Monday, 11 February 2013

Just so special

Good morning all and I hope that you had a good weekend.  I have to say that I had a fabulous weekend! We went away with all the family for a long weekend in the Lake District to celebrate my husband's 60th birthday and had a wonderful time. There were 10 of us, our four offspring with their partners (well, in Jack's case, one of his best friends!) and stayed at a gorgeous hotel overlooking Windermere.  It was stunning! I can't recommend the hotel enough as it is a very big place but they made us feel very special and gave us all a weekend to remember.  And it was wonderful to all be together - once children grow up and move away, get jobs, partners, homes, etc., it becomes more difficult to get time to relax all together so this was an ideal opportunity! Only problem is that it's now Monday, back to routine, laundry on, etc.! Sigh.

Anyway, I apologise if I haven't been around to comment on blogs over the last few days - I will try to catch up with everyone over the next day or so!

I just thought I'd share a card with you today that I made last week before we went away.  Although I've been attempting to make cards with simpler layouts, or ones that are 'flatter' for posting, I like to get a bit carried away with the embellishments every now and again!


This is a cute Sarah Kay stamp 'Time for apple pie'.  I've colour the image with promarkers and flexmarkers 


The backing papers are from NitWit pads at LOTV and the sentiment stamp is also from LOTV.  The sheer ribbon is from Joanna Sheen and the roses are from Wild Orchid (the middle one is actually an ivory rose that I've spritzed with cosmic shimmers to match!).  The die cuts are Poppystamps 'meadow leaf' and then some added pearl drops to finish.

Very girly!  But I love those blues and pinks! 
Thanks for looking - and thank you as always for the lovely comments that you take the time to leave, I really appreciate each and every one! 
Back soon,
Kim x 
I'm entering this card into the following challenges:-
EclecticEllapu - anything girly
OneStitchAtATime - anything goes
BrownSugarChallenge - anything goes

24 comments:

  1. Hi Kim this is stunning the colours are beautiful and she is a sweetie, have a good week.
    Chris x

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  2. This card is totally beautiful. Lovely colouring and everything. xx Flora

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  3. Oh this is such a beautiful sweet card adore the colour and your colouring of this sweet image

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  4. So glad you enjoyed your week-end Kim. Such a lovely card. Sweet image, fabulous colour and design.
    Laine
    xx

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  5. This is gorgeous Kim, fab colours and such a lovely image.

    Glad you enjoyed your weekend away.

    Jo x

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  6. Such a beautiful card Kim. I love Sarah Kay images and the papers and details are gorgeous.
    I am pleased you had a good weekend, it sounds perfect to me
    Sue xx

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  7. Gorgeous card Kim, love the image and fab layout.
    Hugs
    Caz x

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  8. Absolutely precious Kim!
    Beautiful colours and design.
    Hugs
    Chris x

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  9. Beautiful card Kim! Love the design and colours too.

    Glad you enjoyed your weekend away - shame it's back to reality!

    Hugs
    Gina x

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  10. Gorgeous card Kim. The image is adorable and I love the pretty papers and fab colours.
    Lorraine x

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  11. really pretty card, love the colours. Sounds like a smashing weekend xx

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  12. So gorgeous Kim, love the sweet image and pretty colours.
    Glad you enjoyed your weekend away with your family, sounds really lovely.
    Hugs
    Wendy xx

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  13. Sounds like you had a fab weekend, I quite fancy going there myself!
    Gorgeous card, love your image and so beautifully coloured too :)

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  14. Sounds as if you had a really great weekend Kim.
    Love this card. Such a cute image and such pretty papers and colours. So girly. It's beautiful
    Eileen x

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  15. This is lovely Kim, gorgeous image, pretty colours and fab embellihments.
    Natx

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  16. Fabulous, beautiful card, Kim. Super sweet. xx Kathy

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  17. Sounds like you had a wonderful getaway Kim. :-) Your card is lovely. I like that you went for non-traditional colors with the "greenery". Very sweet. :-) Hugs!

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  18. So pleased you had a great weekend sweetie. Your card is gorgeous. I adore that image and your layout is super.

    Hugs
    Cathy
    xxxxx

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  19. Gorgeous card, those papers are so pretty. So glad you had a lovely family time. Know what you mean, once they are scattered to the four winds a get together is nearly impossible.

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  20. Hi Kim,
    a really pretty and sweet card. Wonderful colouring in, and those papers are fab. The sentiment is just so super.
    Have a wonderful crafty evening.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

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  21. Absolutely gorgeous!

    Thanks for joining us at One Stitch at a Time this week, and good luck!

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  22. This is so pretty. The colours jump right out and pull your eyes into the card... I like them a lot, plus that's a fab image.

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  23. Beautiful! Love the image and pretty design. Thank you for joining us at OSAAT. Good luck. Hugs, Jill x

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I love reading your comments - and thanks for taking the time to leave one!
Kim x