Thursday, July 8, 2010

Sunny Thursday.....


Another gorgeous day and loving it!

Hope you are all well. I have been on Grandma duty for a few days as Luca has been off with Tonsillitis. He is getting there now. I was hoping that with summer here baby germs would give us a break for a while but no. Still, lots of cuddles, puzzles and film watching and Luca is on the right track now bless him.

 I have made a card today and it fits with the Stampavie challenge at the moment which is Spots.

I have stamped my image with archival coffee onto Waterford water colour paper 300gsm. I have added pink chalk around my image and the edges are distressed with walnut stain.

The flowers are punched ek success and leaves are Martha Stewart. The vellum border is punched with a fiskars punch. The stickles are star dust.

Well, thank you so much for looking and I wish you all a wonderful weekend! Looks like the sun has got his hat on again so enjoy!

kim x

inks used
skin - antique linen, tattered rose
hair - black soot, walnut stain
top, scarf, flowers - victorian velvet
trousers - frayed burlap
kitten - black soot
grass - crushed olive
basket - vintage photo
pot - tea dye


Cathy said...

This is just gorgeous Kim. I love your colouring and all those flowers.
Hope Luca is on the mend.
Cathy xx

Tasha said...

This is so beautiful Kim. The colourwork is gorgeous as are the beautiful flowers. Fab layout too
love tasha xx

Juls said...

I do love this image! Love your soft colouring it is just beautiful! such a gorgeous and elegant card, I love it! Hugs Juls

pink lady said...

Absolutely stunning Kim, that image is so pretty and your colouring as always is fabulous. Hope little Luca is feeling better soon - I'm sure he's enjoying his grandma time ! x

Ageeth Holster said...

Hi Kim, I love your card. She´s very sweet and nice coloured!
Hugs, Ageeth

heidy said...

Gorgeous as usual kim!!!
Hope Luca is feeling better.
XXX Heidy

Ulrike*** said...

...congrats to your wonderful colorations......great creations...wish you a nice day Ulrike

chrissy xx said...

This is just a Gorgeous card.
I think we are sooooo lucky to have Grandma days,but, much more fun when they are well.

Marjan said...

This is very gorgeous Kim, i love it!!!

Hugs, Marjan

Melanie-Jane said...

Kim just an amazing colouring once again. I'm so thrilled every time I see on my sidebar a new card by Kim coz I know I'm gonna love it. I would so love to get once one of your cards, just to be able to say I have a card of Kim :)
By the way I saw your interview in one of the last magnolia magazins. Very interesting.

I hope Luca gets well soon.
Take care,

Elly said...

Such a sweetie afgain Kim!!
hugs, Elly

kath said...

another stunning card kim....hope luca gets well soon and it's glorious here too if a little windy...but hey ho the washing is drying...big hugs kath xxx

Caroline said...

Absolutely fabulous Kim !!! This stamp is beautiful and colours are so romantic...
Have a nice day.

scrappyjacky said...

A simply stunning card,Kim....the flowers look wonderful.

Sandra said...

Your card looks absolutely beautiful! I am so glad that your little fellow is starting to feel better!!

Tara said...

Beautiful Kim..... I love the subtle colours and your colouring is perfect!
Hugs Tara xxx

Ellen said...

Hello Kim!:) This was so nice, lovely, delicate..Such a beautiful image,and your colouring as always is fabulous.:) I dont understand how you get it so natural:).
Hope that your grandson i feelig much better! Tonsillitis is so very painful. Think he's happy to spend the days with you anyway!!:)).
hugs, ellen

IsaNorris said...

Stunning Kim !!! beautiful colouring. Hope Lucas is better now.
Isa xx

Karina Beck said...

So pretty!

Anesha said...

Another beautiful card Kim. Hope your grandson feels better real soon. Hugs anesha

Nicola said...

So pleased to hear Luca is getting there Kim, awe for Grandma´s
cuddles, puzzles and film watching... so worth it´s weight in gold.
Your card is stunning, awe to colour like you sweetie. I keep threatening to buy some Distress Inks cos your cards are so inspirational. Love your papers and awesome floral detail.
Nicola -x-

Arina said...



Lynsey said...

Gorgeous card Kim! Glad to hear that Luca is getting better.
Hugs Lynsey x

Sheila said...

