Sunday, 12 August 2012

Mates Share Everything!

Good morning and hope that you've been enjoying a good weekend! We've been watching bits and pieces of the Olympics and although I'm no sports expert (unless sitting at a craft table counts?) I've been blown away by the all athletes we've seen. I'm looking forward to the closing ceremony tonight - which will probably be as quirky as the opening one! And Team GB have done wonders for some British spirit!

And it's a rather drab and blustery morning here in north west UK, but I feel that I need to don the gardening gear again and head forth once more to do battle with the garden! Having been away, etc., and with the wet but mild weather we've had (plus the recent sunshine) everything in the garden is not just rosy - it's rapidly overgrown and jungle-like. I keep wondering whether it would be easier just to get it listed as 'An Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty' or hopefully find some rare amphibian lurking by the pond so that we were ordered to leave it as a nature reserve, but I have a feeling that the neighbours would object....

So, to today's card before I head out with machete.  Another recent digi purchase from the fabulous Mo Manning - I just love all these characters, so there'll be a few more cropping up in the not too distant future!

This one is called Bronte and Louis, and I just love Bronte the dog! And he smiles just like our Tilly the Dog does!  I had to add that sentiment, as that is Tilly's philosophy of life - especially if you happen to have a biscuit, toast, sandwich..... any food really, and then she's your best friend for life! 

I've coloured the image with promarkers and pencils, although I think I need to practice that hair a bit! I've used Tim Holtz colour core cardstock, which distresses so well with a little sanding. I've embossed the red panel with Craft Concepts 'starry night' embossing folder and then sanded back. Then I've just added a little hessian weave for texture and some brads from my stash - and a little 'dog' button! This is probably about as CAS as I can manage! 
Hope you like it!  And thank you so much for all the lovely comments you leave - they really mean so much! Back soon, Kim x 

I'm entering this card into the following challenges:-
Do You Stack Up - four legged friends
Delightful Challenges - fibre/trim
Crafts and Me - use a digi


  1. Hi Kim, What a fun image. I am a huge Mo fan. I love how you have coloured this and the distressing and design detail.

  2. Hello Kim. Your card is gorgeous, that image is delightful and your colouring is fabulous. The colours are brilliant and I love the sentiment and the little dog button.
    I hope you have a good Sunday
    Hugs Sue

  3. hi kim your card hunnie ..such a cutie of a image scoffing biccis lol!!! love it hugs sassyxxx

  4. Aww I love this image, and I love your card too! Fab colours and design :o) Hugs, Lisa x

  5. What a sweet image. I love it. Thanks for joining us at Delightful sketches and hope to see you back.

  6. Hi Kim, thank you for all your lovely comments, so sorry I haven't popped by earlier but I just have to say your cards are delightful, love the sentiment on the baby card about Grandmothers.....awwww, your colouring is so lovely,
    hugs and best wishes

  7. Such an adorable card. Love that cute image.
    Thanks for joining us at DYSU this week xx

  8. He IS adorable! Love your simple approach to the layout! Thanks for joining us at DYSU!

  9. I love all the Bronte images too Kim. :-) You've done a lovely job with she and Louis. I like the distressing and the touch of burlap. Have a great week! Hugs!

  10. Another lovely card Kim. That little dog is so cute and love his little tongue hanging out. Hugs Clare xxx


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Kim x