Sunday, 23 September 2012

Waiting for Santa!

Good morning all and hope that your weekend is going well? Thankfully it has started quite bright & sunny here - if a bit chilly! - which is a good job as I have earmarked today as yet another 'get the garden under control' day! My husband is back from his travels and I always feel it's a good idea to dismiss memories of nice hotels, etc., with a good spell of distinctly unglamorous labouring in the garden and jobs in the house! I'm so cruel... lol!

Anyway, today's card has one of the sweet new stamps from LOTV 'Pup with stocking'. I suppose whenever we buy new stamps or images it's because they appeal to us in some way, either because they make us smile, feel they'd be particularly suitable for a certain person or occasion, or because they trigger memories. When I showed this card to my offspring I asked them what story they thought was attached - and they immediately replied 'because the dog gets a bigger Christmas stocking than everyone else'! Yes, I know that our 'children' are all taller than me and in their teens (and older!) but there would still be a mass rebellion and major sulking on Christmas morning if stockings weren't put out - and dutifully filled. However, there is usually some grumbling about the fact that Tilly the Dog has a slightly bigger stocking than anyone else! Not that she's complaining...! So when I saw this stamp it made me smile!


Just look at that expression! I suppose I really should have coloured the pup black like Tilly (perhaps next time!) but to be fair, I can't imagine Tilly sitting so patiently in front of it for long. The only time she usually sits nicely like that is if there is food involved.

I've coloured the image with promarkers and pencils. The kraft backing paper is from LOTV, the deep red poinsettia paper is from Joanna Sheen cd (and I'm trying to remember which one!) and the glistening poinsettia paper is from a gorgeous First Edition pad 'Vintage Christmas' that I bought last week. 
I've added poinsettias made with a Marianne die, and a holly leaf (hand cut!) with holly berries from my stash. The sentiment is from LOTV. 
Hope you like it! 
So apologies for another rambling post - I'm not quite sure how this blog ended up being part craft and part waffle about our slightly boring/slightly bizarre household! But thank you for all the lovely comments you leave all the same! I'm continually surprised by how many of you stick with the stories! 
Enjoy the rest of your Sunday - and I'll go and get the wellies on! 
Back soon, Kim x 

Disdigidesigns - more than one die cut/punch (poinsettias, circle)
Christmas Crafting - traditional colours
MarianneDesignDivas - stamp something
Divas by Design - lots of layers







27 comments:

  1. Hi Kim
    Sunday morning is complete. I have visited your blog, read my story and looked at your wonderful card. You really should consider taking up writing, you have the flair and the flow.
    On to the card. Very sweet image, wonderfully coloured and love all of the design papers.
    Hugs
    Laine
    X

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  2. Hello Kim. So pretty and a very cute image. Love the papers and your design, fabulous.
    Enjoy the gardening.
    Love Sandra xxx

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  3. Morning Kim...aw so cute, adorable card,Hope you are having a good weekend, hugs carol x

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  4. This one is definitely an awwwwwwwwwwwwww card. Really cute image and love the papers you have used. Great layout and design.
    Enjoy your gardening
    Eileen x

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  5. Awwww I love this image Kim and I really enjoyed reading your story too so keep them coming!! The traditional festive colours you have used are gorgeous and I love the poinsettia too.
    Enjoy your gardening
    Sue

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  6. Hi kim, fabulous card the image is soooo cute and coloured fabulously love the layout and the designa and papers are beautiful. Your blog certainly cheers me up. Sorry not commented for so long health still a bit up and down. Hugs Caroline xxx

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  7. hi kim ....what a cute card with such a adorable little dog...fabulous work hunnie hugs sassyxxxx

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  8. Lovely card Kim and great story behind the choice of stamp too. I love images that evoke memories.

    Edna x

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  9. This is gorgeous Kim, that image is sooo cute and I love your choice of papers and layout :)

    Tags xx

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  10. Afternoon from a slightly warm but still very sunny Glasgow! No, I can't believe it either.

    Gorgeous card. Just love that image.

    Susan x

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  11. Lovely card Kim, that image is so sweet and your colours are great

    hugs Vicky xxx (from a very wet Warickshire)

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  12. Hi Kim, It's me again! Just popping back for another look at your gorgeous card and to say thank your for taking part in the Joanna Sheen Challenge

    Sue

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  13. Hi Kim, awwww that is just sooo cute! Image and card!! We always had dogs growing up, but hubby is allergic and also grew up with cats as pets - so we've got cats. They stil get a Christmas stocking tho!

    Sarah

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  14. Awww Kim, this is such a cutie, super colouring and the papers are fabulous.
    Keep him busy lol!
    Thanks for joining us at CCAYR and good luck.
    Hugs Sue W.

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  15. This is so adorable Kim, I love the layout and that sweet image. Thank you for joining us at Marianne Design Divas. Good luck in the draw.
    Hugs
    Suzi x

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  16. Awh! This is just so sweet Kim...lovely colours and such a sweet image...
    Hope you had a good day yesterday...it's wet and cold here in Doncaster today...
    Hugs,
    Marjorie
    xx

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  17. Awww, such a sweet card Kim. Love the image, fab papers and great layout.
    Hugs
    Caz x

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  18. Awesome colouring sweetie and I love your papers. We also love your ramblings, your postings wouldn't be the same without them. Lol!!! Hope the weather is better for you as it is cold and raining here in Stevenage.

    Hugs
    Cathy
    xxxxx

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  19. Such a sweet image!I love the card,great backing papers..Thanks for sharing it with us at ATCs/Cards with Attitude

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  20. Great wee card, I love the colours you've used and the layout is fab too!
    Thanks for joining us over on ATCs With Attitude.
    Hugs Alison x x

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  21. LOL If food is involved my pup is definitely NOT going to be still. The image is adorable and you've created another wonderful Christmas card for your stash. I have GOT to get busy! :-) Hugs!

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  22. Gorgeous card. Thanks for joining us this week at Diva's
    Hugs
    Jayne

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  23. What a cute card. Thanks for joining us at CCAYR this month.

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  24. Beautiful card the pets in my house get xmas gifts too, love the image and DP's you have used thank you for entering the challenge at Christmas Crafting

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  25. Aweee...super cute image and design...lovely DP's as well.

    Thanks for joining us at Di's this challenge and hope to see you back again!

    Rina~~ DT

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  26. Love this beautiful image. Thank you for joining us at Christmas Crafting.
    Debbie x

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