Friday, 11 January 2013

Buttons & Bows!

Good morning! It's Friday! That means at least two good things - it's nearly the weekend and it's also time for a new challenge at CraftyCatz lol!  And can I just add a big welcome to my new followers!  We're getting wrapped up warm because we're now getting truly seasonal winter weather - i.e. it's gone really cold!  I just wish I could get rid of this horrible cough! I don't usually get coughs (sniffly colds yes, but not coughs lol!) - but once they get settled in it seems to take ages to shift them! So I'm having lots of hot lemon & honey, and just trying not to pass it on to everyone else (although I've a suspicion that I caught this off my darling husband - so nice of him to share things....). But I'm hoping that if we have some frosty weather it will help to kill off all the nasty cold bugs that seem to be lingering around - keep your fingers crossed!

Anyway, as I said before the waffling started, it's time for a new challenge over at CraftyCatz and it's yours truly - ME! - who is hosting this week's challenge.  I've picked a nice easy one for everyone - Buttons & Bows!  We're also looking for a Guest DT member for February - so if you fancy joining us for a month just add 'GDT' alongside your name on your entry. They really are a great bunch of people to work with! So this is my DT sample

I've used a cute WeeStamps from SylviaZett 'Dandelion Girl'

I've coloured her with promarkers.  The papers are First Edition, and the die cuts are DooHickey 'lovely fence'and Memory Box tree.  And I decided to try a stepper card for a change!

and of course lots of buttons and a bow!
So do hope that you'll pop over to CraftyCatz and have a look at the great DT inspiration - and then get your stash of buttons & ribbons out and join in!  There's a fantastic crafty goody bag from Mulberry Crafts as a prize for the winner! 
Have a great weekend
Back soon, 
Kim x 

I'm entering this card into the following challenges:-
DivasbyDesign - anything goes
CuteCardThursday - beat the blues
PennysPaperCrafty - anything goes
TotallyStampalicious - buttons & bows
StamptacularSundayChallenge - don't be square


  1. hiya sweetie sorry you have a nasty cough..horrid arnt they hope it settles soon ...your card is so very pretty the image and your fab little scene going on wonderful hope you have a good week end ..hugs sassyxxx

  2. A lovely card Kim, you've coloured the image beautifully and I love the dies you've used.

    Jo x

  3. Such a beautiful card Kim. I love the sweet image and pretty design and colours.
    I hope your cough goes soon.
    Sue xx

  4. Hi Kim, Oh this is so sweet, very pretty I just love it...
    Enjoy the week-end.xx

  5. Such pretty work Kim Thanks for entering our DT call at Divas and good luck hugs Rebekah xx

  6. Kim this is a gorgeous little country scene you have crafted here. Love the soft hues.
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  7. Really pretty image and great layout Kim
    Hope you cough disappears soon,
    Hugs Kelly

  8. Such a wonderful creation Kim. Love the image and all of the detail. A really little tableau. Hope your cough move on soon. You have had that for a while. I have been struggling with bugs since just after Christmas Time. Roll on the Spring.

  9. Hi Kim
    Just love your card ,gorgeous image and love the layout have a lovely weekend my friend
    Hugs Dianne xx :)

  10. such a sweet card Kim, so pretty!
    Many thanks for joining in the
    ♥Cute Card Thursday Challenge♥
    this week! Have a great weekend ♥Debxx

  11. Gorgeous card Kim, love the image, layout and design. Hope you have a great weekend.
    Caz x

  12. a beautiful card, love the way you've used the colours and design is so sweet. Hope you feel better soon xx

  13. so gorgeous, love the softness
    thanks for playing with us at stamptacular sunday fussy this week

  14. Hi Kim,
    such a pretty card and image. Wonderful design too.
    I'm with you we need some cold weather to kill off all these nasty viruses going around.
    Just got rid of mine hopefully. lol. That cough is awful isn't it.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

  15. JUst GORgeous! What a FABulous scene...
    LOve your colours and this cute image.

  16. Gorgeous card Kim. Love the image, so sweet and the fab little scene you've created.
    Lorraine x

  17. So gorgeous Kim, love the sweet image and design.
    Hope you have a great weekend.
    Hugs Wendy xx

  18. I,m back again Kim......Thanks for playing along at Divas by Design this week with your gorgeous & adorable card....Good luck with the DT call.
    Wendy xx

  19. Great stepper card. Love the layout. Great use of dies. Have a great weekend. Hugs Nina

  20. Hello Kim..ooh i do love your card, great design, hugs Carol x

  21. So sorry to hear you are poorly, I do hope you feel better soon. It hasn't stopped you creating awesome cards sweetie. Fab design and colouring.


  22. Absolutely gorgeous card Kim!


  23. Gorgeous card Kim - love this image from Wee stamps - so cute.

    Stay warm - lets hope it doesn't get too cold!

    Thank you for dropping by to see me and leaving me some very much appreciated comments.

    Enjoy the rest of your weekend.

    Ta ta for now.

    Hazel xx

  24. Such a sweet card!
    Love everything about it...

  25. Such a pretty image and a lovely design too :o) Hugs, Lisa x

  26. Hi Kim, how sweet is this card. I love the image, reminds me of when my girls used to do that. Loving the buttons along the fence.
    Felt a bit strange not posting at the same time for TP.
    Hope you get rid of your horrid cold hun.
    Hugs Sue W.

  27. Aw so cute and pretty Kim - just love your card hugs Judith x

  28. Hi Kim what a cutie and loving that fence. Have a good weekend and great challenge

  29. Ooooh, what a lovely card Kim. Love everything about it. Of course, I do have a *thing* for buttons & bows. lol (that's my blog name)
    Luv, Babs

  30. A lovely creation. Thanks for sharing with us at Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenges and good luck.


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Kim x