Santa Coming to Town.....


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!

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


Carol said...

Awww so happy to hear Isabella is doing better and like you say now you can relax a little and have a good Christmas!! I'm so in luv with your card Kim, it's just so stunning like your cards always are Hun! Have a great weekend yourself. Lotsa luv xxxx

Chrissy said...

This is a stunning crd.The colors, sparkles, everything about it.
I wish you and your family a very Merry Christmas.

Debbie Dolphin said...

Oh Kim How fantastic. I just love what you have done with the trees. So inspirational xxx
love Debbie xxx

Caroline said...

Hello Kim,
Your card is fantastic.
Have a nice week-end.

Tina said...

icy and frosty like the winter here
a lovely card
i like the colors you have chosen
lG Tina

Posh Cat Crafts said...

Glad to hear that Isabella is on the road to recovery and what a good way to start the festive season with a beautiful card. This is just stunning Kim. Sparkle and shine.

Christmas Wishes

Cazza said...

Wow Kim, this is absolutely gorgeous!! :o)

Kiri said...

Again a wonderfull card. Just love the glitter !!! :-)

xxxtglxxx said...

Hi Kim :) so nice to hear that Isabella is on the mend - definately good news! I really love this card, the DP are stunning and yet so understated. The image is adorable and coloured beautifully (as always). The whole card has a crisp, winter feel to it, with fab embellishments and sparkle. Such patience you have for all the pearly-doodlies round the edge though! lol :)



Pernille said...

Wow! So beautiful! I love your work!

lenny said...

So beautiful ilove it
hug lenny

Gloria J. Dawson said...

WOW!!....Sooo Beautiful Kim! Love all the sparkle. So glad Isabella is better! Our grandchildren are one of God's most special gifts!


Pysselfröken said...

Wow this card is magical! I adore it. Hugs from Sweden

Monique said...

So, so, stunning Kim!
Incredible card!

Shirley N said...

Kim, this is just soooo stunning, I love this card! You are the Queen of glitter, you inspire me so much! Glad to hear Isabella is well, great news! Now you can all enjoy the holidays! Have a wonderful weekend!

Riet said...

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

Hugs Riet.x

Myrna said...

A Winter Wonderland just like I have outside my window! Love all the sparkly trees and snow Tilda is standing on. Tilda is adorable in her lavender coat. Have a wonderful Christmas.

yvon said...

It's great to hear that Isabella is doing better.
Your card is stunning, as allways. I just love this image and you colord her perfectly.
Have a verry merry Christmas.
Hugs, Yvon

Lone Krieger said...

Wow what an absolutely gorgeous christmas card. I' simply love the tender coloring and all the glitter. It's very very beautiful.

Maritha said...

A stunning card dear Kim!!! It really sparkles....=)

Hugs Maritha

essemia said...

So nice that little Isabella is better now.

This card is just beautiful. Looks very cold as well.

Hope you have a nice Sunday.
Love Elzie

Cordine said...

This card is stunning!

Leslie Avila said...

I just love your style of coloring. You have your own unique style. Fantastic job as always!!!!! How is Isabella doing? Hope all is well. Hope you have A merry Christmas!
Blessings to you,
Leslie Avila

RubyM:) said...

HI Kim been a while oh my!! Kim have i ever told you, your the queen of STARDUST and on top of that DI COLORING too LOL!!! Well you have to be in case you didn't know lol! Kim i am in loss of words simply gorgeous hun!!!!!!!!!!RubYM:)

Petra/Paradise said...

ooh! This was soooo cute!!!!
Love the design and the decoration!
And all the sparkling details!!!
Hugs Petra

Lory (Loryquilt) said...

I do not know what I like more if you like colored tilda, trees or the details, I just know that this card is simply superb!Ciao Lory


A wonderful, magical card Kim. Love the sparkle and glitter and your amazing colouring. Absolutely fabulous!
So pleased your beautiful granddaughter is much better now, and I wish you and your family a wonderful Christmas.
Hugs, Sylvia xxx

Marijke said...

OMG, she is LOVELY!!!
Beautiful coloured!!!


Mandy said...

Hi Kim, I'm so pleased little Isabella is better, that's wonderful news.
Your card is atunning Kim, so delicate looking and sparkly, I love it
hugs Mandy xx

doris said...

Your card is sooooo fantastic Kim!!

xoxo doris

Lena said...

Love your card Kim. Beautiful as always!
Christmas hugs, Lena

jem (jane elizabeth middleton) said...

a beautifully crafted card, magical and sparkling.Have a super great Christmas and New year. janex

Kelly Neis said...

I absoloutly love your cards and the distress inks are so cool the way they are transparent. I keep trying to do that but I am still heavy handed. I really enjoy seeing what you create next. Merry Christmas

Gosia S. said...

Beautiful, amazing card!!! Marry Christmas Kim, hugs! Gosia S. (Poland)

Anja's KortKreasjoner said...

Wishing you a merry Christmas Kim, Thank you for all your fab inspiration. Just love to be a follower, and can't wait to see all your creations for 2011.
hugs, Anja

Adriana Morales said...

Beautiful colours, beautiful card...it is so adorable. Thanks for the graet ideas.
Hope you had a wonderful christmas!


Adriana Morales said...

Beautiful card, beautiful colours...so adorable. Thanks for the great ideas.
Hope you had a wonderful Christmas!