Tuesday, February 22, 2011

For someone special....


I hope you all had a great weekend!

Today I would like to share with you a card I made using one of Magnolia's You are So Special Collection.

I have used distress ink pads for colouring. I 3d the balloon to sit outside the circle. I have distressed everything with walnut stain. The stickles are star dust and platinum. I heat embossed the sentiment and heart with clear embossing powder.

I just wanted to share with you how well my grandchildren Luca and Isabella are doing now. Luca's eyes are a lot better and with his continued treatment and care by those amazing consultants they are keeping well. Isabella is a different baby now she has had her tonsils and adenoids removed. So my daughter Claire can now take a deep breath at last!

To help restore Luca's confidence he is doing some modelling and here he is on the set for Sainsburys with his little sister Isabella. It is so good to see them both well.

Here he is in one of Sainsbury's clothing advertisements.

Thank you all so much for your thoughts and caring and kind words to me when I was so worried about them. Then helped me so much.

Thank you so much for your visit, have a wonderful week and take care!


kim x

inks used
skin - antique linen, tattered rose
hair - walnut stain
dress, shoes - weathered wood, black soot
balloon - aged mahogany


Mo said...

Dear Kim!
Your card is BEAUTIFUL !!! I love the soft colours you used - everything looks fantastic !!!
Your grandchildren are BEAUTIFUL too, congratulations !!!
Big Hug,

Mandy said...

Hi Kim,
It's been ages since I've visited I'm so sorry,but family are still ill so still not much time...I'm so pleased that your Grand-Children are feeling better now...They look so sweet in the pics...Gorgeous card as always love everything...Hope your well???...Take care...
Mandy x

Berni said...

This card is truly beautiful Kim, I love the soft colours, it's just perfect.
So pleased to hear your grandchildren are feeling better.

kuya said...

This card is so stunningly beautiful! Everything matches just perfectly, so amazing.

And great the little ones are better! Good to read. They are both so cute, by the way, but I guess that's no news to you LOL.

maxine said...

Hi Kim Your card is stunning I love the 3d balloon and as always your colouring is amazing.
Beautiful pic's of your grand children, I'm glad they are both doing well hugs Maxine x

Lori aka Lo Lo said...


Good to hear Luca and Isabella are doing better.


Camilla said...

It is fabulously beautiful.
I love the way you paint, and you decorate your cards so beautiful.
Nice colors you use.
And little Tilda is so incredibly sweet.
Take care, hugs Camilla

Anonymous said...

absolutely stunning card Kim! Love the colours and detail. Great news that yous sweet grandchildren are diong well!

/Hanna xx

coby said...

Ow Kim another stunning card , i enjoy all that glitters:)
You have beautiful grandchildren

greetz and hugs coby

Astrid said...

Your card is fabelous Kim very nice colours, and your grandchildren are great too.
Hugs Astrid

Renate said...

Adorable Tilda and the sparkling ballon i just love.
Fantastic colours you have made this card with and i love all your glittering.

Hugs from Renate

Silvie Z said...

Kim, you are such an artist, I so love your cards and this one is no exception - a total stunner! Gorgeous the design and colours! Love the colour of the ballon, it's so rich and love how it sits outside the circle - great 3D effect!
I'm so glad to hear your grandchildren are doing better! Fantastic!
Take care!

Kort og Søm said...

A beautiful card!
Hugs Fredrikke :O)

Bernadet said...

This card is so stunningly beautiful.
Glad to hear your grandchildren are going better.

Lil Daffodil said...

Hi Kim,
Your card is just stunning. Beautiful lace and embellishments and a perfectly coloured Tilda. Gorgeous creation.
Fiona x

heidy said...

Hi Kim,your card is gorgeous!!
Glad your grandchildren feeling better
Hugs Heidy

*Ellen* said...

wonderful is this cute card, and what a nice pictures of your grandchildren

Karina Beck said...

This IS special! So beautiful!

Tab said...

Wow another totally delish creation, love it! So much to see and so beautifully put together.

It is good to hear that the babies are doing well, I am so pleased :o)

HUgs Tab xxx

Andrea C said...

