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I have to admit I’m feeling a bit jealous of this teddy.  Doesn’t sitting in the sun and taking a little snooze look great?  Although we have had a mild winter, I am ready to leave it behind for longer, warmer days.



I was happy to have some free time this week to make a card that wasn’t for a design team.  I decided to make a birthday card for a male for my stash using a never-been-inked stamp from Lili of the Valley.  (I love LOTV stamps!)     It also gave me the chance to play around with a new technique.  I used Annika’s tutorial on creating cloud backgrounds.   I love the way the sky looks. 

Since it’s Saturday, it is also time for Marcea’s Music Saves My Soul.    It’s sort of a mini-musical blog hop were you have the opportunity to share a song/video and then hop around to see what others are sharing.   Since I am waiting (im)patiently for summer, I thought I would share a song that not only makes me dance but makes me think of summer and puts a smile on my face.  If you would like to play along, stop by Marcea’s blog to link up your musical pick.





Have a fabulous weekend!  Thank you for stopping by!



  • Stamps:  Deckchair Dreaming from Lili of the Valley
  • Inks:  none
  • Papers:  Papertrey kraft CS, Neenah Crest solar white CS, BasicGrey Life of the Party paper pad
  • Tools:  Big Shot, Taylored Impressions Woodgrain impression plate, Copic markers
  • Embellishments:  Starbucks coffee sleeve, Trendy Twine blueberry bakers twine, Tim Holts paper clip, misc. button




Jolara said…
what a great WAy to relax.... Such a lovely card .
Hugs joyce
KraftyKoolKat said…
Fab card Cheryl and it makes me jealous too. The only thing is this coming summer I will not have a garden as I have just moved to an apartment. Boo Hoo!!!

chrissy xx said…
Fabulous! This is one cute image! LOve your sky.
Ooo Cheryl this is so adorable! I love all the great textures and the papers are all so pretty and go so nice together.
Great music choice, it's got me dancin'!

Have a great day!
Debra Miller said…
Such a cute image - beautifully done. Love all the details, different textures. wonderful
Love your card - cute image and fab layers.
Really love your song choice - makes me want to dance around the room!!
Denise xx
Renee said…
"Teddy" has the right idea...kick back, relax & have a snooze! Great card!
jimlynn said…
I've been ready for spring ever since that first cold norther came through here so I love this cute card! He really does look a little happy! Love the DP you used and that great big button.
Adorable, great coloring and such a sweet image. Thanks for joining us this week at Totally Stampalicious.
Stempeltiger said…
This card is GORGEOUS Cheryl!
The cute little bear is doing so well. Great colors and a beautiful combination of paper.
Love it, as you have the text attached to the clip.
Wishing you a beautiful weekend.
Hugs, Swantje
Jack said…
Fab card, and what a great image. Thanks for joining us at Dream Valley.xx
rudlis said…
Bautiful card! Thanks for playing at Alphabet Challenge.
Sue from Oregon said…
Super the dp you used on this sweet card. And such a happy song!!!
Debbie said…
Super cute card. :)
Thanks for sharing with us at The Crafty Pad Challenge this week. :)

Sandra said…
Fabulous card and what a way to relax!!:) Sandra H
The colouring on this card is fabulous! The background is amazing Just love the whole effect! Thank you for joining us over at Lili's Little Fairies, hugs, Jayne x
girlia said…
This card is just too adorable. Thanks for joining as we celebrate our men with the masculine card challenge at CTO
Anita said…
Fabulous male card and your coloring is so pretty. I also think that sky looks amazing. Really like the little clip on the sentiment too. And yes -- bring on the warm weather already lol!
Marianne said…
Love the card. I should try a little harder at making masculine cards, too, and builiding up a stash of birthday cards. Oh well, at least I'm preparing for next Christmas, lol. The sky looks fab btw. Mut have a look at that tutorial.
Adrian said…
So adorable! Thanks for playing @ CTO!
Ellis said…
Wonderful card, it made me smile! =)
Hugs, Elenor
Donna Mosley said…
Hi Cheryl, WOW! this is amazing. LOVE your gorgeous sky and the papers, especially the woodgrain are so perfect.

Donna x
Beautiful card. I am so ready for summer too. :0)
Retro Dolly said…
Looks great! Love how you slanted the background paper.
Tracy said…
Love the warm colors and that chubby little bird is too cute perched on Mr. Bear's tootsies. :-) This is put together so well. Love it! Hugs!
Georgia Ehrmann said…
Such a cute, cute card! I wish I was lounging right next to him! lol! Thank you for playing at Critter Sketch for our 3 Embellishment challenge this week!
Sara I. said…, so cute!! lovin' that paper clipped hung sentiment and fabulous design!! the papers are just perfect! xx
* Shaz * said…
Fabulous card!

