Monday 9 September 2013

Some special 'Dad' time!

Hello all and I hope that you've had a good start to your week?  I can't believe it's Monday again already - how come the weekends seem to fly past so quickly?  And it's my youngest's birthday today - yes, Jack is now 15 years old!  Where did that go then?  I'm sure it was only 5 minutes ago that I was chasing round to keep up with him, trying to stop him filling the washing machine with his toys, explaining that colouring on his bedroom walls really wasn't the best thing to do, and that playing hide and seek in busy shops definitely wasn't good for mummy's blood pressure.....  It's strange how all the things that stressed you out at the time are the things we look back on and laugh about (well, most of them lol!).  And despite my occasional moans, he is a fantastic son - he's coped well with having 3 big sisters, and thankfully has a brilliant sense of humour so I'm hoping that bodes well for his future!

Anyway, the card I have to share with you today has a gorgeous digi from the magical pencil of Mo!  When I saw this image I just had to smile - our offspring always loved spending time with their Dad (who is the most placid, patient and kind man - who thankfully has a wonderful sense of humour!).

The image is called 'Boughs for the wreath' - I've coloured the image with copics and Graph it pens. I decided to use a 'window' style of layout with acetate, and added some 'snow' to the acetate with a white pen. 
The backing papers are from LOTV with some kraft card. I've added a Spellbinder's 'poinsettia' with some pearls from stash. The gingham ribbon is from Joanna Sheen, with a button and some bells from stash (and they really do jingle lol!).  The sentiment is from LOTV. 

Hope you like it!
And I hope you have a good week - and manage to have some crafty time! 
Back soon,
Kim x 

I'm entering this card into the following challenges:-
Mo's Digital Challenge - anything goes
Glitter n Sparkle - add a bow
One Stitch at a time - use a digi
Stampin with the Dragon - button and bow
CRAFT - Christmas
Inky Chicks - stitching real or faux


  1. What a glorious card Kim. I love everything about it and I think, for those of us that had little boys...once(!), we've all seen something like that at one time or another!! xx

  2. Happy Birthday to your son, I hope he has had a wonderful day.
    Your card is gorgeous Kim. Such a delightful image, beautiful colouring and fabulous design using the acetate to add some snow.
    Sue xx

  3. Wonderful image and such stunning design detail Kim. Happy Birthday to Jack.

  4. Like the coloring. Especially like the snow & the added jingle bells. Thank you for entering OSAAT Ch#180 Use a Digi.
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

  5. a lovely card with your 'real' jingle bells lol, fab image from Mo

  6. Oh what a heartwarming Christmas card Kim - it's beautiful in it's colouring and pretty seasonal embellishments but what really stands out to me is the love and respect you have put into the gorgeous digi - Father and son time is so precious and not enough children have the experience these days. Hope your son had a great birthday - 15 - an whole new set of challenges ahead for Mum and Dad now :-) Your son sounds a great young man, a bit like my son who also had 3 sisters!! Good luck in our challenge this week. Ingrid xx (OSAAT Team)

  7. Gorgeous card Kim - love the image and fabulous LO.
    I see from your post we have a few things in common - my son is called Jack too and he will be 15 next Tuesday!!
    Hope your Jack had a lovely day.
    Debs xx

  8. Stunning card - love the papers and what a fabulous image! Wonderful bow.

    Happy Birthday Jack :-)

  9. Your card is gorgeous! I love the image and the lovely jingle bells!

    Gina x

  10. Hi Tilly!

    Hope you are ok?
    Adore this card. Your colouring is just fab! Such a sweet image and stunning card1
    Thank you so much for your well wishes on my blog
    hugs xx

  11. Kim this is gorgeous, hun, and a gingham bow, wow, thank you for sharing with us at Glitter N Sparkle this week, good luck xxxx

  12. love the wintry looking image and gorgeous bow with the bells-hope your son had a great day -thanks for joining us at OSAAT
    Carol DT x

  13. This is a lovely Christmas card Kim - I love the Kraft frame that you have placed around the image. I would use Kraft all the time but it's just not possible on every card!! lol. This is a great image and really sets the scene sooooo well!

    Thank you for joining us at OSAAT challenge no 180 this week, I do hope we see you again very soon.

    Hugs to you Sue Pxxx DT member

  14. Your card is so beautiful for Christmas. Love the bells. Thanks so much for joining us at Mo's Digital Stamps.


  15. What a simply super card. I just love that image but the mo's digi stamps are beautiful. Lovely colouring too and with a gorgeous layout. Thanks for joining us at Stamping Dragon challege. Good luck.

  16. Wow, it is so funny you would mention your 15 year old being little. I had a dream last night that my 31 year old son was about 3 or 4 years old. Nothing really happened in the dream, I was just "chasing him around" like I did when he was little. Oh I miss those days!

    Your card is lovely inside and out! I just love that bow with the twine and jingle bells, did you make that?

    Thank you so much for playing along with the Stitchy Bear Angels Design Team! See you next week!


    Chriss - OSAAT -DT

  17. What a fab card. I love the image and the way you've framed it. I may need to use that idea.... I'm saying that now, there's no chance I'll actually remember!

    Susan xx

  18. This is a gorgeous image Kim, fabulous colouring...sort of brings a lump to the throat..or maybe I'm just soft today...fabulous card.

    luv CHRISSYxx

  19. What a gorgeous card! Love the image and the sentiment and the bow - well, everything! Just a beautiful card! Thank you for linking up in our Add a Bow challenge at Glitter n Sparkle. Best of luck in the draw, and I definitely hope you join us again with some of your beautiful makes.

    KT Fit Kitty, DT Glitter n Sparkle

  20. It's gorgeous Kim. Beautiful job with this sweet image. That Jack sounds like quite the character. Sounds like you might have a few more memorable laughs in your future. Hugs!


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Kim x