Sunday, March 14, 2010

Happy Mothers Day....


Oh my word what a beautiful day it is here today! I hope you too are enjoying a gorgeous day to wake up to. 

Today is Mothering Sunday in this land of mine and I would like to wish all Mothers and everyone who cares for children a very happy Mothers day! You are all totally incredible! I would like to say a special thank you to my amazing daughter for giving me another beautiful grandchild last year. For making me so proud of the most wonderful, kind, unselfish and nurturing Mother to her beautiful babies  and for including me in their lives everyday. I am so blessed happy Mothers day my darling Claire.

This is the card I have made for her. I have used this sweet SCACD image by Elisabeth Bell. You can be purchase her at Quixotic Paperie. I have coloured my image with ranger distress ink pads. I have used some of the new colours I bought the other day and they are just so gorgeous I love them. The stickle glue I have used is Star Dust. I have distressed everything with frayed burlap. I have tried a different technique too. The awesomely talented Inge gave a tip on her blog on how to highlight your image. She shades around her image with coloured chalk. So I had a go and used blue chalk. It gives a very soft effect so thank you so much for sharing that Inge. 

The flowers were a present from my sweet gorgeous friend Tab. I have sprayed them with iridescent gold glimmer mist and distressed the edges with frayed burlap. 

Thank you so much for looking and I wish you all a wonderful day!

kim x

inks used
skin - tattered rose, antique linen
hair - walnut stain, black soot
dress - victorian velvet, pumice stone
birdhouse - frayed burlap, spun sugar, crushed olive
shoes - pumice stone


Safo said...

Какая прелесть!!! Открытка весенняя, нежная и прозрачная!

Anonymous said...

Happy Mother's Day Kim...hope you have a lovely day :)
Your card is just gorgeous...beautiful colouring and such pretty flowers.
Carole x

Ageeth said...

Wauw Kim what a very very very beautiful card! Great colours and colouring!!! as usual. Have a very nice day! Regards Ageeth

Liz's creative corner said...

Hi Kim, she will so love this, it's beautiful, thanks also for passing on the tip, hugs Liz xx

Kort og Søm said...

A gorgeous card Kim, love the butterflyes :o)
Hugs Fredrikke

Janette said...

Have a wonderful Mothers day Kim,your card is beautiful,you sound like I do when speaking of your Daughter....what would we do without the Girls...xx

papirdilla said...

Your card is stunning! Love all the details, the butterflies and pearls are so beautiful. And your colouring is perfect. I really like the shadow around the image:)

And Happy Mothers Day!


angelwhispers said...

Stunning as always love the chalked effect around the image xx K+Love all the added detail and the butterflies are the perfect touch!! Have a great day!! Love Chanelle xx

loftylass said...

Kim this is so beautiful (your intro brought a tear to my eye..) the colouring is perfect and what a good tip from Inge - it works!!
I just love how you bring everything together and it looks stunning (mine would be a mess!!)

Oxana said...

I love it!!!

Poppy said...

absolutely stunning.

*Ellen* said...

ohhh what a sweetie that stamp, gorgeous card Kim love the colors and details

Jolanda said...

What can I say that's not already been said...It's just soooooo beautiful. What a great colouring I must say that I'm jealous of you.
Hugs Jolanda

kSiu-Sha said...

Congratulations on Mothers Day!!
And the card... I have no idea how u can make the card like this, but it's fantastic!! One of my favorite from your cards!!!
Hugs, Ksiusha=)

Scrapmumur said...

OH....Your card is fabulous, Kim!
Beautiful colours and design.
I love your image so adorable.
Have a good sunday.
Hugs, Mumur

Kylie said...

Oh Kim, you nearly brought me to tears with those beautiful words. How touching and lucky is Claire to have such a gorgeous Mother as you!! This card is just lovely. "Happy Mother's Day".

Kylie ox

Nicoline said...

She's a real beauty Kim.
Enjoy mothersday


Stempeltiger said...

Another stunning card Kim!
Your colouring is brilliant and the details are soooo sweet.
Have a nice sunday.
Lots of hugs, Swantje x

sandra said...

Happy mothers day Kim, hope you have a lovely day. What lovely words for your daughter. Love this image, there are so many beautiful stamps out there. The new colours you have used are just gorgeous. Just bought some glimmer mist, adds lovely shimmers doesn't it. All in all another stunner. Love Sandra x

Lil Daffodil said...

Hi Kim,
This is a stunningly beautiful card. I love the papers and colours. The embellishments are stunning and the image is absolutely gorgeous.
Fiona x

m@deliefjuh said...

wauw! this amezing. i like youre colering!

greetings martine

Alice Wertz said...

this is such a wonderful card, Kim! i love the highlighting around the image and thanks for the link to Inge's blog! Happy Mother's Day to you too! =) Have a beautiful day!

