Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Ship Ahoy.......


Hope you are all well and your week is off to a good start. The weather here has not been so good, but I am still clinging to the hope that it will pick up again before we turn into autumn. This year is going way too fast!

I have made an easel card today. I have used the sweet  Magnolia Pirate Tilda with the background from the latest Magnolia stamp club kit. I have coloured my images with distress ink pads. These have been stamped onto Waterford watercolour paper with black versafine.

The circles are die cut from nesties and the stickle glue is star dust. I have embossed the shells again with glitter embossing powder and distressed these with tattered rose and edged with tea dye. I have edged all my papers with vintage photo, after distressing them with Tim's distressing tool. I have sprayed my flags and butterflies with iridescent gold glimmer mist.

Well, I thank you so very much for your visit and hugs and kisses for all your kind comments you are so very sweet!

kim x

inks used
skin - tattered rose, antique linen
hair - antique linen, walnut stain
clothes - aged mahogany, brushed corduroy
boots - vintage photo
flag - aged mahogany, frayed burlap, black soot
map - black soot
fence - frayed burlap, black soot
sand - scattered straw, black soot
lifebouy - aged mahogany, black soot
butterflies - tattered rose, antique linen
flags - tattered rose, scattered straw, weathered wood, shabby shutters, broken china
background - tumbled glass, stormy sky, black soot, brushed corduroy, vintage photo


Kristel said...

Wowwww Kim that's a gorgeous card!! Really like the glitters!!
Hugs Kristel

Marina said...

Wow Kim! That's absolutely fantastic! I love your gorgeous card.


Lil Daffodil said...

Hi Kim,
Awesome card. I love the images and the layout. Brilliant colour and the distressed edges are fantastic. This is beautifully crafted.
Fiona x

jaimie said...

Hi Kim,

Wauw!! Lovely details, great paper your used!
And nice with the glitter on it.

Greetings , jaimie

Marie said...

Such a joyful card Kim! It's really wonderful! Make me smile and give some of my inspiration back. Thanks for sharing!
Hugs, Marie

Karen said...

Awwwww Kim, your card is so sweet!! I love priate tilda and the new porthole stamp together!! and I love the life ring too!! I love your sparkles they are so cute!! Great card Kim:-)

Andrea said...

wow the colouring on this is phenomenal, fab card x

Annchen said...

Kim, you thrill me ... so fantastic!


Babs said...

Absolutley beautiful.

Babs x

Tasha said...

Kim your cards never fail to amaze me! This card is so beautiful! Ad the detail is fabulous everytime i look there is something new i love - its a real piece of art
love tasha xx

Ageeth Holster said...

Oh soooo nice Kim!! What a work to make this one.
Regards Ageeth

Hege-Annie Simonsen said...

Lovely card! :) You're a true artist with the Magnolia stamps and your fantastic colouring!!!

Hugs, Hege

Astrid said...

This card is absolute fantastic Kim, so beautiful. Great colouring and so. And the pirat is gorgeous.
Hugs Astrid

Melanie-Jane said...

Wow Kim this is an amazing card. Such many little details I love it, and of course your colouring and stickeling is great. I always enjoy looking at your cards.
Such a great inspiration.
Have a great day.
Big Hugs

Irina said...

This is MOST DEFINITELY a WOW card!!!!

Jo (Boots the Monkey) said...

Absolutely stunning Kim, love it ! Love you have twirled that ribbon, looks really effective.

Hope you are OK. I've missed you all whilst I've been away, it was like being away from the family - silly isn't it ? Still, just goes to show how much you all mean to me.

Take care and speak soon,


Jo xxxx

Debbie said...

Oh Kim I do love your style of cardmaking.
The first time I ever saw your work was in the first ever Magnolia magazine I bought, and I told everyone who would listen to look and see how gorgeous your cards were.
This latest easle card with the lovely pirate image is stunning.
I love the bunting, it's so summery.

