Monday, 25 March 2019

For you - with love!

I hope you've had a good week - and I wish mine had been slightly better! Tooth infection, a rather difficult tooth extraction and a resulting infection has left me feeling a bit sorry for myself. I know worse things happen, but dental pain leaves you pretty miserable! And I've not been able to enjoy 3 of my favourite activities - eating, talking and sleeping!

Anyway, less of the self pity!
I thought I'd share one of the older LOTV images, this one I also seem to have in rubber and a digi stamp version.  But she's such a cutie and suitable for all sorts of occasions.

I've coloured the image with my usual mix of copics and pencils.  The backing papers are from LOTV and Kanban and I've added some die cut flowers, hanging hearts and the sentiment. Sentiment stamp is from LOTV, dies are from Memory Box, Brittania and Tonic.

Hope you like it! 

And just thought I'd share a few photos from this afternoon. Our youngest is back from Uni (doing BA Fine Art Photography at Glasgow School of Art - the lucky guy!) - but as his mum was feeling a bit sorry for herself, he took me out with him while he took some pics. We had some wonderful and much-needed spring sunshine today, and we are SO lucky that we have such beautiful countryside 5 minutes from our house! 

I hope this sunshine lasts a bit longer! 
Back soon,
Kim x 

I'm entering my card into the following challenges:-
Artistic Inspiration - #213 - anything goes
Craft Dee Bowz - #71 - anything goes with a handmade bow

Tuesday, 19 March 2019

A sprinkle of fairy dust...

I really wish this weather would cheer up a bit - I'm more than ready for spring. Most days seem to be grey at the moment, but at least the strong winds seem to have moved off (for the moment!).  But the positive side to the drizzle is that I can't do much in the garden, which leaves more time for crafting! Yay! However, youngest is back from Uni in a week, so my crafting time might get reduced slightly then - but it's always good whenever any of the offspring appear back at home!

I've got one of the cute LOTV images to share with you today - and I seem to have this as a rubber stamp and a digi stamp! This is a digi stamp, coloured with copics, promarkers and pencil

She's such a cutie! 
And, of course, a fairy needs a little sprinkle of glitter! 

The backing papers are from LOTV, with some added stitching and ribbons.
The sentiment stamp is also from LOTV.

Hope you like it! 
 Back soon,
Kim x 

I'm entering this little cute one into the following challenges:-
Cute n crafty challenge - anything goes

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