Monday 10 September 2012

Lots of Sparkle!

Hi, it's me back again!  Well, I think I've got the house back to some sort of normality (well, as normal as our house ever is!) after the busy weekend. Thank you for all your wishes - and, yes, my son Jack did have a good 14th birthday, is happily speeding around on his new skateboard and wearing his new clothes!  And much to his delight he's also got some cash stashed to spend on other goodies!  And my daughter and her boyfriend set off on their hols, and I had a text late last night to say they'd arrived at the hotel and it was great! So fingers crossed that they still feel the same way by this time next week when they're back! It should definitely be warmer and sunnier there than here - it feels like autumn is on it's way!

So, to today's card - and there's been a major breakthrough in the Kim World of Cardmaking!  I've actually managed to make a Christmas card that isn't red and green!  Woo hoo!  The kick in the right direction I needed came from the Lilis Little Fairies challenge this week which is 'Black Magic' - to use some black on your card. And as I wanted to use one of my new Christmas stamps from LOTV, decided that a touch of black would look so much better with silvers, whites and blues!

This gorgeous little stamp is called 'Christmas Star' and she is just so cute!  I've coloured her with promarkers and pencils - and added plenty of stickles and glitter of course! 

I've used black card and silver mirri card and the snowflake paper is from GCD Studios 'SnowDay'. It has a really lovely sheen to it, which because of my distinctly dodgy camera work doesn't really show! 
I've added some stitching, some white ribbon from stash and a lovely little tree charm from Cart-Us and some white lace from stash. The sentiment stamp is from the great LOTV Grungy Messages (with more added stickles lol!)
The lovely little poinsettias were made with a Marianne die (and yet more stickles....), with a Marianne die swirl in black.
I'm so pleased I managed to produce a non-red/green Christmas Card! 
Hope you like it too! 
I'll be back soon, Kim x 

I'm entering this card into the following challenges:-
Lilis Little Fairies - Black Magic
No Matter Which Challenge - die cuts/punches
Penny Black & More - early Christmas makes


  1. Hello Kim, You are being busy. Love the whole card and a great style sentiment. xx Flora

  2. This is gorgeous Kim. I love the image I missed that one. Lol!!! Another one to be added to the ever growing list. Fab colouring and layout.


  3. Beautiful card Kim, I love those soft colours for Christmas and that image is so sweet

    hugs Vicky xxx

  4. Hi Kim, fabulous C'mas card!
    Love the beautiful stitching around and the black looks great with pastels.

    Thanks for sharing with us at Penny Black and more September Challenge.
    Wish you good luck for the draw;-))m

  5. Hello Kim. Simply beautiful. Fabulous design and image.
    Love Sandra xxx

  6. This is gorgeous Kim, I love the sweet image and the colours work really well together.

    Hugs Sue

  7. How pretty this is! Lovely colours.

  8. Such a sweet card Kim. Love the image and your fabulous design detail.

  9. This is great Kim! I love your sparkly poinsettias and that charm is lovely :)

    Tags xx

  10. Oh! Kim, this is gorgeous, what a beautiful image and colouring..I love the black matting, really makes everything pop..gorgeous card.

    luv CHRISSYxx

  11. Oh, she is lovely!!!!! I love the combo of black, silver and blue, amazing!!! Thanks for joining us this week at CCC and we hope to see you again next challenge. Hugs, Brigitte

  12. Kudos to you Kim! :-) You made a gorgeous Christmas creations without the traditional red and green. The touch of mirrored silver is so pretty and I love the flowers and cute little tree charm. Glad all went well with your family this weekend! Hugs!

  13. Hi Kim, many thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving such a sweet comment and also for becoming a member. This has allowed me to find your blog and become a follower of yours in return. Your cards are lovely and I look forward to seeing your future creations.
    Caz x

  14. Your card is just gorgeous Kim, your greater lovely 'Frosty' feel to the main image and coordinating the beautifully with the DP's.

    Thank you so much for joining us at Penny Black and More challenge this month.

    B x

  15. Hi Kim, I love this card. Aint she cute. Love the colours and the lace. Always enjoy making christmas cards cos I love glitter.
    Have a super day.
    Hugs Sue W.

  16. This is such a gorgeous card Kim. Love the image and so beautifully coloured. I have just read you smile page and thoroughly enjoyed it. You have been blogging about the same time as myself. I just can't get enough of it. I am now following you and would love it if you popped across and had a nosey at my blog.
    Hugs Sharon. x

  17. What a delightful delicate card you made, Kim!
    Love it!
    HUgs, Iulia

  18. Adorable image and gorgeous charm and flowers!
    Thanks for playing along at CCC!

  19. Wow what a stunning card, love the image and that sentiment is fab too. I love the flowers too. Thanks for joining us at NMW Challenges and good luck
    Claire xx

  20. Beautiful card and image. Great sentiment and colouring work. Thank you for sharing and joining in at NMWC. Hugs, Velma


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Kim x