Saturday, November 19, 2011

Sending a String of Hearts.....


I hope life is good with you and you are having a wonderful weekend!

I have been a poorly person in da house this last couple of weeks and am now at last starting to feel human again with my trusty roids. So please accept my apologies for not being able to visit you, I thank you so much for all your lovely comments.

 Luckily, here is a card I made earlier.

I have used another sweet Tilda from Magnolia's Sweet Christmas Dreams Collection. This is Ribbon Tilda.

I have coloured my images in with distress inks. Added some sparkle using Star Dust Stickles and Sakura clear sparkle pen.

The Holly and Acorns from the same Sweet Dreams Collection have been heat embossed and cut out after distress ink colouring.

I have decorated the inside.

Here is the inside left.

The Mistletoe is a previous Magnolia Christmas image. 
The gorgeous Magnolia paper has been pin pricked all round the edge and I have added some Ranger Glossy Accents clear glue to high light some of the hearts.

Here is the inside right.

Lots of distressing with Walnut Stain and stickle glue.

A close up of Ribbon Tilda.

Thank you so very much for visiting with me.

I am so looking forward to getting my strength back and start crafting again. It's killing me not playing with my inks. Also, isn't it always the way when you are under pressure wanting to get going on Christmas cards, presents etc., lol! I hope you are all getting on top of your Christmas lists and card making. Absolutely love this time of year!

hugs and love

kim x


xxxtglxxx said...

Awww Kim - so glad to hear you are on the mend :)

Terrific card, both inside and out, and such pretty papers and colours!

hugs and take care


Ankie vd Polder said...

Wonderful card, as well in the inside as well outsite. Love the colors you used. Hugs and have a nice weekend, Ankie

Chris said...

Glad to read that you're feeling better Kim and hope that you can get back to your crafting very soon. Your card is so beautiful and I love how you've coloured her with hints of shades from the gorgeous paper. Beautiful on the inside too, very yummy. Big hugs, Chris xxx

Susy said...

This is stunning, Kim!
Love all your cards!!!!


chrissy xx said...

Oh! Kim I was beginning to wonder where you were! Glad to see you blogging ... Soooo sorry to hear that you have been under the weather.
Your card is Just Fabulous as always....Take care.

Suzie Q said...

Hi Kim,
sorry to hear you not been well x touch wood i have missed everything so far x
fabulous card x
glad you in crimbo mode hoping you will rub off on me x
have a great weekend
Suzie Qx

Shazza said...

Get well soon Kim, your card is beautiful x

Anesha said...

Beautiful card Kim, sorry you were not very well. Hope you get back to 100% quickly. Hugs Anesha

Marie said...

Such sweet card. Love your colouring as always and sweet details. Love the acorns as I really have had no idea how to use them. That looks very sweet.

Sue said...

Hi hun
aww sorry to hear you have been poorly, pleased to hear you are feeling better.
Totally awesome card as always, fabulous colouring, pretty papers & embelies, sue,x

Lia said...

wonderful card kim I love the colors
hugs LIa

Astrid said...

Hi Kim, glad to see you again, hope you feel better soon !!
As always I really love your card, beautiful colouring and details !!!

hugs Astrid xx

Yvonne said...

Beatiful card! And what a great idea with the embossing. I'm surtenly gonna try that.
Have a wonderful weekend, hope you'll get better soon!
Lots of warm hugs and best wishes!

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

love this Kim!!!

Karina Beck said...

SO elegant and cute!

Anne said...

Sorry to hear that you have been sick, I hope you`ll continue to feel better. :)

Your card is sooo georgeus!
Love the green look, and the small stamps with holly, misteltoe and nuts look so beautiful! You really inspire me. :)

Hugs, Anne.

Judi said...

Hi Kim, so sorry to hear you've been under the weather, but glad to hear you're on the mend. Love you card (as always, lol).


Judi x

Kelly Schelske said...

So glad to hear that you are on the mend!! Gorgeous card Kim, love the inside just as much!!

Julie said...

This is stunning Kim! Such gorgeous colours and a wonderful design!! Glad to hear your feeling better after being poorly! Hugs,Juliexx

Esther said...

This is such a sweetie!!
The papers are also very nice.

Hugs Esther

karen said...

Absolutely beautiful Kim, such gorgeous details, so sorry you have been unwell, sending hugs, Karenxx

Christina C. said...

