Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Sending Hugs.......


I hope you are well and for anyone like me who is in the middle of a heat wave hope you are keeping cool! Boy is it hot, hot, hot! 

Not that the weather was remotely like that on our weeks holiday in Cornwall, which we have just returned from.  Rain, rain, rain, but I still feel refreshed and had a lovely break :)

Today I would like to share with you a card I made using Tilda with Ponytail from Magnolia's Sweet Rainbow Collection.

I have coloured Tilda with distress ink pads and cut her out and 3d her onto Magnolia's Recipe Card image. Which I heat embossed with clear embossing powder. I stamped and cut out the ribbon label twice and stuck this on top and added star dust stickle glue.

I have decorated the inside too.

Here is the inside left. I have used a Magnolia Doohickey die for the swirl and Quickutz leaf die. The flowers are Prima.

Here is the inside right. I have used Nestie dies for the circles. The corners are stamped with Stempelglede borders.

The word hugs and tiny flowers are Quickutz I have distressed these and everything else on the card with Walnut Stain. The seam binding has been distressed with Weathered Wood and I have added some muslin behind my image.

I will be adding this to my Ebay later today if anyone is interested.

Before I go I want to introduce you to a new member of our family.

Please meet Hettie.

Hettie is 9 weeks tomorrow so going for her first immunisation tomorrow :( I have never owned a kitten before so it is a complete learning curve for me and I love her.

Also, for everyone who is kind enough to ask about my Grandson Luca. He is recovering from his 15th operation yesterday. All went well. He is so completely amazing. He just walks down to theatre and has a chat with the anaesthetist while they are inserting the injection (hand drink) for Luca to be put to sleep. They have never known a child that can do that bless his little heart

Thank you so much for visiting with me and don't forget there is a new challenge for you to join in with at TOMIC please do go and visit and see what the amazing dt have made for you.

Take care.

kim x

inks used
skin - antique linen, tattered rose
hair - walnut stain, vintage photo
top - tattered rose
trousers - stormy sky
trainers - aged mahogany


Cheryl said...

oh wow hun this is just stunning both inside,and out just amazing detail,oh bless,luca hun bless his heart,he is so brave,hugs cheryl xxx

Trish said...

I love your card - I especially love the layering. It takes me ages to look at your cards, seeing all the details!
Hettie is adorable - I want a kitten!
We are cooling down now (thank goodness), I don't miss the extra heat of down south! xxx

Elaine aka Quixotic said...

Gorgeous card, Kim, as always!!

Hope little Hettie is settling in well, she is beautiful.

And glad to hear Luca is doing well, what a brave little soul. You must all be so proud of him.

Marie said...

Such darling card. Love how you have used the "card" behind her. Looks fabby. Really pretty!
Love n hugs

chrissy xx said...

Fabulous card as always Kim. I LOve all that you do lol.
Happy to see you new addition she looks as though she is already getting spoiled with all those toys!
Brilliant new photo's of your grandchildren!

Miria said...

Hi, Kim. Your card is so amazing, so perfect in every detail! Thank you for sharing!
Happy to know about Luca, he is an extraordinary boy really and your kitten as well, a sweetie! hugs, Miria

jannes hobbykrok said...

Beautiful card Kim, as always! I planned to make a card today, with this Tilda, but I ended up playing cowboys with 7 boys instead....so glad to hear your grandson is ok!

Louise said...

Hi Kim :)

We are having a little heatwave of our own here as well, but I´m loving it! :)

This is so beautiful hunny! Love this little Tilda and I haven´t got her! I´ll better do something about that on saturday when I´m leaving for a visit to the Maggiestore :)
Gorgoues colouring and awesome details, love it that you used that resipe card too :)
Amazing papers and lo!

Hettie is such a sweetheart!


Maria Therese said...

Gorgeous card!!

*Ellen* said...

whow this a beautiful card, all that details are perfect, en ohhh what a sweety that new member of your family

Manuela said...

Your card is just adorable! I love everything about it! It has been a hot day here in Switzerland too.
Love, Manuela x

kath said...

beautiful card as always kim and oh I'm in love with sweet little Miss Hettie...she is so adorable...and well done Luca for being such a brave soldier...sending big hugs kath & buddy xxx

Marja Rolfes said...

Beautiful card Kim, inside and out, like you!! :D
Dutch Tulip

Denise and Louise said...

Gorgeous card Kim - nearly as lovely as your new little kitten - so sweet. Bless Luca - what a brave little lad he is.
Hugs to you and all the family.
Denise xx

Astrid said...

