Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Welcome Christmas....

Hello,

It is such a cold and crispy morning but with beautiful sunshine here. Hope you too are enjoying beautiful autumn weather. I would like to say a HUGE thank you to you all for your lovely caring wishes for Luca. I told him and he was very happy. The operation went really well and he is back to normal, his happy, bouncing enjoying life to the full self. Your support means so much to me so big hugs to you all!


I got my Magnolia Stamp Club Kit in the post and they are so sweet! Just had to ink up this little sweetie. I have stamped her with Versafine black onyx onto Waterford 300gsm hp water colour paper.

The flowers are sprayed with iridescent gold glimmer mist.

I stamped the snowflake stamps with Stazon brown onto acetate and on the reverse side to the ink I covered the image with dries clear glue and sprinkled this with glitter. Then when dry I cut the snowflakes out. I clear embossed the sentiment which I stamped with Aged Mahogany.


Thank you so very much for your visit and I wish you all a wonderful day!

love
kim x

inks used
skin - antique linen, tattered rose
hair - walnut stain, black soot, brushed corduroy
dress and socks - bundled sage, walnut stain
holly - shabby shutters, aged mahogany

118 comments:

Michele said...

Such a beautiful card Kim. Gorgeous colouring of the image and love the wonderful details also. Hugs Michele x

Marie said...

Wonderful sweet card Kim! And so are your creations for the new Magnolia Ink. Really great work!
xMarie

mustavcoffee said...

Hi Kim, So glad to hear everything went well for Luca. I love your new card, fabulous colours and such a sweet image, it's gorgeous, have a lovely week:0) xx

Trudy said...

WOW!!!!What a stunning card Kim,
beautiful colors and flowers!!
Hugs Trudy

Magali said...

What a stunning creation Kim, your snowflakes flowers are amazing !!!
Big Hugs
Mag :)

Maris said...

what a great, stunning card you made, and for luca, a big kiss xx

Tineke's hobby said...

Such a beautiful card Kim Gorgeous colouring of the image and your snowflakes flowers are amazing
So glad to hear everything went well for Luca
Hugs Tineke

Nilla said...

Wow, glitter lady! A wonderful card, love the soft colors of this Christmas card! Hugs Nilla

Carina said...

Wonderful card :) I love the details with the flowers and snowflakes, så gorgeous!
And of course Tilda, she is so perfectly painted as always.

Wish you a wonderful wednesday :) Hugs Carina

Miria said...

Hi, Kim. I'm so happy hearing good news about Luca. This card is another beauty from you! Thank you for sharing the tip about snowflakes! Hugs. Miria

Ulrike*** said...

..it's good hearing that it's going better with him (I think that was an awful English, I hope you undestand it),...when I look out my window, I see a lot of clouds, raimy clouds, this morning I couldn't see the sun,....it was raining the whole morning,....but now,...your card;....simply great, I love your wonderful creations and colorations,...always so beautiful,..now,...I wish u a wonderful day...Ulrike

heidy said...

Glad to hear Luca is fine
Your card is stunning,love the snowflakes
Hugs Heidy

Lisa said...

Hi Kim, Wow this is beautiful! I love this sweet Tilda image and such gorgeous embellishments. So glad to hear Luca is doing well and is back to his 'bouncy' self :o)

Lisa x

chris said...

Hi Kim, so pleased your grandson is getting back to his old self.
your card is stunning its just amazing.
your weather sounds much the same as ours in Lincolnshire today.
hugs chris xx

Donna said...

Another gorgeous card Kim, love all the sparkle, glitter and the image is so cute, one of my favs from the new releases. Glad to hear your grandson is doing alright now.
hugs
Donna xx

Sue said...

Hi ya hun
glad to hear the op went well and all is ok.
Totally gorgeous card as always hun, awesome colouring,gorgeous papers & embelies, luv all the sparkle. Beautiful day here but im freezin in me office, gona have to dig some thights out soon no more bare legs! lol, sue,x

martina's kaartjes said...

What a perfect card ! love the glitter parts !! great job,
greetings, martina
x

Lenas kort said...

A super cute card :-) Just love it!

Margo said...

Oh, this card is beautiful en wonderful !

San said...

beautiful card Kim!

Tracey T said...

Hi Kim, so pleased to hear that Luca is doing well. Your card is absolutely beautiful - I love looking at your cards! Tracey T x

Fleur said...

Gorgeous card Kim, the image is so sweet & I love the vintage feel.
Hugz Fleur xXx

scrappyjacky said...

