Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Penny Black Christmas…..


I had such a wonderful time on Saturday. I met such amazing ladies who were so very lovely and fantastically talented!

We made a paper bag card.

I coloured my images with distress inks. I also painted some gold cul - noel paper bag card frontglimmer mist onto the baubles and star for some shimmer. I 3d some of the baubles that were falling off the tree.

Here is the inside.

cul - noel paper bag card inside

On the first page I die cut my circle and scallop circle with nesties. I added stickle glue to the snow. The stars and snowflakes are a cuttlebug die. I also sprayed glimmer mist onto the border paper and punched each side with a fiskars border punch.

cul - noel paper bag card inside left

The page on the left hand side I die cut my circle with the mouse just on the outside of the circle. The sentiment is also sprayed with gold glimmer mist as are the flowers.

cul - noel paper bag card inside right

On the back of the card I distressed my card with antique linen and then edged with frayed burlap. Then sprayed the circle with iridescent gold and then coloured this with distress inks.

cul - noel paper bag card back

Thank you so very much ladies for being totally wonderful! You made my Saturday at Crafts U Love just amazing it was such a pleasure to see you all! Also, a huge thank you to Tracy and Heidi who made our day very special!

I have also been given these awards by two amazingly talented lovely ladies.

This is from Ann.


These are from Alina.

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Thank you so much I am so delighted to be receiving these from you. I would like to pass these onto everyone who visits me as a big thank you!

I wish you all a wonderful week and thanks so much for looking.


kim x

inks used

weathered wood,firedbrick,tattered rose, shabby shutters, pine needles, peeled paint, antique linen, frayed burlap


Anne Kristine said...

Oh...my!!! this card is so..so..beautiful!
Lovely image...and colors!
Great work!
hugs anne

Tessa said...

what a awsome card!!

Rica said...

Just beautiful Kim (what else would we expect lol). Laughed at the cat & the tree - we had a cat that used to climpb the Christmas tree and knock all the baubles off. Gorgeous colours & papers and wonderful embellishments - just love it all.
FOrgive my lack of visits & comments, hopefully now I'm settled in Germany I can start 'stalking' you again.
hugs Heather xx

Kath said...

this is sensational Kim...my favourites....penny Black and MME Christmas papers....just gorgeous...big hugs kath xxxxxx

Nilla said...

Fabulous work on this card, Kim! Many interesting features, love the images and the papers! Hugs Nilla

annemarie said...

wauw just gorgeous Kim, love the colors and you colored it perfectly

hugs Annemarie

Jacqueline's Weblog said...

What a beautiful card. Wonderful inside and great coloring. Really Super!
Hugs Jacqueline

Kiki said...

Oh, this card is so adorable. Like it very much.

Hugs, Kiki

Thea said...

Great that you had a super time on saturday. Love your card so much.
Lovely stamps and super papers.
So i love everything, hahaha

Greetings Thea

Trish said...

That is a really beautiful card Kim!
I wish I could craft... but we are having the study (my craft room) redone (not even at the redecorating bit yet!) and everything is under dustsheets :(
At least another 2 weeks...

Nina said...

Wowowowowowowowowowowowowowow!! such a stunning card, inside and out! Lovely colours!

Hugs from Nina

Paula said...

Wow this is absolutly stunning Kim i just adore all the fab penny black images and so much fantastic detail.

Frazzled Crafts said...

Superbous qualitas - what a beautiful and chrismassy card - the images are so well coloured and the papers are great - love the way you've decoupaged the baubles falling off! A1! Liz

Yvonne said...

Wow, what an amazing Christmas card you`ve created!!
Beautfully decorated both outside and inside. Gorgeous!

Tracy said...

Wow, excellent card, love everything about it and your colouring isperfection at it's best as always.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

** Irene ** said...

Wow Kim, just stunning, gorgeous and beautiful. Your creativity blows me away, and I am in awe of your work.
Thank you so much for sharing it with us.


