Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Wonderful Wednesday!!!


I hope life is good with you today. I went out yesterday for the first time since I can’t remember when. Feeling so much better now phew! Thanks for all your wonderful support you all totally rock! Guess what I saw. Little shoots of spring flowers peeking up to say hello. So thrilled to see those little babies.

a gift from the heart

My card today features one of the yet to be released Magnolia images. I managed to nab her at the NEC last year. I have coloured her onto watercolour paper 300 gsm hp with distress ink pads. The background is distressed with antique linen and I have edged this and my other papers with vintage photo. The banner I have distressed with vintage photo and sprayed with glimmer mist. The letter stamps and heart are hero arts. Leaves are martha stewart punch and the little hearts are craft punched. These are all distressed with vintage photo.

a gift from the heart image

I would like to enter my card into this weeks A Spoon Full of Sugar the challenge is layers.

Also, I would like to wish Magnolia all the best for their visit to this years CHA Winter Convention and Trade show in Anaheim!  Just wish I could be there to indulge in all that Magnolia scrummyness!

Have a most wonderful day and I thank you so much for looking!

love kim x

inks used – skin – antique linen, tattered rose – hair – walnut stain, black soot – clothes – weathered wood, faded jeans, tattered rose – flowers – aged mahogany, pine needles.


Lia said...

wow kim your card is wonderful again I love your coloring
hugs Lia

Mandy said...

Hi Kim,
I have to get this stamp she is so like my 2 year old great nieceshe stands just like the feel to this card...soft colours and a lovely vintage look..perfectly coloured as always..can't wait for the new distress inks to come out..a beautiful card..
Mandy xx

Melodie said...

OMG, Kim, what a beautiful card.
The colors look very noble, and your coloration is just fantastic.

Line said...

Beautiful beautiful card Kim!! The image is adorable and I really hope she'll be released for the rest of us too soon! Love the distressed look and all the glitter you've added. You're so lucky to be seeing spring flowers now, here the snow just keeps coming down..

Have a wonderful day!

Hugs, Line

Kath said...

truly beautiful glad you are feeling better ...big hugs kath xxxx

Kay Carley said...

Absolutely beautiful Kim.

Thanks for responding to my previous question! Just one more though - is there a particular brand you use or are all 300gsm hp's the same quality? I went to the Hobbycraft website but none of the papers stated if they were hp. Unfortunately we don't have a Hobbycraft near us otherwise I'd just go and look!!


Kay xx

ELLY said...

hugs, Elly

joey said...

Hi Kim

glad you are feeling much better hun, this is gorgeous as ever, love the subtle colours on it,


Sandie said...

Oh wow Kim, that's absolutely gorgeous!! Love that Tilda, must have!! lol.

Your colouring is amazing as always. No doubt you'll be getting T!m's new inks?!

Alice Wertz said...

awwww..... you make the sweetest cards, Kim! i love the fresh color and all the glitters, such a beautiful card! =) so happy to hear that you are feeling better, too! take good care!

Lynda said...

Another beautiful and delicate card Kim!

Love Lynda xxx

Trudy said...

Gorgeous card Kim, so cute and wonderful!
Hugs Trudy

Anesha said...

Another beautiful card, glad to hear you are feeling better. Love the image and the frame around it is super. Have a great day. Hugs Anesha

angelwhispers said...

Love the colours of this image Kim your colouring is just wonderful xx Adore the little love banner!!

Jane said...

So glad to hear your feeling a bit better Kim! Oh your card is totally gorgeous!! I love every little detail and the colours are so beautiful. I hope they release this stamp soon I'm seeing it a lot and I NEED it LOL!!! hugs, Jane xx

Marie said...

Yet another wonderful card Kim. Your cards are always so inspiring to me.

Tab said...

Kim, my love, I am so pleased to hear that you have been out and about, and that you feel better for it :o) I bet the sight of those spring flowers was wonderful to see, not seen anything over my way yet LOL.

