Ally Pally & Busy Bear..

Afternoon everyone!

Had a fab time at BSSS show but boy was I tired when we got back!
Luckily I had all Sunday to recuperate and today the kids have gone back to school..
so hopefully everything will fall back into it’s normal routine quick smart!

Brilliant to meet up with many familiar faces again.. and meeting new ones!

Today I want to show you my card with the oh-so-cute Busy Bear from
Lili of the Valley
These bears were launched exclusive at Ally Pally this past weekend
and available to buy from the shop from April 21st
Papers used are from the Tim Holtz stack
[goooorgeous & double sided too!]
Teamed with Kraft cardstock I think this makes a fab colour combo.

The sketch I used for my card comes from the latest Friday Sketchers challenge blog provided by Bea.
I did have to turn it to fit my image better, but I absolutely loved it..
Thanks so much for sharing sweetie!


Some more Ally Pally stash piccies:

Couldn’t resist these Doodlebug papers & rub-ons.. yum!

As well as cute.. I’m into vintage/distressing and grunge,
so I had to stock up on some ‘Arty’ stuff too 😉

There weren’t many things on my list..
but these Pink Paislee papers were a must have!

and who can resist some Prima Marketing stamps??
Bargain price at £1.75 for the small ones,
you get bling with them too and we had a discount voucher!

I also got some more bling [!],
Dies, WoJ Gnome stamps and 4 of the new Martha Stuart punch sets..
They are just so tempting!

Well.. that’s about it from me today..

Have a gorgeous evening whatever you are doing

Hugs, Marlene x


Ali kindly pointed out that my card also qualifies for the
as the challenge is flowers.
Thanks hunnie! x


30 responses to “Ally Pally & Busy Bear..

  • gjewett

    Love the card!!! Looks like you got lots of great items!!!!

  • kim piggott

    Oh this is so adorably cute Marlene!
    Love this sweet image and your paper and design are gorgeous!
    Loving all your crafting goodies how great to meet loads of peeps again!
    kim x

  • Rowena Barnard

    Gorgeous Marlene! Those papers are so yum! You look like you’ve had lots of fun at Ally Pally-I soooo wanted to go! Sorry to see you’ve left the SN dt. Hugs, Ro

  • ~ Ali ~

    Ohhh fabulous stash scrummy and those papers look lush. Another gorgous card beautifully coloured. you could enter this card into Just Cute Bears too. I must stxock up on some of these cutie bears. Have a fab evening 😀 Hugs Ali x

  • Lau

    Aw ! love this card too !

  • Shazza

    what a great card, really cute. Loving the papers and all your new stash, wish it were mine

  • Kerry

    Hi Marlene! The image is gorgeous – and the colours are too. Really wish I could have made it to Ally Pally after seeing your shopping! K 🙂

  • Jacky Scales

    Absolutely gorgeous….the stamp is just so cute.

  • Jenny

    Aww so cute! Love these new bears 🙂 Love your colouring and the papers are gorgeous x
    Thanks for joining us at Just Cute Bears x

    Jenny x

  • Marion H

    Fabulous card Marlene. Just adore this sweet stamp. Lovely colouring and fabby papers. Nice stash you got at the show.

  • Bernie

    Awwww…these wee bears are beyond cute Marlene….and i totally agree with you about the yummy colour combo! Your card is utterly gorgeous!

    Thanks for sharing all the news and showing all your new stash…I’m so nosey and love to see what people buy!! bx

  • Erika

    Wow what a great collection of stash Marlene.
    Loving your new bear stamp, sooooo cute and the colour combo is fabulous darling! xxx
    Sounds as if you had a ball at Ally Pally.

  • Sarah Fewings

    Gorgeous card Marlene! I too stocked up on these at Ally Pally on Saturday incl. this cutie!

    Fab colouring and layout, beautiful papers!

    Thanks for joining us at Just Cute Bears this week.

    xx :0)

  • Elaine

    Looks like you had a really good time at Ally Pally! I wish I could’ve gone too!
    I really NEED some of those papers!
    Love your card,those little bears are so cute.

    Love Elaine xx

  • debby4000

    Oh this is so adorable, love the cute bear. Glad you left me some stash to buy on Sunday.

  • Chris

    oooh what a cutie card… tis adorable and OMG your mountain of stash has me drooling…lol
    Chris xx

  • Kelly

    Gorgeous Marlene! look at all those fun goodies!!

  • Jane Carroll

    Gorgeous, can’t wait for the release

    Thanks for joining us on Just Cute Bears 🙂

    Hugs Jane x

  • carole

    Adorable card Marlene, what a sweet image 🙂
    Carole x

  • Annie

    ooo I love this cute teddy bear – he’s definitely going on my wish list! a gorgeous card Marlene and fabulous stash too! thanks for joining in with us at Just Cute Bears this week.
    hugs, annie x

  • Kathy

    Hey Lady!! I hope all is well with you!!
    This card is just adorable!! I LOVE that paper
    and need to make something with mine! Also that image
    is just adorable!!!
    Hope you have a fabby week!

  • sarah wright

    gorgeous card Marlene. Looks like you had a great day at Ally Pally
    where did you get your Kraft cardstock from?
    Love Sarah XXX

  • Lora

    This is gorgeous! Love the sweet image and the papers and colours are so pretty!
    Thanks so much for the Birthday wishes today (on facebook), you were the first person this morning to wish me a happy birthday except my kids 🙂
    Hugs Lora xx

  • Kat

    This is gorgeous Marlene. Love that sweet image and the DP is gorgeous. Thanks for joining us this week at Just Cute Bears.

    Kat x

  • Elaine

    Can I just live vicariously through you!? Love the darling card, Marlene, and oh yeah, ALL THE GOODIES TOO!!!! 🙂

  • Jacqueline

    Een schitterend kaartje Marlene, super mooi! Prachtige kleuren en een heel leuk stempeltje.
    Groetjes van Jacqueline

  • CharlieDK

    Hi friend – and AWWW how cute is this. In my book you’re the Master of Cute for sure. Looks like yummy stuff you bought – can’t wait to see what you’ll make with it.

  • Alex

    Cute card, loving the colour combo and that adorable stamped image 🙂

    Thanks for sharing, sounds like you had a blast at Ally Pally!

    Alex x

  • Sonia

    Marlene i just love these new LOTV stamps can’t wait to get my hands on them 🙂 It was lovely to meet you at the NEC with Dawny . Thanks for joining us at Just Cute Bears.
    Hugs Sonia x

  • ~ Ali ~

    😀 thanks for joining in Just Cute Bears Challenge this week. Hugs Ali x

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s