Judy's Crafty Moments said...

Totally gorgeous Kim!! I love the colours you ahve chosen and all the little details make it so special. I have missed so many beautiful cards and inspiration over the last couple of weeks. Thanks for sharing them all. I could look for hours :)

Hugs Judy xx

Riet said...

Wowwww Kim,What a wonderful card,I love the images and the colours.
So gorgeous papers and details.

Hugs Riet.xx

Mag said...

What a masterpiece Kim !!!
I love all on this card !!!
Big Hugs
Mag :)

m@deliefjuh said...

Beautiful. i love him!

Michele said...

WOW stunning card Kim. Beautiful colouring as always and perfect details also. Hugs Michele x

Sharon Keanly said...

Oh flip Kim... I could sit for hours admiring your work. Another winner! You bowl me over each time. Wonderful work. Your talent is amazing! hugs Sharon x

debby4000 said...

WOW Kim this is amazing.

Lia said...

Hi Kim,
Really beautiful, I love the scene and all the stamps are beautiful
hugs lia

CraftyC said...

Its gorgeous Kim. Love the stamps used and beautifully embellished!

diana said...

hi kim,
your card really looks amazing, the stamps are beautiful and your colloring is fantastic.
greetings diana

Annelie said...

Amazing talant. You blow me away every time!!!

Denise and Louise said...

Oh wow Kim!

This is gorgeous - love everything about it.

Denise and Louise xx

De Roelies said...

beautyfull card Kim

jannes hobbykrok said...

Oh wow Kim!!!This card is so uttrely beautiful!!!I love the scene you`ve created,so stunning!

Annie said...

oh my Kim! such detail and beautiful colouring. a fabulous nautical tilda on this easel card!
hugs, annie x

mckinkle said...

Stunning card Kim, I love all of the little details! There is something so special about the pirate theme, she sure looks happy there!

Keryn x

Therese said...

Wow Kim, I`m speachless....again ;)This is sooo beautiful. I love the scene you have created, with all the gorgeous details.

So many beautiful creations since my last visit here. You rock ;)

Pia said...

woooow Kim what a fantastic card, soooo beautiful detalis and cute image.
hugs Pia

Anne Kristine said...

Wow...wow..wow... So beautiful card!
And so many lovely details!
Love it!
Hugs Anne

ursula Uphof said...

Another stunning card Kim. Love the way you do the shells and all the little extras. I think you are amazing. Hugs

Christina C. said...

Your card just blows me away...soooo gorgeous! Your attention to detail is AMAZING! I don't know how you can part with your cards....they are all works of art!

Trish said...

What a wonderful card!

Jane said...

OMG WOW!!!! Kim this is absolutely incredible! I love the colours and design and such amazing details everywhere as always! Hoping for a spot of sunshine before the holidays end here too! fingers crossed eh? hugs, Jane xxx

Gry-Beate said...

What a lovely card Kim!!! Lovee all the details, and youre colouring!!


Crafty Lou said...

Hi! Kim this is just so lovely,a perfect scene and love the ribbon/button too.
Tilda is soooo sweet and amazing colouring.
hugs Lou.xx

creacora said...

wow I love the cards you make they are all so beautiful !!!
this one is already so cute love it

greethings Cora

Tracy said...

This is just so gorgeous and creative, there's so many beautiful elements to ogle. Outstanding Kim, one of your best!!!!!!!!!!!
Happy crafting
Tracy x

charlene aka scrappygma said...

so pretty every card you make !

Kerttu said...

Really pretty card. Love your coloring.

Creatieve handgemaakte kaarten said...

Wow it is wonderful!

Nice colours.

Hugs Ida

pink lady said...

Stunning card Kim, your colouring is always amazing and I love all the glitter - fab x

Pati said...

Ohhh Kim, you definitely make my day with this card. The way you have combined all these stamps are terrific, as well as your colouring.
Great job!

BIG hugs and take care!

