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Sunday, 12 October 2014

TILDA'S TOWN CHALLENGE - USE YOUR CHRISTMAS STASH

GOOD MORNING FRIENDS
 
Yes, it's Sunday 12th October, and it's time for a new challenge at
TILDA'S TOWN CHALLENGE.
The theme this week is USE YOUR CHRISTMAS STASH
It's an ideal opportunity to make a start on your Christmas cards, so reach for your favourite Magnolia and join in with us.
 
My card uses HAPPY CHRISTMAS TILDA, CHRISTMAS LACE DOOHICKEY and MAGNOLIA DESIGN PAPERS. I made it to resemble a vintage card.
The hanging sentiment tag uses a Lili of the Valley stamp and the lace is from the Ribbon Girl, The poinsettias and the centre die are both made using Marianne Dies. The off white card is Bazzill and has been aged with Distress ink.
 
 
 Tilda has been coloured with Distress re-inkers onto watercolour paper with Glamour dust to her hair bows and lace.
 
 
 Tilda's Town is a most magical shop specializing in Magnolia Stamps & Cutting dies. We carry over 1,400 stamps in stock at all times & over 4,000 dies from all your favorite brands. We offer very competitive shipping rates and we ship worldwide. Visit us at Tilda's Town and live the magic
 
Entered for; Deep Ocean Challenge - Christmas in October
papertake weekly - anything goes
LHASM - 3  embellishments
Simply Magnolia - Lace & Pearls
Midweek Magnolia - Anything Goes
Time for Magnolia Challenge - Bingo = White/dies/text

I look forward to visiting your blogs.

Hugs

Christina x

 

 
 

Monday, 6 October 2014

Lili of the Valley ~ Festive Post

Hello.
Thank you for visiting my blog today.
 
 This is the second Christmas card  of my collection so far and I've used a
~ favourite stamp ~
 Festive Post by Lili of the Valley
 
 
I coloured the image with Distress re-inkers, adding tiny pearls, lots of Glamour dust coated Stickles... and a wooden snowflake, glittered of course! The image and card uses both red and white Bazzill card and the paper is Papermania. Sentiment from Magnolia - lace Ribbon Girl.
 

 How are you getting on with your Christmas cards?
I must admit, I start off loving making them but after six or seven I get a longing to use my pretty papers again.
 
That's all for today. I would love you to leave me a comment if you liked my card.

I would like to enter this card for these challenges
LOTV monthly challenge - Anything Goes
The Ribbon Girl - Glitz & Dazzle
 
Hugs
Christina
xxx

Sunday, 28 September 2014

TIP-TOE TILDA for TILDAS' TOWN

~TILDA'S TOWN CHALLENGE ~ 
 FUSSY & FANCY or CLEAN & LAYERED
 
 Hello Tilda fans, welcome to my blog. 
I have happy news - today  I become part of Tilda's Town Design Team.
  My blog is quite new so I feel honoured to be asked to join this talented team.
I hope you can join in the challenges.
 
 Fussy & Fancy or Clean & Layered
 
This card is "Fussy and Fancy".
 
 If this card were a pizza it would be a fully loaded. There are all sorts of embellishments hiding among the lace and flowers.  I used two Do-hickey dies; Twisted Swirl and Tilda's Heart Lace, both cut from white Bazzill card.
The pretty card shape was cut using Go Kreate dies. I believe all the embellishments, lace and flowers are available from The Ribbon Girl. I have fallen in love with those little wooden hearts, so cute threaded with twine. 




 I stamped Tiptoe Tilda onto Langton Grain Satine watercolour paper and coloured her with Tim Holtz re-inkers.  She has Glamour Dust added to her lace and white pearl stringing round the edge.
 
 I hope you like my card and feel inspired to enter our challenge.
Please join us this week with your card.


 
 
Sending Hugs
Christina
x

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