Saturday, September 4, 2010

Stupendous Saturday......


Here we are at the weekend yay! I have had quite a hectic week. Our decorator is still beavering away and this time in our bedroom which with me being a creature of habit has been so hard. Living in the middle of the room. Not being able to read at night as no curtains or table lamp. Plus trying to find everything that I moved each day just to get ready. But, I am pleased to say he has now finished our room and I can today put it all back together again phew! I would like to share with you today a Wedding Frame I made for Crafts U Love.

I stood it next to a silver candle lamp that my daughter Claire bought for me. I love it Claire knows just what I like I am so lucky to have her. I first of all painted the frame with Ranger's paint dabbers in white. Then I sprayed it with iridescent gold glimmer mist. Then I coloured my Magnolia images with distress ink pads.

I also added star dust stickle glue for my sprinkly spronkly.

I used the new Magnolia Doo Hickey dies which I love! Here is the Swirl and Leaf and the Flower. Which has all been glimmered and stickled to death.

I added crackle paint to the tag and here you can see the teeny tiny stamps that I bought at the NEC from the Magnolia stand which I love to use.

Here is the other reason that I have been anxious over. My adorable Grandson Luca. He started school this week and I was more nervous than him. Here is is on his second day of school on a visit to me to show me his school uniform and I am pleased to report everything was great! ( I love the socks just like my Son used be neither up nor down) As you can see by the smile on his face he is so happy to be a big boy now and loves school another phew! Unfortunately, he has to have another operation on his eyes next week. Which will disrupt his settling in so please say a little one for him that the operation is successful and that it doesn't affect his starting his new school. Needless to say I will be all over the place, but I know that he is in good hands at Great Ormond Street hospital those surgeons are geniuses!

Well, sorry it has been a long post and I thank you so much for your visit and I wish you all a wonderful weekend!

kim x

inks used
skin - tattered rose, antique linen
hair - antique linen, black soot, brushed corduroy
dress and suit - black soot
street lamp - black soot, weathered wood, vintage photo


Kort og Søm said...

Oh..this is gorgous Kim!
Hope you have a lovely weekend,
hugs Fredrikke :O)

Angelwood said...

Oh this is stunning! What a perfect picture frame for a wedding photo! You are amazing Kim! Love it!

Aww... your grandson is precious! ;) He has your smile! big hugs, Angela

Nilla said...

So adorable, Kim! Love all the details! LOvely work! Hugs Nilla

Lorraine A said...

GORGEOUSSS !!! Oh wow !! Kim this is just stunningly beautiful !!! I am gob struck !!
Thanks for all your inspiration Kim !!

Lols x x x

chrissy xx said...

Simply Stunning card. Laughed about you having no curtains LOL glad you didn't explain how you got to your bed at night!!!
Will say a Big one for Luca.

Linda W said...

Beautyful as allways.
And your grandson is so cute, i hope everthing is going good for him. Is a adorable schoolboy.

Riet said...

So wonderful Kim,I love the images and the colours.
So beautiful details.
I love the photo,so sweet.

Hugs Riet.x

Fleur said...

Oh Kim, this is truly stunning, it is just full of beautiful detail, will be thinking of you & your family when Luca has his operation.
Hugz Fleur xXx

*Ellen* said...

what a wonderful idea this is for a picture frame

downrightcrafty said...

Hi Kim, oh look at him and what a fab colour for a school uniform and look at the smile, a memory their to treasure

sorry the frame, stunning as always hun and love those swirls and flourishes, might have to treat myself to some can feel some internet shopping coming on. The little tag is lovely too, overall another one of your stunning creations which inspires us all
Hugs Kate xx

Trish said...

Hey Kim, I bet all the redorating looks wonderful! .
I love your wedding frame, it is stunning!
Luca looks adorable in his new school uniform, good luck for his eye op, I really hope it all goes well xxx

De Roelies said...

Very beautyfull wedding frame Kim and nice foto from Luca
Hugs Lilian

Anonymous said...

Hi Kim
love the frame, so pretty.
I will say a BIG prayer for Luca.

May Britt said...

What a pretty frame.. lovely as usual.. and what a happy little boy on his way to his first day of school..

Denise and Louise said...

So glad you put this on your blog - was blown away by it when I saw it at Crafts U Love and am still blown away!! Your grandson is a very handsome young man and looks great in his uniform (despite the socks!!)

Denise xx

Miss StampAlot said...

