Thursday, 13 February 2014

Look for the Bear Necessities...

Hi all,

I finally have a card to enter the LOTV monthly challenge with! It certainly took some doing!
With the theme being "Name that tune", I have to admit the first attempt didn't go exactly as planned... You see, when they posted up the challenge, I just so happened to have a freshly stamped image sitting on my desk. This stamp was Ride with me, and what song would pop into my head? That would be "Funky moped" by Jasper Carrot. (I doubt any non-Brits have ever even heard of this one... Just so everyone is aware, Carrot is a comedian, and this song is supposed to be as ridiculous as it appears, lol)

Great, I have an image, and a song. let's make us a "funky moped" card. Well, it's gotta be psychedelic, of course (it was the 70's after all) so cue rainbow colours and whatnot...

Needless to say, this card did not come out the way I had intended...

Back to the drawing board.

Now, I know that I could have just made a card, and retrospectively added a song to fit, but that doesn't work for me. If the card is to be inspired by a song, inspired by a song it will be if it kills me!

And then, as I was digging through my stack of paper pads looking for something, it was staring me right in the face. Literally.

You know there's a LOTV paper pad called Bear Necessities, don't you? It was in fact the first of their paper pads I bought. And what's more, it would work perfectly with one of the new James stamps, I'd not gotten a chance to ink up yet! It also seemed to me, it needed to be relatively CAS. Lots of embellishments would go against the Bear Necessities idea after all!

So here it is... My "Bear necessities" card:

And the inside:

Besides, it works on another level... if you asked me to trim my stash down to the bear necessities, my James stamps would be the first to make the cut! ;-)

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:

LOTV Ideas to Inspire - Name that tune
Crafty Little Fairies - Teddies
I <3 Promarkers - Gingham/plaid/checks

Forget about your worries and your strife!



Marianne's Craftroom said...

Oh no I am singing that song now, so cute, love the colours and so different to my card today using the same image x

Irish Cherokee said...

How cute is that bear?? Love the card Sammy.

Sue said...

I'm singing that song too now, never mind I do love the Jungle Book.
Your card is gorgeous Sammy, James looks totally adorable and I love the soft colours and layout.
With my DT hat on .. Thank you so much for taking part in the Crafty Little Fairies Challenge this week.
Sue xx

McCrafty's Cards said...

This is really gorgeous Sammy, I like the design and the colours,
Kevin xx

Unknown said...

Yep I am singing in my mind along with the tune too and what an awesome image and card.xx

Jane Savage said...

Great design, Sammy. I love those papers.

Forget about 'Bear Necessities' I'm singing 'Funky Moped'!:) xx

Lozzy said...

Beautiful Sammy, so sweet and im humming now. Yep Jungle Book film, dont now how many time iv watched that when the kids were younger..Hugs Lozzy xx

Sarah said...

Love the papers and love James more!! xx

As.I.Do.Rodos. said...

Beautiful image and the papers are gorgeous. Thank you for joining us at I♥Promarkers good luck Ginny x

cotnob said...

This is an adorable card Sammy, I love your blue papers with the Kraft.
You've got me singing along now and I can assure you it's not pleasant - good job no one is at home!

Darnell said...

This is so, so, so adorable, Sammy!!! Hugs, Darnell

Anne said...

Adorable card Sammy, and a perfect interpretation of our theme this month!

Thanks for entering our ‘name that tune’ challenge – good luck!

Anne x
Lili of the Valley