Wednesday 8 October 2014

My little tree!

Hello all, and I hope that your week is going well?  The usual busy one here, and starting to look forward to half term at the end of this month - not just because I'll be off work for a week! My gorgeous daughter Lauren (who we helped move down to Sussex in August) will be coming home for a few days - yippee! She's really enjoying her teaching course and is now based in a primary school in Seaford on the south coast near Brighton, and has already started doing some teaching. But the harsh realities of living away from home, working long hours and then having to do cooking, cleaning, etc., have hit a little bit - and much as she's enjoying it, I think she's quite looking forward to getting fussed over and pampered for a few days! (Well, wouldn't we all?!). Then when she returns to Sussex, she's taking her little brother with her for a couple of days - so he'll enjoy going to stay with his sister and her boyfriend (especially without his mum & dad lol!).

Anyway, just wanted to share another little Christmas card with you. I nearly always tend to make 6" square cards for birthdays, etc., but I've been making a few 5" square cards for Christmas ones and they look quite sweet. But it's surprising how much smaller they seem, even though it's only 1" all round!

I've used a gorgeous LOTV stamp and coloured it with copics and Graphit markers with some added pencil and a fair sprinkling of Glamour Dust! 
The papers are from LOTV, as are the sentiment tags, and I've added some stitching. The poinsettia die is from Marianne, and the gingham ribbon and gems are from stash.
Hope you like it.

And thank you for your good wishes, my hubby and I enjoyed a lovely couple of days away in the Lake District (we felt we deserved a weekend away together after putting up with one another for 25 years!).  And thankfully the weather was quite kind - after some heavy rain overnight! 
So a few pics to share - we are so lucky that we only live about 40 minutes away from all this! 

We'd had a good walk with lots of stops to admire the views (and get our breath back lol!). 
Pity we can't escape every weekend! 
Please forgive the overload of pics.
Back soon,
Kim x


  1. So glad you had a lovely time away Kim. The snaps are fabulous!! Love your Christmas card, such a lovely stamp and gorgeous papers too xx

  2. Such a cute creation Kim and the pictures look fabulous.

  3. Glad you enjoyed your time away Kim.Love your cute Elf and gorgeous card x x

  4. Gorgeous card Kim, love the cute image and fab papers.
    Glad you enjoyed your time in the Lake District, you are very lucky to live so close it's beautiful....fabulous photos
    Congrats on your 25th Anniversary.
    Wendy xx

  5. Your card is gorgeous Kim! Love that sweet image and your lovely colouring. Pretty background paper too and that's a great idea to put the gems in the tag holes.
    Gorgeous scenery in the photos and easy to see why you like going there.

  6. A gorgeous card. The image looks fab and I love the traditional colours and papers.
    Your photo's look fabulous, belated happy anniversary wishes to you both.
    Lorraine x

  7. Your card is gorgeous Kim. I love the image and beautiful papers.
    I am pleased you had a good time away, your photos are fabulous.
    Sue xx

  8. Awh! What a sweetie this image is...
    FABulous colours and design Kim.
    LOving all your embellishments too.

  9. Wow! Absolutely stunning! Just love the red - so striking. Fab colouring, great layout and fabulous papers! Yum! Hugs, Jayne

  10. Fabulous card Kim, great colouring and a sweet image, a really lovely card!
    hugs Jacee
    Simply Paper Card Design

  11. Just gorgeous card Kim, lovely warm colours and fab image beautifully coloured. Gorgeous photos too, glad you had a lovely time x

  12. What a gorgeous Christmas card Kim..fabulous colouring and papers...I love the photos and so happy for you both to have such a nice time together..

    luv CHRISSYxx

  13. Your card is gorgeous Kim. Awesome colouring and layout. Glad your daughter has settled but I expect it is a harsh reality what Mum has been doing for years. Glad hubby and yourself had a nice few days away. Lovely photos.

  14. Love this card Kim! The image is so sweet and beautifully coloured and the stitching looks fab!
    So glad you had a nice time at the Lakes and the weather was kind to you and thank you for sharing the lovely photos.
    Gina x

  15. Adorable card Kim - fabulous colouring and the stitching looks amazing.
    Gorgeous photos - so pleased the weather was kind to you.
    Debs xx

  16. A superb card. Great image. X

  17. I enjoyed your photos so much Kim. It's beautiful. So is your card. The image is adorable and I love those fun DP's. Hugs!

  18. Aww what a sweet card, great photos too! Hope you had a fun weekend with your daughter :)


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Kim x