Friday, August 27, 2010

Sweet Farewell Tilda.....


How are you today? Hope you are well and looking forward to the weekend. We have a Bank Holiday this weekend here so an extra day which will be lovely! I have now admitted defeat on the weather front though :(. So bring on the Autumn and all it's stunning glory I now say!

Today is a very sad day for me as my gorgeous Grandson has his last day at Nursery School. He will be starting school this new term and he is growing up much too quickly for my liking. This is the card that I made for his Nursery teacher Laura. She is just the loveliest sweetest girl ever and has cared for him like he was her own. We have been so blessed with Luca going to his wonderful Nursery Peter Bunny and I will miss picking him up from such a caring, loving environment.

I have coloured my  Magnolia image with distress ink pads. The stickles are Star Dust. I have edged and distressed everything with vintage photo.

Here is a close up of the sweet Magnolia tag die. The letters are quickutz.

Well thank you so much for visiting with me and a huge thank you for all your comments you are so very kind. All the family are coming to me on Monday even my Son who still hasn't come home to his Mother after breaking my heart and leaving home grrrrrr! I tell you letting go is so hard ! I hope you have a wonderful weekend!

kim x

inks used
skin - tattered rose, antique linen
hair - antique linen, brushed corduroy
dress - weathered wood, black soot
shoes - weathered wood


Kristel said...

Wowww a wonderfull card Kim! Really sweet!
Hugs Kristel

Debbie said...

Hi Kim, What a beautiful card today, I just love this Tilda.

I am still waiting patiently for my "Tag" and have been told it will be with me sometime in September, BUT the more I see you use yours the more I want it!!

Really beautiful work. Debbiexx

Creatieve handgemaakte kaarten said...

Woow this is nice card Kim!

Hugs Ida

Denise said...

wow gorgeous card kim you've coloured her in soooo beautiful.hugs Denise xx

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Helene said...

Wow, this is so gorgeous, I bet she'll be so happy to receive that card.

Bluefairy4U said...

Morning Kim, Lovely colours on your Magnolia. My Son went and was back a year after, now he eats me out of house and home he he. Love him so much as he's my baby 26! Love my girls, but he's always saying lovely things to me.ah I can hear you say. Hope you all have a happy and lovely weekend. Big Hugs

chrissy xx said...

Gorgeous card. LOve it. Know what you mean Kim, It broke my heart when my Son left me!!! But he is happy soooo that's all that matters. Your're Luca has to leave nursery this time! cause my Freya starts! and she is really exited.

Annie said...

what a beautiful card Kim! and one that is sure to be treasured with happy memories too. I love all the pretty details with cute tilda, and of course the sparkle!
hugs, annie x

Mo said...

Dear Kim!
Your card is gorgeous, I'm sure, Laura will love it !!!

Brenda Brown said...

Hi Kim, gorgeous card and that tag is to die for, I just love your distressing and sparkle.
Have a great weekend with the family, it's lovely when they come home. I shall see all of mine too.
Take care.
Luv B xxx

Jo (Boots the Monkey) said...

Such a stunning card Kim. Just adore the flowers you have used and of course your sweet Tilda.

Sounds like you are going to have a fantastic weekend having all your family with you. Good luck to Luca in his new school - they grow up so quickly don't they. Izzy starts going to pre-school everyday for half days next week and I think I'm more worried about it than she is !

Huge hugs to you my darling Kim

Jo xxx

jaimie said...

Hi Kim,

just a very lovely card, love the tag you used on it!

Greetings, Jaimie

paola said...

I love visiting your blog, you make the most amazing cards, absolutely fabulous!! i love that you add stickles to EVERYTHING!! wish i could pull this off.

Jannie said...

Hello Kim.
I'm back from a wonderful holiday.
We enjoyed the beautiful Harz region in Germany.
What a wonderful creations you've made the last week, really beautiful!

Hugs Jannie.

The Crafty Goat Girl said...

Morning Kim, ah what a milestone for Luca, hope he has a super last day! Amy is going to leave home next year, she is off to Uni and I know my heart will break and I will have to go through it twice more, the perils of being a Mum, lol!