I am so glad your grandchildren are doing better. They are STUNNING. Your card is so beautiful it looks like it should be hung proudly as a wall hanging x

Rach said...

I am so happy to hear that both Luca and Isabelle are doing well now and that you can all breath a sigh of relief.. :)) the pictures of them are fantastic, they truly are beautiuful..
Just like your stunning card Kim.. wow hun it is gorgeous, beautiful colour and all that sparkle.. delish..

Maria Therese said...

Love love love every little bit of your card!!

Trudy said...

Hi Kim Your card is stunning I love the 3d balloon and as always your colouring is amazing.
Beautiful pic's of your grand children.
Hugs Trudy

Michele said...

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

jules said...

wow stunning card Kim!!! and what gorgeous grandchildren!!!!!!

craftymum said...

Absolutely wonderful card Kim. Love the photos of your grandkids. Glad they are both well. How about that , modeling for Sainsburys. My son modeled with Pengu for a toy catalog when he was younger. Nowadays he is the other side of the camera studying Film production. The next Spielberg? He hopes so
hugs sarah x

Therese said...

A gorgeous card and your grandchildren are beautiful ♥

Sarpreet said...

Gorgeous card and embellishments, glad to hear your grandchildren are doing well.

Lenas kort said...

Just looooove this card :-) love the colors, and Tilda is so cute :-) Have a great day :-)

Nannieflash said...

HI Kim, what gorgeous grandchildren you have, Im so glad to hear that they are now doing well and are in better health.
Your card is gorgeous and so so pretty. With love and hugs Shirleyxxxx

Trish said...

Amazing card Kim, and I am so pleased to hear Luca and Isabella are doing so well again. I hope you are doing well too xxx

debbies said...

Your grandchildren are precious and when I first discovered your blog and saw Luca's picture I said to myself that he should model. Your card is cute too! ;)

Lynda said...

A most beautiful card Kim and the most beautiful grand kids too - those photographs are stunning - they're both very photogenic and natural. I'm so glad things are all ok now.

Love Lynda xxx

Rosis Stöberseite said...

Kim, You make me lives again from his chair, as always.

Danielle said...

Oh Kim, this card is sooo gorgeous! Beautiful colouring and I love the muted colours and then the pop of sparkly pink with the balloon! I am so happy to hear your grandchildren are both doing well now - such beautiful photos of them!
Hugs, Danielle

Marrie said...

Hello Kim

Beautiful grandchildern,
I'm glad they are both doing well.
Absolutely wonderful card Kim.

Hugs Marriexxx

Ageeth Holster said...

Hi Kim, beautiful card as allways!!! Nice kids too.
Hugs Ageeth x

Solveig said...

Beautiful cards and grandchildren!!!

Have a nice day!

Katrin said...

As it is beautiful! Your tilde is charming!

Cheryl said...

WOW STUNNING and absolutely PERFECT!!! I am so glad your grandchildren are much better,they are so adorable!!
Hugs xx

charlene said...

Kim those babies are just precious ! Grandkids are just a piece of heaven for us :) I am so glad all is well with them...now you know I always love all of your cards....you are on of the first that inspired me to start coloring.

Anesha said...

Oh Kim, the photos of your grandchildren are just wonderful, they are so cute. Glad to hear they are both doing better. Love your card, so pretty. Have a great day. Hugs Anesha

Louise said...

Dear Kim, I can't tell you how relieved I'm that Luca and Isabella is doing better now :) You and your family is still in my prayers, I'm hoping everything will be back to normal really soon :)
I can imagine the joy you must feel! Yay!

This card of yours is simply stunning, love the soft blue nuances togheter with the white. As usual your coloring is amazingly beautiful and those flowers are all perfect. Great idea to 3D the ballon, such a cool effect :)

Have a great week :)

Nikki said...

Fabulous card Kim!! LOVE IT!


Nikki xxx

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

your card is beautiful but more importantly those grandbabies are just gorgeous!!!!!!!!!!!!

scrappyjacky said...

What a beautiful card,Kim.....and what beautiful grandchildren.

Christina C. said...

