Friday, 31 August 2012

Sally & Bella!

Good morning again! Yes another post from me as it's Friday - so time for a new challenge at Totally Papercrafts!  And this week it's a sketch from the lovely Lisa

and this is what I did with it!

I've used one of my favourite Sassy Cheryl digi stamps, Sally meets Bella. I've coloured them with promarkers

I've used a 7x5 pearlised blue card - a different card size for me as I nearly always use 6x6! The backing paper is from the LOTV NitWits pads - such cute designs and lovely colours! 
I've ruffled some lace round the image, mounted it on some pink coredinations card, and also used some pink card and lace for the strip across.  The gardenia bloom & leaves are from WOC. 

Totally Papercrafts are being sponsored this week by 
and the winner will receive 5 digi stamps. 

So do pop over to Totally Papercrafts and have a look at the fantastic samples that the Design Team have produced - and then get crafting! 
Back soon, Kim x 

I'm entering this card into the following challenges:-
Simon Says Stamp - anything goes
Everybody Art Challenge - anything goes
Jacksons Digital Expressions - anything goes

Thursday, 30 August 2012

Up to mischief!

Good afternoon all in Blogland and hope that your week has been going well.  I can't believe it's Thursday already, sometimes the days just seem to fly by and I don't feel as if I've managed to complete anything! I often feel as though I spend my time running around trying to finish things off, but never quite managing it!

Anyway, a very big welcome to my new followers - it's lovely to have you 'on board'!  And a big thank you as always for all the lovely comments I receive on my creations! It's so encouraging!

Today's card features a cute character from Mo's Digital Pencil - Eli.  When I saw this little digi stamp it really made me smile!  A few years ago we'd had a delivery of some big household item (I can't remember what!) and after unpacking had a very large cardboard box in our hallway.  This provided endless amusement for the kids, particularly my son Jack (who would have been about 9 or 10 at the time).  One priceless moment was when he realised he could hide in the box completely, he waited for his sister Lauren to return from her friend's house, and then pounced out of the box just as she was taking her coat off!  After she'd finished screaming and her pulse rate had come down a bit I explained that this was one of the joys of having a little brother!  Poor Lauren has often been at the 'rough end' of her brother's jokes and pranks and I've spent many a 'happy' hour acting as referee and umpire when arguments broke out! Oh joy!

I've coloured this mischievous pair with promarkers

The backing papers are: light teal coloured coredinations card, Kraft coloured paper from LOTV's Krafty Christmas, and 'LifeWords' from the Inspirables range from EK Success. 
I've distressed the edges, added some machine stitching and some bakers twine.  The little buckle is from a Memory Box die and the button from stash. I printed the sentiment on the computer - and I can't think of a better definition of little boys! 
Hope the card makes you smile too! 
I'll be back tomorrow with new challenges from CraftyCatz & Totally Papercrafts - so do call by! 
Back soon, Kim x 

I'm entering this card into the following challenges :-
I love promarkers - anything goes
Scrapalicious - anything goes
LEJ Designs - anything goes
Twisted Tuesday - cool colours + inked edges

Tuesday, 28 August 2012

Birthday Balloons!

Good morning! And I'm pleased to announce that, despite my husband going off fishing for the day (which is usually the sign of doom!), that the sun is shining! Yippee! After miserable grey skies and rain all day yesterday, it's so nice to see some sunshine.  So a quick post from me before I head off to tidy up from the weekend, and then head to the shops.  As my son starts back at school next week we decided it was time to check the fit on his school blazer. Ooops! How do they grow quite so fast? It doesn't seem 5 minutes ago since his blazer looked like it belonged to someone else and seemed to be quite a few sizes too big.  Now it's definitely a bit too short with what look like 3/4 length sleeves! So, it's off to the school uniform shop - again - and yet more money having to be handed over. Sigh.

Anyway, today's card uses a colour combination I haven't tried before - lilac and lime green!

