Monday, 22 July 2019

Pink Birthday!

I hope you're all enjoying some summer sunshine and a little relaxation time! I'm pleased to say that I made it to the end of term, and I'm looking forward to some extra time to catch up with friends, try and keep pace with the weeds growing like fury in the garden and definitely some crafting time!  We have quite a few birthdays over summer and this was one made recently for our daughter's birthday a few weeks ago

I've used this cute digi stamp from LOTV, coloured with copics and pencils. 
The gorgeous papers are from Hunkydory Crafts. I've used a Britannia flower die and a poppystamps die for the leaves. 

As these cards need to be posted, I like to make sure that they're fairly "flat" so they don't get damaged too much in the mail lol! 

Hope you like it! 
Back soon, 
Kim x 

Tuesday, 9 July 2019

Special little gardener!

Well, I said I'd be back soon - bet you weren't expecting me back quite so soon! Two posts in two days - I've even shocked myself lol!

I decided to dig out a couple of 'proper' stamps from the stash. I usually tend to use digi stamps these days and rubber stamps for sentiments, but I thought it was a shame when  I've got quite a few old favourites - and the Sarah Kay ones are definitely favourites!

This little cutie has been coloured with copics and pencils

The papers are from the neverending stash and the sentiment stamps are from LOTV 

Not sure who this card is for yet. We have quite a few birthdays coming up so I've got to get a few cards ready! 

Hope you like it! 
Back soon, 
Kim x 

Monday, 8 July 2019

Still busy!

Where does the time disappear to? One minute it's May and then next we're in July! June just vanished! I do have the excuse of being silly busy at work, a holiday during our half term week, then stupidly busy and stressy at work since! But I've still kept busy with the crafting - that's my little haven of sanity and calm amidst everything else.  It's our end of term next week,  and I'm hoping that there's some relax time over the summer (in between visiting family & friends, gardening, catching up with jobs, etc.....Haha!).
Our daughter and her boyfriend recently bought their first house and moved in a week or so ago. So that definitely called for a "new home" card and I just love this digi stamp from LOTV

Aren't those little mice so cute?  I've coloured the image with copics and pencils, with some distress ink around the edge

The backing papers are from LOTV and Kanban and the sentiment stamp is also LOTV using Sue Wilson banner dies. 

Hope you like it! 
Back soon,
Kim x 

Wednesday, 8 May 2019

Best Wishes with flowers!

It was so nice to have a lovely long weekend! I went to Cambridge for a couple of days to see my daughter (husband stayed home with the Beastie Dog!). It was lovely to see them and spend a little time together - and Cambridge is such a beautiful city. It's a shame it wasn't a bit warmer (what happened to the weather?), but a lovely few days regardless. But it was back to work yesterday - and such a hectic, busy start to a week yet again!

So, as a bit of therapy away from phones and computers when I got home yesterday, I had a play with the crafty stash and made a very flowery card!

I used the lush papers from Hunkydory 'Floribunda'. They really are lovely! The die is from PaperCuts, which I've added some gold mirri card details. 

I've added some satin ribbon, lace and mulberry flowers from WOC. 

The inside has been decorated to match.

Hope you like it! 
Back soon,
Kim x

I'm entering this card into the following challenges:-
Shopping our stash - #395 - May flowers
Crafting from the heart - #242 - anything goes

Wednesday, 1 May 2019

Flowers - Just for You!

I can't quite believe that it's May 1st - and another busy start to a week. As I work in a secondary school, this time of year is always VERY busy with exam season about to start, etc. But I'm looking forward to a long weekend for the Bank Holiday - hopefully a chance to catch up with family.

I just wanted to share a card made recently with a very cute LOTV digi stamp

I've coloured the image with my usual mix of copics and pencils.  I really need to replace some of my copics - has anyone tried the refills? How do you find them? 

The papers are also from LOTV (which I've also added to the tags), and some die cut flowers. 

Pretty simple, but I hope you like it! 

Back soon,
Kim x

I'm entering this card into the following challenges:-
Creative Moments - anything goes + animals
Crafting by Designs - anything goes
Die Cuttin Divas - anything goes

Wednesday, 24 April 2019

Sent with love...

Well, that lovely, long sunny Easter weekend is over and it was back to work with a bump on Tuesday! It  was so nice to have the weather play nicely for a bank holiday and we spent a lot of time lolling about in the garden (with the odd bit of gardening thrown in occasionally!). And I feel I should apologise for not getting round and having a look at people's blogs. Now we're back into routine, I'll hopefully get a bit more time for Blogland!

The card I'm sharing today is one made with one of the older LOTV images - another that I seem to have in rubber and as a digi! He's such a cute little guy, carrying that huge present.

I've coloured him with copics and promarkers and little pencil.  The papers are from K&Co and stash.

I've kept the layout fairly simple for this one - always a challenge for me, as I'm always tempted to add "just one more thing" or "do you think something's missing?". But I think it works ok, although I'm never too confident with simple layouts! 
The sentiment stamp is also from LOTV, with Sue Wilson banner dies. 

Hope you like it.
Back soon,
Kim x 

I'm entering this card into the following challenges:-
Lemon Shortbread - #92 - anything goes
Crafts Galore Encore - #62 - anything goes
Happy Craft Challenge - anything goes
Creative Crafters - #15 - anything goes

Wednesday, 17 April 2019

Enjoying some spring sunshine!

I hope that you have some very welcome spring sunshine wherever you are. We've had such a lovely, sunny day today, and love the simple delight of enjoying a mug of tea sat in the garden!  However, that also includes telling the naughty dog not to try eating any dropped bird food, not to drink from the pond, not to try and bury her toys in the garden - you'll notice most of these are "nots"....! Hey ho. But despite all that, we've enjoyed the feel of spring.

I suppose it's something of an irony that the image on the card today is called "Waiting for rain" haha! No, I really don't want any rain! But she is a very cute little Mo Manning digi stamp.  I made a conscious decision to use a colour that I really don't use very often - yellow. And it's a shame, because when I do use yellow, it always seems such a happy, cheerful colour!

I'd quite like a lovely yellow raincoat! 

I've coloured the image with copics and promarkers.  The backing papers are from WRMK - I found this one buried in the stash! 
I've used a JoyCrafts die for the tag and the stamped sentiment is from LOTV. Tonic stamps were used for the flowers and edging. 

 The inside was layered to match

Hope you like it! 
Back soon - and hope you get some sunshine and not rain! 
Kim x 

I'm entering this card into the following challenges:-
Colour Throwdown - yellow, orange and blue 
Sisterhood of crafters - April showers
A perfect time to craft - anything goes
Dies r us - April showers