Sunday, 7 February 2010

A Bear

The theme for this week's Tuesday Taggers is Teddy Bears, with a lovely prize on offer sponsored by The Craft Barn. Now, of course I don't do cute, but this week I just had to rise to the challenge. I want to introduce you to my bear. He was given to me when I was born, and has been with me ever since (a long time!).

Here's a picture of him (and me) in his youth. [I've just noticed that the lace on the edge of the gown I'm wearing in the photo is remarkably similar to a Martha Stewart Zig Zag edge punch design!] My bear was very smart then, with a beautiful golden coloured coat and soft brown paws, and inside him he had a musical box which played the tune of "Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf"! That long ago ceased to function, unfortunately, and nowadays he's looking a bit worse for wear.
I can't remember what I used to call him when I was little, if indeed I ever gave him any other name than teddy. But now, he's very definitely Fred Bear!

Anyway, here's the card I have made in his honour. I only have a few bear stamps, but this one seemed very fitting as not only is it a very traditional style of bear, by PSX, but it's also one of my oldest stamps. To show him off I coloured him with Promarkers and set him in a Nestabilities frame against some My Mind's Eye paper, embellished with a Martha Stewart punch, a few Prima flowers and some ribbon. The sentiment is by Rubber Stamp Tapestry.

My old bear's glory might be somewhat faded now, but I'd swear he's still got a twinkle in his eye!


Lisa Jane said...

what wonderful pics, and a lovely card - Fred will be proud he has been honoured in such a lovely way.
Lisa ;)

Sally H said...

Lovely card, and Fred is still handsome!

lisa said...

Our original bears always carry a twinkle in their eye Lynne, Fred is a very fine bear indeed and your card does him proud.


Clarky J said...

This is fabulous! I love seeing your bear too x How special is he x Janet

Lesley said...

Beautiful card Lynne and I love your old bear! xx

craftimamma said...

Oh he's just what a much loved teddy should be like, Lynne, and your card in his honour is perfect.

That's a beautiful photograph of the two of you. You were so pretty in your gorgeous gown.

Lesley Xx