Sunday 22 February 2015

Where did that week go?

Hello all and I hope that you've had a good week? It was our half term week here and seemed to pass in a blur - it's a bit unfair how quickly it disappears lol!  I left husband and son home alone (husband had work and son had 'things' planned with friends!) and headed down to Sussex to spend a few days with our daughter Lauren.  It was so lovely to spend some time together - although marred a bit by the fact that my husband's incredibly kind parting gift before I left was to pass on his stinky cold!  So although my daughter and I had some precious time together, much of it was also sadly spent sneezing and coughing. Now I'm back home, husband and I still seem to be full of cold - it's obviously one of those that doesn't want to be shaken off quickly - sigh. Youngest son is (wisely) giving us both a wide berth!

Anyway, just wanted to share a card with you that I was able to make before I went away - using one of my favourite Sarah Kay stamps "Time for apple pie"

I've coloured the stamp with Graphit pens and a touch of pencil
The papers are from LOTV, as is the sentiment stamp. I've added flowers from WOC and die cut ivy corner from Joanna Sheen. 

And I just thought I'd share a few pics of Lewes, the beautiful little market town in East Sussex where my daughter is now living - taken when we were out on a walk the other day (so excuse the overcast February weather!).

There are lots of these little narrow, cobbled streets (called 'twittens') with such cute little houses - but they are quite steep so I can imagine they're a bit treacherous in bad weather!  My daughter lives near the top of one of these - keeps you fit walking up and down the hills lol!

We had a walk through Southover gardens in the town - and you can see Lewes Castle on the hill in the distance in the top photo.  They'll be beautiful in a few more weeks when all the spring flowers and blossoms are out!

And then a walk around the Priory ruins, of the 11th Century priory of St Pancras, an active priory until the dissolution of the monasteries in the 16th Century. The ruins are open to wander around, with lots of information about how it would have looked, what the various buildings were, etc.
And after all that, we treated ourselves to lunch in a sweet little cafe near the castle! Perfect girly time! 
I hope you'll forgive the photo overload - just thought I'd share a few pics of a very pretty little corner of the country! 

Back soon,
Kim x 


  1. What a pretty card Kim, your attention to detail, as always, is super. It's so easy to forget what a wonderful country we live in, steeped in history and beautiful places to visit, so thank you for sharing your snaps. Hope the cold leaves you soon xx

  2. Absolutely gorgeous Kim, love the sweet image so beautifully coloured.
    Pleased you had a lovely time with your daughter, beautiful photos.
    Hope you are feeling better soon.
    Wendy xx

  3. Your card is gorgeous Kim, such a sweet image and beautiful detailing.
    I am pleased you had a good time with your daughter despite feeling unwell. Thank you for sharing your beautiful photos.
    I hope you are feeling better soon.
    Sue xx

  4. Fabulous card Kim. Stunning colours and beautiful colouring. The pretty embellishments are perfect. Sorry you're feeling unwell :-( Hope you feel better really soon. Hugs, Jayne x

  5. gorgeous card Kim, it all comes together so well. Glad you had a good time, this cold bug does seem to hang around for ages-hope you're better soon.xx

  6. So beautiful Kim..fabulous colouring and love the papers and very pretty.
    Hope you feel better soon and great photos of the quaint little houses..

    luv CHRISSYxx

  7. GORgeous .What a sweetie she is! I LOve your papers and design Kim.
    It's so nice to have catch up time.
    Sorry your down with a cold, hope your better soon..
    LOvely photo's Thanks for sharing.

  8. A gorgeous card Kim. I love the image and pretty papers.
    Hope you feel better soon
    Lorraine x

  9. Such a sweet card Kim lovely image and gorgeous papers..We visited Lewes when we went to visit my brother in East Sussex its a beautiful little town I love places like this to wander around...lots of huggles Sue xx

  10. Such a sweet card, love your colours and pretty embellishments.
    Glad to hear you had a nice weekend, that old cold seems to be doing the rounds again ... hope you're feeling better soon :)

  11. Sarah Kay will always be a favourite of mine and you have done a lovely job with yours. This card is so very pretty. Hope you shake your cold soon. Michelle x

  12. This is gorgeous Kim. A beautifully coloured image and a beautiful design. Love the papers.
    Your daughter lives in the most delightful place.
    Hugs Sharon. x

  13. Beautiful - love the image and fabulous papers. So glad that you enjoyed your time with your daughter, albeit with a cold. Hope it goes away soon.

  14. Beautiful card, love your colouring and image

  15. Such a pretty creation Kim. So sorry you are still full of cold, glad you had a good time with your daughter even though you were coughing and sneezing.

  16. This is beautiful Kim! Love the design and gorgeous colour tones.
    So pleased that you had a great time away with your daughter, it looks absolutely lovely. Hope you feel better soon.
    Gina xx

  17. Fabulous card Kim, great design, love pretty papers and perfect colouring on your sweet image!
    hugs Jacee
    Simply Paper Card Design
    Great photos, looks a lovely place, never been there.

  18. LOVE your photos Kim. I would so love to visit Britain one day and explore such fabulous sites. Speaking of which, your card is fabulous too. The sweet Sarah Kay image is colored perfectly and I really like the spring colors. Hope you feel all better soon. Hugs!

  19. Wow stunning card Kim. Really lovely design. Great pics too x


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Kim x