Your grandchildren are absolutely PRECIOUS!!!! Thanks for sharing those lovely photos!
Your card is beyond gorgeous.....it is a magnificent work of art!!!!

Marga said...

What a great card again Kim. And you have lovely grandchildren. And its always nice that there oke. The may not come on your children and grandchildren the are so precious for mams and grandma's

Hugs Marga

Kathy said...

Hello Kim!!!!

So glad to read that both the grandbabies are doing good!!! They are just the cutest!!! Good for you and your family that you don't have that to worry about anymore :)
This card is absolutely darling too! Love all the whiteness and your soft coloring is always breathtaking!! Love the details and of course no one does glitter like you!! Love this sweet card!
Hope you have a fabulous week Kim!

Lia said...

wonderful card kim I love the colors
hugs Lia

Riet said...

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

Hugs Riet.xx

Donna said...

Gorgeous card Kim and your grandchildren are just beautiful. Hugs Donna x

ursula Uphof said...

Kim, it is wonderful news that your grandchildren are now doing well. It is alwasy a worry when they have something wrong. Luca looks so handsome in the phots and little Isabella is very cute. Love your card, so perfectly done as always

Judi said...

What STUNNING work - as always! Glad to hear how well the grandkids are coming on, the photos are gorgeous!

BIG hugs

Judi x

mustavcoffee said...

So beautiful, love your cards Kim:0) xxx

majo said...

This card is so sweet.
Love the colors.
Greetings Majo

Niki Estes said...

Just beautiful! I always love the touch of sparkle you add around the edges. Wonderful news about both kids doing better! They are such cuties!

Susy said...

This is gorgeus, Kim!!!!
And the pictures of the children, so cute!!!!


Esther said...

Very lovely pictures are these from those little ones,beautiful.
Your card is also gorgeous.

Hugs Esther

Pernilla said...

Hi Kim!
Your cars is stunning!
Love it!

Hugs Pernilla

Denise and Louise said...

Gorgeous card as always Kim but not quite as gorgeous as your two beautiful Grandchildren - definitely stars in the making!! Hugs Denise xx

Renkata said...

Dear Kim, such a sensational card. So beautifly decorated. The balloon is so pretty.

Marlies said...

Your card is beautiful Kim, love the soft blue colours.
You have gorgeous grandchildren and they are great models!!
Glad to hear they are both doing well.
hugs, Marlies


Hello Kim - another amazingly beautiful card - everything about it is sheer perfection. Your Grandchildren are adorable and you must be over the moon to know that they are doing so well now.
Thank you for popping by - it means such a lot.
Love and hugs, Sylvia xxxx

Annchen said...

OH Kim, thanks for the fotos from Isabella and Luca .. they are so sweet little cuties

And the third little cutie is Tilda .. love the glitter, another perfect one!


Lynsey said...

Hi Kim, this is such a sweet card! So glad to hear the good news about your grandchild. The photos are fantastic, you must be so proud!
Hugs Lynsey x

MarieL said...

Glad to hear that Luca and Isabella are doing well and thanks for sharing the beautiful pictures of the two.

Love your card and the beautiful doilie and lace. I sure wish I could color at least a little bit like you. Very, very pretty card.

Shazza said...

Luca and Isabella are just gorgeous- glad they are doing well.
As for your card....WOW!! Every one amazes me Kim, so, so beautiful x

Annelie said...

Your the best. So cute!!!

Pinkllilac said...

What gorgeous card Kim and in such beautiful colours, love the image.
Beautiful grandchildren and so pleased they are doing well.
Hugs Linda

Crystal said...

Kim wow oh wow another stunning creation, Love your colors, image, sparkle, and your grandkids are precious sweetie!!!

Suze said...

Hoi Kim

Your card is BEAUTIFUL !!! I love the soft colours you used.
You have Beautiful grandchildren.

Hugs Suze xxx

Karin said...

This is so beautiful, love everything about this card!
Nice to here that your grandchildren doing well, they look so cute.
Hugs Karin

Jane said...

WOW! your card is stunning as always Kim!!! Love the subtle colour scheme and then the coloured balloon! gorgeous details too! So pleased to hear Luca and Isabella are much better you've had such a worrying time!! Gorgeous pics of them! hugs, Jane xxx

Tracy said...