So sorry to read that you have not been feeling well....I was wondering what happened (missed your fabulous works of art).
THIS IS PHENOMENAL, Kim....WOW, WOW, WOW!!!!!!!!!!! Such a gorgeous design, papers and Tilda is too cute for words! The inside of your card is equally stunning. Each visit to your blog is an inspirational journey, a feast for the eyes!

Leny Hempen said...

Wat een prachtig mooi kaartje KIM.
Echt super lief en schitterend mooi gemaakt.
Heb verder een heel fijn weekend.

Gr Leny Hempen

Kasia said...

Just lovely card!!! All elements are gorgeous! Hugs!

Alina said...

I'm glad you're feeling better, Kim!
your card is so beautiful and your colouring breathtaking!
hugs, Alina

Riet said...

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

Hugs Riet.xx

Thea said...

Dear Kim,

I am so glad to hear from you, you are onze of my favorites. And is missed a while with your beautiful cards!
I hope you are doing well!

Big hug

Suze said...

Beautiful card Kim , i love the color and this card is so sweet.

Hugs Suze xxx

Trudy said...

Stunning card Kim , great colors and image.
Hugs Trudy

arjette said...

What an awesome card Kim!!! It's beautiful!!

gr. arjette.

Margaret said...

Absolutely beautiful Kim. I have that stamp on order can't wait to get my hands on it.
Hope you will soon be feeling much better.
Margaret M

Tracey T said...

So sorry to hear that you haven't been feeling so well, Kim. I do hope you're feeling better now. As ever, your work is stunning and always an inspiration. Don't worry about your Christmas cards - whatever you create will be just beautiful! xx

Sol said...

Beautiful Card!!. Tilda is supercute.. And your coloring is Stunning!!.. Love the colors too!! :o)
Hope you are feeling better.. I always love to see your cards and coloring!!.. Fun to have you back!! :o)
Have a Great Weekend ! Big Hug! :o)

SARA said...

wondeful card i love it ;)

Anna said...

Totally awesome card as always, fabulous colouring, pretty papers & embelies. Hope you have your health now and be able to do more lovely card.

Maris said...

lovely card Kim, hope you are well, take care dear xx

Alessandra said...

oh no, I didn't realise ur ill...get well soon, dear! It's a pain not being able to craft, isn't is?!
Your card is wonderful, love the gold-touch and Tilda is so pretty and u coloured her to perfection! Amazing.
Huggies, Alessandra

Maria Therese said...

Beautiful card ♥

Jo Capper-Sandon said...

takes a while getting back into the swing of things again doesnt it.

A classic 'Kim' design here...stunning as always. Take care xxx

Trish said...

Oh hun, glad you're feeling better now. Beautiful card as always xxx

Lou said...

Hi! such a gorgeous card Kim,the colours/detail are really lovely too.
Nice to hear you are feeling better :),hugs Lou.xx

San said...

Goreous card Kim !

Terry said...

Hey there my sweet friend, I hope you will feel better real soon, we don't wanna miss out on all of your fabulous cards, my goodnesss this is also AMAZINGLY made, fabulous coloring as allways and the Tilda is way too cute....another FABULOUS job done sweetie, I really hope you will feel better and strong enough to be crafting again real soon. Huge Healing Hugs coming your way. Terry xxxx

Astrid said...

Gorgeous as always Kim, and the paper wowie.
Hugs Astrid

*Ellen* said...

who she is so beautiful in that soft colors

Nannieflash said...

Stunning card Kim, love those papers and your beautiful card design. hugs Shirleyxxx

Diane's Card Designs said...

Wow!!! This is absolutely stunning, inside and out. I love all of it you have put so much beautiful detail into this card.
Diane xx

Marijke said...

WOW, this is a STUNNING creation!!!
Love the way your colouring and your layout is perfect!!!
Thanks for sharing!

Kirsty-Anne (Kitty) said...

Hi I really do love this time of year too! Hope your strength comes back nothing worse than not being able to do what you want to do ! Aw she is so beautiful this Tilda with your colouring and I adore the acorns and all the mistletoe. Stunning inside and out ! Kitty :D

Deb said...

so glad you are on the mend, hope you get to play soon! your card is so beautiful as always, love all the special details you added!
have a great day, Debxx

Kat said...

Sorry to hear you haven't been very well Kim. Hope you're on the mend and getting stronger every day.

Fabulous card, gorgeous colouring and your usual attention to detail. Love it.