Sharon Keanly said...

Happy Mother's Day to you Kim. What a wonderful card for your daughter, I am sure she will love it! Great colouring and design once again! hugs Sharon

Annie said...

a beautiful card Kim for your beautiful daughter - Happy Mother's day!
hugs, annie x

Renkata said...

Your card is just gorgeous, great image and colouring.
Happy Mother's day!. Here will be the first sunday of May.

heidy said...

Oh Kim,gorgeous card,I think your daughter will love this,
Happy mothers day
Hugs Heidy

Trudy said...

What a wonderful card Kim!! love all the details !!!
Hugs Trudy

Therese said...

Happy mothers day. Your card is just as beautiful as always. Your coloring is great. I think your daughter is going to be very happy when she gets this. ;)

Anneke said...

what a gorgeous card for mother day kim
she will love it.
the image is wonderful and love these colors.

Jorunn said...

Oh my.... Absolutely stunning, Kim!!!
Love the colors, the image is adorable!!! And the designs and details are just gorgeous!!!

Happy Mothers day, Kim! Hope you are having a wonderful day!


Sinikka said...

Such a beautiful card. The stamp is very cute and such lovely butterflies. Hope you have a great day today on Mothers day.
Hugs Sinikka

Maria Therese said...

WoW!! What a cute image! And your colors are so sweet + you know I love your glittering! Looooooooove your card!!

Hanne said...

Fantastic card! Love the image and the coloring is fantastic!
Have a wonderful Mothers Day!
Hugs Hanne

Michele said...

OMG Kim this is just stunning. Love the way you've coloured in the sweet image and all the gorgeous detials to. Hugs Michele x

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

Oh sweet Kim!!!
this is a beautiful creation but more importantly I wish you the most beautiful Mother's Day!!!
Hope you & Claire have a fantastic day!

Dena said...

Kim, this is amazing. That image is ADORABLE as are most of EB. Your little heart accent is perfect and I like the blue shadowing, it looks fabulous! Have a wonderful Sunday!
Hugs, Dena

nicolet said...

Your card is beautiful!!
Hugs, Nicolet

Elly said...

Beautiful card you made for your daughter. Happy mothersday for you too!
hugs, Elly

Milnie said...

Happy Mothers day Kim! We have to wait until Mai ;-) your card is gorgeous as always!


Angelwood said...

Happy Mother's Day!!!! This card is so pretty! I love all the added layers and embellishing. Everywhere you look there's something beautiful to see. I love it! (Hey, I'm a mother too - won't you send it to me? LOL only kidding) :0) hugs, Angela

Sarpreet said...

Such a cute gorgeous adorable card - Love everything about it! i bet even on mothers day you will find time to craft!

Sue said...

Hi Kim
as always a stunning card hun, fantastic colouring, lovley embelies.Have a lovely Mothers Day.sue.xx

Tracy said...

Happy Mother's day to you too Kim, sounds like you have been one fab Mum the way you talk about your daughter and how lovely she is, you must have done a top job just like this card. I love it and it's spectacular in every way.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

craftycrafter said...

Dear Kim thank you for your mothers day wishes,my wishes are the same for you,this card is beautiful as usual the new colours are pretty I havent got mine yet,love Dorothy xxx

riadesign said...

Hello Kim
Happy Mother's Day
What A beautiful card you made
I see that you have some new colours of ink pads verry nice colours
greeting Ria.

Val said...

So beautiful, and I love the tribute to your daughter and her family - you must be very proud of them.

Grenouille Greetings said...

~What an absolute beauty, Kim! I have got a bit behind with my blogging but I'm pleased I caught up sufficiently to stop by here! Your daughter will love her card and your blog entry too! Warmest wishes, Lesley

craftimamma said...

Happy Mother's Day to you too Kim! Your card for Claire is just beautiful and I like the chalk round the image technique. It quite lifts it from the page.

Have a lovely day!

Lesley Xx

Deb said...

stunning card as always Kim, you sound so proud of your daughter and I am sure she is very proud of her Mum! Happy Mother's Day, hugs Debx

Susana M said...

WOW Kim this is a gorgeous card from the colors to the layout to the details of course loving the hearts :o)
Hearts and Hugs

Sue said...

Gorgeous card Kim, happy mothers day to you too. Sue x

Sarah K said...

Beautiful,love te new colours and the image is sooo sweet xx

Danielle said...

