Sunday, 22 July 2012

Let's go fly a kite!

Good morning and hope that your morning is as bright as it is here! It's lovely when I get up to sit and have my first cup of tea of the day with the sun shining (although that hasn't been often this summer up to now! - but being always a 'cup half full' type of gal I keep hoping!).
I'm trying to make an effort not to witter on about drivel (I'm sure you're not really interested hearing about the trials of teenagers & pets with attitude!), so I'll get straight on to today's card!
I was asked to make a card for a little boy - and couldn't think of a more cute 'little boy' image than this one from Mo Manning

This digi stamp is called 'Kite' from MosDigitalPencil - and just love that little smile! 

I've coloured him with promarkers and pencils and added a little distress ink to the edges. The backing papers are from Coredinations and Tim Holtz, the two panels embossed with Crafts Concepts 'Starry Night' and then lightly sanded back, and the edges of the background square also sanded. The sentiment stamp is one of the Whimsy ticket sentiments (and ticket die cut), with some added twine and buttons (can' resist buttons!).  Quite a simple layout, but just think the image is a cutie, and didn't want to overwhelm him! 

Love the red and blue together (perhaps I'm feeling a bit patriotic?!) and he's such a lovely image - looks a bit cheeky, cute & grubby! (which is probably a general definition for most little boys! lol!).
Hope you like it.
Back soon, Kim x 

I'm entering this card into the following challenges :-
Raise the Bar - red, white & blue
Simply Create Too - use it two times (the ticket sentiment)
Phindy's Place - button it


  1. Your card is gorgeous, I love your choice of image and you've coloured him beautifully.

    Jo x

  2. Hi Kim. Goergeous card. Love the colours and design, which show off that fabulous image so well.
    It is a glorious sunny day here too.
    Happy crafting.
    Love Sandra xxx

  3. Gorgeous card Kim, I love the image and you have coloured him so beautifully. I love the layout too
    I hope you have a good day
    Hugs Sue

  4. This card is totally brilliant! The image is coloured up to perfection, and the whole composition is a delight to the eyes. Well done! Thank you for entering this week's challenge at Card Crafter's Circle.

  5. Fabulous colouring, the image is perfect and I love your layout. XX

  6. This is so adorable Kim. A gorgeous image and you have done Mo proud with the colouring of her image. Fab layout sweetie.


  7. oh wow this is so cute love that little lad and have done mos image so brilliantly love it hugs sassyx

  8. Wow love this! The embossing is great and I love the colors! Your image is also very adorable!


  9. how fab is this love the image and think these are perfect colours for him. Loving the inside too.

  10. Fab card Kim. Really cute image and great embossing and layout.
    Eileen x

  11. Hey Kim

    What a fabulous card - I just so so love it.

    Thanks for dropping by to see me and leaving me some lovely comments.

    Ta ta for now.

    Hazel x

  12. That is fab Kim. I must get that image, he is gorgeous - I am a sucker for boy images, you may have noticed this ;)


  13. Kim: Your card is beautiful--love the image. Glad you joined us for Challenge #18 - "Use it Twice"

    Simply Create Too Design Team Member

  14. what a sweet card ,love the colours and gorgeous layout
    thanks for joining us at the poodle parlour and good luck
    tracey x

  15. Adorable card on the papers, buttons and twines :)

    corporate gifts perth

  16. Another gorgeous card Kim. What a cute digi image!!! I do love those tickets too. Beautiful hun. Big hugs Clare xxx

  17. Hi Kim,Tilly and Poppy,
    Thanks for playing in our Children Challenge this week at Card Crafter’s Circle. I really like how you have created this cute card with a kite!! I love this layout you created and all your embellishments just make this come to life!
    Trish Munro
    Card Crafter’s Circle Design Team

  18. oh, oh, oh..i LOVE this card!! so very cute!! Thanks for joining us at Card Crafter's Circle and please come back again!

  19. Thanks for sharing your lovely card with Poodles Parlour 'Use a Digi' Challenge. Good luck.
    Diane x

  20. This is adorable, what a fun image. Thanks for playing along at the Phindy's Place Challenge.


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