Wednesday, December 1, 2010

A Christmas Star....


I hope you are all keeping well and if you are snowed in keeping warm! My poor Daughter Claire has been through the mill this last week.  Baby Isabella had her tonsils and adenoids removed and ear drums drained which then resulted in a secondary infection caught in hospital so Isabella has been so poorly. Resulting in us all having to travel miles each day to the hospital. Then hospital's being healthy places Claire and I caught a virus in there so I am now on the steroids again with asthma and poor Isabella is still unwell I am willing her to recover it is just so sad to see her suffering. So I really hope that you are all managing to step away from the virus!

Today I have made a Christmas card using one of the latest Magnolia released Merry Little Christmas Collection stamps. I have coloured Tilda with distress ink pads stamped with versafine black onyx onto Waterford 140lb 300gsm hp paper. The background has been distressed with pumice stone and I have edged this and everything else on the card with walnut stain. The cuttlebug snowflakes I have painted with pewter crackle paint. The stickle glue is star dust. The leaves are a martha stewart punch.

The circles are nestablities and the borders are a Magnolia Lace die. I have used Cosmo Cricket rub ons for text and snowflakes. The ribbon is binding tape.

Thank you so very much for your visit. Also, just a reminder that Magnolia have now started a very special Christmas blog hop for the whole of December starting on their new delicious looking blog. So if you want to get involved and have a chance of winning some Magnolia prizes please do go and check it out!

kim x

inks used
skin - tattered rose, antique linen
hair - brushed corduroy
dress - aged mahogany, black soot
wings - black soot
star - scattered straw, walnut stain


Crissy Armstrong said...

What a gloriously beautiful card. Gorgeous colouring, layout, papers, snowflakes, everything! I love it all!

Lynda said...

Awww Kim what a nightmare week you've had - I do hope you're all on the mend very soon especially the little one - it must be heartbreaking to see her being so ill. My thoughts are with you all.

As always you've created a very beautiful card - it's adorable.

Love Lynda xxx

Marie said...

Poor all of you!:( It's awful when the kids are sick. Hugs for you all. Hope you feel better soon.
A darling card as always Kim. It's wonderful.

Mina said...

oh no Kim your all going through the mill atm arent you...I hope your all fit and well very soon give baby Isabella and Claire a special hug from me please....your card is as always stunning
Mina xxx

Debbie said...

Oh you poor lot Kim, and Isabella being so poorly is a worry.
I am wishing you all well and hope you will soon be smiling again.
Keep warm in this awful weather.
Your card is gorgeous as always, love the splash of red paper and the Tilda image is so sweet. Wishing you the best. Debbiexx

Marga said...

Wauww great card again Kim

Hugs Marga

Sharon said...

I love your gorgeous card Kim. Sounds like you've had a horrible week and I hope you, Claire and Isabella are all fully recovered very soon.

Angela said...

Oh dear what an exhausting week you've had. I do hope you and your family will feel better and be back to normal real soon.

On a positive note, your card today is as gorgeous as ever! I love the way you've colored this image! That pop of red amongst all the white elements is really stunning! Feel better soon, hugs, Angela

angelique said...

Wauuuw this is an amazing card! Like all the things about it!!

hugs angelique

Silvie Z said...

GORGOUES card Kim! I just love all the big snowflakes and beautiful DP!
And I'm so sorry about all the problems you are having! I really do hope you, Claire and baby Isabella recover very soon!
Big Hugs to you and take care of yourself!

Lil Daffodil said...

Hi Kim,
This card is stunning. The design papers and snowflakes are gorgeous and the image is beautifully coloured.
Fiona x

Mo said...

Dear Kim, your card is so beautiful and special, I love it!
Get well soon!

Monique Lokhorst said...

Hello Kim,

What a awful week you and your family must have had. I sure hope all of you feel better today.

What a stunning beautiful card you have made. I just love it!

Monique xxx

Marianne said...

All your cards are so special, and so is this card. So beautiful and filled with Christmas spirit.
Hugs, Marianne:)

Astrid said...

