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Friday, 12 September 2014

ICE SKATING - LILI OF THE VALLEY

MY FIRST CHRISTMAS CARD OF 2014
 
I love Christmas and try to make as many cards as I can for friends and family. There's an autumnal feel to the air now and before we know it the colder weather will be here. I love to be warm and snug in my craft room, surrounded with pretty papers and glittery things. Bliss!
 
So, this is my first festive card using a Lili of the Valley stamp
 Ice Skating.
 
 

 
I used kraft card with some white Bazzill, adding some Joy Craft die cut snow flakes, then some pretty lace, ribbon and bead strings from the Ribbon Girl. A double bow holds two Lili of the Valley tags attached to a pearl brad.
 
 
I used Tim Holtz distress re-inkers to colour the image, on watercolour paper and added
copious amounts of Glamour Dust for ice and fur.  I love this cute image, it's a favourite of mine.
 
 
Hugs
 
Christina

Wednesday, 25 June 2014

Tilda with Chanel the Puppy

Tilda with Chanel the Puppy
 
 I am so enjoying this beautiful summer weather.
All the same, my craft room calls to me and I had to make a card. This one uses another of my new stamps. They are so sweet! 
  I used distress re-inkers on Langton hot pressed, Grain Satin paper and Pro-Arte Polar brushes.
 

The papers are Maja - from the Sofiero collection.
 I love the soft pastel colours and ditsy patterns on these papers, they are so pretty.
They are distressed, inked and machine stitched.
 For the inside square, I've used an X Cut die - cutting three strips and joining them together.
The lovely lace and ribbon are from the Ribbon Girl. I added a clear heart to the centre of the bow.
All the pink flowers are available from Wild Orchid Craft.
The metal corner and the resin butterfly have been heat embossed with Fran-tage - Shabby Pink
I also used a tiny amount around the image and Glamour Dust on the bows and petticoat.
 
 
I hope you like her. Thank you for looking in.
Hugs

Entered for ; Tildas Town - Dies & Punches
Christina
xxx

Thursday, 19 June 2014

Strawberry Tilda

STRAWBERRY TILDA 
 
Strawberries are my favourite summer fruit and as Wimbledon approaches, I am sure many of us will be eating strawberries with cream.
For this card I rescued an older Tilda stamp and used Copics to colour her.
The paper is Magnolia, distressed and stitched.
The strawberry charm was a bargain Primark find.
 The strawberry flowers are paper blossoms and the leaves were cut
 with a Marianne die.
The rose ribbon and pearls are all from the Ribbon Girl.
 

 
 
Enjoy your strawberries this summer. 
Hugs
Christina xxx

Wednesday, 18 June 2014

Tilda with Lace Pants

Tilda with Lace Pants

First I must make a big apology for going AWOL for a while.
 A series of unfortunate events meant I had no time to make cards.
Then I came down with shingles and became out of order for a few weeks.
But just back from a lovely holiday in Turkey and I'm ready to reach for my Tilda stamps.
I still have a few new ones to ink.
I made this card post shingles and pre holiday.
Totally fell in love with her cuteness.
She was coloured with distress inks and I used postmarks on the edge.
The papers are from Maja as per usual, all distressed, inked and stitched.
I think most of the lace, ribbon and flowers were from the Ribbon Girl.
There is a doily behind Tilda,
Border -  Do-Crafts  die.
Flags - La-la land die.
So, that's all from me just now.
Hugs
Christina xxx