Totally and utterly delish card, love the image and she is coloured to perfection. Hun, when we next get together you have so got to show my how to rip the paper the way you do, it looks fabulous, I have tried so many times but can not get that nice look you have, just perfect, LOL.
Much love, dear friend!
Tab xxx

Mina said...

ooooohhhhh spring please hurry up...stunning card Kim and I want her now please...dont wanna wait at all lol
Mina xxx

Anneke said...

wow, this is a beauty again kim.
what a wonderful colors.
you are so good in this.

Scrapmumur said...

Kim, your card is very stunning!!!
Wonderful design and your Tilda is so pretty.
I love it!!!!
Hugs, Mumur

Jorunn said...

Kim this card is another stunner!!!
Wow.. love the soft, light and delicate colors, your coloring, details and design!!! You are amazing!!!

heidy said...

Oh wow Kim,This is card is stunning,what a great work off art.
Love it!!
Hugs Heidy

alina said...

It's absolutely fabulous, Kim, I just love everything about it!
Hugs, Alina

papirdilla said...

Stunning! Such soft and tender colours. Love the decorations and papers. Absolutely beautiful, really great work!


Desire Fourie said...

Gorgeous creation. Love the colours and design.

Annie said...

HI Kim, glad you are feeling better, and I love the signs of spring in my garden too. your card is fabulous, love the sparkle and this darling tilda looking over her shoulder is just precious!
hugs, annie x

Lil Daffodil said...

Ooooh Kim,
This card is stunningly beautiful. Lovely subtle colours and a gorgeous Tilda so lovingly coloured and glittered. The embellishments just add that final wow factor. Fantastic card.
Fiona x

Frazzled Crafts said...

A fantabulous card Kim, just love everything about it! Liz x

gina g said...

Aww Kim what can i say that hasn't already been said?, its just so beautiful. luv gina xx

Elins Altmuligblogg said...

She is just sooooooo sweet.. I love this magnolia cards of your, and every time you melt my heart.
Lovely to hear you also are better, and finding signs of the spring. (all winter here still :( )

Elin xx

Nannieflash said...

Well Kim your lucky its snowing here again, not so lucky Im afraid. Love you gorgeous new stamp carnt wait to see them they look gorgeous. Beautiful glittering really makes it stand out. With love and hugs Shirleyxxxxx

debby4000 said...

Oh WOW this is absolutely stunning, so wish I could get my hands on those stamps.
Feel sorry for those spring shoots we have snow and yuck its laying!

scrappyjacky said...

Gorgeous card...and just love that image.

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

ok seriously...THIS IS BEAUTIFUL!!!
Kim your image is devine :) colored perfectly, great design, love the stickles & gorgeous!

Sinikka said...

What a fun blog I did found now, wheooo like your style.
Well, I will become a follower so you won't get lost.
So many nice cards and I really, really love the glitter effect on them.
Sinikka :-)

craftimamma said...

So glad you're feeling better Kim. I've noticed the little shoots in my garden too.

I can see why you nabbed this gorgeous image. It's so pretty and your colouring only makes it more so.

Totally beautiful card.

Take care
Lesley Xx

Dena said...

Kim, this is just jaw dropping! She is so very cute and I just love those pretty, sparkly details.
Mwah!!! Perfecto!
Hugs, Dena

All Pink girl said...

Hi Kim xxxx
so glad you are feeling a bit better xxxx
wow what a card for us today xxx
totaly stunning and top class as always
hugs Dawnxxx

6 wacky women said...

Absolutely gorgeous card, Kim
Your colouring, design and details are so beautiful.
Love this card!!

Karen x

mckinkle said...

What beautiful cards Kim, Ive had a good nosey to see what I missed!

Glad the little pinks tabs have worked their wonder, luckily I dont need them but daughter2 does so I know how bad you must be to have to use them.

It's so great to get out after a stint cooped up though so Im glad you enjoyed it!

Keryn x

Sandra said...

Gorgeous card Kim. I just love it when Tilda's hair is long and curly. Love her stance too. Your colouring is as flawless as ever.
Sandra x

Trish said...

I am so glad you are feeling better Kim!
I love your card! Which colour glimmer mist do you use most?

Caroline said...

Beautiful card Kim. This image is adorable and the coloring is wonderful !!!
Have a nice day.

Elaine aka Quixotic said...

So glad you're feeling better, Kim.

Gorgeous card, truly stunning!