Oh my, that sounds bad, hopefully you feel better soon !!
I hope Isabella recovers quickly !!
You're card is as usually really stunning, such a nice details and beautiful colouring !!

hugs Astrid xxx

6 wacky women said...

So beautiful, Kim
Your details are wonderful!!
Sorry to hear you are all not feeling well...sending wishes that you will feel better soon and a speedy recovery of sweet Isabella!!

Karen x

Elaine aka Quixotic said...

So beautiful, Kim!

Thinking of you all and especially little Isabella. I hope she's soon back to full health. xx

Juny84 said...

Hi Kim,
i like your Card very much, the Colours are so beautiful !!

Many Greetimgs,

Anesha said...

Beautiful card Kim, love the colours and the use of the snowflakes. Hugs.

Anonymous said...

Hi Kim
what a horrid week for you, sending HUGE healing hugs to Isabella, you & Claire. Your card is so pretty (as always).
Sandra (craftynan)

Gry-Heidi said...

Lots of get well soon-hugs are coming your way !!

Gorgeous card as always!

Hugs, Gry-Heidi :)

Joy said...

So sorry to hear of Isabella's illness and you and you daughter have been unwell. Hope everyone is well soon. Your card is gorgeous as always xx

papirdilla said...

Oh, stunningly beautiful! As always.... I really hope that you and your family are feeling better today.


angelwhispers said...

My goodness you are having a bad time hope you are all on the mend!! Sending love and hug's to you all specially baby Isabelle!!!

Loving the card the image is adorable and love the colours!! Chanelle xxx

Marina said...

Your card is beautiful Kim!
I love the colours and all details, they're gorgeous.

I wish you and your family all the best and a speedy recovery,


Susy said...

This is so beautiful!
Hugs Susy

creacora said...

Hoi Kim

what a bad week you have girl I hope your family feels better soon

your card is gorgeous like always

I wish you the best for you and your family !

hugs Cora

Sol said...

This is Beautiful! I love the colours!!! Also your colouring! Lovely SnowCrystals and Embellishing! Lovely Card! :o)

Anonymous said...

Hi ya Kim!! I just adore this with all of the sparkly snowflakes around her!! Stunning coloring as always my friend!! I'm never disappointed when I visit with you!!HUGS

Nicola said...

Hope little one is ok. Your card is stunning. I just love everything about it. HUgs Nicola xx

Renkata said...

Sensational card Kim, Amazing design and colouring. Hope you and your family get well soon.

Maris said...

hi Kim, love your new card, love the coloring xx

sandra said...

Hope you are all feeling better, such a bad week, and topped off with all this snow. Loving the card, The image is so cute, and the paper is a gorgeous colour. Sending you all hugs. Love Sandra x

Anne Bente said...

åh.... so beautiful love it


heidy said...

Sorry to hear about your Isabella,and yourself
Your card is stunning,Take care
Big hugs Heidy

Kristel said...

A really stunning card Kim! Looks amazing!
Hugs Kristel

Niki Estes said...

Such a pretty card, Kim! I love the large snowflakes!

Anne Kristine said...

Oh...gosj!!! Soooo image and colours.
Hugs Anne

Kelly Schelske said...

This is gorgeous Kim! I sure do hope that you recover soon as well as sweet little Isabella and that everyone is well for the holidays!

Hugs, Kelly

Hanne said...

Beautiful card Kim! Best of wishes to you and your family:)

jannes hobbykrok said...

Stunning!!!! You are my biggest inspiration!!! Love all your work! This card is beautiful!

Tracey T said...

Such a beautiful card, Kim! I'm so sorry to hear that wee Isabella, not to mention you and your daughter, have been poorly. Wishing you all a very speedy recovery. Big hugs, Tracey T x

*Ellen* said...

I hope your all fit and well very soon, but what a beautiful card, you still made in that super colors

durvina said...

such a beauty,
All the best for you and your family.

hugs, Durvina

Linda W said...

Its beautyful, love the snowflakes:)
A big hug

Linda W said...

Its beautyful, love the snowflakes:)
A big hug

Karina Beck said...

LOVE your design!

ullpurka said...

