Wednesday, 30 May 2012

Cherish the moment

Good morning! Just thought I'd post a quick card on before I head off today to one of my favourite places - the craft shop! I'm lucky enough to have a great craft shop in our town - CardCraftUK - and although I get many of my supplies online (such an easy way of shopping these days!), I do try and support the smaller craft shops as well. And it's so nice for a paper addict like me to be able to pick papers up and have a good look - it's not quite the same on a computer screen lol! But with Father's Day coming up here in the UK, I really need a suitable sentiment stamp, so I'll let you know what I find!
Today's card features a LOTV stamp with one of their cute little boys on

Just love that expression! The stamp is called 'By the river' and I've coloured him with promarkers and prisma pencils

Not sure how well the colours show up - I'm afraid the substitute photographer took the picture (i.e. me!) as the better photographers (i.e. husband and 13 year old son!) were unavailable! For some reason my photos never seem to look quite as good as theirs :(
The stripy backing paper is from Nitwit and the different shades of brown heavyweight papers are from American Crafts. 
When trying to think of suitable embellishments, but in an effort to keep it simple, I decided to die cut the Meadow Leaf (from Poppystamps) in different shades of brown, layer them up and then add the Whimsy stamp sentiment. 
I was quite pleased with the effect - I've used that die so many times, but it seems to fit well with either boys cards or more girly cards with flowers & bows.
Hope you like the card! Right, I'll finish my jobs & head off for a browse through the crafting goodies! 
Back soon, Kim x 

I'm entering this card into the following challenges :-
CraftySentiments - anything goes
CelebratetheOccasion - anything goes
PartyTimeTuesday - anything goes
OneStopCraft - one for the boys


  1. Great card Kim love the image and the leaves look really effective in all those shades of brown. Might see you at said craftshop as I'm going this morning. Have a good day. Caroline xxx

  2. This is lovely Kim, I love that image and your colouring is fab.

    Enjoy your trip to the craft shop!

    Jo x

  3. This is awesome sweetie. I can't see anything wrong with the photo, it looks great. I saw you on MIM this week.


  4. Hi, just popped over from Make it Monday. Fabulous card. I love the cute image, perfect sentiment, the leaves are fantastic and the papers are gorgeous. Hugs, Jill x

  5. This is gorgeous Kim! I love the diecut leaves, they make a really good effect :) I love that image too, it's sooo cute! :D

    Tags xx

  6. This is adorable love all your Details saw you on MIM hugs Nikki # 68

  7. Hi Kim I have this stamp I must dig it out. Love the colours and reminds me of my little nephew loves playing pooh sticks on a bridge near us we even make the odd paper boat

  8. That is one adorable image and I love the details behind the sentiment, sweet card! Thank you for joining us this week @ CTO for our "Anything Goes" challenge :)

  9. Ohhhh, so cute! I loved admiring your wonderful card. The layout and embellishments really showcase that fantastically colored image. ;)

    Thank you so much for taking the time to link up your talent and creative ideas with us at Make It Monday!
    Lisa xx

  10. Visiting from MIM, what a lovely card.

  11. Adorable card Tilly, love the cute image and colouring, and the leaves look fabulous with the sentiment.

    Thanks for joining in with us at Crafty Sentiments .

    Luv CHRISSYxx

  12. Fabulous card!
    Thanks for joining CTO this week!


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Kim x