Saturday 16 June 2012

On Tiptoes - in a garden where it's not raining!

Hi and hope all are well and enjoying their weekend? My daughter has her last exam at the end of her first year at Uni today and then is moving back home. And moving all my craft stuff has (hopefully) made me have a bit of a sort out! Not sure that I'll be any tidier though! And I'm sure there's no such thing as a tidy crafter - is there....?
I'm also very pleased to share another bit of news - Totally Papercrafts have picked me & my little blog to be a part of their Design Team! I'm blown away! Two design team offers in a week - it's done my card-making ego a world of good!
Today's card has another of my favourite LOTV stamps on called 'On Tiptoes' and I think this little fairy is just so lovely! And she's in a garden where it's not raining! Not like mine which is starting to resemble the Somme and I've got a nasty suspicion that when it does dry up a bit and the sun comes out (ha!) that the weeds will have overtaken the flowers in the growing stakes!
I've coloured the stamp with promarkers in peach colours - fading them out with the blender pen.  I've used prisma pencils for a little extra definition and then added a little glitter - I always have an urge to give fairies an extra bit of glitter! 
The backing paper is from Teresa Collins 'Fabrications' and really like the peachy colours together with the teal blue colours. Unfortunately they look a bit faded in my photo - must get my photography skills sorted lol!  Not colours I'd usually put together but I'm liking the effect! 
I've added a Marianne die cut swirl, punched flowers with gems (coloured with promarkers!) and sheer ribbon with a MemoryBox buckle die cut. The bow is vintage seam binding, and the sentiment stamp is also LOTV. 
A quick glimpse of the inside of the card. I'm trying to make an effort to add inserts or decorated interiors to my cards so that at least they're ready for me to use (or occasionally sell!). 

I'm entering this card into the following challenges:-
CraftYourPassion - anything goes
CraftyAnnsChallengeBlog - Its a Girl Thing!
StampinWithTheDragon - anything goes
FunWithShapes - Summer

And a very warm welcome to the new followers of my blog - it's really great to think that you're interested in seeing my adventures through Craftland! 
Back soon, Kim x 


  1. SNAP!!!! we did the same image different colours though but agree with the glitter...i glitter mine withiin a inch of their life lol!!! stunning card loving your coulor choice..mmmm perhaps ill go and try peachy...gorgeous card and of course love the image hugs sassyxxxx

  2. Afternoon Kim gorgeous card the fairy is coloured perfectly and the design of the card is fantastic. Love the colours you have used and the flowers and embelishments are fab. Congratulations on yout DT you deserve it your cards are beautiful. Hugs Caroline xxx

  3. Ohhh Kim you little copy cat lol!!! no just kidding we both just have good taste in stamps. Another spooky thing is that you have used Theresa Collins papers and the card I am currently working on is by her, not the same one's though it's her Shabby Chic range. Well your card is beautiful hun and I love the colour combo. Im really in to peachy colours after making one recently, very pretty. And a big big congratulations again to making another DT!!!! you must be well chuffed hun!!!. It is so very well deserved though as you are an incredibly talented lady.
    Oh you must be so excited to be getting your lovely daughter home Kim. I know you have had to give up your craft room but at least you get her back home. My Nephew is home next weekend after finishing his second year at Cambridge. The years go so quickly don't they.
    Well have a wonderful weekend my darlin and lets hope the weeds do not overtake the house too!!!. Hugs Clare xxx

  4. Oh Kim this is beautiful and congrats on another Dt see we know a good one when we pick ours

  5. Beautiful card!! Love that pretty image!! Gorgeous, both inside and out!!

    Thank you very much for joining us this week at the Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog!


  6. Beautiful card Kim love this LOTV image and really love the colour palette you have used - fab.

    Thanks for dropping by and enjoy the rest of your weekend.


    Hazel xx

  7. Hi . I stumbled upon your blog when doing a Google search for Emma Ball stamps (loved the mag freebies and wondered if there were any more!). Having had a mooch around the blog, I'm impressed with the fresh look of your cards. I'm going to follow!

  8. Your card is so romantic and I love the stamp!!!!

    Thanks for joining us at shapes and more.
    Hugs Ivi

  9. So fabulous. I also think fairy need some glitter.
    Thank you for playing with us at Craft your Passion.
    LG Michelle

  10. Gorgeous card Kim, and my favourite LOTV stamp too! Love the colours, beautiful. x

  11. Gorgeous card Kim, that fairy is beautiful and I love the delicate colours you've used
    Thanks for joining us at Crafty Ann's this time
    Claire xx

  12. Beautiful card. Thanks for sharing it with us at Crafty Ann's.
    Jen x

  13. Beautiful card Kim, thank you for sharing it with us at Crafty Ann's
    Ann x

  14. Beautiful card Kim, love the colours. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Ann's this time. Carol DT x


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Kim x