Cheryl said...

oh hun this is truly amazing what I would love for you to be able to teach me to make such fantastic cards,you sure are one ver talented lady such a sweetheart too hugs cheryl xxxxxx

Lyndsey Marie said...

WOW amazing paper bag card, love all the fabulous PB images and the colours and attention to detail is just gorgeous.
Lyndsey xx

Marina said...

OMG! This card is absolutely stunning Kim!
All details are so lovely and your colouring is gorgeous as always.

Have a nice day,


Cathy said...

So gorgeous Kim, I love the iamges and those papers are gorgeous.
Cathy xx

Lynda said...

Wow Kim this is such a mega work of art. Absolutely gorgeous and so much detail. Love it loads.

Lynda xxx

Kari said...

This is really gorgeous,Kim!The colours are amazing! Wonderful inside too!Beautiful colouring!
Have a great day:)


debby4000 said...

Oh this is stunning, amazing colouring and fantastic work.

gina g said...

Hi Kim Gorgeous card as always love the image one of our cats climbs our tree(and gets up to lots of mischief)lol, and the papers and colours are beautiful. luv gina xx

Claire Ellen Designs said...

Kim I find you soooooooo inspriring, your talent amazes me each time I see one of your creations I am in awe, this one os again, truly stunning, thankyou, hugs, Claire xx

Sue said...

Sounds like you had a brill day, stunning creation as always hun, such detail, sue.x

Sandie said...

oh my!! That is WONDERFUL!! I just love everything about it... the cute images, the gorgeous embellies, the colours.. EVERTYING!! Awesome work Kim :)

Randi Th. said...

So wonderful! Love the colors!
Have a nice day!

Annie said...

wow! what a stunner! The tree caught my eye as I've been struggling with that image - think I'll give it a go with the water colours rather than markers which just don't look right. Thanks for sharing such a beautiful and inspirational card with us.
hugs, annie x

Trudy said...

Wow!!! Kim this is just gorgeous!
Love your cute image and your detail and colours are fabulous!
Hugs Trudy

lisa said...

Ohh Kim, you have surpassed yourself with this it is just stunning. What a work of art. I love how you've coloured it and all the detail. It's just too gorgeous to send to anyone.


Hannekie said...

this is so pretty. i wish i could have been there to meet you
live this card!!!!
hugs hannie

Dena said...

Soooo much to look at! Simply stunning! I just love this card with so many cute images and gorgeous papers! Hugs, Dena

sam said...

Your card is fabulous Kim. Thought i'd check your blog out as i seem to see your name everywhere i go hun. I love it so I'm off to follow now.
Take care
Sam x

Donna said...

OH WOW!! This really is a work of art Kim, stunning card. Donna x

Nettie said...

Fabulous card Kim! wow, imagine opening an envy to find that treasure inside *sigh* a wonderful gift! tho I am finding it scary at all these Christmas themes that are starting to show up!!! pleased you had a good day with CUL, you are right, there is such a LOT of talent out there! enjoy your week,{hugs} Nettie

Jannie said...

Oh wow this is stunning, what amazing work. Gorgeous details and fabulous colours.

Greetings Jannie.

Vanessa (aka V, Nessa, oldschool) said...

Wow, wow, wow!
the back of the card is absolutely gorgeous...never mind the front!!!
stunning Kim!
I am happy you had an awesome time!

Jane said...

Wow!!! Kim this is a gorgeous Christmas card, I love it! The images are so cute and I love the papers and of course your colouring brings it all to life! Every detail is stunning and perfect! hugs, Jane x x

Monique Lokhorst said...

Hello Kim,

Wow Kim, what a stunnig card this is. Beatiful colors, great stamps. Love the design!


Inger Marie said...

Wow i love your christmas card Kim.
The image is so cute and i love the paper. And the detailes are so fabulous.
Have a lovely day Kim.
Hugs from Inger Marie

Anonymous said...

