Friday, 7 February 2014

Love is in the air

Hello all and I hope that you've had a good week - and not been too badly affected by some of the awful weather that seems to be battering so many of us! Roll on Spring!
I'm just hoping for a quiet and relaxing weekend - we seem to have had so much going on the last few weeks that I'm really in need of a 'do nothing' sort of weekend.  Our French exchange student leaves us in the early hours of tomorrow - and thankfully it all seems to have gone quite well.  He's a lovely boy, very polite and always smiling! (Quite nice to have a teenage boy that chats and smiles a lot - ours doesn't do a lot of that at the moment!  Although he's had to be nice and polite and chat to us this week - ALL week! - as he's had his visitor here.  I think the strain is starting to show.....).
Anyway, less of my waffle! As it's Friday, it's time for a new challenge over at CraftyCatz and this week - as it's fast approaching Feb 14th! - our lovely Nina has chosen the theme of 'Love is in the air'.  This doesn't have to be a Valentine card - but just one that shares the LOVE so it could be anniversary, wedding, engagement, etc. The DT have definitely got into the romantic mood - don't forget to have a look at their fantastic creations!
I've used some Kanban papers for mine

I love that black and cream combination, and decided to add a splash of rich, shiny red!  I've tried making some rolled roses for the first time - so apologies if they're a bit skew!  The sentiment stamp is from LOTV, the large die cut heart is from Marianne and I've also used the precious hearts dies from Memory Box, with a few red dew drops.


So quite a simple one.  But I should confess that my brain is really not functioning at full speed at the moment and I'd made a card for a different challenge so had to quickly put one together for this one - oops!  I hope my DT friends will forgive me! 
Please have a look at the inspiration on the CraftyCatz challenge - and join us with your 'LOVE' creations.
Back soon,
Kim x 

I'm entering this card into the following challenges:-
Aud Sentiments - loving inspiration
milk coffee challenge - valentine/love


26 comments:

  1. Fabulous design and colour, wonderful read. Thank you Kim.
    Laine
    xx

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  2. Hi Kim fab card! and glad you had a great time with your visitor:) why don't you enter this into our Stamping Dragon challenge thats up now??? the theme is 'Love Is In The Air' and this would fit nicely!!!!! lots of huggles Sue xxxxx

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  3. Gorgeous and fabulous card Kim just love the paper's and fabulous design have a lovely weekend
    Hugs Dianne xx :)

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  4. This is so stunning Kim. Love the black and red together. Glad the visit went well.

    Have a great weekend sweetie.

    Hugs
    Cathy
    xxxxx

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  5. a gorgeous card, pleased the exchange student went well, have a good weekend
    Tilly

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  6. Wow Kim, this is gorgeous, I love the design and the black & cream theme with that touch of red that just makes it pop. Nobody could tell it's your first time making rolled roses, these look great! :) xx

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  7. A stunning card Kim, it's so sophisticated! Back to normality for you then and I am glad the visit went well xx

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  8. Gorgeous card, very dramatic. Thanks for playing at CLF. I have some candy on offer and would love you to hop over

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  9. Great card Kim, love the colour combo & the roses look great, wouldn't know it was your first attempt if you hadn't said!
    Have a good W/E
    Hugs
    Carole xXx

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  10. Gorgeous card Kim, I love the papers and beautiful colour scheme.
    I hope you have a good weekend.
    Sue xx

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  11. Stunning Kim..love the black and white papers and that gorgeous splash of red..very classy card.
    Thanks for joining in with us at “Crafty Little Fairies..

    Luv CHRISSYxx

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  12. Gorgeous card, very striking colour scheme xx

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  13. The designer paper reminds me of zentangles. Love the pops of pretty red Kim. Have a great weekend ! Hugs!

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  14. Fabulous card and love those amazing papers! TFS and have a wonderful weekend.

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  15. Oh wow this is stunning! Once again the papers are gorgeous!! You have done a fantastic job of the roses too! Love it!
    Hugs
    Gina x

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  16. Fabulous card design. Thank you for joining us at Aud Sentiments challenge good luck Ginny ♥

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  17. Black, white and red has always been one of my favorite color combos. Beautiful card. Thanks so much for joining us in our Valentine challenge at Aud Sentiments
    Hugs,
    Julie T

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  18. Beautiful card Kim, love your striking colours!
    Glad all went well with your student :)

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  19. What a stunning card Kim. Love the black, red and white combo. It is a gorgeous design. Have a great week. Hugs Nina

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  20. Wow - what a classy looking card - I love it. Thanks for sharing at CLF this week.

    Sharon x

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  21. I love the monochrome with a pop of red! stunning. Have a great week. Naomi x

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  22. Fab work. Thanks for joining in at Milkcoffee this time, Lou DT x

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  23. Great card, lovely image.Thanks for joining us at Aud Sentiment for our Valentine sentiment challenge hugs Tania (DT)xx

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  24. Lovely paper and design, Thanks for sharing at Crafting for All seasons and good luck.
    Cindy DT

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  25. Wow, very striking. Love the rolled flowers and I have the same heart die (LOVE IT!)
    Hugs
    Annette - Netty's Cards
    xx
    Proud to design for :
    Crafty Little Fairies,
    Top Tip Tuesday,
    ABC Christmas,
    As You Like It,
    Pink Gem Designs,
    The Stamp Basket, and
    Stampfairy.

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  26. Wow lovely Card. Like the Colour Combo.
    Thank you for joining us at Crafting for all Seasons.
    Hugs Elfie

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