Sunday 30 September 2012

Just relaxin'

Good morning all in Blogland and I do hope that your Sunday looks a bit brighter than it is here! Grey skies and rain really don't inspire much 'get up and go'!  I hope that your weekend is going well. I'm planning to head off to Manchester (about an hour's drive away) later this morning to see one of my oldest friends and meet her new granddaughter. Ooh babies! I love babies. Although having been there and done that a couple of times (and got the t-shirt smelling of regurgitated baby milk!) I really wouldn't want another one - although that would be a minor miracle at my age lol! I've got my little bag ready of goodies I've made for baby Grace - two bonnets, a cardigan and a baby blanket. I do enjoy crochet and knitting but particularly like making baby things - probably because they're quick to finish lol!

So before I escape from husband, teenagers and dog for a few hours, I thought I'd share a quick card with you today that I made with a lovely stamp from LOTV - 'Lazy Afternoon'

Now that's what I call the ideal way to pass a few hours!  Given a choice (!) I like to spend a little time with the Sunday papers at some point in the day, maybe tackle the crossword just to check if my brain is still working (not always a certainty) and possibly have a little snooze as well (a very rare occurrence, only if everyone else has cleared off for the afternoon and Tilly the Dog decides to leave me in peace). Sigh.

I've coloured this cute little chap with promarkers. The gorgeous leafy backing paper is from the LOTV Nitwit paper pads, with an embossed panel of coredinations card lightly sanded back. I've added a little ribbon, some hessian and a few buttons from my stash. The sentiment is also from LOTV. 
So a fairly simply card - but a long waffling post as usual! Sorry! 
Do enjoy the rest of your weekend. I must remember to take a pic of the baby knits before I head off - just hoping its not driving rain on the motorway as I'm definitely a wuss at driving in heavy rain!
Back soon, Kim x 

I'm entering this card into the following challenges:-
Charisma Cardz - for the guys
Patties Creations - anything goes


  1. Oh how fabulous Kim. Such lovely delicate colours and great image.
    Have a good day.
    Love Sandra xxxx

  2. Hello Kim. Such a lovely relaxing image and coloured so beautifully. The papers and textures are gorgeous
    I hope you have a good Sunday
    Hugs Sue

  3. A lot of sweetness in this creation. Beautiful paper and embossing. Bravo ! It's successful !

    Thanks for joining us at Charisma Cardz this week and good luck !

    Hugs from France.

  4. That image always makes me smile. You've made a lovely card Kim.

    Enjoy your trip out.

    Jo x

  5. Love your card Kim,fab colours and image.
    Enjoy your trip.
    Sue :)

  6. love the card kim and he looks so chilled!!!!!....hugs sassyxxxx

  7. Hi Kim, I must have missed this one. I was up and about early this morning. Hope you have a fabulous day. I am now putting my Charisma Cardz Challenge hat on. Wonderful card, such a sweet image and excellent colouring as usual. Lovely design detail. Thank you for joining us at Charisma Cardz this week and good luck with the Challenge.

  8. Hi Kim - Hope you have had a lovely day away from the everyday chores. The only thing is they are there when you come back. Lol!!! This is another awesome card sweetie.


  9. Hi Kim,

    This is adorable, i love this stamp

    Hugs Kelly

  10. Fab card Kim - love the colours and this is one of my all time favourite LOTV images.

    Hope you had a good day in Manchester.

    Thank you for coming to visit me and leaving me some very much appreciated comments.

    Take care and have a good week.

    Toodle Pip

    Hazel xx

  11. Great creation! Thanks for playing along at Charisma Cardz! xxx

  12. I hope your visit went well :)

    Your card is just adorable - I love this sweet image and your colours and papers are perfect! :)



  13. Great card, love how you've coloured the grass, thank you for joining us at I♥Promarkers this week
    Ruth x

  14. Nice masculine card! Thanks for playing in our 'Anything Goes' Challenge #53!
    Sandi ♥
    DT Coordinator for Pattie's Creations Challenge!
    and Pattie's shop
    Home of Pattieboop and Allie!

  15. Oh I agree. A lovely way to relax :)

    Susan xx


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Kim x