Saturday 13 October 2018

Birthday Bear

Inspired by the sketch at Freshly Made Sketches I've made my husbands birthday card, coloured with a twist of Halloween colours.

I've used MFT Birthday Bears stamps/dies and Happy Birthday die all coloured with alcohol markers.  

A little bit of sparkle was added to the bows and the husband is from a stamp set by Clearly Besotted with matching dies (retired now).

Challenge Links...

Freshly Made Sketches 
Happy Little Stampers - Anything Goes with Dies 
Moving Along with the Times - For a Man
Papercraft - Die Cuts or Punches 


  1. Hi Claire,
    what a great design and such a lovely image.
    Beautiful inkied background as well.
    Super colouring too.
    Happy Birthday to you Husband.
    If my Dad was still here he would have been 99 years of age on the 13th.
    Thank you for joining the MAWTT Challenge.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L. DT

  2. I love how you placed the bear in the center of the birthday circle - what a fantastic look! It's cute and personalized perfectly for your hubby's birthday!

  3. This is so lovely, thanks for joining us at MAWTT, xxxx

  4. Lovely work, Thank you for Joining us at Happy Little stampers and waiting to see next time.

    Meena HLS AGD DT

  5. A brilliant card Claire, he will love it!! xx

  6. beautiful card, love how you interpreted the sketch
    thanks for joining us at HLS
    Barb Housner

  7. Wow, what a lovely and fun take on the sketch. Thanks so much for joining us at Freshly Mades Sketches.

  8. Fabulous!! I love your arrangement of the bear and the presents for the sketch - with the happy birthday over the top! Thank you for playing along with us at Freshly Made Sketches.

  9. Oh this is just fabulous! Every detail is perfect! Thanks so much for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches.

  10. Adorable. Your interpretation of the sketch is fantastic. x

  11. Such a lovely card and adorable bear. The spattered background in combination with the die is brilliant. Hope your husband had a nice birthday (or will have one in the near future ;) )

    X Stefanie

  12. ooooh I love this! So richly coloured and I love the arrangement of the circle, the word and the gifts.

  13. A lovely card. Thank you for sharing with us at MAWTT. Beckie x

  14. Hey there!
    Thanks so much for joining our Papercraft-Challenge, make sure to come back soon and play along with our new challenge aswell =)
    Hugs, Lia


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