Sue said...

Hi Kim
oh my word, a jaw dropping gorgeous card, luv everything about it, stunning creation hun, of to find me bin again! lol, sue,x

Maris said...

what a great, stunning card this is ,love her xx, unfortnutly i still not recieved my summer kit yet, xx

mustavcoffee said...

Happy Tuesday Kim, Hope you are well and happy today?
I think that this card is a delight, love the colours and the lightness of your touch is a dream:D xx

Nannieflash said...

Hi Kym, wow thats one brilliant and stunning card, I love the colouring and the way youve distressed the edges, its gorgeous. With love and hugs Shirleyxxxx

Renkata said...

Wooowwwwzzaaaa Kim,
this is something very different. I love the colours, such a happy card.

Linda W said...

wonderful colores this time, and i love the way you put the glitter on the rigth places.

Tammi said...

A beautiful card, wonderful scene you've created Kim, love the design and sparkle! I received your absolutely stunning card yesterday, just love it, thank you so much, big hugs to you! xx

scrappyjan said...

Hello Kim, THis is stunning my friend..
I loe your artwork sweetie..

Juls said...

you always amaze me with your creations! Love the blue sparkly wave! Hugs Juls

Lynda said...

Absolutely stunning card Kim - my Mark was just looking over my shoulder as I was looking at it and he absolutely loves it too.

Love Lynda xxx

downrightcrafty said...

oh Kim yet another simply stunning creation the love you put in your cards is always so clear to see, beautiful
Kate xx

majo said...

ooo,Kim i am totally in love whit this great lovely card. Hug's Majo

Tammy - That's me on the left! said...

Oh Kim, the card is gorguss. I so wish I had purchased these stamps. Purse strings are a little tight at the moment. But hey, I can admire yours in stead. Happy Crafting Hugs Tammy x

chrissy xx said...

Wow! This is Scrumptious. Love everything about it.

Ingela (Ninni) said...

Wooooooooooooooo you are fantastic, all the deatails, the colors, I don´t know any carmakers in your class.

Hugs Ingela

angelwhispers said...

Another amazing card Kim!! Simply beautiful and love all the images. Love Chanelle

Trudy said...
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Trudy said...

Hi Kim,
This is a great card. I love the papers and colours and that image is just fabulous.
Hugs Trudy

Bribrie said...

C'est super beau ! Il y a tellement de d├ętails... Bravooo

Maria Therese said...

Woooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooowwwwwwwwwwwwwwww!!! Wow wow!!! This is absolutely ♥ly!! Omg this card is amazing!!!

gina g said...

Wow Kim what can i say except brilliant work i love all the detail you always add to your work. Thank you so much for your comments Kim. luv gina xx

Niki Estes said...

Kim, this is stunning! Your coloring is gorgeous and I love all the little details you added!

Kerry said...

Stunnin card Kim and I love the scene you have created. Love the skull and cross bones paper. Love Kerry xxx

Karina Beck said...

I love all your details here!!!!!

May-Bente said...

Hi Kim!!
What a scene you have created....Amazing!!!!

Hugs from me:=)

Jorunn said...

Wow Kim!!!
This is just perfection!!! Love the scene you have created and the details never stop...there is always something new to discover!!
Wow wow wow...!!!
You always amaze me!

Big hugs,

Andrea said...

OMG the card is so fantastic.

Mina said...

wow Kim this is stunning...I love your extras like the lifebuoy, fabulous
Mina xxx

chris said...

Kim, this one just blows me away, there is so much amazing artwork in this, kim its GORGEOUSNESS OF THE HIGHEST ORDER.
hugs chris xx

The Crafty Goat Girl said...

Hi Kim, this is such a sweet card, love the images and colours. That porthole looks so real, I just love all of the soft colours. Fingers crossed for nicer weather for us, hugs heidi xx

Tineke's hobby said...

