Saturday, December 11, 2010

Santa Coming to Town.....

Hello,

First of all can I say a humongous thank you to you all for your lovely words of support during Isabella's illness. I am thrilled to say that she is recovering brilliantly now and we can at last think about getting ready for Christmas. So big hugs to you all for your kindness.


I have actually managed to make a card and boy it was so great to get my fingers inky. I have stamped my Magnolia image with versafine black onyx onto Waterford 300gsm hp water colour paper. I have coloured Tilda 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 Magnolia snowflakes were stamped with versafine grey and heat embossed.

The little fence is a Magnolia Doohickey die and I have added stardust stickles and that puffy snow stuff. The Magnolia trees were stamped with versamark and heat embossed with glitter embossing powder.


Thank you so much for your visit. I wish you a wonderful weekend and please don't forget that the Magnolia DT are running a Christmas daily blog hop which can be found on Magnolia's Inspiration Blog. If you pop on over there you will see which of the DT is hosting that day and go straight to her blog, leave a message and you could be in with a chance to win some gorgeous Magnolia goodies!

love
kim x

inks used
skin - antique linen, tattered rose
hair -  brushed corduroy, vintage photo,
coat & boots - milled lavender, black soot
parcel - tea dye, walnut stain

132 comments:

Miria said...

hi, Kim. sorry didn't know about baby Isabella, I'm happy to know she's recovering and you're back to cards! This white is super! thank you for sharing and best wishes for your grandaughter! Miria

Debbie said...

Hi Kim, Wondered how the beautiful Isabella was doing, and what about the handsome Luca, hope he is well.
You are obviously back into crafting and have not lost your mojo, this is stunning, love the little fence and Tilda looks so sweet in her little coat. Well done you. Can I wish you and yours a Happy Christmas and New Year, take care and keep up the good work. Debbiexx

Astrid said...

Hi Kim, nice to hear that everything is going well with Isabella !!
Your card is again absolutely stunning, such a nice details and beautiful colouring !!

hugs Astrid

Bente said...

Just absolutely stunning card, lovely details!

Hugs, Bente

Judi said...

Hi Kim

I'm so glad to hear that Isabella is recovering - what a worrying time for you all.

Love the card (as usual, lol).

Hugs

Judi xxx

Diane said...

Wow, Kim! This is just magical - I love all the layers and bling and little Tilda stands out so well with her parcel!
So happy to hear the good news about Isabella.
Diane x

Louise said...

Hi Kim!

WOW!! I´m always blown away by your lovely creations and this surtainly is no exeption :) This is amazingly beautiful, love the way you seperated the fence and placed them on each side :) And as usual I´m blown away by your coloring! Tilda is so cute!

Hope you and your loved one´s feeling a lot better!
Hugs

Tracey T said...

It's great to have you back, Kim and what a gorgeous card to get us into the Christmas spirit! So pleased to hear that Isabella is making a good recovery. Hugs, Tracey T x

Jane said...

Oh thank goodness Isabella is on the mend, bless her little heart, you must all be exhausted with the worry! Your card is incredible as always Kim!! I love what you've done with the tree stamp, I have to admit I've struggled to use it but this is a gorgeous idea!! Love the winter wonderland you've created! Have a lovely weekend! hugs, Jane xxx

chrissy xx said...

Sooo glad Isabella's is recovering and you can all at last start to thing about Christmas. Hope you all have a magical time. You too are also on the mend Kim because
your card is Gorgeous as always! LOve everything about it.
Chrissyxx

Safo said...

Невероятно красиво - всё искрится и сверкает, как в сказке!!!

Andrea C said...

this is so stunningly gorgeous x

*Ellen* said...

ohhh what a wonderful card with all the sparkle, she is gorgeous

Elly said...

Gorgeous card Kim!!!

hugs, Elly

CraftyC said...

Stunning card Kim, Wishing you and your family a Merry Christmas & All the best for 2011.
Clairexx

papirdilla said...

WOW!! Absolutely stunning!!! I just loooove it:)
Have a great weekend, Kim!
Hugs, Hanne

joey said...

Hiya Kim
I am pleased Isabella is recovering now :O)
your card is gorgeous a beautiful colourtone, love the shimmer

Joey.xx

Trudy said...

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

Hugs Trudy

Ulrike*** said...

...what a beautiful, lovely card,..I'm so exalted,....wonderful created,...simply great,....now I wish u a nice weekend with your family....Ulrike......I'm lad about Isabella's recovering

Katy said...

