Tuesday, 12 March 2019

Fly a kite - not in gale force winds though!

It's probably appropriate that the card I'm sharing today is that cute little guy with his kite - as we have gale force winds forecast tonight and I can hear the winds starting to build outside! I'm just hoping everything outside is fastened down tight!

I love this little digi stamp from Mo Manning - he's such a cutie. I've coloured him with my usual mix of copics, Graphit pens and pencil.

The papers are from stash with various layers of kraft card and ribbon too. The sentiment stamp is from LOTV and the banner dies from Sue Wilson

Hope you like it! 
Back soon,
Kim x 

I'm entering this card into the following challenges:-

Cardz 4 guyz - die cuts
Die Cuttin' Divas - green and/or gold
Digi Choosday - anything goes
Crafty Cardmakers - make it green

Tuesday, 5 March 2019

Packed and ready to go!

I was asked by a colleague a little while ago if I could make a 21st birthday card for her daughter. Her daughter loves travel, is studying zoology and her mum wanted the theme of travel incorporated into the card if I could!

So I found this fantastic digi stamp from Mo Manning, and thought it fitted the brief!

The fabulous wording on the tag, seemed very appropriate - with all of life's adventures ahead.

I coloured the image with copics, graphit pens and a little pencil. I love that happy, determined expression! 
The papers are from stash, with added die cuts and key from stash (well, it was a 21st card!).

Hope you like it! 
Kim x

I'm entering this card into the following challenges:-
Crafty Sentiments Design - anything goes
Stinkin' Inkers - tag it
Tuesday Throwdown - interactive cards
Love to craft - anything goes

Monday, 25 February 2019

Tip Toe Fairy

Many thanks for all the warm welcomes back to Blogland! I must admit, I realise that I've quite missed blogging (and waffling as I usually do!), and the blogging community can be very kind and supportive.

Well, after a delightful half term break from work, it was back to routine again this morning... No more pottering around in jimjams until mid-morning, faffing round the house, etc. Hey ho.

Anyway, I thought I'd share another card with you today, again using a favourite LOTV stamp. I think this was one of the first LOTV rubber stamps I bought (quite a few years ago), but I happily have this as a digi stamp now too.

I've coloured the image with copics, graph-its and pencil.

She's such a cutie! 
The papers are from LOTV and the flowers from WOC.  The ivy corner die cut is a lovely Joanna Sheen one. 

Hope you like it! 
And thanks for all the positive comments about the weight loss. Crafting is a wonderful hobby - but sadly, doesn't burn many calories!  As I'm definitely not a gym-bunny, it needed a reassessment of the diet - mixed with a reasonable amount of dog-walking. And yes, we still have our very cute, very silly Staffy, Ruby - spoilt rotten and babied tremendously! 

Back soon, 
Kim x 

Thursday, 21 February 2019

Still crafting....!

Well, what can I say? Absent for so long - but still crafting and following many on Instagram. I've decided that it's really time I brushed the dust off the blog, and started posting on here again with the odd post and pics of what I've been doing.

We've had a busy time over the last 9 months since I last posted (good grief - is it really that long?!). I decided that I really needed to do something about my weight - I wanted to feel healthier and could no longer use post-baby weight as an excuse (as the youngest is now 20....). Husband gamely agreed to join me on the mission and between us we lost 108lbs over 2018. Pretty good going I think. I also started an Instagram account that has helped us track meals and food, and I've just started a blog about the food as a few people had asked for recipes, meal ideas, etc., and we get most of our meal ideas from blogs and sites online.  If you're interested in the food/cooking/healthy eating, then please take a look at my 'other' blog here - Love Food, Eat Well

Anyway, back to the crafting business! I just thought I'd share a baby card I made recently, using a super cute image from the ever-popular LOTV!

Coloured with copics and pencils, with papers from LOTV (my ever-dwindling stock!), and a few extras from stash. 

I'll be back soon, sharing some of the other crafty stuff I've been busy with! 
Kim x

Friday, 25 May 2018

Spring colours!

I hope you've been enjoying some of the lovely spring sunshine we've been having. We've been lucky here, and everything in the garden is growing like mad - especially the weeds! And it's a joy trying to garden with Rubydoo trying to help and standing on everything....

I thought I'd share a recent card, made with some bright spring colours!

The digi stamp is from LOTV, coloured with copics, graphits and pencils.  

The papers are from LOTV and flowers from WOC . 
The sentiment stamp and die are from Whimsy.

The other thing we've been busy with in the garden are our regular visitors (& at least one or two residents) - our hedgehogs! We started feeding them regularly last year, and husband built a hedgie house. Since then we've 'rehomed' one from the local rescue who needed some support feeding, a couple who come regularly for supper and I think another one is due to arrive from the rescue in another week or so! I think we're very lucky to have these cute, prickly visitors - and they need all the support they can get! This is a pic of our resident girly "Cheeky Chops" having a drink at the pond a few nights ago! 

Back soon! 
Kim x 

Tuesday, 15 May 2018

Back from a Very Long Absence!

I can't quite believe that it's been 7 months of absence from the Wonderful World of Blogging. And I'm not sure if there's still anyone out there after all this time!

But although my little corner of Blogland may have been quiet, I can assure you that the crafting has still been going on. Quite a few Christmas were made, new hobbies discovered (I loved making scented candles!), and lots and lots of crocheting! But I confess that I haven't done much card-making over the last few months. So in an effort to relax and find a bit of stress relief from work, etc., I dusted off the alcohol inks, pencils and papers and started making some cards. This is one from this week

I've used one of my favourite images from LOTV but as a digi stamp, coloured with copics and pencils. 

The papers are from LOTV (my ever dwindling precious stash of the paper pads - I'll have to see if I can find some elsewhere). 
Flowers are from wild orchid crafts and the dies are Poppystamps and Sue Wilson.
Hope you like it! 
And as I've got a few more cards to share, I promise to be back again soon! 
Kim X 

Tuesday, 31 October 2017

End of October already!

I'm not quite sure where October disappeared to. One minute it was September and suddenly tonight it's Halloween! I'm happy to say that I'm currently on our half term break, and despite my best intentions to chill and relax, I always seem to end up busier than ever. But I'm world class level in "pottering" and can quite happily fill my days with all sorts of little jobs or catch up on hobbies. And there are never enough hours in a day.

I had a lovely few days with my daughter Lauren in Cambridge.  Although we helped her and her boyfriend Tom move there in the summer, I didn't get chance to see the city. And what a beautiful city it is! We had a lovely time looking round the stunning architecture and the colleges, combined with the compulsory coffees & meals out! Lots of walking, but a fantastic time!

Anyway, I thought I'd share another Christmas card made with another LOTV stamp

I've coloured the image with copics and pencils- such a cutie! 
The papers and sentiment stamp are also from LOTV 

I've added a die cut poinsettia for a christmassy extra! 
I'm hoping to get a couple more made this week (in between the other jobs!) And before our son comes home for the weekend from uni - his first visit home since he started early in September! 
But here's a couple of pics from Cambridge with daughter! 

Thanks for looking
Back soon, 
Kim x