Wednesday, January 13, 2010

From the heart……..


Well I hope you are all keeping well. Suffering with the old asthma at the moment back on the steroids boo hoo. Still hopefully I will improve soon. Just when you thought it was ok to go out more snow! I hope if you have bad weather too you will take care out there brrr!

My card today is another Magnolia image from the latest Magnolia Stampclub. I have coloured Edwin with distress inks. The background has been distressed with vintage photo and I have stamped the heart swirls and added a clear sparkle pen over them.

edwin from the heart

I have distressed the papers and stars with vintage photo. The flowers have been glimmer misted with iridescent gold and gold stickles.

I would like to say a humongous thank you to a most wonderfully talented young lady Hanna for giving me this award.


If you have not visited Hanna I would urge you to say hello as Hanna is just one of the sweetest girls ever plus Hanna’s cards are out of this world!

Thank you so much for visiting me and for your very lovely comments they mean so much! Take care and have a fabulous day!

edwin from the heart image

inks used

skin – antique linen, tattered rose. hair – brushed corduroy, black soot. clothes – pine needles, walnut stain, antique linen.  


Tab said...

Wowwwwweeeeee, Kim your card is incrediable! I love it! Your colouring is to die for and I just adore all the sparkle! Love the heart swirl! You take care now and wrap up warm, fingers crossed your asthma will subside soon hun.
Sending big hus sweet friend!
Tab xxx

Rica said...

Just sensational Kim. Love your beautifully coloured Edwin, I think this one looks so sad and wistful. Fabulous colours, beautiful details and sparkling.
Hope you asthma soons subsides, I get asthmatic hay fever, not often and not bad but I do know how rotten you can feel with it.
Lots of big healing hugs
Heather xx

Vicky said...

Morning Kim, well this is truly gorgeous....
Colouring stunning....
Image devine...
Detail beautiful...
I love it...

Hope you feel better soon, I had to walk to the shop for supply's this morning, a first for me as I drive everywhere.... Glad I walked though the road's are terrible, and lot's of car's sliding....The snow is still falling here, we are suposed to be having our boiler replaced today, they should have been here by 9, no sign of them still no heating....Brrr...

Keep warm and safe

heidy said...

Hi Kim,Hope your feel better soon,
your card is gorgeous as always.
Hugs Heidy

Lyndsey Marie said...

Fabulous card, love the cute Edwin image he looks so adorable. The papers and layout look great and I love the gorgeous flowers. Hope your asthma gets better soon.
Lyndsey xx

Jorunn said...

OMG Kim!!!
This is absolutely stunning!! And I have him all colored in to, ready to go on a card, in almost the same colors!!!!!

You are having a hard time too, me too! The cold and asthma-like symptoms has really gotten a tight grip on my this January!! It is even hard to make cards!! Hope you feel better soon!


craftimamma said...

Oh Kim, so sorry it's your turn out of your family to feel poorly (speaking of which, I hope Isabella continues to go from strength to strength now). I hope the steroids kick in quickly and you soon feel better.

Your card is another stunner! I love this Edwin image and your colouring of his face and hair is incomparable. You make each card so special.

Lesley Xx

Kath said...

stunning as always your colour work and all the sparkle...hope you are feeling better soon and hey our snow is fast disappearing...hope we haven't sent it your way...big hugs kath xxxx

Nilla said...

Fantastic as usual! Gorgeous details! Love it! Hugs Nilla

Alice Wertz said...

aww... I hope you are feeling better, Kim... take good care and stay warm! =)

LOVE your beautiful and peaceful card, Kim! thanks for sharing! =)

Suzie Q said...

Hi Kim,
sorry to hear you not feeling well hope it eases for you x
super card its fabb!.
can i ask what the stars are please i love emxxx
Suzie Qx

Suze said...

Hi Kim

I wish you get well with your asthma, hope it will get better.
Your card is great, beautiful colors great image.
Il love it.

Hugs Suze xx

Kylie said...

Oh my, what lovely comments your followers have left you. So nice to be loved! I too hope your asthmas gets better especially now you're on steroids. Your poor daughter will be worried about you too now. You're suffering with extreme cold and us Aussies are suffering the extreme heat!
At least while you're stuck indoors you can STAMP! And boy can you stamp! Gorgeous creation as always from you Kim. I adore all your details and your colouring is gorgeous. Love it.