Sue said...

Hi Kim
glad your feeling a bit better, its nice to see the spring flowers wont be long now.
Beautiful card as always, your colouring is amazing,luv all the deatail & embelies, sue,x

Tineke's hobby said...

what a beautiful card.
This image is adorable and the coloring is wonderful.
I am so glad you are feeling better Kim.

Nicole Bailey said...

Kim-this card is totally stunning! As are all your cards!
Love your coloring! I'm speechless-your coloring is just so amazing! Very inspirational!

*Ellen* said...

beautiful and delicate card, so lovely image and colors

Anonymous said...

So soft and elegant and just AMAZING as always girl!! What a sweet image and such fabulous sparkle!! HUGS

monique said...

This is so beautiful Kim, its always a pleasure coming to visit your beautiful blog.
Have a nice day!
greetings from Belgium

Karina said...

Gorgeous work.!

Kiri said...

SO SO SO beautifull !!! as always ;-)

Kelly Schelske said...

Absolutely gorgeous Kim!

Angelwood said...

Oh, isn't she just charming!? Love all the gorgeous details on your card. You never disappoint!

Wish I could go to CHA too :0(

hugs, Angela

Hanne said...

Your cards are so beautiful Lim! So special and elegant...All of them!

Hugs Hanne

Nina said...

Oh, it`s amazing!!

Hugs from Nina

Pia said...

wooow Kim what a brilliant card, love it!!!.
hugs Piaxx

riadesign said...

beautiful card Kim The image is nice and I really hope she'll be released for the rest of us too soon! Love the distressed look.
greeting Ria

Andrea, said...

Oh this is so pretty Kim, beautiful image and colours

Giò said...

Oh Kim.... fabulous image .... and always fabulous colouring. I love how you used the distress ink :o)


coldwaters2 said...

Wow Kim this is so creative, inspirational and totally awesome

Lorraine x

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

This is stunning Kim!! I love your layout, scrumptious coloring and all the sparkle. Gorgeous!

Tessa said...

This is just stunning!! Love your card the details the coloring the glitter.. thanks for the inspiration!!

Suze said...

What a beautiful card Kim.
beautifully colored, and the colors just perfect.
I love her, so sweet.

Hugs Suze xx

Jacqueline's Weblog said...

Amazing! What a beautiful and lovely card Kim, super!
Hugs Jacqueline

dolcreations said...

This card is just stunning. Were do I sign up for a class with you to learn how to create such a masterpiece!!!!!

Dawn said...

Hiya Kim
Grief you rock girlie!

This is just stunning and love the shimmery sleeves!!
Beautiful colouring as ever


Jodi said...

WOW!! she is absolutely gorgeous Kim!! I love this image and the way you colored her!! Great card, I love everything about it!
Jodi =)

Artist said...

I just saw your ABOUT US and the name Isabella which i really like. I am a synesthete, means I see colors when I see a name. And the name Isabella is for me just beautiful. I have to paint this name soon.
Congratulations to your incredible art work!

Grenouille Greetings said...

oooooh this image is gorgeous and the distressing is perfect! I love her hair! Warmest wishes, Lesley

~Denise Lynn~ said...

So so beautiful Kim! I love the tattered look with the glittery edging. Adorable image and beautiful coloring, fab accents too. Gorgeous! :)

Cheryl said...

OMG this is divine,I love the distressed look and your fabulous colouring!!! The sparkle is gorgeous.....a magical card!!
Hugs xx

Jannie said...

Stunning card Kim, the image is adorable and I love all the details.A really beautiful card.

Hugs Jannie.

jem (jane elizabeth middleton) said...

glad your feeling better Kim, the weather is a bit warmer so that helps lift the spirits.
what can i say about your card, but a beautiful work of art, stunning and inspirational. janex

strawberry fields said...

Wonderful card Kim. The colours are so soft and I love the glitter. What a sweet image!
fiona xx


Good morning my lovely Kim, thank you for your visits to my blog and kind comments, i love your card as always its perfect, such stunning detail and fabulous image. Hope you are well today, will catch up soon, hugs Linda x

Nannieflash said...

