Wednesday, 16 July 2014

A special friend

Hello all and hope that your week is going well? It's a bit grey and rainy today but still warm - and more sunshine forecast tomorrow (so better get some more of the never-ending laundry done then...!).  A warm welcome to my new followers and thank you to everyone for all the lovely comments you've been leaving - they mean so much.  And also a big thank you to everyone who has had a look and 'liked' my new facebook page! I'm still learning what to do with facebook (I'm not very confident with it!) but it was a good chance to share crafty things with other people - and I've had a few orders for cards, etc.  So, fingers crossed, that keeps going!

This was a card made for an order, someone wanted a 'special friend' card so I came up with this

I've used a sweet LOTV image and LOTV papers.  The stamp was coloured with copics and promarkers

The sentiments are also from LOTV. The die cut flowers are using Marianne dies, with Joanna Sheen Signature dies for the filigree corners.
Hope you like it! 

Thankfully the sun shone yesterday as it was our daughter Lauren's graduation - she got a First Class Honours from Lancaster University in Criminology and Sociology!  We are so proud - and it was wonderful to see her in cap and gown yesterday. She's heading off shortly to Brighton to start her teacher training (she wants to do primary teaching) and it will feel so strange when she's gone, but she's worked so hard and we're thrilled she's done so well.  So just thought I'd share a few pics (hope you don't mind!) and there's even a photo of me - these are as rare as hens' teeth lol! (I hate having my photo taken!)


Thanks for looking! 
Back soon,
Kim x 


  1. Love your card Kim. I can't even begin to work out Facebook so well done you!! Lovely pictures of you all too xx

  2. Gorgeous card Kim. Love the photo's of your special proud day. Thank you for sharing.

  3. This is such a beautiful card for a friend Kim. Lovely colouring. Congratulations to your Daughter and the pics are lovely. My surname is Lancaster lol. Xx

  4. Super card Kim, any 'friend' would love to receive this little beauty!
    Smashing family pics too.
    Hugs Jacee
    Simply Paper Card Design

  5. A lovely card Kim, your colouring is so brilliant. Love the photos too, you must be very proud, congratulations to your daughter x

  6. Such a beautiful card Kim and beautiful family pic's..congrats on your daughters graduation..I have facebook too and just wander around it not knowing what to do...too many panels to read at once!!..I dont know.

    Luv CHRISSYxx

  7. Gorgeous card Kim, one of my favourite images and love the colours.
    Congratulations to your Daughter , you must be so proud... Fabulous photos thanks for sharing.
    Wendy xx

  8. Your card is gorgeous Kim.
    Well done to your daughter, no wonder you are so proud and it's lovely to see your special photos.
    I wish her all the best with her teacher training, Brighton is just a few miles from me!
    Sue xx

  9. Thanks for stopping by my blog Kim, this is a lovely card. Love your colouring!! I went to Lancaster University, graduated in 2006 .. live over in Morecambe now!! Hope you had a lovely day yesterday! Laura xx

  10. What a gorgeous card Kim. Looks like you had a fab day. I saw your fab pics on FB x

  11. What a sweet image, Kim! Love your incredible colouring (wow her hair is gorgeous), scrummy papers and great use of die-cuts! xx
    Wonderful pictures! No wonder you are so proud! Many congratulations to Lauren on her stellar achievement!!

  12. Stunning card Kim I love LOTV :) and the photo's are gorgeous and I love your daughters hair! huggles Sue xxx

  13. Fabulous card Kim. I really like the die cuts and you just can't go wrong with a LOTV image. Do I see a little bit of white gel pen on those roses? :-) Hugs!

  14. Hello Kim, you shows beautiful works on your site!
    I would like to invite you to my creative side:
    Please leave me a message on my shop, it makes me very happy!
    Have fun looking. Many Greetings from Marina

  15. Such a sweet image, love the card design, just lovely
    Congratulations to your daughter on a great achievement
    Hugs Julie P

  16. Awww what a sweet friendship card, beautifully coloured and I love the dies!
    Congratulations to your daughter, I'm sure you are so proud of her :)

  17. Such a gorgeous card! Loving the die cuts! beautifully designed!
    Congratulations to you and your daughter! Great pics!
    Have a fab weekend!
    Ingrid xx


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Kim x