Friday 30 June 2017

Summer Showers?

Hello all - Friday again! Woohoo! It's just so busy at work at the moment, that I am so relieved when Friday rolls around. Our school breaks up for summer in 2 weeks, but rather than things gradually slowing down, it feels as though there is a frantic panic to get so much done as the finish line is in sight!  But at least in a couple of weeks there will be chance to take a deep breath & relax - hopefully!  But we've also got a busy weekend ahead - up with a close friend here tomorrow, and then busily getting things ready for our son.  Now he has finished his A Level exams, he sets off on Monday with a group of his friends, travelling by rail across Europe! They fly out to Croatia, then over the next 18 days or so, they travel to Budapest, Prague, Vienna, Berlin, Amsterdam, Paris, Lyon and Barcelona! How fantastic! I'm so jealous and I know that they'll have a fabulous time - but that doesn't stop me having minor panic attacks when I think about him roaming across Europe (without me!).

Anyway, less waffle about my slightly chaotic life at the moment! I'm sharing another card with you today, made with a little cute character from Mo Manning.

I've coloured the image with copics, graphits and pencil

The backing papers are from LOTV, as is the sentiment tag stamp. The flowers from WOC and the leaves cut using a Joanna Sheen die. 

Hope you like it! 
And I hope you enjoy your weekend ahead, whatever you have planned. And hopefully you'll have a bit more 'quiet time' than me.....

And I've recently set up an Instagram account - even though I'm still not quite sure what I'm doing with it!  But if you want to follow me, or have a look, please click on the tag in the sidebar! 

Back soon,
Kim x

Monday 26 June 2017

Cute Little Guy!

Thanks for all your lovely comments on my last post (which appeared after a rather long absence!).  I was grateful that so many of you remembered me!  And I'm just getting used to browsing through Blogland again (although I must admit that I browse more on Facebook and Instagram these days - I blame the offspring for getting me addicted to social media lol!).

Anyway, today's card was made using a digi stamp from my other favourite store, Mo's Digital Pencil.  Mo Manning has a knack of capturing the cutest expressions on faces and I couldn't resist this little guy.  And I did make a card with him a while ago - well, the digi stamp is called 'Colin' and as my husband is also a 'Colin' it would've seemed rude not to use him for a birthday card!

I've coloured the image with copics, promarkers and pencil.

The papers are from First Edition and LOTV, the sentiment stamp also from LOTV, with the banner dies from Sue Wilson and a few buttons from stash!

Quite a simple layout for me (no flowers or ribbons!), but I think it works for the image.
Hope you like it! 
Thanks for looking,
Back soon,
Kim x

Friday 23 June 2017

Long time, no see....

Well, what can I say? I must admit that I probably needed a little break from blogging, the mojo had somewhat deserted me as far as card-making went, time seemed in short supply and I kept looking at my craft stash but feeling distinctly uninspired. I just never expected the "little break" to last quite that long. And I've even had to resort to (shock, horror) buying some cards....!

But I've recently dusted off the stamps, pens, pencils & dies, and started to find the missing mojo a little bit. We have quite a few birthdays approaching so I gave myself a firm talking-to, got lots of pretty papers out and set to. So hopefully over the next few weeks I can share some of the recent makes, and I must admit that I was quite pleased with myself that I'd got quite a few finished cards to photograph!

This one today was made with one of the recent release digi stamps from one of my favourite shops, lili  of the valley!

Aren't they a cute pair? I've coloured the image with copics, promarkers & pencils. 

I'm not too sure about teddy colouring, but I'll keep practising! 
The papers are from LOTV, the sentiment stamp is from Whimsy,  and some die cut flowers & leaves, with pearls to finish! 

Hope you like it! 
And thanks for reading and catching up with me after rather a long absence! 

It's also a special day in our household as Ruby the Beastie Dog is 1 year old today! Always full of mischief and cuddles! 

Back soon!
Kim x