Beautiful as ever Kim, love your soft colouring it's awesome!... hope Luca is feeling much better after all those Grandma cuddles:-).
Sheila xx

Trish said...

So glad to hear Luca is getting better, poor thing!
Another wonderful card, I love the colours!

jannes hobbykrok said...

The world should be full of grandmothers like you!
Love your card,beautifully coloured!Everything you make is so delicate!Love it!
Tour de`France is taking away airtime from "Home and away",so I might as well eat lots of comfortfood,and enter my own craftsroom,instead of daydreaming in your blog!

Marielle said...

Love this cute little sarah kay girl. The coloring is perfect as ever.. Love the beautiful flowers on the card..

hgs Marielle j

Margrethe said...

This is just gorgeous Kim!! Sarah Kay girl is beautifull.
Hugs Margrethe.

Scrapmumur said..., it's just perfect and your colouring is great as always and I love it!!!
Have a good day!
Big Hugs, Murielle

*Ellen* said...

Whew what a wonderful card is this beautiful with all those nice details, hopefully I get better soon Luca

Crafty Lou said...

Hi!Kim what a gorgeous card,a very pretty girl and love the flowers.
Not nice when little ones are poorly,but those cuddles are so magical.
hugs Lou.xx

Deb said...

Beautiful card Kim, your colouring is so perfect! hope Luca is all better soon! hugs Debx

Tammi said...

Hugs for Luca, wishing him well! Your card is stunning Kim, colors, flowers...everything so pretty! xx

Bluefairy4U said...

Kim this is such a lovely card, hope you are well and the heat hasn't affected you too much
Lots of love Jo.

CraftyC said...

Totally gorgeous card Kim. Sending Luca big hugs!

gina g said...

Hi Kim This is just stunning work from you as always, i love the gorgeous image. So glad that your Grandson Luca is on the mend. luv gina xx

Maris said...

hi kim, ohhh wowww how sweet this card is, love it xx

Moni said...

Fab card my dear friend, love the image and great colouring. Gorgeous flowers! hugs,Moni

Kathy said...

Happy to hear that Lucas is doing better!!! Yeah you would think with the nicer weather the bugs would leave the poor babies alone!!
But good for you for getting him on the track to feeling better!!!

Adorable card!! I just love this beautiful images and your soft coloration is so perfect for them!!
So pretty!
Hope you have a great rest to your week!
(BTW ~ did you not get the blinkie to work or just have not had the chance to try again?)

Nelleke said...

The colourwork is gorgeous , I love this beautiful image.
Have a good day!
Hugs Nelleke

Esther said...

I love these Sarah kay stamps.
And your card also.

Hugs Esther

Angelwood said...

Awww.. poor Luca. Hope he feels better real soon! My younger daughter had her tonsils/ adenoids removed and rarely gets sick now.

Anyways, what a gorgeous card (as if I could say anything else about your cards). I love the pop of bright pink and your coloring of this sweet image is divine! Fabulouso!!! ;) hugs, Angela

* Shaz * said...

Stunning as always Kim, hope Luca feels better very soon xx

Janette said...

Hi Kim,wow such a gorgeous card,adore that image,so sweet and as always your colouring is just perfect....hope Luca will soon be well,bless him.xx

Sandie said...

Absolutely stunning as always Kim! Wonderful colouring. Love the flower arrangement!!

Miria said...

Hi, Kim. Your card is gorgeous! The flowers are superb! Hugs. Miria

chris said...

Kim this is so perfect.I adore it.
hope luca is ok , Im sure its the cuddles that have put him back on track.
hugs chrisxx

Yvonne said...

Just adorable! I have that image, but it never looks like that when I color :) I bet Luca thought it was great to have you there when he was sick, grandmothers are great that way. Hopefully he stays healthy the rest of the summer.
And yay, I'm in heaven! It looks like I'm going on another visit to the Magnolia store in Sweden this summer! A friend wanted someone to go with her, and off course I said YES!!! Isn't that what friends are for? Ha-ha!
Have a lovely day! Here it's just raining now, so I'm going to spend some hours in my hobbyroom.

Astrid said...

So lovely Kim. A gorgeous card,
Hugs Astrid

Rosis Stöberseite said...

