Sunday, December 19, 2010



I hope you are all well and your Christmas preparations are going well. The winter freeze has hit me again and I am  looking out at a lot of snow. If you too are affected by the winter chill please take care and wrap up warm. Me, I am staying put until it has thawed a bit.

Wanted to make a card to remind me of warmer days. Well, I can dream can't I. I have coloured my image with distress ink pads. The background is distressed with pumice stone and I have edged this and everything else on the card with walnut stain. The circles are die cut with nesties and the flowers are ek success. The swirl is a Doohickey die and the butterfly is cuttlebug.  I have also cut out a couple of the butterflies from the paper to 3d them. 

Thank you so much for your visit and for any comments you leave sending you a big hug and a big thank you!

Take care.

kim x

inks used
skin - antique linen, tattered rose
hair - brushed corduroy, vintage photo, walnut stain
top - tattered rose
trousers - weathered wood, stormy sky
flowers - milled lavender, pine needles


Kristel said...

Woww Kim this is really stunning dear! Looks really fantastic!
Hugs Kristel

Kylie said...

Oh wow Kim! I just adore this stamp (can't find her anywhere though!) and your card is amazing. So sweet and whimsical :) Perfect!
Merry Christmas to you and your family !
Kylie xx

Sol said...

Beautiful! Just Beautiful!... Love the glitter.. 3D Butterflies..-they are Gorgeous!!! and the Swirl,... a bit outside the card is just Perfect.... I will copy that little thing of you.... :o) Merry Christmas Kim!...I will keep coming back in 2011! :o)

Renkata said...

Kim, your card is so beautiful. Give me such a happy feeling.

Yvonne said...

I don't understand how you are able to color more and more beatiful for everytime! This is incredibly gorgeous!
We have a snowy and cold winther here too, and I can't wait for summer!!!
Have a lovely and hopefully not to cold sunday!

Elly said...

A beautiful card Kim. Makes me longing for spring.
hugs, Elly

Mandy said...

Kim your card is stunning hunny, so pretty.
Keep warm and safe, it's bitterly cold here and we have lots of snow
hugs Mandy xx

Lil Daffodil said...

Hi Kim,
This is stunning. I love Daisy and you have made a beautiful job of her. A really beautiful creation.
Fiona x

Lynda said...

Stunning card Kim. We've been lucky this time and haven't had any snow yet - it's bitterly cold though. Keep safe and warm.

Love Lynda xxx

chrissy xx said...

Just want to wish you and all your family Warm Wishes for Christmas.
Your card is Adorable!! LOve it.
Keep Warm.

Dena said...

Oh Kim! I wish I could send you some Texas weather. We hardly ever see snow. haha! Your card is totally precious. This is such a timeless stamp and with the Kim touch it is gorgeous!
Hugs and have a very Merry Christmas!

charlene said...

Beautiful Kim as always...take care and stay warm !
Merry Christmas to you and your beautiful family.

*Ellen* said...

ohhh she is so lovely, beautifil card you made whit all that sparkle

Ulrike*** said...

...ohh,'s great seeing a card like this,....while it's snowing outside all the time,..and I love this motif so much,'s so lovely,...and your coloration - wow,...absolutely wonderful, I wish you lots of sunshine in your heart ....Ulrike

Sanne said...

Ooohh how sweet!!!!

Christina C. said...

Hello Kim! I, personally, would like to hibernate. The older I get, the more I hate winter!!!!
Your card is once again a work of art. I am simply in awe of your talent!!! Every time I come on your blog, my jaw drops to the ground.
Absolutely phenomenal work!!!!

Thea said...

Hello Kim,

This card is so beautiful! Lovely image too from that little girl. Nice colors and i love the sparkling too, i used them a lot.


Liefs Ineke said...

This card is so beuatiful.

I love it very much

Hugs Ineke

chris said...

Hi Kim, just sat down for a cuppa and thought to myself, you need to do some blogging chris, yours was the first that popped up and I am so pleased it did as it is GORGEOUS.sorry I have been a bad blogger lately just arnt enough hours in the day. hopefully next week!!. hugs chris xx

Maris said...

Hi Kim ohhh what a lovely soft coloring card this is, so sweet ,love her xx

joy said...

Precious card Kim! I love all the glitter adn sparkles.

Diane said...