Hi Kim!! WOW!! This is just stunning my friend!! Awesome details and coloring as always!! You amaze me!! HUGS

6 wacky women said...

Gorgeous card, Kim.
I just love how you did the inside too. Absolutely fabulous!!

Karen x

Rach said...

oh wow kim this is just so beautiful. hugs rachxx

Cheryl said...

OH my.....so beautiful!!! Everything is just perfect,I love it!!
Hugs xx

Hanna said...

Hello Kim!

As usal, your card is wonderful! ;o)
Totally stunning... no, that isn't the word...amazing, lovely, wonderful, gorgeous...! There are no words to describe how beautiful your christmas card is, Kim!
An I know that I've said this so many times before, but I have to say it again: you colouring is out of this world lovely! :o)

I'm o glad you enjoyed your Saturday! :o)
Sounds like you had a really great time!

And by the way!
I forgot to comment at your lovely card in your post below, just want you to know that it's fab! :o)

Have a nice day!
Hugs from Hanna

stephanne said...

This isn't a card, this is a precious Christmas story book!! My goodness, is there anything you can't use to it's utmost advantage?? Everything looks fabulous, the papers are wonderful, the PB's are adorable, and your divine colouring looks great!! All of your accesories and punches look perfect. Just amazing.

Glad you had some fun this weekend, and thanks for sharing!!

Karen said...

STUNNING !!! Love paperbag cards, although I don't make them often enough. Beautiful images Kim.

I seem to have missed a few posts. All are absolutely stunning ! Love the blue Tilda card.

Congrats on all your awards they are well deserved.

Love Karen x

Jorunn said...

Kim this is fabulous!!! Love the colors, the image is wonderful and your coloring is superb!!!
Love the inside and back to!!!
Wow....Amazing work!


craftimamma said...

What a wonderful card Kim. Wish I'd been on that class I bet everyone had the best of times.

Lesley Xx

Sarah K said...

Beautiful, I am so jealous I could not make that class xx

Riet said...

What a BEAUTIFUL card Kim,i love the images and colours.
So gorgeous papers and details.

Hugs Riet.x

June said...

Hi Kim the is BEAUTIFUL but then again so is everthing you do, love it darl huggies June x

gibmiss said...

hi Kim

fabulous card, a fun card beautifully coloured

Suzie Q said...

Hi Kim,
This is actually supercalafradgalistickexpealidocious! i know ive stroked it in the flesh!
you so clever
Suzie Qx

Nancy said...

Fabulous Christmas card, Kim:O) Love the adorable PB images, your colouring is fantastic, gorgeous papers, lovely inside too!
Have a great week.
Hugs, Nancy;O)

Mina said...

wow another stunner Kim, beautiful papers I love them
Mina xxx

Becky said...

Wow Kim, you are so inspirational it really must hurt! :0)
I adore these cards, thanks so much for sharing!
Love Becky xx

Amanda's paper palace said...

Oh my gosh Kim this is amazing!You're colouring is out of this world!wish i could of come see you :(
hugs amanda x

Spyder said...

just beautiful, lovely card. perfect

Jo (Boots the Monkey) said...

Oh my goodness Kim - that paperbag card is simply stunning. I would have given anything in the World to have sat and watched you make that beauty.


Jo x

Anonymous said...

Hi Kim, Well....I am speachless, It's a good job I have a keyboard..
This is perfection and some more...
It would be quicker to tell you the thing's I don't like about it and that is I DIDN'T make it. lol

Stunning card Kim, I love it.

Anneke said...

what an awesome card kim
the inside is beautiful with the scallop frame.
and such beautiful details everywhere

cats whiskers said...

Oh Kim dear this is just Awesome what fabulopus colouringof the gorgeous images and such a great use of a Paper Bag, so glad yopu had a good time dear
Hugs Jacqui x

Sharon said...

Wow Kim, this is fabulous. I have 30 paper bags on the floor in my craft room so I really must have a go at making one of these. And I must try and get over to Crafts U Love next time you are there and say hello!!

