Wednesday, 28 July 2010

Ladybug Card and an update

Good morning... Well its Wednesday morning and all being well I will be at work and this will have come up as I've scheduled it for 8am - (fingers crossed)

I've been missing in action due to work. I'm leaving home before 7am and sometimes not getting back till after 6pm and this is every week day - I am so tired (it will soon be some weekends too). I never thought it would be possible to be more tired than I feel at the moment and I was working shifts including night duties, suffered with life threatening anaemia, and had a baby to look after too, but this is so much worse lol. I get in from work, play with Poppy, chat with Stephen then I have to collapse on the bed and sleep - I'm sure once I get back into a routine it will be all good, but at the moment my energy levels are kaput! 

I've made a card for Ladybug and Friends - I am so loving these stamps. Elisabeth Bell has and does design for some amazing companies and Ladybug and Friends is one of them. The fluidity she has on making the images so sweet and lovable is amazing.

I've used 'A Letter For You' Stamp, and papers by Ladybug and Friends from the Spring has Sprung collection called One Special Day. The Gardenia is from Ladybug and Friends which is handmade and before I secured it to the card I spritzed it with glamour mist. The lace, pearls, roses, and head pins are from my stash. Image was coloured with Copics.

The photo isn't great but if you look closely at the edges you might be able to see some detail - I dabbed some Rock Candy Distress Paint around the edges which gives a lovely effect with the light hits it.

I'm hoping at some point to get in to the craft room again and get some cards made. I've been  meaning to play along with Kenny K's Krafty Girlz Challenges, The Sugar Bowl and some Sketch Challenges and I've just not got round it them... Hey Ho - I guess I gotta make a living (especially to feed my craft addiction hehe!)

Catch you all soon (I hope) - Oh and the job, be it tiring, is great.... I love it!


Kate said...

Glad you managed to find time to make this card, it's lovely.

** Kate **

Sammi @ Mad for Markers said...

This is gorgeous Kimmi.. really sweet! Love your colouring! Hope work settles down a bit and you feel less tired soon!! (hugs)

Kim Piggott said...

Oh wow what a beautiful card Kim!
I love your gorgeous colours and your detail is so pretty!
I am so sorry that you are so tired at the moment. Please take great care I am thinking of you and hope that things improve for you soon.
kim x

Kate's Makes said...

Gorgeous card Kimmi :o) I'm glad to hear you're enjoying the new job, though it sounds exhausting at the mo! Sending hugs xx

Elaine said...

Beautiful card Kimmi. Such a sweet image, and the papers are fab.
Sorry to hear you are so exhausted, I hope you're feeling better soon, but I'm glad you like your new job.
Take care
Love Elaine xx

Irena said...

Gorgeous card in lovely colors.


Hi Kim
A gorgeous card,
hugs Dianne xx :)

Nannieflash said...

Hi Kim, glad to hear you are enjoying your job, please do take care and rest when you can.
Fabulous card and I also love your image its so cute. With love and hugs Shirleyxxx

Crystal said...

AWWWW soooo super sweet Kimmi, what a beautiful job you did with this darling image!

Di said...

HI Kimmi oh poor you! your job seems to be pooping you, you should have an easier one. I so feel for you my love please take it easy!
Your card is gorgoeus though!
Big hugs dI xxxx

Vicki said...

Hellooooooo Kimmi, omg I am so sorry it's been this long since I last visited you. Gosh you sound like one busy lady, no wonder your so tired. I hope your ok hun, sounds like lots have changed in your life lately, I hope for the better chick.

Your card is a lil beauty, such pretty papers, colours, and embellies.

In answer to your question on my blog, (Which was a while back now, sorry hun for being so slow in replying), yep it is me taking my Art exams, only thing is I was doing a GCSE, but the teacher I work with has now suggested me do A Level instead....oh!!!

Take care my luvly and I hope life settles down a bit for you soon. xx vicki xx

Mieke said...

Wonderful card Kimmi!