Well, this gal is dependent on the sneak peek again this week. Hmmm, that rhymes … MM are you rubbing off on me? Hey, that would be a good thing!
Anyhoo, I’m hoping those were bear prints. So I brought a panda this week and, being a vegetarian, he brought his own favorite picnic food … bamboo.
The background panel is stamped with bamboo in two shades of green. The panda image is embossed in black and sets atop two strips of woven bamboo trim. I clipped the scallops off the Nestie oval to keep with the zigzag pattern of the trim. Kind of looks more like an oval sprocket though!
If my panda doesn’t count for today’s challenge, then please think of my bamboo trim as basket-like material! Does that count?
Since this mama panda has a NEW baby, this also qualifies for Kelly’s WOW challenge from week #1 using the word NEW.
Happy tea-partying everyone! You know I’ll be comin’ around to comment just as soon as I can!
Date: Monday, September 14, 2009 GMT Views: 713
Registered: December 29, 2008 Location: Brisbane, Australia Posts: 6825
Mon, Sep 14, 2009 @ 10:52 PM
Hi M.... there you were sitting at the top of the gallery, must have known you were creating!! Nice job, I like all the associations with what might be??? Cute image, love how you trimmed the die cut and the "bamboo trim" is perfect, I am sure your fellow tea party friends will love this one too!
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Registered: April 19, 2006 Location: Under piles of craft stuff in New Zealand Posts: 4166
Mon, Sep 14, 2009 @ 11:54 PM
very very cool -- I love pandas -- the bambo is also a wonderful embellishment -- hope to see you at the party but not sure if I will make it .... lets hope I am not working tomorrow and then I will be able to make it .....
I am going to get you a crystal ball for christmas, it should take the guess work out it! LOL
Love the bamboo background and that panda stamp is dahling! How creative to use bamboo as a embellishment! I am impressed girl!TFS:)
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Registered: July 27, 2007 Location: Dublin, Ireland Posts: 56388
Tue, Sep 15, 2009 @ 4:18 AM
:D - I can see why you brought a Panda, especially with all that green basket work. Now I take a look at the sneak peek it reminds me of a basketwork frog wastepaper basket we had for years. I just love your woven bamboo - is it lovely and glossy and smooth? And of course, bamboo shoots are food - bring enough and we can have a good stir-fry over the campfire.at the picnic.
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Tue, Sep 15, 2009 @ 4:48 AM
Whoo! Hoo! I think you already DO have a crystal ball! You nailed this challenge, even blind folded! Me thinks Barney is going to be so stricken over the novelty of a black and white mamma and her baby fuzzy, fluffy, little play toy looking bear couple that he might crawl outa that basket to investigate!
Okay, you coax him out and I will nab the food.......Barney will be bamboozled! Snort! Way to come early and nail this challenge M! Your card is so wonderful and it can be used! Whoot!
Registered: November 27, 2004 Location: The wedding is over. I am in a total state of crafting overload! Posts: 2288
Tue, Sep 15, 2009 @ 5:28 AM
EVER so clever on snipping the corners off the Nesties. duhhh why didn't I ever think of that? You must be much schmarter dan me.
LOVE your card, love the bamboo, love the story, ok I am really feeling warm fuzzies about this one, can you tell.
I do want to know what possessed you to do a TUesday Teapot Card on a Monday, don't you know we have to play our Tuesdays around doing a card for the story?
Anyway... NICE nice job dearie!
Registered: April 20, 2005 Location: The only Eaton Rapids on the Earth, Michigan Posts: 57770
Tue, Sep 15, 2009 @ 8:33 AM
Bamboo!!!! Another B word! You da bomb, Miss Em, cuz you figgered out the teaser! I love your sweet pandas and your awesome bamboo strips. And, yeah, way to clip those Nesties----Gertie LUVS techniques----why doncha go talk to her about techniques? I doubledog dare ya.
Big Butt Bertie and Boo Boo are so happy that SnoSnot brought baskets to fling. Ya know how I luv to fling stuff. Come on, gf, let's go git some of that big, bad, bear beer and pah-teeeeee!
Registered: May 31, 2008 Location: Seattle Posts: 14549
Tue, Sep 15, 2009 @ 8:38 AM
Oh no, not me! I am no way, no how using the t-word around da Muddermark. Uh, uh. If I didn't know any better, I'd think you were trying to trick me, Bertie! Ah, but you have the bear beer, so let's put that aside and par-tay!
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