Thursday, December 24, 2009

'Twas the night before Christmas......


Hello,

This is my lastest ever Christmas card of 2009 you will be relieved to know!

I have coloured my Magnolia image with distress inks. The background is distressed with weathered wood and the paper and snowflakes are edged with walnut stain. I have added stickles to my image and flowers. The snowflakes I have covered with dries clear glue and covered with ultra fine glitter.


May I take this opportunity to wish you all a most fabulous Christmas and a very Happy New Year! This year has meant so much to me, as your support and caring has totally blown me away. I have so loved meeting you all through my blog and count my blessings every day to know you all!

HAPPY CHRISTMAS!!!

With much love

kim x

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

A card for Tuesday....


Hello,

Well, we are nearly there now. Hope you are all well and taking life a bit easier!

I have coloured my card with distress inks. I have distressed the background, sentiment and papers with vintage photo. Added loads of stickles and a velvet ribbon. The stars are quickutz and stickled.



Here is a card that my four year old Grandson Luca made. He painted this at his nursery and a company made it into a Christmas card. Isn't it sweet. I hope you don't mind me sharing it with you.





Thank you all so much for looking and take care.

love
kim x

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Saturday before Christmas....


Hello,

Time is marching on towards Christmas hope you are all ok. Claire and I would like to say a huge thank you for all your support and get well wishes for baby Isabella. She is now on the mend thank goodness. She had her first solid food in over a week yesterday and is starting to take more milk. So a big hug to you for your caring words we really appreciated them.

My card today is another Christmas card. I have coloured my Magnolia image with distress inks. I have masked Tilda in front of this sweet fence. The background is distressed with vintage photo. I have also used vintage photo to distress my paper edges and snowflakes. The snowflakes are quickutz dies and a martha stewart punch. The sentiment was sent to me by the fabulous Tab thank you so much sweetie I love it!


Thank you so much for looking and have a wonderful weekend!

love
kim x

Friday, December 18, 2009

Winter days......


Hello,

I hope you have all had a good week and are now seeing the light at the end of the tunnel in your Christmas preparations. I went to my Grandson Luca's Nursery Christmas Nativity and here he is as Joseph. I was so very proud of him as he had so many lines and well quite frankly was totally awesome! How utterly sweet is Mary too. It was a wonderful Nativity all the little ones were so good and it will be such a treasured memory.

I just wanted to share with you the winter wonderland that I woke up to this morning. It is so rare to see snow and lasts such a short time I had to capture it. Doesn't everything look so magical in the snow. This view is from my bedroom window looking out to the beginning of my lane.


This is one of the trees in my garden. One of the pleasures of where I live is the birdsong as we are surrounded by so many trees.


I wish you a wonderful weekend and thank you for your visit.

love

kim x

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

It’s beginning to feel and lot like Christmas……..

skating couple 

Hello,

Well I hope everyone is ok. I have been dying to use this sweet image and now I have. I have coloured my Magnolia image with distress inks. The flowers are EK success punched. I have distressed the edge with vintage photo and  added stickles. The small dots are liquid pearls.

skating couple image

Thank you so very much for looking. I would like to send a big hug to my amazing daughter who has nursed and cared for baby Isabella while she has been so poorly with German measles and a dreadful ear infection.  My heart goes out to all you wonderful, selfless Mothers who love and care for your babies and children when they need you the most. You are all absolutely 100% phenomenally wonderful!

love

kim x

Monday, December 14, 2009

Marvellous Monday.......


Hello,

I hope you are all well. My card today is another Christmas card. I have coloured my Magnolia image with distress inks. The background is distressed with walnut stain and I have added my cannot live without stickles. The paper is also edged with walnut stain and some stickles. I have stamped swirls around the paper with antique linen. I have also distressed the flowers and sprayed them with glimmer mist. The heart has been glimmer misted also after some distressing.


I hope you have a great week as we get ever nearer to Christmas (gulp).

Thank you so much for looking.

love
kim x

paper 300gsm
skin - antique linen, tattered rose
clothes - milled lavender, walnut stain, black soot
shoes - vintage photo
socks - black soot

all my materials used are in the labels section for this post.

Friday, December 11, 2009

Friendship card....


Hello,

I have made a card for someone who is so very sweet and lovely. I have coloured my Magnolia image with distress inks. I have distressed the papers with Tim's distressing tool and distressed them with vintage photo. The flowers are punched with EK Success retro flower. The tiny tags are quickutz. I have added lots of stickles to my card.


Thank you so much for looking and have a wonderful weekend!

love
kim x

paper 300gsm
skin - antique linen, tattered rose
hair - walnut stain
clothes - weathered wood, antique linen
heart - frayed burlap
black soot for shading

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Wrapped Tilda for Christmas....


Hello,

I am still making Christmas cards! I really hope that you all have yours done and dusted by now!

I have coloured my Magnolia image with distress inks. I coloured the ribbon behind Tilda with frayed burlap and then sprayed some glimmer mist onto my craft sheet and picked that up with my paintbrush and coloured over the frayed burlap. This has given it such a gorgeous shimmer. I have added touches of stickle glue to her.



I have glimmer misted the flowers and then added more stickles.

The paper I have stamped snowflakes onto and around the edges. Then I have distressed with frayed burlap and stickled the edge. I also went around the edge with a pricking tool.

Thank you so much for looking and I hope your Christmas preparations are going well.

love
kim x

paper 300gsm
skin - antique linen, tattered rose,
hair - walnut stain, black soot
clothes - black soot, fired brick

Monday, December 7, 2009

A card for Christmas.....


Hello,

I hope you had a great weekend. I am in full swing Christmas card making mode. Next year I am definitely going to start early. I have so many more to make. My Magnolia image has been coloured with distress inks. I have added some stickle glue and the background is distressed with old paper and edged with walnut stain.


I have mounted the stamped sentiment onto a nestie shape and added liquid pearls. The flowers have been stickled.

Thank you so very much for looking. I would like to say a big, big, thank you from the bottom of my heart for your comments. You are so very lovely, huge hugs and kisses.

love
kim x

inks used
skin - antique linen, tattered rose
hair - brushed corduroy, black soot
clothes - pine needles, weathered wood, scattered straw
shoes - vintage photo
socks - black soot
mistletoe - fired brick, shabby shutters
cookies - tattered rose
black soot for shading

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Hello,




Hi,

I hope you are all well and having a great Saturday.

Today I have a Christmas card that I have made using the Magnolia So Jolly under the Mistletoe collection. I have coloured my image with distress ink pads and masked Tilda onto a table. I have used clears dry glue and sprinkled fine glitter onto this to get extra sprinkly spronkly on Tilda's fluffy trim. The background is distressed with tattered rose and I have die cut my shapes with nesties. I have added liquid pearls onto the scalloped circle.







I have glimmer misted my flowers and added stickle glue. I distressed the edges of my papers with Tim's distressing tool and distressed the edge with vintage photo and added gold stickle glue.

I wish you all a fabulous weekend and thank you so much for looking!

love

kim x

inks used
skin - antique linen, tattered rose
hair - walnut stain, black soot
clothes - tattered rose, walnut stain
shoes - vintage photo
trim - black soot
table - frayed burlap, black soot
table cloth - tattered rose, stained walnut