Wednesday 11 September 2013

I'mmmmm baaaaaack!

Hello everyone!!! I'm back after nearly 4 weeks of not creating one single thing. Why? I am recovering from pneumonia. A lot of you may know that I made the big drive to Canberra to stay for a few weeks. The temperature difference is incredible (I went from humid and warm to very cold). Hence, a chest infection which turned into the dreaded pew-ne-monia... Luckily it wasn't a very bad dose but a few hours were spent in the hospital having tests and xrays done. I'm still a bit 'off'  but actually feel human again now. I am leaving to drive home on Saturday so I am trying to spend as much time now with my family before I go. 

Tomorrow my son and I are going to spend a couple of hours at the Australian War Memorial. He's a big lad so if I get tired I reckon he will piggy back me ;)

Anyway, we are here today for a new challenge that is on at Addicted to Stamps and More.

This week we want you to MAKE YOUR MARK. What does this mean? Well, you must use markers, pencils, crayons, chalks etc on your project. 

Here is my DT card -

Now, the best thing about recovering when you are sick is that you can still do your online shopping. I have a few new goodies to try but when I was so sick I couldn't even stamp something without being exhausted, and to have no inspiration to boot... 

Anyway, I am very happy with how my latest card has turned out. 

I have used my markers directly onto my stamps. 

I have decided that I am going to start listing my supplies at the end of my post instead of within my post. That way if you would like to know what I have used it will be much easier to see.

I was inspired by the colour palette over at the House of Cards which is hosting their CAS week. 

vintage hues

I would also like to link this card to these wonderful challenge -

Cuttlebug Mania - back to Nature

Thanks so much for looking xx

Supplies Used:
  • Cardstock - Whisper White, Perfect Plum, Wisteria Wonder
  • Stamps - Papillon Potpourri, En Francais, Express Yourself
  • Ink/Markers - Calypso Coral, Wisteria Wonder, Perfect Plum
  • Punch - Elegant Butterfly
  • Dies - Framelits (Circles Collection)


  1. Hi Kylie. So glad to see you back creating! And you started out with a bang!! ... beautiful card - love this color combo!

    I'm so happy to hear you are feeling a lot better. Enjoy the last few days with the family. I'll feel much better once I know you are home. Have a safe trip! Loll xx

  2. Glad to have you back, Kylie, you've been missed! I love your card... Great job with HOC colors and the layout and butterflies are really beautiful. Have a safe trip back home!

  3. Hi Kylie, so pleased to see you crafting again. And to hear you are on the mend, don't go too mad though!
    What a fab card to come back with-the colour of the butterflies against that goegeous script paper, makes them pop out-love it x

  4. So glad you are in better health and back to crafting Kylie! What a gorgeous card. I am so ordering that butterfly set - can't believe I don't have it yet. Hugs D

  5. What a gorgeous take on our challenge this week - I love your softly inked edges which give the whole card a really dreamy feel.
    I hope you continue to feel better - pneumonia is horrid.
    Thanks for playing at HOC.

  6. This is so pretty. Glad you are feeling better and playing along with us at House of Cards. Hugs.

  7. Hi Kylie, great news that you're feeling better! Your card is lovely, great use of the colours. Hugs, Sue x

  8. How horrible for you... so glad to have you back and crafting again, and I hope you're well and truly on the way to putting the pneumonia behind you.

    Love those bright butterflies over the subtle gray text - lovely card!
    Alison x

  9. Hi Kylie - so glad to hear you're feeling better after such a horrendous time. I suppose the only saving grace was that you were with your family. Love your card - it's so pretty with delicate colouring. Just spotted you're an accredited Spectrum Noir colourist - well done. Make sure you rest up for the remainder of your stay........worried about you driving all that way on your own! Let us know when you get home safely please.

    Welcome back.


    Karen xxx

  10. Fabulous CAS card catching the theme! Thanks for joining in with ATCAS!

  11. Glad to hear that you're recovering and feeling better. Your card is lovely - such an elegant design, perfect to showcase those butterflies!

  12. Oh Kylie how awful that you got so dreadfully sick!! Very glad to hear that you are on the mend and can enjoy the last weekend with your boy and the rest of the family! Love the elegant feel to your card and the bright pop of colour from the butterflies :)Take care and have a safe trip home! x

  13. Very nicely done Kylie. Just right for this weeks challenge at HOC C&S.

  14. Your card is fantastic! Great, how clever you used this color palette!
    Thanks for playing with us at House of Cards C&S this week.
    Rosi x

  15. Hope you are feeling much better now! Your card is simply gorgeous!

    Thank you for joining us at Cuttlebug Mania!

    Cuttlebugs & Hugs

  16. Hi Kylie. Glad to hear that you're feeling better. Love your card, especially the blending around the edges, it gives it a sort of dreamy feel. Have a great weekend. hugs Monika xxx

  17. Lovely card. Good to hear you are on the mend. Thanks for playing along at Cuttlebug Mania this week x

  18. Absolutely beautiful, Kylie! LOVE the hint of coral with the butterflies--they really pop off the cool tones! Thanks for joining us at HOC--come back again soon! :) Mynn xx

  19. So glad you are on the mend Kylie and your card is stunning - Jacqueline xx

  20. Hi Kylie - sorry to hear that you have been sick and I hope you are on the mend now:) Your card is gorgeous and I love the design - big hugs xx


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