Your card is simply beautiful, I havent seen that Tilda before. Love those tags, absolutely Fabulous!

Enjoy your weekend and family day on Monday, we are doing the same including Amy's lovely boyfriend Harry.

big hugs Heidi xx

Nancy said...

Awww this is too cute, Kim:O) You have mad this sweet Tilda glow, fantastic colouring! Love those flowers, so pretty.
Best of luck to Luca and his new path;)
Have a lovely weekend.
Hugs, Nancy;O)

Sharon Keanly said...

Oh Kim, another stunning card. Just too beautiful! hugs Sharon

Lia said...

wonderful and stunning card Kim I love the colors
hugs Lia

downrightcrafty said...

Hiya Kim
As always this is another stunner, I truely run out of words to describe you superb creations. You can never pick one little bit as everything about them is so incredibly detailed. Although on this one, I think it is the butterflies, which are inspiring me to get my punches out of the bottom draw and play again
I am sure the card will be a treasured reminder of your grandson
Hugs Kate xx

Elly said...

A gorgeous card again, and this Tilda is so suitable for the occasion. Love it!!

hugs, Elly

Yvonne said...

Wow Kim! Gorgeous! As always I LOVE your coloring. And the flowers on this card was supercute! Where are they from? So many lovely details here. And I finally got myself the Magnoliatag too, and love it!
Lucky Laura for getting this beatiful card!
Have a wonderful weekend, and a great time with your family on Monday. And especially your son, lol :)

Ellen said...

Ååå sad she looks, but still so very beautiful:). Your coloring is amazing-
Good luck to your grandson...and to you:).
Hugs Ellen

gina g said...

Wow Kim what a stunning card this is and i'm sure that Laura will treasure it too, i with you our babies do grow up much to quickly our grandson Caid will be starting nursery soon. Have a lovely weekend. luv gina xx

Astrid said...

Hi Kim, this is great, this card, so ver very lovely. Have a nice weekend.
Hugs Astrid

May-Bente said...

Lovely card, Kim!
Amazing coloring and I love your design:))

Have a great weekend, hugs from me:)

May-Bente said...

Lovely card, Kim!
Amazing coloring and I love your design:))

Have a great weekend, hugs from me:)

May-Bente said...

Lovely card, Kim!
Amazing coloring and I love your design:))

Have a great weekend, hugs from me:)

Anonymous said...

Another stunning creation !!! I really love the tag and the tulips, colors are amazing.
Big Hugs
Mag :)

De Roelies said...

So sweet youre card Kim,have a nice weekend
greatz Lilian

martina's kaartjes said...

Wow !! stunning glitter card !
Love it,
greetings, Martina

Jane said...

Oh Kim this is divine!! Your colouring is superb as always and I love, love, love all the details and colours!! I know how you feel about Luca, I was the same when my little boy started school, and as for your son, it must be sooo hard, I'm dreading it already and its years away! Hope you all have a lovely family day on Monday, hugs, Jane xxx

Lorraine A said...

stunning card as always Kim !!You just know exactly what colours to use and your shading is brilliant ! everything is GORGEOUSSS :-)

aww, it is sad when times change, but it is exciting too to see them grow up and taking their first steps to independance :-)

Lols x x x

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

WOW great card she will love it!!!

kids grow WAY too are right!

I am glad your son is comin for a visit...I hope it is just an awesome long weekend for you & yours :)))

Ulrike*** said...

...every time when I'm on your blog,...I'm so amazed, that you're created again and again so wonderful cards,...every time I think, it doesn't go better,...and the next time I see it goes, however.....congrats to your beautiful works,....I hope you've understand my English....Ulrike

kyanos said...

WOW!!! this is beautiful... I love the way you've coloured that tilda, and you've added so many details... I think your grandson's teacher will adore this card

Monique said...

A wonderfull card Kim!
Love it!!!

Christina C. said...