Your creation is amazing Kim, beautiful finishing touches and the image is so gorgeous and coloured perfectly.

The photo's of your grandchildren are adorable. I am so pleased they are both doing so well.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Andre said...


Ila said...

Hi Kim,
Your card is Absolutely Gorgeous!!..lovely coloring and amazing details!!...Your grandchildren are Beautiful!!..I'm so glad they are well. I bet you have a ball with them!!...Hugs, Ila

Lou said...

Hi! Kim,truly so lovely to hear that your grandchildren are doing so well :),your Daughter too and such gorgeous photos.

Just love Tilda,she looks so pretty and lots of lovely detail to look at-very special!!
hugs Lou.xx

BA said...

dear kim your card is absolutely stunning. I'm very happy to hear Luca and Isabella are doing better
xoxo BA

Elise said...

Oh Kim! Your card is just FABULOUS as always! Your colouring is amazing, and all those sparkles soooo pretty! I'm glad to hear that your gorgeous grandbabies are doing very well!!! ;) Yayyy!


6 wacky women said...

Gorgeous card, Kim
Love the delicate colors.
So happy to hear your grandchildren are well.
Beautiful pic's!!

Karen x

Dena said...

Wow! Those are two adorable kiddos!!! He makes an precious little model!!!
Your card is amazing and such a pretty layout!
Hugs, Dena

Ankie vd Polder said...

This is a gorgeous card. Love it. Hugs, Ankie

Thea said...

Hi Kim,

As always your card is such a beauty! I am glad for you that your grandchildren are doing well.


May-Bente said...

Amazing card, I love the colouring of the lovely Tilda.
Stunning pic`s.

Hugs from me:))

Petra Skogstokiga Rubberstamps said...

Absolutly perfect! I love the details
Big Hug

debby4000 said...

Oh wonderful pics of the little ones.
absolutely gorgeous card.

creacora said...

this card is a beauty also you grandchildren it`s good to hear they are doing well
the photo is gorgeous

hugs Cora

Melodie said...

Oh Kim, you have created again such a beautiful card with great colours.

Monique said...

Wow, your card is gorgious Kim !!! And your grandkids are adorable :)).

HUgs Monique

alina said...

I'm glad to read that your grandchildren are doing fine, Kim! beautiful pictures!
And your card is such a beauty!!!!
Hugs, Alina

Marion said...

Gorgeous card Kim. This Tilda is soo beautiful and your colouring is awesome. Thanks for posting photos of your grandchildren, they look so happy and you must be overjoyed everything is well for them now.

Annette said...

It´s so great to hear that your adorable grandchildern are doing well. They really are a couple of cuties!
And of course, your card is absolutely breathtaking!
Love the colors and glitter!
Thanks for your lovely comments on my blog. It means a lot coming from an artist like you.

Re fazendo arte said...

Gostaria muito de dar um cartão maravilhoso desses para minha filha, o aniversário dela é amanhã...Ela iria adorar...
Ela é linda, vai fazer 11 anos!!!
Parabéns pelo seu trabalho!!! Beijos

Enfys said...

Such a beautiful work of art again Kim. I haven't been over for a while, so have had a lovely browse around. Your grandchildren are beautiful, I am so glad your worries were allayed. Monty does some modelling as well, it would be funny if they were on the same shoot!
big hugs
En xx

papirdilla said...

I'm so glad to hear that your grandchildren are doing well! They are so cute:)
Your card is just amazing! So beautiful colours, I love the blue tones. And I really like the sparkling balloon. Great effect to 3D it! Your colouring is perfect:)

Anneke said...

you mst be very proud kim .
your grandchildren are adorable and pretty.
you have made such a lovely card again and beautiful colors.

angelwhispers said...

A beautiful card Kim!! But the Grandchildren steal the show how adorable are these two!!! just loving the photos and so glad that they are both now back on tract healthwise such a relief for you all!! Love Chanellexxx

Eulanda said...

