Monday, 7 January 2013

What do you mean? Attitude?

Hi everyone and hope that your week has started well? Firstly, can I just say a very warm welcome to my new followers - thank you for taking the time to follow my crafting exploits! And a very big thank you to all of you who leave such kind and supportive comments on my creations, especially about my colouring trials!  I've only had my promarkers less than a year, but enjoy using them and trying new things. I keep trying to persuade my OH to 'invest' in a set of copics for me too - but haven't had any luck yet! But I love browsing round the blogs and seeing people's expertise with colouring and it inspires me to keep trying!

It's typical grey January gloom here, although the forecast says it will get colder but a lot brighter by the middle of the week. I have to say I'd rather have the cold and sunshine than this dark, grey cloud we've had!  I had my last 'quiet' morning before my son goes back to school tomorrow - then I feel like I hit the deck running at 6.45am every day! Sigh. And thanks for all your reassurances that most teenage boys are alike! He's a gorgeous boy and still very affectionate (most of the time lol!) - but they still seem like an alien species to me! Mind you, adult males are a pretty alien species generally I find!

Thought I'd share a card with you today using one of my new toys - a MS round-the-page punch! Yes, I know I'm a bit behind the times and it seems as though everyone else has and uses these, but this is my first one! But as I don't own a Grand Calibur (although sometimes it feels as though everyone else also has one of those lol!), and sometimes I'd like to add a different shape to my cards, I thought I'd get one and try it - and I was quite pleased with the effect!

I'll keep practicing with it! 
I've used a gorgeous MoManning digi 

 Ingredients for this card:
Stamp - MoManning digi 'Talk to the bear'
Colours - promarkers
Papers - First Edition & coredinations
Die cuts - Marianne swirl & flowers, Memory Box buckle
MS round the page punch
Ribbon - Joanna Sheen
Sentiment - printed on pc!
buttons & bling from stash

Hope you like it! (Attitude and all!)
Back soon
Kim x 

I'm entering this card into the following challenges:-
Mo'sDigitalChallenge - anything goes
Challenges4Everybody - anything goes
DreamValleyChallenges - anything goes
2Sisters - anything goes
QKR Stampede - anything goes
Jellypark Challenges - old and new (new MS punch and old buttons!)


  1. Love the expression on this bears little face. Gorgeous colouring. I just got my first MS punch around the page punches too, you're not alone.
    Caz x

  2. Gorgeous card Kim. Love the image and all the lilac. Beautifully coloured, great embellishments and design. Well done on your punch around the page. Have to admit I was a sucker for the grand calliber... had to have one lol... but now moved on to the ebosser.... no more turning handles for me. Your cards prove that you don't have to have loads of equipment as they are all gorgeous.
    Eileen x

  3. This is gorgeous Kim. I love the image and beautiful colour scheme. The punched frame looks fabulous, I have that punch but sometimes have trouble lining it up resulting in a lot of wasted card!
    Sue xx

  4. Oh this is so my Bethan when she was younger!! Great fun card, love the pretty colour

    hugs Vicky xxx

  5. This is a gorgeous creation. I adore your fantastic colouring and layout. The frame is awesome.


  6. Kim this is so beautiful. Your colouring is awesome and I love the flowers.
    Hugs Desíre {Doing Life}

  7. Fabulous card Kim, oh! I love the attitude of this little the colours and design, fabulous card..

    Luv CHRISSYxx

  8. Fabulous card Kim. Love teh image and colours. Your punch around heage looks fab too.
    I've only had my promarkers for a year too, and I don't have a grand calibur either...I'll have to keep dreamning!! lol
    Lorraine x

  9. Hi Kim,
    super card and image. Your colouring in looks great to me. Fab design too.
    Yes you are right about the weather this darn grey skies all the time makes you feel so grey, but wait as typing my skies are clearing and I can see a ray of sunshine.How long will that last. lol.
    Have a wonderful crafty day.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

  10. Love this image Kim. I have had my eye on her as she is such a Diva. Love the colouring and shades you have used. I keep meaning to wander into lilac shades but I tend to stick to safe pink and blue. Wonderful card. Have fun with your MS punch. You may have opened Pandora's box. One is never enough.

  11. Such a lovely card Kim, you have done a great job with your colouring.
    Luv, Babs

  12. Adorable Kim! The purples are really pretty and I love the layered flowers. Don't worry, you're not the only one who doesn't own a Grand Calibur. :-) Hugs!

  13. This is so CUTE! I truly love how you colored the beauty, and the colors you chose!!! Thank you for joining our QKR Challenge this week.
    Ruza ~ QKR DT

  14. Fantastic card! Very cute and beautifully designed. Love the sentiment.
    Thank you so much for entering our "Anything goes" challenge at Mo's Digital Pencil!

    Hugs, Anja

  15. very nice card,thank you for joining us at challenge 4 everybody good luck and hope to see you again soon.
    AJ dtm


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Kim x