A Christmas Star....


I hope you are all keeping well and if you are snowed in keeping warm! My poor Daughter Claire has been through the mill this last week.  Baby Isabella had her tonsils and adenoids removed and ear drums drained which then resulted in a secondary infection caught in hospital so Isabella has been so poorly. Resulting in us all having to travel miles each day to the hospital. Then hospital's being healthy places Claire and I caught a virus in there so I am now on the steroids again with asthma and poor Isabella is still unwell I am willing her to recover it is just so sad to see her suffering. So I really hope that you are all managing to step away from the virus!

Today I have made a Christmas card using one of the latest Magnolia released Merry Little Christmas Collection stamps. I have coloured Tilda with distress ink pads stamped with versafine black onyx onto Waterford 140lb 300gsm hp paper. The background has been distressed with pumice stone and I have edged this and everything else on the card with walnut stain. The cuttlebug snowflakes I have painted with pewter crackle paint. The stickle glue is star dust. The leaves are a martha stewart punch. 

The circles are nestablities and the borders are a Magnolia Lace die. I have used Cosmo Cricket rub ons for text and snowflakes. The ribbon is binding tape.

Thank you so very much for your visit. Also, just a reminder that Magnolia have now started a very special Christmas blog hop for the whole of December starting on their new delicious looking blog. So if you want to get involved and have a chance of winning some Magnolia prizes please do go and check it out!

kim x

inks used
skin - tattered rose, antique linen
hair - brushed corduroy
dress - aged mahogany, black soot
wings - black soot
star - scattered straw, walnut stain


Christa said...

Hi Kim , This is again an amazing card ! Beautifull ! I allready missed you in blogland , but now I understand. I truly hope everybody is feeling better soon. Good luck ! Love from Holland , Christa.

Diane said...

So sorry to hear that you and the family have all been so poorly, Kim - I'm sending you positive thoughts for speedy recoveries all round!
The card is just beautiful - snowy and Christmassy and I love those lace borders!
Diane x

Janette said...

Hi Kim, Oh I am so sorry to hear about poor little Isabella, I do hope she will be OK, you must all be worried sick......

Your card is as delicious as ever,so gorgeous....do take care now, hugs Janette.xxx

Mandy said...

Oh Kim I am so sorry to hear you have all had a tough week, it's awful when they are so little and poorly, you'd rather be ill yourself than see them suffer. You take care of yourself too hun with the asthma, big hugs and well wishes to all.
Stunning card as always Kim, so very beautiful
hugs Mandy xx

Carol said...

Awww so sorry to hear about poor little Isabella, wishing her well soon!! Onto a happier note, your card is absolutely stunning as always Kim, I just luv everything about it! Your work is so inspirational always. Lotsa luv xxxx

Anne said...

Sorry to hear about the sick baby, it must be so awful for you all!
I`m sending lots of good wishes your way. :)

This card is so beautiful, I just cant belive how georgeus your coloring is!

Hope you feel better soon!
Hugs, Anne.

lenny said...

Hello Kim
This is again an amazing card
soooo beautiful
hug lenny

Safo said...

Волшебная и праздничная открытка!!!

nicolet said...

Wow Kim your card is, as always, gorgeous!!
Hugs Nicolet

Little K Smith said...

Oh such a beautiful stunning card Kim! A gorgeous Tilda, love the colours and all of the wonderful embellishments too!
Get Well Wishes to you all!

Chrissy said...

Oh! what a lovely card...gorgeous...so sorry you are all so unwell, get better soon, fight those bugs hard.

susan said...

Hello Kim.

Your card is so beautiful, your colouring is perfect. Hope the little one recovers very quickly. Where do we find the watercolour papaer which you us?


Nicole Verkooijen said...

Hi, Kim

Thanks so much for becomming a follower of my blog. I had your blog allready in my favorites and did not know I was not a follower. But I become one today, and just whanted to let you know, you make such a sweet cards. I love the way you do you egdes !!

Hugs Nicole

kyanos said...

wow Kim, your cards leave always speechless... they are SO beautiful!!!!lovely

Cordine said...

It's stunning!

Christina C. said...

So very sorry that Isabella is feeling poorly. Nothing worse than a sick child!
Your card is drop-dead GORGEOUS!
Takes my breath away....what an amazing work of art!

Amanda said...

Wow Kim what a fab card, love the way you used the nesta's and the colouring of the stamp is beautiful, such a fine touch you have, the soft colours fitt beautifull by the papers you uses.

Hugs Amanda x

Nettie said...

Beautiful card Kim! so sorry you have all been unwell and do hope you will all be much better soon; hoping little Isabella will recover in time for Christmas, bless her xxx

Esther said...

Gorgeous one again.
This Tilda is such a lovely one.
You also have a very nice background on your blog.

Hugs Esther

Posh Cat Crafts said...

Hi Kim, loving the card, great detail and design papers.

Maritha said...

OMG......what a card....stunning as allways!! =)
Sorry to hear that your granddaughter is ill =( and that you all have the virus,hope you get well soon! I our town the water have givven us stomach ache and there is 5700 of us who is ill now....me to!!! =(

have the best day you can have dear Kim!! ( and i hope my poor english is readable....hi hi)

Hugs Maritha

Riet said...

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

Hugs Riet.x

Myrna said...

Love this Tilda from the Christmas Collection! Beautiful card I just love the red and white. Awesome coloring! I hope you all start to feel better soon!

doris said...

Beautiful card Kim!
I love the red colors and the stamp so sweet!!

xoxo doris

Lynne said...

Fabulous card Kim beautiful colours and lots of detail. Love the stamp too. Love Lynne xx

Nancie Quah said...

Hi Kim

Enjoy to viewing your card. Love your color matching and all the details.


Anja's KortKreasjoner said...

Oooh my, just love the card. Perfect and beautiful image. and perfect coloured as always!! Just love the red and the white together!
Wish you the best time now before christmas =)
Hugs, Anja

Debbie Dolphin said...

absolutely stunning xxxx
love debbie xxxx

Shirley N said...

Oh Kim, I'm so sorry to hear about Baby Isabella. I hope by now she is feeling much much better. I hope you're better too! Your card is just precious, I hope this sweet Angel will look over you and your family. Take care!

xxxtglxxx said...

Sorry to hear you have been poorly :( Hope everyone is now well on the mend? We have had so much snow up here (18inches) that I dont think many viruses are about - everyone is snowed in! lol. Anyway Kim, a beautiful card, I love the vibrant red, and this magnolia image is Gorgeous! Great colouring, and fab dies and pearls. Beautiful card.



essemia said...

You make so beautiful cards. Wish I could do the same, lol.
Have a great evening.
Love Elzie in Sweden

Ellen said...

Hi dear Kim!
I am so sorry to hear about your sweet Isabella. I hope she will soon get better and come home .. healthy and in "full speed":)) again:). The hospital, which they should ceep free for infection, for the families, is unfortunately our biggest source of infection: (.
I really feel with your granddaughter and you all, and hope you all are fit for fight and healhty as possible, by Christmas ♥ ♥!
I almost forgot your very beautiful card:) You, always, make them soo lovely, beautiful, and your coloring of Tilda...wooow..your a BIG inspiration dear!:)

Thank you so much for taking time to comment my card!! I know that you have a lot of blogfriends that you leave your lovely comments with, so 1000 thanks, from me♥:)
This was a looong comment:)), but I feel to say that I'm really thinking about you and your lovely familiy:).
I really hope you all start feeling better soon♥!!
Hugs, Ellen

San said...

beautiful card Kim !