Sunday 23 June 2013

If you're feeling a little under the weather....

Hello all and I hope your weekend is going well.  It's a grey morning and a bit damp - but, being ever the optimist, I'm hoping that it will brighten up a bit!  Well, it'd better brighten up a bit because we have this neighbourhood barbecue planned for tea-time and I don't want everyone to end up in our house!  And thank you for all your good wishes when I shared my little bit of DT news - without the fantastic support I get from all of you out there in Blogland I think I would have probably given up with the blogging business quite a while ago.  But I get so many lovely comments on my creations that it always encourages me to keep going, keep trying to improve and try new things!  I think really the crafting blogland is just a big support network!  And I get so much inspiration and new ideas from browsing round everyone's blogs - there are some fantastically talented people out there!  So "Thank You"!

Anyway, Sunday morning waffling over with!  I'll let you know how our day goes and whether 'Operation Neighbourhood Barbecue' manages to overcome the vagaries of the British weather and go ahead!  It would be such a nice farewell to our elderly neighbour and all the kids are looking forward to it (even if we haven't got the road closed like we did when it was the Royal Wedding street party!).

I got a fabulous stamp plate recently from LOTV - I was really after one of the gorgeous wedding stamps that they do for a wedding card I needed to make, but managed to get one of the last of the stamp plates they had with a few images on.  And this is another gorgeous one

This one is called 'Little Nurse' and they just look so cute! Reminds me of when my daughter Lauren was 5 and got a nurse's outfit & kit for Christmas - poor Jack (who was about 6 months) was frequently subjected to medical check ups with her toy stethoscope & thermometer, bandages, plasters, etc.  It's a wonder he doesn't have a morbid fear of hospitals now..... Lol! 

I've coloured the image with copics and promarkers. The backing papers are from LOTV - as is the sentiment. I've added flowers from WOC, a Joy Crafts leafy die cut, and a 'ribbon rosette' I made with some sheer ribbon from Joanna Sheen and a pearly centre from WOC. The banner is using a Whimsy die. 

Anyway, I'll apologise for the rather long, rambling post! I hope you enjoy the rest of your weekend - whatever you have planned. 
Back soon, 
Kim x 

I'm entering this card into the following challenges:-
Crafting Musketeers - use a stamped image
StampinForTheWeekend - anything goes
CraftyRibbons - flowers
DelightfulChallenges - banners/flags


  1. Wow Kim
    Stunning and beautiful gorgeous image love the paper's and your banner fabulously coloured
    Hugs Dianne xx :)

  2. Gorgeous Kim, coloured beautifully
    Carole xXx

  3. Great card Kim.

    Lovely colours.

    Hope the weather improves for you. Its blowing a gale here!!!!

    Keep rambling


  4. Fab card Kim, reminds me of Nurse Nancy in the Twinkle comic!! Gosh, that's showing my age!! Fingers crossed for the Barbie!! x

  5. This is so cute Kim. Lovely colouring and layout as usual sweetie. Hope the weahter is kind to you this evening.

    Enjoy the rest of your weekend.

  6. Aww this is so cute! Love the bunting, another die on my list now!! Thanks!! Lol!!

  7. Aww Kim I love this !! So so so cute !! xx

  8. Such a cute image and wonderful colours. Hope BBQ goes well :-)

  9. Beautiful card Kim.
    Lovely colored image.
    Gr Elly

  10. This is gorgeous Kim, I love the soft colours, so pretty! Your colouring is amazing too! I love reading all your little stories as well, and I'd agree with you on the blogland support network - the lovely comments are so motivating and the other blogs so inspiring...I have a few crafty friends here and I think the best advice I ever give them is to start a blog - I sure as heck know that as soon as I discovered blogging, my cards improved drastically!

    Hope the BBQ goes well and that the weather gets better for you :)

    Tags xx

  11. So gorgeous Kim. I love that image, fabulous colouring and beautiful papers.
    I also agree with you about blogland, everyone is so supportive.
    Fingers crossed that the weather is kind to you and that everyone has a wonderful time.
    Sue xx

  12. love this Kim its gorgeous huggles Sue xxx

  13. Just adorable, thanks for playing at crafty ribbons

  14. ooh adorable card Kim...good luck with the BBQ hope the weather stayed ok, we had rain and thunder storm up here... x carol

  15. Such a gorgeous image Kim and fabulous the banner and papers, hope the weather improved for your BBQ..

    Luv CHRISSYxx

  16. Haha Kim I love rambling too. My dad says I could talk for England...I don't know what he means....

    Your card is fabulous as usual. The image is sooo cute.

    Hope your BBq came off and the weather held.
    Best wishes Lea x

  17. What a cute colored image, love the gorgeous papers and card design.

    Regards diane

  18. This is gorgeous Kim. I love the sweet image and pretty papers.
    I hope you had a lovely weekend
    Lorraine x

  19. Hope you managed to dodge the showers. Very cute image and also reminds me of my daughter, who's also Lauren (a distant memory as she's turned 18 lol) xxx

  20. This is really gorgeous Kim lovely image and papers..also would like to say congratulations on your DT assignment with Joanna Sheen... You are going to be fabulous... can't wait to see your lovely creations:)..
    Marjorie xx

  21. Lovely card , thank you for joining us over at the Crafting Musketeers , Fran (DT) xxx

  22. This is so pretty Kim - love the sweet lOTV image and fabulous DP's
    Congrats on your DT news too :o)
    So well deserved.
    Debs xx

  23. This is so lovely! Gorgeous image and colouring! Hope you enjoyed the barbeque!! (Just to let you know I love reading your blog)!!

    Gina x

  24. Such a fabulous creation Kim. I love it.

  25. Hi Kim ...just me again with my DT head on for CRAFTY RIBBONS, just to say thanks for sharing you wonderful card with us X CAROL

  26. Awww she's being so sweet to her patient. Your coloring is so lovely Kim. This will cheer any patient. Hugs!

  27. Lovely card! Beautifully coloured and such a sweet image. Love the layout and sweet blooms too. Hugs, Wends x

  28. Kim this is beautiful x I adore the pennants x
    Thanks for playing along with us at Stampin' for the weekend & good luck x
    ((hugs)) Suzie xoxo

  29. This would make me feel better. I love the soft colors and papers. The embellishments are very fitting. Thanks for joining us at the Stamping Dragon, hope you come back.
    Christine DT


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Kim x