Wednesday, 8 October 2014

Sweet James in the snow


How much stash do you have that hasn't seen the light of day for a while. Well I haven't used my X cut shape tool for absolutely ages. I got it out and thought either use it or sell it. Mmm, the diamond shape worked perfectly with the image so I am keeping it and going to use it. The larger shapes are particularly useful for scrapbooking.  I was lucky enough to win a £10 LOTV voucher last week so I got 3 new stamps including this older James stamp which I needed. Last time I tried colouring on kraft card I wasn't very happy with it but this time I used Desert Storm colouring card from Crafter's Companion and I am delighted with the result. 
Image - LOTV
Medium - Copics
Papers - Carta Bella Bundled Up (lovely new papers)
Ribbon and button  - Crafty Ribbons
Punch - MS border
Other - Viva pearl pen, stickles, glitter twine from stash

Challenges
The Ribbon Girl Glitz and dazzle
  LOTV anything LOTV goes 
CCAYR Embellish it 
Country View Sparkle and shine 
Natalie and Amy Colouring on kraft 
Penny Black and more at Allsorts Get ahead for Christmas

I won't be around today as it is my Birthday. Hubby asked me what I wanted for my Birthday and I said clothes so we stayed overnight last night at a Premier Inn at Freeport, Braintree and today I will be shopping at the outlets there.

28 comments:

Stamps and Paper said...

Adorable card and lovely papers

Anne

Jacee said...

Love the layout on this one Marianne, great card!
Hugs Jacee
Simply Paper Card Design

Sammy said...

Love his fur Marianne. Gorgeous! And such great papers too. x

misteejay said...

Super card Marianne.

Have a wonderful birthday and enjoy your shopping.
Toni xx

julie_woolston said...

Absolutely gorgeous Marianne the die is perfect for this stamp and many more I imagine too. I have loads of stuff i haven't used.
Hugs Julie xxxx

Diane said...

"" Happy Birthday Marianne ""

Hope you have a super day sweetie !!

Cute card.

hugs Diane xx

Squirrel x said...

The bestest James stamp EVER, love this one, and he looks fab on the kraft hun. HAPPY BIRTHDAY to you, hope you don't break the bank with all that shopping! Hugs xx

Sue said...

This is gorgeous Marianne. Adorable James and fabulous colouring. I love the papers too.
Sue xx

Rainey's Craft Room said...

Aww another James card, he is so cute, I love his fur Marianne, great colouring.
Lorraine

Whisper said...

Oooo Happy Birthday today and have fun shopping at the outlets too.

I'm not surprised you had to have this cutie and great papers, it's funny how sometimes old things inspire you to use them !, Luv Sam x

brenda said...

Hanging head in shame as I fall well into that category as well Marianne. But there again don't most of us ?

Another lovey crimbo card, the bear is coloured to perfection and such bright and happy DP's.

No secret that I can't colour in for toffee so used that as an excuse to order the new chameleon pens from C&C, who knows I just might managed a half passable image eventually.

Thanks for joining in at Penny Black and More challenge again.

B x

Debbie said...

Happy birthday to you.Have a wonderful day - retail therapy - I can't think of anything betterto do to celebrate your special day. Adorable card, must try colouring on kraft.Hugs Debbie x

Lorraine said...

A gorgeous card Marianne. I do love James the bear and he looks fabulous.

Happy Birthday, hope you have a lovely day out.
Lorraine x

Pollard Carole said...

just so lovely James is gorgeous love this card well done on your LOTV win,Love and Hugs Carole

Chrissy said...

I love this sweet image and fantastic fur colouring Marianne...gorgeous card..and a very happy Birthday to you.

luv CHRISSYxx

Sandra H said...

So beautiful is your card x

Linda Simpson said...

Aw bless James looks gorgeous and loving the papers. I hope you have had a wonderful birthday!
Hugs
Linda xxx

Carol S. said...

Happy birthday Marianne. 31 again?! Hope you have a lovely day shopping. Just love James the bear, so I just adore your card. Amazing colouring. Hugs, Carol S.xx

Francy said...

Beautiful!!! And... happy birthday!!! ;) Francy

Ellie said...

Such a sweet card, love all the layers and beautiful coloring!
Thanks so much for sharing with us at Penny Black and More!

cuilliesocks said...

Well Marianne, here I am trying to catch up. Your card is fabulous, I do like James he is so sweet, lovely christmas papers too, hugs Kate x

Astrid Maclean said...

What a great make, love what you did here! Thanks so much for adding it to our challenge at Countryview Challenges!

Anne said...

Thanks for entering the 'Anything Goes' challenge this month Marianne with your lovely card, always a pleasure to see our James being used!

Good luck!

Anne x
Lili of the Valley

Wiktoria Kinga said...

<3 urocza!!

Little K Smith said...

Aaaww this is gorgeous Marianne, I adore little James bear! And with my DT hat on, thank you for joining us at Winter Wonderland! :D
Kelly.x

Linby said...

Great layout with this cute bear, love the touch of glitter.
Thanks so much for sharing with us at Penny Black & More this month.
Lynn x
DT

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Really cute, love those papers & the shape you have used for James

Thank you for sharing with us at Natalie & Amy's this month, good luck!
Hugs Shell xx

Kimberly Clark said...

beautiful card - thanks so much for joining us at Christmas Card all Year 'round! Kimberly DT