But I think they actually work ok together!  The sweet Saturated Canary digi has been coloured with promarkers and pencils, with a little dusting of chalk round the edges (as I didn't have a lilac distress pad lol!).
The lime backing paper was a freebie with a craft magazine, with some purple coredinations card which I've edged with the Tonic floral border punch. The sentiment is from LOTV.  The just some lime and lilac organza ribbons from Joanna Sheen and some gems from my stash. 
So quite a simple card from me, but I think it works ok. 
Back soon, Kim x 

I'm entering this card into the following challenges:-

Sunday, 26 August 2012

Trimming the Tree!

Good morning all and hope that you're enjoying a Bank Holiday weekend - well, here in the UK anyway! And in true British Bank Holiday style, yesterday we had heavy rain! Thankfully, things look a bit brighter today but not sure for how long. My hubby is taking an extra day's holiday on Tuesday and planning to go fishing, so that nearly always guarantees another rainy day lol!  I had a reasonably quiet day yesterday as everyone was out - and it's always nice to have the house to myself for a few hours. Lauren was out at the cinema and Jack had gone to the football match with his friend, so for once I didn't have a house full of teenagers!

And I confess that I've finally succumbed and started to make one or two Christmas cards! Oh dear! I'm not one of those who makes Christmas cards all year, and although I love Christmas and all the fuss that goes with it, I can't really get into the right frame of mind to create snowy scenes in spring and summer! But considering the recent weather, this wasn't too much of a problem this year!  And LOTV have released some gorgeous new Christmas stamps in the last few weeks, so it seemed rude not to do one or two!

This lovely little stamp is called - you've guessed it! - 'Trimming the Tree'!  I always love the little details on these stamps, and that little dog sat watching is so cute - although in our house Tilly the Dog always feels she should be able to help! 

I've coloured the stamp with promarkers and pencils, with some added glitter and with some shading in chalks around the edges. 
The lovely backing paper is from LOTV's new paper pads, and this one is Krafty Christmas.  I've inked the edges with some distress inks. 
The red & green coredinations strips were cut with Spellbinders edgeabilities. The candy stripe ribbon is from K&Co.  The buttons & fabric brad are from my stash, and the sentiment stamp is from LOTV. 

Putting up the tree has always been a nice event in our house, although the kids do complain that I'm too picky about decorating it! My daughter even came home from Uni last December to help put it up! And every year my son points out that the tree seems smaller - although we do explain it's simply that he is getting (a lot!) taller!  And I know I chatter on about them, so here is a quick pic of Lauren & Jack

- although it was taken last summer & Jack is now a few inches taller than all his sisters, much to his delight! How do teenage boys grow so fast?

Anyway, hope you like a touch of Christmas on a late summer bank holiday! 
Back soon, Kim x 

I'm entering this card into the following challenges:-
CraftyAnns - Christmas
Challenge up your life - Christmas in summer

Friday, 24 August 2012

Zesty Summer Colours!

Yes, it's me again with another challenge post! As it's Friday it's time for a new challenge at Totally Papercrafts - and it's a very scary week this week as it's ME that's the challenge host! So do join in and show me some support lol!  The sponsors this week are

and the winner will receive 6 digi stamps!

Now I know that for many of us here in the UK we haven't had much of a summer - but I thought I'd pick a theme with colours to brighten us up - so the challenge is to use 'Zesty Summer Colours'! We want to see bright summer colours on your design, so think of juicy lemon, tangy lime, zesty orange, hot pink, etc.!  The Design Team have produced some fantastic samples as always - so do pop over to the Totally Papercrafts challenge and have a look - and then get crafting!