Oh, Kim! I love the treatment you've given this gorgeous image that lies uninked in my drawer, which makes your card doubly inspirational! I always admire the way you get your distressing, particularly with the Pumice Stone in this image, so even - the whole card is just beautiful!
Diane x

Maria Therese said...

Gorgeous card! Love your coloring ♥

Anesha said...

Beautiful card, love this image so lovely. Your colouring is super. Have a great Christmas!!

Katy said...

Oh Kim, I love this, your cards are always superb and have a really unique style. Gorgeous every one. Hugs. Katy. xxx

Gretha said...

Ohh, this is a very beautiful card en your coloring is fantastic. I like your images of all your cards.
hugs Gretha

Louise said...

Hi hun!
I love the idea behind this card, I´d love it if the warm summer would be waiting around the corner! That won´t happen but hey! Your card must be the next best thing ;) I love it, the spring feeling is definately there :)

Cazza said...

Wow Kim, an absolutely STUNNING card! You are a true inspiration to us all

Tineke's hobby said...

Oh wow Kim beautifil card you made whit all that sparkle
Hugs Tineke

MarieL said...

I am so excited. A new creation to uhhh and aaahh over. It looks lovely, Kim. I guess it will be a while before we can sit in the grass and smell the flowers.
It looks like you are having a hard winter again in Europe.

I love your beautiful card!!!!
I wish you and your family a Very Merry Christmas.

Hanne said...

I was thinking about a warm summer day when I saw your card! Then I read that you where thinking the same. Love it!

Mandy said...

Hi you I am staying put too!! I really don't like driving in these conditions, we are lucky to have a local co-op store which is within walking distance!

Your card, as always, is absolutely stunning and such a pretty image, I'm feeling all warm inside just looking at it!!

Take care,


Miria said...

Hi, Kim. It's not easy to think about warm days, here in Italy it snowed two days ago and it's still freezing but your wonderful card surely helps! Thank you for sharing and Merry Christmas, all the best to you and your family! Miria

Susy said...

This is so gorgeus!
Love your decorations!
So cute!

Trudy said...

Just absolutely stunning card Kim, lovely details!

Hugs Trudy

Anne said...

This is as georgeus as allways, Kim.
I love the layers and the glittering! :)

Hope you are having a joyful holiday! :)


Cathrines-creative said...

I just love you`re cards:-)

Riet said...

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

Hugs Riet.x

heidy said...

Beautiful as always Kim,and yes you may dream,
Hugs Heidy

Ageeth Holster said...

Beautiful done Kim!
Ageeth x x x

Karina Beck said...

This one is so pretty. Love your work!

Astrid said...

Beautiful Kim, and i loved your colouring its so gorgeous.
Hugs Astrid

ursula Uphof said...

What a super stunning card Kim. I would like to wish you and your family a Blessed Christmas. Keep warm with plenty of warm wishes from sunny South Africa.

Marlies said...

Realy pretty Kim, beautifull colouring, love the image and all the pearls and glitter.

Denise and Louise said...

Hi Kim,

Am snowed in too and like you, will stay put until it thaws!! Love your card especially that lovely butterfly backing paper. Wishing you and yours and very Merry Christmas.

Denise xx

Jacqueline's Weblog said...

What a lovely card Kim, so beautiful! Everything on it is perfect.
Hugs jacqueline

Liz's creative corner said...

Hi Kim, great minds think alike my last card is more summery too,lol, love your card hun, really love this image and your chosen papers are gorgeous too,
Can I ask a question, do you blend your DI'S with a blending tool, foam pad or sponge as when I use pumice stone it always seems darker than yours,

I wish you a very special Christmas and New Year, with love, health and happiness for you and yours, hugs Liz xx

Val said...

Just fabulous.


Sharon Keanly said...

Absolutely fabulous dear Kim. You rock! Sending you warm wishes and hugs from sunny Cape Town and may you and yours have a Merry Christmas. hugs Sharon x

Shazza said...

as always a fab-u-lous card Kim. Hope you have a lovely Christmas and that the snow disappears v quickly!!

hildedewilde said...

very nice card kim! In holland it is snowing to!
greetz, hilde

Sarpreet said...

stunning - yes bring the summer with our cards - i agree!

Lynsey said...

Hi Kim, thanks for sharing such a wonderful card and for the fantastic inspiration!
Hugs Lynsey x

Durvina said...

