Thursday, 5 August 2010

2 Projects, 2 Challenges, 1 SET

And there are bears everywhere!


My first project is for Just Cute Bears - Anything but a Square (with a tag). I've used this round jar and attached a tag to it. I found out that my friend was wearing a Red and Black apron to a BBQ I was going to and so made this jar as a gift (I abandoned the purple one I made the other day and remade it in Red and Black - plus I'd eaten most of the purple sweets anyway and they were good!)


I filled the jar with Red and Black Jelly Beans (red apple and liqorice flavour). I got these from Sugarcane. Apparently they have an online store opening soon. It's great because they have loads of sweets in different colours and you can pick up just the ones you want. Imagine how many mixed packets I'd have to buy to fill the jar with just red and black ones.

The second project is for Charisma Cardz who want Bears on the project. I made a matching notebook - or a BBQ Bible! I've made these before so decided to change it up a bit and add a pen holder to the side.


The image I've used is from the Butterfly Bear range from Bugaboo. And remember, there's 50% off the digis right now so there's no better time to buy. Being a digi means that you can alter the size which is great for making matching gifts.


And here's the two together:


Hope you like these. This is my second post of the day so make sure you check out the other one regarding the Beach Bash Blog Hop from La La Land as you could win some prizes just by commenting on my post. If you want to go see, just click HERE! There are loads of prizes being given away so join in now.

17 comments:

Sharon Keanly said...

Oh Paul, you have such great ideas. Love this. Super cute. hugs Sharon

ineke said...

thanks for visiting my blog..
woww.. you are a man.. one of the few in paperartworld!!!

Sarah B said...

Love these projects Paul. I can remember when Jelly Beans (or Jelly Bellys as they are originally called) came to England, I loved them then as still do, will have to keep an eye on the online shop!!!!!! Have a good couple of weeks, I'm off on Hols soon, can't wait, Hugs sarah B X

Helen said...

Great gift ideas! Love the way you've co-ordinated the jelly beans to the image!
Thanks for joining us at Just Cute Bears!
Helen x

Suzilou said...

Hi Paul, what fab gifts, you have some fantastic ideas, I have spent some time browsing through your blog and have loved everything you have done. Just brilliant x

Faye said...

Both these projects are 'beary' cute! Love 'em! Thanks for playing at Charisma again. x

Edith said...

Hi Paul! Thanks for visiting my blog, it allowed me to know yours. You have great cards and fantastic ideas. I love your door hanging treat holder tutorial.
TFS!
Hugs, Edith

Jenny said...

OHH..super cute...now I see what the girls were talking about! Congrats on the win!!!

Rae Anne said...

Who knew you had BBQs in Wales??? ;) Absolutely darling project - A win was well-deserved! Are you going to use it for recipes? :D MWAH!

Papertrails by a paper lover said...

this is the cutest gift set! I love the teddy bear wearing the apron! That is cool about the candy store selling individual colors. I wouldn't want to buy tons of bags and pick thru either. :-) Thanks for joining us at Charisma.

Cheryl said...

WOW these are fabulous and love your colouring!!!
xx

Catherine said...

Oh gosh these are soooo cute Paul ! I love this little bear... I will have to go to Ikea to buy come of those jars, they are fab ! The sweets look fab too !!! Smiles from Catherine

Kat said...

Really cute set. Thanks for joining us at Just Cute Bears this week.

Kat x

Monika Reeck said...

This is totally cute project Paul....love the cute stamp...

Maybe you like to join our Blog hop and challenge with western something..please take a look at Daisy Doodles Blog here :

http://daisydoodlescreativechallenges.blogspot.com/2010/08/saddle-up-pardners-blog-hopchallenge.html

Stacey said...

Fab little gifts Paul. You've inspired me to think outside the box more and not just make boring old square cards all the time!

It did make me laugh to think of you tucking in to the purple ones when they were supposed to be part of the effect! ~♥~

Annie said...

fabulous teddy bear projects! thanks for joining us at Just Cute Bears.
hugs, annie x

Chris (catt871) said...

WOW!!! I LOVE this project, what a GREAT gift idea!!!! I am soooo happy I stumbled upon your blog!!! VERY VERY VERY awesome work!!!
Chris