Friday 14 September 2012

Brown & Orange

Right, I should probably issue a warning at the beginning of this post that you should get yourself and drink and sit comfortably.....

I have officially failed as a mother - again!  My darling son has been complaining for a couple of weeks about having a painful foot and in my best 'Graduate of the School of Caring Motherhood' said "You've probably just knocked it - it'll be fine"!  Eventually, on Wednesday night after he returned from football practice complaining yet again and limping I took a closer look (I usually avoid feet at all costs - particularly those belonging to teenage boys) and realised that there was actually a hard lump on the bridge of his foot.  Oops. So it was off to the doctor's yesterday morning (yes, I actually got an appointment on the same day - a minor miracle methinks).  She examined it too (although I'm sure I saw her flinch a bit too when faced with boy-feet - she has a 15 year old son so know's to brace herself).  Her diagnosis was that it was a ganglion (yes, I had to look it up too) - a type of hardened cyst. So then it was off to the local hospital for an xray and appointment made to see an orthopaedic surgeon in a week or so. She thinks he'll probably have to have it surgically removed via a minor op - and trust me, I'm sure he'll milk it for all it's worth!  This ganglion is going to cost me big time! I'm sure he's taken great delight in telling all and sundry about his forthcoming 'op' (and embellished it a bit for good measure).  His sister even texted me from Lanzarote to ask what was wrong and was he ok as he had already changed his status on his Blackberry! Sigh.

So, amid my motherhood failings, I'd better get on with today's card! As it's Friday it's time for a new challenge over at CraftyCatz - and a great one for this time of year chosen by our lovely Aunty Sue - use the colours 'Brown & Orange'!  We are sponsored this week by

and I've used one of their gorgeous digi stamps for my card. And please remember that we are having a DT call over at CraftyCatz - have a look at the challenge blog for details - and why not combine your 'brown & orange' creation with a DT entry?  It'd be great to have you on our very friendly team!

Doesn't she look like she's having fun?  I've coloured the image with promarkers and pencils

The backing papers are from K&Co that I have had in my stash for so long! The sheer ribbon is from Joanna Sheen. And I had a chance to go mad with my recently acquired Spellbinders 'Fall Foliage' die set!  I know I've probably got a bit carried away with all the leaves - but they're just so pretty! 
I think it all gives the card a real 'autumn' feel!  Hope you like it!
So apologies for the rather long waffling post - although that's nothing new! And a very warm welcome to my new followers - it's wonderful to have you join me on my crafting journey - and I hope that you'll be able to cope with the all the waffling too! 
Back soon, Kim x 

I'm entering this card into the following challenges:-
creative belli - autumn
bearly mine - anything goes
crafty sentiments - leaves 
try it on tuesday -anything goes


  1. Hello Kim. Gorgeous card, love the image and those stunning leaves.
    Love Sandra xx

  2. Hi Kim
    A gorgeous card beautifully coloured and just love those leaves and thankyou for joining us at Bearly Mine Challenges this week,have a lovely weekend my friend ans hope your son doesn't give you too much bother lol
    Hugs Dianne xx :)

  3. Oh this is so cute Kim, a fab card.....Do hope your son will be ok, your in for alot of pampering there you

  4. She is so gorgeous Kim, I love the leaves in the Autumn colours and gorgeous colourng....and dont feel bad, my son limped for 3 weeks with 2 broken toes before he had any sympathy from me.[and I still here about it....]

    Luv CHRISSYxx

  5. This is gorgeous Kim. I love the image and those leaves look amazing.
    Oh dear! Sorry to hear about your son, I hope he doesn't make you feel too bad about it.

    hugs Sue

  6. hi kim...fabulous card she really is just the cutest....your colouring to is superb..have a great weekend hugs sassyxxxxxx

  7. A fabulous card, she's clearly have a great time. The leaves are fab too.

    Our children are very good at making us feel bad aren't they? I hope his foot is sorted out very soon.

    Jo x

  8. This is beautiful, love your leaves and cute image, thanks for joining us at Crafty Sentiments this week.

  9. Haha, I love your stories Kim :) every mother's the same - I was in college one day and got really unwell, I went to the college doctor and they said to go to the A&E in the hospital as soon as possible, so I rang my Mum and asked her to take me and she said 'I'm shopping at the moment, I'll be done in a couple of hours and take you then" - and true to her word, she collected me from college a couple of hours later - so you're not the only one :P

    Your card is fantastic, I love all the leaves - they're beautiful - but damn you! I'll have to buy them now haha!

    Tags xx

  10. This is just beautiful. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Sentiments.

  11. Wonderful card Kim. Such a cute image with a beautiful design. You're a great story teller...I enjoyed reading about your "failed motherhood" ...not to worry, we've all been there.

    Thanks so much for joining us at the Belli Challenge this week. hugs, Pat K.x

  12. I applaud your bravery my friend. LOL The feet of teenage boys is enough to give one nightmares. :-) Hope everything goes well and he has a speedy recovery. Your card looks fabulous with all those fall colored leaves embellishing it. Super cute! Hugs!

  13. Cute image ands a very pretty card! I failed in the good mother stakes years ago - my usual reply to most ailments is ' have you drunk any water today?...... I once missed a really bad eye infection when my daughter was 12 - she ended up under Moorfields for a year! Anyhow hope your son doesn't make you suffer too much Thanks for joining us at TioT Cindy

  14. Awww how cute this is!!! Really adorable =)
    Thank you for joining us at Crafty Sentiments Designs Challenge this week and good luck with the draw!

  15. Hi, this is a great Autumnal card, love the cute image.
    Thanks for sharing with us at TioT


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Kim x