Thursday, 19 December 2013

Crafty Little Fairies - anything goes

Hello lovely people,

Christmas is so very nearly here but there's still time for one last challenge at Crafty Little Fairies and all the pink and blue fairies are joining in this time with our theme of...


We are lucky enough to have TWO sponsors this week;

Now, I am very happy to report that I finished all my Christmas cards and they were all posted on Monday :-)  However, I have a habit of buying lots of Christmas stamps and not getting round to using them all, and this year was no different with a gorgeous James bear stamp from LOTV un-inked.  Well, that just wouldn't do so here he is...

It is a bit of a 'greatest hits' card for me with my fave Maja Design papers, my fave snowflake dies and some seam binding tied with twine but it all just works for me :-)
James is in his favourite blue scarf and hat and there is a touch of sparkle from some Stardust Stickles on the snow.

Card recipe;
DP: vintage frost basics - Maja Designs
Dies: small snowflake set from Impression Obsession

Copic colours;
Fur: E40/41/42/43
Hat  /scarf: B91/93/95/97 & T0/1 on furry bits
Mallet / signpost: E44/47/49
Sign: T8/9/10/100 (hat) & YR18/27 (nose) & T0/1/2
Ground: T0/1/2

This challenge will run for 2 weeks to give all of us Fairies a chance to rest our wings over Christmas and we will be back with a new challenge on 2nd January 2014!  There are so many gorgeous cards to inspire you over at Crafty Little Fairies and I hope you find some time over the festive period to join in :-)

Thanks for visiting and I really appreciate any comments that you leave,

Kat xx

Challenges I am entering;
1.  Inky Chicks (Christmas)
2.  As You Like It (fave Christmas stamp - well, for now it is because I am so happy I finally got to use him!)
3.  Papertake Weekly (last Christmas)
4.  Top Tip Tuesday (snowflakes)
5.  ABC (blue, bows and bling)


Anonymous said...

Gorgeous, Kat!!! I love all of your cards so much!! Clean & layered !! Just perfect in every way!! I have to apologize for not being around -- I plan to catch up this weekend on all of the posts that I've missed!! Hugs to you & thank you for always visiting!!
Your blog is such a treat to me -- I don't like to miss a thing!! Hugs & I'll be back soon!! Xo

Sue said...

This is gorgeous. All my favourite things too - adorable James Bear, beautiful papers and pretty snowflakes. Your colouring is fabulous too.
hugs Sue xx

Marianne's Craftroom said...

I am so glad I bought this one as he is gorgeous and I am loving him in blue, fab card

Rebecca Bradshaw said...

Hi Kat. Beautiful card, I love everything about it! Great layout, the papers are gorgeous and the snowflakes are the perfect finishing touch. Can't wait to see more of your creations!

Christine L said...

Hi Kat

Ok... admission time... although I'm not telling you QUITE how many LOTV stamps sit on my desk unused this Christmas... I will just say there ARE some!! LOL! Still... they won't got off and will be ready early for next year! LOL

This card is fabulous... loving that little bear (which is one I DON'T have..hmmm)... and the beautiful papers and snowflakes set him off perfectly!

Big hugs
Christine x

Sam K said...

Gorgeous card, so glad you inked him up. Love the texture for his fur you've coloured, beautiful. Hugs x Thank you for joining us over at Top Tip Tuesday Challenges x
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Faye Wynn-Jones said...

Oh my gosh, this is cute and that little bear looks so soft and furry I can almost feel him! Great colouring. The texture is FAB X

Annette said...

Oooh Kat, this is one of my favourite LOTV stamps this year. I love James (I'm so glad they've brought him back) and this one is a firm favourite as soon as I saw him. I love your colouring of his fluffy fur too. Your shading is lovely and he looks so cute and cuddly.
Annette - Netty's Cards
Proud to design for :
Crafty Little Fairies,
Top Tip Tuesday,
ABC Christmas,
As You Like It,
Pink Gem Designs,
The Stamp Basket, and

Nancy said...

Gorgeous card, Kat! I love the layering and the stitching! The image is just too cute and beautifully coloured! A Very Merry Christmas to you! :o)

Unknown said...

Beautiful card Kat, just perfect for this time of year. Thanks for entering our ABC Challenge, Merry Christmas, Carol

Wishcraft said...

Oh I have LOTS of stamps still un-inked, including at least 3 new James bear stamps... maybe next year! Gorgeous card Kat, such a great layout and fab colouring too. Merry Christmas hun :o) Hugs, Lisa x

Anonymous said...

Happy Christmas Kat! Gorgeous card LOVE how you coloured James so beautifully done! hugs me x

Jennifer said...

What is there to say Kat, except...gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous!!!!

Jennifer. x

Nikki said...

Love what you have created for our challenge at ABC Challenges. A gorgeously cute image, some lovely DSP and a great layout. Just beautiful.


Natalie Laurijssen said...

Your card looks gorgeous! It fits our challenge perfectly. Thank you for joining us at The abc challenges and good luck!