Sunday, February 21, 2010

A day to celebrate.....


Oh I can't tell you how great it is to be able to post again. My computer was broken and I have been so lost and missed you all so very much I can't tell you. A big, big, thank you for your emails of concern you are just such sweet kind people and I appreciated it so much. So, before I begin to visit you all again here is a card I would like to share with you.

I have coloured my Magnolia image with distress ink pads. The image has been stamped onto 300 gsm watercolour paper  with black onyx versafine. I have added stardust stickles too. The flowers and leaves are punched and distressed with walnut stain and stardust stickles. The hearts are cuttlebug, distressed and edged with liquid pearl and stickles. The papers have been distressed with vintage photo and I have edged with gold leaf pen and gold stickles.

Thank you so much for looking. Again it is so great to be back and I can't wait to get a blogging!

kim x

inks used

skin - antique linen, tattered rose - clothes - milled lavender, tattered rose - hair - walnut stain, black soot


Elisa said...

Wow,your colouring with Distress Inks is always amazing,a beautiful card.x

Tara said...

So lovely to see you back again Kim and with a stunning card I must say..... the glitter is just beautiful!
Hugs Tara xx

Vicky said...

So beautiful Kim! Love all the glitz and galmour to this card! Glad to see you back in blogland, I have missed looking at your craetions! Enjoy the rest of your weekend!
Hugs, Vicky ~x~

Anne said...

Oh I'm so glad I added you to my sidebar because I can see instantly when you've posted a new creation! Stunning, as always Kim! Welcome back to blogworld :o) x

Jilli said...

I love this card. The colours are fab and your colouring is just ... WOW! Great sparkle and twinkle! Hugs Jillix

Zehavits said...

Stunning card!!!



Po prostu "Karteczki" said...

Like a dream! BEAUTIFUL CARD! Sweet Tilda! Hugs Gosia S.

Nikki said...

Gorgeous card Kim - glad to see you back - was starting to get withdrawal symptoms!! :)

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous card Kim :-) everything is just perfect as always ,,, I love everything about it !! ;-)

glad you're back online !! :-)

Lols x x x

Pascale said...

Hi Kim so glad you are back and we are able to see you fantastic work again. This is so beautiful I adore your colouring and colour choices. TFS and welcome back hugs Pascale

Suzie Q said...

Hi Kim,
fantastic card as always! i especially like your sentiment looks like you have used an old type writer x
Suzie Qx

Kort og Søm said...

Gorgeous card you have made!!
(you always make beautiful cards Kim :o)

Have a lovely sunday!
Fredrikke :o)

Ageeth said...

Hello Kim what a gorgeous card you made. Its just wonderul. What glitter did you use its so nice and glamourous. When I try it on a card it never looks so nice. Have a nice Sunday and thanks for your always sweet comments on my blog.
Your blogfriend Ageeth

Aud said...

Wonderful, adorable card!♥

You had me worried with your absence, dear! So glad it was nothing wrong with you, just the computer!
But it's terrible to be cut off from the internet like that, good to have you back!

Big hugs,

scrappyjacky said...

Such a beautiful all the glitz on it...and the colouring is perfect.

Bastelmanu said...

Oh wow Kim,entlich wieder so ein traumhaftes Kärtchen von dir!
Habe dich schon vermißt! ;-)
Es ist wieder wunderschön gestalltet und in tollen Farben und wie schön es glitzert!

LG Manu! ;-)

Lil Daffodil said...

Hi Kim,
You were missed and it's great to have you back in cyberspace.
This card is stunning. I love the papers and the subtle colours and Tilda is just adorable. The lace ribbon is fantastic.
Fiona x

Pati said...

Dear Kim

I am happy that you are "back". :-) You did again such a fantastic card. They always have such a unique touch! I just love them all.

BIG hugs and have a wonderful Sunday!

hobby@Janet said...

OOh it`s nice to have you back!!
We missed you!!
The card is amazing!!!
Love the glimmers...and the colors.

sorry for my bad englisch :(
i`ll hope you understand..:)


Tessa said...