Hi Kim,
it's lovely to hear that Isabelle is recovering. And such a wonderful card, I love what you've done with the trees and the fence, they sit perfectly with this gorgeous Tilda. And as always your colouring is amazing. Thank you for the inspiration! Hugs. KatyBoo. xxx

Jo Capper-Sandon said...

So glad to hear Isabella is on the mend.

Loving this card as always. The addition of the angel charm is perfect.

Janette said...

Hi Kim, So happy to hear that your Grandaughter is on the road to recovery, oh there is nothing worse.

Your card is stunning, love all your details, well I always do, fabulous creation.xx

Renkata said...

Hi Kim,
I am so happy to hear your granddaugther is better.
Your card as always is just divine!

mustavcoffee said...

Hi Kim, I'm so glad Isabella is recovering it's such a worry when they are unwell.
Love your card, back to your beautiful detail, I've missed you! Have a lovely weekend:0) xx

Zehavit Shaked said...

stunning card!!!!

Hugs

Zehavit

Susy said...

This is so gorgeus!
Love it!
Have a nice weekend!
Hugs Susy

Nina said...

Oh, love, love, love :) This is just amazing, Kim!! You know I love glitter, so this card is a dream for me :)

Hugs from Nina.

Nina said...

Oh, love, love, love :) This is just amazing, Kim!! You know I love glitter, so this card is a dream for me :)

Hugs from Nina.

Yvonne said...

What a beatiful card Kim! I so regret not buying that Tilda when I was in the store the other day! But next time...
Good to hear about Isabella. I'm sure you and your family will have a wonderful christmas now when you don't have to worry about her health.
Hugs

Hanna said...

This is beautiful, love all the glitter!
Hope you and your family have a wonderful Christmas!

Lil Daffodil said...

Hi Kim,
this card is totally stunning. I love all the glitter and Tilda is gorgeous.
Hugs,
Fiona x

kath said...

hi kim...great to see you back and love your gorgeous sparkly stunning card...have a great weekend..snuggle up and keep warm...big hugs kath xxx

Marie said...

Good to hear that Isabella is getting better! That's a blessing. Your card is so cute. Love the tilted fence and the red paper sticking up, makes the card pop. Wonderful!
xxMarie

Monique Lokhorst said...

Hi Kim,

I am very glad your daughter is feeling better already. This is a stunning beautiful creations. I always love the colours you are using. Beautiful Artwork!

Have a great weekend!

Hugs,
Monique.

Durvina said...

Fabolous this card, nice with the fence and the christmas trees!

hugs, Durvina

Trish said...

So glad to hear Isabelle is better!
Love your snowy card, so perfect, so appropriate!

Chris said...

So pleased to know that Isabella is on the mend now, such a relief and I hope you're OK too Kim. Your card is so beautiful, it reminds me of 'walking in a winter wonderland' absolute perfection and I adore all the sparkle of course :). Have a good weekend, hugs, Chris x

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

I am SO HAPPY she is feeling better!!!
Awesome news & an awesome card!!!
hugs sweet friend :)

Mo said...

It's wonderful to see a new card from you dear Kim! BEAUTIFUL how you coloured little Tilda and all the glitter stuff around is stunning...
Big Hugs,
Mo

Astrid said...

Hi Kim:-)

You make some really beautiful cards and I am so impressed with your coloring!! You have this special soft and delicate way to coloring your image and I just love it :-)) I love glitter too....lol

I am so glad to hear that Isabella is recovering well!!!
It must be a huge relief to know that she will be fully recovered. I hope that you and your loved ones can get a quiet and cozy pre-christmas time now without so many worries Kim:-))

Hugs from Astrid

craftymum said...

Glad to hear Isabel;la is on the mend. A stunning card Kim. Love all the sparkle
hugs sarah x

Liz's creative corner said...

Hi Kim, I'm sorry I didn't know that Isabella was poorly, hope all your families ok now,love your gorgeous card, stunning as usual with gorgeous details, hugs Liz xx

Neline said...

Beautiful card! I love the sparkels:)
hugs
Neline

Karina Beck said...

Beautiful beautiful work.

majo said...

Hi Kim. Great news that Elisabeth is getting better,
This Card is so nice en the bling bling i LOVE verry much. Hugs Majo

JennyB. said...

Hallo Kim,

so was wunderschönes gibt es selten, das ist so was von genial, echt großartig.
Ich bin ganz begeistert!!

