Thursday, 21 April 2016

My favourite little bear

Hello lovely people,

It feels like a long time coming and has been a lot of work but I have finished my prescribing course :-)
I won't find out if I passed the practical exam and case presentation for a few weeks but for now I am just relieved that I made it to the end!

So now it's....

2 sleeps until coffee and cake date with my lovely friends Sue and Debs followed by beer festival

5 sleeps until holibobs

12 sleeps until my birthday

In the meantime we have a new challenge for you at As You Like It and our theme is...

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

Our sponsor this time is Crafty Ribbons with a £10 voucher

My favourite animal in a crafting sense is the one and only James bear because he is so utterly adorable and I always enjoy colouring his fur.

Pretty pastel card featuring James bear from LOTV

I thought I would see how he looked when coloured with Inktense pencils and it's certainly very different to colouring him with Copics but a lovely soft effect I think.

Pretty pastel card featuring James bear from LOTV

I kept the embellishments fairly simple so they wouldn't overshadow sweet James or cover up those lovely papers too much.

Pretty pastel card featuring James bear from LOTV

Card recipe;
DP: Flower frames (Rosa) - Pion Design (available from Live and Love Crafts)
Tag: Sentiment tags - LOTV
Dies: Tiny butterfly set - Impression Obsession, Lavish branch - Memory Box
Pearls - Kaisercraft - The Hobby House

Inktense colours;
Fur: 1740 Saddle borwn, 1730 Oak, 2010 Sepia ink
Flower: 600 Shiraz, 220 Sicilian yellow
Leaf / grass: 1560 Fern, 1540 Light olive

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,


  1. Good luck with your results. My fave too and love the soft colours

  2. Gorgeous and so so cute, love how you kept the colours soft, they really work with fab papers. Hugs Jennifer xx

  3. one more sleeeeeeep!
    anyways, so glad your exams are over - you will pass of course because you are fab!
    This card is gorgeous. I love your colour work with the intense pencils - it is exquisite Kat - so pretty and delicate and along with your beautiful card design is completely amazing.
    see you in the morning!

  4. Aww we all love Jamesy bear!! This is so beautiful delicate and soft! Just gorgeous!
    Lucy x

  5. I. LOVE. JAMES. !!!! Your card is GORGEOUS Kat. Well done on having the course behind you and I'm sure that you're going have done great. Keeping my fingers and toes crossed for you. xxx

  6. Whooop whoop - 1 more sleep to go - if I do sleep that is as sooooo excited lol!!!!
    Love this adorable card - your colouring is so gorgeously soft and perfect.
    I too adore James.
    Debs xx

  7. James is my favourite too and I love what you've done with him here. A gorgeous card.
    Lorraine x

  8. Aww, this is gorgeous Kat! Love James Bear and your Inktense colouring is soft and beautiful. Gorgeous card and right after my own heart letting the gorgeous papers have plenty of space to feature! I just about cry when delish papers are totally covered by embellies! Total paper fetish me! Yay, yay, YAY for getting to the end of your prescribing course, well done you! Enjoy your date with Sue and Debs. How lovely! Then let the holibobs commence and birthday treats ensue! Enjoy lovely. Hugs, Wends x

  9. my favourite animal is my bichon Phoebe, but she won't let me color her hélas.... maybe I can take a picture of her, change it to a drawing and then color her ? that might be an idea. Love your card and my second favourite animals are teddy beards, just love them. And I love the muted colors.

    hugs from France, Joanne

  10. Congrats on sitting for your exam. I'm sure you aced it! In the meantime a beautiful card too! Enjoy your weekend!

  11. Oooh fabulous colouring here with your inktense pencils... I really must dig mine out and give them another go! They really have given a perfect delicate touch to your colouring of James (one of my favourites too I think!). Your card is fabulous (as always), perfect layers and stitching look so good!

    I know you'll pass your exams with flying colours.. so go on hols and forget about them! Oooh and enjoy your coffee and cake with Debs and Sue... give them a big hug from me and another big congratulatory one to Debs too for her exciting news!

    Big hugs for you too
    Christine x

  12. Awww..little James is gorgeous Kat...fabulous card.

    Luv CHRISSYxx

  13. A good choice for your favourite. Enjoy all your forthcoming events. Elaine

  14. Gorgeous so cute and LOVE your pastel palette too! hugs and have an AWESOME holiday hugs me xx

  15. Beautiful card Kat, he looks lovely with the soft colouring and your embellishments are perfect.
    Katrina x

  16. Aw he's just gorgeous. Fabulous card x


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