Friday, February 16, 2018

Bear on a Bike...Inspired by All the Little Things Challenge #79, TIME OUT Challenge #103~Hobbies, Simon Says Wednesday Challenge~Add a Die Cut

Hello,

Popping in, between Olympic events/commercials (currently watching speed skating, which is quite the intense sport, indeed!), to share this card...


My cycling bear was inspired by two challenges: the first, from the image....

Inspired by All the Little Things Challenge #79 (sparked by the bike, colours, brick wall, "love"...because I LOVE bikes...)

and the second, for the theme.  


Many of you know that from May through November, one of my past-times/hobbies/passions is my role as a Provincial A bike racing official (aka: commissaire) in the disciplines of road racing (including road events spanning up to 130km; criteriums, which are sketch-fest circuit races; and time-trials, which are fixed distance events), mountain bike racing and cyclo-cross racing (which are hot hot hot in the Fall here, in the US and, especially, in Europe).  I LOVE bike races, even though I do NOT race. The cycling shoes being clipped into pedals...a sound that gives me a thrill, even after all these years. I'm hoping, at some point, to elevate to a National level in Road or 'cross...Anyway, excited for the season to being; bring on the bikes! Yayyyyy....

Also sharing at:

Simon Says Wednesday Challenge~Add A Die Cut

Thank you for dropping by!


14 comments:

Carole said...

Love this card Carol...so crisp and fresh and a great take on the photo. You certainly are full of good ideas design wise and also inspiration for us mere mortals!!.. Trust you are no longer able to use flu as an excuse to cuddle up in front of the telly...lol...seriously hope you are better and raring to go girl! Hugs xx

Happy Dance said...

I do know of your love of bike racing, and am not surprised at your sweet bear on the bike card! I love this set, and if I hadn't been all naughty this week, I would have popped him into my cart this week, lol!! This is one darling card!! Your coloring is spot-on, and against that brick wall, it's perfect. This is is just fantastic! I'm calling "winner-winner" on this card! Love it!! Bev

Joyce said...

What an adorable card. Perfectly captures what we know is your passion for biking. Also, for card making, and cute little bears! Thanks so much for playing along at Time Out this week.

~amy~ said...

Oh now how CUTE is this?!

Leigh Penner said...

This is so fun! Fabulous take on the inspiration photo, Carol!

Gerrina said...

Super to translate your great hobby into that sweet bear image! Love the coloring! Thank you for joining us at TIME OUT! And enjoy the rest of the Olympics!

Bobby said...

He is just so cute delivering his flowers, Carol, and perfect for both challenges.

Anita in France said...

Now wouldn't this little cutie be something to see during one of your officiating ventures, Carol ... he's adorable set among all those fabulous florals! Great depiction of your awesome hobby! Delighted to have you playing along with us at Time Out! Hugs, Anita :)

Virginia Lu said...

How ADORABLE is this! When I saw it over IG, it made me smile BIG! So glad that you join the fun over Simon Says Stamp Wednesday “Add a Die Cut” Challenge! Awesome details and design! Super work! Hope you are coping with the cold weather...it's brrrr here today (and every day!).

Susanne Vargas said...

Your sweet bear transporting flowers on his bike would be a winner in my bike race if I were a commisaire! Love the white wall background!
Hope your are feeling better!

sandie said...

This card is just fab,so full of texture and colour and so perfect for our challenge-we all know your love of cycling. Thanks for joining Time Out

Jeanne said...

I've tried to leave a comment on this blog post for a couple of mornings. However, I have a dog that sometimes believes he is a lap dog and while I've been reading blogs the past few days, he's chosen the that time to insist on hanging out on my lap. LOL Once I get his long form situated so he doesn't fall off, I can no longer type! LOL It's pretty funny. What we don't do for our furry friends. For some reason, he's no where near me this morning, so yay! Fantastic card. Oh my gosh, I adore that bear on the bike. You've colored him and the flowers wonderfully! I think that brick embossed background is fantastic, too. Makes me smile in delight! How wonderful that this challenge suits your unique hobby! Thanks for sharing some details about it. Have an awesome day, my friend! Hugs! :)

Shelly said...

Oh, love this!! Perfect take on the inspiration photo!
I'm sure you can't wait until it's bike racing time! :)

Cornelia (fun stamping) said...

I found him totally delightful on Instagram, but he is even better here! #fatbearlove!