What a lucky teacher to get a "Kim" original!!!!! I am certain she will treasure this beautiful card!
Love this gorgeously colored image and those wonderful flowers!!!!

Anne said...

This is so amazing! I love the litle tag and the hearts you have punched out. Just beautiful. :)

Tasha said...

Kim another beautifully crafted card. I love the colour tones and the beautiful embellishing
love tasha xx

scrappyjacky said...

Such a gorgeous card...I bet she just loved it.

Crystal said...

Oh my word Kim this is GORGEOUS!!! I LOVE the blue and the sparkle...Those flowers are just STUNNING!!!!

Safo said...

Прекрасная открытка! Как всегда чистые и нежные цвета и много новых элементов!

Cheryl said...

oh wow kim this is just amazing so love all the extra sparkle you add to your cards,hun and those flowers are just beautiful,hugs cheryl xxxxxx
Know what you mean about your wee grandson,hun I was a totaly wreck when mine had to start school i could not wait for the holidays,all the parents,would say to me oh are you mad,loving the children,at home no not mad just totally adored my children,after all we do not have them for long,hugs cheryl xxxxxxx

Cheryl said...

oh wow kim this is just amazing so love all the extra sparkle you add to your cards,hun and those flowers are just beautiful,hugs cheryl xxxxxx
Know what you mean about your wee grandson,hun I was a totaly wreck when mine had to start school i could not wait for the holidays,all the parents,would say to me oh are you mad,loving the children,at home no not mad just totally adored my children,after all we do not have them for long,hugs cheryl xxxxxxx

Danielle said...

What a spectacular card Kim .. and clearly made with a ton of love! Your colouring is exquisite as always and I love the Miss You tag and all the sparkle! This card will be cherished for sure! Good luck to Luca as he starts school! And enjoy your family get-together on Monday!!
Hugs, Danielle

Annchen said...

Hi Kim,
another stunning and softly sparkling card.
Tilda makes me sad :-)

Have a beautiful weekend, here is autumn, too!

charlene aka scrappygma said...

Kim your card is just beautiful ! I always admire your work...have a great day on Monday with all the family :)

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

As always your card is gorguss. Children grow so quick - how time flies. I remember each day all my girls went from nursery to pre-school....and still puts a lump in my throat. I now have it all to come with my Grand Daughter. She goes to nursery and never says good bye - just strolls in without a care in the world. It upsets her Mum cus she doesnt say bye-bye....but like I have said it shows she as settled well.
Keep up the beautiful cards Hun. I love popping by and taking a peek at your creations. Hugs Tammy xx

Gørils kreativiteter said...

Beautiful card! Lots of beautiful details... Love the colors!

Trudy said...

Wow Kim!!!! What a wonderful card ,
I love the image and the colours.
Hugs Trudy.

alina said...

it's such a wonderful card, Kim, gorgeous details! have a very nice weekend!
hugs, Alina

Rivien said...

Wahooo Kim :o)
It's a very lovley card! I love the colour tones and the beautiful embellishing.
Have a nice weekend

Hugs Riv

papirdilla said...

OMG, Kim! This is so beautiful! Your coloring is so great and the colors are wonderful. Tilda looks sad, but still she's so adorable:) I really like the tag and all the beautiful tulips.

have a great weekend.


Maris said...

great love your card, have a great weekend xx

Cheryl said...

OMG so beautiful,your grandson's nursery teacher will cherish this!!!
Hugs xx

Anonymous said...

Wow Kim!! Positively stunning :)

I know how you feel about kids growing up so fast. I can't believe my oldest will be starting Grade 2 next month. And my youngest is 2 1/2 & picking up what seems like 8 new words a day & making sentences.

Hugs x

Riet said...

So wonderful card Kim,I love the image and the colours.
So gorgeous papers and the details.

Liefs Riet.xx

Angelwood said...

Oh my! Another gorgeous card, Kim! This is stunning! Everytime I visit your blog and you color a Magnolia that I don't have, I rush out to buy the same image. LOL! My wallet is empty! ;) Angela

Elise said...

