Monday, 7 October 2013

Is James the Official Bear of Christmas??

Hello there, hope you had a lovely weekend. We are One Happy House at the moment (well, Megan and I) following the return of Glee on Friday...woohoo....and the lovely mild weather was a bonus too!
 Before I go onto todays card I just wanted to share a little update on my brother, Richard and the treatment he has been having for cancer in his oesophagus....ok, so he has now gone through three and a half weeks of radiotherapy and a weekly session of chemo, and will be meeting with his consultant next week to discuss what happens next and when and whether he would have an operation to remove the tumour. I have been so proud of how bravely he has handled his treatment so far, and the staff that have been caring for him say they wish more patients had his positivity. Thank you so very much to those of you that have been so supportive with you kind words.
Anyway, I've been noticing this year, that if there is Christmas card with a bear on it, nine times out of ten it is the adorable James, so I thought I should dust this little sweetie off too!
The super cute chappie himself is coloured with Promarkers, the Christmas Tree die was a freebie in this months "Simply Cards and Papercraft" - I don't tend to buy a lot of magazines but as soon as I saw this die I couldn't leave Morrisons without it. The paper I used to cut this is a kind of pearlescent kraft from  Payper box. The starry paper I've used here is also a freebie download from the same magazine, although I did tweak the colour in serif to suit the image. Ribbons, pearls and slider from stash.

I would like to enter this card into these challenges:
crafty catz - anything goes
crafty ribbons - anything goes with ribbon
moving along with the times - anything goes

Thanks and hugs for your visit xx


  1. Fingers crossed for Richard for his consult next week Lisa. Another lovely card and yes, I think you might be right about James being the official Christmas bear, he does seem to get about a bit and your wonderful card is no exception!! xx

  2. Adorable card Lisa, fingers crossed for your brother x

  3. Gorgeous card Lisa, I love the cute image and such a beautiful colour scheme.
    I wish your brother all the best and will keep my fingers crossed too.
    Sue xx

  4. Adorable card Lisa - yes I think you're right he could well be the Official Christmas Bear - he sure is cute :o)
    Love the colours you have used.
    Hope all goes well for your brother - fingers crossed.
    Debs xx

    ps Thanks for playing along at MAWTT this week.
    Good luck xx

  5. Gorgeous card, Lisa. Love the non-trad colour combo and of course James is the official Christmas bear, no question! All the very best to Richard, he sounds like a very brave soul indeed. xx

  6. glad to hear your brother is remaining positive Lisa - its a big part of the battle I think! Love your card and I do think James is a sweetie too xx

  7. Cute image gorgeous papers Ginny x

  8. Here's hoping Richard has good news when he sees the consultant.

    Love the card the image is cute, can I ask where I can get him from. Love Alison xx

  9. so stunning lisa.gorgeous design and i love sweet james :D
    i hope your brother gets good news when he see`s his consultant.

    hugs coops.xx

  10. Love the card and how you have put it all together. I got the die too, love how you have used it to enhance the card.

    So glad your brother is so positive, I'm sure it makes a difference to all the treatment he is having. He and you are in my thoughts and prayers.

  11. I send my best wishes for your Brother during his treatment and hope he soon gets some good news.....How I love your James card, so pretty, thanks for joining in at crafty catz

  12. Love this color combo, green goes so well with brown and white. Thank you for joining our challenge at Crafty Catz and I hope you will come back again.
    Anna xxx

  13. Gorgeous card Lisa - I just love James.
    Hope everything goes well with your brother.
    Sue x

  14. That's a lovely card Lisa, and I'd agree that James is the official Christmas bear - but then why not he's sooo cute!

    Sorry to hear that your brother has had those terrible health problems, but it does sound like he's a true fighter. I hope his appointment goes well.


  15. I hope it is good news for your Brother next week Lisa, will be thinking of you all xx
    Yep ...James bear does it for me for Christmas and l love your card, lovely colours x Take care and be strong x Susan x


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