Liebe Grüße
Jenny

charlene said...

Just beautiful as always Kim ! Glad to hear the baby is doing better.
Hugs♥

Val said...

So beautiful.

I am really pleased that Isabella is recovering, and hopefully much better now.

Hugs
Valxx

Deb said...

beautiful card, love all the glitz! so glad that Isabella is getting better, you must all be so relieved!
have a great weekend, hugs Debx

Pops x said...

This is so beautiful! Love your work!
Have a nice weekend! Big hugs love Pops x x x

Jacqueline's Weblog said...

Great to hear that Isabella is getting better. Your card is so beautiful, wonderful all that glittering!
Hugs Jacqueline

poupette said...

quelle beauté cette carte waouhhhh une pure merveille j'adore !

Bises
Christine

MarieL said...

Another long awaited creation of yours. It is absolutely beautiful. I am always amazed how with so little color you make the most beautiful cards. I love all the gorgeous glitter....
I am glad that Isabella is getting better.

Shazza said...

wow what a stunner of a card. Glad Isabella is doing well
hugs
x

Anesha said...

Another beautiful card Kim, love it! Have a great weekend. Hugs Anesha

heidy said...

Hi Kim,great to hear that Isabella is doing fine
Yoor card is fabulous!!!!
Hugs Heidy

Rosis Stöberseite said...

Oh Kim, this card, it glistens even in all the corners. Very very nice and a very sweet Tilda motif. The card I like.
Hugs
Rosi

hildedewilde said...

wow kim, what a nicee card!!
gr. hilde

Scrapmumur said...

OH....It's very fantastic card, Kim!!!
Beautiful colors!!!
I love your scene so perfect.
Have a nice weekend.
Big hugs, Murielle

Tammi said...

Great news, so happy she's recovering so well! :) And an absolutely stunning and gorgeous card Kim! Have a great weekend! ~hugs

*Vicki* said...

Hey Kim!! Your sparkle is just brilliant on this hun!! I adore your snowy trees and fence!! Always amazing details!! BIG HUGS

Niki Estes said...

Beautiful card, Kim! So good to hear Isabella is doing better!

ursula Uphof said...

Kim, sorry didn't know that Isabella was not well, but good that she is recovering now. I hope you can all enjoy the wonderful time leading up to Christmas, as well as a truly happy Christmas. Once again a beautiful card. Warm wishes

Sanglert och Jag said...

I love your works!
Greetings from Sweden,
Anna

Terry said...

Hiya my sweet friend I am sooo happy for all of you that Isabella is recovering pfffewww something less to worry about all day....And thank goodness you can think about gettin ready for christmas now....Your card is absolutely fabulous your glitz and glimmers and yep Tilda is such a sweetie. Thanks for sharing Kim. Have a nice weekend Hugs Terryxxxx

Sue said...

Hi ya Kim
aww a totally gorgeous card, as ever awesome colouring as always, beautiful papers & embelies,sue,x

hobby@Janet said...

ooooh...this is sooo beautiful!!

Love this card!!!!

Its so nice to hear that Isabella is going better!

Have a great weekend!

XXXJanet

Astrid said...

I am glad to hear its getting better with Isabella.
And you have made a very beautiful card again.
Hugs Astrid

Riet said...

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

Hugs Riet.x

alina said...

your card is just perfect in every way, Kim, I love it! I'm so glad that Isabella is doing fine!
Hugs, Alina

Karita said...

Hi Kim! :)

Your card is so beautiful! :)Tilda looks so adorable and your colouring is fantastic as always :) And your card design is magnificent with all those doohickeys and decorations.

Have a lovely day :)

With warm hugs,
Karita

Grenouille Greetings said...

Great news about Isabella! And how about you and Claire? Hope you are all better too! Love your white card, Kim. All frosty and soft and oh so pretty! Hugs, Lesley

Jannecke said...

Wonderful! ♥
I've been looking at your cards for a while now, and I have to say I adore them!!!!!
Magical wonderful winter card!!
Love, Norway.

Sandie said...

So so glad to hear Isabella is making great progress, that is fantastic news :D!!

Love your card Kim.. stunning colouring and detailing as always. Such inspiration...

Danielle said...

So glad to hear that Isabella is recovering ... that is truly wonderful news! And your card is absolutely stunning Kim! Such gorgeous colouring and sparkle!
Hugs, Danielle

Net said...

Oh Kim that's beautiful!

Now I know what to do with my Magnolia trees!

