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:

Recipe:
  • 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!
Hugs,
Leslie

29 comments:

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

    ReplyDelete
  2. It looks fantastic Leslie as a Christmas card!! Great coloring!

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

    Karen

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

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

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

    ReplyDelete
  7. 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

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

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

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

    ReplyDelete
  11. 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.

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

    ReplyDelete
  13. really gorgeous! love the charm
    thanks for playing with us at tilda's town
    hugs
    céline

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

    ReplyDelete
  15. 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

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

    Hugs
    Francesca

    ReplyDelete
  17. 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

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

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

    ReplyDelete
  20. 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.

    ReplyDelete
  21. Awesome Christmas Tilda card Leslie. Love the pretty flowers on this card too. Thanks for sharing :o)
    Hugs,
    Cabio

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

    ReplyDelete
  23. Your creation is beautiful.

    Hugs Ineke

    ReplyDelete
  24. Beautiful card Leslie!!! Love how you colored Tilda. Thanks for visiting my blog.
    Hugs.....Pam:)

    ReplyDelete
  25. This is beautiful. The colors are fabulous.

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

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

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

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

    ReplyDelete
  29. 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

    ReplyDelete

Thanks so much for visiting and taking the time to comment! I love reading them! Have an awesome day! :D