Friday, 23 April 2010

Stampin' for the Weekend - Getting to Know You and Sad News!

Good Morning everyone.

When I made the card for today I never envisioned the post I was going to write would be a sad one!

I've come to a decision to leave Stampin' for the Weekend as I've missed out so much on Poppys little life already due to the cancer, treatment and I am now looking at having more surgery in June to remove my Gall Bladder. I'm looking forward to June as I will be visiting my parents and I will get to meet my best mates little girl Abigail Eleanor too! (I'm waiting for the card to dry before I blog it).

Its been a rough and turbulent year and I feel that I need to sit down and craft for me. I have loved being on the Stampin' for the Weekend Team, but when Donna and I started it up, I never for the life of me thought it was going to take so much organising!

So I've stepped down and  the lovely Stampin' girls are going to take over from me! I see some changes happening and I know they will be for the better!

My card this week is based on the theme 'Getting to Know You!'
The Stampin' Girls and I would like to see you base your cards or projects on your all time favourite book - or one of your favourites!

The Sponsors this week are Michelle Perkett and Tracey from Spesch Designer Stamps

Michelle is offering the lucky winner a pack of her 12 greetings cards with her own art work on them and a choice of Digital Stamp.
Tracey is also sponsoring the challenge, and is offering some Digital Images from Spesch Designer Stamps. 
Tracey is also one of our lovely talented Guest Designers this week, as is Fi. Its her second challenge with us at Stampin, and sadly her last. Its been fun having you aboard hun!

My card this week is as follows:

I have loved this book from being very little. I've read it lots of times, but have lost my copy from when I was at school - I think I will have to buy a new one!
I've used Alice from Spesch Designer Stamps and coloured her with Copics.
The papers are from Papermania and are the black and white Capsule Collection.
I took some inspiration from the following pictures!

Thanks for popping by, and please do visit Stampin' for the Weekend - Actually take in the Teams Cards and Comment on them. After all they've worked so hard to bring you these comments, a little love wouldn't go amiss! 


Irena said...

Kimmi, take care of yourself!
I wish you good health!
Hope everything is ordered for you on the best way!
Otherwise the card is lovely:)

Aunty Sue said...

Hi Kimmi oh poor poppy hope ishe recovers soon and there is no lasting damage bet your heart was in your mouth. So sorry to hear that you have to have more surgery and hope that all goes well you certainly have had your fair share and you continue to amaze me. I wish you well and hope that you continue to produce your lovely cards when you can. Hugs to you both. Sue xx

Sandie said...

Gorgeous card Kimmi. The image really pops out.

Sorry to hear about your little one's arm, I hope it heals quickly.

blah, on the surgery.. you need a break from all this bad luck!! [[hugs]]

Tracey said...

Really gonna miss you Kimmi but hopefully we will still see some of your gorgeous creations like this fab card!

Enjoy your being with your family especially after the surgery & when you spend time with your parents & best mate & her daughter :)

Big hugs

Di said...

fab card Kimmi i love the way you have used the black and white with the coloured image its really effective.!
I am so sorry to see you go at SFTW but i am not surprised, you need ME time and lots of it!
Will speak soon. Take care hun
Big Hugs Di xxxxxx

Mummylade said...

this is absolutely perfect! I love the image... and the charm...

Nancy said...

Hello sweetie:O)
Love your cute Alice in Wonderland:O) The papers are yummy, beautiful design. Love the gorgeous flower and cute charm. Gorgeous card.

I am so sorry to see you go, and I do understand why:O) I want to thank you for having me in your Dream Team, it has been a pleasure working with you:O) Now we will have to keep in touch on the other side of blogland. I wish you all the best, and I am sending over huge hugs to you and your family.
Take care, hun.
Hugs, Nancy;O)

Gunn (Merete) said...

Kimmi this is so beautiful. I love this card. The papers are so great and make the image really stand out. Image is beautiful colored in.

I am sad that you are leaving SFTW, but I fully understand. It has been an honour to work with you and I will visit your blog thats for sure.
Hope things are going to be more relaxing for you and that you have time to have fun in crafting. Wish you the best.
Hugs Gunn :-)