I Have An Enemy ….

I have an enemy… one that I am sure many of you are familiar with … {TIME}.

My brain is scheming & dreaming for a good portion of the time I’m awake.  I’m thinking up activities I’d like to do with the kids, of things I’d like to make at the craft table, of phone calls I’d like to have with friends, time spent with loved ones … If I did half the things I imagined, I’d have very happy kids, friends and family!  But alas, with a very busy life and oh-so-much to fit in, time is my enemy.

I struggle to fit in the basics of life and then have to cram the extras on top.  But it’s so important to shift things around and make the extras happen because they are the icing.  And we all know the icing is the best part!

This birthday set for a friend has been rolling around my creative imagination for the past 2 weeks, but its taken me this long to make it a reality.  I’m truly in love with the Watercolor Wings bundle.  The different layers of the butterfly are magical and if you haven’t already noticed, the previous Butterflies Thinlits set coordinates with the new stamp set & framelits.  It’s all so wonderful!


The source of my layout & colour inspiration this week was JAI 266 for their colour combo:

And Freshly Made Sketches 190 for the layout:

Not a colour combo I’d normally use.  And I can’t say ovals are a big feature in my cardmaking either.  So, as always, challenges provide a great platform for the creative soul.


You’ll notice a few retired products in the mix until I’m restocked with new catalogue products.  The wait for “big brown boxes” to arrive is excruciating!

I’m enjoying having my Gift Bag Punch Board to play with.  I think I’m going to have to apologise to my curvy keepsake die soon as it’s gathering dust while I fall in love with my new punch board.

Too many favourite products!!!  Blessing or curse?  If I had more {TIME} I’d like to find out!  Kelly x
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Glue Dots



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9 thoughts on “I Have An Enemy ….

  1. Such beautiful gifts for your friend, Kelly. I love the embossed oval, with a paper-pierced surround, on the card. The gold striped paper adds a real elegance to your projects. Thanks for playing along with us at Just Add Ink this week!

  2. Nice use of both the sketch & colours, Kelly. The gold stripe paper works well with that pretty butterfly & embossed sentiment. Lucky friend receiving such a lovely gift. Thanks for finding the time to play at JAI again this week. Di 🙂

  3. You have really captured striking and elegant with this Kelly. I love the contrast you created by matching up the gold stripe and the new butterfly set. Love your two step sentiment too. Thanks for joining us at Just Add Ink this week.

  4. Great bold stripes – but most of all I love the little dots. So are they pearls you have coloured? Very clever – they look great. Chantell JAI

  5. This is beautiful and I’m sure your friend will love it! I know what you mean about not having enough time. We could always do with more hours in the day but then I’m sure we would fill those up and still not have enough 🙂 Thanks for playing along with us at Just Add Ink 🙂

  6. Love this little gift set, Kelly. The gold stripes of the dsp look great. I’m sure your friend is going to love it! Hmmmm time, oh yes what I could do with more of that! Thanks for joining the challenge fun at Just Add Ink again. x

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