Adorable frame, and such a cutie that young man =)

megastamper said...

oh kim, the frame looks o marvellous and lovely.

your grandson is so sweet. wishing him the best for the schooltime.

have a wonderful weekend, my friend.

big hugs, bea

Trudy said...

So adorable, Kim! Love all the details!
and nice foto from Luca
Hugs Trudy

Sandie said...

Oh Kim, poor Luca :( I do hope the operation is a success, thinking of you all.

I just adore your frame. All the detailing.. it's just stunning. I'm still holding off on the doo hickey dies, because we all know that once we start, there's no stopping us!!

Have a great day,

Grenouille Greetings said...

I've just been catchin up with your recent creations (I've been away to Prague) and I must say they are darlin!!! This little photo frame is brilliant! Your flowers and swirls are divine and of course the happy couple are gorgeous too.

Luca looks adorable in his school uniform and I will keep him and his forthcoming surgery in my thoughts. Warmest wishes, Lesley

Maris said...

hi Kim, what a great project you made, its a present, and ohhhh poor Luca, big hug for him, he looks so hansom in his uniform xxx

Mo said...

Dear Kim!
Your wedding frame is soooooo gorgeous and your grandson too cute...

Ulrike*** said... first,...a great creation,..a wonderful frame for a surely beautiful wedding photo,.....and son begins school the 18th of september,..I'm so curious about,...I hope you'll undestand my English...wish u a nice day Ulrike

alina said...

the frame is just awesome, KIm!
lovely picture of your grandson, I wish him good luck at school, but also with the surgery!
hugs, Alina

Tasha said...

Ahhh Luca is a cutie pie isnt he! Im am sure that his operation will go so smoothly and he will be back at school in no time. Children are very resilient arent they, its us adults that arent.
What a beautiful altered project, its realy stunning, such a fabulous gift
love tasha xx

Lia said...

Hi Kim
such a awesome frame, I love the wedding tilda serie and yoú made this beautful project
hugs lia

mustavcoffee said...

Hi there Kim, you've created a beautiful frame, really special. Your Grand son is gorgeous, the very best for his op next week, I will say a little prayer for you all:D xxx

Marte said...

Dearest Kim! Thank you so much for your heartwarming comments! They meen so much to me! :)
What a great frame! It would be perfect for our new wedding photos, guess I have to find my crafting supplies after cleaning our apartment tonight :)
Thank you so much for the inspiration! And Luca's smile made me so happy, he's just SO beautiful!!
Hugs, Marte

chris said...

Hi Kim please dont apologise for your long post, your posts are always interesting. I really hope Luca continues to enjoy school and his operation goes well.
My one and only son starts secondry school on Monday, I think as long as they are Happy thats all that counts.

On to your frame, how I would love to see this in the real world, the way you have done it is JUST AMAZING its such a change to see something different from a card.
would love to see you create your works of art.
back soon love chris xx

Nannieflash said...

Hi Kim, wow thats beautiful, and such a lovely pressie for a new couple, the work youve put into it is fabulous and all in all its stunning.
I will praying that everything goes well for him next week with his eye operation, Im sure that GO hospital will do a brilliant job on them. With love and hugs Shirleyxxxx

6 wacky women said...

Absolutely gorgeous frame, Kim
Your details are stunning!!
Love the pic of Luca...he's such a handsome little guy!! All the best to him on his surgery, I will certainly say a "little one" for him that all goes well!!

Karen x

sandra said...

The frame is stunning Kim. You are such a talented lady. Love the magnolia dies. And what can I say about big boy Luca, his massive smile says it all. Love the socks, neither up nor down. Hope his operation goes well, i'm sure it will. Love Sandra x

Sharon Keanly said...

A stunning frame Kim. Just love all the detail. Luca is a gorgeous little boy and looks so cute in his new school uniform. His case is almost as big as he I wish him all the best for his next operation. hugs and blessings, Sharon x

Lil Daffodil said...

Hi Lim,
Astonishinly gorgeous card. I love the image and the flowers are beautiful. Very classy.
Fiona x

Crystal said...

AWW Kim this frame is absolutely GORGEOUS!!!! LOVE this idea and your image is fabulous!!! AWWW your gs is sooo precious!!! Have a wonderful weekend!

Louise said...

Well hun :) Now you make me eyes tear up for a diffrent reason. ;)
This frame is totally adorable :) I just love everything about it, but the flowers and your colouration of the lovely couple is stunning.
A real peace of art :)
Hugs ♥
(I hope your bedroom comes back to order soon so everything goes back to "normal". That´s the way we like it ;))

E.T said...

love the work Kim! Fabulous!
Prayers for Luca...

heidy said...

