Friday, March 20, 2009

The Ultimate Blog Party!

I've just joined in with The Ultimate Blog Party being held by 5 Minutes for Mom.  Do go along and join in the fun and there are also some great prizes to win.  If I had the chance I'd like to win the $100 gift certificate to Pedal cars and Retro or Rocking Horse to Love!

Welcome to all the new friends joining me here. I create Artist Bears & Friends as well as a new range of nostalgic Prints and Cards showing the adventures that the Bumpkin Bears get up to in their little village by the woods. If you'd like to be kept up to date with new items then just send me an email to join my mailing list. I love blogging and meeting new people so thanks so much for stopping by and saying hi :)

A new Bumpkin Bears Spring illustrated Print is on it's way soon as well as a new Alpaca bear, in the meantime have a look at my Easter Print Sale in my Etsy store. Have a great weekend and don't forget the cupcakes for the party, here is one of my Prints titled "One Cupcake is never enough"! Oh so true :)

Beary Hugs, Catherine and my Bears x


  1. I love your drawings of the bears. Thanks for sharing.

  2. I'm party hopping! Hop on over to my party if you have time!

  3. Your prints and cards are super cute! I just adore your Etsy store :O) Happy UBP '09!!!!

  4. Hehehehe I like the way that Bear is rubbin his tummy! Hehehee! He is full up an carnt eet mor cayke but he is still sittin on it so nowun else gets it. A Bear arfter my own tummy!

  5. Hello, thanks so much for the lovely comment on my blog. Your work is fantastic, just checked out your etsy shop. That's so nice that you're also getting married this summer. Best time of year for it(fingers crossed anyway!)

  6. I'm party hopping! I added your Etsy store to my favorites. I love, love, love your work! Hop on over to my blog when you get time.

  7. realy cute drawing of a great looking bear
    partying with the ubp come and visit my party as well

  8. Hi there! Nice to meet you. I'm here from the UBP and I look forward to getting to know you more this week.


  9. Nice to meet you!

    Talk about a party!

    I'm quite intrigued and am learning how to get around!

    Just stopping by from 5minutes for moms blog party!

  10. Your creations are JUST SO adorable! :))))

  11. Stopping by from the UBP, love your prints and cards....adorable!

  12. Catherine,
    Thank you so much for stopping by my blog and leaving such a sweet comment!

    Your bears are just adorable, and your blog is equally lovely. :)

  13. Hi Catherine.
    Thanks for visiting my blog.
    I really like your cards - they are SO SO cute. What a great idea.
    Hugs, Tina

  14. I'm glad you enjoyed the photos of our vacation. I have so many! It is hard to capture the gorgeous islands of Hawaii.

    Thank you for visiting and have a lovely Sunday

  15. Your bears are so cute. Party hopping and participating too so stop in and visit.

  16. oh my gosh you're bears are sooooo cute!!! i love your illustrations and your etsy store! They're adorable!

  17. Thanks for participating in the UPB....glad I found you! This is my first time participating in the event, and it's been a blast getting to visit all the other sites. Swing by my site, The IE Mommy, to view my UPB post. Thanks for the fun!

  18. thanks for coming by my blog! It was great to meet you and find your site too!

  19. Your bears are absolutely adorable!!! I also love your blog! I am a huge fan of Colbie Caillat! (I think that's one reason I got a Jeep and bought my husband a guitar for Christmas!!!) I'm so glad you found me. Your work is exactly the kind of art we need in this world--full of joy!

  20. Hello Catherine, thank you for visiting my blog. I have been visiting your bears and I think they are adorable. I mostly collect Russ Berrie Bears because I love the expressions on their faces. The two bears in my avatar are Blueberry and Thornberry. Thornberry went off to University with my eldest daughter Ali. Shes reading English - he's reading Apiaryism - bee keeping and research to you and me! Blueberry is at home with me - he's actually my husband Tony's bear. I was delighted you left me a comment. Jane x

  21. I gotta be honest here and say that I don't usually like teddy bears but your are just so adorable. Love the cupcake one and your etsy store is super cute!!

  22. Hi, I'm stopping over as part of my party blog hopping. It is very nice to meet you and your blog. I have a toddler learning/fun activity site at; I'd love to have you come visit sometime. Have a magical day!

    your illustrations are adorable!

  23. Man I love your site!! I really love your Panda Bear you have created, Su Lin! I have a 5 1/2 daughter that we have adopted from China, and one more on the way.
    I may have to save up my pennies for this.

  24. Hi Catherine-

    The bears are adorable!

    I am just stopping in from The Ultimate Blog Party to say hello. Come by my place to enter to win a LeapFrog Tag Reading System and some books. :)

    The Divine Miss Mommy

  25. Hello! Poppin’ in from The Ultimate Blog Party…all the way from Queensland, Australia! G’Day! I hope you have time to visit my party soon.


    I want to invite you to the Mommie Daze Virtual Baby Shower that I am hosting May 15 to June 8. This is an international even and there are prizes! Stop by my blog for all the details.

  26. That party sounds like fun! Your cards get cuter and cuter, my friend! :o) Happy Day ((HUGS))

  27. Stopping by from UBP to say "hi" - party on :-)

  28. Hello there! I am dropping in from the UBP to say hello and to introduce myself. My name is Erin and I am from Georgikids (my etsy shop)I also have a blog with that name. Please drop in sometime! I am hosting a Georgikids Shindig in honor of the big party week for the next few days over at my blog, so stop by and say hello, join in on the fun, pick up some yummy party recipes, etc... I look forward to seeing you there!

    I Love your blog by the way! And your bears...they are ADORABLE!!!!


  29. Thanks for stopping by to say Hi :o)

    Your bears are simply adorable!!!

  30. Hullo!!!

    I'm goin to hav a blog pawty this weekend to sellybrate my 500th post :@} wud yu like to pop by?

    Festivitys kik off tomorro at noon UK time an larst till midnite Sunday!
    Pleez come by!
    Leev sum jokes in the comments sekshun ov Friday's post fer evrywun.

    Weel be havin cayke, ginger beer, scooby snaks an a serprize speshul gest!!!!!

    Pleez come it won't be the sayme wivowt yu!


  31. Cruising over from the big UBP to say hi :)

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