Monday, 5 March 2012

Missing In Action

I'm back!!

Sorry I have been missing in action for a little while - things have been really busy here the past couple of weeks!  Jamie had a week off work, so we spent the whole week decorating...we managed to get the kitchen finished - just need some shelves up now and we decorated the living room too.  His next project, is to fence off the garden, which he started yesterday.

I have also been busy sorting lots of things out ready for when I start childminding - the spare room is now completely full of toys, books and some clothes and lots of other bits and pieces too - no longer is it my craft room though :(  

That's another reason I haven't been doing so much crafting lately, most of my stash has been packed up and put into the loft.....I have kept essentials in our bedroom, but not really been feeling inspired by it to be honest.  But then I stamped some images the other weekend, when my mum and the girls were over...and spent the last couple of days doing some colouring...

Yesterday, with Jamie's help, I managed to get into the loft (being short with step ladders and a high loft, doesn't mix well) and bring down some more supplies.

So here is one card I made last night.....

I have used the gorgeous Lili of the Valley - Never Too Old For a Hug image, which I have coloured with some promarkers.  The pink embossed paper was a piece that I found in my stash, which I know for certain I have had for over 2 years!!  I have also embossing the white circle with Cuttlebug - Swiss Dots folder.  I think the flowers are Prima, and again, have had them for quite a while too - as I bought them the last time I went shopping at the craft show in Harrogate, which was definitely at least 3 years ago! I added some Papermania buttons for the flower middles, used some random Studio G letter stamps for the sentiment, and added some Papermania gems to finish the card off.

You can see our new wallpaper in the background....I LOVE it!

I'm going to enter this card into the following challenges:

- Sketch Saturday - Sketch 197
- My Time To Craft - Circle Circus
- Divas by Design - Spots and/ Stipes
and finally
- One Stop Craft - Button It

Hope you like it :)  Thanks for looking xxx

Oh, before I go - Lizy gave me an award whilst I have been MIA...I'm getting round to finding some bloggers to pass it onto - watch this space :)


  1. Aww really sweet and great use of the sketch! Welcome back to blogworld...glad Jamie got his butt up into the loft! :D

  2. so stunning kim.the image is so sweet and gorgeous colours :D

    xx coops xx

  3. Lovely card, sweet image and great colouring. Thanks for sharing at MTTC this week.

    Pat xx

  4. Hi Kim, such a pretty image and cute card! Wonderful layout and well done for using up your stash!

    Thanks for joining in with us at Divas by Design this week.


  5. Really beautiful card, thanks for joining us at Sketch Saturday this week.
    Hugs, Bente