Oh Kim! Your post makes me giggle and yet so achey at the same time. I know how hard it is to see the little ones grow up .. way too quickly for our liking! I don't like it one little bit either! hehe! My little one just started pre-k on Monday .. and whew ... getting him ready for school was a big heartache for me. Why do they have to grow up huh? hehe!

Well, your card is perfect for the occasion, and I know Laura will LOVE and TREASURE this! You are AMAZING! Everything about this card is simply STUNNING beyond words from the colouring to the dp's to all of your wonderful details! I am so in love with your creations and thank you so much for being such an inspiration!

Have a wonderful weekend .. and I'm excited for you to see all of your family on Monday! Yayyy!

Big Hugs to You!

Sharon said...

Another stunning card Kim, I love it. Just one more week of sunshine would be nice and then when we're back from our hols on the 4th Sept I will be ready for autumn!

Linda W said...

oh my god see his so cute, and you colored her so perfect.

chris said...

This is unbelievably gorgeous, your artwork just keeps getting better and better.
I hope you have a great Monday Kim, I cant imagine not having my son at home, (he' only 11)dreading the day, so I think I know what you mean. have a great weekend too love chris xx

Maria Therese said...

Gorgeous Kim!!!!!!So love the sweet flower details, layers of magnolia border and fab coloring!!!!!!!!!!!!!!♥♥♥♥♥

Suze said...

Kim Wow what a cute card, very sweet and wonderful these colors
Hugs Suze xx

Crafty Lou said...

Hi! Oh how gorgeous is your card Kim,just love how your cards have so much lovely detail and Tilda is perfect.
Hope you have a great weekend with your family and some sunshine too.
hugs Lou.xx

Val said...

Kim - this is so beautiful, and a lovely commendation of your grandson's carer at Nursery.

The flowers on this are amazing. I would be really interested to know how you made these.


Karina Beck said...

Gorgeous card. Love the many details.
Have a great weekend.

heidy said...

Hi Kim I Think Luca,s nursery theatcher will love this.
Hugs Heidy

Lynda said...

Luca's Nursery Teacher is one lucky lady - what an absolutely charming and lovely card.

Love Lynda xxx

Kerry said...

oh Kim what a pretty card. I love how you use stickles on your card, I just can't creat this look on my own :-) Love Kerry xxx

sandra said...

Good luck to Luca, as he goes onto the next stage in his life. I bet his teacher loved this card. really love that image, and I so need that tag die. Have a lovely day Monday with your family. Love Sandra x

Anonymous said...

Wow Kim this is stunning, Sue x

Nannieflash said...

Stunning card Kim, your little grandsons teacher is going to love it, its so sweet to. With love and hugs Shirleyxxxxxx

Pia said...

OMG Kim what a beautiful card, love it !!!
have a nice week.
hugs Pia

Jacqueline's Weblog said...

What a cute card Kim, so sweet and so beautiful, as always!!
Hugs Jacqueline

craftycrafter said...

dear Kim why is it do you think that we really feel as though we know you and your family, this blog land is a lovely thing to be part of not just somewhere you look at cards others have made, anyway enough of this going on and back to the card as always yours is superb have a nice visit with your family,love Dorothy

Sarah K said...

Hi Kim what a beautiful card, such a lucky teacher to receive such a wonderful card. Have a lovely weekend xx

creacora said...

O Kim this is a beauty as ever the cards in the mag magazine are all so perfect I love the style off your cardmaking if I see a card that I like it always have your name on it

hugs Cora

mckinkle said...

What a beautiful card Kim and such a sweet tale behind it!

Luca's first day at 'big school' will be quite an experience for everyone!

I love seeing your QK in use, Im so glad Im not the only one! Seems we are quite a dying breed Kim!

Keryn x

Anneke said...

what a gorgeous card and tag kim.
she will love it.
and i can imagine that it is a big step for your grandson and his family.
little children are growing so fast.
i like the name luca, and i think it is an italian name.
have a nice weekend kim

Christine Riley said...