Anonymous said...

Oh my, this is totally amazing. it is perfection both inside and out.


Kathy said...

Oh Kim I just love this card!! That image is so cute and I forgot I have this one!! Love the colors that you have used and all your details are gorgeous as always!! I wish I could go and meet up with you ladies just once!! LOL
Glad you had fun ~ sounds like it would be!
Have a great day :)Kathy

Lilian said...

Oh WOW! Another stunner Kim! I love how you make your cards!! I bought 3 Glimmer mists because of you and honestly, they sit on my table not used. lol! I really ought to try them - really - hm... maybe a few more weeks lol! Have a wonderful day!

Tammi said...

Oh my goodness Kim! I've been eyeing this set, then see your magnificent card with all these cuties and now I won't be able to resist! So vintage and lovely, beautiful card! ~Hugs

Leigh said...

Absolutely fabulous.

Caroline said...

So lovely and beautiful !!!

May-Bente said...

OH my... I simpely love your card!!
What a gorgeous design and images, Kim!!


loftylass said...

Oh Kim - you make the most beautiful cards ..... If I made anything as gorgeous as this I wouldn't want to part with it!!!

Petra/Paradise said...

SO many lovelly cards you have made!
Thanks for sharing and thanks for the inspiration you are giving me! =)

Hugs Petra

Pia said...

OMG what a beautiful card, lovely details wow wow .
hugs Pia

Risa said...

What a beautiful card Kim! Your image is so cute and surrounded by the cutest embellishments! Super awesome!
Congratulations on all of your well deserved awards and I'm glad to hear that you had a lovely time crafting over the weekend!

Kirsten said...

OMG!!! Kim - this is BEAUTIFUL!!!! I love everything about it!!
Big hugs,

Dawn said...

Well any cutie cat up a Xmas Tree gets my vote - I love it and everything about this just oozes charm and the spirit of Xmas - love it!


Nicola said...

Wowzers what an awesome keepsake Kim, this is an amazing work of art and I am speechless. There simply are not enough adjectives to desribe the beautiful details.
Nicola -x-

Andrea, said...

Oh this is fabulous Kim, I love all the different Penny Black images you have used and as always perfectly coloured

Janine said...

It was a wonderful class and we all ended up with creations you don't want to part with! Thanks Kim.

Lynsey said...

Fanastic card Kim! That image is great!
Hugs Lynsey:)

w.i.t.c.h.-ler said...

Oh I just LOVE your cards! They look so great!

Desire Fourie said...

Wow, what a beautiful Xmas creationg from front to back. Love all the cute cheery images. Congrats with your well deserved awards.

Anonymous said...

A very special card Kim...love the PB images and your fab colouring.
Carole x

Katinka said...

Oh my dear- stunning, stunning stunning!! You created an amazing card! Wonderful combination of colors, paper an details!!!


Sharon said...

Wowee! This is amazing. What perfect images to use for a fab Christmas card. Love the subtle thread holding the charm.
Sharon xx


Hi Kim - an amazing work of art. Absolutely stunning, as always.
Hugs, Sylvia xxxx

Bev said...

Absolutely stunning bag sweetie! Fantastic detail, gorgeous papers and adorable images. Love it! x

Jill said...

wow wow wow Kim, you never fail to impress me! your card is stunning and the inside is just as stunning, love the images you've used hugs Jill xx

Hege-Annie Simonsen said...

Beautiful Christmas card! I just love everything you make! You're a star! :) Keep on shining! *hugs*

Marcea said...

OMG how long have I been MIA ...... wow wow wow !!!!!! Love this so much, what a real treat itis!

Moni said...

I cant believe that I miss these fab gorgeous cards, love your design and great colouring! Those Tildas are awesome, would love to have the hole collection, but short with money! Papers that you use are fab, love your creativity! keep doing fab cards! Hugs,moni