Thursday 18 April 2013

For You

Hello all and I hope that your week is going smoothly? I feel as though it's been a 'bitty' sort of week up to now, with lots of little jobs, places to go, things to do - and not sure whether I've actually achieved anything lol!  But at least as I look outside the sun is shining (after heavy rain early this morning!) - but it's so blustery! But that sunshine does wonders to perk you up!  So I'll shortly have to don the wellies (so glamorous!) and head off out with Tilly the Dog.  She decided long ago that if I wasn't out at work then just after lunch was a perfect time for a doggy walk - and she'll follow behind me or sit sighing in front of me until I give in and put my coat and wellies on!

Before I head off onto the field, I thought I'd share a card with you I made for a fellow crafter!  I've been fortunate to have a brilliant craft shop - Cardcraft-UK - not far from home which I have been a regular visitor to for a number of years and my daughter had her first Saturday job there from aged 16 for nearly 2 years.  But sadly, due to ill health and family commitments, they are having to close the shop. This is especially sad for people like me who just love browsing and are addicted to paper!  But they also have a wonderful website and online 'shop' which will be carrying on business - so at least I'll still be able to get a crafty shopping fix!  Anyway, before they close the actual shop in another week, I wanted to drop a card off as a little 'thank you' for all the crafting enjoyment I've had visiting (and purchasing!) in the shop!

I've used LOTV stamp 'Times to Treasure' and coloured it with promarkers and flexmarkers

The scrummy backing papers are from K&Co with some added stitching. I've mounted the image onto a Spellbinders 'floral oval' and added sentiment stamps from LOTV. The flowers are from WOC with a seam binding ribbon bow and some lace from stash.  The bunting was made using a Whimsy die. 
And the inside decorated to match

And thankfully Sandra at the shop liked it - which is the main thing! 
So if you get the chance, do check out their brilliant online store at Cardcraft-UK - it's well worth a visit! 
Back soon, 
Kim  x

I'm entering this card into the following challenges:-
LilisLittleFairies - seeing double
Creative Belli - pastels
I Love Promarkers - pastel colours
Inky Impressions - punches/dies
Paper Shelter - at least 2 flowers
Stampin Royalty - photo inspiration


  1. Fabulous card Kim and I adore that sweet image. I like the layout and flowers as well and that's a neat way to use the banner. How thoughtful to show the shop owners how much you appreciated and will miss them... I'm sure they are going to cherish this card.

  2. Hi Kim,
    what a lovely gesture to make them such a very beautiful card. Yes it is very sad to see a craft shop go because you can't beat a good browse around a craft shop. The internet is okay
    but you need to see papers in the flesh so to speak. I still don't think the internet does justice to the patterns and feel of a paper, like a browse in a craft shop.
    Your card is a very superb design and wonderful colours.
    Have a wonderful crafty day.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

  3. Beautiful card KIm, love the layout and the colours. Beautiful papers and what a sweet image. TFS

  4. Gorgeous card Kim - super pretty coours and fabulous LO.
    Sweet adorable image too.
    Debs xx

  5. This is gorgeous Kim. Love the L.O.T.V. image and your colours. That bunting is to die for.


  6. Fabulous design gorgeous image great colouring. Thank you for joining us at I♥Promarkers good luck Ginny x

  7. oh wow its so beautiful Kim, I have to have those papers ! hugs,Karenx

  8. What a pretty card Kim, so wonderfully coloured and designed!

    Gina x

  9. So very pretty Kim, gorgeous colouring and the floral oval die and the banner..gorgeous card.

    Luv CHRISSYxx

  10. Such a beautiful card Kim. I love the image, fabulous colouring and gorgeous papers.
    Sue xx

  11. Oh Kim this is wonderful and such a thoughtful gesture. Although we have a couple of chain craft stores local, our privately owned one's have closed their doors and I really miss them so. They always had unique stuff the chains don't carry. Hope you and Tilly had a nice romp. Hugs!

  12. Gorgeous card Kim. I love the image and soft pretty colours.
    Lorraine x

  13. That's gorgeous Kim. Really lovely.

    Susan xx

  14. Such a pretty card, so much detail and all co-ordinated beautifully

  15. This is amazing! Your colouring and embellishments show case the image perfectly. Great to have you with us at THE PAPER SHELTER this week.
    Hugs Sheryl xx

  16. This is so adorable. Love the designer papers, lace and image. Thanks for sharing on the Belli Challenge for Pastels.

  17. Good to hear that Tilly the dog is keeping you fit and trim as we can spend hours sitting and crafting lol! Kim, your card is gorgeous!!! Thank you so much for sharing it with us at The Paper Shelter for our Make it Bloom Challenge!
    Love and blessings, Lori

  18. Wow this is my first visit to your blog. What a stunning card. I am sad to hear about the cardcraft-uk shop but also pleased to hear the website will be continuing as I quite often shop with them.
    Best wishes
    Lea aka Brawny

  19. This is so pretty, gorgeous papers, thank you for joining us at I♥ProMarkers this week
    Ruth x

  20. Love the colour scheme on this card. All the details with the banner, bow, flowers and lace makes it absolutely beautiful. Thanks for playing at Inky Impressions last week. So sorry for my late comment. Still hope to see you joining our new challenge that started today. Bettina DT Member at Inky Impressions xx

  21. Stunning card! Love this image and your papers and layout are lovely. Congrats on top 3 at I love Promarkers. Hugs, Wends xxx


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Kim x