Utterly beautiful.
Your colouring is stunning and i just love the little cute Tilda here.
Love your details everywhere.

Hugs from Renate.

Ps, hope you get well soon.

Annie said...

ooo this is such a pretty tilda angel card Kim! I love the crackled snowflakes (still haven't tried this yet) and the sparkle! I do hope you all start to feel better very soon.
hugs, annie x

Liz's creative corner said...

Hi Kim, hope your feeling better soon hun, and all the rest of your family too,

Your card is gorgeous, love this image and the large snow flakes look fab,

Hugs Liz xx

chrissy xx said...

Sending Isabella and yourself good wishes that you both make a speedy recovery!
p.s. Your card is as beautiful as ever.

Maria Therese said...

Gorgeous card sweetie!!!

Hunnybunnycards said...

Absolutely stunning!!


mustavcoffee said...

Hi Kim, beautiful card, so pretty. I hope that you and your family will be well soon, such a worry when they are tiny I know, big hugs :0) xx

Nannieflash said...

Hi Kim, firstly thank you so much for the lovely Birthday Wishes last week and for the comments you leave me.
Your card is stunning as always the work you put into your cards is beautiful. With love and hugs Shirleyxxxx

Sue said...

Hi Kim
aww wishing them both a speedy recovery, amazing what you come out of hospital with!!!!
Toatlly gorgeous card as ever your colouring is awesome,beautiful papers & embelies, sue,x

Lynsey said...

Hi Kim, this is simply stunning!
Hugs Lynsey x

maiju said...

This is just so perfect card.

m@deliefjuh said...

wauw! this is awesome

alina said...

Kim, your card is just awesome, as usual!
I hope you all will be better soon, many hugs to all of you!

Jorunn said...

Absolutely stunning!!!
Love the colors, your coloring is magnificent!!!

I hope and pray for a speedy recovery for baby isabelle!!

big hugs,

Trudy said...

Wow! what a stunnig card Kim!!!
and love the gorgeous image.
Hugs Trudy

Astrid said...

Wow Kim so a gorgeous card, and the colours i loved them all.
Hugs Astrid

Riet said...

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

Hugs Riet.x

Gibmiss said...

Hi Kim
So sorry to hear about your sweet Grand daughter ...and poor you ...Ah!!!!
the card is soooo gorgeous ...sending you lots of love

Ulrike*** said... word to this wondeful card:.......heavenly,...... :o) ......wish u the best,....Ulrike.....and heer one more wish to your whole,......

Leslie Avila said...

My fav card guru,
I'm studying your coloring. Lol fabulous as always.

Hugs from Georgetown~
Leslie Avila

Tammi said...

Kim, this is gorgeous, everything you make is though!! Love your attention to detail, wonderful snowflakes! And you poor thing, always something going on with your sweet grandchildren and now you, take care & hugs, wishing you all well!!

dawnmarieg said...

I really hope Isabella is well soon Kim, its awful seeing a wee one so upset and feeling ill. Hope you and your daughter are better soon too. Stunning card hun, I just received this stamp today, so looking forward to having a play with it soon. Hugs Dawn Marie.xx

Pia said...

åh what a beautiful star, lovely colours and details, love it!!!!
hugs Pia

Grenouille Greetings said...

Poor you, Kim! Poor Claire and poor,poor little Isabella. I do hope you are all soon back to good health.
As for your card - it's a little Christmas star in its own right. Beautiful image and I love your little flower-bow-jinglebells confection! Warmest wishes, Lesley

Cheryl said...

oh huny poor,wee isabella oh do hope she gets better soon hun its awful,to see our children hurt mine is not ill but hurting in emotional ways,bless her,heart you get well soon too hun and take care of yourself wishing you and your family a speedy recovery,as for your card hun just first class,hugs cheryl xxxxxxxxxx

gina g said...

Hi Kim i'm sorry to hear that you Claire and Isabella are all poorly i hope you are all feeling much better soon its such a shame when the little ones are so poorly and you wish you could cuddle them better, take care of yourself hun. Your card as always is absolutely stunning. luv gina xx

Deb said...

your card is so beautiful Kim! so sorry to hear about Isabella, hope that she is better very soon and you too! hugs Debx

Jacqueline's Weblog said...

