Thursday, 30 August 2012

Up to mischief!

Good afternoon all in Blogland and hope that your week has been going well.  I can't believe it's Thursday already, sometimes the days just seem to fly by and I don't feel as if I've managed to complete anything! I often feel as though I spend my time running around trying to finish things off, but never quite managing it!

Anyway, a very big welcome to my new followers - it's lovely to have you 'on board'!  And a big thank you as always for all the lovely comments I receive on my creations! It's so encouraging!

Today's card features a cute character from Mo's Digital Pencil - Eli.  When I saw this little digi stamp it really made me smile!  A few years ago we'd had a delivery of some big household item (I can't remember what!) and after unpacking had a very large cardboard box in our hallway.  This provided endless amusement for the kids, particularly my son Jack (who would have been about 9 or 10 at the time).  One priceless moment was when he realised he could hide in the box completely, he waited for his sister Lauren to return from her friend's house, and then pounced out of the box just as she was taking her coat off!  After she'd finished screaming and her pulse rate had come down a bit I explained that this was one of the joys of having a little brother!  Poor Lauren has often been at the 'rough end' of her brother's jokes and pranks and I've spent many a 'happy' hour acting as referee and umpire when arguments broke out! Oh joy!


I've coloured this mischievous pair with promarkers


The backing papers are: light teal coloured coredinations card, Kraft coloured paper from LOTV's Krafty Christmas, and 'LifeWords' from the Inspirables range from EK Success. 
I've distressed the edges, added some machine stitching and some bakers twine.  The little buckle is from a Memory Box die and the button from stash. I printed the sentiment on the computer - and I can't think of a better definition of little boys! 
Hope the card makes you smile too! 
I'll be back tomorrow with new challenges from CraftyCatz & Totally Papercrafts - so do call by! 
Back soon, Kim x 

I'm entering this card into the following challenges :-
I love promarkers - anything goes
Scrapalicious - anything goes
LEJ Designs - anything goes
Twisted Tuesday - cool colours + inked edges


25 comments:

  1. Hi Kim, There is nothing like an empty box for kids to play in, what a great card. Also love the colours and layout. xx Flora

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  2. Oh your post has given me a laugh today. Your card is fabulous what a great image coloured so beautifully, and I love the sentiment!

    Jo x

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  3. So very, very sweet! Fun image! Beautiful coloring too! Thank you for playing along with us over at Twisted Tuesdays! :)

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  4. Fab card, great image and story, my little grandson has just spent the last two days playing with the box I unloaded his activity table from, the table has been completely ignored LOL! xx

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  5. Hello Kim. What a fabulous card and that image is fabulous, obviously holds some very special memories for you. I think lots of children had endless hours of fun doing this. Love your design and fab colours too. Have a lovely evening.
    Love Sandra xx

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  6. fabby card sweetie...and set out just perfect another great image too brings back a few memories re christmas ..the kids loved playing in the boxes as opposed to the comntents lol!!!...hugs sassyxxx

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  7. A lovely story to match a perfect card x

    hugs sally x
    sallysbitz.blogspot.co.uk

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  8. fab card Kim, love the image and the papers are brilliant.
    You did make me laugh with your box story!
    Sue

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  9. Gorgeous card Kim love the image and fabulous paper's
    Hugs Dianne xx :)

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  10. Brilliant card good luck with the I ♥ ProMarkers Anything Goes challenge. Hugs Ginny ♥

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  11. Fabulous card Kim, I love the image and colouring, love the layers, and do remember the hours of fun a cardboard box can give children, forget about the expensive gift, just give them a box..

    luv CHRISSYxx

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  12. Fabulous boy card Kim, really love that definition - perfect! Hugs, Lisa x

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  13. This is sooooooooo cute. What an adorable image. Thanks for taking part at I ♥ Promarkers this week.

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  14. This is fabulous Kim! Such a great story behind it and I totally agree with the sentiment. LOL Thanks so much for sharing this with us at Mo's! Hugs!

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  15. I really love both your card and story! And I absolutely agree, certainly those boxes are loved by the kids all over the world ... so as mine do!
    You chosed a great image and pretty matching papers and layered them in a wonderful way. Thank you for playing with us at Mo's Digital Pencil and good luck!

    Anja

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  16. What a fabulous image. I love your colouring it is great with a super layout. Thanks for the little story it made me smile.

    Hugs
    Cathy
    xxxxx

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  17. Oh I love this Kim. Everything about it is fab. Gorgeous image, colours and layout. But you know how much of a sucker I am for boys cards :)

    Susan xx

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  18. What an adorable card. Love the image, colours, stitching.....everything! This is the first time I've visited your blog. I'm from Lancashire too and my hubby calls me Tilly sometimes, so just had to come and have a look. Have a lovely day Kim
    Babs

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  19. what a great boys card it is so true though thanks for joining us at LEJ designs and good luck emma xx

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  20. Beautiful coloring and I love your sewing! Thanks for playing along this week at Twisted Tuesday Challenges!

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  21. Cute! I love that image and your layout is fabulous! Thank you for particiipating in the Twisted Tuesday Challenge!

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  22. Brilliant card and super image!! Thank you for taking part at I &hearts' Promarkers and good luck in the draw!!
    Hugs
    Hazel xx

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  23. I love this! That sentiment is darned cute and so is the image. I like the colours... all the brown tones. Nice paper too.
    I've had a good snoop through your blog and you do lovely work Kim so I'll be checking back regularly.

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  24. Love your card! It so nice with all the layers :) And yes (!) it is a cute stamp!

    Thanks for joining us at Mo`s this week :)

    Hugs from Tine

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I love reading your comments - and thanks for taking the time to leave one!
Kim x