My contribution for this one is

I've used a gorgeous Sylvia Zet digi stamp 'Peggy' - isn't she gorgeous! I've coloured her with promarkers & pencils 

And it's definitely bright! The backing papers are lovely freebies I got with a magazine - and were just right for this challenge! I've used a Tonic border punch and pearls and white satin ribbon from stash. The spotty ribbon is from Joanna Sheen. The sentiment is from LOTV and the flowers are from CardCraftUK with leaves from WOC. 
Hope you like the zesty colours! 
Back soon, Kim x 

I'm entering this card into the following challenges:-

Ribbons & Bows

Good morning and it's time for a new challenge over at CraftyCatz - and this week the theme is 'Ribbons & Bows' chosen for us by the lovely Carol!  So time to get all those ribbons out of the craft box!  We're sponsored this week by StitchyBear digital stamps and the prize is a $10 voucher for the store!

So do pop over to the CraftyCatz challenge and have a look at some of the fantastic creations from the Design Team - and then join in!
My contribution this week is

I've used a LOTV stamp - PomPom - and coloured her with promarkers & pencils. 

with added glitter of course! Well, fairies must have some glitter on lol! 
The backing papers are from the NitWit range at LOTV, with some added coredinations card. I've used a Tonic floral border punch and flowers from WOC.  The sentiment is from LOTV, with spellbinders die, and gems from stash. The blue ribbon is from my stash and the scrummy pink sheer ribbon is from Joanna Sheen. 
Hope you like her! 
Back soon, Kim  x

I'm entering this card into the following challenges :-
Divas by design - anything goes
Creative Belli - winged things
The Paper Shelter - anything goes

Wednesday, 22 August 2012

Warning! Little Girl with Attitude!

Good evening all and hope that your week is going well? We had a minor crisis today when a little cat turned up crying on our doorstep at 5.30am this morning! A young one, only about 5 or 6 months old - obviously lost and confused! Tilly the Dog was getting most upset about all the meowing going on, and every time we opened the door it tried to run into the hall! Why do they always seem to pick our house?? I'm sure neighbours must have heard him (he had a very loud meow!) but it was yours truly stood on the doorstep in my dressing gown at 5.30am seeing if he had a collar, if he was hurt, etc! And trust me, the vision of me in night attire at that hour is not a pretty sight! It takes a few mugs of tea before my face falls into place! So we seemed to spend quite a bit of the day phoning vets, rescue centres, etc., to see if anyone had reported a missing - and very cute - kitten! My neighbour and her little boy had a very enjoyable few hours keeping an eye on him, but as he showed no sign of trying to find his way home I eventually got him in a cat basket & took him to our vets. Thankfully he was microchipped - and is now residing back in his home! Never a dull moment!

Today's card has an absolutely adorable little character from Mos Digital Pencil - called, appropriately, 'Talk to the Bear'! And I'm sure anyone who has small children (and bigger ones!) will easily recognise that attitude!

I've coloured her with promarkers, keeping to a very girlie pastel colour palette! 

The backing papers are from the gorgeous new range of Nitwit pads on sale at LOTV - they really are scrummy (and no, unfortunately I'm not on a sales commission!).
I've kept it fairly simple, just using some lace & buttons from stash. I made the sentiment on the computer - the image just reminded me of the 'can't hear you' attitude! 

And the inside decorated to match! 
Hope you like the little cutie! 
Back soon, Kim x 

I'm entering this card into the following challenges:-
Bearly Mine - anything goes
Forever Friends - anything goes
Lollipop Crafts - anything goes
Simon Says Stamp & Show - anything goes
Whoopsi Daisy Challenge - include a sentiment

Monday, 20 August 2012

Enjoying Girlie Time!