Your card is the cutest Kim!!

joey said...

Welcome Back Kim :O) your card is beautiful as always hun. Joey.x

Trish said...

What a beautiful card to come backon too. Good to have you back xxx

*Ellen* said...

welcom back Kim, and what a gorgeous card have you make in that soft colors, lovely details and paper

kSiu-Sha said...

Fantastic card! I like gold edges! And image colored wonderfully, as always!))

Nannieflash said...

Wow what a fabulous card, love the papers and the image is so beautifully coloured. With love and hugs Shirleyxxxxx Missed you.

alina said...

I'm glad you are back, Kim and everything is fine!
Beautiful card, as always, gorgeous details!!
Hugs, Alina

Nina said...

OMG!! This is totally stunning, Kim!! And I just looooooove all the glitter ♥♥♥

Hugs from Nina.

May-Bente said...

I love your card, Kim:=)
Can I ask you what glitter you have used. Amazing effect!!!!
Great to have you back:=)


Terry said...

Hiya Kim wohoooo You're back sweetie....missed ya..the card you have made is again so beautifull wow...just love everything about it thanks for sharing and welcome back to blogland hun. Have a fab Sunday. Hugs Terry xxx

Bente said...

Adorable card, your coloring is just amazing.

Jacqueline's Weblog said...

I.m glad your are back again!
Your card is so wonderful and so lovely, super!
Hugs Jacqueline

Jenny said...

Wow Beautiful. I love the gold edging and the ribbon really makes it pop.
Glad you are back. It must be something in the air with computers, mine went down a fortnight ago!

Jenny said...

Wow Beautiful. I love the gold edging and the ribbon really makes it pop.
Glad you are back. It must be something in the air with computers, mine went down a fortnight ago!

gina g said...

Morning Kim Its so good to see you back, this card is so have such a good eye for detail, gorgeous. luv gina xx

Anonymous said...

Good to have you back Kim...your card is just divine...gorgeous Tilda and details :)
Carole x

Sarah K said...

I mised you and was wondering where you were! Stunning card as alway's you give me such inpiration.

Sarah xx

Grenouille Greetings said...

Hi Kim! It's good to have you back! This card is STUNNING! I love your soft tones and your gold leafing round the edges of the embellies is divine! I think I'm going to have to get one of those pens (any recommendation for the make?) Warmest wishes, Lesley

Jodie from Oz said...

Kim, I have missed you and your wonderful masterpieces. This card is stunning, the papers & embellies are gorgeous and your colouring & design is breathtaking. Have a wonderful week. hugs Jodie from Oz

riadesign said...

Hallo Kim
what we do without the computer... I'am happy that you are back,also this card is great.
Iam trying to color whis distress ink pads because I like it.
and I have also make your
tags and pockets card
I hope you like it.
greeting Ria.

Sharon Keanly said...

Welcome back Kim, so nice hearing from you and this card is a winner, once again. Your cards are fabulous and I've really missed you. Nice to have to back in blogland. Love Sharon x

Oxana said...

Hi Kim!
So beautiful card!

Lene's stempelhjørne said...

I just love this card!
all glitter makes the card awesome delicious...

Have a great day.

Hugs Lene

Dena said...

ULTRA CUTE Kim!!! I may have to case this one. ha ha! I LOVE IT! The gold stickles just adds so much pop to the edges and thanks for mentioning Stardust, that is what I thought it was but wasn't sure! You are a sweetie.
I'm glad you're back online!
Hugs, Dena

Jill said...

Hi Kim, aww sorry to hear you've been having problems with your computer, glad it's sorted now, we've all missed your gorgeous cards and this one is stunning, I love this tilda image hugs Jill xx

Lynda said...

It's fabulous Kim.

Love Lynda xxx

Donalda said...

Oh such a gorgeous card as always dear and so love Tilda she looks so lovely. Hugs

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

I figured it was the computer!
So happy to have you back up & craftin :)

Liz's creative corner said...