Oh wowww ... what a lovely kitten Kim, so adorable !!!
Your card is as always really beautiful, love the colouring and details !!

hugs Astrid

Maris said...

woww woww what a stunning card, Kim, love it, and how is your Luca, what a hero he is xxx

Trudy said...

Wow ,what a stunning card, so beautiful! I love the images and your colouring.
Hugs Trudy

Safo said...

Очаровательная открытка! Милая и романтичная!

craftymum said...

Another stunning card KIM.
So glad Luca is okay. My sister had her tonsils out yesterday (she is 46!). Unfortunately they couldn't send her home as they cant stop the bleeding.But I am sure she will be as brave as your grandson!
have a good week
hugs sarah x

Karen's Fun Blog said...

Wow! Your cards are absolutely stunning!!! I love everything about them and your coloring is amazing! : )

Amanda said...

Wow stunning card Kim, lovely colours so nice to see the inside of the card decorated aswell.

Ooohw what a little darling is Hetty, I wish you al lot of joy with her.

And than Luca, you must be so proud, an amazing kid, so brave!

Hugs Amanda

Christina C. said...

This is pure magnificence....inside and out!!!! I love, love your style.
Hettie is pretty darn cute too!!

Julie said...

Wow Kim - you do know how to make them!! Fabulous in every detail!! Juliexx

creacora said...

de 12 e operatie dat is nogal wat pff heel veel sterkte voor Luca en jou en jullie familie !!

je kaart is weer prachtig Kim ook de binnenkant is erg mooi afgewerkt

de kleine Hettie is zooo schattig
leuk zo`n jonge kat de mijne is 10 jaar en zooo ontdeugend niet altijd leuk als ie met dode muizen ,vogels e.d thuis komt !!

nou groetjes en heel veel beterschap voor Luca

xx Cora

Sharon Keanly said...

Oh wow Kim. This is absolutely adorable. I'm so pleased I ordered the Magnolia Recipe Card, thanks for the showing me another way how to use it. All the best with Luca. Love the updated pics of your grandkiddies, they are beautiful! hugs Sharon x

Marlies said...

A gorgeous card with lovely colours, details and cute image, even the inside looks great!
hugs, Marlies

Mandy's Magnolia cards said...

thanks for the sweet comments on mij blog!

your card is very beautiful as always kim! i love your style
and what a sweet kid!
greetings, mandy

Leny Hempen said...

Hoi Kim

Je heb er echt een pracht kaart van gemaakt.
Je heb zelfs de binnen kant mooi bewerkt.

Gr Leny Hempen

Mo said...

Dear Kim!
Another BEAUTIFUL card out of your craft room - love, love, love it !!!
Enjoy summer time, hugs

Riet said...

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

Hugs Riet.xx

6 wacky women said...

Absolutely gorgeous card, Kim
Inside and out...just beautiful!!

Hettie is so adorable!!! Kittens are such a nice addition to any family.
My best to Luca.

Karen x

Marion said...

Hi Kim, Absolutely stunning - inside and out. Gorgeous colouring and such beautiful detail.
Glad that your Grandson is doing fine.

Astrid said...

Hello Kim, Your card is lovely. And the kitten is adorable.
Hugs Astrid

Anesha said...

Love the card but your new kitten is just too adorable!!! Have fun with her and glad to hear your grandson is well. Hugs Anesha

De Roelies said...

I love your card,so sweet youre kitten

Jo said...

Beautiful cards as always Kim, glad to here that Luca is Ok and I just adore Hettie, she is so pretty. Have fun!! Hugs Jo x

fairysparkle said...

Oh just when you think you cant get any better you do this ,stunning Kim xx

Shazza said...

antoher stunning creations Kim, love it all.
Good to hear Luca is doing well, sounds like a character. Kitten is gorgeous.

Esther said...

Gorgeous card you have made.
I like the new photos on your blog.

Hugs Esther

Pops x said...

Hi sweetie, this is really gorgeous hun, a stunning creations hugs pops x

regina said...


wat een schitterende kaart erg mooie gemaakt!

en de binnenkant is ook erg mooi gemaakt super!!!

en wat een schatje is jullie kitten!

gr regina

Yvonne's cardcorner said...

Your card is abesolutely gorgeous but little Hettie she stole my heart! She's so cute!!!!
hugs Yvonne

Ann-Charlotte's blogg said...

Fabulous card Kim! I love all small details you maid.
Hettie is adorable :-)
Hugs, Ann-Charlotte

Karina Beck said...

I love your card and all your details!
And what an adorable Hettie!!!!!

Marrie said...

