Monday, 9 July 2012

Pink & Green!

Good morning - Monday again! How did that happen? I think I must have blinked and missed the weekend! We've had a busy weekend and there never seems to be enough hours in the day. It was my daughter's 19th birthday last Friday and on Saturday we had about 9 or 10 of her friends here before they all headed off to town! They don't go out till about 10pm - just when we're starting to think about locking up for the night! Oh to have the energy of youth again! And my youngest is due back from his school trip to France tonight. We've spent all weekend emptying his room out, sorting wiring, putting a new worktop in for his computer, etc., and clearing out rubbish! It's quite awe-inspiring how much clutter a 13 year old can accumulate! So, just got today now to get it back into some semblance of order before he returns! And amidst all this I've had no time (or energy!) for crafting this weekend and I'm definitely feeling withdrawal symptoms!
I made this card at the end of last week - using one of my favourite LOTV images called 'Times to Treasure'

I've kept this one fairly simple (for me lol!) with a limited amount of patterned paper, etc., and I was quite pleased with the 'fresh' feel that it has. The image is coloured with promarkers

I've mounted this on coredinations card and just used one panel of paper from First Edition 'Birdsong' 6x6 pad. 
The sentiment stamp is from Whimsy Stamps (with the Whimsy ticket die) and the flowers and leaves are from Wild Orchid. I'm not sure about my flower arranging skills though! The sheer ribbon in that lush deep pink is from Joanna Sheen, and the pins are from my stash. 
Well, I'd better get on with sorting Jack's room! But I'm determined to get some crafting in somewhere today!   Back soon, Kim x 

I'm entering this card into the following challenges :-
My Mums Craft Shop Challenge - photo inspiration
Papertake Weekly - anything goes
Corrosive Challenge Blog - sentimentally yours


  1. Morning Kim. Sounds like you have had a hectic few days. Gorgeous card love the image and the layout is beautiful. I think you have arranged the flowers beautifully. Take care. Caroline xxx

  2. Gosh, what a busy time you're having. Never a dull moment with teenagers in the house is there?

    Your card is lovely, beautiful colours and your floral arrangement is gorgeous.

    Jo x

  3. My goodness, you have had a busy time Kim.
    Your card is gorgeous, I love the image and the colours and layout are beautiful

    Hugs Sue

  4. Hehe Jack's room sounds just like mine Kim - if only my mum would tidy mine for me! haha :D I hope your daughter's birthday went well and she enjoyed herself :)

    This card is so cute, I love that image, LOTV is probably my favourite stamp selection ever! I love the clean feel to this card, it's so pretty and that sentiment is so sweet :) I think your flower arrangement is great :D

    Thanks for joining us at My Mum's Craft Shop Challenge as well :)

    Tags xx

  5. hiya this is so very adorable and just so cute love the pastels....with that burst of cerise...superb hugs sassyxxx

  6. This is so sweet Kim. The flower arrangement looks good to me. Your busy weekend makes me feel tired just to read it.


  7. This is just adorable. Superb coloring, and I love the flowers and stick pins. Very sweet sentiment to go with the sweet image. Hope you got to rest a bit after that hectic weekend! Thanks so much for joining us at The Corrosive Challenge.

  8. This is beautiful Kim. Love the image, design and layout. Flowers look great and the stick pins just finish it off.
    One thing I have picked up is flowers look their best in odd numbers, think it's from watching so many craft shows on TV lol.
    Great card though.. love it
    Eileen x

  9. absolutely stunning card, thanks for joining our photo inspiration challenge at MMCS, hope to see you again soon, Gaynor DT x

  10. It does look lovely and fresh Kim, and the image is so cute :o) Hugs, Lisa x


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Kim x