Hi Kim, so nice to have you back, I thought you might have been busy doing the magnolia mag, your card and image is beautiful, love the hearts too, hope you'll be back soon, hugs Liz xx

Marina said...

I'm glad to hear, you're o.k.!
Your card is stunning!
I love the design and all the glitter and your colouring is fabulous as always.


Sue said...

Nice to see you back Kim.Your card is amazing,you are so clever.
Hugs Sue x

Rosette said...

Lovely to have you back here Kim :) Obviously this is a stuner sweetie

Big hugs xx

TaraG said...

Just stunning, as always, Kim! Love your buttony bow and the sentiment banner! Tilda looks sooooo sparkly and beautiful and I just love your...your gorgeous colouring brings her to life! So, glad to have you back with us in blogland! We missed you!

Maren said...

Wow, this card is just stunning! I love how you color sweet Tilda!

Stempeltiger said...

Glad to see you back in blogland Kim! I have missed your amazing creations!
Your card is absolutely stunning.
I love the soft colours, the perfect colouring, the glitter and the other sweet details.
Lots of hugs
Swantje x

Tasha said...

Wow beautiful card - love the hearts and fabulous flowers! Tilda looks wonderful all glittered up
love tasha xx

akkina van steen said...

Gorgeous card,love the colors and glittered tilda
hugs Akkina

Val said...

Hi Kim - I am just loving the way you are colouring these images, it is really beautiful.

Annie said...

ooo Kim, more fabulous sparkle! I picked up 4 bottles of Stickles yesterday - I blame you!!! Tilda is looking gorgeous as ever and I love your attention to detail with the distress edging and the sparkle.
hugs, annie x

Velta said...

Glad to have you back again! This is just another of your outstanding beautiful creations Kim. You have captured the elegance in this image with your awesome coloring!!!

Sandra said...

Oh Kim it's sooooo wonderful to have you back and with such a stunning card too.
The Queen returns to her castle!! :oD
Great big hugs
Sandra x

Anneke said...

nice to see you back kim and your gorgeous cards.
very nice border from lace on this one

craftimamma said...

Lovely to have you back Kim and with a stunningly beautiful card to boot! As always Tilda looks so special after your extraordinary touch. Love the delicate sparkle too.

Lesley Xx

Pia said...

So beautiful Kim! Love all the glitz and galmour to this card, beautiful.
hugs Piaxx

Kim said...

Kimmie this is ADORABLE hun! What a fantastic your coloring to bits!!! And all the stickles really makes your card pop! :) Glad your computer is fixed and you are back! :)
Big Hugs~ Kim

Lisa G. said...

I follow your blog, don't comment often, but wanted to say today that I think your work is absolutely stunning! I aspire to make a card as beautiful as you!

Sarita said...

Ooh I'd be lost without my computer too KIm, I can imagine how you must have felt!
Your card is adorable, I do love how you glitter your Magnolias. Love how you've attached the sentiment too,
So good to have you back with us Kim,
Love Sarita xx

Viddan said...

Beautiful, as allways!! Hope you had a great weekend! Hugs,Lena

CraftyC said...

So nice to have you back Kim. Another stunning creation and love the sparkle!

heidy said...

Hi Kim,She is adorable as always.
Hugs Heidy

Renkata said...

Such a sweet card . Very beautiffly put together.

Tracy said...

So glad your back Kim, and with another gorgeous card, love the colouring and the embellies.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

*Vicki* said...

Hi sweetie!! Well I didn't know you weren't around because I haven't been around either!! LOL!! No computer again, but I am soooo thrilled to be able to see you again my friend!! I have missed viewing your stunning creations!! This one is no different!! LOVE the touches of glitter and color!! So amazing girl!! BIG HUGS

Sue said...

Gorgeous card, Sue x

Scrapmumur said...

Stunning card, Kim!!!
As always, the look is fabulous and the colours so elegance.
I love it!!!
Hugs, Mumur

Kate T said...

Stunning card, so glad to see you back with us !

Sarpreet said...