Hello Kim,

What a lovely card.
Good to hear Luca is doing well.
Your kitten is adorable.

Hugs Marrie.

Kelly Schelske said...

Absolutely gorgeous Kim! I love all the fine details!!

Sue said...

Hi hun
aww totally adorable card, awesome colouring as always, gorgeous embelies & papers, aww lovely cute kitten, what a cutie, sue,x

Kat said...

Stunning card Kim both inside and outside. Love that sweet Tilda.

Glad to hear Luca is doing well and what a brave little boy he is.

Kat xx

gina g said...

Hi Kim this is absolutely beautiful fantastic detail as always, I'm so pleased that Luca is recovering well bless him. I love your new pet Hettie she's gorgeous we have so much fun with our two cats and I'm sure you will with Hettie. luv gina xx

Tracy said...

Hi kim,
I love your pretty colours on this absolutely gorgeous creation.

Hettie is adorable, I have a cat and they are much easier to look after than my dogs.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Annette said...

Once again I'm just blow'n away by your amazing card! I havn't been so good at visiting other blogs for awhile. But now I'm back and I'm so glad a stoped by here! Absolutly beautiful!
And how cute isn't Hettie <3

Angela said...

Wow Kim I am in awe of you! Your card is so beautiful. I don't remember every seeing that cute recipe card by Magnolia. I really love this. Your coloring is fabulous and all the details inside and out are perfect! :)

Have a great week! hugs, Angela

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

OH MY!!! bless that little grandson :) & your new little kitten!!!
beautiful card too Kim!
happy summer to you & yours!

Elise said...

Hello Kim! First off, I have to tell you ..I noticed the new pics of your GORGEOUS Grandchildren!!! Oh my gosh, they are DARLING!!! Look at those eyes on both of them .. Kim .. they are BEAUTIFUL!!! You have 2 future heartbreakers in town! hehe!

And your new kitty is sOooOOo cute! So fluffy!!! :) She'll love it with all of you! :)

Well, your card is amazing as always, all of your details into your colouring and layout .. simply STUNNING! The inside is gorgeous as well!! Wow wow wow!!!

Big Hugs to you,

Elise said...

p.s. (as if I didn't write enough already right?!!! LOL! I'll use up your entire blog! haha!)

I forgot to mention that I'm glad Luca is recovering. :) Bless his sweet heart. :)


Jannie said...

Oh Kim this is so beautiful ! I love the sweet image and gorgeous detail too.
Have a nice day

Hugs Jannie

Dodici said...

Adorable card as always!Great details.
Sending hugs to you,Luca and the cute kitty!x

Susy said...

This is gorgeus, Kim!
Love the inside of the card too!

Hettie is so cute!


Jacqueline (Sjakkie) said...

Your card is beautiful Kim, as always. I love the wonderful details and your colouring.
Hettie is so cute, have fun with her and I'm glad to see that it going well with Luca.

Hugs Jacqueline

debby4000 said...

Oh I love your gorgeous, adorable card Kim.
Sweet cute kitten and what a wonderful brave grandson you have, hope the operations stop for him soon.

Bernadet said...

Your card is so amazing, so perfect in every detail!
And the kitten is just adorable!!

Ana (Anrilla) said...

It is very nice!


Pia said...

I love your card Kim and sooooo sweet Hettie , i love cats and this is so wonderful and cute
hugs Pia

Cheryl said...

GORGEOUS as always and detailed to perfection!!! So glad your grandson is doing well and your kitten is ADORABLE!!
Hugs xx

kyanos said...

Kim this card is beautiful.... so many details!!!!many kisses for your brave grandson and a hug to your sweet cat!!!

Mette said...

Wow, your card are absolutely stunning!Your coloring is amazing! Little Hettie was so sweet:)))

hugs Mette

BA said...

hi kim your card is fabulous and hettie is just adorable
xoxo BA

Clare said...

Too cute and absolutely stunning.

papirdilla said...

Oh, this is so beautiful! Just love it, Kim. I'm so happy that I've got this adorable image! She is so sweet:) Fantastic colouring as always. And fab details.

Nina said...

Hello, Kim!!

Do you know what? This is just stunning and breathtaking beautiful!! Love EVERYTHING about it, and the innsides OHLALA, you make 4 cards in one!!

Little Hettie is so cute ♥ enjoy the time with her when she is so little.

And what a wonderful Luca, fingers crossed that everything are going to be fine with him.

Have a nice day :)
Hugs, Nina.

Nina said...

Hello, Kim!!

Do you know what? This is just stunning and breathtaking beautiful!! Love EVERYTHING about it, and the innsides OHLALA, you make 4 cards in one!!