What a beautiful card Kim, everything on it is perfect. I'll hope that Isabella get well soon.
Hugs Jacqueline

hobby@Janet said...

The card is beautiful!!
I hope you all feel better soon.
hugs to isabella..


Terry said...

Ohh my sweet friend even though your in a hell of a week with Isabella in the hospital and not being fit yourself you even have made an AMAZING card. wowwwwww I am thinking of you and your loved ones and I hope that you all will be feeling better real soon....When you go and visit Isabella sweetie could you give her a big hug...
Hugs Terry and thanks for sharing sweetie...xxxxx

Fleur said...
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Fleur said...

Oh Kim, I really hope things start to improve for you all. There can't being anything worse to see your children or grandchildren so poorly.
you are all in our thoughts X
You have made a beautiful card. The red & white combo works perfectly
Love all the snowflake ~ Pure perfection
Hugz fleur xXx

downrightcrafty said...

Hi Kim
love the back ground paper such a warm vibrant colour and the off set of the distressed white is just perfect as are the fabulous snowflakes and all the other gorgeous embellies inspiring as always
Hugs Kate xxx

Jane said...

Oh Kim, poor Isabella! bless her, I hope she gets better really soon and yourself and Claire of course! Absolutely gorgeous card, I love the large snowflakes - they give it such a wow!!! hugs ,Jane xxx

MarieL said...

I hope all three of you get over these nasty bugs real soon. I am so sorry that sweet Isabella is so sick, too.

I love your card, Kim. You know I always say the same thing but I just adore your coloring and the beautiful paper you use and all the embellishments...oooohhh and I can't forget the glitter.

Get well soon !!!!!!!

Chris said...

Hi Kim and I'm sending my vibes for Isabella to be well very soon also you and Claire. Hope things are a bit better today even though all these inches of snow can't be helping! Speak to you soon and a totally fabulous and glorious card too, I love it. Big hugs, Chris xxx

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

this is just gorgeous!!!

hugs to you all
GET better NOW!!!

Jodi said...

Beautifully colored Kim!! As Always!!
I love the glitter and sweet colors!
Jodi =)

Iulia said...

What a beautiul card! As always, your coloring is impeccable. I truly love your cardmaking style. Thanks or sharing.
Hugs, iulia

Helene said...

your cards makes me smile i love them all!
Hugs from Quebec
Helene xx

Jannie said...

Oh Kim, that sounds bad, hopefully you feel better soon !!
I hope Isabella recovers quickly !!
You're card is as usually really stunning, such a nice details and beautiful colouring !!

Hugs Jannie

May-Bente said...

Poor you, for a terrible week you`ve had. I crossed my fingers that the next weeks will be better.

Amazing card, Kim.
Hugs from me:))

debby4000 said...

Love your gorgeous card kim. Do hope Isabella is on the mend now.

Chris_P said...

Wow what a gorgeous card!! Simply adorable!

Hope your grandchild is feeling better!


craftymum said...

Stunning card Kim. Sorry to hear about all the operations and illnesses. Hope every one will be back to good health soon.
hugs Sarah x
p.s. I have done a video tutorial on Distress Inks. I would appreciate your expert opinion on it
sarah x

Denise and Louise said...

Oh Kim,

So sorry to hear about the horrible week you have all had. Sending you all big hugs and wishes for a speedy recovery. Oh and I love the card.

Denise xx

Anneke said...

gorgeous card kim with lovely colors and stickles

Sarah K said...

Beaufiful card as always. Wishing you all better soon hugs sarah xx

Marrie said...

Hello Kim

I sure hope all of you feel better today.

What a beautiful card you have made.
I just love it.

Hugs Marrie

Anonymous said...

Hello Kim,
Oh bless, I feel for you all at this time especially with the weather to boot. My word you all seem to have gone through the mill lately with Luca and Isabella, I can totally relate with my own boys as youngsters...
But I can tell you, I know you all will find the strength to endure, its in our nature...