This is really a dreamy card, so lovelly.

hugs, Durvina

Tracey T said...

This is so pretty, Kim and the perfect tonic for this cold, icy weather! As always your painting is just perfect. Stay warm and cosy! Hugs, Tracey T x

Esther said...

Beautiful this sweet little girl and also your card.

x Esther

poupette said...

Magnifique carte, un peu de chaleur avec tout ce froid que du bonheur !!


hobby@Janet said...

Oooh Kim this is so beautiful!!
I love the stamp.

And I am looking into a white garden with a lot of snow!
So do be careful outsite!

Wish you and your family a very happy christmas!!!


downrightcrafty said...

Hi Kim
I could spend all night looking at your creations as there are so many different beautiful things to look at, love as always your colouring but the butterfly and scroll and just gorgeous - as always so inspirational and I would like to thank you for all the eye candy in the past year too
Have a great Xmas and a Happy New Year
Hugs Kate xx

Nina said...

Ohlala, Kim!! I totally LOVE it :) And I love it all!!

Hugs from Nina.

Sharon said...

Another gorgeous card Kim. I think this is my favourite SN image and I love how you have coloured here. Stay warm in this snow. Just a few inches in Kent but enough to keep us indoors!

Mo said...

Dear Kim!
Thank you for showing a spring/summer card short before Christmas - I can't wait until the days will be warmer and longer again...
Have a wonderful Xmas with your beloved ones!

Gloria J. Dawson said...

Hi Kim!

Trying to stay warm myself but the snow is sooo beautiful at the beach that I don't want it to leave! Your card is absolutely stunning as always....I just love both your blogs but this one is my favorite because I get to see how you create with stamps other than maggies! Merry Christmas!


Kerry said...

Hi Kim

So sorry that I have not visited for a while, but I have been poorly for a while with my Asthma playing up!

Pretty card, reminds me of Summer instead of the ice/snow outside.

Hope you have a fab Christmas if I do not drop by before!

Love Kerry xxx

Sue said...

Hi ya Kim
as ever a stunning card, awesome colouring, beautiful designs & papers, lovely embelies, wishing you a very Merry Christmas & Happy Healthy New Year, sue,xx

Georgia said...

This is such a beautiful card Kim, the glitter is just breathtaking! I love the adorable image and such pretty embellishments you've used! Have a lovely Christmas! :) Love, Georgia xx

Rosis Stöberseite said...

Kim your cards are simply the Magnificent

Ingela (Ninni) said...

Kim your new card is really a dream. The colors are so bautiful and the papers you have used are all so lovely.

I wich you a very merry christmas an a happy new year!

Hugs Ingela

majo said...

OOOOOO, Kim this is so lovely . And it is colord so pretty. Hugs Majo

Juls said...

I do Love Daisy...she is just gorgoeus!! you have coloured her so beautifully!!!....Love all the metal embellies! such a beautiful and stylish card! Love it!!! Hugs Juls

Jannie said...

wow Kim your card is so beautiful, and your colouring and attention to detail is perfect as always.

Hugs Jannie.

Fleur said...

WOWZER Kim, this is beautiful, love the sweet image & the butterfly is awesome ~ no snow here!
Hope you have a fantastic Christmas with your family.
Hugz Fleur xXx

Pia said...

Beautiful Kim as always. Have a nice week
hugs pia

Nicoline said...

That is absolutely gorgeous! Love the colouring (still have to try it myself) en the detail.....great! Love the glitter finishing


Monique said...

Very beautiful card Kim!

Suze said...

Oh wow Kim! I just adore this lovley card, beautiful colors i love it.

Hugs Suze xx

joey said...

oooh Kim this is a sweetheart of a card, I absolutely love it! Joey xx

Tracy said...

This is so sweet, I love the colours. Gorgeous image and finishing touches.
Happy Christmas
Tracy x

craftycrafter said...

beautiful Kim I love the pretty delicate colours you use have a wonderful christmas love Dorothy

Lena said...

Hello Kim,
Another stunning card. As always a fantastic job!
Thaks for this inspirational idea. Love your distress coloring and design.
Hugs, merry x-mas and blessings to you and your family in next Christmas and new year.

