Friday, August 6, 2010

Ladybugandfriends DT - Friends


I hope you are all good and have had a great week! More baby germs for me I'm afraid. But, feeling so much better now and looking forward to a crafting mad and blog hopping weekend I have missed it so much!

Today I have made a card using a Ladybugandfriends image by Elisabeth Bell from her Autumn '09 collection. I have stamped my image with versafine black onyx onto 300gsm Waterford watercolour paper. I have edged my image with blue chalk and the edge of this and everything on my card is distressed with vintage photo. The stickles I have used are Tiara under her feet, Star Dust on the image and flowers and Silver Ice around the paper edges. I have sprayed my flowers with Iridescent Gold glimmer mist.

I wish you all a most fabulous weekend and a big thank you from me for your visit!

kim x

inks used
skin - tattered rose, antique linen
hair - antique linen, brushed corduroy
clothes - tattered rose, weathered wood, antique linen, shabby shutters, black soot


Cheryl said...

Oh wow hun what a fantastic card to come back with omg this is just stunning,hun,love it to bits,I have finally found some card,so I can use my inks at last,I put a post up 2 days,ago using just distress inks,would love your opion,hun if you have time,its my second,post as I have just posted,a new card,and tag.
I have also mentioned,you in the post as you are my inspiration,glad you are feeling better,hun take care love hugs cheryl xxxx

pink lady said...

Sorry you have been feeling poorly Kim - hope you are better now. As always your card is amazing - I adore what you do with those beautiful flowers and the details that go into your cards are stunning x

Kristel said...

That's a beautifull card Kim! Love the papers you used!
Hugs Kristel

Nilla said...

Gorgeous card Kim! Love the rose popping up from the paper in the corner! Have a great weekend! Hugs Nilla

Riet said...

Ohhhh wowwww Kim,What a wonderful card,I love the image and the colours.
So beautiful papers and the flowers.

Hugs Riet.xx

debby4000 said...

Sorry you've been feeling unwell, but so glad to hear you feeling better now to make such a gorgeous card.

*~Patries~* said...

WOW what a beautifull card

Hugs Patries

Karina Beck said...

Your cards are always so elegant!

Caroline said...

WOW!!!! This is just stunning!
Caroline x

Liza said...

Gorgeous work Kim, a stunning card.

Liza x

Diane Whitehouse said...

Another fabulous card, Kim - it's a stunner! So much wonderful must takeyou hours to complete a card but worth every minute!
Diane x

Anonymous said...

Hi Kim
WOW what a pretty card love it. So sorry to hear that you have had baby germs, but glad that you are feeling better, every time we visit our grandchildren either myself or hubby (most times) end up with baby germs (one of the many joys of being grandparents lol).

Debbie said...

Hi Kim,
Lovely card as usual. This image is gorgeous I have seen a few people use it, your colouring is stunning, just a perfect card all round. Thank you for taking the time to visit me and comment. Debbiexx

papirdilla said...

Oh, this is really gorgeous! Such great work again. Love all the flowers and the beautiful colours:)

Take care and have a wonderful weekend!


Katrinka said...

Hello Kim,

its nice to hear that you are feeling better now!!
And then such an adorable and amazing card... perfect!!!

I wish you a nice weekend!!!

Mo said...

Dear Kim!
Your card is utterly stunning! Wow, I love the image, the paper, ribbon and especially all the flowers... beautiful !!!

Cathy said...

Stunnig card Kim.

I hope you are feeling much better hun, and have a great, restful weekend.
Cathy xx

Nelleke said...

I am so glad to hear you feeling better now Kim,and you can make your cards.
it's a stunner
Hugs Nelleke

Kort og Søm said...

This card is gorgeous, with all the lovel details.
Hope you are feelig better soon.
Hugs fredrikke :O)

Jodie from Oz said...

Kim, sorry to hear you have not been well, your card is as beautiful as ever. All that sparkly prettiness and your flowers & colouring are gorgeous. Have a great weekend. hugs Jodie from Oz

Karita said...

Wow! Kim, your card is breathtakingly beautiful! :)I love every detail and colours are great :)
Awesome work! :)

Have a wonderful weekend and I hope you are feeling better now :)


Lil Daffodil said...

Hi KIm,
This card is stunning. Beautiful colours and papers. The embellishments are so sweet and the image is adorable. I love this card.
Fiona x

chrissy xx said...

Glad your feeling better.
This card is Stunning! Love it.
Have a great Crafting Weekend.
Take Care.

*Ellen* said...

what a cute card, beautiful with all those nice details

Janette said...