Oh wow Kim another gorgeous masterpiece! Love that newspaper looking layer. Also this collection is one of my favorites and that glitter balloon looks gorgeous! Hugs!

Zehavit Shaked said...

Your card is gorgeous
love the colours &
your grandchildren are adorable !!



Anne said...

Hi Kim, I haven't been able to get around for a while so have missed so much. I'm so sorry to hear the little one's haven't been well but delighted that they're both on the mend now. How anxious you must have been. Your card is stunning, as always, and your grandchildren are just adorable! Hugs XXX

Only By His Grace said...

Hi Kim!
wow!!! love this one. I love the balloon. Your coloring once again is outstanding. Layout superb.
Your grandchildren are so adorable.
Fabulous photo's of them.
Hugs Maz

Iulia said...

What an amazing card, Kim! Love all the stickles and the ballon, the papers are gorgeous and that coloring of your is just fabulous!
Always a pleasure to pop in!
Hugs, Iulia

PS Your grandchildren are some of the most beautiful kids I've ever seen. You surely are so proud of them:)

Jenny said...

Beautiful Grandchildren, definietely models in the making.
A gorgeous card with beautiful colouring.

Karita said...

Wow, your card is truly stunning Kim! :)
Your coloring is fab as always :)And I just love that sparkle effect :)

You have a really beautiful grandchildren Kim! :)
Both, Luka and Isabella looks so sweet :) And it´s glad to hear that they are doing well :)

Take care my friend and have a wonderful day :)


Tineke's hobby said...

Your card is beautiful, I love the soft colours you used
You have beautiful grandchildren
HUGS Tineke

Nina Macaulay said...

Luca is soo cute, no wonder he is a great model, that boy will go far!
So good to hear that Isabella's operation has helped her and that she is now well again. You must be a proud grandmother and quite rightly too :O)

Your card is just beautiful, I must try a card in those pale colours they really are beautiful together. Your colouring is mind boggling, and I have to add that the balloon looks fab!
Whishing you are nice evening and a lovley weekend :O)

Hugs Nina x

Giò said...

Dear Kim, I'm happy that your grandchildrens feeling better now!!!! my daughter Eleonora too had problems with her tonsils when she was little. Fortunately, however, she did not have to undergo surgery!!!
Anyway... your card is fantastic .... as always!!
hugs, Giò

Nicola said...

Kim another real stunner. Love all those little extras you add to your cards. Amazing... Beautiful photos of grandchildren too. Nicola xx

Sassylassy said...

Hi Sweetie! Oh it's great to know how well Luca and Isabella are doing. They are so beautiful and so precious. As a Nana of 3 myself I know the worry. Thank you for sharing.

As for your card. Good God Women it's gorgeous!!!!! I love the balloon, so cool. I just got this stamp in yesterday and I'm thinking that I'm totally going to copy your balloon trick. Thanks always for your fabulous inspiration!
Hugs Bonnie

velta said...

Hi Kim ~ I am so sorry that I have not visited in so long...I have had family issues and health issues...Tooo heck with that...These babies are just beautiful and I know how you feel...I feel the same about mine...there is NO love like that of a grandmother...again, Kim...you are blessed...and I know, you know :) Thank you for sharing

Mary J said...

How gorgeous Kim! Brilliant colouring!

tuulia said...

Vautsi vau!! Ihanat värit korteissasi :)

linnzan said...

What a sweet card and lovely stamp! Have a great night! Hugs

oheidia said...

HI Kim!
I just love your blog and this card is just adorable! Very cute image and the colouring is so perfect!

I am glad your grandchildren are better. Its really hard to worry about childrens healt problems.

I will visit you again - thats for sure!

Hug from Heidi

Helene said...

a beautiful card I love it! Good news for your grandkids I'm glad for you! They're so cute!
hugs from Quebec xx

Jacqueline's Weblog said...

What an adorable card Kim, so beatufil and so lovely!
Hugs Jacqueline

Alma said...

Dear Kim, this is a stunning creation. I love the comibination of soft blue and the red of the ballon!
Hugs from Germany, Alma

chrissy xx said...