Little Hettie is so cute ♥ enjoy the time with her when she is so little.

And what a wonderful Luca, fingers crossed that everything are going to be fine with him.

Have a nice day :)
Hugs, Nina.

Tasha said...

Wow this is really wonderful! I love your colourwork Kim, you really make the images ome to life. Fabulous layers and emebllishing on this card
love tasha xx

Anne said...

Stunning card. I love the bow and the vintage looking brad on it. :)

Hugs, Anne.

Nannieflash said...

Oh Kim that is gorgeous you always do a beautiful card outside and in, the whole thing is stunning.
So glad to hear that Luca is now recovering from yet another op, hope it wont be long before hes home again.
And yes snap we have a new furbaby to, ours is a pup and by the gringe they certainly are some work. hugs Shirleyxxxxx

Velta said...

Of course your card is stunning Kim!!! My goodness I wonder how long it must take for you to make one of these...Praises for Luca...God has watched over him...He is amazing and I know you are proud! Have a safe and happy holiday weekend!!

Juls said...

wow!!!! this is just gorgeous!!!! Hugs Juls

Vanja said...

This is absolutely stunning, Kim! Fabulous colouring and I love the papers.

IsaNorris said...

Amazing work on this card Kim.
LOOOOOVE the new kittie, she is adorable.
And wow, haven't your grandchildren grown, stunning pictures.
isa x

Sarpreet said...

hi there, this is a gorgeous card, beautifully coloured and great combination with the papers. ( i can not remember if I had already made a comment, sorry if this is a duplicate)

Cino said...

Wow, what a stunning card! I love this Magnolia stamp, and can't wait to get mine. I love your colouring, and how you embellish your cards. They are of much inspiration to me.

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Wowzer!! Your card is gorgeous inside and out!! Your details are always impeccable!! I love your coloring and distressing!! The recipient will be blessed with such a stunning creation!

Hettie is darling!! Hope you are staying cool!


Janette said...

Hello Kim, sorry I have not been doing much commenting lately, I am still blaming blogger.....
Your card is just so gorgeous, oh boy I love it, just stunning....

Glad Luca is doing well, he is a brave little boy by the sounds of it...and your kitten, awww, bless, gorgeous....take care.xxxx

Sandra said...

Hi Kim, I like your new card very much, and what a nice cat you have Hettie. She looks like my old one cat she is 13 years now.
Gr sandra

Rosis Stöberseite said...

Kim again as one mega card, which is far too precious to give away. There's lots of work and your cards are still such a nice interior.

rachel67 said...

so faboulus and georgous i love you re card hugs
rachel from france

Lynda said...

Wow Kim this is stunning and there's so much to look at - every bit is wonderful. Your new family member looks adorable. She will give you hours of pleasure kittens are just soooo funny to watch.

Love Lynda xxx

Hanna said...

Oh Kim your card is a magnificent work of art sweetie! I love all the layers of designpapers, the punched edges and how you've placed Tilda on the Recipe card, what a brilliant way to use her, looks absolutely stunning!

Hettie is adorable, Kim! Does she like scrapbooking too?? My cat does - especially the ribbons and flowers... his absolute favourite scrapbook-season is spring though, he just LOVE the feathers...


Michele said...

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

ellabella said...

what a great card Kim! I love this stamps, colors and you have beautiful details on your card,

Kirsten Aune said...

Oh Kim - this is breathtaking, as always!! Your colouring is out of this world beautiful! I just love this amazing creation that's detailed to perfection!! You are so talented!

Your little Hettie is adorable! ♥ She reminds me of our Tarzan, when he was little... ;)
I'm glad Luca is doing well. It sounds like he's a brave little boy! ♥

Have a wonderful weekend, dear Kim. Take care!

Hugs, Kirsten

The Crystal Elephant said...

Great card as always. I love your creations, they are always so pretty.
Hettie is fab too. Cats are great pets, I have two. They are getting on a bit now, but still act like kittens when they have the energy. xx

Diane said...

This is so beautiful, Kim, inside and out! Hettie looks absolutely adorable!
Diane x

linnzan said...

Amazing card! The colours are so nice. Love everything about it!
Hugs Linnzan

mustavcoffee, Gay Peplow said...

Fabulous card Kim, I love it all! Hello to your new kitten Hettie, what a lovely cat and great name for her. I'm really glad that Luca is okay after his operation, what a very brave boy he is, hugs Gay xxx

Kit said...

beautiful card Kim. I love how your cards are decorated throughout with such attention to detail

E.T. said...

fabulous. I like the way you have coloured the skin.