Gorgeous card,Kim....love the sparklyness!

Lynda said...

Oh it's stunning Kim and I love her rosie cheeks and those beautiful glistening flowers.

Love Lynda xxx

Lil Daffodil said...

Hi Kim,
Gorgeous colours and papers and a really sweet Tilda. Fantastic crafting.
Hugs,
Fiona x

Dena said...

Kim, your card is so very pretty! What a cute Tilda. I can't believe you cut those snowflakes out!!! Wow, beautiful!
Hugs, Dena

Chris said...

Absolutely gorgeous Kim and what a cutie she is. Fantastic colouring as always and I love what you did with snowflakes and flowers together, they look wonderful. So glad Luca is OK and back to his normal self. Hugs, Chris xx

*Ellen* said...

whow she is gorgeous whit all that sparkle, love the colors

durvina said...

Love your card, nice sparkles, folwers and colouring.

hugs, Durvina

Val said...

Stunning, stunning - just love it.

It is really pleasing to hear Luca is back to his normal fun self.

Love
Valxx

Trish said...

What a beautiful Christmas card! So glad Luca is doing so well x

Monique said...

"GORGEOUS" card!
Wonderful crafting!
greetings
Monique

creacora said...

I love the soft colours a beautiful card Kim !!

Greethings Cora xx

jaimie said...

Hi Kim,

Great that everting is going wel with Luca !!

And wauw your card is gorgeous!

Greetings, Jaimie

Safo said...

Прелестная открытка!!Заснеженные цветы сказочно красивые!

Anne said...

Oh this is STUNNING!
I loooove the frosted effects with the snowflakes in the flowers, its georgeus!

Hugs, Anne.

Tammi said...

Gorgeous snowflake flowers, love the look! Pretty card Kim! ~hugs

Janette said...

Such a beautiful card again Kim, so happy Luca is back to his sweet self again.xx

Riet said...

Ohhh wowww Kim,So wonderful card,I love the image and the colours.
So beautiful papers and the flowers.

Hugs Riet.x

Jacqueline's Weblog said...

What a gorgeous card Kim, she is so lovely!
Hugs Jacqueline

Maria Therese said...

Gorgeous Kim!!! I so love the sweet snowflakes inside the flowers!!And the gorgeous vintage style, and you Know I love your glitter!!

Tara said...

Your cards give me so much pleasure Kim, they are always so delicate and beautiful and I love how you glitter everything! Can't wait to see you at the NEC! ;o) Take care and big hugs, Tara xx

Anesha said...

Beautiful card, love it! Glad to hear your grandson is doing better. Anesha

* Shaz * said...

Gorgeous card as always Kim..glad to hear all went well with Luca xx

charlene said...

Just beautiful as always Kim ! Glad little Luca is doing ok.
Hugs♥

Kathy said...

Hello Kim!
I hope all is well with you and glad to hear that Lucas is on the mend!!
This is just adorable!! Love all the sparkle and the snowflakes look gorgeous against the colored flowers!! I will have to try that out!!!
Take care and have a lovely rest of the week!
:)Kathy

MarieL said...

Oh Kim, this is so devine. What a beautiful work of art. Love it, Love it, love it....

Hugs ... Marie

craftymum said...

Beautiful card Kim. Glad Luca is okay
Thanks for visiting and commenting on my blog recently. It means a lot!
Hugs sarah x

Georgia said...

Wow Kim! This is so, so gorgeous! This is Tilda is so cute and I love the glitter you've added and those stunning flowers, I love it! :) Love, Georgia xx

Pops x said...

Gorgeous sweetie the colours are fab, love your papers too big hugs love Pops x

sandra said...

Love this Tilda, OK I love all Tilda's, but so love the way your colouring brings them to life. All the embellishments are fab. Glad Luca is back to his normal self and his op went well, and glad all our comments made him happy. Love Sandra x

Judi said...

As always another GORGEOUS creation, oh, how I admire your creativity!!

Glad to hear that Luca is OK now, it's always such a worry when the little ones have health problems.

Hugs

Judi xx

alina said...

Wonderful!!!!!!!!!!!
Hugs to you and Luca!
Alina

Ingela (Ninni) said...

Wow Kim, you have made it again a gorgeous card. I love the snowflakes and your way of sparkling. You are the best!!!

Hugs Ingela

Thea said...

Hi Kim,
I have found your blog, all your creation are so beautiful!
Hugs
Thea

Moni said...

Hi Kim, stunning card as always, love your colouring and all details. Hugs,moni

Camilla said...