As always Kim this is a beautiful card, always love the

Marion said...

Stunning card Kim. Love the colourway and image is just wonderfully coloured. Fab-u-lous flowers and such pretty detail

gina g said...

Wow Kim another stunning card from you i love the beautiful papers and image, and your detail is fabulous. So sorry that you've not been feeling well Kim but its good that your now on the mend. take care luv gina xx

Gosia S. said...

Gorgeous card Kim!I love Your cards!
Hugs! Gosia S.

craftimamma said...

Sorry you've been poorly Kim but very glad to read you're on the mend now.

Totally stunning card and such a gorgeous image. I'm always in awe of how straight you get your 'sprinkly spronkly' round the edges of your paper/card layers.

Lesley Xx

Sue said...

Hi Kim
as ever a stunning card hun, awesome colouring, beautiful papers & embelies, luv the sparkle, sue,x

angelwhispers said...

Fantastic card Kim, such beautiful colours are papers. Have a lovely weekend Chanelle xx

Annie said...

another wow card Kim! beautifully coloured and sparkled. enjoy your weekend.
hugs, annie x

Randi Th. said...

Your cards are always so beautiful!!!

Have a nice day!


De Roelies said...

wauw kim so sweet youre card have a nice weekend
greatz lilian

lisa said...

Sorry to hear you've been under the weather, Kim but glad you're feeling better.
Another absolutely stunning card. I love all the glitter and wouldn't mind that apron for all my bits and pieces.
Hope you have a lovely weekend.
Hugs Lisax

Esther said...

Lovely card again you have made.

Hugs Esther

Trudy said...

WOW stunning card Kim.
Gorgeous colouring of the image and wonderful details also.
Hugs Trudy

cats whiskers said...

Stunning as usual dear, I just love your work. Love to Luca
Hugs Jacqui xx

Angelwood said...

How pretty! I love your attention to every detail. All those flowers are just gorgeous and that lovely image is colored beautifully!. Stunning!

ps. hope you feel better soon! hugs, Angela

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

Kim as always, perfectly distressed and just a gorgeous creation all around!!!
I hope you feel better for a lond time :) hugs my sweet friend!

Sylvia said...

oooohhhhh....aaaahhhhhh...... AMAZING!!!!
Sylvia xx

Silvie Z said...

wowzers, Kim, this is STUNNING! Love every single detail of you card! Wonderful, wonderful, wonderful!!!
I hope you feel better now!
Silvie from France

Dena said...

Kim this is gorgeous! I love all the pretty flowers and your wonderful coloring!
Hugs, Dena

nicolet said...

This one is great Kim!! I live the coloring!!
Hugs Nicolet

Gloria J. Dawson said...

Glad your feeling better Kim!! WOW!!! What a way to come back......such an amazing card! Love the coloring and all the awesome glitter!


Cheryl said...

WOW Stunning,love the flowers and all the beautiful sparkle!!!
Hugs xx

Babs said...

Unique kim as always,Stunning
Babs x

Distressed Miss said...

Glad to here your feeling better hun, and WOW what a card to come back with. Beautiful image and colouring as stunning as always.

Tracy said...

Sorry you've not been too well. but your back with a spectacular creation, you've not lost any of your creativity with those nasty germs.
A really gorgeous creation
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Crystal said...

Kim wow this is totally GORGEOUS!!!!!! I LOVE this!

chris said...

Aww Kim talk about beautiful, stunning work as always.

6 wacky women said...

Absolutely gorgeous card, Kim
Such beautiful details!

Karen x

Lynda said...

Totally gorgeous as always Kim - the flowers are just stunning!

Love Lynda xxx

Tammi said...

A beauty Kim, love all the different stickles you used, nice to use more than one, looks amazing! Take care & hugs.

Anne said...

So beautyful!
Love the stickles, and all the flowers are amazing!

Hugs, Anne.

Marina said...

I'm sorry to hear you've been feeling unwell, I wish you all the best.

Your card is stunning!
So many beautiful details and pretty papers and the design is just gorgeous.
I love your card!


doris said...

That's a fantastic card Kim... I Love the papers and the details!!

xox doris

Renkata said...

Hi Kim, wow your card is so beautiful and romantic. Great flowers.

Melanie Arnold said...

Hallo Kim

Eine wunderschöne Karte ist das. Sehr schön auch mit dem Glitter.

Ganz liebe Grüsse

Carol Q said...

Is there no end to the stunningness of your cards Kim? LOL

Kathy said...