How fabulous that little Isabella is improved. I'm sure she'll be ready for Santa.

sandra said...

Glad to hear Isabella is on the road to recovery. Bless her little heart. The card is stunning. Hope you have a lovely weekend. Love Sandra x

Christina C. said...

THIS IS BREATHTAKING, KIM...A PHENOMENAL WORK OF ART!!!! I am speechless!!!!

Cheryl said...

oh hun so glad the news is good as no one deserves it more than you as you are one of the nicest,people in blog land and I hope that you and your family have an amazing xmas and new year hun as for your card well what can I say wow wow and wow pure geanious hun,hugs cheryl xxxxx

Tracy said...

So glad your grandaughter is recovering. Gorgeous creation Kim, love the subtle colour and the sparkle is magical.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Cheryl said...

WOW absolutely gorgeous and your colouring is AMAZING!!! I am so glad Isabella is doing well,you must have been so worried!!
Hugs xx

Alice Wertz said...

awww... this is darling, Kim! love all the glittery elements. gorgeous card as always! hope you have a wonderful weekend! =)

Esther said...

Woww ,how gorgeous is this one!!
Very nice details and a very good idea with the threes.

XX Esther

Only By His Grace said...

Hi Kim!
So happy to hear that your Isabelle is doing well.
Your Snowy card is adorable. I love how you have done the trees and the fence. Always love all the sparkle.
Love the bit of red showing and the little angel charm on the ribbon.
Have a wonderful healthy and blessed Christmas.
Hugs Maz

ullpurka said...

My oh my so beautiful.
Your colouring.. it is just so gorgeous.
Love the christmas-trees and how they sparkle ond the flowers are just beautiful here.

Hugs from Renate

Michele said...

Such a beautiful card Kim. Gorgeous colouring as always of the sweet image and wonderful details also. I'm so pleased that Isabella is doing much better now. Big Hugs Michele x

Marlies said...

Hi, I'm a new follower, I think you make realy beautyful cards and I love the way you explain how that you made them. I wish I had your great ideas.

Nannieflash said...

Hi Kim, Im so glad that young Isabella is on the mend and shes recovering thats brilliant news. Love the card its gorgeous love the depth of the trees and fences, your image is beautifully coloured to. With love and hugs Shirleyxxx

Lynda said...

How wonderfully frosty is this card Kim - it's absolutely gorgeous! So glad Isabella is on the mend now.

Love Lynda xxx

Amanda said...

I'm glad to read the wonderfull Isabella is doing better wish you a warm and joyfull Christmas together.

Your card is stunning as always!

Hugs Amanda xx

Maris said...

Hi Kim, what a great card, and for the first time i see someone used the trees from the kit, well done xxx

Tasha said...

Wow such a stunning card Kim, i love the beauifulglittered edges to the papers! The colours and the glitetr are fab. Love those trees too
love tasha xx

Marrie said...

Hello Kim

Im so glad that Isabella is recovering that is wonderful news.

Beautyful card i love the image and the colours.

Hugs Marrie
xxx

Helene said...

Wowwwww! the trees, the fence ...you're so talented!
I love it!
hugs from Quebec

Crafty Lou said...

Hi! Kim,so pleased little one is feeling better and hope you all have a lovely Christmas.
Such a gorgeous card,just love this Tilda and all of your creation is amazing.
take care,hugs Lou.xx

doris said...

Kim, "a dream work"... Wow!!

xox doris

Georgia said...

Absolutely beautiful card Kim, Tilda looks adorable and the snowy trees are lovely, perfect for this time of year! I'm really sorry to hear that baby Isabella has been poorly, but I'm glad she's getting better now in time for Christmas! :) Love, Georgia xx

Angela said...

Hi Kim! So glad Isabella is doing better! Big hugs to her!! :)

Another stunner here my friend! Your coloring is amazing and I love your combination of textures and spots of bright color. Brilliant!! Love the magical sparkle your cards always have! hugs, Angela

Andrea, said...

Beautiful card Kim, I love all the sparkle. I am so pleased to hear Isabella is getting better

Sarpreet said...

hi there, this is such a gorgeous card, love it. - i did not know about Isabella, but happy to hear she is recovering

Gry-Heidi said...

Wow, wow, wow, a fabulous card!! Love it !!
Good to hear Isabella is getting better :o)

Have a nice day!

Hugs, Gry-Heidi :)

Iren said...

This is stunning Kim!!!!! Love the soft feeling on it and all the glitter!