Just amazing!! This image makes me smile:))
Hugs, Camilla

joy said...

Wonderful card kim. Love the Tilda and all the gorgeous details.

Crafty Lou said...

Hi!Kim she is just so sweet,her little face is coloured amazing-as all.
A truly gorgeous card,hugs Lou.xx

gina g said...

Absolutely stunning creation Kim.

I'm so glad to hear that Luca is back to normal now so mummy and nanny can relax lol. luv gina xx

Only By His Grace said...

Hi Kim,
Such a darling card. This Tilda is so cute and coloured beautifully.
Love the snowflakes with the flowers. There is always so many things to look at on your cards.
So glad Luca is doing well and back to normal.
Hugs Marion (Maz)

Jane said...

Oh I'm so pleased Luca's operation went well Kim, what a relief for you all! I love your card, such gorgeous colours and your details - WOW! those snowflakes are an amazing idea! stunning! hugs, Jane xxx

Christina C. said...

Kim, whenever I visit your blog, it just takes my breath away. Your work is unbelievable!!!! This card is a work of art that should be framed!!!
Your attention to detail is amazing.

Cheryl said...

Oh its GORGEOUS,love the vintage feel to this and the beautiful snowflakes!!!
Hugs xx

6 wacky women said...

So beautiful, Kim
Your coloring and details are gorgeous!!

Karen x

Jannie said...

Such a beautiful card Kim. Gorgeous colouring and I love the wonderful details.

Hugs Jannie.

angelwhispers said...

Beautiful and loving the soft colour you have used!!! Chanelle xxx

debby4000 said...

Oh Kim fabulous, adorable card.
Glad to hear the op went well hope its the last one, it must be an awful worry each time.
luv
Debby

Melodie said...

Wow, Kim, such a gorgeous card, I'm speechless, it's sooo beautiful.
Hugs
Melodie

Ann-Charlotte's blogg said...

She´s cute as candy! ;-)

Alice Wertz said...

she is just adorable! such a sweet card, Kim! love it! so glad to hear that Luca is doing well, too! =)

May-Bente said...

Gorgeous card, Kim!!

Hugs from me:))

Marina said...

Ooooh, I overlooked it totally :O(, but I'm glad to hear all went well with Luca.

Your card is just gorgeous!
This image, the colours, the embellies, the sparkle, all is so beautiful and fits perfectly together.

Hugs,
Marina

Angela said...

Oh so beautiful, Kim! Gorgeous coloring and just love all the sparkle!!! big hugs, Angela

Kerttu said...

Pretty, pretty, pretty♥
Love all the glitter and snowflakes. Image and tekst are adorable:)
Hugs
Kerttu

lisa said...

The weather is so lovely isn't it even if it has turned chilly. I love the blue skies and sunshine.
I'm so glad Luca is back to normal again, he has had to put up with a lot for his tender age, bless him. Hope that is the end of the ops now.
Your snowy card is stunning as always.
Hugs Lisax

doris said...

Beautiful card Kim, love it!!

xox doris

Solveig said...

So georgeous, Kim! You give all you Magnolias life and charm! Getting a card from you must must make a person happy - now doubt!
I love the colorsa and the glitter in this card!
I'm so glad to hear your Luca is better. We cant't find peace before we know our loved ones are all right!
Wish you a nice evening.
Hugs Solveig

Nannieflash said...

Stunning card Kym, love the way youve created your flowers with the snowflakes attached to them. Your image is beautifully coloured as well. With love and hugs Shirleyxxxx

Gry-Beate said...

What a stunning card, and youre colouring is just out of this world!!!

;0)Gry-Beate

papirdilla said...

Ohh, absolutely GORGEOUS creation!!! Your colouring is perfect, as always. And I love what you did with the flowers and snowflakes, amazing.... Tilda is just adorable:)

Hugs,
Hanne

Pia said...

wow what a beautiful card, lovely details, love the soft colours.
hugs Pia

Anneke said...

gorgeous christmas card kim and lovely details.
have a nice weekend.
hugs

Andrea, said...

Beautiful card Kim and as always perfectly coloured

Michelle said...

Gorgeous as always!! Tilda is a sweetie & I love all the flowers you've added....

Deb said...

I am so glad the operation went well, your card is just beautiful, love how you added the snowflakes to the flowers, so pretty! hugs Debx

Rosis Stöberseite said...

Since it is so received by Tilda with open arms. Fantastically beautiful your card again. One can not make anything better.
Hugs
Rosi

Denise and Louise said...