Thank you for joining in the fun with us at Alphabet Challenges in our "Z for Zoo Animals" Challenge.

Hope you will join us again soon xx
Mary Lou said…
Fabulous card!! Thanks for joining us at Sunday's with Crissy!!
Pattie G said…
This is perfect for our challenge at Pattie’s Creations. Thanks for joining us!
Pattie ♥
Kerry said…
This is so adorable and your cloud background turned out fabulously! :)
Cute, cute, cute! Love the little bear relaxing in the sun & beating those mid-winter blues. Thanks so much for joining us at Sundays With Crissy. Hope to see you again.
Huggies ~
Tammy said…
Oh this bear is so sweet Cheryl! Awesome coloring and I love your clouds! I'm so glad you join us at the Alphabet Challenge too! :)
Hugs, Tammy
Lorraine said…
Your card is so adorable! I love your coloring of that adorable image and the scene you created in the background! Also love the papers & colors you used!
Fuzzy Slippers said…
Ted is making me miss warm afternoons at the beach! Fab card. :)
great coloring adorable card, I am so jealous the bear is enjoying my perfect afternoon lol
Tracy said…
Back again to tell you thanks for linking this up for The Kraft Journal Challenge this week. Hugs! :-)
MIE(Mieko) said…
Fab card! Love the image. I love LOTV stamps, too. Thanks for joining us at Basic Grey Challenges .Hugs Mieko xx
Your image is colored up so wonderfully and the sky looks amazing, beautiful card! Thanks for joining us this week @ CTO for our Masculine Birthday Challenge :)
Diane said…
Adorable card...and love all the layering, too!!
Becky said…
Fab card, I love the layout and the image.
I am now a follower of your beautiful blog.

Becky x
Audrey Pettit said…
Yes, that wee bear makes me a bit jealous, too. :) Gorgeous card, Cheryl! Love the layers and design and your coloring skills absolutely amaze me!
Charlene said…
This card is just adorable Cheryl. I too could use some relax time in the sun lol. You did a fabulous job on your clouds, thanks for the link. And I love the layout you did. Thanks for joining us at Digistamps4Joy One for the Boys Challenge....good luck ~ Charlene DS4J DT
ScrappyRae10 said…
OK seriously this is super dooper cute! Thanks for playing along with CTO!!!
Karin said…
You made a card just because you wanted too?! How fun! It's been too long since I've done! Your sky and grass are tremendous and the teddy is super cute ;) Love the song pick this week too...ahhh summer! Can't get here soon enough.
Ellis said…
Lovely card, it's a great male card! =)
Thanks for joining us at Digistamps4joy!
Hugs, Elenor DT
OMGOSH how adorable is this!!!! Wouldn't we all want to do this! It is beyond adorable. Your coloring and the colors of the paper are extraordinary. Thanks for coming to SWTD this week! LUV Samara
Wendy said…
So cute loving the teddy, thanks for joining us at Stamp n Doddle Challenge Blog.
Sandi said…
Cheryl, perfect card! Great coloring on your image and I love the angles of the DP!
Thanks for playing in our 'Embossing' Challenge #36, and for using a Digital OR Stamped image!
♥ Sandi
DT Coordinator for Pattie's Creations Challenge!
and Pattie's shop
Home of Pattieboop and Allie!
Mandy said…
Gorgeous card Cheryl, so sweet and a fab design :)
Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp
hugs Mandy xx
Too cute - darling image... wish I could do sky like that - great coloring! wendy xx
p.s. I have candy :)
Hi Cheryl,
Just popped back to say thanks for joining us at Digi Doodle Shop Challenges this week xx
Eva Marie said…
Gorgeous card!
Thanks for joining us at DVC
Anne Marie Hile said…
That little guy has the right idea, I tell you! :) Love your fun layout and all of the pretty patterns you used. That song always makes me happy and immediately start dancing when I hear it. Love it!
Shanna Shands said…
Thanks for playing along with ABC.
Mummylade said…
the image is absolutely wonderful! Thank you so much for sharing with us at SFTW and good luck!
Pat (mspfd) said…
Brillant card! Gorgeous textures and colors. Such a sweet and fun image!
Jen Leeflang said…
Fabulous card, perfectly masculine!
Thanks for joining us at Digistamps 4 Joy this fortnight!
luv'n huggz
Jen Leeflang
Marcea said…
well first of all hun I ADORE your card - so very sweet. It is such a delight to make a card just for fun isnt it. Next, oooh where do you find your songs???? Loving it - sat here surrounded by snow but I feel like I am on a beach somewhere - fab choice xxx
kyanos said…
cute card!!!! thanks for playing with us at ABC Challenge
Wow he does look so happy lounging in that chair! Looked like me this week in Anguilla! Love that wood grain background too!

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