Sunday 9 September 2012

Faith, Hope and Love

Good morning all! Just a quickie post from me today - the sun is shining and we have a busy day today in our (very full!) household!  It's our son's 14th birthday today - and he's just emerging from his pit! I can't believe my 'baby' is now 14! Where does the time go? It only seems last month he was a little toddler and now he towers over me! His friend stayed over last night as a few of us went out for a 'birthday tea'! So I think I'll be required in the kitchen soon to provide bacon butties, toast, etc!  And our daughter & her boyfriend are heading off to Lanzarote today for a week's holiday - so dad is on taxi duty to the airport in a couple of hours! Then I'll be hurrying the boys along to get ready for a football match this afternoon! Oh joy!

So, today's card was made using a gorgeous digi stamp from Bugaboo - I just loved the wording and image on this!

I've coloured the roses and leaves with promarkers, with some chalking to soften the edges of the image.  

The backing paper is from Teresa Collins - just love these papers and I've nearly finished them - sob! - so I'll have to see if I can find some more!  And then some coredinations card for matting and layering. 

 The flowers are from WOC - and I've used an ivory wild rose but sprayed it with Cosmic Shimmer mists. I do like to do that with some flowers as it gives a lovely subtle 'sheen' to them.  The leaves were done with Spellbinders 'Fall Foliage' die set, some gorgeous leaves on there and I can see it will come in quite useful, particularly for 'seasonal' style cards.  And then just added a Marianne die swirl. 
So a fairly simple card really, but I was quite pleased with it! But I do love the aqua/teal colours.  And I just love the wording on this stamp - so true. 
So, have a good Sunday whatever you're doing. I'd better head to the kitchen and start feeding hungry teenagers!
Back soon, Kim x 

I'm entering this card into the following challenges:-
Inspire me Fridays - anything goes
Crafty Anns - monochrome (aqua)
Shellys Images - anything goes


  1. Hi Kim, Happy Sunday morning to you. Enjoy your time with the boys. I remember that time well, although I had girls. Time passes so quickly.
    Wonderful card. Stunning colour tones. Love the roses stamp and all of your design detail.

  2. beautiful colouring and construction of your card. Thanks for joining us at ATCs/Cards with Attitude.

  3. Kim this is so beautifully designed and the colours and embellishments work so well together. Lots of eye candy. Wishing you a fab weekend.
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}

  4. beautiful card th quote.....hugs sassyx

  5. This is stunning Kim. I love the image and the colours are so beautiful.

    hugs Sue

  6. This is a gorgeous image and you have brought it to life so well. Gorgeous colours sweetie and an adorable layout. Hope you have survived your very busy Sunday.


  7. Hi there beautiful, has the nervous breakdown happened yet???. OMG too many boys in the house is enough to do your head in!!!. Hope your son has had a great day and you are not too stressed out mate. Wow your card today is stunning. I do love sentiment cards. Those words are indeed so beautiful. Love the papers and the flowers set the whole card off. A beautiful card. Big hugs Clare xxx

  8. Stunning card Kim, beautiful image and colours.
    Wendy xx

  9. Beautiful card Kim! That image is so gorgeous. Your colouring is fab and I love your cosmic sprayed flower - it does give them a lovely sparkle :) The words on this are so lovely too.

    Tags xx

  10. This is a beautiful stamp Kim and you have showcased it perfectly! Thanks so much for joining our "ANYTHING GOES" challenge at Shelly's Images! Please come back and join us again real soon!!
    Shelly's Images DT

  11. This is really lovely Kim. :-) I like the soft coloring you did on the roses. Hope your son enjoys his special day! Hugs!

  12. This is really beautiful hun...just love it!

  13. A beautiful card. I was looking for sentiment digis yesterday and never spotted that one. Love your whole card. xx Flora

  14. I just love this project. It has such a soft and comfortable feeling. Thanks very much for joining our challenge at Shelly's Images.

  15. Beautiful work Kim, your colouring is fabulous. Thank you for joining us at Crafty Ann's
    Ann x

  16. Absolutely gorgeous, love your card and image. Such a beautiful color lovely and soft. Thank you for joining us this fortnight at ATC's. Abbie (Owner) XX

  17. You have made a lovely card which fits our challenge well. Thanks for taking part in Crafty Ann's Challenge this fortnight and best of luck. We hope to see you back again very soon. Best wishes, Kym, Crafty Ann's Design Team xxx

  18. Oh love the leaves just might have to put that one on my wish list! Great coloring job.

    Thanks for playing with us at Clearly Inspired Challenge #59. Hope you will stop by and check out our new challenge.


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Kim x