Gorgeous card Kim. Love the snowflakey flowers!

Denise xx

Kim said...

Kim this is so adorable hun! Your coloring is amazing! and love the snowflakes on top of the flowers...that is so beautiful and such a lovely touch! Gorgeous work hun!
Hugs~ Kim

Miria said...

Hi, kim. thank you for your lovely comment! I've just got Christmas Magnolia Ink and I've seen all the fab creations: your cards are more gorgeous than ever. It's a pleasure to see them! hugs. Miria

Mo said...

beautiful, beautiful, BEAUTIFUL....

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

WOW Kim!!!
THIS IS JUST GORGEOUS!!!
I am so glad Luca is back to normal :)
hugs for you all

mueppi said...

What a lovely card Kim with soft colours!
I love it!
Hugs Gisela

Caroline said...

Your card is absolutely fabulous !!!
Hugs and have a nice sunday.
Caroline

Rivien said...

OMG Kim,
This card is sooo sweet!
Wahooooooooo!

Hugs Riv

Bernadet said...

yeeeeh it's a beauty again Kim!!

Connie said...

Stunningly beautiful, Kim :-)

Astrid said...

Owww ... wowwww Kim, this is a stunning card, I really love it !!

hugs Astrid

*Vicki* said...

Hey there girly!! WOW!! This is just smashingly gorgeous!! I have so missed your creations!! I was stuck in a bit of a "time warp"...please forgive me!! :)

CraftyC said...

Totally gorgeous Kim & I love all the gold, really sparkly to!
Clairex

Scrapmumur said...

OH...dear Kim, your card is very fantastic!!!
I love it!!!
Great details.
Have a nice week.
Big hugs, Murielle

Christine Riley said...

Wow, this is beautiful! I love the gorgeous coloring and all the flowers and glitter.
Hugs, Christine

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

What a sweet image Kim! I so love your coloring with distress inks and all the sparkle.
hugs,
Chris

louise said...

Your card Kim is totally yummy it is so gorgeous.
Louise xx

Fern said...

Stunning card Kim, the colours are lovely and fresh, and this is one of my favourite images from the new collection. Love all the glitter too.

Fern xx

Ps. I hope i see you at the NEC then! :)

E.T said...

beautiful shimmery goodness!

Liza said...

Beautiful work Kim, I just love this sweet image.

Liza x

Cardmaking Galore said...

You know what's cute? How you coloured it!

Fantastic job Kim.

BA said...

love your welocme christmas card kim!!!
xoxo BA

TaraG said...

Hi Kim, Sorry I haven't been by to visit it such a long time! We went on a holiday and then I've been without a computer as min crashed but I have a new one now and I am so glad to be back blogging! I have missed visiting you and seeing your gorgeous creations! This card is stunning, hun! I love all the sparkle and the snow flakes layered with the flowers! Tilda looks sooooo sweet and your colouring is just divine, as alway! I can't wait to ink up this new tilda...thanks for the wonderful inspirations,hun! I am glad to read that Luca is doing well after his surgery...all my best!
Hugs,t

Annelie said...

Nice nice nice!!!!

Niki Estes said...

Kim, this is absolutely stunning!

Juls said...

beautiful!!! Love the snowflakes in the centre of the flowers! Hugs Juls

stephanne said...

Oh me oh my!!! The flower snowflake combo is gorgeous, a fantastic idea, with those flowers, the glitter, the pearls, wowwwwww!!!! LOVE IT!!! And sweet little Tilda looks amazing too!!
hugs, stephanne

Nicoline said...

She's a real beauty Kim

Hugs,
Nicoline

maxine said...

stunning card kim x

Grenouille Greetings said...

I love how you have added snowflakes to your flowers to enhance the Christmas theme here. I wish I had read your post two days ago - it would have helped me with a recent make. After two days of trying to make the simplest cards (with pre-coloured images no less), I had cut out so many unusable snow flakes and I gave up in the end on my fifth attempt and just picked 15 of the best of a bad lot. I have a cricut machine with at least 5 different images but either the paper was too thin and they tore or it was too thick and they didn't cut through. I tried punching out of acetate but I lost most of the snowflakes as they jumped out and disappeared into the carpet! I tried glittering one after puching but I couldn't keep hold of it and it kept moving away. Your idea sounds great: stamp glue glitter punch and I must try that sometime. Do you use a special quality acetate? Mine is very floppy and very thin. Gorgeous card, Kim! Hugs, Lesley

tillys treasure said...

what a stunning card love the colours.
christine xx