Thursday, 11 February 2016

Cross my heart

Hello lovely people,

As I expected I had a fabulous time catching up yesterday with the lovely Sue and Debs and it also involved the most enormous pieces of cake I have ever seen - yummy!
We had a great discussion about craft stash organisation and I am feeling determined to organise some of my supplies a bit better!  

So, while I see if I can whip some of my stash into shape, here's the new challenge at As You Like It and our theme this time is...

...and don't forget to tell us why it's your favourite!

Our sponsor this time is Sweet Stamp Store with a $10 voucher

I really love making any kind of fancy folded or shaped cards but my favourite is the criss cross card because I think it looks so very special and it's fun to have a tag inside that you can pull out.

Romantic criss cross card design featuring cute bear with big heart (image from LOTV)

I can't believe how long it has been since I coloured up a James bear image!
I have recently been using a 'dotting' technique to add texture to fur, which works well for smaller images but I prefer the 'flicking' technique for this larger James bear image.

Aw, don't you just want to give him a hug?!

Romantic criss cross card design featuring cute bear with big heart (image from LOTV)

I kept the tag inside quite simple with just a few co-ordinating details.

Romantic criss cross card design featuring cute bear with big heart (image from LOTV)

The flower clusters are a Kat classic combo although I only used the leaves from my fave die rather than the swirl bits and just for a slight change!

I also scattered a few pearls around which I haven't done on any designs for a while; to be honest I thought the corners of the heart panel were a bit bare so out came the pearls!

Romantic criss cross card design featuring cute bear with big heart (image from LOTV)

Card recipe;
DP: A gift for you - Maja Design (available from Live and Love Crafts)
Dies: Heart swirl - Magnolia Doohickeys, Heart stems - Impression Obsession

Copic colours;
Fur: E40/41/42/43
Rose: R46/39/89 & YG95/97
Shading on heart: W00/0/1/2
Ground: W00/0/1/2/3

I hope you will pop over to As You Like It and check out the fabulously creative projects from the rest of the team :-)

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

Challenges I am entering;


  1. Gorgeous, lovely colouring and colours. If in doubt add oearls I say. Wish I had been there yesterday for cake and a chat xx

  2. Sounds like you had a lovely crafty chat time yesterday, great when you can meet up with like-minded friends.
    Another lovely card, this cross-over fold is beautiful for leaving hidden messages on the tag inside and yours is fabulous. James looks very romantic with his big heart and rose and your pretty floral arrangement just finishes it off beautifully.

  3. Absolutely stunning hunny! It has it all, James, colourwork, papers, details, all the Kat trademarks, and it is beautiful. Love love love. Hugs xx

  4. Fabulous card Kat love your paper piecing heart....
    Stunning card
    Hugs Sylvie xx

  5. Just gorgeous! His furs looks so fab! Love the patterned heart and your criss cross cards are always fabulous!
    Lucy x

  6. A beautiful card. I love criss cross cards too, they are special. A great image and layout. Elaine

  7. Fabulous criss cross card Kat, such a gorgeous image and love the colouring, I struggle with getting fur right but you have it sussed. Beautiful backing papers. Hugs Jennifer xx

  8. Darling! Love your criss cross cards. James looks adorable and yes, he looks so huggable!

  9. Ooooh I LOVE James - sooo cute. I love how you've coloured his fur too. And the heart is gorgeous paper-pieced. Lovely criss cross design too. Just perfect.

  10. LOVE - LOVE - LOVE this one Kat... your James the Bear colouring is superb... that flicking technique is perfect for his long fur! And I'm loving the paper pieced heart too.. oooh and the layers.... oooh and the inside... sheeeesh need I go on??? It's just altogether perfect!

    Big hugs
    Christine x

  11. Totally adorable - love James and his big paper pieced heart.
    Stunning design.
    And it was a fabulous day - even if I didn't manage to eat all my cake hehehe.
    Have a wonderful weekend.
    Debs xx

  12. Kat, this is utterly gorgeous! Love that sweet image (your colouring is beyond fabulous!) and the heart looks fabulous paper pieced. LOVE those papers and your criss cross design is utterly fab. I've only tried this once. I really should try again, because it really is a most delish card design. Love the blooms and how you used the pearls too. Beautiful details hun. Hugs, Wends x

  13. What a gorgeous card Kat and your colouring on James is the papers and criss cross card design..

    luv CHRISSYxx

  14. Hi Kat, this is a stunning card and so beautifully coloured!
    Hugs Lynsey x

  15. Hi Kat, I had the most wonderful time last Wednesday - it was great to catch up with you and Debs (the cake was also great even if it beat me)! This is a gorgeous card. Your colouring is exquisite (fabulous fur) and I love your pretty criss cross card design - such a beautiful combination of colours and elements. You really are brill!


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