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Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Bits and Bobs #1

Hi and welcome to my blog. I hope you had a Happy New Year! I am starting off this new year with a new ongoing project on my blog. It is called Bits and Bobs! Have you ever heard of this term? While I was on a tour in Europe we had a delightful British tour guide who used this term quite a bit and I loved hearing her say it. The term "bits and bobs" in the UK means the same as bits and pieces here in the US. A bit was a 3 cent coin and a bob was a shilling worth 8 1/2 cents.

Like so many of us I have sooooo many scraps, stamped images, die cuts and bits and bobs that I need to whittle down and use! So it is my goal this year to use a lot of stuff I have in my stash already! So every first and third Thursday of each month I plan to make a card using stuff in my stash. One of the challenges I am entering is called Get Creative so lets get creative with our scraps! I would love to see you here and I hope I can inspire you to use some of your bits and bobs too!

This is my first bits and bobs card. I made this background awhile back using a stencil and my pump spray machine. I found this cute little bear in my image pile and thought he would go well with the background. I do not know the stamp company for this bear. I used an xacto knife to cut one of the trees and added the bear behind it. I also used a cuttlebug tag die I had cut a long time ago and stamped the saying from Hero Arts. Olaf White glitter from Sparkle N Sprinkle was added to the trees.





You can see the glitter better here in this close up.





Thanks so much for stopping by. Happy New Year! I hope 2017 will be full of  fun creativity for you.


I would like to enter these challenges! 


Crafty Creations:  Anything Goes
Get Creative:  Anything Goes

11 comments:

  1. What a great idea to use exacto knife to cut the tree so the bear can go behind it. happy New Year, April!

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  2. Super cute April! Love the little bear image. He looks great walking through the glittery woods!

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  3. This is such a beautiful card and I like the sweet little bear. What a good idea for a blog series!

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  4. great way to use your bits and bobs :) like the bear tucked behind the trees!

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  5. This is a great bits and bobs card. I like the idea of slicing the tree to insert the bear...brilliant idea!

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  6. So cute and very creative! Thanks so much for playing in our ‘Anything Goes with Dies’ challenge at Dies R Us! Please come back again soon!

    Darlene (DRU Blog Leader)
    DIES R US CHALLENGE BLOG
    DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS Please come for a visit.

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  7. Love love LOVE your creation, April! Don't you love the British idioms - it's always fun to hear the "sayings" in other English Speaking Countries. My favorite part of your card is the darling-ness of your bear! Very sweet!

    now for my other hat:

    Thank you for playing at the Sparkle N Sprinkle Creative Challenge. We love seeing your paper crafting projects, and are so happy you have joined us! Please check back next month to see if you have won a prize or badge!
    crafty hugs,
    de
    P.S. I'd love for you to visit my personal blog if you have a chance. Thanks!
    {Creative Smiles}

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  8. Great way to use your bit and bobs. Thanks so much for sharing your card with us at Dies R Us. We hope you will share more of your work in future challenges.

    Kathy
    DRU DT A

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  9. Love it! The background colors are gorgeous, and I love the bit of Olaf White glitter on the trees. So pretty! Sliding the bear behind the tree is wonderful too. What a beautiful card April! Thanks so much for joining us at Sparkle N Sprinkle's Creative Challenge. - Chris, SNS DT

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  10. OMG!!! Lovely card...love the colors and what a great way to slide your bear behind the tress..Awesome..Thank you so much for playing with us at Crafty Creations Challenge. Hugs xx Deepti

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  11. Stunning background and I love the bear. Thankyou so much for joining us at Get Creative for our ATG challenge, I hope you join us again Lynda DT xx

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