Hi Kim, its me back again, just wanted to let you know that Ive left you something on my blog, I do so hope you will accept it. With love and hugs Shirleyxxxxx

Jo (Boots the Monkey) said...

You know what I am going to say ! Just stunning Kim !! I just love the sparkle all over this card, delish.

Glad to hear you are feeling better and yes, it is so nice to finally get outdoors !

Take care of yourself.

Love 'n' hugs,

Jo xx

Nettie said...

**stunningly** beautiful card Kim! you certainly haven't lost your touch thru being 'confined to barracks'! pleased you got out at last ;o) hugs Nettie xx

Becky said...

Oh wow Kim, I adore your card and that stamp is so pretty (will keep my eyes peeled for it!!) Looking forward to seeing my daffodils this year, we have 4 which pop through the grass every year which the previous neighbours planted when they had a shrubbery lol!!
Love Becky xx

Risa said...

Kim, your card is drop dead gorgeous!!! I love this new Tilda already!! Your coloring is fab and the sparkle is amazing!

Juls said...

Just Beautiful!!

Davi said...

OH my, this is beyond fabulous!! The colors, the layers all the beautiful embellishments. STUNNING!!

Lisbeth said...

Hello, glad you are feeling much better!
Tilda is so lovingly coloured and glittered!!!
Fantastic card as always!!!
Love from Lisbeth

Solveig said...

Glad you're feeling better my friend!
This must be the cutest card I've ever seen! I just love it!! It's always such a pleasure comming into your lovely blog - seeing these wonderful cards:o) You are so clever, Kim!!
Hugs Solveig

Karen said...

She's lovely, Kim. Love the glimmers on Tilda.

Oxana said...

Hi Kim! It`s so sweet!!! Love it!
Hugs Oxana

Jenny said...

Hi Kim another stunning card. The image is gorgeous and coloured perfectly. I love all the embellishments.
Thank you for all the lovely comments you leave on my blog.
Hope you are feeling 100% now.

Hanna said...


Gorgeous card, hun! Lovely image and stunning colouring.
The sparkling and all these amazing details - I just LOVE it!

I showed my friend (she also makes cards) the wonderful card and the beautiful bookmark I got from you, and she's also blown away by your amazing talent. ;o)

Hugs from Hanna

Jill said...

HI Kim, aww I'm so pleased you've feeling better, aww this is darling I love love love the tilda image, another to add to that never ending wish list lol, wow your colouring is amazing, ohh it's just gorgeous hugs Jill xx

Anonymous said...

Another beautiful card, Kim - beautifully coloured; and I just love that background paper, it complements your design so, so well.


Rica said...

Utterly gorgeous Kim, beautiful design, beautiful Tilda, beautiful details, well beautiful everything.
Glad you're feeling better now.
Had to laugh about your seeing spring flower shoots - I've just seen some green grass today for the first time in six weeks.
Take care - hugs Heather xx

The Crafty Goat Girl said...

Hi Kim, well for once I am lost for words, and as you know me, I don't shut up very often, lol! This is beautiful, just gorgeous! hugs Heidi xx

Bastelmanu said...

Wow,ist das wieder eine Traumkarte!
Die Gestalltung ist wieder echt der absolute Wahnsinn!
Du hast so ein Talent,die Karten immer so traumhaft zu gestallten!
Bin wieder total begeistert!

LG Manu! ;-)

Tammi said...

Oh I love spring, the lilacs are trying to bud, not good, since we're about ready to have another cold snap! :) Kim, you amaze me with your beautiful cards, I just love looking at all the wonderful details you add...this is a stunner! ~Hugs

Kim said...

Sooo glad to hear you are feeling better Kim! :) What a beautiful card hun! Absolutely stunning!
Hugs~ Kim

Rosis Stöberseite said...

So eine schöne Karte, da verläßt mich mein englisch, denn die Karte hat mich umgehauen. Einfach grandios. Ganz, ganz toll. Da kann ich nicht mithalten.

scrappyjan said...

Hi Kim, WHAT a WoW card hun!!
hugs, Janiel

doris said...

So beautiful card Kim ...!!
I love your image, the colours and the gorgeous paper and the details.

xox doris

akkina van steen said...

hello Kim
your card is wonderful ,I just love that paper,
hugs Akkina

Petra/Paradise said...

