Sunday, 18 November 2012

Time for apple pie

Good morning all in Blogland and hope that your weekend has been going well. It's a quiet Sunday morning here - at the moment. It probably won't last long though! My daughter has headed off to work (she does a weekend/holiday job whilst she's at uni) and my son and his friend (who stayed over - we call him our 'other son' as he seems to semi-live at our house) haven't emerged from the pit yet. As 14 year olds with a new X-Box game they were pretty occupied last night - until the Big Bad Bear (i.e. me!) said they'd got to turn things off and get to bed! Spoilsport!  But my hubby and I will probably be clearing stuff out today - we've got builders coming in tomorrow to do some long-overdue work on our bathroom and much as I'm looking forward to it being done I'm dreading the mess and upheaval. However, Tilly the Dog will enjoy having workmen here - there's always the chance of some extra fuss and attention and she's always willing to sit and share their lunches with them if given the opportunity! Poppy the Grumpy Cat hates workmen though and will probably spend most of the next week or so grumbling and growling. I've got visions of her heading off down the road with her belongings tied in a knotted handkerchief....!

Anyway, on to today's card. I thought I'd share with you the card I made for my eldest step-daughter Charlotte's birthday that was last week

I used a Sarah Kay stamp 'Time for Apple Pie' and coloured her with promarkers and pencils

And for once I was quite pleased with my colouring (I'm usually my own worst critic!).  The backing papers are from Teresa Collins and First Edition, with coredinations card for matting & layering. I've used a Spellbinders floral oval die, with some added stitching and lace.  The little wooden embellishment is from CraftyEmblies, and the heart die is a Marianne one.
The scrummy flowers are from Wild Orchid of course

and the inside was decorated to match

I was quite pleased with the red and beige colours together, I think they worked ok. 
I hope you like it! 
Well, I'd better set off with a very big rubbish bag to start clearing out - it's amazing how much clutter one family can accumulate! 
Back soon, Kim x 

I'm entering this card into the following challenges:-
Divas by Design - anything goes
Creative Belli - fruit (apples)
PennysPaperCrafty - anything goes
Craft Punked - anything goes
Jellypark Challenges - I'm hungry (food or drink)
Papercrafting Journey - anything goes


  1. Morning Kim, this is a lovely card. Wonderful sweet image and fabulous detail. Enjoy your clear out.

  2. Beautiful Kim!! I love that image and your gorgeous flowers

    hugs Vicky xxx

  3. It's a beautiful card Kim, great colours and your colouring is lovely.

    Jo x

  4. Such a beautiful card, love the design. Hope you get a little bit of a rest today xx

  5. Morning Kim this is gorgeous you have coloured the image beautifully and the layout is so pretty. Good luck with the clearing out. Caroline xxx

  6. Hello Kim, you card is so pretty. Fab coloouring and those flowers are gorgeous.
    Good luck with the building work and clearing out..
    Hugs Kelly

  7. This is stunning Kim. I love the sweet image and you have coloured her so beautifully. I love the papers and those flowers are gorgeous.


  8. This is just gorgeous,love the sweet image and fab

  9. Hi Tllley, fab colours and super card, x carol

  10. Wow Kim. Love everything about this card. Just beautiful. Hugs Nina

  11. Gorgeous image and beautifully coloured. The backing paper works so well with it
    I'm sure she will love it
    Eileen x

  12. Fabulous card Kim, love the layout and pretty embellies, Karenxx

  13. gorgeous card kim ,loving red at the mo she is so pretty and just stunning ...hugs sassyxxxxx

  14. Beautiful card, I love the die behind the image and your arrangement of flowers, gorgeous colouring too,
    Hope your cat isn't too grumpy at the upheaval :)
    Thanks for joining us at penny's
    Hugs Klair xx

  15. Such a lovely image and your card is gorgeous! Love the colours and pretty details :o) Hugs, Lisa x

  16. Absolutely gorgeous Kim, love this image and you have coloured her so beautifully, love the colours.
    Hugs Wendy xx

  17. Gorgeous card Kim. Lovely rich colours. And it's always time for apple pie ;)

    Susan x

  18. Awww, what a cutie, beautifully coloured too!
    Hope your builders don't make too much of a mess, and your cat doesn't get too grumpy!

  19. so pretty - love your red colouring :)

  20. Kim, this is a beautiful birthday card! I am sure Charlotte loved it! Great job of coloring the image, love the design, the die cuts, stitching, embellies and papers! Thank you for sharing this with us at Lady Anne's! :^)
    Hugs, Penny

  21. I just love Sarah Kay stamps. Great coloring and the lace on the edge is fabulous. Love your designer paper as well. Thanks for sharing on the Belli Challenge for Harvest/Fruit.

  22. Oooh, this is lovely! :) So pretty with the lace and gorgeous colours! :)



  23. Hi Kim, I've just had a wander back over your last cards / makes and realised how long it is since I popped by! I'm blaming the week of housework I've had - done it now so you'll have me waffling away more regularly on your blog - if that's OK!!!

    Gorgeous cards and the cross stitch was fab (I used cross stitch before the card making took over!). This card is just so sweet - love the image and heart is really pretty!!

    Hope you have a more relaxing week now the decorating is over.


  24. This is gorgeous and I am sure your Stepdaughter loved it. I agree the colours look lovely together and your colouring of the image is awesome as is the layout. Hope the bathroom project is under way okay and Tilly is getting enough attention. Lol!!!


  25. what a wonderful card, such a lovely rich colour palette, fabbie colouring

  26. Gorgeous card - such a sweet image and I love all the details you've added.

    Thanks for joining us at Penny's.

    Helen x

    PS I have blog candy on offer at the moment if you're interested -

  27. Lovely card, thanks for joining us at Craft Punked this week!

  28. lovely card, love the layout, thanks for joining our challenge at Jellypark, Gaynor x


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Kim x