Thursday, 27 October 2016

Back once more....!

Well, what can I say?  I haven't packed up and emigrated, or got lost, or forgotten how to use the computer. And most importantly, I haven't stopped crafting!  But sometimes life just speeds past, with lots going on when you have jobs, family, pets, etc. - definitely pets!  As I mentioned in my last long-ago post, we have now acquired a puppy, Ruby, who is 18 weeks old today.  She's adorable, a sweetie and full of puppy naughtiness - it's just like having a toddler in the house again!  So the combination of that, and a very long and busy term at school, has meant that computer time has been a bit restricted to the essentials - especially because I'm using one most of the day at work!  But I am still crafting and have some crochet bits and pieces to share with you soon.  But, as anyone who has had a puppy or kitten will know, the lure of yarn is irresistible to them - not to mention the fact that they have this innate ability to know that your attention is elsewhere (so they will either pester you until you put your toys down and play with them - or they will go off and find something to play with that they definitely shouldn't!).  So crafting and crocheting time is restricted to Ruby's nap-times! I must warn family and friends not to expect fancy handmade cards this Christmas....

Anyway, I do have a card to share with you today that I made quite a while ago - and using one of my favourite LOTV stamps.  I haven't tried any of their digi-stamps yet - I'd be interested to hear if anyone has tried them and what they are like!

I love using the lilac and aqua colours - they always seem so fresh and bright! 
I coloured the image with copics, Graphit pens and a little pencil.
The backing papers are from LOTV and flowers from WOC. The butterfly dies are from Joanna Sheen.

Hope you like it! 

And just a few pics of the fast-growing Rascally Ruby!

Enjoying sunshine on the promenade (& ice cream!)
Trying to work out what's going on in that stupid machine....
Me? Naughty? I think you must be confusing me with some other hound....
(She's gradually growing into those ears and feet!)
All that activity takes it out of a girl. Time for a nap, cuddled up in blankie...!

Thanks for looking
Kim x 


  1. Hello Kim..fabulous card and beautifully the flowers and very pretty..And your litttle Ruby is just adorable..I lost my Harry a couple of weeks ago [10 1/2] and I am so tempted to get a puppy..she is beautiful.

    Luv CHRISSYxx

    1. So sorry to hear about Harry - and I know how hard it is chrissy. Sending hugs xx

  2. It's lovely to see you back Kim! Your card is absolutely beautiful and the design is gorgeous.

    Thank you for sharing pictures of Ruby, she is such a darling and so cute.

    I coloured up an LOTV digi this afternoon and it is as good as the stamps are.

    Gina xx

  3. So gorgeous Kim, such a sweet image and love your pretty colours. Ruby is just adorable! Wonderful photo's.
    Wendy xx

  4. Good to see you Kim and what a lovely card, such delicate colours. Our pups have just turned five months and boy, did I underestimate the time they would take up!!? We had forgotten how much attention they crave. There just doesn't seem to be enough hours in the day...but wouldn't change them for the world. Ruby is such a pretty little girl and very cute xx

  5. Gorgeous card, Kim in such pretty colours too!
    Oh my how gorgeous is Ruby!! Reminds me so much of my little Millie although she is 5 now! Have a good weekend! xxx

  6. Such a pretty creation Kim. Love the photos of Ruby. I am still struggling after the loss of my darling Tony.

  7. Good to see you back Kim. your card is gorgeous, love the stamp and the pretty design and colours.
    LOTV digi stamps are brilliant. You get a really good quality image whatever size you print them. A brand new release out today too!
    Lorraine x

  8. Hello stranger! Beautiful card and such a pretty floral arrangement too. Glad to hear Ruby is keeping you entertained, she's a real cutie :)

  9. The soft pastels on your card are so lovely Kim. Love your combo of die cuts and flowers too. Oh my goodness I would love to get my hands on that adorable Ruby. What a cutie! Hugs!

  10. Fabulous card and love the pastel colours. What a cute pup! TFS


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Kim x