Take care,

Kat xx

SARA said...

Hi Kim thank you for comment in my blog! sorry for my english ;)
your card is ammazing! i love your stile :D e colors!!!! hugs

Jacqueline (Sjakkie) said...

I'll hope your feeling better know. Your card is so beautiful as always, great job!
Hugs Jacqueline

Nina said...

Ohlala, Kim, your card is adorable!! Love the motiv and the paper is gorgeus. The details is, as usually, totally stunning. Me like :)

Have a good evening :)
Hugs, Nina.

Janette said...

Sorry to hear you have been unwell Kim, hope your soon back to feeling well again...

Love your sweet card, always a pleasure to visit you.xx

Emma said...

You make such beautiful cards!

Fleur said...

Hi Kim, sorry you've been poorly. Hope you are well and truly on the mend. Your card is as beautiful as always. I love the magnolia papers this christmas ~ they're almost too pretty to use
BIG HUGZ Fleur xXx

Elise said...

Oh Kim! I'm so sorry to hear that you've not been feeling very well! :( Get loads of rest, and eat some chicken soup with lots of liquids. I hope you'll feel 100% better soon!

Now for your card .. sigh ... this is wow wow WOW!!!!!! I am in love with your colouring!!! Those papers are just GORGEOUS and your details, I always LOVE admiring what you do!

Big Hugs and Get Well Wishes,

Danielle said...

Wow ! Kim, such a wonderful card. Your coloring of Miss Tilda is awesome, love the sweet acorns at the bottom of the image. lovely detail. Fabulous papers, so delicate and perfect with this Tilda image.
So sorry to read you have not been feeling weel, hope you heal soon, and get to play with your inks.

Marlies said...

I'm sorry to hear that you've been ill. I hope you soon get better again. Your card is gorgeous! Lovely DP and a sweet Tilda. The inside is lovely too!
hugs, Marlies

Bernadet said...

oooow this is such a sweetie Kim!!

June Nelson said...

Aw Hunny im sorry you havent been very well, what a shame, but at least your on the mend, you have to be I so miss your beautiful creations. take care hun hugies Junexxxx


Pinkllilac said...

So glad to hear you are feeling better and your card gorgeous,the image is so cute. Love the colours you have used.
Hugs Linda

Marion said...

Hi Kim,
So sorry you have been so poorly. Glad you are feeling a bit better. Hope you find your energy levels again soon.

Another fabulous card and such a beautiful image. Great detail as always.


rachel67 said...

absolutly fantastic you're card is magic i love it
xoxoxo hugs
kiss from france

Cazza said...

An absolutely beautiful card Kim!
Hope you feel better soon :o)

Hélène said...

First a big confort hug just for you! And now your card is just beautiful! Always happy to see your creations!
hugs from Quebec

jaimie said...

Hi Kim,

Great card and I hope you're ok ?!

Greetings, Jaimie

Denise and Louise said...

So sorry to hear you have not been well Kim but glad that you are beginning to feel better. Hope you will be back to your crafting very soon.
Love this card - such a sweet image and beautiful paper.
Denise xx

Therese said...

Beautiful x-mas card! The image is so sweet and beautifully coloured as always. Love the acorns and the mistletoe leaves. Love the inside as well! :)

Annelie said...

This card is soooo sweet!!!

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Oh how sweet!! Beautiful Kim!! Love your coloring, your paper and design inside and out!!

Eulanda said...

Awwww Kim this is so very pretty!! I just love the Magnolia papers! I bought some already but I think I might need more. LOL!! Gorgeous coloring! Glad to hear you are feeling better!! Hugs!

cabio's craft corner said...

Gorgeous card Kim. Love your pretty coloring and the elegant layout using the fabulous musical DP :o)

manuela said...

An absolutely beautiful card Kim!Love your coloring, your paper and design inside and out!!

doris said...

Wonderful card kim... WOW!!
I love it!

xoxo doris

Kim said...

Such a sweet card. Beautiful. Love the way you've colored Tilda. Hope you feel better soon.

Hugs Kim

Nicola said...

Awe this card is beautiful both inside and out Kim, fabulous colouration as always. Love the papers and how sweet are those acorns. Hope you are feeling much better now.
Nicola -x-

MarieL said...

What a stunning work of art. I really love this Tilda with her soft curly hair. She looks so different from the rest. As always you do such a phenomental job coloring these cuties.