W O N D E R F U L ! ! ! !
Have a lovelly weekend! =)

Hugs Petra

Jannhild said...

Oh my Bev this is so utterly divine!
Stunning creation!
Love the sparkeling effect!!

Hugs Jannhild

cats whiskers said...

Oh Kim this is just too beautiful for words, how did I miss this little beautie I just adore her. Your colouring and of course embellishements just knock me over sweetie
Hugs Jacqui x

megastamper said...

oh wow kim, my dear,
what a really fantastic and so neat card. the colours are so fabulous and the glittering effects are wonderful.
big hugs and a nice weekend, bea

hildedewilde said...

wow kim, this card is really wonderfull!
greetz, hilde

Marina said...

I'm glad to hear you're feeling better Kim!

Your card is stunning!
Love this Tilda and her sparkling dress.
Your colouring is stunning as always.


Liz's creative corner said...

Hi Kim, so glad your feeling beter hun, wow what a gorgeous image she is defo one to look out for,love your design and colouring, managed to get some card but not had chance to try it yet lol,

Hugs Liz xx

Rivien said...

Hi Kim

Gorgeous card Kim, so cute and wonderful!

Hugs Rivien

Kiki said...

Hi Kim!

Your card is absolutely perfect. This cute little Tilda - you've colored her beautifully and all the details on you card fit perfectly.

Wish you a nice weekend.

Hugs, Kiki

Lorraine A said...

oohh ,, another absolutely gorgeous card ,,, I love visiting your blog and admiring all your art ,, ! absolutley perfect !:-)

Glad you're feeling better me darlin x x

Thanks for your comments on my blog Kim, I really appreciate them :-)

Lols x x x

Marcea said...

stunning is not the word for this = wow Kim, you have even exceeded yourself this time! Wish I had seen that little beauty .... will keep my eye out for her next time

Aija said...

Oh my, Kim, she is such a sweetie! I love the way you have coloured her hair, looks so real :)
Have a great weekend!

Bunny Zoe's Crafts said...

Your card is adorable Kim, such beautiful details and colouring, Have a great weekend, Hugs, Nikki x

Deb said...

stunning card Kim, gorgeous image beautifully coloured, have a great weekend, hugs Debx

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June Nelson said...

Wow Kim outstanding, I love those colours, I dolove everything you do, im so pleased your feeling better darlin, take care of yourself and have a lovel weekend love and hugs xxxxx

mueppi said...

This is really pretty Kim!!!
Hugs Gisela

loftylass said...

Wow Kim - this is divine. Your colouring is perfect (wish I could come to a class with you!!) Where do you buy your paper please - everything I use 'bleeds'!! The banner is gorgeous and of course this new image has gone to the top of my wish list. tfs and so pleased to hear you are feeling well again.

Kim Piggott said...

I buy my paper from Hobbycraft. It comes in large 30x32 sheets and is 300gsm hp.
Hope this helps.
kim x

Leann said...

Oh Kim - this is so beautiful!!! I'm actually swooning over it!

Glad to hear you're feeling better, you take bestest of yourself.
Hugs x

TaraG said...

Oh Kim you have done it again! Another sensationally gorgeous creation! This is just soooo beautiful...Tilda is adorable...she has such a sweet way about her and your colouring is just so beautiful, as always! I love all your gorgeous flowers, sheer ribbon and sparkle!!! This is perfection!!!!

~ Ali ~ said...

Oh my this is fabulous, simply stunning.

Suzie Q said...

Hi Kim,
gorguss card like all your embellies it is so pretty as always
Suzie qx

simplyfairies said...

Another beauty for sure!

Nicola said...

So pleased to hear you are feeling much better Kim.
Your card is simply stunning sweetie and your colouring really is amazing. This is a true wee masterpiece.
Nicola -x-

Nishant said...

your card is wonderful again I love your coloring

Work from home India

Iren said...

OMG this one is sooo beautiful Kim!!! So soft and lovely color choise and as always so beautiful coloring and eblishments!!!


Anonymous said...

Beautiful card Kim and such a pretty Tilda. Love your wonderful colouring.
Carole x