Wednesday, 31 October 2012

Let it snow...

Good morning and I can't believe that it's Wednesday already! The week is flying past! I spent most of Sunday and Monday busy with the decorating and yesterday at work - in fact, nearly all day Monday was spent up and down a ladder painting the lounge ceiling. I was feeling rather bitter by the end of the day and did point out that whoever invented the idea of decorating should be glued with wallpaper paste to a wall and painted with a thick coat of paint.... At least I managed to keep Tilly the Dog away from the wet paint - it wouldn't have been the first time she'd ended up with added highlights! The wallpapering starts tomorrow so wish me luck....

So a quick post from me today with another Christmas card. I'm quite pleased that I've managed to get quite a few made this year so far - it's obviously been a good incentive having this blog and doing challenges as it's made me get a bit more organised with them!

I used one of my rubber stamps of Humphrey from Crafters Companion that I bought last year. I've coloured him with copics and promarkers, with some added stickles of course! 

And like any typical crafter, I can't bear to throw small pieces of nice crafting papers away! So I decided to use some of the 'offcuts' of my LOTV 'KraftyChristmas' papers and made the patchwork effect background with some added ribbon from stash. I think it works ok - and lets me use the saved bits lol! 
The poinsettia was made with a Marianne die. 
So quite a simple card, but I was quite pleased with the effect. 
I'll be back on Friday with lots of creations - as long as I've not fallen into the wallpaper paste! 
Back soon, Kim x 

I'm entering this card into the following challenges:-
DieCuttinDivas - anything goes
LEJ Designs - anything goes
PartyTimeTuesdays - anything goes
CraftyBloggersNetwork - anything goes


  1. This is beautiful,love the image and fab

  2. Love the patchwork effect. It works beautifully. Gorgeous card. Hugs Nina

  3. Gorgeous card Kim you have coloured Humphrey beautifully and the craft paper works wonderfully well. Good luck with the decorating. Caroline xxx

  4. I love the Humphrey and you've coloured him beautifully. Gorgeous card Kim.
    Lorraine x

  5. A beautiful card and such a good idea for using up scraps. Hope the decorating goes well (we start ours today so feel your pain!!!) xx

  6. This is gorgeous Kim. I love the cute image and the patchwork effect backing looks fabulous


  7. This is adorable and really gorgeous Kim. Love the patch-working it looks great. Hope the rest of the decorating goes smoothly.


  8. So cute Kim, fabulous colouring. Love all of the detail. Don't work to hard.

  9. Gorgeous card Kim and great use of your off cuts. Love the colours you have used. Congrats on your new DT position you deserve it.
    You have also made some fab cards during the past 2 weeks
    Eileen x

  10. great card Kim. Cute image and the DPs look fab.. Great design

    Hugs Kelly

  11. Beautiful card and image luv the LO.
    Chris x

  12. A wonderful card with a cute image and I love your background
    Thanks for joining in the lejdesigns challenge

  13. Gorgeous card Kim, love the image which is beautifully coloured and what a great idea for the patchwork backing, (also loving those Kraft papers).
    Colette xx

  14. Such a cute image and great colours, I love these LOTV papers. Fab card :o) Hugs, Lisa x

  15. This is gorgeous Kim, adorable image and love those papers....Good luck with the wallpapering.
    Hugs Wendy xx

  16. Patchwork always looks amazing. :-) That little ellie it too cute. Another great card for your Christmas stash Kim. Hugs!

  17. So adorable Kim, I just love the image and fabulous colouring and wonderful background papers and design..

    Luv CHRISSYxx


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Kim x