My Family & Other Animals

Tuesday, 17 December 2013

"With Little Tin Horns And Little Toy Drums, Rooty Toot Toots And Rummy Tum Tums..."

With my last post of 2013 I am finishing the year off with one of my absolute favourite images from Kenny K, she is called 'Bow' and comes in two versions, one in her underwear and the one that I have used where she is sans undies. I just love how easy this one is to colour and the finished product always looks really striking, her eyes are just so pretty and let's be honest, who could resist pulling such a large bow eh? I have gone for a non-traditional hair colour for a change as I get a little bored with the hair and I like to keep things fresh as I have coloured this particular lady quite a few times now.
I have used a Basic Grey paper for my background and the dies are Spellbinders and Marianne's and the pearls around the edge are bought by the metre from Let's Create, Coningsby. I really like the clean look of the finished card and as usual Gentle Reader, I hope you like it too.
I do have a bit of news for you, I have been chosen by the Kenny K Krafty Krew to become a member of their 'Core 4' for 2014. We will not exactly be on the design team but, as far as I understand, we will be their In-House Guest Designers. Anyone who has visited my blog more than once will know how much I love Kenny's images, they have been my favourite for quite a few years now and I am delighted to be given such a high honour, I can't wait to start getting involved in the Pinterest and Facebook sides of Kenny's ever burgeoning empire.
2013 has been an eventful year as usual, I have once again had to deal with medical problems galore and also try my hardest to help my wife who is in an even worse state than me! But the year has finished on a bit of a high note with my son being in love again (so finger crossed for my grandchild sooner rather than later!!) and Jo and I celebrating our 16th anniversary on the 23rd December.
My favourite things of 2013 have been:
Song: Naughty Boy (Feat. Sam Smith) - La La La
Album: Rudimental - Home
Book: Lee Child - Worth Dying For
Film: Man of Steel
TV Show: The Blacklist (USA) or The Bridge (Norway/Sweden)
Reality TV: I'm A Celebrity, Get Me Out Of Here! or The Great British Bake Off
Person: Jo Channon (Let's Create and Create and Craft)
Item of Clothing: Onesies
Anyhoo, that's it from me, hope to see you again in 2014,
Wishing you a Fantastic Christmas
and a Wonderful New Year
hugs 'n stuff
Entered Into: Kenny K Krafty Krew Challenge #162 - Anything Goes!
Holly Jolly Christmas Challenge - Anything Goes Christmas + Hop
Bearly Mine Challenge #117 - Anything Goes
Clear It Out Challenges - Theme: Warm Fuzzies Stash: Use Something Textured
Die Cuttin' Diva's Challenge #146 - Happy Holidays
Fan-Tastic Tuesday Challenges #14 - Use Punches and Dies
Ladybug Crafts TLT Challenges - Keep It Clean (and Simple!!)
LEJ Designs Challenge #84 - Anything Goes
Papertake Weekly Challenges - Last Christmas (Card of the Year)
Tuesday Throwdown Challenge #146 - What Christmas Means To You


  1. ohhh such a fun card!!! Love the way you have colored her she's really gorgeous!!! Congrats on that spot on the Kenny crew!!! Well deserved.

    Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Throwdown this week. Hope to see you again next week DT Crafting Vicky

  2. Ohh what a saucy card and fun card!!! love the colour tones and shading you have picked, thank you for sharing with us over at Fan-Tastic Tuesday, hope you will join us again soon....
    Suzy B

  3. Cheeky little image Love this . Thank you for joining in over at LEJ Designs anything goes challenge . We would love you to come back and show many more of your fabulous projects , LEJ DT

  4. Beautiful Andy!!!!! As always xx

    Did you check your e-mails? You havent't chosen your 5 digis yet for your starter kit as Core4 for team 2014 :) Haven't seen you in our FB group either, do you have a Facebook account?

    Can't wait to hear from you xx

    Tammy, KennyK DT Coordinator/Designer & Facebook Admin from Créations LaDiva :) xx

  5. Absolutely fantastic card I love it Thank you for taking the time to enter the challenge over at LEJ Designs

  6. Such a wonderful creation! Thanks for playing at PTW and I wish you all the best for the festive season! xxx

  7. So naughty! Love it! Thanks for linking up at Clear It Out Challenges! Karen N (DT)

  8. Fab card Andy, love her hair! Thanks for joining us at Holly Jolly. Joey xx

  9. beautiful card, great job on the layout too.Thanks for joining our Blog hop and Challenge at Holly Jolly Christmas. Hope to see you back during the year.
    Cindy DT

  10. What a fun card! Thanks for joining us at DCD this week!

  11. I can see why you've been chosen as a Krew member Andy...your card is fantastic as is your colouring. I love your favourites of 2013...I must get a copy of that Lee Child book...he's one of my favourite authors. Thanks for joining our CAS challenge at LCI. Happy New Year xx


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