Gingham & Stitching

Hello Everyone... I don't know about you but am I glad the weekend is here,i am a little wornout... well stressed out is the right word, I got locked out my craftroom last night and was panic stricken to say the least, I made today card and was waiting for it to dry before photoing it, and the stoopid door catch jammed and would not budge, had to get poor Paul out of bed wait half hour for blinkin stairlft to ferry him down, holding onto his wheelchair while he tried to kick door in, yep drastic measures!! i was beside meself, it would not nudge we were there nearly an hour, what a mess we made of the door, using screwdrivers and all sorts, but in the end we got the cath out all bent and buckled, now I have to barracked the door up so Stamford don't go in and chew me stash up, oh my copics I would cry if that happened...

Anyhoos on to the Dare u 2 digi challenge and what a fab one it is this week too!! Gingham and stitching...., well I used me new mini sewing machine Paul got me for me birthday, I know I shouldn't be using it till Sunday, But I needed it as my main one has got a little I used the uber beautiful Lily Rosabella Digi image from Sandra Dry, Doodlebug paper cardstock Stampin up as is the sentminet and the oval standard and oval scallop punches, buttons and flowers from me stash!! gorgeous buttons too I think they are from woodware, some are glittered, Oh yes and coloured with copics from craftsulove.. Finished with glitter....

Hope ya likes..... The rest of the team have made some spectacular creations, and theres a prize too well fabby includes a Martha Stewart punch, go check out the blog...This weeks dare is for Post pals...."Post Pals is an organisation that was set up to create smiles for children who suffer from life threatening and long term illnesses. We ask people to log on to send the children featured on our website ‘happy post’. When a child is very ill, often a visit from the postman can make their day. A cheery card or letter can make them feel less alone and bring welcome distraction from what they go through each day. To see the difference happy post can make please watch this great video (link) To find out more about Post Pals, please log on to and have a look around the website.

To send a card to a child and brighten their day, please follow the 5 easy steps on the home page. Post Pals is sponsoring the card competition at Dare U 2 this week. To enter, we ask that you choose a Pal on the website and make a card for them. Please post a photo to your blog of the card and say which pal it’s for then link us to it. Here is the most important bit though… please then post the card to the address on your chosen child’s page. Please also remember to fill out the stats page (link to this is on the 5 easy steps) so we can see the card has been sent. The reason we’re sponsoring this challenge is to create more awareness of Post Pals and increase the amount of
cards that are sent to the children to brighten their days. We look forward to seeing your creations!"

Well I have decided to send a card and gift to Ethan C and his siblings and mum she is dealing with this on her own, and william m and his siblings, it seems all the girls at the moment in the stats are recieving bits, and the boys are somewhat left behind!! and whilst we love to do girlie cards and such, i am gonna go out my box and make cards for boys,.....


  1. this is just soft and pretty
    Fiona x

  2. Good morning Kim, sorry to hear your feeling fed up. I know how your feeling, ive got the dentist this morning the perfect end to a perfect week - NOT!!!! thank goodness for the weekend! hope you have a good one whatever you decide to do. sorry to hear about the trouble with getting into your craft room, how awful! loving your card hunny its gorgeous that fairy is so pretty. Have a good day, hugs Linda x

  3. Oh my lord Kim you have really had stress big time. What a to do sorry that you had that happen and hope you can fix it soon.
    Love your beautiful card!
    Such beautiful colouring and gorgeous colours and detail!
    Hope your weekend helps you to de-stress take care.
    kim x

  4. What a beautiful card,l love the image and colour.

    Hugs Riet.x

  5. wow another stunner Kimmie...i loves it:)

    lol... at you and your antics,bet Paul was seriously cheesed off with


  6. Great card Kim! Love the colors!


  7. how stressed were you?!! poor Kimmy! I love this card Kim, great shade of blue and fab layout. Hope you have a chilled out weekend, take care, Justine x x

  8. Dan Dan Daaaaaaan (to dramatic film scene music) Oh my Gosh Kim. Total drama night at your house! Look at your door. Boy that's messed up for sure. Hope you've managed to sort it out.
    Beautiful card Sweetie... so worth bashing the door in for. Rosabella looks stunning in blues.
    Sandra x

  9. WOW Kim....i love this card,the image is gorgeous and your delicate colour scheme suits it so well.
    The door well what can i say....extreme measures when it comes to,you must have a very understanding hubby,no way would mine have done that for the sake of a,i would have!
    Take care
    San x

  10. this is beautiful!
    hope the rest of your weekend is better for you & your DH. even though it involves footie watching!
    great cause to support, post pals not footie!
    love tina x

  11. I'm sorry, but LOL to the drama though I'm sure it was far from funny at the time Kim! Your card is fabulous so I'm very glad we got to see it on the day! Lovely that you're doing all that for Post Pals too, you're brilliant! Hugs, Chris x

  12. I must get my sewing machine out (I keep saying that but I really must)it is a lovely addition to a card.

    Love Dawn xx

  13. Great card Kim - glad you got out of your craft room ok! Hope you manage to get your door sorted out soon..... xxx



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