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Tuesday, 25 January 2011

Christmas All Year Long Blog Hop - January 2011

Welcome to the first Magnolia-licious Christmas All Year Long Blog Hop for 2011.  You can read all about the blog hop HERE.  This is my very first time participating in a blog hop and my first Christmas card for 2011.  If you've come here from Carissa's Blog, you're right on track.  If you just happened to arrive here on your own just click HERE to go back to the start of the blog hop, you don't want to miss any of the fab projects.

Back in December I decided to sign up for the Christmas All Year Long Blog Hop in the hopes that I would have at least 12 Christmas cards made for this year and hopefully some gift tags as well.  You could say it was one of my early New Years Resolutions.  I just love hand made gifts, don't you!  Now on to my card!

My card features two stamps from Magnolia-licious, the adorable Santa Edwin and the Winter Bench stamps.  Looks like Diana has the Santa Edwin stamp in stock and the Winter Bench stamp is on re-order.  If you don't see what you are looking for just drop Diana an email, she will help you the best she can.  If you are interested in the MAGNOLIA-licious Yahoo group click HERE for more information.

I got the idea to make this card using a paper bag from Claudia Rose's Magnolia Blog back in December, click HERE to go to her posting.  What a nice way to send a card and small gift all in one.


I used the following Copics to color my image:

     Skin:  E000, E00, E02, E11, R20
     Hair:  E35, E25, E27
     Santa Suit:  R35, R37, R39
     Mittens:  G85, G94
     Boots: C1, C3, C5,C7
     Bench: E25, E27, E29, E35
     Bench cover: W1, W3, W5

    The paper is from my stash as are the poinsettia's, cherry blossoms and stickers.  The fur on Santa's suit is Twinkling Clouds Flocking (I love this stuff).  I also used some Crystal Stickles on my card to add some extra sparkle.

    The Sentiment is form the Christmas Carole, "Santa Claus Is Comin' To Town".

Thanks so much for stopping by.  Your next stop on the Christmas All Year Long Blog Hop is the very talented Danielle's Blog, who has something fabulous to show you.  I am sure you will love it!



Danielle Champagne said...

Hello Corinne, Wondeful card. Love your coloring of Edwin. and this gorgeous pointsettia. The is inside is just as lovely.
Beautiful! Hugs. Danielle.

Barb Hardeman said...

Hi Corrine! Awwwww this is a very sweet card and now I have that song rolling around in my head! LOL You finished the inside of the card off so beautifully with those darling embellishments.

Monique said...

Oh, this is so cute Corinne.

Hugs Monique

Pen to Paper said...

Corinne, this is so cute! I really love how you've decorated and I really like that poinsettia. Adorable!



Imke said...

Corinne, your card is so beautiful. Love this cutie Edwin and the big poinsetta fits perfect !

angel4031 said...

Corinne this is gorgeous! xx

PaperLace n Card Nook said...

Sop cute thanks for sharing with us Corinne. hugs Carolyn

Kathy said...

This is adorable, love all the detail to the inside as well. A great card, Edwin is colored beautifully.

Sandy said...

Beautiful card Corinne - love the Poinsettia - gorgeous card!!
Sandy Dehon

Julie said...

Just lovely! Lovely coloring and I love the beautiful flower! Thanks for joining the blog hop this month!


Jean said...

Oh Corinne, this card is so adorable.. just perfect for your 1st card of the season.. Love your Edwin and you layout.. the inside is just as adorable.
Hugs, Jean

cabio's craft corner said...

Love both inside and the front of your Edwin card Corinne. Lovely coloring on Edwin and those pointsettias are gorgeous :o)

Carissa said...

Corrine, this is wonderful. Edwin has been beautifully coloured and that flower is so gorgeous.
Hugs, Carissa

Anonymous said...

Love your card Corrine! Always love red and lots of green! Adorable Edwin coloring!
Pam Going Postal

Diane said...

That's a great Christmas card, Corinne and I love the deep red of Snta Edwin's suit with the pointsettia!
Diane x

Stampin'Piper said...

Beautiful card, Edwin is so cute!

Hugs Tanja

Karen said...

Beautiful job, love the inside too

Norma said...

Corinne, what a great start to your Christmas card collection. Love this Santa Edwin--wonderfully coloured. Love that you decorated the inside of your card also.