Sunday, 15 July 2012

Itsy Bitsy Polka Dot Bikini!

Good morning all - and it's actually a reasonably dry morning here! So a quick post before I head out to try and get my jungle of a garden under some sort of control.  What with all the rain, but warm conditions, there's a definite rain-forest feel to the back garden and I keep worrying every time Tilly the Dog and Grumpy Poppy head out that they'll get lost in the undergrowth.... A friend called in a few days ago and said " Ooh your garden's looking very lush" - which I think translates as 'overgrown'!
Anyway, today's card features a brilliant character from Mo's Digital Pencil and the digi stamp is actually called 'Little Umbrella' but I just love that attitude. I think it should be re-titled 'It's a hard life...'.

I could live a life like that...! 
I've coloured the image with promarkers and pencils. 

The backing papers are from Emma Ball - lovely summery feel to them! The spotty ribbon is from Joanna Sheen with a button from my stash, and the sentiment is a Whimsy one of course! Sorry, but these stamps seem to somehow creep in on most cards at the moment - you must be sick of seeing them! But I just love some of the sentiments on them - and this Mae West quote is one of my favourites! I've cut it with the Whimsy ticket die and edged with distress ink. The gems were coloured with promarkers.
This is a fairly simple card for me - no die cuts, no flowers, etc...! I don't think I'll ever manage the 'clean and simple' look though! Whenever I try it my cards just look unfinished lol! And I love the shabby chic look, but struggle to achieve that either! Mine just look distinctly shabby! Hey ho!
Well, I'll do and don the gardening gloves and go on a 'hack and slash' mission! If I'm not back on the blog in a few days please send out a search party.....
Back soon (hopefully lol!), Kim x  

I'm entering this card into the following challenges:-
Delicious Doodles - summer holidays
Poodles Parlour - use a digi stamp
4CraftyChicks - stripes


  1. Morning....well this made me
    Fab card, super summer image, x carol

  2. Fantastic card Kim love that image it did make me smile and the layout is fantastic. Good luck in the garden. Caroline xxx

  3. Fabulous card Kim. Such a great image and love the colours

    Hope you have a good day


  4. This is lovely Kim. Fab image, fantastic papers and awesome colouring. Hope you will be back out of your wilderness soon and haven't come across anything that has chewed you up. Lol!!!


  5. A little too much skin showing, LOL! Thanks for playing in our 'Summertime' Challenge #48, and for using a Digital OR Stamped image!
    Sandi ♥
    DT Coordinator for Pattie's Creations Challenge!
    and Pattie's shop
    Home of Pattieboop and Allie!

  6. Thanks Kim, stunning card I just luv your dog, I am now following,
    Chris x

  7. Gorgeous card Kim. If only we got weather like that.

    I've left something for you on my blog. It's under the post Better Late Than Never.

    Susan xx

  8. Kim this is brilliant - love the image and the way you have displayed it. Thanks for calling in at my blog - I was sure I wouldn't have any visitors after being absent so long.
    Ann xxx

  9. This is awesome. I love that image! Thank you for stopping by and leaving such a nice comment. Have a beautiful day!

  10. Haaa, this is FABULOUS!!!! Love it! Cool colours you've used.
    Thanks for joining us over on ATCs With Attitude.
    Hugs Alison x x

  11. Isn't she fun! So much character. You did a great job with her and that sentiment is super fun! Thanks for your visit and comment Kim! :-) Hugs!

  12. This is just gorgeous Kim...such a lovely image, and you've coloured her so beautifully...Thanks for your lovely comments on my blog..really do appreciate them...

  13. I love this card.

    I've left a little something for you on my blog
    Hope you like it

    Sandra xxx

  14. I really like this card, great image, great presentation.
    I found your Blog via someone who came on mine.
    Will be back I like your style.

    Patricia xx

  15. This is soooo cute! I love your coloring and all of your added touches. Thanks for joining us at Pattie’s Creations Design Challenge.
    Pattie ♥

  16. Great card -love this Mo image.
    Thanks for joining us at Digi Doodle Shop Challenges this week xx

  17. lol... Love your card, I love the image and your colouring is great... Thanks for joining in with use at ATCs and Cards with Attitude x

  18. Fab card. Thanks for playing in Pattie's Creations Challenge 'Summertime' Challenge #48!


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Kim x