Tuesday, 30 September 2014

A Lilac Christmas

Hello all and I hope that your week has started well? I can't believe that today is the last day of September - I blinked and it vanished! But we've been so lucky with the weather, with some lovely sunny days. It's been so nice that, on most days, my other half and I can still sit and have a cup of tea in the garden when we both get in from work and catch up on the day. I'm just hoping that the weather doesn't turn too bad as we are off to the Lake District for a couple of nights next weekend. We'll have been together for 25 years so decided that we deserved a little mini-break to celebrate putting up with one another for so long lol!

But I had a great girly day last Saturday with a couple of friends and we went to Skipton in the Yorkshire Dales to Yarndale, which for anyone interested in crocheting or knitting, was a delight! It was a yarn festival (it's 2nd year) with a huge number of stalls of different yarn producers, not to mention all the spinning, dyeing, weaving, patchwork, etc. We had a great time and it was only a restricted purse that prevented me getting completely carried away! There were some fantastic local wools and yarns, and all sorts of inspiration. The only problem now is knowing where to start. So many ideas, so little time!  I can't imagine that anyone who likes crafts could ever get bored. My main problem is deciding what to do next and fitting it all in!

Anyway, less waffling! I've got a very girly Christmas card to share with you today, and a very lilac one! I got some of the new papers a little while ago from LOTV, so was inspired to make a purple Christmas card. Now I confess that when it comes to my own Christmas decorations at home I'm a very traditional sort, but I did enjoy getting all the purple colours out for this one!


I've used a gorgeous stamp from LOTV, coloured with copics - and lots of add glamour dust! 
The papers are from LOTV, as are the sentiment tags, with some added stitching. The snowflake is a Tattered Lace die - I borrowed one from a friend to try out! It gives a nice big snowflake but is perhaps a little too swirly and fancy for me - not to mention it was a bit of a pain to get out of the die (even with waxed paper!). The added bling was from stash.

Hope you like it! 
And I hope your week goes well, whatever you're doing.
Back soon,
Kim x 

I'm entering this card into the following challenges:-





20 comments:

  1. A beautiful Christmas card Kim. Love the purples and lilacs colour combo - Michelle x

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  2. Gorgeous card Kim, love the colours! That image is adorable :D Happy 25th anniversary, hope you have a lovely few days away :)

    Tanya xx

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  3. Such gorgeous colours and layout Kim. Glad you enjoyed your girly time with friends. Hope the weather is kind to you for your weekend with hubby.
    Hugs
    Cathy
    xxxxx

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  4. Oh this is so so pretty Kim, you've coloured her just beautifully too -have fun on your trip x

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  5. Congratulations on your 25 years together Kim. Stunning card. Love the image and colour palette.
    Laine
    xx

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  6. Lovely card, thanks for joining us at Allsorts, xxxx

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  7. This is gorgeous Kim! Love the colours and wonderful stitching. Hope you have a lovely time away and the weather stays warm and dry for you.
    Hugs
    Gina x

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  8. Great card, I love the colour, fabulous!
    Hugs Jacee
    Simply Paper Card Design

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  9. This is gorgeous Kim. I love the cute image and beautiful papers.
    Sue xx

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  10. This is so pretty! What FABulous colours and I LOve your image and design.
    Chrissyxx
    Hope you have a lovely time Kim x

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  11. Oh I love the purple! Fun layout, great stitching, and it's just as cute as it can be. Hugs!

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  12. Sounds like you had a fabulous time and I look forward to seeing a project or two!! What a pretty card Kim, I rarely use purple...you've inspired me!! Wishing you a lovely weekend and Congratulations xx

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  13. Fab card Kim, I love the purple, and the image is adorable, sooo jealous of your visit to Yarndale, really wanted to go,but the fates conspired against me, oh well! maybe next year, hugs, Colette xx

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  14. adorable Kim, très charmante création, le violet,..j'adore, merci de jouer avec nous chez CSAYL, biz

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  15. Awww what a sweet card Kim!
    Glad you had a fun day at Skipton, look forward to seeing what you make with all your new wool :)

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  16. What a beautiful card Kim. What fab colouring. Gorgeous colours too x

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  17. I love the lilac color you've used to create this card! Just stunning! Your coloring is absolutely fabulous! Thanks for playing along with us at CSAYL!
    Tracey, DT

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  18. Love your creation! Thank you for sharing it with us at Allsorts and good luck in the challenge.

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  19. Gorgeous! I always love the LOTV images, and this one is adorable! I also love the color as I think purple is a perfect color for Christmas. Thanks for playing with CSAYL.

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  20. Beautiful card. Thanks for joining the ATSC. Hugs Rita

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