Wow Kim, this is stunning! Your distress ink colouring is spectacular (I adore these new TH colours too!!). Your embellishment details are gorgeous and I love the leaves you've added to the flowers!
Hugs, Danielle

Anesha said...

Such a beautiful card, love the colouring of the image. Enjoy your mother's day. Anesha

Jannie said...

Happy mothers day Kim.
This is a stunning card. I love the papers and colours. The embellishments and the image are absolutely gorgeous.

Hugs Jannie

May-Bente said...

Oh, what a cutie, I love the image and your colouring!!
Perfect detalis!!

I have really enjoyed the sun this weekend. Spring in the air:=)

Nikki said...

Gorgeous colour combination & lots of lovely details to look at,

another masterpiece!!


Nikki xxx

Tineke's hobby said...

Happy Mother's Day Kim
Your card is just gorgeous beautiful colouring and i love the image
Hugs Tineke

Marimer said...

Este sello es una preciosidad, pero con tu creatividad gana muchísimo, felicidades.

Zehavits said...

Gorgeous card Kim!!!

Happy Mother's Day



Zehavits said...

Gorgeous card Kim!!!

Happy Mother's Day



Karina said...

What a lovely image and beautiful details.

Yvonne said...

Wow, how beatiful! I'm coloring that exact image right now, but it's nowhere near as fine as yours. You are so talented!
Have a lovely evening!
Love and hugs,

Karen said...

Lovely card, Kim! This two/three little hearts on your card are cute!

Linda W said...

Hi Kim
Lovely card.
Wonderful image and great details.
Lots of love, Linda:)

Enfys said...

How beautiful! Happy Mothers Day to you as well Kim, I hope it has been filled with sunshine and laughter for you
En xx

Caroline said...

Your card is fabulous Kim !!!I love colours and design...

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

This is stunning Kim!! I so need to get this image!! I love her and your coloring and design is exquisite. What a gorgeous job with the distress inks, the coloring and your layout!

Jacqueline's Weblog said...

Adorable! What a lovey card, so cute and so wonderful!
Hugs Jacqueline

Mandy said...

Happy Mothers Day Kim, I hope you have had a lovely day.
Your card is stunning, so many beautiful little details, I love how you've attached the little heart charm, I expect Claire was thrilled with this
hugs Mandy xx

Rosis Stöberseite said...

What a pretty card and image!!!!

With loves and hugs

Christine Riley said...

This is absolutely gorgeous, Kim, I love your coloring and the colors you chose are so sweet and cheery.
Hugs, Christine :)

Cheryl said...

wow wow kim hun totally adore this stunning detail hope you had a wonderful mothers day hugs cheryl xxxx

Marcea said...

Kim, you are such a sweet, wonderful woman and your darling daughter is blessed to have a mother like you. I am proud to know you hun.
Fabulous card, it is stunning. Love this pretty image you rascal, looks like more pennies to be spent, lol. Hope you had a wonderful day

Cheryl said...

So very pretty,your colouring is perfect and I love the sparkle!!! Your attention to detail is always amazing!!
Hugs xx

6 wacky women said...

Happy Mothers Day, Kim
Your card is gorgeous, such beautiful details.

Karen x

Diane Whitehouse said...

A delightful cardwith a beautifully coloure image. I love the delicate shading with the blue chalk - one to remember!
Diane x

Kelly Schelske said...

So gorgeous Kim!

doris said...

OMG Kim, your card is fabulous... Wow!!

xox doris

Sarpreet said...

I would like to add I love how you glitter your cards and embellish them - your card making style is super

Debbie said...

I hope you had a wonderful Mothers day Kim.
A gorgeous card as always and a beautiful post...your daughter is obviously a good mother...because she has you as an example sweetie.
Have a good week.
Debbie x

debby4000 said...

Wonderful, adorable Kim love the sweet image and all the beautiful details.

Melodie said...

Your card is again a dream, I like the colours very much.

June Nelson said...

Kim, Kim, Kim, do you ever make a card that is anything less than fabulous!!! this is so beautiful and your colouring is to die for, im gonna have to keep preactising its always such a pleasure to visit you , sorry im not around a lot with being poorly but when I am this is the first stop Magnificent love everything you do, love and huggies June xx

Pati said...

Dear Kim

I very much hope you had a wonderful Mother's Day! Ohhh, your words about your daughter really touched me. From the way you wrote it, it also could have been from my Mum.
Well, your daughter must have had a very good example. So congratulations to you!!!
What concerns your card... I am honestly running out of "superlative". *lol* But you have to believe me that I LOOOOOVE them all. They are just terrific and such an inspiration to me!

BIG hugs and have a wonderful week

Mag said...

