Friday, 12 October 2012

Pretty Easels!

Good morning! I can't believe that it's Friday again already, although I'm ready for the weekend. I seem to have had a haze of constant headaches and migraines this last week or so, so I'm just hoping this weekend is a bit more relaxing! Mind you, with the usual comings and goings of our house it never seems really quiet - except when the offspring are all away! But despite my moans, I do love having a house full really!
Anyway, as it's Friday it's time for a new challenge over at CraftyCatz, and this week our lovely Carol has chosen the challenge of 'Easel Cards' - so a nice easy one for everyone!
My creation for this is

I've used  the gorgeous 'Winter Fairy' from Wee Stamps - aren't these just the cutest pair?!

I've coloured the image with promarkers and a couple of spectrum noir pens that I got to try. And of course I had to add some Stickles!  The backing papers were printed from the Artylicious 'Seasons Greetings' cd which I bought ages ago. I used it a few times then it got put away and, to my shame, I forgot about it until a week or so ago - oops! There are some gorgeous designs on there, so I'll make sure I use a few! 
I've added holly leaves from Cheery Lynn dies, punched snowflakes (with more stickles!) and a punched border with my Tonic punch. The ribbon is from Joanna Sheen, with red beads for holly berries and then some pearly bits from my pearl pen.
Hope you like it! 
So do pop over to the CraftyCatz challenge and join in. Our sponsor this week is 
Floppy Latte Designs
with a $10 prize! 

Back soon, Kim x 
I'm entering this card into the following challenges:-
Divas by Design - anything goes
Crafts and Me - anything goes
Simon Says Stamp - dies/punches


  1. Morning Kim fabulous card I love that particular image which you have coloured so beautifully and the layout is fantastic love the holly corner. Have a great weekend. Caroline xxx

  2. Lovely card Kim. Love the colours and you may just have inspired me for a card I wasn't sure about!

    Susan x

  3. Good Morning Kim, Another gorgeous design and love the colouring.

  4. Hi Kim. This is another beautiful card. The image is gorgeous and you've coloured it beautifully. Love your layout too.

    Have a lovely weekend.

    Jo x

  5. Hi again Kim. Simply beautiful, and I just love Easel cards. Beautiful delicate colours and cute image.
    Love Sandra xxx

  6. Another stunner Kim. I was looking at this stamp the other day and thinking when I would colour her as she is so lovely. The lilac tones are wonderful and I love the detail.

  7. What an adorable card sweetie. A great entry for our Challenge. Love the colours and layout. Thank you for sharing with us at Creative Card Crew and good luck.

  8. kim she is adorable superby..card and loving the lilacs too have a super dooper weekend hugs sassyxxxxxx

  9. This is gorgeous Kim. I love the sweet image, your beautiful colouring and fabulous layout


  10. Like the sweet look to your wonderfully embellished card. I host a challenge at Speedy TV Mark's Finest Papers Simple Salutations and the challenge this wk challenge #14 is Birds. Membership is free in MFP. Please join & enter. Thank you.
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"
    MFP Simple Salutations Hostess

  11. Beautiful! Such a cute image

    Thanks for joining us at the Creative Card Crew Bird challenge

    Margaret xx

  12. Hi Kim. Just love your colour combo on this card. What an adorable image. Have a great weekend. Hugs Nina

  13. So sorry that you are getting plagued with migraines at the moment Kim. I get them but no way as bad as I used to (used to have to get the doctor out to give me injections to stop being sick and pain relief). I know a lot of the RA treatment I am on (like anti inflammitories) have really helped settled them down. Hope you are on treatment for when they are bad hun.
    Another beautiful card. Love lilac's and purples. Such a beautiful image too. Hope you have a great weekend hun and get a nice rest. Hugs Clare xxx

  14. This is gorgeous Kim, love the image.
    Wendy xx

  15. Lovely. :-) Those soft shades of purple are so pretty with this little fairy. Hugs!

  16. Gorgeous and beautiful card Kim just love the image and fabulous paper's and love the holly die must get one of these ,have a lovely weeknd my friend
    Hugs Dianne xx :)

  17. Good morning Kim, I just love this, so cute and fab colours, a sweet

  18. Hi Kim, fab card for the challenge this week, adorable image, have a lovely weekend, x carol

  19. Beautiful! Love the image and soft colors. Thanks for playing along with Creative Card Crew!

  20. Such a sweet card. Love the image and my favourite colour! Naomi

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  22. A gorgeous card Kim, love those scrumptious colours and your little Wee is adorable.

    Heather xx
    Thanks so much for joining us with Simon Says Stamp challenge.

  23. Beautiful card Kim, so sweet and pretty.
    Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp
    hugs Mandy xx


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Kim x