Friday, 24 October 2014

James Daisy

Hi Crafters,
**Firstly I'd like to say a big thank you to everyone who left such lovely Birthday wishes for me yesterday, it was wonderful to hear from you all and I appreciate it very much**
Now on to James Daisy, isn't he the most adorable little bear? I have had this stamp from Lili of the Valley for some time but was a little nervous to colour him up, I haven't had much experience colouring fur and so I kept putting him away again in my stamp box. But I had a commissioned card to make for somebody who really wanted a bear image like this on their card so, here he is.....
James Daisy - LOTV
Papers - MME Collectable - Notable
Kraft cardstock
MFT Blueprints 14 dies
Memory Box - Birthday word die
Brittania Dies - Happy word
MFT - Swirl die
MFT Numbers die
EK Success Corner punch
I decided not to try for textured fur this time but to do shading, I still love the way he turned out though. Here is a close up...

I thought the MFT flower die went so well with the daisy that James is holding so I had to add it.
LOTV Ideas To Inspire - Anything Goes
Passion For Promarkers - Let's Get Krafty
Creative Fingers - #54 Anything Goes
Brown Sugar - #117 Anything Goes
I am gradually trying to get round to all your blogs but I have been unable to comment on some, Blogger has decided not to open up the comment box at times or it is completely blank, so although I have seen your wonderful makes I have been unable to leave a comment. I'm not the only one who is having problems from what I have read, Blogger is throwing a hissy and causing frustration to a lot of us. Hopefully it will be back to normal soon.
Bye for now,



Karen Dunbrook said...

super cute card...

Doreen said...

This is just gorgeous,love the fab

Ella's Design said...

Love your James Bear card, Lorraine - he is adorable and you've coloured him beautifully! Lovely rich colour tones and fab sentiment die too. Hugs, Lisa x

Jacee said...

Lovely Lorraine, great image, what a lovely bear, so adorable and you have coloured him perfectly.
Hugs Jacee
Simply Paper Card Design

Sue said...

So gorgeous Lorraine. Adorable James is coloured so beautifully. I love the papers and fabulous detailing too.
Thanks so much for taking part in the Passion for Promarkers Challenge this week.
I hope you have a good weekend.
Sue xx

Carol said...

Gorgeous card Lorraine and wonderful colouring. I find right clicking on post a comment and open in a new tab lets me comment. Carol x

Gina's Cards said...

Happy Birthday for yesterday, hope you had a lovely day.

This is another wonderful card! Love your colouring of James and gorgeous design.
Gina x

cuilliesocks said...

Gorgeous card Lorraine, he's so sweet and your colouring is fabulous, great design too, hugs Kate X

Carol S. said...

Adorable James bear, he's the best! Your fur colouring looks great to me. Have a great weekend. Hugs, Carol S.xx

Linda Levoir said...

Oh you did such a great job on him! I'll admit it now, I rarely do animals as I'm rubbish at them lol, I do love James though, so maybe I should get practicing!
I'm soooo sorry I missed your birthday yesterday, I had a bit of a day of it with some family drama after a long day at work and barely skimmed Facebook or Blogger so I completely missed it. I do hope you had the most marvelous time though, you deserve it :) xx

cass said...

Great card, thanks for joining us at Brown Sugar this week

debby4000 said...

Your card is so gorgeous and adorable and love all the beautiful details too.

Lorraine said...

This is gorgeous Lorraine. James looks fabulous and I love the colours and layout
Lorraine x

crafty-stamper said...

love the cute image and great colouring -you have just reminded me I have this image lol love the flouishes and a belated happy Birthday for Thursday
carol x

Faye Wynn-Jones said...

Oh Squeeeee! This is adorable and I really like the colours you have used too x

MaryH said...

You did an exquisite shading job on Teds, and it does look a lot like fur (I don't find fur easy to do either...and I've tried using some blender with various materials to do it as well). Love the bright colors of the 50 with the tones of the cute bear. Blogger is slow for me the past couple of days and since I'm trying to play catchup, it's a bit frustrating! Your card is delightful! TFS

Tracy said...

I adore James so he is always a treat to see. So sorry I missed your birthday. Happy belated birthday!!!!!! Hugs!

Sue said...

This bear is beautifully coloured Lorraine sorry but blogger is being hit and miss I thought mine was back to working fine its been really bad for weeks but it's not so commenting while I can...but this card is really gorgeous huggles Sue xxx

Anonymous said...

Oh my hes so cute! LOVE him, hugs me x

rachel said...

a beautiful card Lorraine - fabulous colouring - thanks for your continued support - big hugs Rachel x

Tindaloo said...

Such a lovely card! Sweet bear-image and great coloring! :) Thanks for playing along this time at Creative Fingers! Hope to see you next time too! ♥ Tindaloo

Anne said...

Another pretty card, I love James the bear!

Good luck in the challenge!

Anne xx
Lili of the Valley