Wow Kim that's a gorgeous card I really like the glitters.
And i love the scene you have created
Hugs Tineke

MarieL said...

What an absolutely fantastic easel card. Kim, you blow me away. It is unbelievable how you come up with these totally fabulous creations. I love everything about this car. Wooooowwwww!!!!!

Pinkllilac said...

Just love this card Kim and the image is superb love the colours and design..
Hugs Linda

Sandra said...

OMG Kim...this is just "STUNNING"...i'm totally lost for words!...can i ask how long it takes you to make a card like this...soooooo much gorgeous detail,just amazing!

Take care
San x

Alice Wertz said...

awww.... this is absolutely gorgeous, Kim!!! such pretty details!! amazing!!! LOVE it!

Kathy said...

WOW Kim I could look at this card for hours and still see something new!!! So many fabulous and gorgeous details!!! Love all the images that you have put together and all the shimmer is the icing on the cake ~ love it!
Hope your week is going well too!!
Sorry I have been absent but with soccer starting I feel like I am just keeping my nose above water!! LOL

Christine Riley said...

WOW! What a gorgeous card and a gorgeous scene you created. Love all the sparkle!
Hugs, Christine

Arina said...

wowwwwwwwwwwwwwww Kim I love your easelcard what gorgeous love all the sprarkle.

hugs from arina

Nelleke said...

Wow Kim! That's absolutely fantastic card ,like him no i love him.
hugs Nelleke

Lilian said...

Kim, OH WOW!!! sigh. LOVE LOVE LOVE! - another Tilda in the wishlist!
I bought me some DI refills.. seriously, they're on my desk staring back at me. Thanks to you of course. :)

Lynne said...

Stunning! Kim this is another fabulous card, love it. Hugs Lynne xx

Elise said...

Ah yes Kim .. time goes by too quick huh?! If only we could slow it down. hehe!

Well, my goodness, you never cease to amaze me with your creations! You make such AMAZING things, and it's such a pleasure to come to see what you've whipped up! Your colouring is always so FANTABULOUS, your layouts are INCREDIBLE, and you WOW me every single time!!!! You are simply AMAZING Kim! Wow wow wow!!!!

Big Hugs to You!

megastamper said...

your card is amazing again, kim, so full of details and such a lot of eyecatchers.
have a nice day, my friend,
big hugs, bea

Georgia said...

Ohh wow, fantastic card Kim! I love all your ideas for this card, the bunting and the porthole look fabulous and I love the shells and your gorgeous colouring! :) Love, Georgia xx

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Wow Kim! Stunning!! Awesome coloring and details. So much to look at. Love all the sparkle!

Nicki said...

I absolutely love this! it is fantastic!
Take care

Anne said...

This is totally amazing! Love the way you have put it all together.

Nina said...

Ohlala, what a wonderful card!! Love all the detalis and your amazing colouring :)

Hugs from Nina.

Solveig said...

Your cards are so full of wonderful details! I have to look over and over again to see them all! No doubt you characterize your work with your lovely personality:o)
This is one of those cards and I love it!!

You should have been here in the west of Norway these days. Summer is here for sure with sunny days and high temperatures:o)

Wish you a wonderful evening.
Hugs Solveig

durvina said...

Dear Kim,

This card is really awesome.

hugs, Durvina

Mo said...

Dear Kim!
Your card is one of the most beautiful cards I've ever seen... F-A-N-T-A-S-T-I-C !!!

kath said...

love your adorabe pirate girl and hey I am dying to see what's on your desk...come join in at WOYWW....hugs kath xxx

papirdilla said...

Oh, this is breathtaking!!!! I think this is one of the most fantastic cards I've ever seen!! I just love everything about it:) Perfect.....


Val said...

Just amazing!!! I love everything about it. Kim your work is fab, and I would love to produce something that is half as good as yours' are.

Deb said...

that is one amazing card Kim, I love how you put all the different images together, it is sheer perfection! hugs Debx

Helene said...

wow!Amazing card! I love it!
Hugs from Quebec xx

Melodie said...