Just Gorgeous Kim,Beautiful project.
hugs Heidy

Sue said...

Kim this is so gorgeous,Your GS looks just like my Son used to after school.

Tineke's hobby said...

Oh this is stunning Love all the details

And your grandson is so cute
Hugs Tineke

Bernadet said...

The frame is fabulous Kim!!!
also the dies from Magnolia
Your grandson is such a lovely boy;)

Maria Therese said...

Gorgeous frame!! So sweet!!!

Sinikka said...

What an extreme beautiful frame. I'm speechless.
So nice dekorated and love the little scene you made.
You are a real inspiration for all bloggers!!!!
So cute your grandson looks in his school uniform. My favorit colour!!!!
I will cross my fingers that the operation will go well.
Have a great sunday while reorganize your bedroom.
Hugs Sinikka

papirdilla said...

Oh, this frame is really gorgeous work, Kim!! So beautiful details and colours. I love it...:)

Wish you a great weekend!


durvina said...

What e great idea, the photo frame, and i really love it.
And your grandson look so cute what a beautyfull boy!!

Hugs, Durvina

Hazel (Didos) said...

WOW this frame is stunning. Love it, bet its much more glitzy in real life too, Never seem to get the true glitz across.
Luca looks so happy in his uniform. Hope all goes well next week for him, Hazelxoxo

Marrie said...

Hello Kim

This frame is beautiful i love the details.

And your grandson is so cute in his new school uniform.

Thank you so much for your comments on my blog.

Have a wonderful weekend.

Judi said...

Hi Kim

Love what you have done with the frame - it really is GORGEOUS!

Glad to hear your grandson got on OK at school, my youngest starts in just over a week, bless her! Hope all goes well with the op.


Judi xxx

Sue said...

Hi hun
aww gorgeous card,luv the flowers they look stunning, oh hope the decorating is soon done, hope Luca had great day at school, sue,x

Therese said...

I love this frame, so delicate. So many beautiful details. Gorgeous work.

Your grandson is so cute...look at that smile;) Hope everything goes well for him next week. Hugs :)

The Crafty Goat Girl said...

Hi Kim, love the photo of Luca, love the sock comment, how lovely!

Beautiful frame, such a great wedding gift.

Have a super weekend, hugs Heidi xx

Kerry said...

Hi Kim,

I love the frame and all the details you have added. The little stamps are just great for projects liks this.

Luca looks very grown up in his uniform. Hope all goes well with his op.

Love Kerry xxx

jaimie said...

Hi Kim,

love what you did with the photoframe!

And your grandson looks very happy , enjoy that moment !

Greetings, jaimie

Juls said...

wow, this is utterly amazing!! so sweet and romantic! hugs Juls

craftycrafter said...

what a darling little boy he seems, what a big step he is taking, I know how you feel, as I went through it when Jack started school but he is 14 now, time has flown,oh and back to the blog stuff, sorry Kim got carried away, your frame is very beautiful,love Dorothy

Net said...

Oh what a gorgeous boy Luca is! I hope his operation goes well, he looks so grown up in his uniform.

The frame is beautiful Kim, a perfect gift for newly weds.

Elise said...

Oh Kim ... Luca is so HANDSOME standing there so proud and happy as can be in his little uniform! :) What a gorgeous little boy you have all got there! I'm happy to hear that he's loving school ... which makes us worry a little less huh? hehe! :) I too hope his surgery goes very well, and his recovery will be a safe and speedy one. :)

As for your FABULOUS photo frame .. well .. I LOVE IT! I love the pure colors with touches of distress, along with all the WONDERFUL elements you always add! It's always such A DELIGHT for me to visit and see your newest all the time!!!! You're amazing!

ps .. I'm happy to hear that your bedroom is done. Whew!! I wouldn't like sleeping in the middle of the room either and trying to find things every day too! lol!

Big Hugs to You!

Kelly Schelske said...

What a fabulous frame Kim, it's beautiful!

Luca is such a handsome boy! Wishing him all the best for his eye surgery and recovery and hoping that he settles back in quickly!

Hugs, Kelly

Helene said...

beautiful wedding frame!Wow!
Luca is so cute in his uniform I will praying for him. A nice surgery, no complications and a quick come back to school
Big hugs for you and him
and don't worry prayers from Quebec are very good! Lol!
Helene xx

The Crafting Cook said...

Gorgeous frame! Love these Magnolias- still haven't used my flower dies yet!!!
Isn't your grandson adorable! He looks so handsome in his new uniform- hope all goes well with his operation next week.