I am glad to hear your pc is back up and running, and love this card its so cute and adorable - love the layout

Trudy said...

What a stunning card Kim . So beautiful. Great image!!
Hugs Trudy

Dawn said...

Hiya Kim
Wonderful, wonderful card, love the sparkles and colouring is gorgeous as ever.

Eeeh I know what it's like without a computer my laptop was away for a night and a day and I was having kittens!!! LOL Totally lost had so much to do as well!! God forbid it breaks!!!


Sue said...

Hi Kim
oh its awful not having a comp im lost when mine goes.
Totally stunning card as always hun, luv all the sparkle, scrummy papers & embelies, sue,x

scrappyjan said...

Beautiful card Kim!!! I am so lost without my computer also when it goes down. uhhhgggggggggg.. Glad you are back!!
hugs, Janiel

Meretekj said...

Wonderful card.
Your coloring is amazing.

Marie said...

Such sweet card. Love ur golden details. Wonderful!

Danielle said...

So very beautiful Kim! The gold leaf edging adds such gorgeous detail to the card!
Hugs, Danielle

Jane said...

So glad you got your computer problems sorted and WOW!!!! your card is stunning Kim I LOVE the striking contrast of the ribbon and button with the pale colours of the card! gorgeous! hugs, Jane xxx

Yvonne Hagane said...

This is truly amazing, Kim! Love the sparkly edges and the soft colors. Just gorgeous!
Hugs, Yvonne.

Ingrid said...

Very nice composition, with the squares and the flowers. So sweet and girly...
Hugs Ingrid

Riet said...

What a beautiful card Kim,i love your image and papers.
So gorgeous colours and flowers.

Hugs Riet.xx

Kat said...

Lovely to see you back again Kim with such a stunning card. You always use such lovely images and colours. I have missed seeing your beautiful work.

Kat x

Enidan2003 said...

wow, what a wonderful card!!

Greetz Nadine

Kylie said...

Welcome back and with another gorgeous card. She is so blinged up and sparkling! Love your details with the banner and I love that little piece of lace.

Kylie xo

Giò said...

Welcome back Kim!!! I missed you :o)
this card is fabulous and I love the contrast of the soft colors with the ribbon (I want it LOL)... stunning!!


Nettie said...

Stunning card Kim, fantastically coloured, blinged and distressed, not to mention perfectly put together;o) pleased to see you back, was wondering where you were, pc probs are awful arent they! {hugs}

mckinkle said...

Wow Kim that was well worth the wait! Your card is just sublime and Im really loving the gentle shimmer and sparkle youve used on her, it looks like she's been dusted in fairy dust!

Keryn x

Inger Marie said...

Beautiful card Kim and your colouring is amazing :)
Have a wonderful new week.
Hug from Inger Marie

Cheryl said...

Oh so beautiful,love the colours and LO and just adore all that sparkle!!!
Hugs xx

Melodie said...

Hi Kim,
what a wonderful card, I like also the pretty flowers.

Caroline said...

Your card is fabulous and the coloring amazing !!!
Have a nice day !!!

loftylass said...

Oh Kim, it's so good to have you back - I have missed you. Gorgeous card and beautifully detailed - as ever!

debby4000 said...

Wonderful Tilda card Kim, beautiful details. Glad you're back online.

Alice Wertz said...

YAY! so glad you are back, Kim!! thanks for sharing your wonderful card, too! =)

Jorunn said...

OMG Kim!!!!
I am in total awe... not only by this fabulous card but all the cards since my last visit!!
Hos do you do it?????!!!!!??!
Amazing work, wonderful light and soft colors and your coloring is amazing!!

You are a great source of inspiration, my dear friend!


Peninia said...

Wow what a fabulous card, love the papers and the image is so beautifully coloured.

Net said...

Wow Kim that is just F A N T A S T I C!!!

Marion said...

What can I say Kim, Stunning card and your colourin is as always superb. Love all the stickles and embellishments. Thanks for commenting on my blog.

Solveig said...