Cheryl said...

oh wow hun this is one of my fav images which you have showed to perfection,with your wonderful detail stay safe and warm,hun hugs cheryl xxxxxxx

Sheila said...

Hiya Kim.
This is just beautiful! I love sweet Daisy, she is one of my fave sugar nellie images & she looks even more gorgeous after you've had her in your hands :-).
Have a wonderful Christmas Kim.
Sheila xx

Safo said...

Чудесная открытка!

Lia said...

beautiful card my dear Kim, I love the colors and great stamp
I wish you a merry christmas and a Happy New Year
hugs Lia

alina said...

I love it, Kim, really wonderful!
hugs, Alina

debby4000 said...

WOW this is stunning Kima and so adorable.

Terry said...

Hiya my sweet friend, I am totally in love with your AMAZING card, love all the sparkle and Daisy is soooo beautifull. wowwzersss and yes were having a lot of snow too....Thanks for sharing sweetie Hugs TErry xxxx

Andrea C said...

what can I say that hasn't been said before, awe-inspiring just delightful x

Michele said...

Such a beautiful card Kim. Gorgeous colouring as always and wonderful details also. Hugs Michele x

Solveig said...

Looks like your little girl here is waiting for the spring:o). What a georgeous card, Kim!
Wish you wonderful days of Christmas:o)
Hugs Solveig

Solveig said...

Looks like your little girl here is waiting for the spring:o). What a georgeous card, Kim!
Wish you wonderful days of Christmas:o)
Hugs Solveig

Angela said...

Kim, another delightful card and I love the spring feel of it. This is one of my favorite images from Sugar Nellie and she is colored perfectly! Love the glittered flowers and butterflies. Gorgeous my friend! Have a wonderful holiday!! Stay warm! big hugs, Angela

craftymum said...

Beautiful card Kim.
I have this stamp. Now I think I should find it out and ink it up!!!
Keep warm
hugs sarah X

Ans said...

wow Kim wat a nice card
very beautiful
liefs,ans xxx

Annie said...

oh for the warmer days of summer! a beautiful card Kim, and probably my favourite SN stamp! love all the pretty details, and of course the sparkle!
hugs, annie x

Leslie Avila said...

Kim, Good morning! Just wanted to thank you for dropping by my blog and leaving me some <3. I haven't visited this blog in a while (always go straight to your Mag one). THis is one of my favorite stamps! You've got the distressed ink coloring down to a science! Can I ask you what kind of paper do you stamp on for this ink? Your card have inspired me to try this technique. Its so so pretty! Hope you have a Merry Christmas!
Hugs to you~

Niki Estes said...

Absolutely beautiful, Kim!

Trish said...

Truly beautiful Kim. Dreaming of warmer days...
Thank you for my card too, it is so lovely - a work of art.

Only By His Grace said...

Hi Kim!
Another adorable card. I love this little gal. She is so cute and beautifully colored. The green for the grass has made the whole card pop in my eyes. I love how you 3D the butterflies. Good idea. super layering.
Have a wonderful Christmas.
Hugs Maz

Janette said...

Hi Kim, As always your card is perfectly created, everything about it is spot on, take care and have a wonderful Christmas.xx

Ribbon Girl said...

Truly beautiful - I love the glitter and the butterfly - gorgeous colouring too. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! Mary

Crafty Lou said...

Hi! Kim this is one very pretty card!! love all of the detail-very special.
I did make a birthday card the other day and do love Christmas cards but it was nice to make just a card.

***** Merry Christmas *****
Hope you have a lovely time with all of your family.
take care,hugs Lou.xx

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

So, SO PRETTY sweets!!!

Ellen said...

wow. What a beautiful card and lovely image! I love your use of Stickles, and the way the you alway coloring your image:)
Thank you for your nice comments Kim! And I want to wish you, and your family a Merry Christmas and A Happy New Year!♥.
Christmashugs, Ellen:)

doris said...

A beautiful card Kim... "I love it"!!

xoxo doris

Lorraine A said...

stunning card Kim ,, so very pretty ,, everything is just perfect !!

Wishing you a very Merry Christmas and the Happiest of New Years :-)

Lols x x x

louise said...

Wow a stunning card and perfect title because it looks so dreamy, have a lovely Christmas and hope you do not get too much more snow we have had none.
Louise xx

San said...

gorgeous card kim!

xxxtglxxx said...

