Monday, 27 January 2014

Lovely James

Hello lovely people,

I had a wonderful weekend catching up with my friends and despite the wine consumed on Saturday night I was feeling quite sprightly on Sunday morning!
Today I have had a day off work so have been getting in some crafting time and I have a little CAS card to share with you today featuring one of the new LOTV James bear stamps.
I am enjoying making CAS cards at the moment and this one was a CASE of a fab layout that Lisa did (see the original here), although I have added the chevron strips at the sides.

I love all the different ways to colour James so this time I tried a new colour combo and tried for a very soft effect with lots of light fur and small amounts of shading.  I guess I was trying for something akin to what others achieve with distress inks and I'm really quite pleased with him!

Card recipe;
DP: December documented - Simple Stories

Copic colours;
Fur: E30/31/55/43
Heart: R37/39/59
Patch: T1/2/3
Rose: R39/59/89 & G94/99
Shading all round image: T0 (just to stop it being so bright against the Kraft!)

I think this little chap is destined to be Dr Hubby's Valentine's Day card as I know he is a fan of the CAS card!  So, that will be a first for me, not forgetting it was coming up and making something at the very last minute!  Oh, and there is no chance he will see this on my blog before then as he really is not that interested!

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

Kat xx

Challenges I am entering;
1.  As You Like It (fave CAS - for me it usually involves fussy cutting, strips of DP and some twine with tags - I like the pops of colour against the clean background and it's great for male cards!) 
2.  Cute Card Thursday (so sweet)
3.  Totally Gorjuss (furtastic)
4.  Craft Mojo (all things new - my gorgeous James stamp!)


Sarah said...

Great job Kat, I think the image speaks volumes so lends itself to CAS. Thanks for sharing at AYLI too xx

Michelle Short said...

Stunning card, I love your colouring on the image x

Kelly Lloyd said...

Haha my hubby's the same with my blog kat.. Don't even think he listens when I talk to him about it lol..

Your card is gorgeous, I love the cas layout and the fab new James bear stamp

Hugs Kelly

Rebecca Bradshaw said...

I really love this style and you do it so well! Gorgeous colouring too.

Wishcraft said...

He's adorable - I still haven't coloured mine and I really must! Gorgeous card hun, love the colours :o) Hugs, Lisa x

PS. no, don't mind being CASEd at all! xx

Donna Ellis said...

Such a SWEET card, Kat! Love the halo you achieved around the fussy cut bear - it really makes your image stand out, and the shading quite noticeable! WONDERFUL shading in both the bear and the large area around of the heart. That is difficult for me. Kat, So sorry I have not been able to visit your blog regularly this month - the bingo game is taking all my time and energy - and will until it is completed.
hugs, de

Sue said...

Awwwww I adore cuddly James with his big heart. Your colouring is fabulous and I love the layout too.
Glad you had a good weekend.
hugs Sue xx

Nancy said...

Ooh, Kat!! It's absolutely fabulous! Teddy Bears are one of my favorite things...and this one is just too sweet! I love your colouring of the image, and your wonderful design! :o)

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous card Kat so cute James is a real darling isn't he!
LOVE the kraft with the tags and twine.

Thanks for joining in with our challenge at As You Like It,
hugs Samantha :0)

Craftin Suzie (Susan Wykes) said...

Fabulous card Kat your CAS design is lovely. My DH never looks at my blog either! Susan x

jimlynn said...

Love, love, triple LOVE!!! So perfect!

Anonymous said...

Oh my, so sweet !!! He does look like he was colored w: distress inks!!
Beautiful & soft colors !! :))
Plus, James LOTV is super cute anyway !!
Glad you had fun this weekend !! :))

Christine L said...

Hi Kat

You've really nailed that bear colouring... James looks fabulous in his paler shades!! And oooh the heart too... so difficult to get red shading just right!

Loving the CAS style... you've really managed that fabulously too.. there's going to be no stopping you now!

Big hugs
Christine x

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Catching up after my hol, what a cute card, lovely cas style x

debby4000 said...

Such a gorgeous, adorable card.

Unknown said...

Lovely James, lovely LO, lovely colouring, lovely texture. Do you get the idea that I love this card. xxx

Pop's Cards said...

Hi sweetie, this is just gorgeous, love the colour choices you have chosen, perfect creation, huggles Pops x x

Unknown said...

What a cutie he is! Lovely colouring, a good job well done on the expanse that is the heart :)
Kerry x x

Annette said...

He's gorgeous Kat. I love your colouring of James. I was going to use this image last weekend, and got all the bits out ready to start, with the layout planned in my head, only to realise that I'd not bought this image! D'oh I was SURE I had! LOL Whoops!. I'm sure your hubster will love him, and yes, like yours, mine probably doesn't even know my blog address, even though I've shown him a few times. He's just not interested! Mind you, I'm not interested in looking at websites that sell the hideous trainers he seems to like, so fair's fair! LOL

gail said...

Gorgeous card, love the CAS, the image is so sweet. Gail

Little K Smith said...

Aaawww how cute is this! I adore little James bear and the design is fab too :)