I know the feeling! It's really frustrating when the computer will not cooperate!
It's nice to have you and your marvellous cards back! What a lovely Tilda - perfectly painted and decorated as always:o) Your cards make me happy!
Have a nive day, my friend!
Hugs Solveig

Tineke's hobby said...

Wow,your colouring with Distress Inks is amazing
and your card is fabulous
Love the colors and the papers
Hugs Tineke

Milnie said...

Wow this card is Gorgeous! love the glitters and details!

Hugs and have a nice day!


Risa said...

What a super cute card and adorable image Kim! Your detailing is awesome and your soft colors and sparkle rocks!
So glad to hear that your computer is up and running again. I have to admit that I am lost whenever I have computer problems as well.

Andrea, said...

It's good to see you back Kim, I was wondering where you were.
This is such a beautiful card, as always perfect colouring and fab embellishments

~Denise Lynn~ said...

Awww, so sweet Kim! Another beautiful card! Hope all is well with you. :)

Sol said...

Beautiful! So elegant... and I just love the glitter and hearts... Lovely colouring. :)

Rivien said...

Hi Dear Kim!!
there I am glad which was it only your computer, nicely Kim! And now you also have a so nice card on-line again!
Waaaahoooo! I love this card!!!! Very nice colors and your glitters are so nice!
Sorry my Dear, but my english not so good) :o) I hope every day you understand me ;-)
Huggssss and Kisses

mueppi said...

Ohhhh Kim
what is this a beautiful card!
You are a true artist!
Thank you for the kind words! There is currently a bad time! Fortunately, time heals the wounds!
Liebe Grüße Gisela

Jodi said...

Kim, I am so glad things are better with your computer! I can understand how frustrating that must have been for you. Glad to have you back!! I love the card you made!! She is one of my favorite Tilda stamps!
Jodi =)

Linda W said...

What to say, its stunning.
This is one of your best. Tilda is abselutely gorgeus.

Guro said...

Wow what a stunning card you have made! Love your colouring, the glitter is absolutely fantastic :-)
Hugs Guro

Kamilla said...

OMW Kim, this is outrageous gorgeous!!! Soooo stunning!!
Love the twinkling Tilda :D
Hugs Camilla

Sinikka said...

Once again a lovely card. Like the glitter on the edges of little Tilda.
You are right......a day to celebrate, every time I visit your blog
Hugs Sinikka

Nina S. B. Macaulay said...

Yet another beautiful card you have made!!
your shading is so pro. and i love the colours you work with.
I always read what colours you have used and my shopping list gets longer and longer Hehe

Thanks again for your inspiration.

Hugs Nina

Kelly Schelske said...

So beautiful Kim! Soft and subtle yet a touch of rich color, love it!

Eulanda said...

I kind of wondered what happened to you cuz it felt like awhile since your last post. Glad you're back! LOVE this card! The gold really finishes this card right off. Finally got my Stardust Stickles in the mail and some Shimmerz Blingz Pixie Dust for glitter. Can't wait to try it!! Thanks for all your glitter tips!

Tammi said...

So glad your back up and posting your lovely cards, this is gorgeous Kim! Love how you outline everything, looks amazing! ~Hugs

Lori aka Lo Lo said...

WoW...beautiful card! Fab colour. Luv the layout.

Would you mind if I added your fab blog to my blog roll?


stephanne said...

I was wondering where you were, glad to hear it was the internet and not something... well, else, I guess I could say. Thought maybe you were knee-deep in new stash or something, hehe. Nevertheless, sooo glad to have some new gorgeousness to feast my eyes on!! This is fabulous, love the gold leafing and your colouring is always such a beautiful sight.
Take Care,

Katinka said...

I missed you and your creations so much! And now you show such a stunning card again!! Fantastic coloring and all of these wonderful details!!

Hugs, Katrin

~Kjersti~ said...

The card is beautiful! love the colors! :)

Susie Sugar said...

Love that sparkle and the clouring is fab
Hugs Susie xx

Eleftheria said...

There are no words to describe your cards!!!
all of them are really beautiful!!!