Hello all and hope that your week has started well? And can I just say a big hello & thank you to my new followers - I'm so flattered that you talented crafters out there are actually interested in following my crafting exploits (along with the more mundane family-life waffle!). And the comments & feedback I receive from you is just fantastic - so a big thank you!
Can't believe that it's Monday again - why do the weekends seem to pass so much quicker than weekdays? But thankfully the sun is shining here today which always makes a Monday feel that much better. I'm pleased that I don't work on a Monday which gives me time to tidy the house after a weekend full of bodies. Tilly the Dog & Grumpy Poppy just look incredibly bored while I'm tidying up - until the vacuum cleaner appears! At which point Poppy decides the best policy is to make a run for it (and hide under a bed upstairs - mum never vacuums under there lol!) and Tilly follows me like a stalker just in case I take the the suction pipe off - and then barks like mad! I mean I know she's silly.  She never barks at anyone coming to the door - the only time she barks is at the pipe on the vacuum cleaner and the rotary washing line! Heaven help the burglar coming to our house armed with a rotary washing line......

Anyway, enough of stupid pet talk! Today's card has one of my favourite cutie stamps on from LOTV - 'coffee break'.

I'm a firm believer that one of the greatest pleasures is to spend time with a good friend over a coffee & cake! And thankfully my daughter Lauren & her friends seem to have adopted this policy this summer and are following suit! 

I've coloured these girls with promarkers and pencils.  The backing papers are from the absolutely scrummy new range of pads from LOTV/NitWit - they really are lovely! 
The frame and backing sheet is pearlised paper from Crafters Companion, using a Spellbiners 'lattice motifs' die.  The flowers are from WOC and the ribbon from Joanna Sheen. The sentiment is from an old set of stamps from HeroArts, and the bling from my stash! 

Hope you like this cute pair! 
Back soon, Kim x 

I'm entering this card into the following challenges:-
Card Cupids - anything goes
Crafters Companion - best friends

Sunday, 19 August 2012

Watering the garden!

Good morning all and hope that your weekend is going well? The sun is just starting to come through nicely here, but don't really have anything planned for the day yet - probably the usual housekeeping & catering duties that my days seem to consist of during the school holidays! One of my friends says it's my fault that I end up with so many eating here because I bake & make bread! Apparently that's one of the main attractions! Perhaps we should just live off peel-off lid meals for a week and see if that makes a difference! It's not fair complaining though really as the house would feel so quiet if it was just me & hubby!

Today's card uses one of my Sarah Kay stamps, Elodie in the garden

Sorry, the photo looks a bit dark! I blame the photographer! I must sort out some better lighting - not sure it'd make the cards look any better, but at least they'd be brighter lol! 

I've coloured her with promarkers & pencils. The backing paper is from K&Co, with some coredinations card for the base and fence. I've added a Marianne die cut swirl, some punched flowers with pearls from stash, and one of my favourite dies, the DooHickey 'lovely fence'. I'm still not 100% sure about the lace, and perhaps I was doing my usual trick of throwing too many things at the card! I'll never manage a CAS one! I'm always so impressed by people's CAS cards, but mine always look unfinished to me! Hey ho. 
Hope you like it anyway! And thank you for all the lovely comments you've been leaving - they really mean so much! 
Back soon, Kim 

I'm entering this card into the following challenges :-
ATC's & cards with attitude - lace/anything goes
2 Sisters Challenge - in the garden
Just some lines - lots of layers

Friday, 17 August 2012

When I'm 64....!

Yes, it's me again! As it's Friday it's time for a new challenge over at Totally Papercrafts. We had some great entries last week - so do join us again this week for a really great challenge chosen by Susan - 'Inspired by a song'!

The sponsor for this challenge is

with a $10 voucher for the winner!

So, I got my thinking cap on (a rare occurrence according to my husband!) and came up with this

Aren't they the loveliest pair! This is a digi stamp from the great Mo Manning - and these two, 'Tom & Tilly', just melted my heart!  And so The Beatles song 'When I'm 64' sprang to mind - 
"will you still be sending me a Valentine? Birthday greetings, bottle of wine"!

