Monday, 2 July 2012

A very girly pink!

Good morning all in Blogland and I hope that the weekend was a good one for you! It's Monday again - can't believe how quickly it comes around. A slightly chaotic weekend for us - my son is heading to France with school on Tuesday night so we've been trying to get his stuff together (harder than you might suppose, trying to keep a 13 year olds attention on boring stuff like clothes, etc., when he could be on his xbox/computer/skateboard/playing football.....). I don't know whether to feel more sorry for France or the teachers that are accompanying 72 boys....! And we're getting a carpet fitted & a new bed in my daughter's room. Isn't it strange how when one room is getting sorted it means that the rest of the house ends up in complete chaos? And if things are chaotic my stress levels rise dramatically! Thanks heavens for crafting - that is guaranteed to help me relax (well, most of the time lol!).
Anyway, enough of my waffling! Today's card is a vision in pink! I made this for my son to give to Lauren my daughter who will be 19 on Friday! I can't possibly be the mother of a 19 year old! I'm only 23! Lol! And it's my lovely step-daughter Lucy's birthday on Thursday - but as she's over 21 now I feel I can't divulge her age! So many birthdays in July!
This card was a 'Wee Digital Stamp' called Peggy and she has the most lovely expression!

I've coloured her with promarkers and the backing paper is from First Edition 'Birdsong' pad matted onto coredinations card.

 I've embossed the middle panel with CraftsToo folder and added lace from stash. the flowers (with a little added stickles!) are from Wild Orchid and I've used a Marianne hearts die cut. The tag also has a heart die cut & sheer ribbon from Joanna Sheen. 

For a change I decided to do an easel card and the little gold charm is also from Wild Orchid.
Hope you like her!  I've just got to get Jack to write the card before he heads off across the Channel - and make sure he writes something nice (rather than the usual affectionate insults that they trade with one another!).  Teenagers! Ho hum!
And can I just say a HUGE thank you to everyone who has been leaving such nice, supportive comments on my blog. I can't tell you how much they are appreciated! 
Back soon, Kim x 

I'm entering this card into the following challenges:-
The Ribbon Girls - a girly card
Stampalot Challenge - what's your crafting passion? (ribbon, lace, flowers)
PanPastelUKChallenge - use a digi
OneStitchAtATime - use a digi


  1. Really cute card, fab colour combo & embellishments!

    Thank you for sharing with us at Divas this week, good luck!
    Hugs Shell xx

  2. Morning Kim this is gorgeous. Love the image which is coloured beautifully. Love the layout and the tag is fab, also your colours and flowers are fabulous. Hope you are OK, Hugs. Caroline xxx

  3. That's such a pretty image that you've coloured perfectly and I love your layout too. I'm sure your daughter will be delighted with it.

    Hope you son enjoys his trip to France.

    Jo x

  4. Stunning card Kim. I love that sweet image and the colours, layout and embellishments are all gorgeous.
    Hope you son has a fab time in France
    Hugs Sue

  5. Sweet image nice embellishments and lovely colouring thanks for joining us this week at PanPastel uk.

    Kerry DT Leader

  6. This is gorgeous Kim! I got a pack of easel cards for my birthday, haven't made one yet though! Your layout is great and I love the tag too :)

    Tags xx

  7. Aw, this is so pretty - love the image and all the embellishment you've added!

    Thanks for joining the 'use a digi' challenge at One Stitch at a Time this week, and good luck!

  8. Beautifully pink and perfect Kim and great colouring of your image.

    Thanks for joining in our 'Crafty Passion' them at Stampalot challenge this month.

    B x

  9. H5 50 th5s 5s rea33y 36ve3y s6 *5n2 and g5r35e. Bea4t5f43 card. XX

  10. I saw your card on One stitch at a time and think it's absolutely gorgeous. So pretty and feminine. Just spent a happy 20 minutes looking through your other creations and you have made some really lovely cards (as well as other things)
    Eileen x

  11. Just adorable and the perfect amount of pink! Thanks for joining us at Stampalot this month.

  12. aw she is sooooo cute and soooooo pretty..soooo girly so very adorable and sooooo very special...hugs sassyxxx

  13. What an adorable image, and such a pretty card! Thanks for sharing it with us at Stampalot Challenge this month, and good luck.

    Lynne x

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  15. Beautiful card lovely image and love the colours and paper combo, thanks for sharing with us at Divas By Design Challenge this week, Jo xxx

  16. Gorgeous pink and girly easel card - hope the chaos is soon gone and all is settled again and your son has a great time over the channel. Thanks for joining in with the Ribbon Girl card challenge. Mary G and for the lovely comment you left on my blog!

  17. Wow Kim this is gorgeous hun, love this image she is so cute and you've coloured her beautifully, love all the little fabby detail too, hugs Liz xx

  18. This is lovely! Such a pretty card :o) Hugs, Lisa x

  19. This is very pretty Kim with a gorgeous layout.


  20. Wonderful creation
    Thanks for joining us at Sir Stampalot challenge this Month
    and good luck!


  21. Love the pink and such a beautifully colored image, the tag is a nice touch, thanks so much for joining our challenge this week at One Stitch at a Time

  22. Such a sweet image and beautiful colouring, I love the embossing too. Thank you so much for joining in with the PanPastel challenge blog
    Lindsay xx

  23. Gorgeous card, I love those flowers. Thanks or joining in with our use a digi challenge over at OSAAT and good luck. Julie x

  24. Very pretty! Thanks for joining the Sir Stampalot challenge this month, Ruth :)


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Kim x