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Saturday, 30 July 2011


Morning all....!

Oooooh I am so looking forward to my 2 weeks off now....and just think of all the crafty time I can have lol..!

So onto today's card and it's another fabulous challenge over at Sweet Stampin...and this weeks theme get all your glitters's "CHRISTMAS IN JULY...!"

Our wonderful sponsor for this weeks challenge is....

and here is my wee creation.....

James Bear in the Snow ~ Lili of the Valley

Close up of James

Close up of sentiment

Side View

Items Used

Papers ~ Nitwits "Beary Christmas too"
Colouring medium ~ Promarkers, Chalks & Prisma Pencils
Sentiment ~ Lili of the Valley
Bakers Twine ~ Crafts-4-You
Card Blank ~ Craftwork Cards

Thank you for looking and all your lovely comments :o)

I would also like to enter the following challenges :-
Papertake Weekly ~ Fab Sketch
Crafty Cats # 93 ~ Christmas in July
Totally Gorjuss # 91 ~ Christmas in July

So do pop over to Sweet Stampin....see my teamies gorgeous and inspirational creations and get your glitters love seeing your beautiful creations too...

So that's all from me....going to have a wee play and apparently we are gonna see some lovely sunshine this week...has summer arrived at long last...hehehe...

So I hope you all have a super day and a big hello too to all my lovely, new followers too..

Catch ya laters..


Dora said...

This is so sweet Vicky, love the burgundy colour with the blue, looks gorgeous. Wishing you a happy weekend and lots of hugs going your way ........... :) xx

Rebekah said...

What an adorable image Vicky and such fab use of colours really bright love this hugs Rebekah xx

Anonymous said...

Wow your card is gorgeous! That image is just so sweet.
Have a lovely week-end.
Hugs xx

Denise and Louise said...

Really lovely card - cute, cute image.
Denise xx

Teresa said...

This is a beauty Vicky, I love this image and great papers, really love it.
hugs Teresa xx

Chrissy said...

Little James..I had forgotten about him...he is so cute. lovely Christmas card Vicky.
Hope you have a fabulous 2 weeks holiday...lovely time of year for that.

Evil Edna said...

aww sweet. EE

Faye said...

Oh Vixx, this is lovely, your colouring is fab too. Hope you enjoy your two weeks off. :)

Janette said...

Hi Vicky, Oh what a fab card, do LOVE the dp used and think the maroon sets it all off nicely....

Hope you have a good 2wks off and the sun shines for you..xxxx

Kristel said...

Wowwww this is such a stunning card! Love everything about it!!
Hugs Kristel

Debs M said...

this is one of my fave lotv stamps and was prob on most of my cards last year! You coloured him beautifully, great bp's too

Wendy said...

Gorgeous card Vicky,cute image and love the colours.Hope you have a fab holiday.
Wendy xx

Jules said...

Hi Vicky

Clearly summer was waiting for you to be on holiday to enjoy it!!!!

We have been given a good forecast here for the next week!!

Loving your cute card.

Fabby papers and such a cute well coloured image.

Have a good day.

Love Jules xx

Sally said...

All these cute bears! This is just fab, James is such a sweetie and this is a brilliant Christmas card. Fingers crossed for the sun over the next two weeks.
Have a great day
Hugs Sally xx

Jennifer said...

Beautiful Vicky....adore the colour scheme, and adorable image xx Jenny xx

Anna-Karin said...

I love this card. Beautiful coloured cute image and lovely papers. I hope you have a great holiday, lots of crafting:)
Take care

Claire x said...

Absolutely gorgeous card hun - and I would say that as James the Bear is a huge favourite of mine - I just love him! Great colours too which makes a perfect Christmas card. Have a fabby weekend sweetie. Hugs, Claire x

Amanda R said...

Love your coloring and the little bit of twine on the card, very cute! Enjoy your time off!

Vicky said...

Hi sweetie totally gorgeous card I nearly used this bear for my crimbo card he is so cute. Hope you enjoy your 2 weeks off work hun I'm sure you will.
My son has just started his 2 week hol as well.

Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx

Anita said...

Vicky, this is totally adorable! Love this little guy and your papers are lovely. Enjoy your two weeks off!

Cazza said...

Oooo Vicky this is super cuuuute, I love it hon!! This stamp has to be one of my favourite Christmas ones and you've coloured him perfectly and teamed him with some stunning DP's - just perfect!
Start of your holidays, wahoo!! :o)

Maria Therese said...

Gorgeous card sweetie!!

carol said...

oooh GORGEOUS card, love the added twine, thanks for joining us at CRAFTYCATZ this week, x carol

Sue said...

Ooh love this Vicky! Gorgeous colour combo and James Bear is coloured beautifully! Love the layout - perfect card!
Hope you have a lovely weekend!
And yes, the sun is shining!!! :-))
Hugs Sue xx

Junie said...

Hi Vicky !!! What a STUNNER !!! just gorgeous !!! YAY you have two weeks off ... .lucky you !!! hope the sun shines on you for the two whole weeks !!!
Sorry not been around been trying to keep Lucy occupied, then we had our anniversary last week and Lucy's birthday also and today a wee party for her friends !!! Its been busy hope to get some cards done really soon !!! HUGS

Time-To-Share said...

Hi Vicky, this little chap is just adorable - I love all the James Bear stamps. Beautiful colour combination and lovely layout. Hope you enjoy your holiday and the sun shines for you. Luv & Hugs Trish x

Debs said...

Stunning card Vicky - love the LOTV image and as always fantastic colouring.
Yay for you 2 weeks off - so many fun filled crafty hours to look forward to - enjoy!
Debs xx

Elena said...

Vicky~Your card is so awesome. Love your coloring. Hope someday I'll get it and do some great coloring like you! I love the image too! I'm a sucker for cute bears.

Lynsey said...

Hi Vicky, this is such a sweet card! Love the colour scheme.
Hugs Lynsey x

coops said...

aw gorgeous card vicky.i love this sweet little bear and your papers and design are stunning ;D

xx coops xx

Elaine said...

This is gorgeous surprise there though! All your cards are gorgeous :)
I love these little teddy's and the papers are fab too.

Enjoy the weekend.

Love Elaine xx

Mau xx said...

This is gorgeous Vicky, I adore James, he is so sweet xx
Love the papers too and the cord is a perfect addition xx
Enjoy your lovely break from work x

xxxtglxxx said...

Gorgeous crimbo card hun! :)

Love the papers and the twine adds a perfect finishing touch.



Carole of Brum said...

Ooh lovely, the stripey paper makes it very colourful too. Lucky you having 2 weeks off, all that craft time to yourself! CoB

Lee said...

Soooo cute i just love everything about this one Vicky.xx

Curlybear said...

OMGosh this is adorable I just love the LOTV image and those cool blue colour theme is wow,

Thank you so much for joining us at Crafty Catz this week, for our challenge 93 Christmas in July.

I have some Calorie free Candy if you are interested.

Good Luck with the challenge,
Hugs Bridget Crafty Catz DT :0) x

cardmaking bird said...

Awwww, isn't that the cutest bear!! Fab DP too! Hugs, Marie xx