Your card is Kim just another dream. Yes I am okay, but the sister of my husband got a terrible diagnosis. Cancer and is already everywhere, even in the spinal cord. The only times I have to cope with, because we wanted to go together on holiday. Just last Friday's surprisingly this terrible diagnosis. I have to cope for now. It is located in a university clinic in Mainz, and how it goes white, only someone in the sky.

Ingela (Ninni) said...

Hi Kim!
As usual a wonderful card. The image is so nice ( I love cats, I have two of my own).
See you!

Anne said...

Such a beauuutiful image!
Love the roses too. ;)

Hugs, Anne.

Riet said...

So beautiful card Kim,i love the image and the colours.
So gorgeous papers and flowers.

Hugs Riet.xx

Trudy said...

This is just gorgeous Kim. I love your colouring and all those flowers.
Hugs Trudy

Jannie said...

What a stunning card Kim.
The papers and colours are beautiful.
I love this sweet image, I love this fabulous card.
Have a nice day.

hugs Jannie.

Liz's creative corner said...

Hi Kim, gorgeous card, love the vellum border, wish we had your weather it's rained and gone cooler up here, so not so sunny a Thursday, nor Wednesday either lol, hope Lucca feels better soon, hugs Liz xx

Pysselbus said...

Wow! Looks great! Love this image... So nicely colored! Looks perfect with the border punch as well and the papers!

Have a lovely evning!


craftimamma said...

Once again a truly stunning card Kim. The colours are wonderful and the border looks so pretty.

Poor Luca, my children, especially my son used to suffer regularly with tonsillitis. It's definitely no fun! Nothing like Grandma cuddles to help the bugs on their way!

Lesley Xx

Maria Therese said...

Gorgeous card Kim!!

Annie said...

another stunningly beautiful SK creation Kim! I love the new pink shade, so pretty.
hugs, annie x

mustavcoffee said...

Gorgeous card Kim, hope Luca is better soon, how lovely to be with him for so long:)
Hope that you are well also:) xxx

Marie said...

Poor Luca! Never fun to be sick when it's so hot. Such a sweet card you made. Love your colouring and DP.

Sharon Keanly said...

Hello dear Kim. Hope your little Luca is soon on the mend. What a stunning card. I just love your colouring. Wish we had someone like you in SA who could teach me how to use these distress inks - your colouring is always so fab! hugs Sharon x

Anne Kristine said...

Beautiful card and lovely motif!
HAve a nice day :o)
Hugs Anne

Sandra said...

Hi Kim....another little work of art! of my favourite SK images and you've coloured her to always finished off with just right embellishments.

Pleased to hear Luca is feeling better.

Take care
San x

sandra said...

Poor Luca, but it sounds like grandma,s tender loving care was just the right thing for him. Love the card, the Sarah Kay stamps are gorgeous. Love Sandra x

Jodi said...

Kim this is just gorgeous!! I love the coloring you did on her and the pretty layout!!
Jodi =)

Jacqueline's Weblog said...

Absolute gorgeous! Wonderful flowers and a lovely image and so beautiful coloured!
Hugs Jacqueline

Solveig said...

What a georgeous card, Kim! The coloring is beautiful and charming as ever. I'm a big fan of your style, my friend!
I hope your grandchild will be better soon and stay well for a long time! It's so heartbreaking when the littel ones get ill!
Thank you for alle the nice words you give me. Hope your summerdays are beautiful!

Hugs Solveig

Rosis Stöberseite said...

Kim, thank you for your kind words. Yes with my sister in law helps, I believe only pray. She is my best friend and I would like not to lose you.
But I think there have been so surprising.
Thank you for your compassion.
With Love and Hugs

Anonymous said...

Such a pretty card Kim - love the gorgeous flowers.
Carole x

Jill said...

gorgeous card Kim, I think this is one of my favourite SK images, I'm pleased to hear Luca is on the mend, aww bless it's awful when they are ill you just want to have it for them hugs Jill xx

Sue said...

Once again Kim,another fantastic card.Glad Luca is getting better.

Net said...

Aw she's so sweet Kim! She looks to be walking in the sun in her garden.

Can you send her to my garden when she's finished?

Perfect as always!

Nicoline said...