I've coloured them with promarkers & pencils, with some chalk for the clouds in the background - although with my dodgy camera skills I'm afraid they don't show up too well! I've tried to keep to a fairly muted colour palette, with soft shades.
The backing paper is from Teresa Collins, with flowers from Wild Orchid. The die cut leaves are Poppystamps 'meadow leaf' and the sentiment is a Whimsy stamp with the ticket die cut.  Then I just added a length of bakers twine and a button.  Quite simple really, but I hope you like it. 

Have a great weekend - I'll be back soon! Kim x 

I'm entering this card into the following challenges:-
Kaboodle Doodle challenge - all about friendship

There's a Moose Loose....!

Good morning - Friday here with us again and time for a new challenge over at CraftyCatz! There were some great entries last week - and over 300 entries! The challenge this week is 'Animals' and the prize is sponsored by

and the winner will receive 3 digi stamps of their own choice.

My contribution this week uses a Stamping Boutique digi stamp

He was such a cute character, but I couldn't resist adding that sentiment! 

I've coloured him with promarkers & pencils, and added a little faux stitching. The backing papers are from K&Co, with sheer ribbon from Joanna Sheen and a pearl from stash. The flower is from a Marianne die. 

So do join us this week with your animal creations! 
Back soon, Kim x 

I'm entering this card into the following challenges:-
Simon Says Stamp - animal antics
Stamp & Create - stitch it up

Wednesday, 15 August 2012

Pink for a Baby Girl!

It's Wednesday and so that means we're half way through the week! Yippee! It's been nice to be off work today - even though the weather this afternoon was torrential rain! Good excuse to do some crafting though!
Today's card is a very pink affair!  I made this for a friend's daughter who has just had her first baby, a little girl called Grace. I posted a card here on my blog a few days ago that I'd made for my friend as she has now become a granny, but this was the card for Hannah & Adam as they welcomed Baby Grace! I can't wait to go and see her and have a cuddle!

The stamp is from LOTV coloured with promarkers and pencils.  I'm currently saving for some Copics - which I would dearly like! - but until I win one of those Lottery Millions, big purchases like that for my crafting have to be saved for! Sigh!  I'd be interested to hear what you think about Copics if you use them and how they compare to Promarkers - everyone seems to rave about them. What do you think?

The backing papers are First Edition 'Birdsong' and coredinations card. The flowers are from Wild Orchid, the lace from CardCraftUK. The flourish and hearts are Marianne dies. And that lovely sentiment comes with the baby stamp - so sweet! 
Hope you like the 'vision in pink'! 
Back soon, Kim x 

I'm entering this card into the following challenges:-
Cardsundmore - anything goes
In the Pink Challenge - 50 shades of pink!
Paper Pretties - square cards
Tammys Scrapin Corner - add some flowers
Whoopsie Daisy - anything goes

Monday, 13 August 2012

Surviving the school holidays?

Good morning and hope that all are well in Blogland. Did you watch the Olympics closing ceremony? Looked like a great party was had by all!  It was so nice to see all the atheletes & their teams pour into the stadium without the formality of the opening procession. And what were the highlights for me? I loved seeing 80,000 people singing along with Eric Idle and 'Always Look on the Bright Side', and got quite emotional seeing Take That perform with Gary Barlow - it must have been so hard for him with the tragedy he & his family have dealt with this week - to sing 'Rule the World' (one of my favourites). And I'm sure even the most sceptical cannot deny that the Games were a great success and a fabulous morale boost for the UK with all the economic gloom and rubbish summer weather!

Anyway, less of my waffling! I must try to stop waffling on so much in these posts - I'm sure most people will have dozed off before they even reach the 'crafty' bit!

Not a card today, but some cross stitch & crochet!

When I saw this cross stitch pattern I just had to smile. My kids definitely cause my insanity (although the dog and the cat add an extra dose!).  And surviving the school summer holidays is a sure-fire way to increase the insanity with a constant stream of teenagers wafting through the house!

