your card is darling..... Yup!
Carole

Stephanie said...

I love this style card, Brenda. Great paper choices. I don't see any mistakes, just a very creative mind. Love it.

DIANA L. said...

I'm at my blog again Ha ha April fools
I love your clown bear I may have used this if I had the cartridge then owe could say we are twins.

I just love what you did with this one it so cute and I love the twisted poodle balloon -- I might just need this cartridge. Have a great week
DIANA L.
http://dianamlarson.blogspot.com

Caroline said...

Your bear IS cute. This is an awesome kids card. My grand kids take them all apart, anyway. Cute card and I love the Z fold.

Nadia (WithGlitteringEyes.blogspot.com) said...

This is so clever! I love the card base and your colors and those dots just pop! Great card!

Thank you for the kind words too!

Sharon said...

This is so adorable Brenda!! Love your clown and the great sentiments!! Perfect for any child or child at heart!! :)

Suzanne cricutcraftingrammyblogspot.com said...

Great fold and love the teddy bear clown. So pretty inside too with the bright green.

Susan said...

Oh Brenda, I love the Z fold card and your fabulous Clown Bear! Too funny about almost using the same card!! I think your bear is much, much cuter than mine... You are so talented!! I think your colors and paper choices are great too - love the black and the green dotted papers! So cute!
xxSusan

Scrapping Girl said...

You are too hard on yourself-it looks great! I tell myself it's creative license when things don't turn out how I originally planned with my projects (which is pretty often, lol) Love the Z fold style, they are so fun to make :)
Michelle

shelly said...

perfect card brenda its cute and fun :)

TerriK said...

Cute card, Brenda! I love the clown and the colors are perfect.

DonnaMundinger said...

Oh how cute, Brenda! Love the fold and the fab papers. xxD

The Queen (Laura) said...

So cute! I love the clown! He's great at tying balloon animals! The green paper really makes it look great! Love the sentiments. Great job my friend!
Lots of Hugs,
Laura

MaryH said...

Oh gee, ANUTHER FOLD! Fantastic...You gotta come teach me how to fold! Now, I didn't see any mistakes on this ...does that mean I am childlike (or just not very observant..LOL). I liked your embossing..it was quite dramatic.Loved all the bright colors too. The sentiment looks 'shadowed' when I enlarged it...a design treatment! Tell 'em I said so!!! It's a lovely cheery card. Your little bear is adorable. Hugs