Beautiful card Kim!!! Love all your detail and such pretty colors!!
Did they come out with new stickles? I have the stardust but haven't heard of the others!! I will have to do some research! Love the look of using different ones on your card!!
Sorry to hear you were not feeling well!! Glad you feel better now and have a great crafting week-end :)Kathy

Lynsey said...

Wow Kim, what a beautiful card! Have a great weekend.
Hugs Lynsey x

Denise and Louise said...

Absolutely gorgeous card Kim.
Sorry to hear you have had baby germs - glad you are feeling betternow.

Denise xx

Pops x said...

Stunningly gorgeous creation honey, a sweet image coloured to perfection, love the butterflies big hugs Pops x

Nina S. B. Macaulay said...

Wow Kim this is a beautiful card, I love the soft colours of it and all the flowers are just beautiful!

I saw a thumbnail pic of you in Cardmaking and Papercraft mag, and I excitedly showed my husband and told him that I knew you! hehe well it was like seeing an old friends face :OD

Wishing you a nice weekend.

Hugs Nina x

Tineke's hobby said...

That's a beautifull card Kim! Love the papers you used and the soft colors
Hugs Tineke

Astrid said...

Ohhh this is a great card Kim, beautiful.
Have a nice weekend to.
Hugs Astrid

majo said...

OOOO, Kim i love all the bling bling.
Cut stamp fab coloring Hugs Majo

Gloria said...

She is sooo it

kath said...

another stunner kim...I so love the soft colours that you use...have a great weekend my crafty friend...big hugs kath xxx

Christina C. said...

OMG, Kim....your card is magnificent!
Your details leave me breathless. Your cards are all works of art in the greatest sense of the word!
I am just in awe of your talent.

Lynne said...

Fabuous card Kim. Beaitiful papers such lovely colours. Have a great weekend. Love Lynne xx

Sharon said...

This is so beautiful Kim. I love these Elizabeth Bell images and you make them look amazing.

Eulanda said...

Oh Kim sorry to hear about your germs. Never fails hey? LOL! Your card is absolutely gorgeous! Funny how one never tires of hearing that hey? hee hee I look for more adverbs (?) but how can you mess with the best said? GORGEOUS! Hugs!

Rosette said...

This is one awesome creation Kim.. you ever fail to amaze me :) Every single card i unique. Big hugs hun xx

Mags said...

Wow. This card is so beautiful! Wow!!

luv, Mags x

mustavcoffee said...

So glad you're feeling better, missed you:)
Loving your card, it's beautiful:)
Hope you have a really great weekend xxx

MarieL said...

What a gorgeous card again, Kim. I love how your cards always sparkle. It's amazing how many beautiful flowers you add each time.
I heard you weren't feeling to well and I hope you are on the mend.

Elise said...

Oh my Word Kim! This takes my breath away!! Your papers are divine, your flowers are gorgeous, your image is wonderfully colored, and put all together ... INCREDIBLY BRILLIANT! I am sooo loving all that sparkles and pearls, and wow .. you even did a triple layer ribbon! Whewwweee! Simply AMAZING creation! I love love love it!

I'm also glad to hear that you're feeling better! :)

Big Hugs to You!

Arina said...


Melodie said...

Wow, your card is again so fantastic. I love your coloration.

Lori aka Lo Lo said...

OMG...this is stunning!!! You always make such beautiful creations. I luv all the pretty flowers and glitter you have added to your card. The colours is just fab.


Val said...

Dear Kim

Sorry to hear you have been poorly, but really pleased to hear you are on the mend.

This card is sumptuious - everything about it is just breathtaking.


Carole said...

Awesome card Kim - love all the beautiful flowers.
Carole x

Alice Wertz said...

beautiful flower embellishments and very pretty colors!! love this fabulous card, Kim!

Nicoline said...

Another absolutely stunning card!
So pretty! I just love it!


Tasha said...

Such a beautiful card, i love the flowers and the image - awesome colour work
love tasha xx

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Stunning Kim!! Such A SWEET image and gorgeous coloring and design!

Ageeth Holster said...

Wauw Kim you got so many reactions on this card I had to add mine also because it is such a glamourous card, great colouring and beautiful combinations.
Regards Ageeth

Chris said...

FABULOUS! Words fail really Kim the whole card just says a beautiful summer day to me and your colouring is off the scale as always. Sorry you were feeling poorly but glad you're back on top again. Big hugs, Chris xxx

stephanne said...

Hi Kim,
LOVE THIS!!! Oh my gosh, those flowers are incredible and that image is coloured so beautifully!! The papers are so pretty and the shape around the image is the perfect touch!! Another Kim masterpiece!!
hugs, stephanne