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Friday, 24 January 2014


Evening all!  Sorry I am late making an appearance today.  I meant to schedule this last night to post this morning but when Toad got in from work at 7.30 the conversation went something like:
"Tiko (his manager) needs a card for his wife's birthday"
"Oh, ok, when it is?" (already suspecting the answer)
"Tomorrow".  So that was my evening taken care of!

Anyhoo, I just wanted to share with you another card featuring the most adorable bear in the world.  I made this for a dear friend who is having a rough time at work at the moment, just to send a  reassuring squishy hug in an envelope.

This little chap is LOTV's James - Daisy
Painted with Distress Inks (ReInkers)
Sentiment is Hobby Arts
Butterfly punch from Tesco!
Subtle corner punch by Woodware
Matting layer and butterflies from white card coloured with a ProMarker

I suspect you may be seeing a lot of James on my blog over the next few months so I will apologise in advance in case you have a bear phobia or something equally odd.  I mean, come on, who could have a phobia of teddies?!

Anyhoo, happy news is I have a long weekend as I have a day in lieu of time worked at Christmas so I am planning a crafty day with cat cuddling interludes (he is back to the vet Monday night) and I am really looking forward to just being able to sit down and play for as long as I fancy without someone worrying about when his dinner will be ready!

See you all tomorrow, probably

Hugs, Squirrel xx


Rebecca Bradshaw said...

A beautiful card! Such a cute image and I love the shade of blue you used.

Claire said...

Another adorable card - I absolutely love James (and may have to marry him too LOL) so you can post him on your blog as much as you want - I still have a load of the new stamps to in up so you will be seeing him alot on mine too. Have a lovely weekend hun. Hugs, Claire x PS. There is candy on my blog if you are interested.

Annette said...

James is ADORABLE hun, and your big squishy hugs in the form of a beautifully painted James card is such a wonderfully kind thought.

This card couldn't fail to make the day brighter and I just love that sentiment.
It's perfect hun. Utterly perfect.

Big squishy hugs right back at ya.
ps can I be cheeky and ask what colour(s) you used to paint his body? I tend to use Vintage Photo but I really love this pale look.

Faith A said...

You know I'm not a stamper, but this little image could send me that way, so instead of me going out to buy, just keep him coming LOL.

Fabulous card, your friend will be cheered up no end.

Boxofcolours said...

Ah he's a cutey - love it!
Jane xx

Doreen said...

This is gorgeous,love the fab image....xxx

Sue said...

Awwww I am sure your friend will know how much you care on seeing this gorgeous card. I adore that image and your colouring is wonderful - as always.
I hope you have a fabulous long weekend.
hugs Sue xx

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Awww... he's a cutie. Oh, I'm sure there is someone somewhere out there with a teddy bear phobia. They aren't on the right blog if they have it though. No, sireeee!

Amy E said...

What a beautiful card. I'm glad I don't have a teddy bear phobia because I can't wait to see what else!you create with your lovely stamps!!!

Joey said...

Wahahahaha, MEN EH?! I got have you got any baby cards or those box thingys - meaning exploding boxes, when do you need it for??? tommorrow, NO I didnt make it lol. x

Your card is beautiful hun. Joey xx

Loz said...

He is definitely the most adorable bear in the world! I've long been a fan of James and these new stamps are gorgeous!

Jackie said...

Another of your wonderful CAS card Squirrel, so beautifully coloured :o)
Jackie xx

Helen in the UK said...

Love the apparent simplicity of your James card ... really we know it's all in your superb shading! Happy long weekend :)

Julye said...

Your toad sounds like both my hubby and son as that is the kind of notice I get for not only cards but have even had it for fancy dress costumes. The best one was one days notice for an adam ant stand and deliver fancy dress costume and that included sourcing all the fabric too, but I managed it. thats why women are the super race lol.
i don't mind seeing James especially with his daisy as I think he's just super cute and love your creations too, thanks for sharing.


Hi Squirrel
Aw such a gorgeous and beautiful card just love the image and colour have a lovely weekend
Hugs Dianne xx :)

Kat W said...

I'm sure this card will brighten your friend's day as it's such a pretty design. The corner punch adds a really sweet touch of detail and the butterflies are cute!
Oh, and I am very much looking forward to seeing James overload on your blog and just in case you were wondering, your colouring here is fabulous!
Big hugs, Kat xx

Pop's Cards said...

Good morning sweetie this is gorgeous hugs Pops x

KraftyKoolKat said...

This is so totally cute, what a good friend you are to make this. I hope your friend soon stops having a bad time. Hope you enjoy the rest of your weekend.


Deborah said...

Adorable card Squirrel. I've no problem with seeing lots more of James on your blog (looking forward to it). Have a good weekend.

Deborah A

Dot said...

Cute card with sweet James, I'm looking forward to many more ;)
hugs Dorte

coops said...

so gorgeous squirrel.beautiful cas design and james is so sweet :D

xx coops xx

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