It's a shame that it doesn't really show up on the picture, but there are seed beads on there too. It was an easy pattern to do, but now I'm just deciding what to do with it! Frame it, cushion cover,....? Think it might go in a frame in the kitchen - where a lot of my insanity occurs! 
The crochet underneath is a baby blanket that I've just finished for my friend's daughter who's just had a baby (which I mentioned in an earlier post). It's been a while since I did any crochet, but quite enjoyed this, and would just like to make a few crochet 'flowers' to add on. 
Hope you like them! I'll be back soon, Kim x 

I'm entering this creation into the 
Make It Monday Challenge - always anything goes! 

Sunday, 12 August 2012

Mates Share Everything!

Good morning and hope that you've been enjoying a good weekend! We've been watching bits and pieces of the Olympics and although I'm no sports expert (unless sitting at a craft table counts?) I've been blown away by the all athletes we've seen. I'm looking forward to the closing ceremony tonight - which will probably be as quirky as the opening one! And Team GB have done wonders for some British spirit!

And it's a rather drab and blustery morning here in north west UK, but I feel that I need to don the gardening gear again and head forth once more to do battle with the garden! Having been away, etc., and with the wet but mild weather we've had (plus the recent sunshine) everything in the garden is not just rosy - it's rapidly overgrown and jungle-like. I keep wondering whether it would be easier just to get it listed as 'An Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty' or hopefully find some rare amphibian lurking by the pond so that we were ordered to leave it as a nature reserve, but I have a feeling that the neighbours would object....

So, to today's card before I head out with machete.  Another recent digi purchase from the fabulous Mo Manning - I just love all these characters, so there'll be a few more cropping up in the not too distant future!

This one is called Bronte and Louis, and I just love Bronte the dog! And he smiles just like our Tilly the Dog does!  I had to add that sentiment, as that is Tilly's philosophy of life - especially if you happen to have a biscuit, toast, sandwich..... any food really, and then she's your best friend for life! 

I've coloured the image with promarkers and pencils, although I think I need to practice that hair a bit! I've used Tim Holtz colour core cardstock, which distresses so well with a little sanding. I've embossed the red panel with Craft Concepts 'starry night' embossing folder and then sanded back. Then I've just added a little hessian weave for texture and some brads from my stash - and a little 'dog' button! This is probably about as CAS as I can manage! 
Hope you like it!  And thank you so much for all the lovely comments you leave - they really mean so much! Back soon, Kim x 

I'm entering this card into the following challenges:-
Do You Stack Up - four legged friends
Delightful Challenges - fibre/trim
Crafts and Me - use a digi

Friday, 10 August 2012

Crinkles The Hedgehog!

Good morning again! And yes, I'm back again as it's Friday and there is a new challenge on Totally Papercrafts!  The challenge this week is 'Frame It' - so we want to see a 'frame' around your image. There are some fantastic samples from the Design Team so do pop over to the Totally Papercrafts Challenge Blog and take a look - and then join us!
We've got two sponsors this week - which means 2 prizes!


My contribution this week uses a gorgeous image from Dilly Beans - Crinkles the Hedgehog!

Isn't he just the cutest! I've coloured him with promarkers & pencils - although not too sure whether I've managed to create the 'prickles' properly! I found a wood mounted rubber stamp in my hoard that I've had for many years from Hero Arts and the flowers matched those on the digi stamp pretty well, so I decided to use that as an 'accent'. 

The flowery backing paper is from K&Co and the blue paper was a freebie! I cut the square frame to match the stamp, edged with a black promarker. 
The sentiment is from the same Hero Arts set, with buttons from my stash just to finish it off. 
Hope you like it!
Back soon, Kim x 

I'm entering this card into the following challenges:-
Waste Not Wednesday - use your forgotten stuff (rubber stamp)
Avadares Challenge - anything goes
SimplyCreateToo - anything goes

Challenge Time at CraftyCatz!

