Wednesday, 8 August 2012

Back From Holiday!

Good afternoon all and hope that your week is going well? I'm back in Blogland again after a week's holiday in the (very hot) sunshine of Santorini - an absolutely beautiful little Greek island! It's a gorgeous place, with classic 'Greek' views of cliff tops, turquoise blue sea, blue & white buildings, etc.  We had a very relaxing week, enjoying the sun, good food and stunning scenery - in fact, I'd almost forgotten what a cloud looked like until we arrived back at Manchester airport last night! Temperatures have been in the mid- to high 30s - so it definitely feels on the fresher side here at home although thankfully the sun is shining today (so at least I can get the washing dry lol!).  I love going on holiday and love coming home again afterwards - just not the unpacking, tidying, laundry, etc.! Ho hum!
A couple of views of Thira (or 'Fira', however you wish to spell it!)

Anyway, I'm looking forward to spending some time over the next few days catching up with everyone's blogs - and getting all my craft stuff out again and playing!
But for now I thought I'd share a card with you that I made for someone I've been friends with for many years.  Her daughter recently gave birth to a little girl - and they've called her Grace (such a lovely name). It feels so strange as I was staying with Liz when she went into labour with her daughter Hannah and then visited her in hospital when Hannah was a day old! And now over 24 years later it's Hannah who's had baby Grace - doesn't time just fly? I'm so looking forward to going to Manchester to visit them and have a baby cuddle! We've been joking about Liz being able to enter the 'glamorous granny' competitions now, so the sentiment seemed appropriate!

I've used the Mo Manning digi stamp - 'spit happens' - and coloured it with promarkers and pencils, and lightly distressed the edges. The backing papers are from Nitwit. 

I've used a Tonic floral border punch and Spellbinders 'Persian motifs' die for the corners. The sentiment is printed from the 'puter! Then just added some ribbons and buttons and pearls from my stash. 
Quite a cutie! 

So, apologies for the rather long and waffling post. I look forward to strolling round Blogland again and catching up with everyone. And a big thank you to all the new followers who've joined my rather rambling blog and crafty creations - and for all the lovely supportive comments you leave, they really mean so much! 
Back soon,
Kim x 

I'm entering this card into the following challenges:-
Papertake Weekly - anything goes
Craft Your Passion - anything goes


  1. This is gorgeous...Thank you for joining us at Craft your Passion, and good luck.

    Caz, CYP DT

  2. Hi glad you got home safe and looks like you brought us the weather. Loving the card and what a lovely story precious momnets

  3. Your card is just Gorgeous and I love your sentiment! Very nicely done! Thanks for sharing with us at Jackson's Digital Expressions!
    Chana, DT Coordinator

  4. Such an adorable card Kim, I love the cute image and the sentiment is so lovely.
    I'm glad you had a good holiday, it certainly looks like a lovely place to visit

    Hugs Sue

  5. This is one of my all time favorite Mo images and you have colored it so wonderfully. Love all the pink and the pretty buttons and ribbon treatment. Glad you had a wonderful trip and it's nice to have you back with us Kim. :-) Hugs!

  6. The sentiment is so cute and so is your card! It's nice to view your work at Jackson's Digital Expressions.

  7. Glad you enjoyed your holiday Kim :) I just got back from mine too :) Fab card - I love that image and that sentiment is so sweet and true too!
    Tags xx

  8. Your card is so adorable! Thanks for playing along with us at Jacksons Digital Expressions.

  9. This is an adorable baby card. Sweet image and nice papers.
    Thanks for joining us at the fashionista challenge.
    Gr. Samantha

  10. That is such an adorable card! I really love the sentiment that you have used with it. Those pictures are also amazing, really makes me want to go and visit!

    Thanks for joining us as Jackson’s Digital Expressions this week. Hope to see you again next week. DT Crafting Vicky

  11. adorable card hunnie....and iloved santorini...which mode of transport did you go for..great fun isnt it embarking to a water taxi.....loved the cruise.butn ot getting into the water taxi the ship atayed anchored further out too shallow for the cruise ship .glad you had a fab time and a fab card to come back to see.... wonderful sentiment sassyxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

  12. Super sweek card w/the perfect sentiment. Thanks for joining us at Jackson Digital Expressions. Good luck and join us again soon. xx Rachelle JDE DT

  13. Sweet and fun. Thanks for joining in on the fun at JDE

  14. Adorable card with cute sentiment. Love it !
    Thanks for joining us at Fasionista challenge

  15. this is so beautiful!! i love the colours and the design. lovely image to!!
    wish you a nice day. hugs tess.


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Kim x