Kylie ox

jem (jane elizabeth middleton) said...

Hi Kim,
I found your blog will surfing magnolia stamps, it's is giving me so much inspiration, not to mention more spending.Your cards are a joy. hope you feel better soon, my hubby gets asthma sometimes, it's scary. Glad your grandaughter is on the mend, she is a cutie.
We have snow again today in Cheshire.
stay warm. janex ps this card is adorable.

*Ellen* said...

ohhh he is gorgeous that details and colers so lovely, and i hope your feel better soon,

Juls said...

how beautiful!! Love the soft colours! and the beautiful colour tinting you have done and all the gorgeous glitter! Juls

Pati said...

Dear Kim

I LOVE all your cards, especially the ones with white, brown and cream. This colour combination is so elegant. The flowers look stunning and this Edwin image is lovely. I have never seen it before.

BIG hugs and have a great day!

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous card Kim :-) I love everything about this :-)

I am sorry you're not feeling too well Kim :-( hope you feel better soon me darlin x x x

Lols x x x

annemarie said...

ooooh your card is amazing. Love the perfect coloring. I hope you will feel better soon.

hugs Annemarie

debby4000 said...

Oh this is stunning, beautiful Edwin and love those stars.
Make sure you keep indoors and keep warm, look after yourself.

Nannieflash said...

Good Morning Kim, wow what a stunning layout, love the stars and the flowers are gorgeous, but the image has been beautifully coloured as well. Its Stunning, with love and hugs Shirleyxxx

gina g said...

Hi Kim Glad to hear that Isabella is much better but sorry your having a rough time hope you are soon feeling better, i know what you mean about the horrid steroids i've just had to increase mine to 20millagrams a day but mine for my arthritis, anyhow your card is stunning as usual and so beautifully coloured. luv gina xx

cats whiskers said...

Oh Dear I do hope y9u feel better soon sweetie this is just fabulous I love how you have coloured Edwin he looks so sweet and those swirls are delish. Look after yourself dear
Hugs Jacqui x

Anita said...

Beautiful beautiful card, Kim! In fact, it's the prettiest boy card I've ever seen;) Love the colors, stars and glitter, all gorgeous:)

Hugs, Anita

Anne Kristine said...

Hi Kim :o)
Beautiful card!
Love the color and so cute motif!
Hugs Anne

Trudy said...

Hi Kim,beautiful card I love it.
Hugs Trudy

Sandie said...

Stunning as always Kim. You really rock those distress inks. Love this Edwin, he's so thoughtful looking. Beautiful embellishing too!!

BA said...

what an adorable card kim, love the colors and the glitter and the wonderful stars and flowers
have a wonderful day
xoxo BA

Caroline said...

Hello Kim,
I wish you get well. Your card is absolutely fabulous, I love your coloring !!!
Have a nice day.

Cheryl said...

wow hun another stunning creation beautiful work my friend,love that iamge too,do hope you feel better soon hun take care hugs cheryl xx

Beth S said...

Hi Kim. Beautiful card. Love the colouring and all the sparkle and texture. Inspirational to say the least. I always love seeing what you come up with. Feel better soon.

Michele said...

Beautiful card Kim. Love the way you've coloured in the adorable Edwin and all the gorgeous details to. Sorry to hear that your under the weather, hope you get better very soon. Hugs Michele x

Poppy said...

Gorgeous card, sorry to hear your under the weather, hope you soon feel better.

Dena said...

Kim, Oh this is toooooo darn cute! All your attention to details really shows! The extra swirls just set it off perfectly!
I just finished him for the next CC Challenge! He is a cutie!
Hugs, Dena

Risa said...

Awwwwwww...Edwin is so handsome and your card is beautiful Kim!
I hope that you feel better soon:) Take care and try not to over do it.

Lil Daffodil said...

Hi Kim,
This is a beautiful card. The distressing really sets the whole thing alight and Edwin is sweet. I love the colours and the embellishments.
Do take care - this damp cold weather is no koke when you suffer from Asthma.
Fiona x

Mag said...

Another stunning card !!! I really love the colors you used for this vintage look.
Hope you'll get well soon.
Mag :)

hobby@Janet said...

Wat a lovely card!!
I hope you feel better soon!!!

