Tuesday 28 August 2012

Birthday Balloons!

Good morning! And I'm pleased to announce that, despite my husband going off fishing for the day (which is usually the sign of doom!), that the sun is shining! Yippee! After miserable grey skies and rain all day yesterday, it's so nice to see some sunshine.  So a quick post from me before I head off to tidy up from the weekend, and then head to the shops.  As my son starts back at school next week we decided it was time to check the fit on his school blazer. Ooops! How do they grow quite so fast? It doesn't seem 5 minutes ago since his blazer looked like it belonged to someone else and seemed to be quite a few sizes too big.  Now it's definitely a bit too short with what look like 3/4 length sleeves! So, it's off to the school uniform shop - again - and yet more money having to be handed over. Sigh.

Anyway, today's card uses a colour combination I haven't tried before - lilac and lime green!

But I think they actually work ok together!  The sweet Saturated Canary digi has been coloured with promarkers and pencils, with a little dusting of chalk round the edges (as I didn't have a lilac distress pad lol!).
The lime backing paper was a freebie with a craft magazine, with some purple coredinations card which I've edged with the Tonic floral border punch. The sentiment is from LOTV.  The just some lime and lilac organza ribbons from Joanna Sheen and some gems from my stash. 
So quite a simple card from me, but I think it works ok. 
Back soon, Kim x 

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  1. Hi Kim, gorgeous card the colour combo is fabulous and the image is beautifully coloured. Have a great day. Caroline xxx

  2. It's a lovely card Kim, your colouring is beautiful and I love the pretty border punch too.

    Know what you mean about the uniform, it's so expensive when they get to high school isn't it? We've been trying stuff on this morning too.

    Jo x

  3. Tilly this is just gorgeous. Lots of eye candy hear to feast the eyes on.
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  4. Unusual colour combo for me to see and I like it. Love your colouring. xx Flora

  5. Another lovely card Kim. Love this colour combo. Glad it isn't peeing of rain for you. It is quite hot here at the moment today, I say that in a whisper.


  6. gorgeous card Kim, such a sweet image and you have coloured her beautifully

    Hugs Sue

  7. What a pretty card, that image is so sweet and so beautifully coloured

    hugs Vicky xxx

  8. Love the ribbon combo! Thanks for playing along at Totally Stampalicious!

  9. Love the colour combo Kim, gorgeous image and colouring..so pretty.

    Luv CHRISSYxx

  10. Really unusual colour combo ... I love it! Beautifully coloured too!

  11. Hi Kim,

    thank you for becoming a follower of mine..

    I love this colour combo on this card. And the image is coloured brilliantly.

    Hugs Kelly

  12. Great card, I love those colours together!! Your colouring is fabby!
    Thanks for joining us over on Fat Pages With Attitude.
    Hugs Alison x x

  13. What a super card, those colours work so well together.
    Beautiful colouring, and a lovely image.


  14. This is so cute hun :) Love the image and your colouring is just fantastic! :)


  15. Gorgeous card & love the colour combo, really looks lovely x

    hugs sally x

  16. Don't think I've ever tried that combo myself, but it looks amazing together. Fantastic coloring Kim! Hugs!

  17. Very sweet card! Your coloring and choice of colors are perfect! Thank you for joinimng us at Scrapper's Delights this week! HUGS

    SD DT


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Kim x