No words can really be expressed properly from sending this comment but I am totally understanding of your feeling at the moment.
My eldest is closer to you than me right now, stranded on the Isle of Sheppey. He is down there doing his training for his new job....

I totally adore your card Kim

I have been the worse blogger lately with family stuff but the odd moment I have had to myself I have been trying new things and even making the time to do some colouring with distress inks. With my Son going away from home to train for his new job I can't seem to finish a card...and my commenting has been all over the place...I can't concentate at all....

I hope to hear all is well in your next post, don't worry about blogging right now
Big hugs to you all

Bernadet said...

what a beauty Kim!!

lisa said...

Oh Kim, it sounds like your poor family are going through the mill at the minute. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. This weather won't have helped with travelling either I'm sure.
Your card is stunning as always. I think you need this little Magnolia Angel to watch over you all.
Take care and big hugs

Sandra said...

Hi Kim....gorgeous card as always,such fantastic colouring!and perfect finishing touches!

Sorry to hear you've all been unwell especially Isabella,hope things are improving for you all.

Take care
San x

Lenas kort said...

Just looooove this card :-)

jaimie said...

Hi Kim,

Gorgeous card !

I hope your all get better there!!

Greetings, jaimie

Trish said...

Oh Kim, so sorry you are all still unwell, I really hope you all 3 get well soon, look after yourself, please!
What a beautiful, beautiful card. Christmassy and angelic - I love it! Your art is as always, perfection.

Net said...

Oh Kim poor Isabella! I really hope the little sweetheart is soon better. So much for hospitals making you better! Fingers crossed you're all feeling much better real soon.

Another beautiful card.

Crafty Lou said...

Hi!Oh poor little one,so hope you are*all*feeling better very soon.
Very pretty Christmas card Kim,as you probably know by now i just love how you colour their sweet faces-gorgeous.
take care,hugs Lou.xx

Alice Wertz said...

sending you and your family big big hugs, Kim! hope everyone recovers soon and stay heathy. love your darling card as always. take good care!

Mette said...

Beautiful and delicate Christmas cards! Great decorating!

Have a great weekend:)

Hugs Mette

Siv Anne said...

Wow, so many beautiful cards you make, I have no words ...

Andrea, said...

Beautiful card Kim. I hope you are all starting to get better

doris said...

Beautiful card Kim!
I love the red colors and the stamp so sweet!!

xoxo doris

The Crafting Cook said...

Sorry to hear you are all feeling so poorly! Hope you all get well soon.

Love the cards- brilliant as usual!

Take care,

Teresa xx

Only By His Grace said...

Hi Kim,
I sure hope you are all on the way to recovery.
Your card is stunning as always. Love the red background and those lovely snowflakes. Love how you have decorated the frames with the pearls. Coloring is beautiful.
Hugs Maz

Rivien said...

I love your gorgeous card Kim!
But i have no time to make cards.
Im working day after day to christmastime an it is so cold in the hall :-(
Hugs Rivien

Scrapmumur said...

Hello Kim,
Your card is very fantastic!!!
I love as always.
So thank you for your nice comments. Have a pleasant weekend.
Big hugs, Murielle

Louise said...

Hi Kim hun!
How is everything now, I´ve been trying to comment this post several times now :(. I hope it works out this time :)
I love this card, it´s simply stunning, you have inked this Tilda to perfection - as always. Love your embellies :)

How is everything with all of you now? I´m thinking about you :)
Hugs and best of wishes for the weekend :)

Ann-Charlotte's blogg said...

Amazing and beautiful card as always!
I want to thank you for all the kind comments in my blog!
You warm my heart :-))
Many hugs to you and your family, I hope you and your loved ones get better soon!
Hugs from a cold sweden/

Nina said...

Hello, Kim!
Long time, no see :) But now I`m back...

Andrine and I have now been looking at your card in about 10 minutes. And Andrine looked at it, smiled and laughed and said "Go, go", she liked it :)

I just have to say that your card is stunning! I love the motiv, colours and the gorgeus details ♥♥♥

We hope that Isabella is better now, and that you can enjoy the weekend :)

Big hugs from Nina and Andrine.