Here in Holland is the weather also snowy!! Brr and cold..
Time to make cards (lol)


Nikki said...

Hey Kim, hope you're feeling ok xxx

What a beautiful card today you have shared with us today!! I love those accessory stamps, are they available to purchase?

Edwin looks so cute & as always you're entire proect is a joy to behold xxx


Nikki xxx

Marina said...

That's stunning, Kim!
I love the colours and papers and flowers and and and...
I love this beautiful card!

I hope you feel better soon!


Silli said...

Kim, your card is BEAUTIFUL! I love the cute image, your coloring is fabby!!!! Big hugs and happy day!

papirdilla said...

WOW, this must be the the most beautiful boy-card ever! It's absolutely stunning. Your colouring is so perfect and Edwin is sooo sweet. Love all the details:)


ELLY said...

Oh what an adorable card. Love Edwin, and the starbuttonstamps are so cute. Love the whole card, its beautiful.
hugs, Elly

Angelwood said...

So very pretty! Really love this!

Sorry your asthma is acting up - hope you are feeling better soon!

hugs, Angela

TaraG said...

Hi Kim, Sorry I haven't visited in a while. We went away over the holidays and I’m just getting settled now, smile! Hope you had a wonderful holiday with family and friends!
Now about this stunning card!!! Edwin just looks so sweet sat there like that! I love the sparkle around is feet it's like he is floating on a cloud! I love how you used that heart flourish stamp...I have that one but am always at a loss how to use it...thanks for the inspiration and for bringing a smile to my face!! Hugs, t

Andrea, said...

Oh this is wonderful Kim, fabulous colouring and such a great image. I love the colour combo. Hope you'll be feeling better soon

doris said...

OMG Kim, beautiful card...
I love it!!

xox doris

Annie said...

Another stunningly beautiful card Kim! I do so love how you colour the cute Magnolia images, but especially how you bring in the other stamps and add the pretty finishing touches, especially the sparkle!
hugs, annie x

Mina said...

stunner Kim this is my fav stamp from the winter kit and you have used him so beautifully...I hope your feeling much better really soon...wrap up warm do you need my hot water bottle
Mina xxx

Scrapmumur said...

OH...OH...Your card is absolutely stunning, Kim!!!!
I love so much the design and colours.
Great work.
Big Hugs, Mumur

Vicki (basement stamper) said...

Oh my goodness Kim!! This is sooo stunning girl!! I just LOVE the golden touches you've added everywhere!! Such an elegant and angelic design!! HUGS

Elaine aka Quixotic said...

Kim this is just gorgeous, love all the little touches. :)

So sorry you're suffering with your asthma, hope it improves very soon. *hugs*

stephanne said...

I hope you are feeling better soon Kim!! All this frigid air I wonder. Your card is fantastic!! Edwin is brialliantly coloured, I love his socks!! Very creative use of products and the gold touches are gorgeous!!
Take Care,

~Denise Lynn~ said...

Hi Kim, hope all is well with you! fab card! Love the neutral color combo and all the pretty accents. Fab glitter need to tell us your secret to the perfect glittery touches! Love it! :)

Vicky said...

Yet another stunning card Kim. Love this cute Edwin with all his sparkle! Hope you are feeling better soon hun. I know this weather and asthma don't really go together!
Hugs, Vicky ~X~

Karen said...

Looks like he wants a hug. Can I hug him? :P Beautiful done, Kim.

Karina said...

Love it. Nice colouring and image.

Jodi said...

Aww, so very sweet! Love the vintage look of your card, and the pretty flowers!
Jodi =)

Kathy said...

I don't know how you do it Kim!!! I absolutely LOVE the white backgrounds that you do but I can't for nothing get a good look with them!! haha This is beautiful and it really makes that distressing stand out beautifully!!! Fabulous work as always!!!
Hope you have a wonderful night!

Riet said...

Ohhh wowwww Kim,what a beautiful card,i love your image and colours.
So gorgeous papers and the flowers.

Hugs Riet.xx

Tara said...

This is a real beauty Kim, I love the colours and those gorgeous stamped stars look amazing!
Look after yourself hun and I hope you feel better really soon!
Hugs Tara xx

Nina said...

OMG!! Your card is stunning fabolous, and i just love the colours :)

Hugs from Nina

Nina said...

