Wednesday, 22 January 2014

Blue For A Boy

Hi everyone, I've not had a lot of time for crafting over the past week or so, but I really wanted to have a play with one of my new adorable LotV stamps from the latest release. I already have more darling LotV stamps than I know what to do with so I only bought a couple of the newest ones, but I just absolutely HAD to have this one!!

I deliberately chose this stamp and colour scheme to play with so as to tie in with some challenges; and I also attempted a different way of colouring, largely  based on CASEing the wonderful colouring by Elise on her LotV DT card here.

Stamps: LotV "James - Laptop" and "Everyday Tags";
Media: Promarkers and Flexmarkers;
Papers: Forever Friends "Kraft Notes" (dots), LotV "Petal Fresh" (stripes) and LotV "Krafty Christmas" (kraft);
Supplies: twine from The Ribbon Girl; button and metal brads from my stash;
Tools: small, large and lacy circle nestabilities; Martha Stewart "Scallop Dot" edge punch.

Dream Valley #73- Boys / Men
Charisma #2 - It's A Boy Thing
Ooh La La #148 - A Man's Card
Cutie Pie #61 - Cute January Blues
Kaboodle #207 - Use Blue
Sentimental Sundays #190 - More Than 3 Layers
Passion For Promarkers #231 - Ribbon, Lace or Twine
Allsorts #242 - Buttons & Bows
Papertake Weekly - Bow Dies
Sweet Stampin - Your Favourite Style 
(anything that includes James the Bear!!)
Stampin' For The Weekend - Happy Birthday
Deep Ocean #69 - Birthday (2nd entry)
Sparkles #52 - Show Us Your New Stash (2nd entry)
Without Words - Spots &/or Stripes (2nd entry)
Divas By Design - Anything Goes
Lili of the Valley - Anything Goes (4th entry)

That's all from me for today - 'til next time.


  1. Gorgeous card and colouring Pauline, thanks for joining us at allsorts Tracy x

  2. Brilliant in every way! Love the image, your colouring, the fab design and the lovely tag banner. So pleased you chose to share your card with us at Divas, Jx

  3. What a simply adorable card. I love all the embellishments and your coloring is terrific. Thanks so much for sharing your creation with us at Sentimental Sundays.

    Rocio - DT

  4. This is adorable Pauline, I love blue and kraft together and the layout is fab and I love the greeting tag bunting. Gorgeous card. Hugs, Claire x

  5. Blue and brown are one of my favourite colour combos Pauline and they look great on your pretty card.

    Thanks for sharing your creativity with us at Allsorts challenge.

    B x

  6. Love how you colored this super sweet image. Keeping the colors to just a few really enhances the layout. Wonderful and inspirational!

  7. Adorable and gorgeous card

  8. Oh this is so cute and you have coloured him brilliantly. Love the layout of your card too
    Hugs Kelly

  9. Very adorable image! The bear is sooo cute!
    Thank you for sharing with us at Sweet Stampin' this week.
    Pia xx

  10. What a fabulous card Pauline. Glad you are playing along with us at The Cutie Pies in our Blue Challenge. Good Luck! Sarah-J

  11. So cute and beautiful card! hugs, Helena

  12. So cute!! Love the tag banner and the blue/kraft colour combo! Thanks for joining the Sentimental Sunday challenge this week, hope to see you again very soon.

    Victoria DT

  13. Fab card, thank you for joining us over at Kaboodle Doodles this week xx

  14. This is fabulous Pauline! Your colouring is wonderful and I adore how you strung the tags like a banner - wonderful!
    Big hugs, Kat x

  15. Oh this is so so cute. I just love everything about it!

    Thanks for joining us at Stampin' For the Weekend for our Happy Birthday Challenge.



  16. Aww. So cute.
    Thanks for sharing with us at Sweet Stampin'

  17. So lovely card with this sweet little bear image. Great layers.
    Thank you for joining us at Sweet Stampin` “Your Favourite Style” Challenge and we hope to see you again soon.

  18. this is so sweet, gorgeous blues

    thank you for joining in with the cutie pies xx

  19. Gorgeous! Thanks for 'showing us your new stash' at Sparkles Monthly challenges.

    Hugs Helen P (DT) xx

  20. Just adorable! I can see why you had to have this stamp :) . Super card you made with it too.
    Thanks so much for playing along at Ooh La La Challenge, hope you'll join us again next Monday.

  21. Wow superb colouring and layout, absolutely stunning creation :)

    Thank you so much for joining us at
    Without Words Challenge I hope you will try to join us again next Month :)
    Have a lovely day
    Crafty hugs
    Bridget :)

  22. Awwww how cute is this, love the tags hanging on the string.
    Thank you for joining the Cutie Pies 'January Blues' challenge and good luck x Susan x

  23. Such a cute card, thanks for joining us at Cutie Pie's. Sue x

  24. Loving the combination of the blue and the Kraft card, your colouring of the teddy is superb, I love the way you have turned the tags into bunting I might have to give this a try especially on my scrap book pages as it would work so well for journalling cards. Thanks for sharing with us at Ooh La La creations.
    Alli x

  25. This is fabulous Pauline, love how you used the tags as a banner ...very clever!.

    Thanks for joining our Anything Goes challenge – good luck!

    Anne x
    Lili of the Valley


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Pauline x