Sunday, 21 October 2012

A relaxing Christmas....

Good morning all in Blogland and hope that your weekend has been going well. Bit chilly here this morning (well, it is autumn I suppose lol!) but the sun is shining which is always a bonus!  Just the usual weekend's comings and goings in our house but I'm bracing myself today. Yesterday my daughter's new desk arrived and that means that we're going to be putting it together today.... Oh dear.
Perhaps I should explain. My hubby and I have been together over 23 years. We get along very well, make one another laugh (one of the most important ingredients in a relationship in my opinion!) and enjoy spending time together..... - until DIY gets involved. We never normally argue - my husband's not very good at taking part in a good argument so I gave up trying a long time ago! However, the occasions that nearly always lead to bickering are when we're trying to do DIY together.  I'm from the "just get on with it" school of DIY whereas my husband likes to take his time, measure things out and, in my opinion, generally faff about too much. Sigh. Hence I'm bracing myself for the inevitable clash when we get this desk & room sorted later. I'm planning decorating at the end of this month but worked out a while ago that it's a lot less stressful if I do it myself, put my music on and get on with it. Then I've only got myself to complain to when something goes wrong. And marital peace can be maintained.....

Anyway, that's Sunday mornings waffle over with! And on to today's card.

I've used an LOTV stamp - 'Christmas Snooze' - and this just looks a perfect way to spend time at Christmas! 
I've coloured the image with promarkers and pencils

The backing papers are from First Edition and Dovecraft, with some red card for matting. The ribbon and lace are from Cart-Us, as is the fabric covered brad.  The sentiment is also from LOTV. 

with the inside decorated to match.
So quite a simple card from me today. I'm making an effort to produce some 'postable' Christmas cards, as although it's tempting to get carried away with the embellishments, it's not really practical for a lot of them. And postage charges being what they are in this country I could be bankrupt before I've even bought Christmas presents lol! 
So, apologies for the moaning waffle about domestic arguments! And can I just say a big thanks once again for all the lovely positive comments you leave - they mean such a lot. And a warm welcome to my new followers - and I promise I don't waffle on quite so much on all my posts! 
Enjoy the rest of your weekend,
Back soon, Kim x

I'm entering this card into the following challenges:-
ChristmasStampinallyearlong - traditional colours
PoodlesParlour - anything goes
LilisLittleFairies - anything goes
CardsGalore - anything goes


  1. Love the colours you have used here and the texture. Relax through your eventful day. xx Flora

  2. Happy Sunday morning Kim. Lovely card. Your colouring just gets better and better. Love all off the details. Hope all goes well on the DIY front.

  3. Gorgeous card Kim love the image and the layout is fabulous. Good luck with putting the desk together. Caroline xxx

  4. A beautiful card, great image and fab layout.

    Good luck with the DIY - sounds familiar!

    Jo x

  5. This is gorgeous Kim. I love your layout. I find it difficult to make the card look anything while trying to keep it flat. You seem to achieve it without any trouble. Good luck with putting the desk together and also your forthcoming decorating.


  6. A gorgeous card, beautiful design. I know what you mean about postage costs, have got caught myself lately! Hope the DIY goes smoothly1 x

  7. Beautiful creation thanks for playing along with us at poodles
    Jacki xx

  8. Gorgeous card! Love the design and your colouring is perfect! Laughed at your story about you and the hubs arguing over the DIY - ditto at my house! We need a good go at it, then we settle in and git er done but we inevitably have that little spat when we start. Ahhhh... if only they would listen! hahahahaha... have a good one!

  9. Hi Tilly. Adore the way you've designed this card. It is lovely and that stamp is lush. I really like the LOTV stamps. Gorgeous colours too! Lastly fantastic colouring of course. Hugs xxx

  10. Gorgeous card. I love the image, beautifully coloured and the pretty backing papers.I hope the desk went together easily! My hubby and I are the same...he faffs about far too much, drives me nuts!! lol
    Lorraine x

  11. Ooh, his and hers DIY, good luck with that! Oh this is just a gorgeous card hun! Thanks so much for joining us at LLF Anything Goes this week. Hugs, Fairy Squirrel xx

  12. hello, you card is too cute and so gorgeous, thanks to play with us at CSAYL, hope to see you soon, biz

  13. Gorgeous card, image is so sweet and beautifully coloured, love the finish inside and out.
    Colette xx

  14. You gotta just love Lili of the Valley. Your card is beautiful in everyway. Thanks for joining us over at CSAYL xx

  15. This is so beautiful! That image is really cute and you colored it so well. And I love that circle stamp with the greeting in it. Love the inside of your card too, I never really think about decorating the inside of mine. Thanks for playing with CSAYL.

  16. LOL Glad I'm not the only one who has trouble in the DIY area. Mine always assumes I know as much about machinery and tools as he does and them gets frustrated when that doesn't prove true. LOL Your card is precious. Really sweet image and wonderfully put together card Kim. Hugs!

  17. Gorgeous card! Thank you for entering the Cards Galore Challenge...good luck! xx


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Kim x