Sunday 1 September 2013

My little tree!

Hello all and I hope that you are well and enjoying your weekend?  A warm welcome to my new follower - I can't believe I'm nearly at 200 followers and I'm so delighted that so many people have taken an interest in my little corner of Blogland.
A little overcast here today, but I don't think I'm going to get much time to relax anyway. It's that time again..... Back to School week after a (very long!) summer holiday!  I'm not sure how my son is going to cope with having to get back to 'normal' hours again and I'm bracing myself for the grumps, scowls and arguments about having to get to bed at a reasonable time and particularly about the getting up at 7am business!  During the holidays we rarely see him before lunchtime, unless I venture in to the 'pit of despair' (i.e. his bedroom) and prod the heap under the duvet!  Early morning starts are really not his favourite thing, so I'll have to resort to the usual range of bribes, nice words, threats and shouts!  Oh joy.  But I'll need to make sure that all uniform stuff is ironed and ready today (still not sure why I iron things really when most of the time it gets 'hung up' on the floor.....) and go shopping for the shipping order of bread, sandwich fillings, snacks, etc., that make up packed lunches. How he manages to eat as much as he does and yet still look like a stick insect baffles me - and it's SO unfair lol!

Anyway, before I venture towards the iron and then go shopping, I thought I'd share another Christmas card with you. I'm getting into the swing of making Christmas cards now (which is a good job as I have quite a few to make!) so expect to see various ones cropping up on the blog.

I've used one of my favourite LOTV Christmas stamps 'My little tree'.  I got a few Graph-It pens to try and I've used them on the 'greens' and 'skintones' here, the rest is coloured with copics.  I do like the Graph-It pens, the fine tip is great and they blend well. 

The backing papers are from LOTV Classic Christmas pad, with kraft card. I've added some stitching and a red gingham ribbon and bow. The sentiment stamp is also from LOTV. The holly leaf die cuts are using Joanna Sheen's new Signature dies - they cut and emboss beautifully in one go! The 'holly berries' are from stash (I think they were for actually decorating Christmas wreaths!) and the cute tree charm is from stash. 

And the inside decorated to match! 
Hope you like the traditional reds and greens! 
Enjoy the rest of your day - whatever you have planned. 
Back soon,
Kim x 

I'm entering this card into the following challenges:-
A Gem of a Challenge - 2 backing papers
CardCraftersCircle - for the boys
Graph It Colour Challenge - red & green for Christmas
Winter Wonderland - how charming (tree charm)


  1. Sounds like my house Kim...especially the floordrobe!! Love your card, I don't have this stamp but having seen your project I am sorely tempted!! Enjoy the ironing and shopping!! xx

  2. Oh and I forgot to say Good Luck for your first day in your new job xx

  3. Wonderful colour and design Kim. Love it all. Good Luch with the new job.

  4. great card and love the image, with the addition of the lovely charm just perfect for our challenge at the Winter Wonderland
    Hugs Kate xx

  5. Your comment about the floor hanging made me laugh so much, my son used to do the same to the point I found stuff in the washing basket that I'd only just ironed! I refused to do any more after that and he learned to do his own washing hehe. Love your card, it's so well designed and absolutely everything pulls together for the whole theme including the inside and the little charm. Great stuff :) xx

  6. Fab card Kim I had a right chuckle its been a long time since my kids were at school but it all came flooding back when I read your blog! LOL love that LOTV image its so cute, I am debating about getting some graph it pens but I have that many promarkers not sure I want to start buying MORE stuff LOL huggles hun Sue xxx

  7. This is awesome Kim. Such lovely rich colours and that gorgeous image. Love the lovely embellies, everything makes this a gorgeous card inside and out. Good luck for tomorrow in the new job.


  8. Oh my gosh Kim, this is cute, cute, cute! Love the image and you've coloured the little fella and his tree beautifully. I also like those Christmassy papers and that great holly embellie.

  9. Gorgeous card Kim. I love the cute image, fabulous colouring and beautiful papers. Beautiful embellishments too.
    I hope all goes well next week. I really am not looking forward to my children returning to school and college, I just love having them at home.
    Sue xx

  10. A gorgeous Christmas card Kim. The image is adorable and I love the papers and colour scheme.
    Lorraine x

  11. Gorgeous card - fabulous sweet image and great colours. We too start back to school this coming Tuesday. I have spent the last week getting things organised and also getting them up in the mornings at school time - just to get them back in the habit of those early mornings! :-) Have a great Sunday and good luck tomorrow :-)

  12. Isn't he fab Kim! I love this card - it's a boy, it's a Christmas card in traditional colours, what's not to love.

    Susan x

  13. Gorgeous card Kim - love the beautiful traditional colours.
    You have just perfectly described events in my house - right down to the clothes being 'hung' on the floor lol!!!
    Debs xx

  14. Fabulous inside and out!
    Good luck with back to school in the morning ;)

  15. Hi Kim

    Fabulous card - love the LOTV image - brilliant.

    Thank you for dropping by and leaving me some lovely comments.

    Have a great week.

    Toodle Pip

    Hazel x

  16. Stunning card Kim.

    Gorgeous papers and image.


  17. I love this super gorgeous Christmas card! Such a sweet LOTV image, delish papers, a fab layout and lovely embellies too!
    Thank you for joining us at Lili's Little Fairies and good luck :)

  18. Gorgeous card, I like the image, the tartan paper and the design. Thank you for joining i with us at Graph'It Colour Challenge, Good Luck.
    Kevin xx

  19. Love it Kim! You've really put those Christmas colors to great use on this card. The image is precious and you added some great embellies. Hugs!

  20. What a great card - I love all the traditional Christmas colours and the lovely inside too..

    Thanks for joining usat LLF and hope to see you at the new Crafty Little Fairies challenge.

    Sharon x

  21. Totally beautiful colouring! Thank you for sharing with us at Card Crafter's Circle!

  22. oooh Kim fabulous work, gorgeous card and great colouring too, glad you lovee the pens! Thanks for joining us at Graph It colour challenge, Karenx


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Kim x