Take care, Teresa xx

Anne Kristine said...

Gorgeous frame,Kim!!!
So many lovely details!
Adorable grandson :o))
Have a nice day.
Hugs Anne

Anonymous said...

So,so beautiful, love the colours, perfect for a wedding frame...

Lovely to hear Luca has enjoyed his first day, your in my thoughts for his operation. Bet your like me and would swap places with him in a flash, been through some worrying times with my two but kids are so tough, they fair so much better than us don't they...

Thinking of you all, take care

Jacqueline's Weblog said...

What a beautiful creation Kim, so romatic! And your grandson looks so lovely.
Hugs Jacqueline

Terry said...

Hiya my sweet friend, your photophrame is absolutely AMAZING...just love what you did, the flowers are to die for.....wowwwwiee..And yep as usual your coloring is beautifull thanks for sharing sweetie. Hugs Terry
Your grandson is just tooo cute and he has a beautifull smile...

Anne said...

Oh Bless him!! What a handsome little man he is! Such a worrying time, isn't it? I have been in the same boat this week too Kim as my 'baby' started Middle School on Thursday - I've chewed down to the first knuckle!! LOL! Everything crossed for Luca's op - he will be absolutely fine, I'm sure {{{HUG}}}

Your frame is just adorable! What a super idea and so beautifully made. Gorgeous colouring as always Kim! Have a good week and try not to worry. Mwah! xx

Alice Wertz said...

so glad to hear that you will have your room back =) and oh! Luca is so handsome in his uniform! hope his surgery goes well! he, his family and you are in my thoughts. =)

LOVE your gorgeous wedding frame! so elegant and beautiful!! just amazing!! thanks for sharing, Kim!!

Nicoline said...

What a gorgeous frame is that!!! Love it!

I can imagine you're glad your room is finished. Ik would be too if I were you ;-)

And Luca looks realy cool!!!


Melodie said...

What charming wedding-card with so affectionate details.
And Luca is a pretty boy.

ingridskaartenhuis said...

Hello Kim,
What a lovely wedding card.
Yoyr grandson lookes lovely to.
greetings Ingrid

Shazza said...

absolutely stunning Kim, I jsut love how you colour with the DI's. I need practice.
Your grandson is a wee cutie x

Yvonne said...

Hello Kim!
I have just one word for your pictureframe: GOURGELICIOUS!!! (even though I don't think that is a

Good to here your room is finished, isn't it just awful living in kaos?

Luca is soo adorable in his uniform! My daughter envie the kids in England that have uniform! She think it's so cool, but in Norway we don't have that at our schools.
I'll keep my fingers and toes crossed for him for the surgery and the schoolsettling. Hope everything works out perfectly!

Have a wonderful Sunday, both you and your family :)
Hugs and love, Yvonne

Marina said...

Wow Kim! The frame is absolutely stunning! I love it!

And your grandson looks very cute!
I wish him all the best and keep my fingers crossed for the surgery and that everything goes well.


Sarita said...

Your frame is stunning Kim, I adore all the embellishments, what a fantastic keepsake.
Your grandson looks so cute, I love his matching bag!!
I'm sure he will be just fine, he certainly is in the best hands,
Love Sarita xx

Renkata said...

wow Kim, what can I say.... my words are gone..... :)

Ingela (Ninni) said...

Oh what a cute little gandson you have, I love his wonderful smile. I love your photoframe too.

Hugs Ingela

MarieL said...

Kim, this is absolutely adorable. It is breathtaking!!!!

Luca looks so cute in his school uniform. All the best with the operation....he'll be fine, Kim

Tracy said...

Hi Kim,
I love this frame it's so beautiful and what a lovely idea.
I will say a prayer for Luca, but he's in good hands and children bounce back so well, i'm sure he'll be fine. You'll be more worried than he will be.
Have a good week
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Nikki said...

It's a gorgeous project Kim & Luca looks so adorable in his uniform. My Son's first day is this tuesday so I share your anxieties, I hope his op goes ok, luckily little ones seem to heal very quickly & I'm sure his classmates will be very interested to hear all the gory details!!!
Nikki xxx

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

gorgeous picture frame!
I wish for nothin but THE MOST SKILLED DRS EVER to be working on sweet Luca!!!
He is perfectly gorgeous Kim!!!

CraftyC said...

Wow Kim, your frame is gorgeous, what a wonderful gift. Hugs to Luca and hope everything goes well at the hospital. He looks so proud in this piccie!

Pia said...