OMG, this is again so fantastic.

Scrapmumur said...

Wow...Kim, Your card is very gorgeous and fantastic!!!
I like the combination of details and Tilda is adorable.
Have a nice day.
Big Hugs, Murielle

Anne said...

Oh Kim, I could not agree more with you about time going too fast! It's not fair, the summer hols are almost over!
Another absolute stunner from you Kim, you talented lady!! The bg stamp is one of my all-time mag favourites and one day I WILL own it!! LOL!!! Gorgeous card and gorgeous colouring!

Liz's creative corner said...

Hi Kim, stunning card hun, love the pirate stamp and the latest stamps together very clever, they look so good with each other and those flags are fantastic I love them, hope your ok and having a lovely day, the weather is supposed to be nice here today but as per usual it's raining and this is supposed to be our best day of the week lol, hugs Liz xx

Grenouille Greetings said...

So many beautiful cards and so little time to comment on them all but this one is a CRACKER!!!! It's Tildaly gorgeous! How does one become a member of the Magnolia Stamp Club, Kim? Is it exclusive? I think I want to join! Warmest wishes, Lesley

Terrie B x said...

I love your stunningly beautiufl card Kim..The attention to all those tiny details are just `perfect`!!!!!
Have a great Evening:)xxx

Mona Evy said...

OH WOW, really beautiful, I love the scene and the lovely details!
Your colouring is fantastic!

Hugs, Mona

Astrid said...

Woww Kim, this is again a stunning card, beautiful items !!!

Fleur said...

Wow Kim, this is so adorable. Everything is just perfect. I love this Tilda, she's one of those I just HAD to have, but I haven't used her enough - must get her inked up.
Another gorgeous creation, I just love all your work - so much inspiration & always a pleasure to look at.
Hugz Fleur xXx

Jodi said...

How awesome!! I love this easel card and the great coloring you do! Wonderful work!
Jodi =)

Sandra said...

I am in AWWWW!!! Love everything about your card!! Fabulous work!! Hopefully, you will have better weather soon!

doris said...

I love your cards and this is again a dream!!

xox doris

Caroline said...

Your card is absolutely fabulous Kim with this Pirate Tilda !!! Very such colours.
Have a nice day.

6 wacky women said...

Gorgeous card, Kim
An absolute masterpiece!!

Karen x

Cheryl said...

Oh WOW this is spectacular......your colouring is just amazing!!! So much fabulous detail.....love it!!
Hugs xx

Ida said...

WOW, Kim!!! Another wonderful card!! Absolutley stunning!!

Hugs Ida:o)

Lisbeth said...

Oh, my goodnes.... what can I say,WOW!!!
I'am a fan:0))
Have a lovely weekend.
Hugs from me

Sarpreet said...

gorgeous card, love everything about this card. the glitter and glam takes your cards to another level

craftycrafter said...

dear Kim,yet another beautiful card colouring ad layout perfect as always love Dorothy

stephanne said...

A wonderful scene, such beautiful image work and your colouring is brilliant, fabulous indeed!!
hugs, stephanne

Anneke said...

such a lovely and gorgeous card kim.
i love the shape and the inside.
hav a nice weekend my friend.

Cathy's Rubber Room said...

This is a real WOW Gorgeous!

Viddan said...

If you lived in my town, I would have liked you to teach me. I just love your creations!!
xx Lena

Nicoline said...



Jenny said...

Wow a gorgeous card Kim. Absolutely beautiful.

Iren said...

WOW Kim this is so beautiful!!! Love it :)


Carole said...

Absolutley fabulous card Kim - so many gorgeous details - love it!
Carole x

maxine said...

WOW Kim this is stunning I love it. hugs maxine

Nicola said...

Stunning creation Kim, so many beautiful elements and gorgeous colour combo.
Nicola -x-