Darla Does The Housework

Boy I wish she would come round to my place – it needs a good clean! A late post today and I have no excuse. Where does the time go? Well it certainly wasn’t from doing any housework.

The lovely Darla here is from InStyle Stamps and is coloured in with a mix of prismacolor pencils and my new Koh-i-noor pencils, which I’ve been trying to get my hands on for a while but they are very hard to get in the UK, well until Elizabeth from Elzybells Art Stamps started to supply them. Thanks Elizabeth I love them!

I might also have done some more hand-stitching. Ok so this is now reaching obsessive heights I reckon 🙂 Can I even make a card now that does not have hand-stitching on it?

Don’t forget that there are a couple of challenges up on the InStyle Blog to play with – the Wednesday Challenge and the Thank Thursday Sketch Challenge – so plenty to be getting on with if you are bored 😉 Of course you could always go do some housework instead!

I reckon my mind is very tidy then! Hope you are all having a lovely weekend.

Stamp – InStyle Stamps Darla
Colouring – Kor-I-Noor pencils; PrismaColor Pencils; Sansodor
Papers – HOTP
Usual Suspects – Paper Trimmer; Silicone glue; Double-sided tape;
Others – Nesties; Cuttlebug; embroidery thread; white gel pen; buttons



  1. May 16, 2009 / 8:06 pm

    Hi Kim, great card, love that image and the colours are so vibrant! I just love buttons, you can never have enough of them! Well my mind must be sooo tidy, and the house isn’t! With three girlies, they are sooo messy, lol! Have a super Sunday, Heidi xxx

  2. May 16, 2009 / 9:15 pm

    A lovely card Kim, the image is ab and the colouring is great am off to google those pencils

  3. May 16, 2009 / 9:17 pm

    I love that sentiment! It’s sooo perfect for Darla. Great coloring and I love all the details you added to your card!

  4. May 16, 2009 / 11:57 pm

    wow, I love this Kim! You did some awesome handstitching and beautiful coloring.
    Jodi =)

  5. May 17, 2009 / 1:37 am

    Your card is awesome Kim! I love the stitched sentiment…so cool!

  6. May 17, 2009 / 9:17 am

    Fab card..love the image and the sentiment. Your hand stitching is amazing!! Great work with your new pencils 🙂
    Judy xx

  7. May 17, 2009 / 9:27 am

    Wow this is fab Kim! Just love the handstitched sentiment, and you colouring with the koh-i-noor pencils is perfect. I have ordered some of these from Elizabeth as well! Can’t wait for them to arrive!
    Hugs, Vicky -x-

  8. May 17, 2009 / 11:45 am

    absolutly `beautiful` Kim 🙂
    Enjoy the rest of your Sunday 🙂 x

  9. May 17, 2009 / 11:45 am

    absolutly `beautiful` Kim 🙂
    Enjoy the rest of your Sunday 🙂 x

  10. May 17, 2009 / 12:03 pm

    WOW kim that stiching is amazing, it must of taken you ages!
    fabulous card and so original, i would never think to stitch a sentiment on my card like that or have the talent too
    your colouring with those pencils is stunning, think there gonna sell out now thanks to you hun
    lots a love emma ♥

  11. May 17, 2009 / 1:59 pm

    awww, i just love this card hun, check her out with her feather duster!!! I too am first to admit that i must be in the tidy mind category!!
    Have a fantastic weekend sweetie (well whats left of it!!!)
    Zoe x

  12. May 17, 2009 / 2:08 pm

    Kim this is so adorable! I so LOVE LOVE LOVE the stitched saying! That is super cute! Great work hun!
    Hugs~ Kim

  13. May 18, 2009 / 5:19 am

    Wow! I love yoru card! I love the stitches. They make the whole card pop! I love the image as well. I didn’t know I have to use In Stayle image to join. 🙁 I guess once I get some images from IN, I’ll join again. Thanks for popping over my blog! I love visitors. 🙂

  14. May 18, 2009 / 5:50 am

    Oh, I like this! GReat image and great colors and patterns. Great CArd Kim!

  15. May 18, 2009 / 7:56 am

    Fabulous card
    Just stopping by to tell you about the exciting new Challenge blog that has just been announced, packed with fresh creative ideas, to be run by myself and Ann (madgesty loves to create). Please stop by the link below and check out the brilliant blog candy on offer and how you can become involved. See you there xxx
    The Next Level.

  16. May 18, 2009 / 8:05 am

    Gorgeous hun, i love the sentiment my head must be really scruffy then lol, hugs Pops x x x

  17. May 18, 2009 / 10:30 am

    EEEK! Please don’t use the “H-word” or I may have an anxiety attack LOL!
    Love the card and can think of a few people for whom that sentiment is perfect.


  18. May 19, 2009 / 2:33 pm

    My mind is very tidy too!!! Lol
    Goregous card, love the stitching.
    Emma x

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