Fabulous card as always. The Tilda stamps are getting nicer and nicer. LOve them all.
The pictures of your grand children are amazing Kim, I am sooo glad they are doing well, please, keep the photo's coming!

scrapcreations-judith said...

Hello Kim,

What a beautyfull thinks you make, you have a new follower.
Greetings Judith

Grenouille Greetings said...

Another beautiful card, Kim, in your signature colours so soft and sweet! Love the sparkly balloon!
Your grandchildren are both absolute beauties and I am so pleased that their health issues are much improved! Big hugs, Lesley

Cathy said...

Great work pop onto my blog theres something there for you x

Stempeltiger said...

Your card is soooooo beautiful Kim.
Sooooo soft colours and gorgeous colouring.
Such an amazing idea with the sweet 3-D-balloon.
Your design is breathtaking.
Wishing you a nice weekend.
Hugs, Swantje

Ellen said...

Hello Kim,

I am so happy that your grandchildren are doing well now.
Your card is very beautiful again. By the way, you said that you are working with the pads, I tought you are working with the refills. I am working with the pads to, but my colors are always so light, you're colors are much darker. How is that possible?

Hugs and have a nice weekend,

June Nelson said...

Hi Kim darl. great news about your grandchildren. Oh littleo nes are a worry eh!. This is absolutely gobsnmaking, your my favourite blog on the planet, evertyhing you do is first class and this is no exception, Brilliant .Love it xxxxxx

Nina said...

Hello, Kim!

I totally LOVE this card, it`s so wonderful ♥ Great papers, adorable motiv and fantastic details!!

And beautiful pictures of your grandchild too!! So sweet ♥

Have a nice day :)
Hugs from Nina.

Katy said...

Oh Kim there is absolutely nothing you could do to make this card any more beautiful - it it PERFECT! Absolutely love it! HUgs. Katy. xxx

Kristel said...

That is a gorgeous card as always Kim! Looks great! Love the pictures!
Hugs Kristel

Anneli said...

Beautiful card!!

Hugs anneli

Elaine aka Quixotic said...

Kim this is beautiful. I love the sparkly balloon. An instant favourite!

I wanted to say thank you for stopping by my blog and for your lovely comment on my video tutorial, hugely appreciated, and glad you enjoyed it!

Elaine aka Quixotic said...

I meant to say - glad that both Luca and Isabella are doing well! They look lovely in the photos!!

Net said...

What a beautiful card Kim! Not half as beautiful as Luca and Isabella though ;)) Fingers crossed here that his eyes stay well and Isabella is over her troubles now those nasty tonsils and adenoids have gone.

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

I am so glad your grandchildren are doing so well. What a relief for your daughter...and for you.

Your card is beautiful!! I just love your coloring, layout and the added sparkle. Gorgeous!!

Heidi said...

Love your card Kim and the photos of the children are so beautiful ♥ you must be so proud.


Astrid said...

I love your card Kim, beautiful details and coloring !!!
Glad to hear your grandchildren are allright now !!!

hugs Astrid

Mina said...

its wonderful to see your Grandchildren Kim and hear they are doing well...its little wonder Luca is modelling hes a beautiful little boy as is his sister Isabella you must burst with pride at your family....your card is amazing as always and I so want a glittered balloon like this
Mina xxx

Suzie Q said...

Fandabidozie card!!! look at that sparkly balloon!
lovely piccies of the kids little stars in the making x
Suzie Qxz

Sanna F said...

Totally stunning! Your coloring is so fantastic. I love it!

Monique Lokhorst said...

Hi Kim,

Your card is SO GORGEOUS! I love the way you use the colours of the papers in combination with your colouring! Fabulous! I am glad to read everything is going much better with your grandchilderen. Family is the MOST important in your life!

Hugs from Holland,
Monique xxx

E.T said...

oh my god the kids look so cute! Beautiful kids! Love your card and the 3d balloon rocks!

E.T said...

oh my god the kids look so cute! Beautiful kids! Love your card and the 3d balloon rocks!

Tammi said...

Adorable photos of your grandchildren, they are beautiful Kim! Just love your gorgeous card, wow on those details, I like how you outline some of your edges/flowers!