OMG!! Your card is stunning fabolous, and i just love the colours :)

Hugs from Nina

Pia said...

another stunning card the colours and cute image.
Have a nice day.
hugs Piaxx

Becky said...

Oh wow Kim! What a gorgeous card! I love the added sparkle, it gives Edwin such an angelic look, love the brown distressing too, looks fantastic!
Love Becky xx

The Crafty Goat Girl said...

Hi Kim, so sorry to hear that you have been poorly. You stay indoors and keep creating these beautiful cards! This one is simply stunning! Love the colours and the sentiment is wonderful. Take care, the snow will be gone soon, well am hoping it is, lol! love and hugs Heidi xxx

The Crafty Goat Girl said...

Hi Kim, so sorry to hear that you have been poorly. You stay indoors and keep creating these beautiful cards! This one is simply stunning! Love the colours and the sentiment is wonderful. Take care, the snow will be gone soon, well am hoping it is, lol! love and hugs Heidi xxx

angelwhispers said...

Sorry you hear your not wekk Kim xx Hope you feel better soon! The the card "boy would I like to colour like this" fab xxx

Jill said...

gorgeous card Kim, love the edwin image and the touches of sparkle. Aww hun I hope your asthma is better soon take care hugs Jill xx

Janny said...

woooow Kim this is all the details!

Tammi said...

Hi Kim, there is so much to look at on your beautiful card, love all the details and that cute Edward looking off, very cute! Have a nice day! ~Hugs

Chris said...

Really fabulous Kim, these colours are so beautiful, your colouring and everything just perfect! Hope you're feeling a bit better today. big hugs, chris xx

Kelly Schelske said...

Absolutely fabulous Kim! Love the sparkle and Edwin is just so handsome!

Jacqueline's Weblog said...

Wow, I don't know what to say; he is beautiful, as always super!!
Hugs Jacqueline

Grenouille Greetings said...

This is so beautiful Kim! I love the colours you have used and its a great sketch too! Thank you, as always, for leaving such nice comments on my blog. I really appreciate it! Warmest wishes, Lesley

Anonymous said...

Such a sweet Edwin card Kim...the flowers are just amazing.
Hope you feel better soon.
Carole x

Velta said...

Oh Kim ~ I do hope you will get well soon. I love your darling Edwin...your coloring and design around the image just makes this card perfect!!!

Alienka said...

Oh, so beautiful card! I love these colors - Edwin is so nice and sweet with them :)

Wish you feel better soon.

Hugs, Lena.

Sharon said...

Oooooh! I love this new stamp. What a devine card you've made with it. Beautiful details and colouring.

Hope you soon feel better hunni.
Sharon xx

Jane said...

Oh my word Kim this took my breath away!!!! It is so stunning. your colouring is incredible and I love all the details. So sorry to hear your Asthma is bad at the moment, hope the steroids get it under control for you soon. hugs, Jane xx

Giò said...

Dear Kim....... this card is toooo beautiful!!! I am without words!!!!!


Marimer said...

Desde el título hasta el mas mínimo detalle de tu tarjeta, es especial, tiene tantas clases para enseñarnos que me siento super honrada de visitar tu blog, porque con cada trabajo aprendo. Gracias.
Bss. Cuídate.

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

You always do such a magnificent job with these soft earthy colors Kim!! Your coloring and details are gorgeous!! Love the sparkle, all the stars...I could go on and on. Wow!

Donalda said...

What a beautiful card Kim as always and your coloring is just out of this world I so love how you use those inks. Just beautiful Big Hugs

Enfys said...

All that sparkle - fabulous card,
big hugs
En xx

Karen said...

Sorry to hear your not feeling so good Kim, hope you'l be on parr again soon.

Stunning card. What a gorjus adorable image.

Love Karen x

Jannie said...

Oh Kim how beautiful is your card!
Love your gorgeous paper and the image is so cute
Have a nice day.
Hugs Jannie.

Melodie said...

What have you got there magically again?
It's incredible what to do to create beautiful cards.

Ageeth said...

Hi Kim, I love your creations and your colouring is wonderful. I still have to learn very much. I love your blog thats why I am a follower now. Regards Ageeth

Tessa said...

Your coloring is just so perfect! Beautiful card!!

Maya said...

