Thursday, 24 April 2014

Mother's Day James

Hello lovely people,

I don't know about you but the days off at Easter and then my usual day off yesterday has left me very confused about what day of the week it is right now.
So, in case anyone else isn't sure, it is THURSDAY so that means it's time for a new challenge at Crafty Little Fairies and our theme is...


We are sponsored by...

My favourite furry friend has to be the adorable James from LOTV and this is the card I made for my Mum for Mother's Day.  It's a fairly simple design, made before my new stash of flowers arrived, but I  wouldn't have added flowers anyway as it really doesn't need anything else IMHO.

I kept the shading quite light on James and paper pieced the heart adding a different little scrap for the patch.  I wasn't sure how well it would work given the placement of his paws on the heart but a little care with the cutting out and it's all fine!

Card recipe;
Image: James - big heart - LOTV
DP: Vintage autumn basics - Maja Designs
Swirl: Leaf and swirl die - Magnolia Doohickey
Twine: ivory button twine - The Ribbon Girl
Tags: Sentiment tags (set 24 & set 69) - LOTV

Copic colours;
James: E41/42/43/44
Rose: R39/59/89 & YG97/99
Ground: T 0/1/2/3/4

If you pop over to Crafty Little Fairies you can check out the fabulous creations from my teamies.  Don't forget that from next week our challenge goes monthly!

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

Kat xx


Marianne's Craftroom said...

Stunning. I love the soft colours Nd the paper pieced heart to match the backing is gorgeous

Sarah said...

Yup, I'm confused too kat, added to which I have been doing holiday cover so I really don't know where I am!! Bet your Mum loved her card, it's gorgeous!! xx

Sue said...

This is stunning Kat. I love cute James with his pretty paper pieced heart. The papers really are gorgeous and I love your layout too.
Hugs Sue xx

jimlynn said...

No flowers needed on this beautiful card! I love the coloring on that little bear and the paper pieced heart is perfect. A beautiful card!

Lorraine said...

Awww, he is so sweet! Gorgeous colour scheme too.
Lorraine x

Anonymous said...

Super cute I LOVE james hes such a darling and love your paper piecing! YOU know TTT has paper piecing this week girlie! xx hugs me x

Faye Wynn-Jones said...

To be fair, I never know what day it is, but something does feel odd this week! I love your card. The paper pieced heart looks fab x

Craftin Suzie (Susan Wykes) said...

Hi Kat what a fab card love the paper pieced heart! Susan x

Pop's Cards said...

WOW sweetie this is just amazing, hugs Pops x x x

Jennifer said...

Yet another gorgeous card, Kat! Your colouring of James is the fur effect and your shading. Your paper piecing is perfect too.

I have to giggle at your comment, and the other commenters, about being confused...spare a thought for we poor is the last week of the school holidays, we had the Easter break last weekend, and yesterday was Anzac Day, so this weekend is another long weekend. Now THAT'S confusion!!! (add in my frequent 'senior moments' too).

Oh dear, I think I may have to go and make a cup of where did I put that kettle??

Jennifer. x

Rebecca Bradshaw said...

Such an elegant design with the fabulous flourish! Love your paper pieced heart and cute James of course!

Marilyn said...

Oh, I want to be your Mum Kat so I could have got this gorgeous card! It's gorgeous!

Chrissy said...

Gorgeous card little James and your fabulous colouring.


Wishcraft said...

Perfect just as it is, and I love the paper pieced heart... Lovely card :o) Hugs, Lisa x

Anet's Crafting said...

Your card is beautiful Kat, I love that LOTV image it is so cute. Beautiful papers.

Unknown said...

I love the paper piecing Kat it looks absurdly fabulous. Grey combination of colours as always. And James bear never fails to be adorable - great card! Xx