Saturday, 26 May 2012

In Trouble Again!

I hope everyone is enjoying their weekend - and I hope your weather is like ours, which has been so warm and sunny! It actually feels like summer is here! We've been making the most of it with barbecues and having meals outside - so I hope you've been able to enjoy it too. Only thing is that it's a bit warm for Tilly the Dog - so we have to go walkies later in the evening! She's just come back now from our evening ramble round the field at the back of us - so she's quite happy now.
Today's card is something of a departure for me! I've used a little stamp from Paintbox Poppets called 'In Trouble Again' and I just think his expression is wonderful. I've seen that face many times before on my youngest! I thought I'd try something a bit different so went for a monochrome effect with minimal embellishment, but I think it works ok.

The card is a 5" square one and the backing papers in shades of grey & black are from American Crafts - great quality heavyweight papers. 

I've coloured him with promarkers and prisma pencils, and I must admit that it's more of a challenge doing a black & white image than a colour one! But I was quite pleased with how he turned out.
The gingham ribbon is from Joanna Sheen and the sentiment stamp is from LOTV. The black gems are from my stash. 
I found it quite hard to stop myself adding any other embellishments - my fingers always twitch towards flowers, buttons, fabrics, etc.! 
Anyway, hope you enjoy the rest of the weekend and I'll be back soon
Kim x 

I'm entering this card in the following challenges :-
The Poodles Parlour - monochrome
CharismaCardz - no flowers
Joyful Stamper - Anything Goes


  1. Fabulous card Kim you have coloured him perfectly have a great weekend. Caroline xxx

  2. Hey Kim

    Beautiful card with such a fabulous image - love it.

    Thanks for dropping in and leaving me a comment.

    Enjoy the rest of your weekend.


    Hazel xx

  3. This is fab Kim! I love the monochrome, you've coloured it in so well! Great card :)

    Enjoy the rest of your weekend :D

    Tags xx

  4. Absolutely fantastic ! Fine and delicate work. Simple and clean style. Bravo ! I like !

    Thanks for joining us at Charisma Cardz this week.

    Hugs from France.

  5. Beautiful card, sweet image. thanks for joining us at Poodles Parlour, good luck, cheers Sue N x

  6. Hi Kim!!! yes we have this gorgeous weather here in sunny Eastbourne too. It is lovely isn't it. I do feel sorry for the animals though as not like they can peel their fur coats off. I have fans on, windows open and conservatory doors open thoughout the bungalow. I have 2 cats, 4 guinea pigs (who I am baby sitting for a friend), a 10 week old squirrel and a 7 day old hedgehog here which I am caring for so trying to keep the place at a reasonable temperature to accomidate all!!!. Saying that the baby hedgehog is on a heat pad as he is only about 2 inches and not got his Mum to snuggle up to bless. Anyway enough about my lot. Your card is absolutely gorgeous hun. Your colouring is amazing. I do love that you have just stuck to black & white throughout. You are such a talented lady. That stamp really is a darling isn't it. Typical boy expression!!!. You take care hun. Hugs Clare xxx

  7. lovely card
    thanks for joining us at Charisma this week

  8. I too struggle with monochrome, or CAS cards, always feel as if I've forgotten something, but this is perfect. Absolutely love the image, and the colour scheme works so well. Beautiful! x

  9. Beautiful creation and I love that image thanks for playing along with us at poodles
    Jacki xx

  10. Fab image and beautifully coloured. Thanks so much for joining in with this week's Charisma Cardz challenge.
    Jenni x


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Kim x