Sunday, 3 November 2013

The return of James Bear

Hello lovely people,

I hope you have been having a lovely weekend and not getting too spooked!  We went to a Halloween Party last night and the costumes were wonderful; even Otto the dog had a little skeleton outfit on!

This is Dr Hubby, and if you don't recognise the costume it is the eponymous 'superhero' from the film Kick-Ass!

I went for a more traditional Halloween costume...

Back to business though and it's on with the Christmas cards for me, using the fab new sketch from the Papertake Weekly Challenge for inspiration this time;

So, I am absolutely loving this James Bear stamp and thought he would look fab teamed with some frosty colours and snowflakes.  I have gone for several layers as usual and distressed them with a Tim Holtz distressing tool before inking them just a touch and stitching them.

I have coloured James pretty much the same as my last card using him but with a different colour hat and scarf!  I also gave the snow some Liquid Pearls treatment :-)

The snowflakes are a new die for me and wow, they are just gorgeous - so detailed and elegant :-)  I have to say that the Impression Obsession dies are always such good quality, cut beautifully and look fabulous.

Card recipe;
Image: James Bear in the snow - LOTV
DP: Vintage Spring Basics - Maja Designs
Lace - Venice Petit - Live and Love Crafts (but I can't see it in the shop anymore)
Dies: Small snowflake set - Impression Obsession (available from Dies to Die For)
Sentiment: Handwritten Christmas Sentiments - Pink Petticoat
Pearls: from The Hobby House

Copic colours;
Fur: E40/41/42/43
Scarf / hat: T0/3 & B91/93/95
'White' bit of hat: T0/1/2/blender
Ground: T0/1/3/blender

I would like to enter this card in the following challenges;
1.  Papertake Weekly (sketch)
2.  The Hobby House (pearls)
3.  Top Tip Tuesday (seasons - mine is winter of course!)
4.  Simon Says Stamp (anything goes)
5.  Totally Gorjuss (anything goes with snow)

Thanks for visiting and I wish you all a good week :-)

Kat xx


Marianne's Craftroom said...

Great pic and love your beautiful outfit. As for your card, fab colouring and love the soft background, so love James x

Elaine Stark said...

I love this Ted and the colours are super. Great colouring too. Thanks for joining top Tip Tuesday. Elaine

Sue said...

Fabulous photos, your outfits looks wonderful!
Your card is gorgeous Kat, I am sure you know by now how much I love James bear. Your colouring is perfect, I love the papers and snowflakes too.
Hugs Sue

Anonymous said...

Oh Kat brilliant photos and LOVE your costume too! James is coloured beautifully love your card and it could not be anything else but Christmas! Thanks for Playing along with us this time at Top Tip Tuesday Challenge, hugs Samantha :0)

Wishcraft said...

Gorgeous colouring and love the papers, fab card... Great photos too :o) Hugs, Lisa x

Christine L said...

Gorgeous card... love the colours you've used there.... and hmmm I have those PP sentiments too... now why don't I think to use them?

Thanks for sharing the fab pics too!
Christine x

Unknown said...

This is so sweet. :) Love the color combination and your perfect coloring!
Have an awesome day...

Anonymous said...

Hi Kat, love the photo's and don't you look fabulous in that outfit, great interpretation of the sketch and so cute, love the distressing and thank you for mentioning the Hobby House pearls, a perfect finishing touch, thanks for joining us at the Hobby House
Hugs Kate xx

Donna Ellis said...

Fun photos, Cat, and darling card! Did the bear go to the party, too? Very sweet, and the cutest coloring ever! hugs, de

Mary J said...

Looks like you had a lot of fun, Kat! And your card is - as usual! - gorgeous!

Anonymous said...

Those are some fun Halloween pics!!! Great costumes!! I haven't seen any bad cards on your blog ... Cards for me or otherwise!! You said on my blog today that you weren't sure about guys cards --- all of your cards are lovely !! :))

I have a new candy starting in case you are interested... :)) :))

Have a great week!!

Squirrel x said...

Oooh don't you look the cheeky witch missus, great costume! Absolutely loving your James card, awesome work on his fur, and the colours are fabulous. Brilliant hun. Hugs Sxx

Pami said...

This is just gorgeous Kat, I really love the colours. Thanks for sharing with us at the Hobby House this month and good luck! Pami x

Melissa said...

I love this stamp and what you have done with it.
Thanks for joining us at Totally Gorjuss