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Tuesday 19 November 2013

A Joyful Tilda & Five Weeks Till Christmas? Eeek!

Good evening, I hope you had a great start to your week.  This weekend it hit me hard....Christmas is just around the corner...I need to get my finger out and start getting prepared lol cos I've barely given it a thought.  I kind of like Christmas to feel special so I don't like to start too early...but then again I don't want to be left panicking at the last minute lol.   Anyway, I decided to try and get into the spirit and spent most of my weekend making Christmas cards and I thought I'd share one today.

So I'm not a big fan of traditional Christmas colours in the main.  My tree (always real) is about the only thing in the house at Christmas that is, how it's decorated....not :P  Anyway I decided to go with a Pink Christmas, though it's a violet pink.  The paper is by Maja, not a Christmas collection but this covered it's not like anyone will notice lol.

All papers have been stitched and inked with DI in Vintage photo, I've used some cheesecloth behind the image.

I love, love, love this stamp.  It's A Joyful Tilda, one of the latest collection, love her outfit and she looks so adorable playing in the snow so I used some shabby white frantage to make it look like the snow was flying around.  She's coloured with Copics, my usual skin tones plus RV63, 66 & 69 & E40, 42, 44 for her clothing. I've used some liquid applique and sprinkled it with Glamour Dust for the snow she's standing on.

I've used a few dies here (me using dies?  no big suprise there huh?)  The ones to shape the card are from Go Kreate .  I've also used some Spellbinders Fancy Framed Tags ,  Some Marianne Design Creatables Snowflakes Dies and one of the  La La Land Crafts Stitched Tags, you can find all 3 die sets at Dies to Die For and I've added the links so you can just click on them to find them easily.

I've decorated the inside with the same papers as on the front and added some of the same snowflake stamps, this is an old stamp set of mine from Wild Rose Studios, I think they still make it though. 

Well that's all from me today, though I'll no doubt be sharing more Christmas cards in the following weeks.

I'll be entering this card in the following challenges:


  1. this is so very beautiful! The layout, the colors and of course a cute tilda :)

  2. Pretty, pretty, pretty! Beautifully done! Love the layout and colors! Thank you for joining us at the Magnolia-licious Challenge Blog!

  3. fabulous card Linda, gorgeous colouring and love the layout and details. gorgeous! I love Christmas and our house gets full of white lights and candles, but I don't like it all too soon lol! But it does seem to be creeping up fast now....!
    Kim x

  4. Yeah, that's what I just realized too - X-mas is gonna be here in a minute! [panic] Anyway... There are so many lovely details on your card, I don't know where to watch first. And everything is so perfectly matched! Stunning card. Have a nice, crafty and relaxing day!

  5. A beautiful card with a lovely design and lots of lovely embellies. I love the colours. Marlies

  6. Beautiful card again Linda, those Go Kreate dies are very versatile and unusual shapes, I love 'em. I bought myself some Frantage at the NEC recently but haven't used it yet so thanks for the inspiration on your card.
    I need to start making my Christmas cards too, I've really left it late this year, time has just flown by and those fifty cards just won't make themselves, will they?

  7. wow.. this is absolutely a beautiful card..! your coloring is amazing, perfect design, beautiful design paper, lovely flowers & dies.. They are all compliments to each other. Thank you for joining Tilda's Town this week.
    hugs, shien shien

  8. Such a beautiful card, colors and details are fabulous. Thanks for joining us at Simply Magnolia for our challenge
    hugs Louise

  9. Simply gorgeous...Love it! Congrats!!!

  10. Wow, what do you know - it appears you can't put too much fran-tage on the image, after all! This is perfect, Linda...

  11. WOW! This is stunning Linda. I love the sweet image coloured so beautifully. The papers and details you have added are totally gorgeous too.
    Sue xx

  12. Gorgeous winter card, Linda. Tilda looks adorable and love the pattern on your snowflakes. Thank you for sharing it with us at Magnolia-licious.

  13. Wow! Amazing Card! I love everything about it. Great colouring. Thanks for joining us at Tildas Town. Good luck!
    Hugs Frida

  14. Amazing card with STUNNING colors!!
    hugs, Janiel

  15. Simply gorgeous!

    Hope you have a good weekend!

  16. This is gorgeous Linda!! Love the colours and all the gorgeous embellishments!
    Gina x


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