Absolutely gorgeous! I love your coloring and layout. Enjoy your extra long weekend :)
Hugs, Christine

Alice Wertz said...

awww... this melts my heart, Kim! what a sweet card! love it!

Annelie said...

Oh so sweet!!!

debby4000 said...

Wonderful card Kim, its so beautiful.

Guro said...

True beauty as always!!!! I love your beautifull creations, you really know how to make magic wih papers :-)
I know the feeling of kids grwing up to fast; can't belive that my two are in school both...

Have a lovely weekend!!!

Hugs Guro

Sarita said...

Stunning Kim, it looks as though it was a labour of love and I'm sure it will be treasured,
Love Sarita xx

Tracy said...

This is so sweet, I adore the image and all the elements are truly beautiful.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Melodie said...

Wow, such a beautiful card, really fantastic.

Marion said...

Morning Kim. Beautiful card and such a sweet image. Love the papers and all those flowers and that tag is scrummy.

Janette said...

Aww Kim how gorgeous is this card...well I know all your cards are but this is todays I agree about the weather, I threw the towel in last week, at least in the winter we don't expect sunshine....oh it's been dreadful...enjoy the

Dena said...

Kim! Such a wonderful card. Isn't she so sweet with her little tear? You showcased her beautifully!!!
Hugs, Dena

Anonymous said...

such a gorgeous card, one to treasure for sure.
Kate x

Eulanda said...

Wow this is gorgeous! Makes me wonder how you come up with stuff. Like, the doohickey border, then cutting it 3 times and placing your image within one of the layers. I'm so sorry but I'm going to have to case this. LOL!! I just love that idea!! In fact, I'm sure it will be on a card today yet. Sorry to hear your grandson is growing up too fast. hee hee. And I hope your visit with you son is a good one. Hugs!

Diane Whitehouse said...

What a beautiful card, Kim - Laura will be delighted and also tearful I imagine!
Diane x

Trish said...

Lovely card Kim, amazing attention to detail as always

Iren said...

This is so wonderful and sweet Kim!!! Love the image and Your coloring :) Fab emblishments too!


Lynsey said...

Hi Kim, what a wonderful card to give to your grandson's nursery teacher. I am sure she will treasure it! Hope you have a fantastic bank holiday weekend.
Hugs Lynsey x

Tineke's hobby said...

Wow a wonderfull card Kim Really sweet
Hugs Tineke

San said...

Beautiful cards kim love it!

Hughs San.

joey said...

Just Gorgeous Kim Hun!!! x

Therese said...

Wow, you are one populare woman...101 comments on this post, that`s pretty awesome.

But I do understand why:)
This card is reallu beautiful. Love all the glitter you`ve used and your colouring is just perfect. Beautiful papers and embellishment. :)

Joy said...

A dream of a card Kim. The colours are gorgeous and I adore those magnolia flowers xx

Mette said...

Lovely card and
amazing coloring!I love your design:))
Hugs Mette

Jannhild said...

Stunning!!! Omg its so beautiful, Kim!! Love all the details, and the image is so cute!! And your coloring is perfekt as usual ♥

Have a nice sunday!!
Hugs Jannhild

Denise and Louise said...

Oh wow Kim, this is gorgeous. Am loving the tag and the flowers are great.


Denise xx

Gloria said...

Wow SOooooo cute...

majo said...

Love this card totally. Love the diteals and colors . Hugs Majo

Marina said...

Your card is stunning Kim!
I love this image and all details and I'm sure the nursery teacher will love your card too!

Have a nice Sunday and a wonderful time with your family.


Sarpreet said...

This is gorgeous, great image and fab papers.

Liz's creative corner said...

Hi Kim, oh she will love it, it's gorgeous and perfectly done, your colourings spot and the details are fabulous, enjoy the rest of your weekend hun with all your family, hugs Liz xx

Sinikka said...

Hi Kim, a fab card again. Love the text on the tag and ofcourse al the glitter that you use.
An inspiration!!!!
I've got an award for you. Feel free to pick it up.
Hugs Sinikka

stephanne said...