Ohhh my!!
I am in totally awe of you`re artwork, Kim!!
You just amazes me with you`re creations!!
This is truly stunning!!
Hugs from Maya :)

Monique Lokhorst said...

Hello Kim,

I sure hope your you will feel better soon. This card, again, is really STUNNING BEAUTIFUL. WOW!

Monique XXX

Trish said...

Awww, hope you feel better soon Kim! Keep warm!
Love the card, it's stunning!

Desire Fourie said...

Oh Kim, this is delightfully beautiful. Love the kind vintage feel to it and once again its wonderful take on the sketch.

6 wacky women said...

Gorgeous card, Kim
I just love the vintage look, your details are stunning.
Hope you feel better soon.

Karen x

Rivien said...

Hello, dear Kim, your card is soooo nice again! Unfortunately, I do not have a lot of time to make:-/
lots of love

Inger Marie said...

Wow your card is so beautiful :)
Your colouring is amazing.
Have a lovely evening
Hugs from Inger Marie

Jo (Boots the Monkey) said...

I've just been catching up with your fantastic makes Kim and you never cease to wow me ! Your cards are all just gorgeous with the most amazing details added to them.

So sorry to hear that both Isabella and you have been and are so poorly and I wish you both a speedy recovery.

Looks like we are in for the big thaw now. We had a fantastic time sledging yesterday with the girls, a very rare opportunity where we are.

Take care of yourself darlin,


Jo xxx

CraftyC said...

A lovely card kim. I hope your on the mend and feeling better soon!

Marion said...

This is an absolutely adorable card. Perfect colouring and the papers and embellies are fabulous.

Marley said...

AMAZING!! lovely design.. the stars are looking great.. and great colouring.. stunning as always! big hugs for you.. Marley

Bastelmanu said...

Oh wow,ist das wieder eine wahnsinns Karte!
Die Farben gefallen mir wahnsinnig gut und die Gestalltung ist auch wieder traumhaft!

LG Manu! ;-)

riadesign said...

Hello Kim
I hope you are feeling better,take good care and stay warm!
this is beautiful. Love the kind vintage color i'am also like glimmer mist it's great stuff
greeting Ria.

lisa said...

Sorry to hear you're a bit under the weather, Kim, hope things improve soon.
Your card is as gorgeous as ever.


Lynsey said...

Hi Kim, what a cute card! I love the little stars they go so well on your card. Sorry to hear you are not feeling too good at the moment.
Take care
Hugs Lynsey x

Sarpreet said...

oh no, get well soon, gorgeous card = love it

~ Ali ~ said...

Stunning work Kim, coloured to perfection as always. Sending get well hugs honey stay warm.

Linda said...

hei Kim
what a sweet card, the boy is so cute wiht glitter on his wings..
Like the colors and the lovely flowers arrangment. This blog i want to follow so many nise things
Have a nice evning, hug:)

Martine said...

oh my goodness Kim, this card is amazingly beautiful, such pretty colours and embellies, i adore that image and as always you have coloured edwin to perfection, absolutley stunning :)



Aud said...

WOW! A stunning card! Love the sparkling details! ♥

Hope you'll feel better soon!

Have a wonderful weekend!


Liz's creative corner said...

Sorry Kim, nearly missed this one, lovely card, love the swirls,and colour scheme, meant to say on on above comment form, hope your feeling much better xx

Hugs Liz xx

Lilian said...

Beautiful beautiful work! I always love your coloring and the sparkles in your cards. Love the added stars!

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

SO gorgeous!!!
please get well soon my sweet friend :)

Nancy said...

Gorgeous work, Kim:O) Edwin is coloured to perfection! Lovely flowers and pretty papers, the stars look brilliant.
Hugs, Nancy;O)

Dawn said...

Hiya Kim
Gosh this is just stunningly beautiful, the colouring is awesome.
Hope you feel better soon


Sarpreet said...

Gorgeous - love how you have done glitter around his feet instead of grey shadow

Cardmaking Galore said...

Love the distressing on this card and the colouring is perfect as always. Thanks for your lovely comments too

Sharon said...

THANK YOU KIM! This card arrived on my doormat today. What a wonderful surprise! It is even more stunning in real life.
Sharon xx

simplyfairies said...

Ohmy I do hope you are ok!! Get well wishes sent your way!!...
another stunner of a card!!