Saturday, 18 October 2014

James the Bear is retiring…




Good morning bloggers, what are you up to today?
I’m hoping to get some crafty time in this weekend and might finally make a start on my Christmas cards
 

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Some of my favourite Christmas stamps are the James Bear ones that are amongst those that we are retiring
 
Our Jen loves them too and she made these 3 adorable cards…

Christmas Star - Jen
 
 James Decorations - Jen
 
 James Wrapped In Tinsel - Jen

These designs are very limited stock now, so if you are just as fond of James as we are then don’t wait!

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Leave me a comment, as always a winner will be drawn from them for our daily candy. Our lucky winner from Thursday is Anne Crawford, well done Anne please email erica@liliofthevalley.co.uk with your address

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That’s it from me for today, enjoy your Saturday crafters
 

78 comments:

  1. james is so cut, i love him
    hugs rian

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  2. Fabulous cards from Jen, what a brilliant job on colouring James! Susan x

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  3. Jen's cards are gorgeous - James is so adorable!

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  4. Brilliant cards from Jen. I love James and Jen's cards show him off to perfection.
    I too am hoping to squeeze in some Christmas crafting this weekend - I can't believe we are have way through October already and my pile of Christmas cards is very small at the moment.
    Lesley

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  5. Awww James Bear is one of my faves, Il be sad to see him go! xxx

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  6. I will be sad to see him go, as I imagine it means there will be no more inspiration on your blog using him... I have a James the bear Christams stamp and I love it so much!

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  7. I love James the Bear , really sad to see him go, but the cards are gorgeous!

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  8. These are such sweet cards, Jen's cards using James are brilliant. He is one of her favourites. James was the first image I ever coloured with my Promarkers down at Ashford at the workshop years ago...fond memories x

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  9. Aww! Love James, he will be missed! x

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  10. Lovely cards by Jen, so sorry to see James retire, but hopefully everyone has lots of his lovely images, as I do, so not really retired.
    Chris xx

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  11. What a lovely Christmas cards. So sweet James the Bear.
    Nice weekend.

    Hugs, Astrid.

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  12. Sad you are retiring the James stamps but you do have lots of lovely new stamps so it's understandable. I'm lucky I have James the bear in my own stamp box at home :)

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  13. Love James. Great selection of cards today.
    Sharon x

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  14. Lovely cards, and just the inspiration I need to start my Christmas card making with. I'm so sad to see James bear go, I only have a few and most of his images are already sold out, yikes! But maybe the old images will be replaced by new ones?! One can only hope! Thank you again for sharing your lovely creations with us! ~ XxX Sarah L.

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  15. Sad to see James retire, and he doesn't look a day over 25!! I have several that live with me though so I can still play with him!! xx

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  16. Sad that james is retiring but fortunately I have many of his stamps to keep me going. Love the three beautiful cards.
    Love val in Spain x

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  17. What a shame that James is retiring - these cards are so lovely

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  18. Beautiful cards. When I read the title I thought it meant James was completely retiring but thankfully just the older stamps, which of course are all adorable. We need more James and Jenny stamps to replace them please x

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  19. Such a gorgeous selection of cards. So sorry that these are retiring. I agree with Marianne's comment, we need more to replace them - please!
    Sue xx

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  20. Oh, I just love James! He is such a cutie and I totally adore these Christmas themed stamps. Sad to hear
    him retiring. Gorgeous cards today, love the simple looks (cas fits soooo well with Christmas!).

    Hugs,
    Eemeli

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  21. I just love James and these cards are great

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  22. Gorgeous cards. Have to across the whole lotv range james has to be a favourite of mine.
    Vicki C

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  23. Gorgeous cards and a shame to see James retire, xxx

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  24. Hi All
    OMG !!!! All these are soooo cute love them all ,hugs Sarah xx

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  25. James bear is sooooooo sweet! Love all of jen's cards made today x

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  26. Three gorgeous cards - James looks so seet.
    Toni xx

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  27. fab cards, James is such a cutie :)

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  28. Noooooo I love James. Thankfully I have a few. Lovely cards. Already been colouring this morning while hubby sleeps - good start to the week end :) x

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  29. James is a cutie, as are Jen's cards, I have a few of James myself, including 2 new ones i'll be colouring in real soon. :)

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  30. James the bear is so cute...love him! Gorgeous cards.
    Lorraine x

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  31. Oooo James is so cute and it's a shame he is retiring, Luv Sam x

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  32. Ohhhhh Nooooooo he is too young to retire, lovely cards x Susan x

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  33. Absolutely love James the Bear - he is so cute. Gorgeous cards Jen. Ax

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  34. He's just perfect for xmas cards love him! Gorgeous cards

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  35. Gorgeous cards! So cute images!

