Friday, 20 July 2012

I am sailing...

Good morning all and it's Friday - and challenge time again! Over at Crafty Catz this week the new challenge is - Monochrome! And the sponsor for this week is

and the winner will receive 3 digital stamps. So do have a look over at the CraftyCatz Challenge Blog - and I warn you, the DT have done some fantastic work this week! So have a browse at their creations for inspiration (and do visit their blogs - they're a very talented bunch!) - and then start crafting!
My contribution for this challenge is

I love this little character from LOTV with his sailing boat - and doesn't he look proud! I wasn't sure about colouring him in monochrome, but decided to take the bull by the horns - or rather the promarkers & pencils to hand! After my initial doubts I think he turned out ok. 
The backing papers are from K&Co (the spotty one!), and American Crafts, with a panel embossed with Cuttlebug 'Swiss Dots'. For added definition I decided to add some stitching round the panels and distress ink. The sentiment is also from LOTV - with a die cut from Spellbinders 'lattice motifs'. I added some twine and a wooden button & a little metal ships wheel from my stash. 
Hope you like him! 
Back soon, Kim x 

I'm entering this card into the following challenges:-
DivasbyDesign - anything goes
DudeTimeDoodles - anything goes
Sisterhood of Crafters - lets hear it for the boys
Stamp n Plus - anything goes


  1. Morning Kim fabulous card you have coloured the image beautifully and the layout is gorgeous. Love the stitching. Caroline xxx

  2. Stunning card Kim. Love it.

    Susan xx

  3. Hi Kim,
    this LOTV boy is such a sweetie and I really like the monochrome card you made with him, especially the dotted papers, the stitching and the wooden button.
    Hugs, Anja

  4. I love what you have done with this image. xx Flora

  5. Stunning card Kim, I love the image and the soft colours are wonderful

    I hope you have a great weekend

  6. Wow stunning Kim!!! definitely one of my favourites of your's (notice I say one of them lol!). You certainly know how to work those browns. your stitching is fantastic. Hugs Clare xxx

  7. oh wow this is a stunner love the colour you have used i hope you have a lovely weekend
    linda x

  8. Brown provides so many monochrome options! Love your coloring and layout. NancyD

  9. I think this card is such a sweet one - ideal for a young boy! I love the color scheme, and the stitching is a really nice feature. I also love the image and the embellishments you've used - they're just right for the theme of this card!

  10. OH WOW ... very cute creation! LOVE the design! Thanks so much for joining us at The Sisterhood ‘LET’S HEAR IT FOR THE BOYS’ challenge and please come back again soon!
    one of the 'Sistahs'

  11. What a sweet boy card. Great color palette. Thanks for playing with us at the Stamp N Plus challenge.

  12. Super cute card, love monotones! Tilly is one cutie-pie pup! Thanks for joining this week's challenge at Dude Time Doodles!

  13. Hi Kim
    A gorgeous card love the image and fabulous colour's have a lovely weekend my friend
    Hugs Dianne xx :)

  14. Great looking monochromatic card! Love your color choices for this super cute image. So glad you joined us for the Anything Goes (for a dude) challenge at Dude Time Doodles this week.

  15. What a perfect boy card. Love the brown and how you tilted that one piece of paper in the background. It adds interest to the card. Thanks for joining us at Stamp N Plus.

  16. Great card, I love the monochrome colouring! Thanks so much for playing at Dude Time Doodles this week!
    Good Luck
    Dawn xx

  17. Oh, this card is absolutely wonderful. Hope you're enjoying the weekend!

  18. Hi Kim, what a brilliant card - love the image and your monotone colour scheme is just great.

    Thanks for joining in with us at Divas by Design this week.


  19. What a great dude card! Love your colour scheme and all your added details! Thanks for joining us at Dude Time Doodles this week

  20. OK?!?! He turned out beautifully! Gorgeous card - and those are some really incredible colors. Thanks for playing along with The Sisterhood of Crafters for our Let's Hear It For The Boys Challenge!

  21. How gorgeous is this, the image is adorable the colour theme is stunning as is your colouring,
    I hope you have had a lovely week full of sunshine,
    have a lovely day my Friend,
    Hugs Bridget :0) x

  22. Adorable Card! Super Cute Image! Love the Colors! Thank you so much for playing with us at Stamp N Plus July Challenge! Please Come Back and Play with us again!

    Many Blessings,


I love reading your comments - and thanks for taking the time to leave one!
Kim x