Hugs

Pia said...

This is so gorgeus Kim!
Love it!
hugs Pia

Kjersti said...

Such an amazing card!! You're the best! :-)

Anne said...

Glad to hear everything is good now!
Hope you are enjoying the pre-christmas time with your family.

This card is so georgeus, I love the glittering trees and fence, and the beautiful colors. :)

Hugs, Anne.

BA said...

absolutely fabulous my dear
xoxo BA

Ila said...

I'm so glad Isabella is better!!..Your card is Absolutley Gorgeous!!...Hugs, Ila

Sol said...

WOW! This card is Stunning!!!! I love the composition, colouring and glitter! The embellishment are stunning! And the idea of the card is Absolutely Gorgeous!! You are one of my top 10 inspirational bloggers!!! Absolutely!!! Love it!! :o)

Sharon said...

This is just beautiful Kim. I love the little fence and your puffy snow! And I'm so glad to hear that Isabella is doing so well.

Katje said...

This is so beautifull, like everything about it.
Love your blog!

Hugs Katty

Tineke's hobby said...

i am very glad your daughter is feeling better already. This is a stunning beautiful card. I always love the colours you are using. Beautiful Artwork
Hugs Tineke

Ellen said...

first..I'm so glad to hear that you sweetheart Isabella is feelig much better!!:) And thank you so very much for the lovely comments on my blog..I know you have thousands of them ..almost every day, but you are always sooo nice and kindly (forgive me my "norwegian-english;DD). I love your card..love all about them, and you make them so "intim"!:)
I'll wish you, and your hole family a very good and peaceful Christmas, and all the best for you all, in 2011!:)

hugs, Ellen:)

Nina Macaulay said...

Hi Kim,
Beautiful card, I love your style as I have maybe mentioned before?!
Lol
I am so glad to hear that Isabella is getting better, Kim ( my son) had the same operation about a year ago now and it was nasty enough without catching something on top of it!!
The result of his operation has been wonderful though, he sleeps much better, but just had to go and operate again cos one of the drains fell out and his had grown back! so they are gone now and for good we hope! :OD

Merry Christmas to you and your family.

Thank you so much for your kind supportive words.

Hugs Nina xx

Herbstnebel said...

ohhh whats a wonderful card - Perfect

Hugs Dani (Bastelberry)

Solveig said...

I just had to spend some time here in your blog watching all the lovely cards I've missed lately. I'm just as impressed as ever! You are such a clever artist, Kim! You Magnolia are the most lovely ones I've ever seen, and this latest one is no exeption! Love it my friend!
I hope your Christmas preparations goes on well;o) Have a lovely week, dear Kim. Always nice hearing from you;O)))
Hugs Solveig

Annelie said...

Sooo nice love the sparkle and glimmer!!!

Denise and Louise said...

Hi Kim,

So glad to hear Isabella is on the mend and it's good to see you getting inky again - the card is gorgeous.

Hugs
Denise xx

Crissy Armstrong said...

Wow, this is a jaw dropping stunner of a card. I want to book mark it so I can enjoy it over again! Wowzers, I hardly know what to say! Awesome!!

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Jodi said...

What a beautiful holiday card!! All that sparkle is perfect for Christmas!!
Hugs
Jodi =)

Lynsey said...

This is such a beautiful card Kim! Sorry to hear that your little granddaughter has been so poorly.
Hugs Lynsey x

Lynsey said...

This is such a beautiful card Kim! Sorry to hear that your little granddaughter has been so poorly.
Hugs Lynsey x

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Linda W said...

Its extreme beautyful.
I am a big fan of the way you use the glitter.....
A big christmas hug;)

Bernadet said...

oooow Kim,this is such a beauty!!

Pia said...

wooooow Kim what a beautiful card, lovely details. Have a nice week
hugs Pia

Pia said...

wooooow Kim what a beautiful card, lovely details. Have a nice week
hugs Pia

BA said...

big hugs
have a wonderful sunday
xoxo BA

velta said...

You have soo many comments, Kim !! Sorry to hear that Isabella has been ill. Wishing her a full recovery...lovely, stunning card...as always!

Happy Holidays to you and yours :)

Juls said...

gorgeous!!!! Love the little fence and the trees!!! Hugs Juls

Lorraine A said...

fantastic !!!everything you make is just so very beautiful ,,, perfect and gorgeous !! :-)

luv
Lols x x x

E.T said...

wow! a winter wonderland! love the cute fences! too adorable!