Good morning and it's Friday - which means it's time for a new challenge at CraftyCatz! And it's everyone's favourite this time - Anything Goes!
The sponsor this week is

Digi Darla - and the winner will receive 5 digi images.
So do pop over to the CraftyCatz challenge blog and have a look at the great Design Team work - and then join in!
My contribution this week using a DigiDarla image is

I've coloured the image with promarkers and pencils. The backing papers are from K&Co (and it's a shame the glittery effect on the patterned paper isn't showing with my dodgy camera skills!), with sheer ribbon from Joanna Sheen. The sentiment is from Whimsy stamps, and the flowers and buttons are from my stash! 
Hope you like it! Back soon, Kim x 

I'm entering this card into the following challenges :-
Crafting for all seasons - bright colours

Wednesday, 8 August 2012

Back From Holiday!

Good afternoon all and hope that your week is going well? I'm back in Blogland again after a week's holiday in the (very hot) sunshine of Santorini - an absolutely beautiful little Greek island! It's a gorgeous place, with classic 'Greek' views of cliff tops, turquoise blue sea, blue & white buildings, etc.  We had a very relaxing week, enjoying the sun, good food and stunning scenery - in fact, I'd almost forgotten what a cloud looked like until we arrived back at Manchester airport last night! Temperatures have been in the mid- to high 30s - so it definitely feels on the fresher side here at home although thankfully the sun is shining today (so at least I can get the washing dry lol!).  I love going on holiday and love coming home again afterwards - just not the unpacking, tidying, laundry, etc.! Ho hum!
A couple of views of Thira (or 'Fira', however you wish to spell it!)

Anyway, I'm looking forward to spending some time over the next few days catching up with everyone's blogs - and getting all my craft stuff out again and playing!
But for now I thought I'd share a card with you that I made for someone I've been friends with for many years.  Her daughter recently gave birth to a little girl - and they've called her Grace (such a lovely name). It feels so strange as I was staying with Liz when she went into labour with her daughter Hannah and then visited her in hospital when Hannah was a day old! And now over 24 years later it's Hannah who's had baby Grace - doesn't time just fly? I'm so looking forward to going to Manchester to visit them and have a baby cuddle! We've been joking about Liz being able to enter the 'glamorous granny' competitions now, so the sentiment seemed appropriate!

I've used the Mo Manning digi stamp - 'spit happens' - and coloured it with promarkers and pencils, and lightly distressed the edges. The backing papers are from Nitwit. 

I've used a Tonic floral border punch and Spellbinders 'Persian motifs' die for the corners. The sentiment is printed from the 'puter! Then just added some ribbons and buttons and pearls from my stash. 
Quite a cutie! 

So, apologies for the rather long and waffling post. I look forward to strolling round Blogland again and catching up with everyone. And a big thank you to all the new followers who've joined my rather rambling blog and crafty creations - and for all the lovely supportive comments you leave, they really mean so much! 
Back soon,
Kim x 

I'm entering this card into the following challenges:-
Papertake Weekly - anything goes
Craft Your Passion - anything goes

Sunday, 5 August 2012

Teddy for you!

Good morning - and another scheduled post (do hope that this works otherwise these posts are not going to make sense at all lol!). You'll have gathered that I'm away for a few days - and thought I'd be organised and do a few scheduled posts - and then I'll have to catch up with everyones blogs when I'm back on t'internet and re-joining Blogland!
So just a quick post from me - with a card that I made a while ago.  This is a Crafters Companion 'Popcorn the Bear' stamp called 'someone special'.

I've coloured it with promarkers, but it's one of those cards that I wasn't 100% happy with. I just keep feeling something's missing! Any suggestions welcome! 

I've used a yellow pearlescent card base with K&Co backing paper and a ribbon edge. Some pearls from stash and the sentiment from LOTV. The spotty ribbon is from Joanna Sheen. 
At least it's a bright and cheery colour!  They are cute stamps though, particularly the little duck!
Back soon, Kim x