Sunday, 14 October 2012


Good morning and hope that your weekend is going well! It's a bright & crisp morning here (for 'crisp' you can translate 'down right freezing'!). There was a good layer of ice on the car this morning as I gave my daughter a lift to work - bbrrrr! But at least the sun is shining and I can cope with the cold a lot better when it's bright - so much better than grey clouds and rain.

Today's card features a gorgeous little cutie stamp from LOTV (do they make any other sort of stamp...?) called 'Ooops'

Oh I recognise that expression so well! 
Any of you that have children will, I am sure, have experienced those "It wasn't me!" moments - or was that just mine..? And I have to say, without fear of discrimination here, that we had (and possibly still have!) more of those moments with my youngest son than the girls.  I remember many incidents so well...., the blocked sink (due to cotton ear buds being put down the plug hole), the mysterious stains that appear on soft furnishings that seem to uncannily match whatever food or drink has just been consumed in the vicinity, coming in to find Tilly the Dog dressed in football shirts, etc. One abiding memory is of finding scratches on a highly polished table that I'd inherited from my late mum when I began to polish it one day. When confronted my son gave the usual "It wasn't me" response - which would have perhaps have carried a little more weight had he not actually scratched his own name into the varnish.... Sigh. Perhaps that's why I love the LOTV and Mo images of little boys! 

I've coloured this little rogue with promarkers and pencils.  The backing papers are from First Edition 'Birdsong' with some added stitching and all edges distressed with 'Antique Linen'.  Then I've added bakers twine and a button.  The ticket was made with a Whimsy die and then letters added with Sizzix rub-ons. 
And the sentiment is printed from the computer

and with a little pocket inside! If it wasn't for reviving cups of tea I would have given up long ago! 
Anyway, apologies once more for the waffling post! And thank you for sticking with me! 
Enjoy the rest of your weekend - and hope the sun is shining wherever you are!
Back soon, Kim x 

I'm entering this card into the following challenges:-
CraftyMess - anything goes
Craft Your Passion - hip to be square
2SistersChallenge - anything goes
Divas by Design - anything goes


  1. Happy Sunday Morning Kim. Your card is lovely. Fabulous image and I love all of the detail. Enjoyed my read and now off to have a cup of tea.

  2. Oh Kim, as you say Tea is always a good calmer.
    Gorgeous card and image,fab papers.
    Have a good day x

  3. Hello Kim. Fab card. Love the design and colours, and the image is just fabulous. I think we have all seen that expression at some time in our lives.
    Love Sandra xxx

  4. They say that boy's just never grow up, my sister's husband still claims it wasn't him even though there are only 2 of them in their house:)
    Great card for a boy Kim. Love the image and choice of papers and design
    Eileen x

  5. Gorgeous card Kim I know that expression well. The image is coloured beautifully and the layout is fabulous. Caroline xx

  6. Your card is gorgeous I love the layout and colours and Oh you made me chuckle especially with the name scratched on the table, priceless!! Have a lovely day, Karenxx

  7. Good Afternoon,
    I just love the layout, colours, the whole thing and the stories.
    That wee face reminds me of the time our son kicked his football through the garage window.
    Love the added extra in the inside.
    Off to have one of those right now
    Have a Great day


  8. Loved reading your stories leading up to this card :) Your colouring of this fun image is wonderful. The stitching and the baker's twine are lovely details. Great idea for the inside, too. Thanks for joining our Hip to be Square challenge at Craft Your Passion Challenges this week. I hope you'll play along again soon.

  9. Another great posting Kim along with an awesome card once again. Full of great detail. It is lovely and sunny here today. It is cold one side of the apartment, hubby opened the kitchen window and got frozen while he was washing up, but the hobby room is boiling and we have the window opened on it's setting like a picture frame.

    Enjoy the rest of your Sunday.


  10. LOL.... love the card design... how sweet is he,the papers are fab,and it all works so well together, great attention to detail and the tea bag is a fab idea ;-).. aren't children entertaining my daughter is an only child and her imaginary friend who was around for few years got the blame for everything !!

  11. What a great card design. The addition of the tea bag is just perfect. Hugs Nina

  12. What a great idea Kim. Lovely card :)

    I too, love all the LOTV boy images cos they remind me so much of my boys. Especially this image. He is just Scott. It wasn't me, it was Craig.... mmmmmmm.

    Susan xx

  13. Gorgeous card Kim. I love the image and your colours and design look fabulous. What a brilliant idea to put a teabag inside! Love it!!
    Lorraine x

  14. Super card and a great story.Fab design and how lovely to open this and find a little gift.And I'm quite familiar with those 'It wasn't me' scenarios too!Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion.Hope to see you again next week :D
    Lisa x

  15. Love this image, your layout & colour scheme & fab idea for the inside.

  16. LOL I love the story about your son and the scratches on the table. hee hee This is a great card Kim. I really like the sentiment you've used inside and out. Hugs!

  17. A fabulous card, love the image and great design...thanks for joining us at Divas!
    Helen x

  18. Love your gorgeous creation....thanks for joining the Divas!
    xxx Margreet

  19. hard to resist this cheeky little fellow. Great choice for our challenge.
    Thank you for taking part in the Craftymess 'Anything Goes' with us.



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Kim x