Well, first off, this card is gorgeous and I think you have picked the perfect image for the type of card this is, your Grandsons teacher will surely adore it. It's hard to watch them grow up, seems like everything happens so fast!! I hope you and your family enjoy your time together this Monday!
hugs, stephanne

Marrie said...

Hello Kim

What a wonderfull card.

Greetings Marrie

Sueli Pinheiro said...

Very beautiful this card! The colors are fantastic. I'm your fan. Congratulations!

Sueli Pinheiro said...

What material do you use to paint? Copics, watercolor pencils or pens aquarelaveis? I'm trying to learn and I'm still testing each.

Georgia said...

WOW! This is sooo stunning Kim! The image is adorable and I love the gorgeous colours and glitter you've used and the flowers are so pretty! Your colouring is so fantastic, Luca's nursery teacher will love it, I hope everything goes well for him when he starts big school in September! :)
Love, Georgia xx

Miria said...

Oh, Kim this card is adorable and I love the way you put in the tag! Have a nice Monday with your family. Miria

Niki Estes said...

Gorgeous card, Kim! Your coloring is amazing!

Gunilla/Nilla said...

Such a pretty card. Love the colourcombo on the flowers and the sweet Tilda is adorable. You are a great inspiration.

Take care and a big hug to you//Gunilla

Caroline said...

Hello Kim,
Beautiful card, so lovely !!!
Have a nice day.

maxine said...

Hi Kim this is a stunning card, I love the colours and the detail. Your grandsons nursery teacher is very lucky to receive of your very special cards.
hugs maxine

mustavcoffee said...

Hi Kim this is a beautiful card, Tilda is so pretty here, I wish I could come to terms with her having only eyes but you make her lovely anyway. Love the colour you've used, so classy. Hope you had a lovely weekend:D xxx
p.s don't you just love her boots???he he he xx

Jorunn said...

Oh wow kim!!!
The card is amazing!! the coloring is just perfect, and the layout and details are gorgeous too!!!
It is sad that they grow up so fast, but you still have so many joys in so many stages ahead of you to share with your dear grandson.


michele said...

Beautiful card Kim :) hope you have had a wonderful day with your family today hugs xx

megastamper said...

oh kim, my dear, your card is so lovely and really wonderful. such sweet details again.
have a nice day,
big hugs, bea

Milnie said...

gorgeous card Kim, im sure Laura will love it!

Vanja said...

Stunning card, Kim! Fabulous colouring.
hugs, Vanja

Pops x said...

Stuunigly, breath takingly, anazingly GORGEOUS :) wow!!!! hugs Pops x

doris said...

A wonderful card Kim...!!
Looooove it!!

xox doris

Kim said...

Absolutely gorgeous Kimmie! This is stunning! Luca's nursery teacher is going to love it! Stunning Tilda hun!

velta said...

Simply put...just stunning Kim! Your detail to design is a real treasure that you have in your are so gifted! I hope you won't be sad about the school thing...although I am not there yet (and it will kill me) you take it one day at a time...that is all you can do...much more in life to come with happiness to you!!!

~Denise Lynn~ said...

Just darling! That hidden tag is super sweet too. Beautiful coloring and amazing details! Love it! :)

Katinka said...

Ooooh Kim, it's sooooo beautiful and amazing!!!


Nicola said...

Stunning creation Kim, such a beautiful image and I love how you have given a tear drop - so appropriate. Your floral arrangements are exquisite and Laura will treasure this masterpiece.
Nicola -x-

Nicola said...

Stunning creation Kim, such a beautiful image and I love how you have given a tear drop - so appropriate. Your floral arrangements are exquisite and Laura will treasure this masterpiece.
Nicola -x-

Helene said...

again a beautiful card! I will have to try this weathered wood color, it looks very nice! Your are my inspiration!
hugs from Quebec
Helene xx

Tammi said...

Oh this is sweet, the miss you sentiment is perfect as is all of your beautiful card!! Your details always amaze me!

Anonymous said...

Adorable card, such a pretty Tilda :)
Carole x