So wonderful Kim,I love the images and the colours
Have a nice week
hugs Pia

Tonje said...

Gorgeous photo frame (and grandson, of course...) Love the flowers in the bottom corner and all the glitter!

May-Bente said...

Amazing Wedding card,Kim!!
I love the flowers you have made.

I hope everything is going good for the little boy( Big School boy).
Hugs and warm thoughts from me:))

Caroline said...

Hello Kim,
Your frame is absolutely fabulous.
Have a nice day.

Scrapmumur said...

My dear Kim, your creation is fantastic!!!
Beautiful combination of details.
The little couple is adorable.
Have a nice day.
Big hugs, Murielle

Kathy said...

WOW Kim that picture frame is gorgeous!!! You know how I love all the white you use!! It is beautiful and wish I could muster up the nerve to try it out!! LOL I know my efforts would be useless!! haha
All the details are gorgeous and I know whomever the lucky receiver will love it!!
AAAAWWWW look at that picture!!! Too cute KIm!!! Love the socks too!!! haha that is boys for you!! Glad to hear he likes it and will def. say a prayer for his surgery!
Take care!

Annie said...

oh my Kim! you have pulled the stops out with this fabulous creation - such gorgeous sparkle and embellishments! best wishes to Luca for his operation.
hugs, annie x

doris said...

Stunning project... Fabulous details!!

xox doris

Georgia said...

This is an absolutely beautiful frame Kim, wow!! Tilda and Edwin look so cute and I love the gorgeous flowers! I'm so glad Luca's first day went well, he looks so cute in his uniform, and I hope everything goes OK with his operation! :) Love, Georgia xx

Mel said...

Hello Kim, wow your frame is just amazing. Your Grandson looks so proud to be wearing his uniform and his book bag is nearly as big as him, bless. I have left you an award on my blog ~ Mel x

Jodi said...

Kim, this is a beautiful frame you have made!! I love the colors and image choice!! Your grandson looks so happy that he is starting school!! My niece just started also, she is 3 years old.
Jodi =)

Sandra said...

Your frame looks beautiful! Love the flowers!

Luca looks like a happy little fellow. Sending good thoughts your way for Luca!

Kamilla said...

OMG Kim, this is so stunning, I want to get remarried so you can sent this to me ;)
Outrageous gorgeous!!!
Hugs Camilla

May Britt said...

I just pop in to say that I have a Blog Award fro you on my blog.. :O)

regina said...


wow very beautiful!!!

love your blog!!

gr regina

Nina S. B. Macaulay said...

Oh my goodness!! This frame is just adorable!! Beautiful details and I love the flowers! Great keep sake.
I like the candle stick too, lucky you to have a daughter that knows just what you like :O)
Luca looks great in his school uniform, very smart boy, and funny about the socks! Lol
I wish him the best for his operation.
Hugs And good wishes from Nina xx

Lilian said...

Kim! I haven't visited in a while and I do apologize! WOW WOW WOW! I love your new blog look! You're cards and creations are fantastic as ever! Thank you for sharing Lucas' adorable picture. Sending him lots good luck and good wishes on his eye operation... Take care and don't stress... It'll be ok!

Monique said...

Wow, this is a very beautiful card!
I have a surprise on my blog for you on September 6th!

Anneke said...

such an adorable grandson kim.
you must be so proud.
he is very hansom with his beautiful eyes and hair

dawnmarieg said...

Oh Kim I'm sorry I never knew about Luca's eye op. Hope it all went well. I've been so caught up with myself you forget that other things are happening.xx

Tammi said...

I just love your beautiful frame Kim, what a lovely gift! I'll keep your sweet grandson in my prayers, he's so cute in his uniform! :) ~hugs

Suzie Q said...

Super frame Kim and i've touched it! lol x
what a fab photo of Luca he looks so grown up, all the best to him for his trip to the hospital i am sure he will be in good hands x
Suzie qx

Anonymous said...

Amazing photo frame Kim - so beautiful.
What a wonderful uniform Luca has - gorgeous colour!
I hope all goes well with his operation :-)
Carole x

Nicola said...

Sorry to hear Luca needs another operation, I am sending him all my love and best wishes, awe he sure is a wee cracker and looks so grown up in his uniform.
Wowee your frame is breathetakingly beautiful and such a work of art.
Nicola -x-

Eulanda said...

Super duper uber gorgeous!! And your grandson is a handsome mister and going to be heart breaker one day!!

Malin E said...

WOW!! Gorgeous!!! I love the frame in every way!!
Hugs Malin