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Sunday, 14 September 2014

Show the Way Tilda - Monochrome Christmas at Totally Tilda

Happy Sunday everyone!  I hope you're all enjoying your weekend.  First of all I'd like to give a huge welcome to my newest followers (I noticed that I'm now at over 300!) and also a big thank you to my older followers for sticking with me. I'd also like to thank all the lovelies who take the time to leave me such wonderful messages, I really do appreciate it. I am bad at leaving comments, I don't always find the time between a full time job, all my DT work and family/home/friends to visit as many of you as I should and that's why I like to give out Candy from time to time as my way of saying thank you. I should have another for you in a few weeks time.

But enough of my ramblings, and on to the reason I'm here today.
It's time for a new challenge over at Totally Tilda and our theme this time is Monochrome Christmas Tilda.

So to enter your check list is as follows:
  1. Use a Magnolia Tilda stamp (sorry Edwin, it's Tildas only)
  2. Make sure your creation is a Christmas card
  3. Use shades of one colour. You can use white along with your chosen colour and it's acceptable to use normal hair and skin tones to colour Tilda.
and that's it! 

I chose to use shades of pink ranging from almost white right through to a deeper magenta hue.

The shape is cut with a Go Kreate die and the gorgeous papers are the new collection from Pion Design - Days of Winter.  The snowflakes are by La-La Land craft. I popped a little bit of cheesecloth behind my layers and used some lovely pink tulle trim from The Ribbon Girls. All edges (except the snowflakes which I forgot lol) have been inked with Vintage Photo Distress Ink and I've handstiched my layers as usual.

I used Show The Way Tilda, isnt she sweet?  The sentiment is from a Hero Arts set.
She's stamped with Versafine Ink in Vintage Sepia which gives a subtler look to the colouring, but I like to touch in the eyes with a black pencil or marker for definition.
She's stamped onto Watercolour paper (I actually can't remember which one this is as I use a few) and cut out with an MFT postage die. I stamped a few snowflakes with some Memento brilliance ink, and used a little frantage in Shabby Pink and Aged Rose.

The colouring is done with Distress Inks.

Skin: Tattered Rose, Tea Dye
Hair: Antique Linen, Walnut Stain
Clothing: Victorian Velvet, Black Soot

The flowers are a mix from The Ribbon Girl and Wild Orchid Crafts, and I dipped them in glue and some Twinklets glitter to make them look frosted.

I added some gems to the centres of my snowflakes and added a diamante snowflake embellishment from the Handcrafted Card Company.

The inside is decorated with matching papers.  I rarely stitch the insides of my cards because it's just too time consuming with my current schedule.

I've added links to some of the items below that I can remember, you can probably google the rest.

This card will be available in my Etsy shop.
This card is now sold


So why not join in with our easy challenge, I'm sure you still have Christmas cards to make and it's getting closer by the day.  You could win a fabulous prize of a gift token from our wonderful sponsors

Don't forget to check out the rest of the DT's awesome makes on the blog for inspiration, and leave them some love.

I'm entering (and it's a looooong time since I did this) my card into the following challenges:

I'm in the process of cleaning up my blog a bit to help it load faster and just make neater, so don't panic and think you've come to the wrong place if the look changes a bit.

That's all from me, I'll see you again on Tuesday with some more inspiration.  
Have fun! : ) x x


  1. I dont know what to say, WOW THIS IS BEAUTIFUL.
    Hugs Astrid

  2. Really fantastic card!!! I love all of it!!

  3. This is so beautiful as always Linda! Love the shades of pink you've used and your fabulous design.
    Gina x

  4. Beautiful colour way Linda and those flowers are gorgeous. Your Distress Ink colouring is superb, love the subtleness it provides.

  5. Great Choice of Colour for Monochromatic! She is just Adorable!Have a Great Week!

  6. This is a beautiful Christmas card Linda, beautifully coloured, designed and I love the shape too. Thank you for coming over to play with us at Midweek Magnolias. Good luck!
    Hugs Suzi

  7. Your cards are always so beautiful! I love that Tilda image.

  8. Gorgeous Design just perfect for our challenge over at Completely Christmas thank you for sharing with us.....
    Suzy B Owner

  9. Gorgeous card Linda..Thanks for joining us at Midweek Magnolias..Hugz Gayle xx

  10. Gorgeous Christmas card! I love how you used the paper in your design. Thanks for joining us at Midweek Magnolias.


  11. Oh, Dear Lord, this is so pretty, Linda! Love this color and the way you layered it all... Perfect! :)

  12. Love the piks, such a pretty crd, the die cuts are lovely, very sweet
    Hugs Julie P

  13. Gorgeous! I love this sweet Tilda and the pretty snowflakes!


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Linda xx