Annelie said...

As usual Kim, absolutly stunningly fantastic!!!

Hege-Annie Simonsen said...

Aww, such a beautiful card! S many gorgeous details!!

Sorry to hear about health problems inyour family - wish you all a very quick recovery!! And a happ weekend!

Hugs, Hege

Ans said...

Kim wat mooooi
Heel erg lief gemaakt
liefs,ans xxxx

Liza said...

Beautiful work Kim, I hope you are all feeling better soon.

Liza x

CraftyC said...

This is a gorgeous card Kim, beautifully coloured as always. Squishy hugs to you all!

Tonje said...

Beautiful card. Love the sparkle and the little flower in the corner is gorgeous!
What a week you've had! Hope you're all feeling better soon.

Corine Reijn said...

Dear Kim,
I hope you are very well now. And that little Isabella is soon better and come out of the hospital. Then you have made, in these day's !, a beautifull card with that little angel. The colours are so nice together, I love it very much.
Wishing you the best.
Kind regards, Corine (Wien-art)

BA said...

my dear Kim I wish you and Isabella get well soon. I hope she will come at home soon.
Your card is absolutely lovely, just love the big snowfalke.
wish you a wonderful sunday
xoxo BA

Anesha said...

Thanks Kim! Have a great Sunday. Hugs Anesha :)

Kat said...

Stunning card Kim. Love that new Tilda. These are still my favourite snowflakes!

What a horrible time you've had this week. Since I'm very late catching up I hope you're feeling a bit better by now. And of course Claire and baby Isabella. It's really horrible when such a little one's ill so I hope she bounces back soon.

Take care,

Kat xx

claudia said...

very nice your blog,compliments from Tenerife!!!!

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Gorgeous Kim!! Love the soft coloring of sweet Tilda and your layout with the snowflakes and side punch. Stunning as always!

Michele said...

Stunning card Kim. Gorgeous design and details as always.

I'm sorry to hear that Isabella is still poorly and hope that she has speedy recovery. Hugs Michele x

Aud said...

Such a gorgeous card!♥♥♥

Hope yopu all feel better soon!


Ans said...

wow Kim wat is je kaart weer mooi geworden
Echt heel erg lief gemaakt
Liefs,ans xxx

America said...

Better get better soon!!! :)
Your beautiful detailed creation here is stunning!! LOVE IT!!

Michele said...

Hope everyone is feeling better soon! Your card is always!!!

Jaimy said...

wow, what a beautiful cards do you make!.
I like them a lot, and you give me a lot of inspiration with it. My English is not so good, but I do my best!

Greetings Jaimy

Marion said...

Gorgeous card Kim. Just love the background paper and such lovely snowflakes. Image coloured superbly as always.

Sarpreet said...

Such a gorgeous card, love it

Jenny said...

Another stunning card as always. I love to see how you put everything together.
I hope you and your family start to feel better very soon.

Georgia said...

Oh wow, this is such a stunning card Kim! The deep pink background is gorgeous and I love this sweet Tilda and the lovely snowflakes! Have a wonderful Christmas! :) Love, Georgia xx

hildedewilde said...

wow kim this is a very great card! i like it very much!
greetz, hilde

Tracey T said...

Just checking in, Kim, to send best wishes to wee Isabella, your daughter and yourself. Hope you are all much better now. Tracey T x

Anonymous said...

Maybe the greatest paper I have read today :)

Ribbon Girl said...

Hope little one and your daughter are soon in the best of health - your card is fabulous~ Mary x

Juls said...

gorgeous!!! Loving the splash of red and all your gorgeous details! Hugs Juls

Stempeltiger said...

Ohhh Kim this card is heavenly beautiful! Such an sweet angel, gorgeous colouring and fab snowflakes.
Love it.
Wish you a beautiful christmas season.
Lots of hugs, Swantje

Tasha said...

Oh so beautiful i love the layout and the fab DP, fabulous embellishing
love tasha xx

maxine said...

wow you have been very busy making lots of stunning cards Kim hugs maxine x