What a stunning creation again !!! These new distress colors are really gorgeous !!!
Have a wonderful day :)

Mina said...

O hope you and your Daughter had a wonderful Mothers Day KIm, this little girl is a real beauty and I have my eye on her too...good idea about the chalk from Inge must have a try at that
Mina xxx

CraftyC said...

Your card is stunning Kim. I hope had a wonderful day and Claire loved the card!

milli said...

What a lovely card! I love your colouring and those beautiful details!!

Nannieflash said...

Hi Kim, Im sure Claire was thrilled with that card its so pretty and so beautifully coloured. The papers are fabulous. With love and hugs Shirleyxxxxx

Marina said...

I hope you had a wonderful Mothers Day.

Your card is just gorgeous.
Such a lovely image and colours and details are so pretty.


Bastelmanu said...

Oh wow,wie traumhaft deine Karte wieder ist!
So wunderschön gestalltet und die Farben und Coloration sind wieder traumhaft!
Das Motiv ist so wunderschön und niedlich!
Deine Karte ist wieder ein Traum!

LG Manu! ;-)

Risa said...

Happy Mother's Day to you and your daughter. Your card is gorgeous! I LOVE your beautiful image, she is gorgeous!

Sandra said...

Hi Kim,
How are you? Well I hope. What a wonderful card and fitting tribute to your daughter Claire.
I have been catching up on your gorgeous creattions and you just keep getting better and better... How do you do it?
So glad you enjoyed Mother's Day, I did too.
Sandra x

Marielle said...

Hi Kim. stumbled upon your blog, with a pure coincidence. Held on to faint when I saw everything the wonderful things you have made. This is by far the best blog I've ever seen.

Are just completely dumbfounded by looking at your creativity. I wish I had one of your cards in my mailbox =)

Only MUST be your follower, and look wildly forward to see your next card. You are really professional, you ...

Best regards, Marielle J

Jill said...

aww Kim this is so beautiful, what an adorable image, you just bring her to life with your amazing colouring hugs Jill xx

Guro said...

Wow another amazing card made by you. I really admire your work.
Thanks a million for the inspiration you give us "out there". The new tecnique seems to work wonderfull for the image.
Have a great day!
Hugs Guro

Jodi said...

She is so sweet and adorable!! Love the way you colored her Kim!
Jodi =)

Solveig said...

I know I'm a little bit late here, but I hpoe you had the most wonderful mothers day you deserve! Your word to your daugther and grancild is so lovely - I'm sure they all are so happy they have you!
Your card is fabulous as ever! It tells the story you're writing about:o)))
Have a nice week, dear Kim:o)
Hugs Solveig

Katinka said...

Oh Kim, again a gorgeous card from you! It is simply perfect: fabulous colors/ coloring, sweet details and arrangement of flowers! I love it!

Hugs from Germany

Pia said...

WOW KIm what a lovely card! I love your colouring and those beautiful details. Wish you a wonderful day.
hugs Piaxx

jannes hobbykrok said...

prettiest I have ever seen!The way you have coloured her hair and dress...I don`t even have words for it!You are an artist!!!!!

Anne said...

Stunningly gorgeous as always Kim!!! Thanks for sharing that tip! Hope you had a wonderful Mother's Day too! :o) xx

alina said...

Stunning and very beautiful card, Kim! Your daughter will cherish it forever!
Hugs, Alina

Mary said...

oh my...-another beautiful card from you
have a nice week

Bunny Zoe's Crafts said...

Hope you had a wonderful Mothers Day Kim! Your card is so pretty and I love the gorgeous image and your colouring, the details are amazing, Big Hugs, Nikki x

Tonje said...

Such an amazing card. So beautiful, so many details and you are a wizard at coloring!

Velta said...

Well Kim ~ It just does not get any better than this...Your coloring is amazing...and the design around your image is breathtaking!!

Tasha said...

Kim this is so beautiful, love all the different elements and the fabulous image
love tasha xx

Iren said...

This is so adorable and beautiful Kim! Love this image and your coloring!!!


Lynsey said...

All your cards are wow cards Kim and this is no exception! How pretty and what beautiful words you have written about your daughter.
Hugs Lynsey x

Vanja said...

Another stunner! Adorable image and I love all the detail.
Hugs, Vanja

Kim said...

Oh my word is this GORGEOUS hun! Absolutely amazing!!!
Hugs~ Kim

Elaine aka Quixotic said...

So utterly gorgeous. Perfect in every way, Kim!

Katinka said...

Oh my goodness Kim! Your card is perfect! Perfect creation and perfect for mothers!
Stunning all the time I look at your cards!

Hugs, Katrin