Sunday, 4 November 2012

James The bear …


Good morning crafters, it’s very frosty here this morning and feels really quite wintry. Hopefully it will thaw and turn into a lovely sunny Autumn day and then I can do a bit of clearing in the garden.

I had to be up at 7.30am (yes, on a Sunday, that was a shock!) as we’ve got the decorators in so I’m trying to keep out of the way. I still have a cough, 5 weeks on I’m still not 100% and the dust is making me wheeze quite a lot. An hour in the garden and then the rest of the day crafting  …just what the Dr ordered!


This is a card I made using one of the mini masterpiece sheets, they’re so great for a quick card and this one is James In The Snow - beautifully coloured and ready to use. This is also one of my favourite stamps, I do have a little soft spot for our James The Bear!



Mini Masterpiece - James 


I’ve used the Frosty Christmas backing papers which has been the most popular of our 6 new pads.

The snowflakes are cut with a Marianne die and then sprinkled with some Aged White Frantage. I think I’ve got all the colours they do now and I’ve been using it a lot. The Stamp Man has had 20% off all the Stampendous products if you’re looking for it at a good price

The sentiment is a Christmas Grungy Message  and the little tags are from the Christmas Mini Icon Tags

The white spiders web is available in our showroom but if you can’t get to visit us in Leeds then have a look on The Ribbon Girl as I think Mary will probably stock it


That’s it from me, enjoy the rest of your weekend




  1. Gorgeous card I love James the bear and you have coloured him beautifully. The layout is fab. Hope your cough improves soon. Caroline xxx

  2. Hi Anne,
    Such a sweet image,
    loving your colour combo,
    enjoy your hour in the garden,
    its pouring down here in Banbury,
    Heather & Bronwyn x x

  3. Awwww I love James Bear too!! I think there should be a fan club for him!! I love the papers you have used and the sentiment works perfectly.
    I hope you manage to avoid the dust and enjoy the rest of the day.
    Hugs Sue

  4. Love this image and how you have used it Anne,
    Love blues on christmas cards.

    Hugs Kelly

  5. I love James Bear, he's just perfect for male and female Christmas cards :D and he's just so cute! I love the backing paper, I haven't got this pad yet but I really must - it's gorgeous! I love your snowflakes too.

    Tags xx

  6. Ciao Anne bellissima card, dolcissimo l'orsetto
    Ciao da Ale

  7. Another stunner, Anne.....and you just reminded me I need more of this fabby paper pad...hahaa!

  8. He's lovely Anne. I LOVE JAMES!!! I've just stamped this one and painted him this afternoon. Yours looks lovely. I should have come here first for inspiration.

  9. beautiful card Anne - love the grungy sentiments and looking forward to playing with mine later! Hugs rachel xx

  10. An hour in the garden, lucky you, I would have to get my swimming cozzy out to get to the bottom of my garden, lol! Hope it helps to get rid of your cough. This card is gorgeous, I love James & you have reminded me that I have some die cuts stashed away somewhere, so I'm off to dig them out!

  11. Gorgeous card Anne. James looks fabulous and I love your layout.
    Hope the decorating is going well.
    Lorraine x

  12. This is gorgeous Anne. Love the image and the layout.
    Hugs Sharon. x

  13. Hi Anne,been checking out your recent post and they are all lovely.This little bear is oh so cute,what a lovely design.Jacqueline.S

  14. Wow, so GORGEOUS! Saw it featured on LOTV Facebook. So glad I did so I could "discover" your blog :-)

    Instead of Ironing Blogspot

  15. Beautifully done, Anne! NO wonder everyone is mad about this cute bear. He looks adorable and your coloring make it pop out fabulously!
    Hugs, Iulia


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