Monday, 5 September 2022

Mrs Teddy Bear Guest DT


I was truly honoured to be asked to be a Guest Designer for the September challenge at 

I love taking part in this challenge and Jan always leaves the most lovely of comments. She really takes the time to make them personal which I do myself so it is really appreciated.

I have been given this cute image Mrs Teddy Bear which also came with the perfect sentiment. This was a new release on 1st September and is available from Jan's Digi Stamps.

I started with an 8" square card base and added a subtle patterned paper in green. This has been edged with a gold self adhesive strip and I mitred the corners to make a neater finish (using my old sewing skills there)

The die is a really large poinsettia frame from The Paper Boutique. I used the main base in red and added a gold overlay with the flower detail. It cut perfectly in one pass in my Gemini which is fabulous considering how detailed it is. I have kept the gold bits to possibly attempt paper piecing another die cut at a later date (please notice the word 'possibly')

Mrs Bear has been sized to fit into the circle inside and has been coloured primarily in Promarkers then I added some Arteza pencils to add texture to the fur and folds to the fabric. I due cut the image with the circle die that comes in the die set and it adds a delicate cut detail to the edge.

The sentiment I split into 2 sections so I could place it in the parts as shown.

Finally I added oodles of small green gems to the centres of the poinsettias to add a bit of sparkle.

Jan's images are always so crisp and clear and it was a true pleasure to work with. Thank you so much for asking me to Guest DT on this challenge.

Card Details -

Size - 8” Square

Digital Image & Sentiment - Mrs Teddy Bear (Jan’s Digi Stamps)

Colouring Medium - Promarkers & Arteza Expert Pencils

Designer Paper - Merry Christmas 12”x12” (Craft Sensations)

Die - Merry & Bright (The Paper Boutique)

Embellishments - Gems, gold peel off line sticker (Lakeland)

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges (in Alphabetical Order)


  1. Thanks so much for guest designing with us this month at Jan's Digi Stamps Challenges Mandy! Your card is wonderful and I love how you've colored up Mrs. Teddy Bear.
    Donna xx

  2. Mandy, what a darling card and great use of the die cuts and image! So fun being on the DT with you this month! Smiles,
    {Creative Smiles - my little crafting world}

  3. Really cute bear and love the beautiful die-cut frame and P.paper
    Carol x

  4. What a lovely Christmas card Mandy. The image is so cute and your colouring is perfect. The poinsettia frame is gorgeous and looks very opulent cut out in gold. Thanks for sharing with us at Passion for Markers this week. Hugs, Denise x

  5. Thank you for Guest Designing, Mandy! Beautifully composed card anyone would be thrilled to received.

  6. That pretty poinsettia wreath is the perfect frame for that sweet bear image, Mandy...
    Thanks for playing along with us at Passion for Markers this week, Lisa x

  7. A beautiful frame for your cute bear!

    Thank you for joining us at Festive Fridays Challenges!
    Festive Fridays DT Leader

  8. Adorably cute cute card!! Thank you for joining our fun at The Sisterhood!
    Diane TSH DT
    {Nellies Nest}
    {The Sisterhood}

  9. A great use of layering to ensure the central image still stood out. Thank you for joining us at Cardz 4 Galz xx Lynda/Loopyloo DT

  10. Your wreath is amazing! I love the layers and that adorable little bear! Thanks for playing with us at Through The Craft Room Door! Nan, DT

  11. Sweet card. Thanks for playing a long with us over at PFM. Love n hugs, Marie

  12. Very cute card! Thanks for joining us at Krafty Chicks Challenge this past week for our Stamp Act theme :) Hope you join us again soon.
    Diane - DT

  13. This is lovely. I love the traditional colours. Thanks for joining us at Cardz4galz. Love Dawn x

  14. Mandy such a sweet card, thanks for playing at the Festive Fridays challenge

  15. I really do love this Christmas wreath and adorable bear! Thanks for playing with us at The Outlawz Festive Friday Challenge! Nan, DT


  17. A fabulous Christmas card. A wonderful classical design with the lovely wreath and the teddy looks adorable surrounded by all the pretty green gems.
    Thank you for joining in with the Crafts Galore Encore September Challenge “Anything Goes”. Good luck x

  18. The little bear looks very sweet in the delicate frame, many thanks for sharing with us at Stamping Sensations and We Love Stamping September challenges.

    B x

  19. She's so sweet, Mandy. The die cut frames her perfectly. Thanks for joining us at 613 Avenue Create. I hope we see you on the front porch again soon!

    Hugs, Em
    613 Avenue Create DT
    Creative Em my blog

  20. So pretty, Mandy. I love that poinsettia wreath. Thanks for sharing at 613 Avenue Create's September, "Anything Goes with a Twist/Foliage" Challenge.

  21. A beautiful Christmas card, Mandy. The floral wreath makes a lovely frame for this festive bear!
    Thank you for sharing your project with us at the Crafts Galore Encore “Anything Goes” September Challenge. Good Luck and hope to see you again soon!
    Carole x DT Craftilicious Creations

  22. Super card, I love how you've framed the cute image. Thank you for joining in the Crafty Calendar Challenge this month. Good luck!
    Liz xx

  23. Lovely card. Pretty design. The teddy bear is perfect. Thank you for joining us at A Place to Start this month. Hope to see you back here again soon. Judy DT

  24. Thanks so much for sharing with us at Mirtillamente, we love to see everybody's entries. We are a home for creativity! Good luck and do come back!
    Hugs, Jackie.
    Mirtillamente DT

  25. A gorgeous frame for your sweet bear. Thanks for sharing your animal with us at Critter Crazy, CarolG

  26. That gold frame is really pretty! Thanks for joining us at the Mix It Up Challenge Blog!

  27. Fabulous creation! Thank you for sharing with us over here at Morgan's Artworld Open Challenge and best of luck with your entry. Love to see you join in each month.
    Judy DT for

  28. That poinsettia frame is stunning as is your card! This is a lovely card, Thanks for your sharing it with us at 613 The Avenue Create! Hope to see you again soon,
    Hugs, Kate (Cards a la Kate)!

  29. Gorgeous card Mandy! Love your bear.
    Thanks so much for joining us for our Anything Goes plus the option of Frame It Challenge #187 at Let's Craft and Create for September 2022.
    We hope to see you again soon,
    Lou DT xo
    JemLou Productions

  30. Lovely card. Great wreath and color. Fun perfect image. So glad you shared over at Aud Sentiments, Cardz 4 Galz. Colour Crazy.

  31. Fabulous - love the frame for the image.

    Thanks for joining us at Pattie's Creations Challenge.

    Helen x


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