So pretty! I just love it!
the sparkles are a gorgeous effect


lenascrappar said...

Beautiful card!! A touch of summer...
Well done!!

Hugs from Lena

Kat said...

This is stunning Kim. Your colouring is always amazing. I've been missing my favourite blogs this week and having a catch up now. I love everything you've done recently. But that pail you decorated is gorgeous and the door hanger you made for Luca is just perfect for a little boy.

Kat xx

deroelies said...

This is so beautiful Kim

Sharon said...

This is really gorgeous Kim. I love the combination of colours and you have coloured her beautifully.

Anonymous said...

This is really just so beautiful, Kim. You can always seem to make your cards look so ethereal- so gorgeous!


Cheryl said...

wow hun this is just incredible the coulrs the detail hun perfection,hugs cheryl xxxx

Nina said...

OMG!! What a stunning card. And your colouring is AMAZING!!

Hugs from Nina.

Kelly Schelske said...

So very beautiful Kim! I love your coloring and all the details fit so perfectly!!

Velta said...

Oooooo...sometimes I just want to scream when I see your coloring!!! My goodness what I would give to visit so you could teach me your techniques...Kim...seriously...thisis just breathtaking! Such delicate...ness.... TFS :)

Christina C. said...

OMG, Kim, how I wish I could take one of your classes!!!!!!!!!
I am simply in awe of your talent.
This card is sooo gorgeous...unbelievable!

Paola ♥ said...

Hi Kim,

this is very gorgeous!
I love it!


Gloria said...

Kim it is gorgeous as always.....

Gloria J. Dawson said...

Just Beautiful Kim! I love these little Sara Kay stamps and you have colored this little darling to perfection! Glad Luca is feeling better.....grandchildren are truely a gift from God!


cafty lil pixie said...

Poor little Luca, I hope he is well soon :) as for your card, how pretty! I love it! Hugs Hayley :)

Melodie said...

Such a beautiful card as always.

Kim said...

I just love those Sarah Kay stamps and you make them even more pretty.


angelwhispers said...

Oh lot's of cuddles then for little Luca!! Hope he's on the mend.

Beautiful card as always Kim!! Love the image and the papers are just gorgeous. Love the vellum border around the image looks perfect!! Chanelle xx

nicolet said...

This card is gorgeous!
Greetings Nicolet

Gry-Beate said...

WOW Kim, this is gorgeous! Love everything about it,papers,dekoration!!! And youre colouring is so perfect!!


Diane Whitehouse said...

Wow, Kim! What a gorgeous card - this is a very detailed image and you've painted it beautifully. I also love the use of vellum for the lace border.
Diane x

debby4000 said...

Wonderful, adorable card Kim.

Michele said...

Beautiful card Kim. Gorgeous colouring of the sweet image and pretty details also. Hugs Michele x

Gunilla/Nilla said...

I can understand that it´s no fun when the loved ones are feeling bad. Glad to here that he is feeling better!!

Your card is absoloutley the most gorgeous I´ve seen in a very long time. Such magnificent colouring and sweet details, LOVE IT!!

It is hot hot hot here today and I have to stay in and make a card for tomorrow:=D!!

Take care and have a lovely weekend.

Jo (Boots the Monkey) said...

Absolutely stunning Kim, gorgeous image !

Hope Luca is feeling better after lots of cuddles from you.

Much love,

Jo xxx

Donna said...

Another lovely card Kim, love your coloring of the image, such soft colors but with depth.
Donna xx

Lil Daffodil said...

Hi Kim,
This is awesome. I lov ethe stunning image - the colouring is beautiful.
Fiona x

Kort og Søm said...

Gorgeous Kim!
Have a happy friday :O)
Hugs Fredrikke

Nannieflash said...

Hi Kim, thats a gorgeous card love the way youve coloured it and the flowers are stunning. With love and hugs Shirleyxxxxx
I hope that Luca is now back to a 100%.

Kim said...

Kim this is so beautiful! I always am in amazement of your gorgeous coloring hun! Love the vellum border and the flowers! Beautiful hun! Hope Luca is back to himself in no time! :)
Hugs~ Kim

alina said...

a beauty, Kim, I love your card!
I hope Luca is feeling better!
Hugs, Alina

Marina said...

