Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Merry Christmas

Yep, Christmas in July! ;) I created another adorable Tilda card today to enter into a few challenges. I am having so much fun with these stamps, plus I'm getting some much-needed Copics blending practice. I used a record number of Copics for me on this card - 22 colors! And I have to  confess - I used the "Tilda With Wedding Gifts" stamp and made her gifts into Christmas gifts! I used a bookplate from my stash and painted it with Gesso, then dabbed gold Adirondack ink and walnut stain distress ink on it. I cut the "Merry Christmas" sentiment from a scrap piece of the patterned Christmas paper that I used for the background. That was a fun little project in itself! I had a great time today while hubby was working!

I'm entering "Merry Christmas" into the following challenges:

  • Gina K Designs Pure Luxury ivory, kraft and chocolate cardstock
  • Neutral patterned and plain Christmas papers from stash; brown patterned paper from stash; Echo Park Dots & Stripes 6x6 paper
  • Magnolia "Tilda With Wedding Gifts" stamp
  • Memento Tuxedo Black ink
  • Copics: E000/00/07/11/29/33/99, YR01, YG11/13/17, R00/20/22/24/27/32, G05/12/14/20/24
  • Spellbinders Classic Scallops dies
  • Magnolia Doohickey Tilda Lace Die
  • Ranger Walnut Stain distress ink
  • Cuttlebug Swiss Dots embossing folder
  • Leaf flourishes cut with Cricut Expression and "Wall Decor & More" cartridge
  • Assorted Wild Orchid Flowers
  • Bookplate, Gesso, Adirondack Gold Mixative ink
  • Crocheted lace; ribbon; Christmas stocking charm from stash
  • Rox Ice Chocolate Delight gemstone; Want2Scrap LeCreme flat-back pearls

This is the inspiration photo for the Magnolia-licious Challenge Blog "Neutrals and Lace" Challenge

Thanks so much for stopping by - see you next time!


Karen said...

Very pretty! (considering its 99 degrees here and it is hard to think Christmas in the heat! lol)

Kelly Schelske said...

It looks fantastic Leslie as a Christmas card!! Great coloring!

Paper Tails said...

Your card is precious! I love all the details....


Sheri said...

Love all of the details you used on this one. Your coloring is great!

julieprice3 said...

Love the little stocking charm, very pretty card
hugs Julie P

Joann Burton said...

How sweet and my fav part is that charm. Just adorable. joann sassy raggedy

brenda said...

Your card is delightful Leslie, a lovely colour palette and so much attention to detail.

Thanks so much for sharing your 'Crafty Passion' with us at Stampalot Challenge this month.

B x

Sharon said...

A beautiful card Leslie. Love the colours and your floral arrangement is superb. x

Suzi said...

Gorgeous Christmas card Leslie, love the colour combo and your flower display. Tilda is adorable.
Suzi x

Paula said...

Beautiful. The colors are great together. And good for you on making Christmas cards!!

Laura said...

Yay! Merry Christmas! Your card is so pretty. I love all of the elements and details, and how you have used this Tilda in a different way.

Laura C.

Joann Burton said...

Great Christmas Card. It is fantastic. Thanks for joining us this week at Whimay's. joann sassy raggedy

Céline said...

really gorgeous! love the charm
thanks for playing with us at tilda's town

pinky said...

Its just gorgeous. Thanks for joining us at Stampalot this month.

Rene said...

This is beautiful! Just stunning! Thank you so much for joining us at Tilda's Town this week! Good luck and I hope to see you back Friday!
Rene :D

Francesca said...

Wonderful creation
Thanks for joining us at Sir Stampalot challenge this Month
and good luck!


Ira Huberts said...

What a sweet card Leslie, you are such a smart girl, starting already! Thanks for your sweet comment on my blog, have a great weekend, hugs, Ira xox

Tina Makuc said...

Beautiful card Leslie!!
So many gorgeous details!!!
Thanks for playing with us at Tilda's Town this week!!!
Hugs, Tina

Cathy Lee said...

Tilda is so sweet on your card, Leslie. These stamps are so versatile. Lovely touch with the flowers, charm and sentiment.
Cathy Lee

Danielle said...

Very lovely card, Leslie, I like the idea of a Christmas card in these shades of brown, cute charm and lace, and of course, pretty tilda very nicely colored. Hugs.

cabio's craft corner said...

Awesome Christmas Tilda card Leslie. Love the pretty flowers on this card too. Thanks for sharing :o)

Diana Crick said...

Very pretty card Leslie, love the flower flourish. Beautifully colored.
hugs, Diana

Liefs Ineke said...

Your creation is beautiful.

Hugs Ineke

Pam said...

Beautiful card Leslie!!! Love how you colored Tilda. Thanks for visiting my blog.

Tonya said...

This is beautiful. The colors are fabulous.

Ruth said...

Very pretty! Thanks for joining the Sir Stampalot challenge this month, Ruth :)

Sally H said...

So cute! Thanks so much for sharing your crafty passions with us at Sir stampalot this month and good luck!

Janiel/ janny said...

Hi Leslie............ This is a beautiful card dear!!!!

hugs.....and thanks for joining us at Magnoila-lious...

Dora said...

This is gorgeous, love the image and beautiful flowers and colours. Thank you for joining us at Hooked on Crafts this month and good luck xx