Sunday, 7 September 2014

A pretty birthday - and Lancaster Bombers!

I know, I know, a bizarre title for the post but I'll explain as we go along!  I hope that you've been having a good weekend, and the weather today has been wonderful. We've been getting the garden under control - although I've been supervising my husband with his new hedge trimmers to make sure that I've got some garden left.... If it was left to him, a 'trim and tidy up' could possibly turn into a full scale levelling of the garden lol! I know that it's therapeutic to use them, but I would like some shrubs and plants left....!

And on the theme of gardening, I made the following card for my lovely sister-in-law, whose birthday was last week

I've used the lovely 'April' from Mo Manning and coloured her with copics and Graphit pens
The papers are from LOTV, and I've added some stitching and flowers from WOC (with a touch of Stickles). The die cut leaves are from Poppystamps and there is the DooHickey 'lovely fence'. The sentiment stamps are from LOTV. 

And the inside decorated to match. 

And just to explain the blog title a bit more!  This weekend there has been a Vintage Weekend at Morecambe, with lots of vintage fashions, stalls, cars, etc., but I was more interested in this afternoon when there was to be a fly-past by the two remaining Lancaster Bombers.  We watched these from home, we could hear them approaching (such a deep rumble!) and then they appeared! My son took this photo from our garden

Such a great sight to see! 

And I did mention a couple of posts ago that I'd been relocating all my crafty stash to our little bedroom now that our daughter has moved out (and our son has claimed ownership of her much larger room!). So this is what the crafty space is looking like at the moment

And I must admit it's so nice to have my own little space for playing in! (But you can't see the drawers underneath that are full of papers!)
Anyway, apologies for a rather long and waffling post - but nothing new there really lol!
Back soon,
Kim x 

I'm entering the card into the following challenges:-
WedoDoobadoo - something feminine
Allsorts challenge - pretty in pink
OneStitchAtATime - anything goes with a die


  1. A gorgeous card Kim. Lovely image and papers.
    What a treat to see the Lancasters...I love the sound of the Merlin engines.
    Lorraine x

  2. Gorgeous card and I love your crafty space!
    The lancasters were over in N. Ireland today too, but unfortunately they came direct and not via the airport so we didn't see them :(

  3. A lovely card Kim, beautifully coloured and the design is smashing. I love your new craft space, am very jealous as I'd love a little space indoors instead of the bottom of the garden in my shed! x

  4. Your card is gorgeous Kim, such a sweet image. I love the papers and pretty detailing too.
    I bet it was amazing to see and hear the Lancasters.
    Your new craft space looks fabulous too.
    Sue xx

  5. A fabulous card Kim. Gorgeous image. It doesn't take long does it for us to move into our children's room haha. Unfortunately I had to move back out as mine had to come home for a while. I'm sure it won't be long until I get my craft room back though x

  6. Your card is really lovely Kim gorgeous papers and cute image. I've seen Lancasters amazing sight but your right they do make this distinct noise! Great to see you have a craft space ..lots of huggles Sue xxx

  7. This is gorgeous Kim. Pink and Green is one of my favourite colour combos and the papers are scrummy. The image is so cute and I am sure your sister in law would have been thrilled.
    Have a lovely week.
    Hugs Sharon x

  8. I just adore that little gardener from Mo. Your colors and coloring are wonderful. I always enjoy seeing the old planes too. We live near an air base that has shows fairly often. I especially like it when they've booked the aerobatic teams. I imagine when my daughter vacates I'll claim her room for my crafts too, but I'm not rushing it. :-) Hugs!

  9. Such a gorgeous card Kim I am sure your S.I.L. adored it, why wouldn't she? Your son is a good photographer this photo is fab. Love how your craft room is shaping up.

  10. Lovely card Kim, such a nice image and so beautifully coloured, fabulous!
    Hugs Jacee
    Simply Paper Card Design

  11. Gorgeous card, thanks for joining us at Allsorts, xxxx

  12. Adorable card, such a sweet image and the fence just finishes it all off beautifully.
    thank you for sharing at Allsorts 'Pretty in Pink' challenge this week and good luck x Susan x

  13. Gorgeous colouring Kim and love the sweet little image.Fabulous papers and flowers and love your design.Your own room at long last..whoo hoo..looks awesome.

    luv CHRISSYxx

  14. This card is so sweet and I love the colours. Beautiful. So happy for your own space!! Have a great week.

  15. This is absolutely beautiful Kim. Lovely inside and out and so so pretty. I used to get called Lancaster Bomber at School being that my surname is Lancaster lol - Michelle x

  16. This is such a pretty card and so beautifully coloured.

    Thanks for sharing the photos, I was hoping to get to see the Lancaster bombers, but unfortunately the Canadian one had been grounded, so I missed out. Your craft space looks awesome.
    Gina x

  17. Gorgeous card Kim.
    I'm decorating my Son's bedroom that he vacated in January, a few units and a desk and I'll have my own space too! It will be good to have a dining room again!
    Carole xXx

  18. Gorgeous card Kim, love the image and all the details you've added, your crafting space looks great too, hugs, Colette xx

  19. Thanks for joining in at One Stitch At A Time
    Good luck
    Hugs Katie x


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Kim x