Your card is beautiful Kim!
I love all the flowers and the pink paper.
I hope, Luca feels better now.


Patricia said...

Hoi Kim,
Wat heb je toch weer een mooie kaart gemaakt.
Echt prachtig.

Liefs Patricia

Joy said...

Hi Kim . Your artwork is truly wonderful and your flowers are always amazing. Hope Luca continues to improves and that you have a lovely weekend xx

Brenda Brown said...

Georgeous card Kim, that pink DP looks amazing and so different.
Glad Luca is getting better - Grandma's make all the difference.
Luv B xoxox

Lynda said...

Wow Kim this is such a beautiful card - such a pretty image and so beautifuly coloured.

Love Lynda xxx

Connie said...

Absolute fantastic, and what a coloring!!!!! Love it!!!!

Elise said...

Hi Kim! Oh how I hope Luca feels tons better soon! Sweet little guy! Yes, cuddles will definitely cheer him up quickly ... hehe! ;)

Well, this new creation of yours is yet another GORGEOUS masterpiece! I always love the way you colour your images ... sooo dreamy!! The placement of everything you include on your cards ... truly STUNNING all them time and takes my breath away! And of course ... pearls and glitter ... oh my FAVORITES!!! This is simply DIVINE!! I love it!!

Big Hugs to You!

Val said...

Just gorgeous Kim. Beautiful soft colours. This is one of my fave Sarah Kay images - she is just so pretty.

Have a great weekend.


Terry said...

Hiya Kim I sure hope Luca will feel better real soon, it is not funny for a little one to feel grandma's love will just do it.
Love your card and yep love this cute little girl. wow you have colored her for sharing sweetie. Hugs Terry xxxx

Alice Wertz said...

so glad to hear that Luca is feeling better. your card is absolutely gorgeous, Kim!! i love the image and your coloring is amazing as always!! i love it!! have a wonderful weekend!

Milnie said...

Hi Kim, Glad to read that Luca is feeling better!

Love your card!


Anesha said...

Thank you Kim, she is my baby and very much loved. Hope you are having a wonderful weekend. Hugs Anesha :)

Tineke's hobby said...

This is just gorgeous Kim. I love your colouring and all those flowers.
I hope Luca will feel better real soon
Hugs Tineke

Silvie Z said...

Hi Kim, your card is absolutely gorgeous! Amazing coloring -as always! And all those flowers are awesome!
Silvie from France

Sarita said...

OMG Kim!! This has to be one of my fave ever of your creations! The colours are just stunning and you've used my fave SK image.
Love Sarita xx

Vanja said...

Stunning card, Kim! Fabulous colouring.
Hugs, Vanja

Stempeltiger said...

This is soooo gorgeous Kim!
Love the design, colours and all the sweet details!
The image is wonderful coloured!!
Hugs from Swantje

majo said...

OOOO, this is so sweet. love everithing about this card. Hugs majo

Marion said...

Stunning card Kim and such a lovely image. Beautiful colouring and lovely detail. Hope Luca is better now.

Oxana said...

Very very beautiful, Kim!

Eulanda said...

Ooooh Kim this is beautiful!! I love that vellum idea and I think I might need to try that!! Thanks for the pretty idea!! Hugs!

Spyder said...

Beautiful card, love it!

Bernadet said...

oooooooow this is so beautiful Kim.
The coloring is amazing

Sarpreet said...

hi, this is gorgeous. Love the colours. - Sorry to hear about Luca - its not easy when the little ones are not well, here is to a speedy recovery.

Katinka said...

Good morning Kim,

oh such an adorable card you made! Your creation is unbelievable again! Absolutely perfect coloration with lovely decoration makes it simply perfect!!!

Hope Luca is feeling much better now?!


Bastelmanu said...

Hallo liebe Kim!

Wow,noch so ein traumhaftes Kärtchen.
Deine Karten begeistern mich immer wieder sehr.
Du gestaltest sie immer so wunderschön und liebevoll.
Deine Coloration ist der absolute Wahnsinn.
Es ist wieder ein wahres Meisterwerk.

LG Manu! ;-)

Lena said...

Hello Kim,
This is so beautiful. I'ts gorgeous. Really a fabulous job!!!Absolutely stunning!!! Hugs, Lena