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  36. Stunning he is just so sweet love and hugs Carole x

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  37. Nooooooo, James is fabulous. It's a good think I've just stocked up on him! :0)
    Gorgeous creations.

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    1. Whoops, I meant 'thing' not 'think' !!! D'oh :0)

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  38. Love these CAS style cards where the stamp is the star. Hugz

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  39. Beautiful cards here today. That little bear is just too darned cute, and it´s used really well here on the cards today.

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  40. Three really gorgeous cards made with the equally gorgeous James.

    Hugs
    Cathy
    xx

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  41. James has to be one of my all time LOTV favourites, super cute cards. Love Jane x

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  42. Awh! It will be sad to see James go:(... Jen has show cased him so beautifully!!
    Hugs,
    Marjorie xx

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  43. A www a lovely collection of cards featuring James
    Jackie x

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  44. Yesss James is sooo cute! Wonderful cards from Jen!!
    Hugs, Sonja.

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  45. Ooh I love this little Bear! Lovely cards too!

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  46. Great cards by Jen. Love James the bear - will be sad to see him go xxx

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  47. Lovely cards. I love James as well. Sad to see him go x

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  48. Gorgeous and beautiful cards and just love James
    Hugs Dianne xx :)

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  49. Adorable card and James is so cute!!!

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  50. awww..i so love this little bear..and ty for the chance to win..huggzz

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  51. OMGoodness, these are so adorable! Love the CAS styles!

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  52. Oh no!!! I love James! Sad to see him go. Beautiful cards from Jen.
    Hugs, Donna x

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  53. Very cute cards. I love these images and Jen's CA style.

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  54. Gorgeous, adorable cards. James is so cute. Debbie xx

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  55. Awww cute cards! Sad to see James, he's been a great little character. Debra x

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  56. Beautiful work Jen - my personal favourite is the first one. Oh how I wish I had your gift for colouring! ...sigh... Mary Mac

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  57. Lovely sweet card, please don't retire the stamps, the oldies are the best cheers Sue N x

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  58. beautiful work!! nice coloring!!
    -Berina
    Moxie Craftie

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  59. Gorgeous cards all of them. I love James Bear so much - can we have some new images of him soon, please.
    Alison x

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  60. Congrats Anne and wow these bears are so adorable great cards too!

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  61. Please don't put titles like that I nearly had a turn :/ For a moment there I though James was going for good. Phew :)
    Lorraine

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  62. Perfect cards, he's such a cute bear.xx

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  63. Think I am going to have to go CAS for my cards this year. However I don't think I will get them anywhere as good as Jen's. I love your James stamps and I haven't got those three so will have to be really nice to my OH this weekend. Oh so many stamps so little time......

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  64. Stunning cards as always from Jen, always so lovely.

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  65. Beautiful card, love how simple and elegant they are - show off James in all his cuteness wonderfully!

    Tanya xx

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  66. Love Jens cards. They are always stunning, using LOTV stamps of course. Especially my sweet James. Hugs, Carol S.xx

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  67. James is so adorable! I just received my stamps of him, so I need to find some time to color!!

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  68. He can't go. People LOVE him. Look how cute those cards are! Don't make us stomp our feet.

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  69. These bear stamps are
    so cute and cuddly!
    Carla from Utah

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  70. So cute James and all creations are awesome and gorgeous colored,
    hugs die waldfee

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  71. Adorable cards!! James can't retire!!

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  72. Very cute cards. I love James, he such a cute guy...
    Hugs,
    Guida

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  73. I do love James too, he's still so cute! Love these cards by Jen.

    Hugs
    Brenda B

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