Wednesday 26 September 2012

Nativity Time!

Good morning all and hope that you've managed to stay reasonably dry? After my efforts in the garden at the weekend, I now look out and it's like looking over a flood plain! The problem is that our house (&garden) lies in a 'dip' so water all runs down to us - so my little pond is now a considerably bigger pond than it was a few days ago! And all my baby frogs will be finding themselves in flower beds and looking confused! Sigh.

Can I just say a big thank you for all your supportive comments about my card for the Joanna Sheen DT challenge. I'm not too confident as the standard of the final group is incredibly high with some stunning work, but I'm just very pleased to have got through to this stage. We'll just wait and see.

On to today's card. I'm hoping this scheduled post works ok as I know blogger has been playing up a little bit lately - but I'm at work an extra day this week and this was the best way to fit a post in! I've made another Christmas card - using another LOTV stamp! This one is called 'Mary and Joseph'

Now this particular image brought back lots of happy memories of watching the children taking part in various nativity plays at playgroups and primary school - and always so sweet! We had some giggles remembering some of the performances, but one that springs to mind was Jack taking part in one at playgroup when he was 4 years old. As his birthday is September, he was always one of the oldest children taking part in these things, and proudly announced to us that he had been given a role in the Nativity play - "I'm playing the Angel Gabriel - and that means I'm in charge"! Just about sums him up!

I coloured the image with promarkers. The papers are from First Edition and GCD. I've added Marianne die cut poinsettias and a Sizzlits snowflake die cut - and there is a lot of Stickles added to various things! The sentiment is from LOTV - love these grungy Christmas ones! And I've added a star brad and some pearls and ribbon from stash. 
Hope you like this cute little card! 
Back soon, Kim x 

I'm entering this card into the following challenges:-
CraftRoom Challenge - childhood memories
PartyTimeTuesdays - anything goes
Love to Create - anything goes
TheCraftyPad - inspired by a song (Mary's BoyChild !)
BearlyMineChallenges - add a sentiment


  1. Good Morning Kim, This is a very pretty card and so gently coloured. xx Flora

  2. Hi Kim
    A gorgeous and beautiful card just love the image and fabulous paper's ,thankyou forjoining us this week at Bearly Mine
    Hugs Dianne xx :)

  3. It's a lovely card Kim, beautifully embellished.

    Had to laugh at Jack in the Nativity, start as you mean to go on lol.

    Jo x

  4. this is gorgeous Kim, I love the image and the beautiful soft colours


  5. Adorable and so gorgeous Kim, lovely colours.
    Wendy xx

  6. love
    soft and gentle...pure perfection just adore that image...hugs sassxxxx

  7. Beautiful card Kim. Love the image and soft colours.
    caz x

  8. This is an awesome sweetie. Lovely to see a white poinsettia for a change. Love this adorable image and your fantastic layout.


  9. Hi Tilly! You've done extremely well getting in the final twelve. I really hope you get picked as you are a very talented crafter and dedicated too! My vote is for you. Good luck and I love your card today too! Hugs sharon xxxx

  10. This is fantastic Kim! Those papers are so pretty. I giggled when I read your little story, because every time I see these images I also think of the school plays! I remember one in particular when I was 5, I was the innkeeper's wife and my scene was me and the innkeeper lying on a blanket together, and I was horrified that I had to be so close to a boy haha, boys were vile creatures to me back then :D and of course I got teased something awful for it as well :P Good times lol.

    Tags xx

  11. All of this card is just so sweet.
    Love the backing papers


  12. A definite awwwwwww card. Such a cute image, beautifully coloured and great use of colours and design
    Eileen x

  13. Great little Christmas card! Thanks so much for playing at The Crafty Pad in our Inspired by a Song Challenge!
    Good Luck
    Dawn xx
    PS Good luck with the Joanna Sheen DT call! xx

  14. Delightful card with such a sweet image - thanks for joining in my CHNC challenge 91 - hope to see you again soon. x

  15. Just wanted to stop by and say hi. Really looking forward to working with you all. Hugs Nina

  16. Gorgeous and that image is so sweet!

    Thanks for joining us at Crafty Hazelnut's Challenge.

    Helen x
    GDT member

  17. This is stunning, and such a lovely image! Your colouring is beautiful. Thanks for joining in with our 'Childhood Memories' theme over at the Craft-Room Challenge.

    Maria x

  18. Gorgeous nativity card hun - love the cute image and pretty flowers! :)



  19. Gorgeous card Kim. And your story (and card) just brought a tear to my eye. I am a sucker for playgroup stories!

    You've just given me an idea. I think I love you :)

    Susan xx

  20. Stunning creation! Beautiful image and colours. Thank you for joining us at craft-room challenge this fortnight and good luck. HUgs


  21. Stunningly Beautiful! Thank you so much for playing with us this week at Love to Create Challenge! Come Back and Play with us again really soon!

    Many Blessings,

  22. Fabby looking card. It's really lovely. Thanks for joining us in our sentiment challenge at the BMC challenges this week.
    Love n hugs

  23. smashing work and i love the layered flowers with the gold in the middle

    Good luck in the challenges, hugs Sarah-Louise My Blog - Tiggertastic

    Designing for:

    Sketch Saturday , Bearly Mine Designs and Kenny K


I love reading your comments - and thanks for taking the time to leave one!
Kim x