Sunday, 27 September 2015

New stamps..... and Knitted Knockers!

Hello all, I can't believe that another week has flown past and that it's Sunday evening again! I hope that you've been having a good week and weekend and plenty of crafting time too. I've been doing some crafting when I can, but have been plagued by headaches and a couple of horrible migraines this week - and a really stinky one from Friday night and all day yesterday.  That makes me even more resentful because I missed a whole day of my weekend lol!  But thankfully feeling a bit better today, even if a bit 'washed out', but I think another visit to the doctor might be in order to see if there's anything I can do.

Anyway, less of my moaning! I did treat myself last week to a couple of sets of the 'trio' stamps from LOTV, including a couple of the new Christmas ones which are sooo cute!  But this card was made with the very sweet teddies trio


The papers and stamps are from LOTV, and the sentiment ticket stamps are from Whimsy. I've coloured the teddies with copics and the die cut flowers were made with a Britannia die
Hope you like it! 

And you all know how much I love my crocheting (addicted to it is probably more honest), and I’m thrilled to be able to try using it for a brilliant cause.  A while ago I heard about a fantastic charity via the Joanna Sheen forum where I’ve been a ‘lurker’ for many years. And recently I volunteered my services –so I am currently working on knockers to become authorised to order board status for ‘Knitted Knockers UK’ and I’m hoping that soon my work can meet the standards required.  This is a wonderful charity that helps women who’ve had a mastectomy or lumpectomy, with gorgeously soft knitted or crocheted ‘prosthesis’ free of charge and the link to their website is HERE.  Do take a look if you’ve got chance – and help spread the word about the great work that they do. There is a fantastic team of talented ladies who volunteer lots of their time and skills in making the knockers and all support is welcome!  And it’s great to be able to spread the word about the Knitted Knockers to those many, many women who would benefit from their services. 


I'll keep you informed as to how I get on! 

I hope that you have a good week ahead - whatever you have planned. 
Back soon,
Kim x


16 comments:

  1. This is such a cute card Kim with fab images and colours. Hope you feel better soon xx

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  2. Your card is gorgeous Kim, adorable image and pretty colours.
    Sorry to hear you have been suffering with migraines, I hope you feel loads better soon.
    How fabulous to be able to put your crochet skill to such a worthwhile cause.
    Sue xx

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  3. Sorry to hear you have been plagued by migraine...I sympathise and hope they leave you in peace. Love your pretty card, such cuties and the flowers are a great touch. Good luck with the knockers Kim, such a fabulous idea. Martin's Mum had a single mastectomy many years ago and has always "filled" her own bra. I will take a look myself so thank you for the link. Take care xx

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  4. Aww, sorry to hear that you've been poorly. Hope that the migraines become less frequent and that you soon feel better. Your card is utterly gorgeous. Love the pretty stamps, your gorgeous colouring and the pretty paper! I think the knitted knockers sound fab and you are a superstar for helping the cause! Am sending you get well hugs, Jayne xx

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  5. This is super cute and I love the bottom little fella who is trying to climb out of the window!
    So sorry to hear about the migraines... why can they not get people who suffer from them something more effective?
    What a wonderful idea the knockers is and good on ya for stepping in.

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  6. Hi Kim
    Sorry to hear about your migraine i know what that is like and your card is gorgeous and what a wonderful thing you are doing as you know this something that as affected me
    Dianne xx :)

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  7. So sorry to hear about your bad headaches, I hope you can get relief soon. Your card is adorable Kim. Love the name of the charity that you have get involved with a very worthy cause.
    Hugs
    Cathy
    xxxxx

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  8. So sweet Kim, a really cute, pretty card. Sorry to hear about the headaches, must be so debilitating, hope things improve soon
    hugs Jacee
    Simply Paper Card Design

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  9. This is such a gorgeous card, I adore the teddies and he tickets just finish it off perfectly!! I hope you are feeling better to day Kim.
    It is an absolutely fabulous thing to offer your services to such a wonderful charity! Good luck with it.
    Hugs
    Gina xx

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  10. Those teddies are so sweet as is your card
    Hugs Carole x

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  11. Such a cutie Kim and a fabulous cause to support.
    Laine
    xx

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  12. Such a cutie Kim and a fabulous cause to support.
    Laine
    xx

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  13. Sorry to hear about the migraines - hope you are on the mend. This is a gorgeous card and I love the triple image! TFS

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  14. Such a cutie! You're definitely tempting me to go shopping again for more LOTV goodies ;)
    And 10/10 for an hilarious blog post title ... good luck with your knockers (what a great idea, I'd never heard of them before)

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  15. I had to read a bit to understand what the knockers are. LOL I think it's a wonderful idea. My mom had a partial mastectomy so I totally get the need for these labors of love. Your card is adorable. Just love those LOTV bears. :-)

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