Friday, 1 November 2013

Hanging the Christmas Stockings

Hello all and I hope that you've all had a good week - and have something nice ahead for the weekend! A busy week here and I have said to the family that the next time I have the bright idea that somewhere in the house needs decorating that they should lock me in a cupboard until I've come to my senses. Mind you, I think they probably sometimes feel like locking me in a cupboard anyway....  Needless to say, the whole decorating business has rapidly lost it's excitement, it feels like the house is completely upside down (well, it mostly is!) and I just want things back to normal. Sigh.  My fab team-mates over at CraftyCatz have given me a 'day release' pass from today's challenge - but it's a fantastic one, 'Paper Piecing', so do pop over to the CraftyCatz challenge blog and see the gorgeous creations from the DT! Eventually I'll get chance to get back to my craft table!

Anyway, thankfully I had already got a Christmas card made to share with you! This is using a fabulous LOTV stamp 'Hanging the Stockings'.  Now, every year in this house there is usually a bit of muttering and grumbling because Tilly the Dog has a larger stocking than everyone else.  Tilly can't see what the problem is...!


I've coloured the image with copics and promarkers

The sentiment and backing papers are from LOTV, with some coredinations card. The lovely glittery burlap is from a local store selling Christmas decorations! I've added a Spellbinders 'poinsettia' with pearls. 
Hope you like it! 
Back soon,
Kim x 

I'm entering this card into the following challenges:-
CardCraftersCircle - cute cards
Creative Corner- can't touch this (add texture)
SisterActCardChallenge - anything goes
Crafting with Dragonflies - make your own flower embellishment
Inky Impressions - traditional Christmas
SimonSaysStamp - anything goes
WhimsyInspiration - anything goes


33 comments:

  1. She is fabulous Kim. Wonderful colouring and design.
    Laine
    x

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  2. Fantastic card Kim. Lovely colouring and layout xx

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  3. Gorgeous card Kim, love it :) I'm getting on OK with the Copics, I only have a few, but really enjoying using them and can't wait to get more :D

    Tags xx

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  4. Yet another superb card Kim. A cute image, fab colouring. I love the canvas - a nice touch!
    Love Lea x

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  5. It really is GORgeous! What a cutie this image is....
    LOving your papers, sentiment and this pretty poinsettia.
    Chrissyxx
    Hope things get back to normal for you soon Kim.

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  6. Hi Kim, what a pretty image and a really lovely card. You have my sympathies for the upside down house due to decorating - try adding an extension and see what happens!!!!

    Hope you have a good weekend,

    Sarah

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  7. Adorable and so gorgeous Kim, love the sweet image and colours./
    Wendy xx

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  8. Gorgeous card Kim, I love the cute image and beautiful papers.
    I hope you have a good weekend.
    Sue xx

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  9. Fabulous Xmas card, beautifully coloured imgae. You do make me laugh with your tales of Tilly the dog, hope you have a great weekend and that the house is straight soon :) xx

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  10. Love LOTV!! this image is gorgeous Kim great card and have a great weekend huggles Sue xx

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  11. Makes you smile straight away - so sweet. That burlap is a good buy too! Your poinsettia is so pretty. Thanks for sharing this with us at Crafting with Dragonflies.

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  12. So cute! Thanks for playing at Sister Act Card Challenge. We'd love for you to consider trying out for our design team.

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  13. Gorgeous card Kim just love the image and beautiful colour's and paper's it must be the time of year hubby is busy decorating kitchen nearly finish but now mu hall and stair's to do have a lovely weekend
    Hugs Dianne xx :)

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  14. Gorgeous card Kim - such a sweet image - so beautifully coloured.
    Have a wonderful weekend.
    Debs xx

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  15. Awww what a sweet card and great image. What's wrong with Tilly having the biggest stocking? ;)
    Good luck with your decorating!

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  16. Just love that cute image and your colouring . Thanks for sharing on Card Crafters Circle

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  17. love that burlap and the card, hope you soon get back to 'normal' what ever that is lol
    Tilly

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  18. I love that you added those fab pearls to the centre of your poinsettia........beautiful. Love the image too and the burlap. Thank you for sharing it with us at Crafting with dragonflies this week.
    Wynn DT xx

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  19. Ooh I love the kraft and red. Love the touch of burlap. Your image is beautifully coloured. Love it. Have a great weekend. Hugs Nina

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  20. Beautiful card, fabulous papers and burlap and I love that gorgeous image! TFS

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  21. Lovely! The burlap adds some great texture. LOTV images are always cute as can be and your design is so pleasing. Hugs!

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  22. Hi Kim,
    what a super card. Love those LOTV images, and you have made such a great job of this one
    Lots of love. Jenny L.

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  23. A gorgeous card Kim. the image looks fabulous and I love the red and kraft colour scheme.
    Lorraine x

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  24. Oooh Kim, this is just scrumptious! How do I not have this stamp and papers? Fab image and you've done a great job with the colouring. I really love this - great layout too. Hugs, Jayne xx

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  25. Divine, beautiful card, well coloured and i love the hessian ribbon, thanks for playing with us at Crafting with Dragonflies, blessings Hilde

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  26. What a wonderful card! Sweet image and I love the texture your burlap ribbon adds.
    Thank-you for sharing with us at Crafting With Dragonflies,
    {Hugs} Barb, DT

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  27. This is so adorable Kim, your colouring is awesome especially on her hair.

    Enjoy the rest of your weekend.

    Hugs
    Cathy
    xxxx

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  28. Wow this is a stunner! Fabulous colouring, great colour palette and I love the poinsettia!
    Hugs
    Gina x

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  29. A gorgeous Christmas card!! Thank you for sharing it with us at Inky Impressions this week

    hugs Vicky xx

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  30. Gorgeous card. So like the colors you've used, and your image is colored to perfection. Thank you for entering this week's challenge at Inky Impressions Stamps.

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  31. Fantastic card and fabulous coloring. Thanks for joining us this week at Creative Corner for our texture challenge.
    Nancy,DT

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  32. What an awesome project with so many details! Thanks so much for sharing your talent with us in the Inky Impressions "Traditional Christmas" challenge this week!
    Hugs,
    Leslie, DT
    http://leslieturner58.blogspot.com

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  33. What a gorgeous card, adorable sweet image.

    Thank you for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge.

    luv
    Debby

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