Kim this is stunning! :) I have seen this adorable SN image so many times and it always looks fabulous, but I have never, ever seen it done like this! Breathtaking. Wow! :)

Wishing you and all the family a great christmas :)



Nina Macaulay said...

Another beautiful card Kim!
I love that little girl, so dreamy, and you have coloured her so nicley :O)

Merry christmas and a Happy New Year
to you and yours :O)

Hugs Nina xx

Christine Riley said...

Wow, this is absolutely stunning! What gorgeous embellishments and your coloring is fantastic. Happy Holidays!
Hugs, Christine

Nannieflash said...

Hi Kim thats gorgeous I love the papers and your colouring as always is spot on its beautiful. With love and hugs Shirleyxxxxxx

Hanna said...

This is as beautiful as a DREAM, sweetie! Love it so much, Kim, it's nothing but a total masterpiece.
The soft, gorgeous colours are just amazing, and as always you've created breathtaking details that are true treats for the eyes to look at.

hugs & love,

Marijke said...

Very Beautiful, your colouring is AMAZING!!!

lenny said...

what a beautiful card super pretty colors
I wish you and your family, friends
Merry Christmas and healthy New Year
hug lenny

Tasha said...

Wow absolutely breath taking
love tasha xx

Alice Wertz said...

so sweet and beautiful card, Kim! Happy Holidays to you and yours! =)

Eulanda said...

Oh this does make me feel warmer!! Very pretty card. Merry Christmas to you and yours Kim!! Hugs!

E.T said...

gorgeous gorgeous! Love the swirls and the oh so gorgeous butterfly!

Donna said...

Hi Kim, sorry I've not been around to see all your lovely cards of late, they are all beautiful, and your coloring is outstanding.
I think that Ranger should replace Tim Holtz with you as you really show what beauty can be created using their distress inks.
Am really glad to hear Isabella is doing better as that must be such a relief for you, and will allow you to enjoy Christmas a bit better now. We are getting the snow here today in Nottingham, so it's going to be a white christmas everywhere in the UK I think.
Wishing you and your family a very lovely Christmas and a Happy & Healthy New Year.
lots of hugs
Donna xx

maxine said...

wow stunning work Kim so beautiful. Wishing you and your family a Merry Christmas hugs Maxine x

Pinkllilac said...

Wow Kim what a stunner and love the colours, that butterfly is divine, love it.

Hugs Linda

6 wacky women said...

Absolutely gorgeous card, Kim
Wishing you a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!!

Karen x

Marina said...

Your card is a dream Kim!
I love the softly colours and the sparkle, the embellies and the image are beautiful.

Wishing you and your family a Merry Christmas,


Sinikka said...

Dear Kim, it has been a while I visit your blog and right now I'm speechless. So many lovley cards you made. There all so unique.
Like the glitter you use on every card and al the lovely details.
Thanks for sharing!!!!
Hugs Sinikka

De Roelies said...

lovely Kim have nice christmas time

Jo (Boots the Monkey) said...

Absolutely stunning as always Kim.

Wishing you and your adorable family a very happy Christmas and all best wishes for 2011. Can't wait to meet up with you again my lovely friend.


Jo xxxx

faitha said...

Absolutely amazing

creacora said...

Hai Kim your card whit Daisy is gorgeous the paper the colouring all so beautiful !

merry Christmas for you and your Familly

hugs Cora


Totally stunning eye-candy, as always Kim! Your cards are perfection.

Just popping by to wish you and yours the happiest of Christmases, and a very peaceful 2011.
Hugs, Sylvia xxxx

Net said...

Oh wow Kim that's is so sweet and pretty! I feel warmer already.

Your colouring is fantastic.

I hope you and your family have a wonderful Christmas. I'm sure Santa will be bringing those little ones lots of parcels, I hope he has some for you too.

Ila said...

Oh Wow!! Sweet and Gorgeous!!..I love this image and all the wonderful sparkle!!...Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you and your family!!..Big Hugs!!, Ila

Karita said...

So gorgeous card Kim! :) Image looks so sweet with your fantastic colouring.

Merry Christmas to you too my dear friend :) And Happy New year :)

Warm hugs,

Manuela said...

Stunning card, Kim! ♥ I just love this super sweet image and you remind me that it's been a while since I last use it. ;)


Kjersti said...

WOW - love this!