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Wednesday, 17 September 2014

Beloved James

Hello chaps!  I hope this finds you fine and dandy, but sending you furry hugs if you are not up to scratch and wishing you well.

I have a spring in my step today as it is only two more days of work before the holibob and I am so looking forward to Friday.  Unfortunately for Toad, he will be working until Friday evening, but good for me because I get a whole wonderful day of uninterrupted crafting.  Just me and Vince (so I shall be called upon to top up his food bowl at regular intervals).  For a cat that is so skinny, I am not sure where he is packing the grub (and yes, we have had his thyroid levels checked) but on a good day we are waving goodbye to 3-4 pouches of Felix!

Anyhoo, I have been making a start on the C cards.  Once 1 September arrived I knew I couldn't put it off any longer.  To make the task a little easier, out came my beloved James Bear.

This is one of my very first LOTV James and it is Balancing Act
Painted with Distress Inks (ReInkers)
Papers are this year's Christmas collections (Modern and Vintage) from Dovecraft
Stitchy die is MFT Die-namics from the Blueprint 13 set
Gold edged rope border from stash
And the Ho ho ho sentiment is Cuddly Buddly

Did you notice?  Coordination!!  This time I actually sorted the papers before I started painting the image, lol.

Hugs to all
Squirrel xx


Elaine Hughes said...

Gorgeous!! :D

debby4000 said...

James is looking adorable and fabulous Christmas card.


Gorgeous card love the image and fabulous paper's
Hugs Dianne xx :)

Anonymous said...

A fab James-Christmas-card...:-)
Hugsss, Gaby

Ribbon Girl said...

I love James too and your card is lovely - have a great holiday! Our little westie (who is a giant among westies at 13kgs but vet says perfectly healthy and not overweight, just a very big doggy even though impeccable pedigree) only gets through one pouch of james wellbeloved each day plus a little diced chicken and some j. wellbeloved dry kibble for a bit of crunch! oh and a slice of wholemeal toast and pate for his supper! mary x

Marianne's Craftroom said...

You know I love James and the rich colours are fab

Doreen said...

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

Rainey's Craft Room said...

Oh he looks fabulous in his red Christmas hat, he definitely is THE most adorable bear stamp. You have made a lovely Christmas card with him and your papers are lovely too.

McCrafty's Cards said...

Beautiful card Squirrel, I like the James image, he has always been my fav bear and still is.
Kevin xx

Alison59 said...

SO cute. Give vince a cuddle from me xx

Annette said...

I noticed the colour matching, and it looks fab. I love JAMES! and the sentiment is lovely too. I'm also really loving these stitched effect dies at the moment. Might have to take a peek at some more as I'm using the ones I have a bit obsessively!
Roll on Friday!

Lorraine said...

A gorgeous Christmas card Squirrel. James looks adorable and beautifully painted.
Lorraine x

Ella's Design said...

Sweet card, Squirrel! That James bear is adorable and you've coloured him beautifully! Love the muted Christmas tones and pretty papers, hugs, Lisa x

Sarah said...

A gorgeous "James" card Squirrel, love the papers. xx

Mickymunchkin's little space said...

Yes, I did notice :) Love the choice of colours and the bear is really cute! :)
Hey, I just survived a visit at the dentist's :) So glad I got that behind me again :) Just thought I'd share it with you, maybe we could party a bit together? ;)
Hugs to you,

The Little Stamper said...

Oh how I LOVE adorable James. Your have made him look smashing Squirrel and I love those brown tones too….so classy!

Sharon x

Sue said...

This is gorgeous Squirrel, totally adorable image and I love those papers.
hugs Sue xx

Chrissy said...

Gorgeous card Squirrel..love little James and he is beautifully coloured..love the rich papers and colours..fabulous.


Dot said...

I love James, he is such a cutie and your colouring of him is fab- and yes; I did notice...
hugs Dorte

Jackie said...

Another gorgeous image and card Squirrel. I always colour mine and then do a frantic search of the craft room to find matching colours of card/paper :o)
Jackie xx

Kat W said...

Beautifully co-ordinated and absolutely gorgeous - really love that DP! James is the cutest and you have coloured him perfectly :-)

Big hugs, Kat xx

thecraftycavalier said...

LOVE IT! Ahhh. Just love this bear and your colouring is fabulous. Great card hun. Mwah xxxxxxxxxx

coops said...

so stunning squirrel.james is adorable and i love your lush rich papers :D

xx coops xx

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Very cute! Love the matching papers in the background.

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